Cricket-Injured Tendulkar doubtful for Australia tests

MUMBAI, Sept 20 - India batsman Sachin Tendulkar
could miss the four-test series against Australia starting in
Bangalore on Oct. 9 after injury ruled him out of a premier
domestic competition match next week.

Tendulkar suffered an elbow injury during the third test in
Sri Lanka last month which forced him out of the subsequent
one-day series.

He had declared himself available for the Irani Trophy
match, seen as a selection game for the Australia series, but
the physiotherapist at the National Cricket Academy advised
another week's rest to recuperate.

"He is not playing the Irani Trophy as he has been advised
a week of rehabilitation," Ratnakar Shetty, the board's chief
administrative officer, told reporters on Saturday.

Tendulkar missed the first two tests of Australia's last
tour four years ago due to tennis elbow.

(Reporting by Sanjay Rajan; Editing by xxx)