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Last stint likely in Australia
- Srinath’s fitness may be assessed after 2-3 weeks

Bangalore: Jawagal Srinath, who is recuperating from a (right) knee injury, may eventually make himself available for the tour of Australia from end November. According to well-placed sources of The Telegraph, that trip will then be his last association with Team India.

Srinath, who briefly dropped in at the conditioning camp on Wednesday, is understood to have had a one-on-one with captain Sourav Ganguly and coach John Wright. Significantly, both are of the view that the 33-year-old still has some meaningful cricket left.

Meanwhile, Srinath’s fitness is likely to be “assessed” by physio Andrew Leipus after two-three weeks. Apparently, that will be done in the lead-up to the September 10-14 Challenger here. The quick, of course, isn’t available for that tournament.

It’s to be seen, though, whether Srinath makes himself available either for the two-Test series against New Zealand (October 8-20) or the triangular immediately after that (October 23-November 18).

Srinath’s last India appearance was during the February-March World Cup. His debut was back in 1991-92.

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