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Tendulkar and Zaheer rested..

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    Default Tendulkar and Zaheer rested..

    So while we were hoping to bounce back against west-indies here comes the news that zaheer and tendulkar will be rested, The story doesn't end here, it becomes more painful when Sehwag and Raina ruled out of squad because of injury.. Munaf and irfan are dropped from squad.

    West-Indies now have good quality pace bowlers who groomed beautifully because of IPL are ready to welcome indians with their bouncers.. We really need to show the world that we're not backing off...

    India's squad to West Indies

    MS Dhoni (capt/wk).
    Yuvraj Singh.
    Gautam Gambhir.
    Rohit Sharma.
    Harbhajan Singh.
    Pragyan Ojha.
    Yusuf Pathan.
    M Vijay.
    S Badrinath.
    RP Singh.
    Praveen Kumar.
    Ishant Sharma.
    Abhishek Nayar.
    Ashish Nehra.
    Ravindra Jadeja.
    Dinesh Karthik.


    Sachin Tendulkar (finger injury).
    Zaheer Khan (shoulder injury).
    Virender Sehwag (shoulder injury).
    Suresh Raina (hairline fracture of the thumb).
    Munaf Patel (Dropped).
    Irfan Pathan (Dropped).


    Ashish Nehra
    Abhishek Nayar
    RP Singh
    Ravindra Jadeja
    S Badrinath
    M Vijay

    As expected, injuries and fatigue concerns mean India will be four short of their first-choice squad for the four ODIs in the West Indies. While Virender Sehwag (shoulder injury) and Suresh Raina (hairline fracture on the thumb) were rendered unavailable, Sachin Tendulkar opted to rest due to a finger injury picked up during the IPL and Zaheer Khan, recovering from his shoulder injury, was given some rest. The selectors, who met via a teleconference between Mumbai and England, also dropped Munaf Patel and Irfan Pathan, who went to New Zealand as part of the 16-man ODI squad.

    M Vijay, India's third opener in Tests, took Sehwag's place. Ashish Nehra, who did well for Delhi Daredevils in the IPL, returns after a four-year absence, and RP Singh, another bowler making a comeback through the IPL, replaced Munaf. Raina's place went to Chennai Super Kings team-mate S Badrinath. The vacancies created by Tendulkar and Irfan were filled by allrounders Ravindra Jadeja and Abhishek Nayar.

    This selection committee was handed a mostly settled team, and this is the first time in their tenure that they have had to make so many decisions. Most of it, coming on the heels of an ordinary World Twenty20, is necessitated by injuries. The make-up of the newcomers to the squad suggests equal importance was given to performances in traditional domestic cricket, and in the IPL. If Nehra, who missed of the domestic season, is selected on the back of his performances in South Africa (19 wickets, economy-rate of 7.68), Badrinath and Vijay have been in contention for quite a while, thanks to their performances in the Ranji Trophy. Vijay is the opener in a more conventional sense, and will free Rohit Sharma for his usual middle-order role. Virat Kohli and Manish Pandey, other candidates for the batting slots, won't have much to complain about at this point.

    This selection is also an important show of faith for Ravindra Jadeja, who drew a lot of flak for his 35-ball 25 in the game that India got knocked out of the World Twenty20. Nayar has been a consistent performer for Mumbai in both forms of Ranji Trophy, and showed glimpses of his ability during the IPL too. The biggest success stories from the IPL, though, are Nehra and RP.

    But more interesting are the choices that the selectors made, not the ones they were forced to make. Munaf and Irfan were dropped from what has been a successful ODI side, and that should worry them. Munaf's form veered from the effective to the ordinary during the ODIs and the Tests in New Zealand, and accordingly he was not taken to England despite his impressive work for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL. Munaf's Test spot will also be on the line, especially if RP starts doing well. Irfan, though, played in the World Twenty20 but was not included in the final XIs for India's last two games.
    So what do you think about the squad, According to me the moral is down and we will miss trump players but still this team is capable to win the series.. Your thoughts..

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    Is this ODI squad or squad for both ODI & test.
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    Yes it can still win but now its no more a WILL WIN team now it has become MAY WIN team thats all.

    The main key players are missing like viru, zaheer & Sachin. So now i dont have any interest in that series

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    This is ODI Squad.. I guess we're playing only 4 ODI's... No test..

    Quote Originally Posted by kirankumargb View Post
    The main key players are missing like viru, zaheer & Sachin. So now i dont have any interest in that series
    And why don't you have any interest in that series, Indian team does/should/must not revolve around it's key players, And that exactly was happening for quite a while (When we trust only sachin).. I've faith in this team, You should also have some faith... Rest it depend how they play...
    Last edited by gothic_coder; 17th June 2009 at 05:52 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Dropping Irfan Pathan is again a bad decision...

    Baki comments baad mein likhunga..

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    this squad does not have a single player who can play on the back foot. would be a failure against real fast short pitched and short of good length deliveries.

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