World T20: Yuvraj, Raina miss India practice

Colombo: The Indian team returned to the nets for the first time since their win over Afghanistan but Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina were missing in action. This is scheduled to be a long session which will run from 2 to 5 but the duo are unwell.

Yuvraj, who performed well for India with the ball in the game against the Afghans, is down with a sore throat while Raina has an upset stomach. Team officials have said that the ailments shouldn't keep the players down for too long.

This isn't the first time that players have been affected by an upset tummy this World T20. Five South African players were brought down by the stomach bug but that didn't stop them from dismantling the Zimbabweans last time.

Meanwhile, there is going to be some cricket in India's group today. England will take on Afghanistan, who given their performance against India will be hoping to give the champs a scare as well.

Dhoni and Gambhir at a practice session. Reuters

England, on the other hand, will look to make sure of their passage to the Super Eights. If they can win, then the match against India will provide them with another opportunity to experiment.

India, however, are in a good position. They have a few more days to firm up their starting XI. The bowling definitely needs to be sorted out — and the nets might be the time for Dinda and Piyush Chawla to
make a claim.