16 Feb 2011

Tendulkar to play against New Zealand

10:18 am on 16 February 2011

India will play their full-strenght batting lineup in tonight's final World Cup cricket warmup match against New Zealand in Chennai.

For the first time in 15 months the homesides top order is at full strength with Sachin Tendulkar included for today's game after missing the match against Australia earlier this week.

Tendulkar will replace Gautam Gambhir at number three.

Tendulkar was forced out of their recent tour of South Africa with a hamstring injury.

The match is a 50 thousand sell out.