Indian selectors have named their squad for the Tri-series against Australia and England to be played in Australia from January 18 – and also their ICC Cricket World Cup squad.The selection committee met in Mumbai to finalize the squad and were joined by Dhoni and coach, Duncan Fletcher via teleconference.
India have only 4 survivors from their 2011 campaign – MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli and R Ashwin. The rest of the squad will be featuring in the 50-over World Cup for the first time. Ravindra Jadeja has been included in the squad although he is nursing a injury but the selectors took the call after consulting the physio, Nitin Patel.
“Jadeja, at present, is undergoing a rehabilitation program. He is doing wonderfully well. Today, we had a detailed discussion with the physio of BCCI and we are quite hopeful that, within next ten days, he will be fit,” said BCCI secretary, Sanjay Patel.
When specifically asked about Yuvraj Singh, Patel did not get into details but admitted that Yuvraj was under consideration.
“Not only Yuvraj Singh, a lot of other players were also discussed apart from the 30, and after a lot of deliberation the team was finalised, in the presence of all the five selectors as well as captain MS Dhoni and coach Duncan Fletcher, who were there on conference call,” said Patel.
India’s 15-man squad for ICC Cricket World Cup, 2015 has been announced. One of the biggest questions leading up to the selection meeting was if Yuvraj Singh will make the final cut. The left-hander has been in prolific form in the Ranji Trophy, notching up three tons on the trot, but did not find a place in the squad.
The Indian squad for the Carlton Mid Tri Series
MS Dhoni (Captain), Virat Kohli (V Captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Stuart Binny, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Ambati Rayudu, Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Md. Shami, Umesh Yadav, Mohit Sharma, Ishant Sharma, Dhawal Kulkarni
Indian squad for the ICC CWC – 2015
MS Dhoni (Captain), Virat Kohli (V Captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma (see below smashing record ODI score), Stuart Binny, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Ambati Rayudu, Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Md. Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma.