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|November 16, 1999||
Srinath to replace injured Jadeja: Sachin
Indian skipper Sachin Tendulkar today said that speedster Javagal Srinath, who had been rested in view of the hectic Australian tour which begins at the end of the month, will replace an injured Ajay Jadeja for the crunch encounter against New Zealand at the Ferozeshah Kotla tomorrow.
Earlier in the day, the Indian team management had denied that any of the Karnataka trio of Javgal Srinath, Venkatesh Prasad and Anil Kumble had been called in for the final one-day match between the two countries.
Tendulkar acknowledged that his team will be under pressure following New Zealand's comprehensive 48-run victory in the fourth one-dayer at Guwahati.
''We will put everything in place and even take extra effort to clinch the five-match one-day series,'' he told reporters after a strenuous net session at the Palam ground.
When asked whether the team took the Kiwis for granted in the fourth one-dayer at Guwahati, Tendulkar said: ''We never take our opponents lightly and there has never been a question was of underestimating them.''
Tendulkar said the shorter version of the game "completely depends on a performance on a particular day". However, the skipper predicted that tomorrow's tie will be a game of strong nerves as the series is evenly poised at 2-2.
"The wicket at the Ferozeshah Kotla is a typical one-day pitch," Tendulkar said, adding that "inspection of the track before the match will decide the team and the post-toss strategy.
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