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Last Updated:  Tuesday, 7 January, 2003, 08:13 GMT

Virender Sehwag
Virender Sehwag
Born: 20/10/78
Team: Delhi
ODI debut: 01/04/99
Past World Cups: -

Right-handed batsman
Right-arm off-break bowler

Sehwag was unlucky not to make the last World Cup in England, but that did not dishearten the player, who has since gone on to play regularly for India.

The Delhi star made his debut against Pakistan back in 1999, although it is one he would like to forget.

After scoring just a single run in the India innings, his three overs of off spin went for 35 runs. Pakistan won by seven wickets.

Impressive performances in the domestic Ranji Trophy were good enough to see him selected for the the visit of Australia in 2000/2001.

In the opening one-day contest Sehwag struck a half century and took three wickets but unfortunately, for him, a fractured finger forced him to miss the rest of the series.

But Sehwag bounced back impressively in a Sri Lanka tri-series and then scored a debut Test ton in the first Test against South Africa in 2001.

He has gone from strength to strength and is sure to make an impression at the World Cup.

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