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10-16-2009, 09:29 AM #1
Dravid dropped; Sehwag, Yuvraj return for Oz series
Chennai: Veteran batsman Rahul David was today dropped while the dashing duo of Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh returned to India's 15-member squad for the first two cricket one-dayers of a seven-match series against Australia starting October 25.
Dravid, who was surprisingly named in India's Champions Trophy squad, found himself out of favour again after just one tournament.
Out of form pacer R P Singh, wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik and young all-rounder Abhishek Nayar were also left out of the squad announced by the BCCI after a meeting of the selection of its panel here.
Rookie Uttar Pradesh pacer Sudeep Tyagi was the lone new face in the squad, which also marked the return of Munaf Patel and young all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja.
The BCCI said Yuvraj, who is currently nursing a fractured finger, will be completely fit by October 28 for the second one-dayer in Nagpur and might be available for the first one-dayer as well on October 25 in Vadodara.
"Selectors are advised that Yuvraj would definitely be fit to play on October 28. It is possible that he may be able to play the first match as well," BCCI secretary N Srinivasan said in a statement.
"The decision on the playing XI for the first match will be made based on Yuvraj's fitness on October 25," he added.
Sehwag, meanwhile, has already recovered from his shoulder injury and is currently playing in the Champions League Twenty20.
India squad: MS Dhoni (capt/wk), Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Ashish Nehra, Munaf Patel, Sudeep Tyagi, Praveen Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra.
10-18-2009, 12:17 AM #2
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yay! Yuvi is back!!!A sig dedicated to my hero!!
10-18-2009, 07:20 AM #3
i think its ok with dropping dravid ... but i m happy to see sehwag and yuvi back in the squad