Sachin's fitness to be assessed on May 4

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Mumbai, May 1 (UNI) A decision on whether to play Sachin Tendulkar, captain of Mumbai Indians who is struggling to overcome a groin injury, in the next match against the Delhi Daredevils on Sunday will be taken only on the day of the match, said coach Lalchand Rajput today.

Speaking to mediapersons after the team's practice session at the MCA's Bandra Kurla Complex, Rajput said ''Sachin had net practice today. There are still two more days to go for the match. We will take a call on his fitness on May 4. Today he batted all right.

Hopefully, he gets fully fit before the next match.'' The batting maestro sustained the groin injury during the tri-series Down Under. It was aggravated when he turned out for India against South Africa in the first Test at Chennai in March. He had not played since then for over a month.

In his absence from the playing XI, the Reliance Industries-owned franchise team lost their first four ties before earning a maiden victory over Kolkata Knight Riders on April 29 at the Eden Gardens, and are languishing at the bottom of the eight-team league table.

The Mumbai outfit have lost to Royal Challengers at home, Chennai Super Kings and King's XI away, and Deccan Chargers at home, before putting it across Sourav Ganguly's Kolkata team, away, for their first points in the Twenty20 league.

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