Injured Sehwag out of IPL, may miss Windies tour

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Reuters) - Delhi Daredevils captain Virender Sehwag will miss the remainder of the Indian Premier League to undergo a shoulder operation which also makes him doubtful for India’s tour of West Indies starting next month.

The swashbuckling 32-year-old opener will travel to England for the surgery.

“We will miss Virender Sehwag as he has been the pillar for Daredevils. But we also know how important it is for Sehwag to get the surgery done and be fit for future matches,” Daredevils director P B Vanchi said in a statement. “We wish him a speedy recovery and hope he will soon be back in action for both Daredevils and India.” Delhi will be led by Australian James Hopes in the remaining three IPL matches.

Sehwag’s troublesome shoulder kept him out of two Twenty20 World Cups and the one-day series in South Africa this year.

India are scheduled to play one Twenty20, five one-day internationals and three test matches in West Indies.