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Monday, January 17, 2011

Indian Team for ICC World Cup 2011 | Teams and Squad

Indian team for the world Cup Cricket is announced from Chennai. The five members selection commitee finalised the last 15 playing member for the side. Earlier 30-members probable was announced. Rohit Sharma, Sreesanth, Ishant Sharma and pragyan Ojha could not make their place for this mega event.

The team comes as this:
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt/wk), Virender Sehwag (Vice-capt), Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Munaf Patel, Praveen Kumar, Yusuf Pathan, Piyush Chawla, R Ashwin, Ashish Nehra.

The team consists of four pacers lead by Zaheer Khan. He will be followed by Ashish Nehra, Munaf Patel and Praveen Kumar. In the spinning department Harbhajan Singh will be helped by off-spinners R Ashwin and leg-spinner Piyush Chawla. Interesting, Piyush Chawla was not playing any ODIs since 2008 July. He's in the squad against SA but hasn't played both the ODIs.

Fitness of Tendulkar was said not be of big concern. Earlier he returned home after playing 1st ODI against SA due to injury. Tendulkar will be fully available for his sixth and maybe last World Cup for Team India.

Rohit Sharma could not find his place in the side before Suresh Raina and Virat Kohli. Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir will be opening the side. But it might be Virat Kohli who will help the team if the duo will be unvailable during any matches in WC. Yusuf Pathan, Yuvraj Singh and Dhoni will be holding keys for the middle order.

The team hasn't picked up any extra wicket-keeper in the 15-man squad. Dinesh Karthik was expected but he also could not make into the side. Interesting to see if Dhoni becomes unavailable or the team can't be resting Dhoni in any match of World Cup.


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