Yuvraj, Rohit to miss warm-up tie against New Zealand

Star all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has joined the Indian squad and seemed in high spirits following an illness that kept him out of the team's first warm-up match against New Zealand.

BCCI tweeted that there are no major health concerns and Yuvi is making a steady progress from viral fever. "There are no major health concerns and he is recuperating well, to the satisfaction of the medical team", a BCCI media release stated.

However, one notable absentee from the nets and the warm-up match has been Yuvraj Singh.

Yuvraj was down with viral fever after the Indian team touched down in London and the southpaw hasn't participated in training since.

Meanwhile, opener Rohit Sharma will also miss the practice match against New Zealand. India's second warm-up encounter is scheduled versus Bangladesh, whereas they open their campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan. Being the defending team, the pressure is further heightened for Virat Kohli's team. "When we went out there the last time we just wanted to enjoy", said Kohli.

Former India captain Kapil Dev had said he hoped the row would not affect performances on the field.

"Whatever happens otherwise, let the administrators take care of that", the legendary all-rounder said. "But trust me the revenue matter had nothing to do with the Champions Trophy".

In reply, India were 129 for 3 in 26 overs, when rain stopped play but they were comfortably ahead of the Black Caps as per Duckworth-Lewis par score of 84 after 26 overs.

Virat Kohli and Co. will lock horns with Sri Lanka on June 8 and play South Africa on June 11.

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