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Dhoni, Harbhajan set to play second Test

Dhoni, Harbhajan set to play second Test

Dhoni and Harbhajan are recovering fast, says team manager Arshad Ayub.

Chittagong: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and off-spinner Harbhajan Singh are recovering fast and they are set to play the second Test against Bangladesh in Dhaka from January 24, team manager Arshad Ayub said here on Tuesday.

"(M S) Dhoni is fast improving from his injury (back spasm). He batted and bowled at the nets (after third day's play). For Harbhajan Singh, he has recovered 80-85 per cent and in a couple of days he would be fully all right," Ayub said at the press conference after third day's play of the first Test here.

Dhoni was a ruled out a day ahead of the first Test at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Cricket Stadium due to back spasm and vice-captain Virender Sehwag is leading the visiting side in his absence.

Harbhajan was not considered for the Test on the morning of the match due to a stiff neck after he was included in the list of 12 players.

first published:January 19, 2010, 22:18 IST