India in Australia 2011-12 January 15, 2012

Tendulkar back in ODI squad

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Sachin Tendulkar has been picked in India's limited-overs squad for the first time since the World Cup. He will stay on after the Test series in Australia for the one-day tri-series that also features Sri Lanka. Praveen Kumar, the India medium-pacer who missed the Tests due to a fractured rib, is also a part of the 17-man limited-overs squad. India will play two Twenty20 internationals in Australia followed by the ODI tri-series, which will be played from February 5 to March 8.

The rest of the limited-overs squad is similar to the one that was picked for the fourth and fifth ODIs against West Indies at home in December last year. Irfan Pathan, who played his first international for India in more than two years during that series, has retained his place in the squad. Zaheer Khan, who like Tendulkar has not played an ODI since the World Cup final, will also stay on for the limited-over games. Umesh Yadav and R Vinay Kumar make up the rest of the fast-bowling department.

Rahul Sharma, the legspinner who impressed during the series against West Indies, has been selected as the second spinner alongside R Ashwin. Manoj Tiwary scored his maiden ODI hundred in the fifth ODI against West Indies and is part of the squad again, which means there is no place for Ajinkya Rahane, who was part of the Test squad. Parthiv Patel has been picked as the reserve wicketkeeper despite his poor run with the bat in recent ODIs. Ravindra Jadeja, who has occupied the allrounder's spot in the limited-overs side since the one-day leg of the tour of England, has also been selected.

Yuvraj Singh's time away from cricket continues as he has not yet fully recovered from the non-malignant lung tumour that has kept him out of the team since the home ODIs against West Indies.

Squad: MS Dhoni (capt & wk), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Sachin Tendulkar, Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Manoj Tiwary, Parthiv Patel (wk), Zaheer Khan, Umesh Yadav, Irfan Pathan, R Vinay Kumar, Praveen Kumar, Rahul Sharma, R Ashwin

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  • POSTED BY NikhilNair on | January 18, 2012, 15:53 GMT

    agree with smullerpaten. Robin is a big hitter down the order and Parthiv is a top order batsman. We already have enough players for the top 3 with Sehwag, Gambhir and Sachin who all can open the inning. Anyways, on the whole, the team looks well balanced. I'm quite happy that Bhajji wasn't picked, not because he is a bad bowler, but it's about time we picked new, fresh spinners. I don't mind if they struggle now, because Ashwin, Ohja and Rahul Sharma have has potential to perform in the long run. And PLEASE selectors... PLEASE don't pick Vinay Kumar! I don't care if he's a legend at first-class level... but India need FAST-BOWLERS to succeed in the long run! NOT a guy who bowls 125kmph-130kmph! I would rather have Shahid afridi instead of a bowler like Vinay Kumar. We already have Praveen who is bit faster, and a lot better bowler. And I hope Umesh will be picked again for the ODI's... he has a great future! Good luck India! Don't mess up like you did in tests :)

  • POSTED BY mano.mcse on | January 18, 2012, 14:19 GMT

    dont blame sachin. he is a legend in entire world

  • POSTED BY mano.mcse on | January 18, 2012, 14:05 GMT

    don't forget, Sachin is a legend in entire world cricket.don't blame him, he is not a machine.

  • POSTED BY on | January 18, 2012, 5:56 GMT

    Sachin should take some rest , dreaming abt his 100th 100 man !!!!!

  • POSTED BY smullerpaten on | January 18, 2012, 1:34 GMT

    Instead of Parthiv Patel, They should have picked Robin Uthappa as he is a better hitter than Parthiv. Robin can do wicketkeeping in case Dhoni does not play, which he has done admirably for Karnataka, RCB and Pune Warriors.Robin can also be a floater in the batting position.

  • POSTED BY on | January 17, 2012, 14:23 GMT

    Yet another step backwards for the Indian's by including Tendulkar. They clearly have learnt nothing from the absolute hammerings they have received at the hands of England and Australia... The inculsion of old, old of form and past their best player is only going to cause long term pain. The inclusion of Tendulkar is completely self indulgent as well and hardly has the best interest of his nation at heart. There is no way he would have made himself available if he had managed to get his 100th century... What a joke indian cricket is at the moment! It just illustrates he views himself as bigger and more important than the team, which for the most part, has held india back throughout his career. Looking forward to continued low scores from sachin and pummelling at the hand of the Aussie team over in the final test and throughout the ODI and T20 series.

  • POSTED BY on | January 17, 2012, 12:29 GMT

    Gambhir 2. Tandulkar 3. Vitat 4. Sehwag 5. Raina 6. Jadeja 7. Dhoni 8. Ashvin 9. Praveen 10. Yadav 11. Zahir

  • POSTED BY on | January 17, 2012, 11:52 GMT

    My 11 would be

    Opening 1. Sachin 2. Sehwag 3. Gambhir 4. Kohli 5. Raina 6. Dhoni 7. Jadeja 8. Ashwin/Irfan 9. Zaheer 10. Praveen 11. Umesh

  • POSTED BY Amaan_d on | January 17, 2012, 11:23 GMT

    My 11 - 1. Gambhir 2. Sehwag 3. Raina 4. Sachin 5. Kohli 6. Sharma 7. Dhoni 8. Ashwin 9. Parveen 10. Zaheer 11. Yadav

  • POSTED BY I_Love_Cricket_7 on | January 17, 2012, 10:38 GMT

    My 11 will be 1. Sehwag 2. Tendulkar 3. Gambhir 4. Kohli 5. Rohit 6. Raina 7. Dhoni 8.Irfan 9. Ashwin 10. Praveen 11. Zaheer. Jadeja is not tested in Eng & Aus so don't expect him to bat well here so he is not in my list. Yadav will be slogged in oneday due to inconsistency of his line & length. Kohli Rohit Raina & Sehwag will do the 5th bowler's role. I believe Irfan, Ashwin , Praveen can bat a bit.

  • POSTED BY NikhilNair on | January 18, 2012, 15:53 GMT

    agree with smullerpaten. Robin is a big hitter down the order and Parthiv is a top order batsman. We already have enough players for the top 3 with Sehwag, Gambhir and Sachin who all can open the inning. Anyways, on the whole, the team looks well balanced. I'm quite happy that Bhajji wasn't picked, not because he is a bad bowler, but it's about time we picked new, fresh spinners. I don't mind if they struggle now, because Ashwin, Ohja and Rahul Sharma have has potential to perform in the long run. And PLEASE selectors... PLEASE don't pick Vinay Kumar! I don't care if he's a legend at first-class level... but India need FAST-BOWLERS to succeed in the long run! NOT a guy who bowls 125kmph-130kmph! I would rather have Shahid afridi instead of a bowler like Vinay Kumar. We already have Praveen who is bit faster, and a lot better bowler. And I hope Umesh will be picked again for the ODI's... he has a great future! Good luck India! Don't mess up like you did in tests :)

  • POSTED BY mano.mcse on | January 18, 2012, 14:19 GMT

    dont blame sachin. he is a legend in entire world

  • POSTED BY mano.mcse on | January 18, 2012, 14:05 GMT

    don't forget, Sachin is a legend in entire world cricket.don't blame him, he is not a machine.

  • POSTED BY on | January 18, 2012, 5:56 GMT

    Sachin should take some rest , dreaming abt his 100th 100 man !!!!!

  • POSTED BY smullerpaten on | January 18, 2012, 1:34 GMT

    Instead of Parthiv Patel, They should have picked Robin Uthappa as he is a better hitter than Parthiv. Robin can do wicketkeeping in case Dhoni does not play, which he has done admirably for Karnataka, RCB and Pune Warriors.Robin can also be a floater in the batting position.

  • POSTED BY on | January 17, 2012, 14:23 GMT

    Yet another step backwards for the Indian's by including Tendulkar. They clearly have learnt nothing from the absolute hammerings they have received at the hands of England and Australia... The inculsion of old, old of form and past their best player is only going to cause long term pain. The inclusion of Tendulkar is completely self indulgent as well and hardly has the best interest of his nation at heart. There is no way he would have made himself available if he had managed to get his 100th century... What a joke indian cricket is at the moment! It just illustrates he views himself as bigger and more important than the team, which for the most part, has held india back throughout his career. Looking forward to continued low scores from sachin and pummelling at the hand of the Aussie team over in the final test and throughout the ODI and T20 series.

  • POSTED BY on | January 17, 2012, 12:29 GMT

    Gambhir 2. Tandulkar 3. Vitat 4. Sehwag 5. Raina 6. Jadeja 7. Dhoni 8. Ashvin 9. Praveen 10. Yadav 11. Zahir

  • POSTED BY on | January 17, 2012, 11:52 GMT

    My 11 would be

    Opening 1. Sachin 2. Sehwag 3. Gambhir 4. Kohli 5. Raina 6. Dhoni 7. Jadeja 8. Ashwin/Irfan 9. Zaheer 10. Praveen 11. Umesh

  • POSTED BY Amaan_d on | January 17, 2012, 11:23 GMT

    My 11 - 1. Gambhir 2. Sehwag 3. Raina 4. Sachin 5. Kohli 6. Sharma 7. Dhoni 8. Ashwin 9. Parveen 10. Zaheer 11. Yadav

  • POSTED BY I_Love_Cricket_7 on | January 17, 2012, 10:38 GMT

    My 11 will be 1. Sehwag 2. Tendulkar 3. Gambhir 4. Kohli 5. Rohit 6. Raina 7. Dhoni 8.Irfan 9. Ashwin 10. Praveen 11. Zaheer. Jadeja is not tested in Eng & Aus so don't expect him to bat well here so he is not in my list. Yadav will be slogged in oneday due to inconsistency of his line & length. Kohli Rohit Raina & Sehwag will do the 5th bowler's role. I believe Irfan, Ashwin , Praveen can bat a bit.

  • POSTED BY Preyansh on | January 17, 2012, 10:15 GMT

    For those who thinks SRT is not worth anymore / over rated / should retire : Sachin is not only a player but a coach as well. Many occasions we saw him giving tips to bowlers. He was the one who helped team to decode Ajanta Mendis bowling. He is the one who has won may matches for India again Single Handed. ( Sharjah, World Cup 96/99/2003/2011, 2007 Australia Tri Series and many more ( Websites could be referred if you are new as cricket fan ) moreover every player have right to extend his career by choosing the series they want to play, even after this Sachin is choosing to play only against good teams for team's benifit. Sachin never talks about his contribution on or off the field you may guess by 2011 WC, every player was playing for Sachin or by Bhajji's Gesture after he completed 1st test century or by Yuvraj's gesture while he was celebrating his century against Srilanka having Mendis in playing 11.

  • POSTED BY on | January 17, 2012, 9:52 GMT

    Sachin is great before 2011, But this old man wants money and records this is not suitable for cricket ERASE from team (why selectors not looking youth -ONE AND ONLY PERSON KOHLI WAS SHINE IN BATTING & YADAV FROM BOWLING END think it......)

  • POSTED BY Rami on | January 17, 2012, 7:46 GMT

    My First 11 would be: 1. Virender Sehwag 2. Sachin Tendulkar 3. Virat Kohli 4. Rohit Sharma 5. Suresh Raina 6. M.S.Dhoni 7. Ravindra Jadeja 8. Ravichandran Ashwin 9. Irfan Pathan 10.Praveen Kumar 11.Zaheer Khan

  • POSTED BY Kameshrajulu on | January 17, 2012, 7:42 GMT

    1 Virender Sehwag 2 Sachin Tendulkar 3 Suresh Raina 4 Virat Kohli 5 Rohit Sharma 6  MS Dhoni (capt & wk) 7 Ravindra Jadeja 8 Irfan Pathan 9 R Ashwin 10 Zaheer Khan 11 Umesh Yadav

  • POSTED BY on | January 17, 2012, 7:20 GMT

    Lets make sure he gets a 100 in his first ODI itself...else a fresh talent will be blocked till he gets to a 100 for not sure how many years from now. 2011 went without a century and 2012 started with a mess from the Master Blaster!

    Do not be offended by this and accept the reality 99 is also a good number to settle down.

  • POSTED BY on | January 17, 2012, 6:53 GMT

    ha.. here it comes again.. "Sachin selfish.. his runs r Not for team" I as an Indian, wish all my top order batsmen r as selfish as Sachin.. SRT averages 40+ in this series.. If everyone of the top 6 can score "selfish & not for team cause" 40 runs every innings, guess d result.. wowww.. v wud hv won MCG test.. drawn Sydney and "atleast" took the game to 4th r 5th day in Perth.. So sad, we have only one SELFISH player in the team..

  • POSTED BY satish619chandar on | January 17, 2012, 6:47 GMT

    @here2rock : What makes Tendulkar special.. Because he is Tendulkar.. As simple as that..

  • POSTED BY on | January 17, 2012, 6:28 GMT

    I think u knw wt If Irfan ,RP Singh & Praveen if these ppl were to be there could be there were chances of India winning the test series..as the way they ball wud swing the balls.....It seams like our Indians have been playing in the Indian pitch and now that they are playing in abroad pitch and getting used to it....practicing...they wud get used to it and become strong so dat none of them can beat India....

  • POSTED BY on | January 17, 2012, 5:50 GMT

    Opening : Sachin and Sehwag

    In at 3 : Gautam Gambhir

    In at 4 : Virat Kohli

    In at 5 : Suresh Kumar Raina

    In at 6 : M S Dhoni

    In at 7 : Ravindra Jadeja

  • POSTED BY jiten27 on | January 17, 2012, 5:49 GMT

    for odi selector should pick these players gambhir, parthiv, rohit sharma, tendulker, kohli,raina, dhoni,jadeja, ashwin,irfan,zaheer, now we can see our batting up to the 10th player, if all 10 player makes average 25 run , we can easily make 250 run with no problem, in bowling we have zaheer, irfan, ashwin,, jadeja, rohit, kohli,raina and tendulker. in opening gambhir, parthiv, two left handler make aussi to confuse in bowling they cannot bowl well to left hand batsman very well in opening. rest as follows rohit, tendulker, kohli, raina, dhoni, jadeja, ashwin and irfan, good

  • POSTED BY rkannancrown on | January 17, 2012, 5:48 GMT

    Parthiv Patel & Vinay Kumar must count themselves lucky. Patel's keeping is so poor that India starts with a 20-30 run disadvantage every time he keeps. His average since being recalled is less than 25. so how come he is being selected repeatedly? Dinesh Kartick is probably the best keeper in the country but his biggest advantage is that he has scored runs against quality fast bowling in SA & England. As a substitute fielder, he is streets ahead of the other reserve keepers & is the one to be persisted with. if selectors did not want him, Rayadu or Uthappa would have as good keepers as patel but would have been better batsmen & fielders. Similarly, Vinay Kumar is not India material - he is ok for Ranji level. It would have been good to pick up some 20 -22 year old quicks & give them the chance to learn rather than persist with this pedestrian over the hill bowler who is too fast to be a slow bowler.

  • POSTED BY on | January 17, 2012, 5:42 GMT

    Where is Yousuf? is he unfit. BCCI never ever Nurture all-rounder for examle irfan, JP yadav, Sanjay Bangar, Ajit Aagarkar etc,etc and even Praveen Kumar. On the other hand PCB has developed many all-rounder like Abdul Razak, Azhar Mahamood, Afridi, Shoaib Malik they alllstared their career has specialist bowler or batsmen, Unfortunately BCCI has never done that and that is the reason why India is still finding another Kapildev. To win matches in abroad we need fast bowling all-rounder someonelike Klusner or Kallis but Unfortunately we wont mould the talent we recognise the talent but we never ever nurture them. For Example Sachin Tendulkar is the best leg spinner available but we never used him in the past couple of years. If we have used Viru, Sachin optimally for bowling then there was no need for specialist spinner atleasty in ODIs if they have bowled upto their potential then we would have gone up with 3-4 fast bowlers in the playing eleven.

  • POSTED BY on | January 17, 2012, 5:05 GMT

    our cricket team only depend on Sachin so don't tell that give a chance to youngster for that that have to be ready mentally

  • POSTED BY Kris7 on | January 17, 2012, 4:13 GMT

    1. Sehwag 2. Tendulkar 3. Kohli 4. Rohit 5. Dhoni 6. Raina 7. Jadeja 8. Ashwin 9. Praveen 10. Zaheer 11. Yadav

    Hope they will not bring more shame on Indian Cricket. I prefer to continue with this same team for test cricket also. Nothing big happens with bringing experts.. I believe Jadeja and all will do something.

    Something is better than nothing :)

  • POSTED BY Ravi2605 on | January 17, 2012, 3:58 GMT

    The best XI men on current form should play for country.. Old men get automatically phased out. But it is only foolish to talk about retiring the only batsman who has looked in some touch in the current series!! What is age?? Who decides whether 35 is right or 42?? Let the performance decide, why even talk about age?? And by the way seniors are blocking entry for which youngster?? After Ganguly retired, one slot for no.6 was freed and till now we have been unable to find one single good youngster to fill that gap and we are talking about finding more?? Raina, Yuvraj, Kohli, all have flopped!! Anyways now Laxman is out of form so he has to retire, but not Sachin and Dravid, who deserve a place on current form... Reputation is for records and so is age.. what matters is performance and only performance!!

  • POSTED BY Ravi2605 on | January 17, 2012, 3:54 GMT

    SACHIN PLAYING FOR RECORDS??? One has to be dumb to talk about Sachin like this. If he wanted records, he could have played against weaker teams, which he has been avoiding for last 2-3 years including recent series against WI

  • POSTED BY on | January 17, 2012, 3:43 GMT

    Even if sachin quits from ODI.. sachin fans will bend backwards to push him in the team.... Sachin might be enjoying his batting... but he needs to walk the way he talk... team priority over his personal ambition!

  • POSTED BY here2rock on | January 17, 2012, 3:06 GMT

    What makes Tendulkar so special? He can pick series when he wants to play and not to play. This is a joke. No cricketer should be given a choice. It should be selectors' call.

  • POSTED BY aa61761 on | January 17, 2012, 3:00 GMT

    SRT should not be dropped at any cost, he is only one century away from huge milestone. 100 international 100's will stand for a very long time. Youngsters will not fair any better in Australia or England. Any way SRT is not doing that bad in Australia. It is the bowling which is failing all the time, not batting. 250+ most of the times on bowler friendly pitches is not a bad score.

  • POSTED BY reggaetone101 on | January 17, 2012, 2:51 GMT

    Sachin will complete his 100 th 100 during the ODIs and retire gracefully :)

  • POSTED BY 11_Diamond on | January 17, 2012, 2:37 GMT

    My 11 would be 1. Sehwag 2. Tendulkar 3. Gambhir 4. Kohli 5. Rohit 6. Dhoni 7. Jadeja 8. Ashwin 9. Praveen 10. Zaheer 11. Yadav for odi series

  • POSTED BY Siddharth_zenox on | January 17, 2012, 2:32 GMT

    and why is this 100th 100 had been made a reason for his comeback ?? lol if he wants it dearly he could have played in the home ODI series that happened before or in the upcoming ODI series that will be coming up in Indian ""deadly "" pitches.. Y select Australia when they are having a good gel of fast bowlers now???? All you need to do is think before you say somethin.... especially if it is someone who had spent 20 years entertaining this vastly differentiated country....

  • POSTED BY Siddharth_zenox on | January 17, 2012, 2:28 GMT

    We Indians are more reflective to an incident than anyone in the world :) Why are people so worried about Tendulkar being in the team ?? he is by far the confident batsmen who will come out of the test series. you people talk like you have a crystal ball that had shown that youngsters will shine :) what was the case of the best youngster you had in the last two years ?? kohli struggled in all overseas games apart from the perth and SCG second innings. Its not that the young talents will start rite away playin best of cricket. do they?? the best way to nourish young talents is by puttin them with good players.... and who among in the above chunk of people have performed well in Australia?? they are going to look up to Dhoni?? Gambhir? or shewag? what he does is best for Indian cricket.... there is a point in not having a senior in a home ODI but away you want someone to install confident..

  • POSTED BY on | January 17, 2012, 2:26 GMT

    Not quite sure what else Dinesh Karthik should do to get into XI. Parthiv Patel after all those performances... really?

  • POSTED BY on | January 17, 2012, 2:17 GMT

    you guys have got to be kidding. sachin's you're only batsmen in form, and you want him to retire?? you're dreaming!! seriously, sachin will have his eyes very much focused on World Cup 2015...Same as ponting. Mark my words ponting will try and retire early 2014 from tests at the end of the 13/14 ashes in oz and play on in ODI till the world cup. sachin will be there to try and finish his career with a victory in oz

  • POSTED BY tylerhans on | January 17, 2012, 1:57 GMT

    Not sure what the big fuss is about sachin... playing alongside sachin lot of players have stepped up their game ... I think we should let the guy influence as much as he can as many as he can. As long as he scores, it is a win win situation.... whats the fuss about one guy to retire... there are 10 other slots... big sachin mania again, get him to retire get him to retire... what a fuss! Get on with it, it is in the best interests of the country's game he continues to play as long as he is fit and scoring runs... he has the ability to influence people and people want to play alongside with him ... it inspires them.... I think Sehwag should retire, he scores a century in ten matches atleast sachin scores better than him.... (wait to see how many chastise me and rightly so...)...but then again... I think gabhir should also retire.. he is out of form anyway

  • POSTED BY DNAU on | January 17, 2012, 1:39 GMT

    Sachin Kohli Gambhir Dhoni Mel 73 11 3 6 32 0 13 23 Syd 41 23 0 57 80 9 83 2 Per 15 44 31 12 8 75 14 2

    Total 249 162 144 102

    I think this will make people think twice before commenting. Sachin if you can still make runs, keep playing mate. Check out the stats for the series.

    http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/records/batting/most_runs_career.html?id=6636;type=series

  • POSTED BY karthik666 on | January 17, 2012, 1:25 GMT

    Dear DYSP,

    Pls know about the game then comment .. javed miandad played 96 world cup just for setting the world record for max world cups and lara kept on playing without bothering abt the windies slide , eg - 400 notout in the 4th test ! @ Krishna kumar - its cos karthik failed for 2 yrs .. not 2 series .. and he had a poor ranji season

  • POSTED BY on | January 17, 2012, 1:16 GMT

    Fellow folks need to check tour stats and then comment on who should retire. By the way who are we, just a fan who in tough time cannot stay by. Should Hussey, Pointing and or Sachin retire?

  • POSTED BY Palivela on | January 17, 2012, 0:45 GMT

    @Majid Ansari : Sachin is legend for Indian and World cricket .. He know when he can retire .. and ANOTHER THING he is still able to score for any series .. which India plays..

    pls check 2011 world cup .. records you can Ten also.. He is Gr8 player....

    And Don't dare to say he is not giving chance to youngsters.. He didn't play ODI after WC final ( that means giving an oppty to young) right now situation diff.. in Aus . Vs Aus should have exp. spl bats man..

    he is playing and we get cup also..

  • POSTED BY agupta429 on | January 17, 2012, 0:08 GMT

    Its funny how everyone is after Sachin tendulkar... why the jealousy guys??

    Sachin made MORE runs than Sehwaag in 2011 .. More centuries in world cup than any other Indian in 2011.. and you guys still want Sachin's throat??? lol funny stuff really.

  • POSTED BY micronizer on | January 16, 2012, 23:12 GMT

    as the great Vijay Merchant used to say when he was a commentator, a cricketer should retire when people ask why and not WHY NOT? Sachin - people are saying WHY NOT?

  • POSTED BY MOHDsarfaraz on | January 16, 2012, 23:07 GMT

    irfan pathan must need a chance to proof himself ,rohit and virat is the future of indian cricket,jadeja also has so much ability,,,take a chance with these they never let indian criket down,,,Insah Allah

  • POSTED BY rikinparikh on | January 16, 2012, 21:58 GMT

    I dont understand how can someone even consider it unfair to play Tendulkar in place of Rehane. Tendulkar is way way way a better batsmen than Rehane could evr be. Even if you consider the recent form and check his recent performances: Rehane has scored only 2 half centuries in his 11 match career so far whereas Tendulkar has score 3 centuries and 2 half centuries in his past 12 outings(including a massive double hundred against the bowling attack of mighty soufth africa). ODI cricket and Test cricket are two completely different things and you cant drop someone from the ODI team cause he dint perform in tests (even though he looked the most comfortable indian batsmen in australia).

  • POSTED BY bumsonseats on | January 16, 2012, 21:18 GMT

    i cannot understand his inclusion. is he close to retirerment and wants his 100 x 100 before he concludes his career. this guys seems to only want whats best for himself not the team or his country he should be ashamed.

  • POSTED BY THINK_BEYOND on | January 16, 2012, 21:01 GMT

    When Sachin is selected in ODI Squad, India should open with Sachin + Sehwag and drop Gambhir from final 11. I have a reason to say that. Sachin + Sehwag can offer some handy offspin 2-3 overs each even if they fail with the bat.....tell me what Gambhir can offer if he fails with the bat....only a sad face and some miss fields.

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 20:54 GMT

    I would be very happy if Sachin can play for another 5 years at least. It woould be great. No doubt if he would perform well in Perth nobody won't say about his retirement. However, I am very disappointed about Sachin performance in Perth. He can stay in in the team as long as he wants provided he is performing well. But reality is Sachin performance is dropped significantly. If he can't perform well, he should retire right now. I wish Sachin for the very best for the last test Adiliade and the ODI series. But if you are not flourishing your bat this time, please consider retirement.

  • POSTED BY cricket_guru_india on | January 16, 2012, 19:52 GMT

    Hi Everyone,

    I totally agree with you all, but I also want to ask everyone one question. Can you list any one current youngster who did perform well, we gave chance to Kohli after the success in India in Test, what did he done in last 3 test. Atleast Sachin was able to hang over there and score few runs; he was close to 100 couple of times. Just being a youngster you are not going to score every match. Please comment after looking on the entire stats in the series.

    I agree with the case of Laxman, we need to drop him and give Rohit a chance, but i would love to stick with both Rahul and Dravid until we see a really season from them.

  • POSTED BY Rahulbose on | January 16, 2012, 19:39 GMT

    What is the point of playing this series after getting whitewashed in the test matches? Tendulkar will probably get his 100 in ODIs, I pray that he finds the wisdom to quit after this tour. Same goes for Dravid and Laxman.

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 19:35 GMT

    I totally differ with many people who wants SRT to retire. I know he hasn't done very well in Australia, but not too many have. Generally he is still playing great cricket and is definitely one of the most popular cricketer. He should continue to play as long as he can secure a place in the team solely based on his performance. It is always a delight to see him batting and scoring big.

  • POSTED BY Nampally on | January 16, 2012, 19:14 GMT

    Unfortunately too many people are deviating from the team &attacking Tendulkar.This is most unfortunate. It is not Sachin's fault that 99 precedes 100- a magical figure. Sachin was & is still the best Indian batsmen in the first 3 tests irrespective of all the negative comments. He was the only confident batsman in the current Indian batting. He scored in each of the 4 innings prior to Perth test, which is more than can be said of others.Even in ODI, Sachin is the best batsman for India.He along with Sehwag are the only 2 guys in the world who have a double Ton in ODI. Lest we forget, that is the fact. So stop bashing Sachin. I welcome Sachin for the ODI's. India will beat the Aussies in the ODI's.You will see Sehwag, Sachin, Raina, Rohit, Kohli &Dhoni in full cry despite what happened in the Tests.If the same squad was selected for the Tests, India may have won the Test series. Srikant: Did India needed a kick in the pants to pick a much better & balanced squad? Dhoni, Don't blow it.

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 18:46 GMT

    Sachin and these guys old stooges who will not go until kicked out...time to go guys....made money had glory...let others have a share now...

  • POSTED BY bestofluckindia on | January 16, 2012, 17:53 GMT

    "Vinay kumar makes up the fast bowling department." Really i think there is a typo. It should have been that Ashwin, Rahul and Vinay complete the spin department.

  • POSTED BY bestofluckindia on | January 16, 2012, 17:50 GMT

    Wish all the players get good practise before the all important IPL season ahead. Who cares about the australian tour? Well I think Raina has the best technique and should be selected for Perth ODI. Wow Vinay kumar got selected wonderful. Mindblowing team selection.

  • POSTED BY dosapati_anand on | January 16, 2012, 17:47 GMT

    CA requested BCCI to play Tendulkar and these fellows have agreed. This cricket business has nothing to do with real cricket. Hopeless.

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 17:26 GMT

    I would thank Tendulkar, Sehwag, Laxman, Dravid, Zaheer, Ishant Sharma, Irfan Pathan for their services and ask them to move on......Let the young guns take on charge. We have Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Ajinkya Rahane n many more lined up to prove........Tendulkar pls dont disgrace our country for d sake of one century.....

  • POSTED BY TendulkarDgr8 on | January 16, 2012, 17:14 GMT

    @Saif Shah I dont remember Sri Lanka winning world cup finals against India when jayawardane scored a century.... Please dont give wrong stats....

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 17:12 GMT

    Everyone here commenting that Sachin should retire due to his poor form and his "over-hyped 100th Ton", Can u please tell which other player have performed exceptionally well? No one! Sachin atleast scored some runs to save our team. And why the hell Parthiv Patel is taken instead of Dinesh Karthik? Dinesh is a good batsman and a good keeper/fielder as well.

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 17:11 GMT

    Uthappa could have got a go. Sreesanth, Munaf, RP Singh, Nehra...are gone forever? Harbajan, Yuvaraj, etc may never be back. Dinesh Karthik's career over too? And probably Venugopal Rao's too. Again there is nothing exciting about this team. No surprise element. Hope they play Rohit and Rahane in Adelaide. If possible get the ODI players to play in the test and send back VVS, Dravid, Ishant...

  • POSTED BY knan on | January 16, 2012, 17:11 GMT

    Parthiv should do well in Aus, as he has a good repertoire of horizontal bat shots. He should open with Sachin , and only one of Sehwag or Gambhir should play. Also Rohit should be in the XI instead of Raina. My XI would be 1. Sachin 2. Parthiv 3. Kohli 4. Rohit 5. Sehwag 6. Dhoni 7. Jadeja 8. Ashwin 9. Irfan 10. Praveen 11. Zaheer

  • POSTED BY sharidas on | January 16, 2012, 16:37 GMT

    It will be a great idea, to give rest to Dhoni, Sehwag, Gambir,Tendulkar,Zaheer Khan for the ODI's and give chance to younger guys now! Right now that is ! A rest will do good for the seniors and we can groom some young ones. Failure really does not matter. Especially now !

  • POSTED BY jaypal24cricket on | January 16, 2012, 16:34 GMT

    wer is munaf patel??????........wer is yuvraj???

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 16:32 GMT

    For those who asks sachin to retire !!! Have you guys even taken a look at the stats of Indian Batting in the test series ?!?!?!

  • POSTED BY Lord_Dravid on | January 16, 2012, 16:31 GMT

    vinay kumar should be banned from all forms of cricket until he's capable of bowling faster let alone be picked for the ODIs, and Kris Srikanth be sacked also for selecting him coupled with other ridiculous selection.

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 15:52 GMT

    @ All who said Sachin should retire..!

    Let me ask u straight question..~ "Ru Nuts" ????

    Guyz he is THE one best performer of all indian cricket team... BCCI is not bothered abt his individual record but u ppl are!

    even in these conditions(Australian tour 2012) his average is the best so far in the batting line up... and he paid penalty for a bad decision in the last innings... wht on hell make u ppl think that he shud get out of cricket...! luk at the big picture ppl.. HE IS THE ONE SPORTSMAN FROM INDIA WHO IS RESPECTED BY ALL NATIONS. He is a Jewel to the country... Get over it guyz.!

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 15:51 GMT

    Drop sehwag and sachin and afcourse dhoni they dooing nothing good for INdian team in current test team .Send Sachin to some tour of bangladesh so that he will make his 100th ton and retire I just sick of seeing him play just for that same reasone .Sehwag is playing in a very irrisponsible way .Team wins or looses dosent bother him much.

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 15:51 GMT

    why Tendulkar ? 100 century, other than that I dont see any other reason. Without him, what worst can happen. Indian batting will fail. We have not seen any much change. BCCI, stop this for heaven's sake.

    Do without Sehwag, Tendulkar. Belive me, the Kohli's , Rainas, Dhonis, Ghambirs, Jadejas are good enough.

    Vinay Kumar is mediocre, fit to play possibly club cricket. Why Him?

    The Aussies will slaughter him and others like lambs. Its not the fact you loose, but by how much do you loose.

    With both Sehwag and Tendulkar in the side, even the last pretex for failure is lost.

  • POSTED BY MathewsAdelaide on | January 16, 2012, 15:27 GMT

    I DONT THINK CRICKET IS A GAME FOR TEENAGERS/YOUNGSTERS ONLY, A CRICKETER PLAYS IN GOOD FORM NO MATTER THE AGE HE MUST STAY IN THE TEAM,Sachin was the top scorer in the last year oneday world cup, he scored a double century last year against leading South African bowling attack with all the beautiful cricketing shots NOT AGAINST WEST INDIES. HE DID NOT PLAY ONE DAYS AFTER WORLD CUP, HE HAD TO GIVE CHANCE TO YOUNGSTERS. IF HAD OPPORTUNITIES TO PLAY ONEDAYS AFTER WORLD CUP AUSTRALIAN TEST SERIES RESULT WOULD HAVE BEEN DIFFERENT ONE. HE IS THE ONLY ONE CAN SCORE EVERY WHERE/PITCHES IN THE WORLD FROM OUR CURRENT ONEDAY TEAM. AS LONG AS SACHIN SCORES GOOD RUN HE MUST STAY IN THE TEAM HIS AGE COULD BE 40,50, OR 60,HE ONLY CAN DECIDE ON HIS RETIREMENT, LEGENDS MAY NOT BORN EVERY NOW AND THEN.

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 15:23 GMT

    What is SRT? State Road Transport? Often runs well. Even on rough roads. Runs beyond it's expected life. With enough repair work done over the years. But, almost always gets retired when it almost stops running! How true? (The resemblance of SRT with the initials of a great cricketer of the modern era is purely coincidental)

  • POSTED BY nkoch on | January 16, 2012, 15:21 GMT

    Why are people gunning for Sachin to retire? All should learn from the passion he has for the game. So what if he wants to get 100th 100? Don't we all strive to get something or the other in life? If you call him selfish, so is everyone else. Jaywardhane said it right, India does not know how to respect their heroes.

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 15:09 GMT

    people seeing how our batsmen struggle in Aus still find Sachin's selection questionable...He is the only one who look comfortable and it requires experience to win in Aus. Sachin will play, period.

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 15:05 GMT

    this team should win tri series but taking sachin who is my favorite player and role model is ridiculous its time we build a team for 2015 world cup we had dropped sourav and dravid and we won series and our rise began and that resulted in us winning wc 2011 and sachin i think has lost another chance to end career on high wc final as last odi and also has taken place of rahane a talented youngster in squad and also will take spot of either of rohit raina jadeja in playing 11 . i also think we need to be careful with zak dont play him all 8-10 matches play him cautiously dont play him t20 too . rest all are fine we should win the series . but WHY NOT A SEPARATE T20 team

  • POSTED BY MathewsAdelaide on | January 16, 2012, 14:54 GMT

    ANSWER TO ALL THE GUYS ASKING SACHIN TO BE OUT FROM ONEDAY SQUAD:- I 'M PERSON/FAN WHO'S WATCHING FROM SACHIN'S DEBUT IN THE INTERNATIONAL CRICKET UNTILL NOW, SOME OF GUYS WHO COMMENTS AGAINST HIM WOULD NOT HAVE EVEN BORN IN HIS DEBUT TIME,HE WAS PLAYED FOR INDIA AS ONE MAN AGAINST OTHER TEAMS SO MANY YEARS,THOSE DAYS INDIA MEANT SACHIN TENDULKAR, HE CARRIED INDIA IN HIS SHOULDERS. NOW THEY WANT HIM TO GO- BUT WHY?????????????IS HE THE ONLY ONE BLOCKING YOUNGSTERS TO COME IN THE INDIAN SQUAD?? AFTER SACHIN THRE IS 10 PLAYERS OPPORTUNITY STILL THERE,WHY DONT YOU DROP OUT OF FORM OTHER PLAYERS,DOESN'T MATTER THE AGE,IN WHAT BASIS YOU WANT DROP SACHIN FROM ONEDAY SQUAD?? HE IS ONLY ONE PLAYER SHOWING SOME BATTING CONSISTENCY/FLUENCY IN AUSSIE BOUNCY PITCHES,BESIDES 100TH 100 STUFF,100 IS NOT A BIG THING AS LONG AS HIS BATTING AVERAGE IS HIGH,i would like to see how our oneday heroes,specially Sehwag,Raina,Rohit etc perform in these bouncy pitches

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 14:20 GMT

    where is yusuf .... why he is not selected for T-20 format of game

  • POSTED BY shivtaneja on | January 16, 2012, 14:10 GMT

    this is really pathetic to see so many people criticising indian seniors.... i think they \knw wen is the right tim 4 them to hang their boots, so stp commenting on them....

  • POSTED BY armchair_critic on | January 16, 2012, 14:00 GMT

    Dear sachin, Dont you think you are denying one youngster the opportunity to experience bouncy conditions in australia? What else do you need to prove to the world in ODI's ? Why does the board bend to your whims and fancies to play? You should either make your intentions to play in the 2015 world cup clear like kallis else quit in grace with the world cup final as your last match . Please dont tell me its the love of the game.I want to know if you would sit in the mumbai ranji dressing room as you did for MI in the champions league? I again request you to announce your retirement from ODI's and give your successors chance to gain experience

  • POSTED BY RAMESHKEERTHILOVE on | January 16, 2012, 13:55 GMT

    i do not know peoples still targeting Mr.Sachin-He is top in run scoring even in current series also,why we should drop him?He is not playing for records,he is not playijng T20 & One day criciket much bcoz he himself keeping out of these matches only to give chance to youngsters - it he would have played all one day matches against WI which concluded recently in India then could have scored in Century of centuries w/o any difficulty - But he himself left out of those series it means He never chasing records only peoples like us are very keen on seeing his mistakes - BUT THE GENUIS IS NOT COMMITTING ANY MISTAKES HE JUST PLAYS FOR INDIA INDIA INDIA

  • POSTED BY Graduated_Cheetah on | January 16, 2012, 13:47 GMT

    I feel sad to see Indians asking/begging Sachin to retire. Who is there to replace him? He is the highest run scorer for India in the on-going Test Series ... He led from front in the 1st test, scored in the 2nd test while everybody fell like a pack of cards ... Stop criticizing him ... Its very sad to see that until and unless he scores a Century, his scores are not counted towards team's goal ... Do they delete his 70-80s from the Indian Team's Total?

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 13:45 GMT

    sachin is the god of cricket.He will get his 100th century in the one-day series and india will win the series.

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 13:32 GMT

    hey dont under estimate sachin he has been the only player who has bee dedicated to the team... even if he doesnt scores a 100th 100 he has gien good contribution for the team.. it good to see sachin back in odis .. rrohit,irfan and jedeja will likely solidfy there postions in indian squad.......

  • POSTED BY Sreelal_SS on | January 16, 2012, 13:20 GMT

    Guyz.. y r u alwayz findin a reason 4 blamin Sachin..?.. May b u r selfish of his achievements!!!

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 13:04 GMT

    Welcome back to indian squad Irfan Pathan, I hope it will be a new begning for him, if given a chance in playing 11.

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 13:03 GMT

    why all of you blaming sachin without he our team is nothing to australia he is not playing for his 100th 100 he wants to take revenge on australia for defeat in this test series so plz dont blame in this situation our team doesnt need blaming they need support guys think without sachin how can we won world cup

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 12:54 GMT

    This is my guess... The long awaited 100th century of Sachin will come against Sri Lanka in Australian soil...! Sri Lankan cricket team has always been very generous when it comes to debutantes and record setters...!

  • POSTED BY bhrangi on | January 16, 2012, 12:49 GMT

    @Saif Shah on (January 16 2012, 09:47 AM GMT) : How u forgot jayawardene century in World cup final 2011, short term memory loss hu ., I don't want to analyze further on other batsmen avg given in ur comment. I don't know y ur considering only his centuries, he hit 54 , 86(not sure) recent 1 against PAk and Aus were lead to winning. I am not saying Sachin is greatest but he is better than all batsmen u mentioned in ur comment.

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 12:43 GMT

    Why not choose Yosuf, Munaf and RP because vinay is not impassive

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 12:38 GMT

    @ Saif Shah, Tendulkar is a hopeless batsman who was made "popular" by the media and a billion Indian fans. Please dont compare him with the genius of Brian Lara or the elegance of Saeed Anwar or the selfless explosiveness of Jayasuriya.

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 12:36 GMT

    Mr. DYSP, I cant understand y all of u going after sachin's head inspite all these things happening he is one of India's leading rungetter in the current test series, I also want robbie uthappa to be part of indian squad but not in place of sachin, he can also come in place of ghambir who is also struggling for form except that dogge 88 in one of the innings if u see the previous odi series returning from injury he is surely struggling for form, the selectors should ask him to return to domestic leg for finding form. On yousuf he is also a good guy but he dont play that short stuff very well thats the only point for not considering him for selection i think...

  • POSTED BY atuljain1969 on | January 16, 2012, 12:34 GMT

    It is strange that we all agree that, rotation or new blood need to be groomed and seniors need to be rested, but when it comesto actual selection for one dayers, nothing seem to be implemented.

    Sachin, Zaheer havebeen selected for what purpose ?.

    Why not give chance to good performers in current Ranji season after all selections for Test matches is now based on 20-20 and one day performance.

  • POSTED BY akshay_Yusuf on | January 16, 2012, 12:33 GMT

    Uttappa in place of manoj tiwary. He is one of the few back foot players from India to play in bouncy conditions.The technical reason why Uttappa was dropped at that stage was because he does not play spin well and now he has worked on it and ready still not getting a chance because of dhoni's politics.Rahane has some technical flaws which he needs to correct.He is a good back foot player but while coming forward he is vulnerable and should work on it . And also mind sachin is the only guy in form now who attacks the australian bowlers which Dravid and others in the team missed in the series.ok leave that test series, it will take a 192 page note book.And parthiv patel selection is waste.even if he is picked he will get only 20 or 30 thats it.Dinesh karthick is the right option for next future after dhoni in tests so dinesh must be given chanceas he is a good timer of fast bowlers and plays spin well,but lacks in maturity and throws his wicket cheaply which he himself must analyse

  • POSTED BY invk on | January 16, 2012, 12:32 GMT

    Guys, still Sachin is the top scorer for India (for the Test 3 Matches vs Aus). I don't understand why many people want him to retire? He is young or old that doesn't matter, only thing matters is RUNS...

  • POSTED BY Jay_1978 on | January 16, 2012, 12:29 GMT

    I really don't understand what wrong with people who asking Sachin to retired. What is to do with age. He has shown most energy on pitch when it comes to bat, He look fluent than all other youngs though out three test matches. Some one please tell me what has Rahane has done in last 5 ODI? I would ask Sehwag or Gambhir to retire before Sachin if Sachin plays the way he is still playing.

  • POSTED BY mishim on | January 16, 2012, 12:14 GMT

    Sachin won't retire cuz he know once he gets back to India he will massacre all opposition bowlers and stretch his records in Test and ODI cricket. Sachin wants to get to 20000 runs in ODIs no doubt! He also won't retire from Test cricket. Why? Because if he does then Jacques Kallis could chase down his records and become the top Test scorer of all time!

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 12:08 GMT

    Vinay kumar shud be gvn BHARAT RATNA..vinay kumar wid his 150+ pace and pollard's lyk sixes wl make India proud..!

  • POSTED BY gilly_danda on | January 16, 2012, 12:06 GMT

    why this slow medium bowlers? sick of them, we can consider them like spinners, they bowl at a speed of 120 kph, more 10 kph than a spinner's speed. even they swing the ball the batsmen get enough time to hit them, please bring bowlers like Umesh & Varun .

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 12:06 GMT

    Sachin in place of rahane????????? ridiculous..it seems sachin is planning to play 2015 world cup as well??????????????????????????????? Rahane would have valuable experience in Australia as a preparation for world cup in Aus...anyway we know how selfish sachin is...i hope he gets his 100th century asap..and get out of the scene...no respect to sachin as a person

  • POSTED BY Dharmender_m on | January 16, 2012, 12:02 GMT

    Where is young lad varun aron, y is he not in d team??

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 11:57 GMT

    i think sachin play other players dhoni chans yungster player. one player only r reatired and how 10 player is play no 1. Sehwag 2. Tendulkar 3. Gambhir 4. Kohli 5. Dhoni 6. Raina 7. Jadeja 8. Ashwin 9. Praveen 10. Zaheer 11. Yadav Gambhir and Raina in one or two games have to make way for Rohit Sharma.and ifran pathan

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 11:47 GMT

    i dont knw y u al guys say seniors to be retired . u people just see the talent of play dnt see there age .i think talent is needed to play cricket not the age

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 11:41 GMT

    Dear Sachin I really with my whole concious request u to pls retire, u have made many milestone pls for the sake of one century dont disgrace our team, I again humbly request u to retire and give other youngsters a chance to come up.

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 11:20 GMT

    drop sachin,pick rahahane also pick uttappa aslo drop vinay kumar reclpace by munaf

  • POSTED BY MDCP on | January 16, 2012, 11:14 GMT

    another squad named with so much expectations but in the end just for all those to be shattered.... never seen a team struggle so much in bouncy, swinging conditions 7 straight losses away from home, well done Dhoni, keep the count going.....

  • POSTED BY rookie4u on | January 16, 2012, 10:52 GMT

    In-spite of having a very decent last series with his batting, Ajinkya Rahane misses out the next ODI series. He is one of batsmen who have scored heavily and consistently in the local 1st class cricket and still has been denied a deserving place in the ODI team. And all of this sacrifice just to accomodate SRT. The board has to be very clear on what they want to do. They can either try nad please selfish cricketers or be brave to get opportunities to people who deserve.

  • POSTED BY DYSP on | January 16, 2012, 10:46 GMT

    I think we have only Sachin Tendulkar who is to play another 10 years. It is too much cricket for him. I request Sachin, please give chance to youngsters otherwise one day will come that he will bat with his son Arjun. So Pleas retire now. It is too much cricket for him and world records. We keep your records for another 50 years. Selfish playing for records, See Lara, Javed Miandad they are great and they played their games in their age and not beyond their age bar. When younsters will come like Uthappa, Yusuf! I think Krish is under pressure to select Sachin and Parthiv Patel who is another ANDA.

  • POSTED BY gh_cricinfo on | January 16, 2012, 10:44 GMT

    The decision shows that Board cares for individual milestones and not about win of whole team.

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 10:42 GMT

    I don't understand why Dinesh Karthick left out inspite of Parthiv patel failed in the last two series.

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 10:39 GMT

    1. Sehwag 2. Tendulkar 3. Gambhir 4. Kohli 5. Dhoni 6. Raina 7. Jadeja 8. Ashwin 9. Praveen 10. Zaheer 11. Yadav

    Gambhir and Raina in one or two games have to make way for Rohit Sharma

  • POSTED BY CandidIndian on | January 16, 2012, 10:31 GMT

    Irfan is picked which is good, but its unlikely that Dhoni will give him the chance to play in final 11 until and unless India loses couple of matches very badly.

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 10:30 GMT

    change coach he is waste.during kristen period we have done well

  • POSTED BY SamAsh07 on | January 16, 2012, 10:25 GMT

    Dravid, Laxman and Sachin need to realise that it's time to retire, they are too old now, it looks like India is playing the same team for 15 years .-.

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 10:22 GMT

    wht Vinay kumar is doing inthe team(bowling/batting/Fielding) its not worth giving money to him..Untill unless their is a change in the selection panel and manager(Shivlal Yadav), these guys will keep on playing. Their are lot of young players who are just playing ranji matches, Is Ambati Rayudu is fit for playing Ranji matches, What's wrong with is superb player? BCCI atleast now plz stop showing some importance to these players who are just playing for the sake of money....

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 10:22 GMT

    1st remove ravindrajedeja

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 10:19 GMT

    I m not an Indian .but i love cricket. i wonder why they cant win test matches against australia !! when they have many experienced batsman like shehwag tendulkar dravid ! why they are giving their wickets to a new bowler like hilfenhaus, siddle starc ! i think they are playing only for the money not for the pride !

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 10:15 GMT

    Vinay kumar is not good for test matches... umesh is doing really good and MS Dhoni (capt & wk), Sachin Tendulkar, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Gautam Gambhir, Zaheer Khan, Umesh Yadav, Praveen Kumar, Irfan Pathan, R Ashwin

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 10:11 GMT

    It's really surprising to see Irfan and Parthiv Patel being included in the squad...Parthiv's batting in recent times has been pathetic...Dinesh Karthik should hav been included as the reserve wicketkeeper...And Irfan Pathan is only a shadow of what he was in the past...He doesn't fit into the team at all, especially not against a strong Australian line-up...

  • POSTED BY expression_less on | January 16, 2012, 10:10 GMT

    its an irony as tiwary will not get a spot in the playing XI after scoring a ton in the last ODI.also the selection of parthiv baffles me.if saha is been seen as a long tinme prospect he should be tested out here in these testing conditions.what happened to varun aaron by the way?it seems like harbhajan will have a tough time returning back to the squad given the performance of ashwin and rahul sharma.

  • POSTED BY salman45145 on | January 16, 2012, 10:04 GMT

    for indian team selector i will give one suggestion remove the old players & please give the young players one chance they will prove themselves.old players are enjoying on BCCI money and not playing well.

  • POSTED BY rajat-column on | January 16, 2012, 9:56 GMT

    Very good to see Irfan in the team, should have been in the test team. selectors realising that India cannot win overseas without Irfan. Now back in the squad he should definitely be the part of playing 11 and be given a long run to regain his rythym.

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 9:53 GMT

    where is Munaf Patel...where is Ashish Nehra..selectors have used them for worldcup and have thrown them after that..this is what happens for players in India..people lose respect after they have done enough much also..

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 9:51 GMT

    Why again Sehwag at the top? Give youngster Manoj Tiwary another chance for India. Since these non performers take the top spots where Tiwary will be fit into. Rohit Sharma should play.

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 9:47 GMT

    Tendulkar's percentage of centuries in win is 68.75 but then equation comes in mind that, out of his 33 match-winning centuries, 9 centuries are against minnows; Kenya, Namibia and Zimbab???????????

    . Brian Lara: 19 ODI Centuries, 16 times West Indies won. Winning percentage of centuries is 84.21

    2. Sanath Jayasuriya: 28 ODI centuries, 24 times Srilanka won. Winning percentage of centuries is 85.71

    3. Saeed Anwar: 20 ODI centuries, 16 times Pakistan won. Winning percentage of centuries is 80.00

    4. Mohammad Yousuf: 15 ODI centuries, 14 times Pakistan. Winning percentage of centuries is 93.33. Only his first century was in losing cause in 1998 against Australia and since then his all 14 centuries were match-winning.

    5. Mahela Jaywardene: 13 ODI Centuries, 13 times he was on winning end; all match winning centuries. Winning percentage of centuries is 100

    6. Nathan Astle: 16 ODI Centuries, 14 times New Zealand won. Winning percentage of centuries is 87.5

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 9:39 GMT

    we need 2 rest t senior ones considering future of the team

  • POSTED BY sandeep1978 on | January 16, 2012, 9:35 GMT

    @Dravid _Gravitas. U r right . Seniors r a waste. Plz ask ur god Dravid to retire first so that we can be spared ur pearls of wisdom daily on this forum. U r among the top 5 hypocrites on this forum, which is no mean task, so congrats.To the others, there r 17 players selected in the team. Other than sachin , 16. Plz talk abt them.If u think only the youth should be given a chance, irrespective of merit,then plz support my inclusion into the the team as i too am young.U guys cant stop harping abt SRT's hundred, why dont u think abt the team instead of selfishly demonising SRT for ur own petty reasons.The day he stops performing for the team, he should be removed, otherwise he can go on playing.If it helps India win, thats all i care abt, not abt giving youngsters a chance or not.

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 9:27 GMT

    8-0 thrashing awaits the Indians in ODIs... after losing in SA, SL might be dying to take the flight to Australia to hand out a 4-0 hammering to India :) SL v Aus finals and Australia will win the series :)

  • POSTED BY abyrao on | January 16, 2012, 9:12 GMT

    On the current form Gambhir ahead of Rahane is nonsense. Also Vinay should be only carrying drinks in no way Irfan should. Cannot understand useless Parthivs inclusion.

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 9:08 GMT

    Such an insult has become less willing to play in One Day;

    Will not cause someone else to make sense, Old is crazy,,, Hey now, go out when you improvise you will Kikk from behind,

  • POSTED BY PiyushD on | January 16, 2012, 9:07 GMT

    my XI: Sachin, Sehwag, Kohli, Rohit,Raina,Dhoni,Jadeja,Pathan,PK,Zaheer,Umesh.

  • POSTED BY PiyushD on | January 16, 2012, 9:04 GMT

    Can any one tell what happend to Ashish Nehra, he bowled excellent in the worldcup and is not selected after that semifinal match. What keeps him out?

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 9:02 GMT

    sachin must play the tri-series bcoz of him we won in the previous CB series

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 9:00 GMT

    hahahahah..the so called demy god of indian cricket Mr. Sachin Tendulkar wants to get his 100th Century..in ODI..he knws he will nvr gonna get it in Tests..i Hope he hangs ups his boots aftr this last trial..dnt enjoy watching you more sachin..you r labouring to score runs in cricket field..pls stop this and retire with grace

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 8:54 GMT

    Good now India will show the underneath power of young legs

  • POSTED BY rajan_1983 on | January 16, 2012, 8:54 GMT

    Latest news....The Indian cricket team requested the ICC to make the duration of Tests to 3 days....reason is...they can lose in 3 days and go for sight seeing for the remaining 2 days...!!!1

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 8:48 GMT

    comeon guys... i dnt understand why everyone starts going on at sachin if he doesnt perform wel. i am a die hard fan of sachin and even i understand that its time for him to cal for retirement. But I dnt think why everyone specially some pakistanis over here are trying to talk so bad abt him! He has done everything he can do for a team to win, when he is in the team. why the hell would he be the reason for team india's loss and why not the remaining 10 players??? stop blaming sachin everytime.. he is a player not a team.. go get some life people

  • POSTED BY SHANEDAPPAL on | January 16, 2012, 8:44 GMT

    what will be the best 11 for ODI in aus.........in my concern.....1.sehwag 2. sachin 3. rohit 4. kohli 5. raina/gambir 6. dhoni 7.irfan pathan 8. ashwin 9. praveen kumar 10. zaheer khan 11. umesh yadav

    u can swift 4 raina/gambir 5 kohli, same time irfan,ashwin,praveen can contribute some thing with bat...........so 6 batsman (actualy 5(not dhoni) and 3 allrounders (2 real irfan and ashwin) 2 bowlers.....

    guyzzzz what urs team

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 8:31 GMT

    its good to see IRFAN AND PRAVEEN BACK IN SIDE. IRFAN SHOULD PICK FOR TEST SERIES BECAUSE OF HIS ALLROUND ABILITIES

  • POSTED BY Nepali_Boy on | January 16, 2012, 8:27 GMT

    Lets treat Great man with respect!! He could play any format on his own decision. No matter he is the great batsman of this time. Its the downfall of Indian team that is so much pain to Sachin. Specially Dhoni!! I blame Dhoni for everything. Even if your are 5 down for 100 can't he provide captains innings with the help of OLD ball to take to score to 250 instead of getting team OUT for 161 & 171!! He only cares IPL money nothing else..

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 8:16 GMT

    Please remove sachin, SEWAG, Gambir, and Dhoni, Give youngster the chance, how many days they enjoyed the indian money, just give to youngster the chance like umesh yadav

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 8:16 GMT

    yousuf pathan should play the

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 8:03 GMT

    I have a feeling India will lose if they play Irfan Pathan. He just simply isn't good enough for the international stage.

  • POSTED BY Nutcutlet on | January 16, 2012, 7:58 GMT

    Seems as if SRT should get his wretched hybrid 100 x100 v SL in this cynical money-spinner. As for long-term planning - oh, forget that - India doesn't do planning, only financial exploitation of dim-witted cricket fans everywhere. God knows, the BCCI sees them as an uncomplaining, uncritical cash cow.

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 7:56 GMT

    why they not select Rahane he is very good player..i would love to see him

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 7:47 GMT

    Why not Ajinkya Rahane? he played some good innings at England Tour and conditions are almost similar like Australia. Selectors do give chance to the players who are peforming and attacking.

  • POSTED BY Sarfin on | January 16, 2012, 7:43 GMT

    Sachin playing for 100th 100!!! Then why didn't he play against WI or England in home soil? This is insane blaming him on this matter. He is just unlucky not to carry on after a good start. It happens to all. But his tons should not create such a buzz when his team's performance is bellow standard.

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 7:37 GMT

    What is Vinaykumar doing in the squad. Just an average bowler & fielder. With Zaheer, Praveen, Yadav and Irfan in a fifth fast bowler does not make sense. Since batting is our weakness, someone like Manish Pandey could have been given an exposure.

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 7:32 GMT

    We do not agree with the team, Jadeja, Rohit Raina, Dhoni, Zaheer, Praveen Yadav, Ashwin Gambhir Robin Kohli,,, 12 players Irfan

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 7:26 GMT

    Including Irfan pathan, India can play wit 10 players...nd sure praveen wil not b shine frm ds series

  • POSTED BY Mohan1502 on | January 16, 2012, 7:24 GMT

    I think India is going to lose the ODI series once again in spite of having a strong batting line up because we dont have quickies to contain the Australian batsman in Australia....Remember we are not playing in India.....Why they selected Vinay Kumar ahead of Ishant Sharma....I believe except Ravindra jadeja and ZAK no one is going to perform from the bowling department...If India want to win a ODI match we need Dhoni's luck to be in favor as he had in 1st T20 world cup and in recent 50 over World cup.. LOL... Selectors need to consider a lot of criteria in selecting the players......

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 7:19 GMT

    Where is Munaf Patel, why is he not in the team...after his splendid performance in the wold cup.................he is unlucky to miss out...he would hv been handy on the Australian grounds as he extracts good bounce even on the Indian wkts...............may be some other reasons

  • POSTED BY gopaldhal on | January 16, 2012, 7:13 GMT

    So..... Sachin has no more hope to get a test century to complete his century of centuries!! Hope he gets one in the ODIs.

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 7:07 GMT

    vinay has noothing special except some swing but it is of no use if no speed in one days. So ishanth should have been given the oppurtunity.

  • POSTED BY world.cricketer on | January 16, 2012, 7:06 GMT

    i think this indian team running b/w wickets and fielding will make a lot of difference also hope defending champs retain their pride

  • POSTED BY ShebbySB on | January 16, 2012, 6:58 GMT

    Varun hasn't recovered from his injury yet.

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 6:46 GMT

    Everyone makes comments about the Senior batsmen failure.....In 2011 Rahul Dravid is the highest run scorer in the Test Cricket... This Series Sachin and Dravid were the higest scorers... In bowling department... After Zaheer and Yadav.. Vinay has the good average... For Vinay giving one chance and asking him abt his performance is really bad... what Ishanth did in australia after bowling @ 150+kmh speed.... can able to pick only 4 wickets in 4 tests.... its really bad performance... I will back Rahul, Sachin and Laxman for tests at least this year... and we need to groom the fast bowling/Swing bowler like Praveen and Vinay under Zaheer before he retires...

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 6:44 GMT

    Rahane should have been selected over Sachin. India need to move on. Hopefully now Sachin will retire from ODIs after this series.

  • POSTED BY johnathonjosephs on | January 16, 2012, 6:44 GMT

    Realizing that since there is talk of the seniors retiring, he will be in a serious race for that 100th century. Pity if he is dropped before it happens

  • POSTED BY ThatzMyView on | January 16, 2012, 6:38 GMT

    I am from karnataka, but i dont like Vinay in India team, hez not upto international standards.. But Robin Uthappa, is a deserving candidate he had pretty good Syed Mustaq Ali, Challengers and other limited over domestic tourneys. Hez been constantly neglected and Vinay is picked.. Even Binny is the right fit he bowls around 130-135, get the ball to swing, very handy bat, has big tons and five fors(He is a perfect all rounder).. Manish Pandey is totally unlucky - topclass player consistent performer at domestics hasn't played a game for india yet.. Pity on all of them when you see Parthiv patel / Vinay Kumar / Gautam Gambhir(Consistent non-performer) in india team

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 6:35 GMT

    Tendulkar can get his 100th 100 in an ODI. LOL.

  • POSTED BY Vpx23 on | January 16, 2012, 6:14 GMT

    VARUN YOU BEAUTY!!!! LUCKY LAD HE IS FOR SURE!!!!.. HE MISSED OUT BEING A PART OF THE LOOSING TEAM ON BOTH THE INFAMOUS TOURS. GREAT

    THAT'S WHAT YOU CALL THE WINNING LUCK!! YOU GOT IT MAN!

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 6:02 GMT

    Where is my brother Yuvraj singhhhhhhh he is a right vilan to australia....

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 5:51 GMT

    my 11: sehwag sachin gambhir virat dhoni raina jadeja irfan ashwin praveen zaheer

  • POSTED BY agneepath007 on | January 16, 2012, 5:51 GMT

    Sachin & Dravid should learn a lesson from aussies like Gilchrist, Steve Waugh, McGrath, Langer, Ian Healy, Hayden, Bevan. They all could play for few more years but they left cricket at the top of their game to make way for youngsters. They played for their country not for their own records. Sachin & Dravid have surely lost their credibility. They are not great players atleast for me.

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 5:45 GMT

    no point i picking Vinay Kumar.. He will not serve ne good.. Aaron shd have been instead.....

  • POSTED BY 007Pralay on | January 16, 2012, 5:36 GMT

    VIRU,GAUTI,VIRAT,SACHIN,ROHIT,SURESH,DHONI,PATHAN,PRAVIN,ZAHIR,UMESH

  • POSTED BY IND_ROCKSS on | January 16, 2012, 5:26 GMT

    for those who r criticizing sachin should think that if 100th 100 was only his moto, he cud have done that quite easily against wi in odi's..but he didn't play that series...he plays odis only against quality oppositions or in important tournaments...so think before u write...

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 5:25 GMT

    Refusing to step down; many senior Indian players were humiliated while being dropped in the past like Jimmy, Sunny, Kapil and Dada.... I am sure SRT will understand this and make a graceful exit... We don't need u to score the 100th 100 to prove you are the greatest.... Leave it and get going SRT.... On the other hand Viru and Gambir should take a break since there are no way in form so that youngsters get these opportunities.... Also Zaheer, like lasit should play only smaller version of the sport... Else there is no way this Indian squad going to improve...unless they decide to play all their matches in Indian-Flat tracks...

  • POSTED BY JustOUT on | January 16, 2012, 5:23 GMT

    Can this Sachin get away for youngsters NO!!!!. He is still enjoying his cricket for his personal records, not for team winning.

  • POSTED BY johnathonjosephs on | January 16, 2012, 5:21 GMT

    This is an extremely high profile Tournament. Australia and India will be very competitive, but I feel that Sri Lanka is not in a position to really play the two. Sri Lanka needs to take a break from International cricket. They are not used to playing this much in a year.

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 5:21 GMT

    1) Sehwag 2) Tendulkar 3) Kohli (Good form from last test, fielder, variety as a change bowler) 4) Sharma (Sheer talent, positive past experience in Aus, good form, Fielder) 5) Raina (Barring WACA, Aussie pitches don't have much bounce. Game changer, Fielder, partnership breaker, enthusiasm infuser) 6) Dhoni 7) Ashwin (Off Spin, All-rounder) 8) Irfan (Left arm Swing, All-rounder) 9) P Kumar (Right arm Swing) 10) Zaheer (Left arm Hit the Deck) 11) Yadav (Right arm FAST, Hit the Deck)

    12) Jadeja (Just not good enough at this level, especially in Aus) 13) Gambhir (Very tentative right now, single-skill disadvantage)

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 5:20 GMT

    Instead of Manoj Tiwari maybe Yusuf Pathan should have got a look in.

  • POSTED BY rsurya on | January 16, 2012, 5:19 GMT

    If you want century every match then many would now be waiting for 300th hundred. 100 is precious because it never comes at your will. Happy to wait.

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 5:15 GMT

    huh.. evryone criticizing sachin once again.. for all those sachin haters who feel he is selfish fr his 100th ton.. let him retire nd ur so called "youngsters" come in.. then u all wil realize his importance wen the team will nt even win at home..

  • POSTED BY srish on | January 16, 2012, 5:00 GMT

    If Irfan has not done anything, then pls check none of the indians have done anything spl for a long long time. Varun Aaron is very unfortunate to miss out. Dont know why this Vinay kumar is still in the team.

  • POSTED BY Arun_Indiarockzz on | January 16, 2012, 4:58 GMT

    My Starting XI will be Sehwag,Tendulkar,Gambhir,Kohli,Raina,Dhoni,Jadeja, Ashwin, Praveen,Zaheer,Umesh 12th man might be Rohit Sharma

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 4:58 GMT

    @sachin Chaudhry, as per ur calculation, it can be, have ever checked Ishant's career for the last 20 matches? he couldn't take even one wicket in four or five matches. But still he is in the team. imagine how it could happen? Irfan and Jadeja will be the most important players for upcoming ODI s

  • POSTED BY rohjr1234 on | January 16, 2012, 4:55 GMT

    Pretty well balanced team.. I don't think there is space for rahane,bec who are they going to drop instead of rahane... Probably only Patel.. But that might be a disaster if dhoni is injured... Bhaji should be in the team for he will certainly be a morale booster in the bowling department considering the poor show my ash win in the tests.. Fingers crossed for irfan as this might be the last opportunity he might get.. Anymore failures and I doubt the selectors might gove him another shot.. For he has lasted to long at the edge based on his talent..

  • POSTED BY rohjr1234 on | January 16, 2012, 4:55 GMT

    Pretty well balanced team.. I don't think there is space for rahane,bec who are they going to drop instead of rahane... Probably only Patel.. But that might be a disaster if dhoni is injured... Bhaji should be in the team for he will certainly be a morale booster in the bowling department considering the poor show my ash win in the tests.. Fingers crossed for irfan as this might be the last opportunity he might get.. Anymore failures and I doubt the selectors might gove him another shot.. For he has lasted to long at the edge based on his talent..

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 4:53 GMT

    Varun Aron is out due to an Injury!!! he was selected for the test series too.. but was out in hte last minute due to injury!

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 4:53 GMT

    Indian players in australia test series are interested in taking rest in dressing room and hotels rather than playing for even 5 days of cricket in cricket ground..........Any way past is past we can't change concentrate on tri-series all the best

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 4:49 GMT

    Another SERIES lost away,IND down and dusted,I am sure it shall be 4-0 like ENGLAND,It shall happen to us as we need to bring in transition phase with LAX,DRAVID and Sachin going out,AUS also paid price for it after gilly,Haydos,Mcgrath went they LOST WCUP to IND and TEST STATUS,so it is good the KOHLIS,SHARMAS should stand up and to fil the gaps,MAKE GAUTAM GAMBHIR the NEW TEST SKIPPER,rather than SEHWAG he can handle the test team,MS is good ODI skipper and he should think of 2015 WCUP and 2012 T20 now, what a pity all these shall come back to form in IPL and CL T20 but not test cricket T20 is ruinig the technique and ability to play test cricket,STILL A good ODI team picked by selectors to challenge AUS and SRL remember we need to DEFEN ASIA CUP also in MARCH so hopefully in ODIS this team can deliver and pay back the AUSSIES PK,ZAK are the key players to watch and come good,RAINA is alos very good ODI player,they must be Itching to take revenge in ODI's for what happened in Tests!!

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 4:47 GMT

    WHY VINAY KUMAR EVEN AFTER HIS PERFORMANCE IN 3RD TEST???????I DONT KNOW Y HE IS BEING SELECTED ALWAYS????

  • POSTED BY ravi-1967 on | January 16, 2012, 4:31 GMT

    Sachin is under pressure to score his 100th century whether he agrees it or not and it is affecting his game and the team. He needs to take a call after the Australia tour on his future in the Indian team. It is better to quit the game on top than being asked to leave and the pain would be more so if he does not reach his 100th century.

    Gavaskar left when he was on top.

    Remember Bradman would have had a perfect 100 average had he got 4 runs in his last innings. May be Tendulkar is destined to be stuck on 99 hunderds.

    He cannot be replaced (he has the best batsman ever he world has seen and the new comer should be given some time). Nevertheless we need to look ahead and accept the bitter fact that maybe it is time Tendulkar calls it a day.

  • POSTED BY adonis_worrior on | January 16, 2012, 4:24 GMT

    Jadeja wont effective in piches of Austraila. His style of game doesnot suit playing there

  • POSTED BY adonis_worrior on | January 16, 2012, 4:21 GMT

    why Ajinkya Rahane has not given any chance till now. Infact he played very good againt Australia A team last year. Nobody remembers this. Now He is not there is ODI team also. He just played role of visitor.

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 4:16 GMT

    My Playing 11 SHEWAG SACHIN KOHLI SURESH RAINA R. JADEJA ROHIT SHARMA MS DHONI IRFAN PATHAN R ASHWIN ZAHEERKHAN UMESH YADAV UMESH YADAV

  • POSTED BY 5why on | January 16, 2012, 4:16 GMT

    It is utter failure on the part of Sachin, in all these four tests. Specially, in the last innings, he almost showed his displeasure in the decision given against him. Do we see a man who is becoming greater than cricket itself ?

    We are to be blamed , if this has happened. All the hype about a Bharat Ratna, etc.

    Let this sabre rattling be laid to rest, at last, with our fall from grace in downunder.

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 4:16 GMT

    i think best 11 ye hona chahiye MS Dhoni (capt & wk), Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Manoj Tiwary, Parthiv Patel (wk), Zaheer Khan, Umesh Yadav, Irfan Pathan , R Ashwin

  • POSTED BY diehard_pulkit on | January 16, 2012, 4:15 GMT

    before anyone srikanth the chief selector needs to go out the door....

    varun aaron is much better than vinay kumar....

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 4:00 GMT

    Varun should be there.his bowling suits in autralia conditions.vinay must be dropped better.but the team is corectly balanced.

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 3:59 GMT

    what Happen to harbajan singh?????????

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 3:55 GMT

    Want to see one blasting innings of Sachin as he used to play in past before he retires, he can be a mentor for young team in batting moving forward.

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 3:54 GMT

    Failure of batting is not the only the concern....The bowling also needs to be looked in as well....Zaheer Khan may not play in the next few years...Its Important the selectors choose bowlers specifically for tests and ODIs. At the same time improve the pitch conditions in India rather than always playing to our strength ....which is meaning less cricket.

  • POSTED BY xylo on | January 16, 2012, 3:52 GMT

    Wow... it just does not cease to amaze me how someone would extinguish the hopes of a budding talent (Rahane, for the uninitiated) for a personal milestone. It has become so hopeless now, that probably even his family will not cheer when he reaches his 100-th 100. Now, Murali was a true man - he called out his final test and said if he gets his 800th wicket, so be it. And guess what happened?

  • POSTED BY bipulkumar on | January 16, 2012, 3:51 GMT

    These players go to Australia to score Zeros. Even I can score a Zero, I have no idea why I am not selected.

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 3:51 GMT

    sachin chaudhry irfan is inform allrounder and his swing is back like days i guess u did not watch last odi he played against wi where is swing the ball on flat wicket that best example that his form in back....

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 3:38 GMT

    If 100th 100 had been high on his agenda, he would have made himself available for the WI ODIs at home... come on guys, obviously Aus tri series is far more important and he is right in making himself available for selection. Calling for Sachin's head has become almost fashionable these days... what a pity!

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 3:38 GMT

    why are so people so obsessed with Sachin calling it quits. The number 100 is just a record which he would get in the ODI series. He already has 49 100 day hundreds and it was total nonsense to expect him to score a test hundred which if I am not mistaken is already 51. So please do not ask him to step down. He knows when to step down so please leave him alone especially the arm chair critics who do not know the ABCD of cricket. I think the ex players do not qualify themselves to criticise him

  • POSTED BY SRT_GENIUS on | January 16, 2012, 3:28 GMT

    All those who are asking about Vinay Kumar should really ask who is backing him ?

  • POSTED BY Brumby90 on | January 16, 2012, 3:26 GMT

    What a surprise. th guy cant get a hundred in the test series so he comes back to play ODi just so he get that useless record of 100 international hundreds. A selfish cricketer to match his arrogance

  • POSTED BY SRT_GENIUS on | January 16, 2012, 3:26 GMT

    @divyang007: not sure if you are being sarcastic. If not, I don't think that's the case. at the moment the die hard Sachin fans are aghast at the losses in Eng & Aus. SRT not performing makes it worst. Who other than Aaj Tak care for 100x100 ? SRT should've retired when people would've asked why ? Now they are asking WHEN ?

  • POSTED BY monisammy on | January 16, 2012, 3:24 GMT

    FOR ALL YOU PEOPLE WHO BEHIND SACHIN'S BACK.. PLEASE DON'T BE HIPPOCRATES.. REMEMBER IT WAS HE WHO HELD THE INDIAN CRICKET TEAM TOGETHER (FOR MORE THAN 2 DECADES) & IS STILL CONTINUING THE GOOD WORK.. IF NOT FOR HIM INDIA WOULD NOT BE A FORMIDABLE TEAM AS IT IS NOW.. SO LET HIM PLAY AS LONG HE IS FIT.. HE IS AN HONEST CRICKETER & KNOWS EXACTLY WHEN TO RETIRE..

  • POSTED BY SK185250 on | January 16, 2012, 3:24 GMT

    DEAR PEOPLE ITSNOT TRUE THAT ONLY THE SENIORS ARE NOT PERFORMING ITS THE ENTIRE TEAM WHICH IS UNDER PERFORMING AND FOR THE ODI SERIES THE SELECTORS HAVE REPEATED THEIR MISTAKE BY NOT PICKING UP HARBHAJAN SINGH THE MOST EXPERIENCED SPINNER FOR INDIA AFTER KUMBLE WHO SINGLE HANDADLY WON MUMBAI INDIANS CHAMPIONS LEAGUE TROPHY WITH HIS CAPTAINCY AND BOWLING. AND COMING TO DROPING THE SNIORS I THINK SELECTORS SHOULD ASK LAXMAN TO RETIRE AND ALSO GAMBHIR AND SEHWAG

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 3:08 GMT

    hahah sachin realize he will never get his 100th 100 in a test match so he trying for it inna odi i agree make 50 odi 100's man it all counts lol

  • POSTED BY BravoBravo on | January 16, 2012, 3:02 GMT

    I have a gut wrenching feeling, that IND will loose badly in ODI too. They will not even win against SL in forthcoming triseries because it is being played outside IND. I am rooting for SL, Go SL!!!

  • POSTED BY Dashgar on | January 16, 2012, 3:02 GMT

    Sehwag, Tiwary, Kohli, Sharma, Raina, Dhoni, Jadeja, Pathan, Ashwin, Kumar, Yadav. Time for India to go with some new faces. Sachin and Gambhir aren't going to do the job in the ODIs cos they haven't done the job in the tests, their best format. Try out some youth and prepare for next world cup which will be in this country. Sehwag is a natural short game player, he stays but other than that give the youth a chance.

  • POSTED BY satish619chandar on | January 16, 2012, 2:52 GMT

    This is the best squad available..

  • POSTED BY BeatTheChamps on | January 16, 2012, 2:48 GMT

    I think the best thing Sachin can do is to announce his retirement from international cricket after this ODI series. That way he still has a chance to get his 100th ton during this ODI series (in which he will play at least 8 games, that too as an opener) and it will also prove that he's not playing only for the 100th ton because the retirement decision would have come before he achieves it. If he doesn't get the 100th, so be it. 99 hundreds is equally respectable. If by God's grace he gets it, then it will be a perfect goodbye to a fascinating career.

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 2:43 GMT

    why ambati ruyudu is not trying he is dashing player like shewag

  • POSTED BY Letsherethemrattle on | January 16, 2012, 2:35 GMT

    Guys come on.... Forget Satchin, Dravid, Laxman and Dohni. Time to look to the future unless you want us Aussies to keep smashing your old Indian heros

  • POSTED BY DrAtharAbbas on | January 16, 2012, 2:22 GMT

    We should ASK STEVEN: Who has retired the most number of times: As an individual and team total!. I think Afridi and M Yousuf would be top contenders for this spot

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 2:21 GMT

    Irfan is back .....hell yeah !! :D i think Yusuf is the best option instead of Jadeja... .

  • POSTED BY DrAtharAbbas on | January 16, 2012, 2:20 GMT

    Asking why are they are playing and not retiring is foolish: they are playing as selectors are selecting them: Ask the selectors why are they selecting them!

  • POSTED BY DrAtharAbbas on | January 16, 2012, 2:19 GMT

    Pakistan players retire many times, players in the other teams retire once, Indian players never retire :D

  • POSTED BY Nish8738 on | January 16, 2012, 2:13 GMT

    I see no point of having someone like vinay kumar. even micheal hussey bowled better and faster than him with swing. he needs to be dropped. he has no bounce no swing no pace. what is he there for??

  • POSTED BY Nish8738 on | January 16, 2012, 2:11 GMT

    Very good squad. We all know zaheer wont be fit for the whole tour. and people who are whinnig about varun aaoron. HE IS INJURED. I just wish bhajji was playing the guy has done so much for india he doesn't deserve this anyways. my playing XI would be sachin,sehwag,gautam,kohli,dhoni,raina,Jadeja,ashwin,umesh,zaheer,praveen. rohit and rahul sharma might be unlucky again.

  • POSTED BY nyc_missile on | January 16, 2012, 2:10 GMT

    Why does this mentally scarred Sachin selfish Tendulkar want to play in ODIs,does he wish to oversee another whitewash in ODI too..for God sake,take out the gangrene of Indian cricket,Sehwag,Gambhir&Dhoni,how many thrashings are needed for a change to happen?

  • POSTED BY AVRAJAN on | January 16, 2012, 1:52 GMT

    India is again doing the same mistake. Raina has lost his form and should not have been picked. The Board should have the courage to drop the seniors and give chance to youngsters. Talent and current form and not the fame of the individual should be given importance. And why Tendulkar again? May be to score his 100th century. Now even those fans who does not like Tendulkar started praying for his achievement so that it will pave way for youngsters.

  • POSTED BY saqskhan on | January 16, 2012, 1:48 GMT

    @divyang007...this means Sachin is playing for the record and not for his country, why he didn't make runs whenever India needed..if he is the god of cricket, then the god is only not playing the good cricket so how come u r expecting good cricket from others. Why r we doing only Sachin Sachin and de-motivating the other Indian Players who r desperate and deserves to be in Indian squad..its high time now guys.

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 1:43 GMT

    Let this team play the fourth test, If they lose it is OK. At least they gain some practice on Aussie pitches, before the ODIs start.

  • POSTED BY Meety on | January 16, 2012, 1:32 GMT

    Guess Sachin is still determined for the 100th 100. (Although Adelaide will be a belter for the 4th Test)!

  • POSTED BY dilscoop on | January 16, 2012, 1:27 GMT

    How does parthiv continue to be in the team - is it because of chirayu amin's or Niranjan shah's quota - baffling. He has repeatedly failed in all the ODI's vs England and WI at home though he batted "decently" in england failing to get a big score even after getting good starts. Saha should have been continued even in the ODI's as the 2nd keeper though I would be surprised if the 2nd keeper gets to play even one game. I personally would have dropped sehwag (on form) and included Rahane in his place -also it is time to look beyond Zaheer (suspect fielding and batting) in the ODI's since no way he is going to be part of the next world cup squad. Despite the drubbing the selectors are playing safe - they would put an argument that ODI's are different from tests etc - they could have showed their anger and started the "seniors" chalo movement with the dropping of sehwag and Zaheer for the ODI's. Also Vinay kumar does not look international class - he is poor man's pravin kumar.

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 1:27 GMT

    Varon is injured guys so dont comment bout him,

    rahane should be given more chances cuz he's the future

  • POSTED BY Hodra99 on | January 16, 2012, 1:13 GMT

    Record chaser....give it away Tendulkar, you are only tarnishing your great record now.

  • POSTED BY HimanshuKapoor on | January 16, 2012, 1:06 GMT

    Sachin's selection shows his desperation to score hundred if not in Tests ( which he has shown his incapability in 1 year) then atleast in 1 day at the cost of juniors learning in the Australian soil which will be useful for 2015 world cup.He should retire with respect now itself and give others chance to grow. The whole Indian seniors should retire after this series and pave way for the youngsters.

  • POSTED BY katsunn on | January 16, 2012, 1:06 GMT

    Irfan pathan should be considered to be the 4th seamer if 4 seamers are needed. ofc indians are notoriously bad at determining when a 4th seamer is needed, but it's always an option

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 1:04 GMT

    I dont think so Vinay Kumar should be in squad... we should have a young talent instead

  • POSTED BY ajaypal on | January 16, 2012, 0:57 GMT

    I hope Sachin score his 100th Ton & get the monkey off his back. It's another opportunity in ODI's and i hope he scores & get on with his life. Otherwise every time he walks in to bat, media starts speculating.

  • POSTED BY SanjivAwesome on | January 16, 2012, 0:37 GMT

    Another grave mistake from Srikant for selecting a player who has been "found out" by the Aus bowlers.

  • POSTED BY on | January 16, 2012, 0:28 GMT

    What is up with you Indians making everyone a god so easily! SRK is a god and Sachin is a god - I guess we should stop going to mosque and mandir and start pooja them - Call them King but not god - Thanks

  • POSTED BY ultimatewarrior on | January 16, 2012, 0:20 GMT

    Where is Varun Aaron the fast bowler

  • POSTED BY pravineswar on | January 15, 2012, 23:55 GMT

    I feel Robin Uttappa & Ashok Dinda should have been selected in place of Sachin & Zaheer in the squad.

    ODI team should be able to manage without Sachin & his services are essential in tests since our young batsman are still finding their feet in test matches.Sachin is not going to play 2015 World Cup, it is time to invest in other players at least in ODIs. His 100th hundred can wait till India plays next test series. With Robin's hitting capabilities, he should be nurtured&persisted since he can keep wickets too.

    We all know about Zaheer's fitness and im sure he will break down after he plays this ODI series. His presence in test matches are essential with India needing 20 wickets to win test matches and we cant afford another break down in middle of test series. Ashok has done far better than Irfan & other bowlers in Ranji trophy this year and definitely needs a look in soon.

    Parthiv, i agree is committed and gritty player one can get but he needs to score big runs quickly.

  • POSTED BY Semoli on | January 15, 2012, 23:42 GMT

    The team should be run like a professional outfit. A team has back ups, succession plans and roadmaps. I wonder if Sachin and Co realise the harm they are causing to the team by being adamant about not wanting to talk about retirement.

    It is only fair we (the biggest stakeholders) expect some level of professionalism here.

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 23:40 GMT

    my first XI in order: Sehwag, Tendulkar, Gambhir, Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jadeja, Dhoni, Ashwin, Praveen Kumar, Zaheer Khan, Umesh Yadav. 12th man: irfan pathan

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 23:35 GMT

    Nobody will dispute that Sachin Tendulkar is one of the best batsman in the world in any form of the game. I watched him play when he first came to Australia as a teenager and predicted that he will be better than Viv Richards. It is very clear that he has been selected for the 50 over tournament with Australia and Sri Lanka, to give him the chance of getting his 100th test and 50 over century, as he was not able to convert the 50+ to 100 in the tests. Isn't it a case of the selectors promoting an individuals "cause" instead of thinking nationally and concentrating on "Mother India" and selecting a promising youngster into the 50 over squad ?

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 23:23 GMT

    varoon should be there... no place for vinay

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 23:17 GMT

    Finally Irfan is in, although not sure he will play, can't see four quicks (Irfan, Zak, Praveen and Umesh).

    Parthiv should be dropped. Show same faith in robin uthappa or even cheteshwar pujara. Uthappa can be reserver keeper.

  • POSTED BY Shan_Oz on | January 15, 2012, 23:16 GMT

    HOW DID VINAY KUMAR MAKE THE CUT..AHEAD OF AARON and even ISHANT hahahahah..Rahane should ahve been picked ahead of Tiwary also, he can play pace and is a good hooker/puller

  • POSTED BY tearsinblue on | January 15, 2012, 23:15 GMT

    Let's hope the ODI series is a bit more exciting. The game has suddenly become really one-sided favouring home teams. England win in England, India win in India, Australia win in Australia. Lions at home, lambs abroad.

  • POSTED BY ma01 on | January 15, 2012, 23:13 GMT

    I don't understand why Vinay kumar is selected for? - no pace, no swing. Same is with Irfan pathan. Indian fast bowling unit needs explosive fast bowlers- BCCI needs to search for bowlers who can bowl above 150kph. we don't have a single bowler who can make an impact with pace. Now- Where is harbhajan?. i think dinesh karthik would be a better choice over parthiv patel.

  • POSTED BY SRT_GENIUS on | January 15, 2012, 23:10 GMT

    Really Mr. Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar - have you no shame ?

  • POSTED BY posybeon123 on | January 15, 2012, 23:03 GMT

    either : sachin, viru, gambir, rohit, koli,raina, dhoni, zak, umesh, ashwin, pk.. or : sachin, viru, gambir, rohit, koli, irfan, ashwin, zak umesh, pk

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 22:57 GMT

    Rahane for Tiwary, Aaron for Vinay -- These young players have been in and out of the side for no reason. Tendulkar is only playing for "marketing" reasons. He should retire from ODIs for the better interests of Indian cricket.

  • POSTED BY SubbuTK on | January 15, 2012, 22:55 GMT

    Enough of this little thug. Its selfish of him to occupy a spot in the team. He has gotten a year to get his 100th ton.... enough is enough.

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 22:42 GMT

    The people who comment on Sachin's inclusion must check their own cricketing knowledge. How much more you would expect from a man who had given it all for the country for 22 continuous years? Still, you want him to single handedly win games & if he fails in some occasions, you will call for his head. If he scores his 100th ton, all these half baked people will congratulate him, as if they scored it. Internet provides a platform for all so-called geniuses who will not clean up their own back & comment on legends like the Master Blaster. YES, for a SACHIN FAN, 100th ton is MUCH MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE TEAM'S WIN. This is an immature word, but I also want to show myself half baked now, seeing the no. of comments against the master. For sure, he will make India win the ODI series & then I would like to see the comments. Real life selfish people are calling the God as selfish! Pathetic...

  • POSTED BY AbdullahShaikh on | January 15, 2012, 22:41 GMT

    @ ashwin49 .. i agree. AS for as SRT's 100th ton is concerned the selectors should arrange a series with Namibia or Nepal or UAE, because stronger asslociates like Afghanistan, Ireland, Scotland etc may not allow SRT to get the 100th ton. Sirs, Selectors Please .... end his misery and also the misery of the fans as we are now tired of this hype. And then give him a Grand Farewell Game. The Greatest little Master deserves it.

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 22:34 GMT

    Robin and Ishant could have been given an opportunity.

  • POSTED BY Aaron007 on | January 15, 2012, 22:26 GMT

    Wriddhiman Saha should've be given a chance as the supplementary WK instead of Parthiv. He has sound technique and after seeing the struggle of Top quality Indian batsmen in the Australian Pitches (never mind AUS's amazing bowling line-up), it would only make sense to have batsmen who knw to play straight. Parthiv performed in one inning in England but because he got away a few times after playing some ridiculous shots. I guess we have learnt that there is no more getting away and technique plays a very important part in any form of Cricket. Apart from that, wicket keeping skills matter the most and he is surely sloppy behind the wickets. Saha has been waiting enough for a chance to play, after seeing him play only in a few innings in IPL (and good ones too), i only hope to see more of him but it seems farfetched. I hope that Indian selectors become more open minded and make some decisions without being over calculative.

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 22:04 GMT

    History says that India has not done well in Australia in the ODI's apart from 2 occasions. Benson & hedges trophy- 1985 and Tri series in 2008. The one player who did well in the 2 finals last time India played in Aus was Sachin. Anybody who watched the current Test series will understand why Sachin is selected, cos he is the only one played who has looked comfortable at the crease, apart from Virat at Perth. Sachin bashing is a trend now a days. I have watched Indian cricket closely from 1980 till date. This team is now not performing well abroad, but then, when has any Indian team performed well consistently abroad. After Kapil, there is no greater impact player our country has seen than Sachin. I will even say he has been the best sportsman this country has produced since the 1980's. Apart from being a cricketer Sachin was a source of energy to our country, which did not have many hero's to look up to. So please don't ridicule yourselves by insulting a nation's hero.

  • POSTED BY AbdullahShaikh on | January 15, 2012, 21:59 GMT

    Are we still looking for SRT's 100th 100.

  • POSTED BY AbdullahShaikh on | January 15, 2012, 21:52 GMT

    Oh no. not again. i think now SRT should take VRS and sip cofee at home while watching the matches on TV. Especially oneday cricket is more so for younsters.

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 21:35 GMT

    THE PLAYING 11 SACHIN SHEWAG KHOLI SURESH RAINA ROHITH DHONI JADEJA IRFAN ASHWIN ZAHEER UMESH

  • POSTED BY spinkingKK on | January 15, 2012, 21:35 GMT

    Ishnat Sharma should have been included in place of Vinay Kumar. The selectors got to think with their knowledge of touring. This is Australia. The bowling can win ODI's. Vinay could have been effective and Ishant could have been ineffective in India. But, here, Ishant's bowling would have been important. No need to have Zaheer. A bit hard to drop Sehwag. But, I am sure he will fail. So, will Gambhir. But, the selectors can only learn after the series. My preferred 11 from this squad will be: Tendulkar, Sehwag, Raina, Kohli, Rohit, Tiwary, Dhoni, Irfan, Jadeja, Yadav, Zaheer. If Jadeja's bowling fails consistently, then Ashwin can included, but needs to be told that he should act like a sportsman and give his best in the field.

  • POSTED BY Harshadegrate on | January 15, 2012, 21:25 GMT

    Can anyone say me when was the last time sehwag played a match winnin knock leave it a reasonable knock away from home .. Dont try it its a long time back really... One thing has to be accepted he and msd really cant survive in movin and bouncin pitches .. Even a child can see it wit the way they play .. Wats the use of persistin wit them .. I am a die hard fan of rahul dravid .. But i think that he should call it a day soon .. Even the vvs and sachin ..no use in playin for your records without botherin about the future of indian cricket . If you love your game.. Keep playin in domestic cricket .. Not like this playin ugly cricket abroad .. Dont make the people who loved you so much start hatin you ..

  • POSTED BY Philip_Gnana on | January 15, 2012, 21:14 GMT

    Why not arrange for a One Test series with Sri Lanka as usual, as that would have enabled SRT to get his one hundredth century? That is something he will surely be able to do. Playing against minnows that is.

    Philip Gnana, Surrey

  • POSTED BY Al_Bundy1 on | January 15, 2012, 21:10 GMT

    Selection is good, except for Sachin. After poor performance in the test series, he should have been kicked out of the ODI team. If the selectors want to give him a chance to complete his 100th 100, let him play on the flat pitches in India.

  • POSTED BY Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on | January 15, 2012, 21:08 GMT

    There is no point in Sachin playing ODIs in Australia. The only purpose of him playing ODIs should be for getting that artificial 100th 100. That's all. If Sachin makes a century at Adelaide, I would never pick him for any ODIs except for a farewell series as a goodwill gesture. Next WC is in Australia and how dumb to play him in this triangular series if he isn't going to play WC2015. I sincerely hope he makes a century at Adelaide and spares our ODI Team at least. Even if he doesn't score a century at Adelaide, we shouldn't pick him for this triangular series. Our youngsters deserve that spot.

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 21:03 GMT

    Beats me how insensitive Indian fans can be! Many comments here call Sachin "selfish", "playing only for 100th hundred", "not ready to give chance to young blood" and mention "his poor form in the tests" Do you guys realize that even in his "poor form", he was the most successful Indian batman with an ave of 41.5 (2nd highest among regular Indian batsmen was Dravid at 28!) And I have no idea how people differentiate between scoring runs for country and for oneself! I don't recall once when he has slowed down team run-rate when nearing a 100! Yes, even I was expecting more from him: on this tour & some more critical occasions too! Yes, he isn't God, perhaps not even a great finisher!But he still is the best one that we have!! As for the young blood argument, He has taken rest numerous times from ODIs to give them chance. But at this point, when the team is at its lowest point in post-Ganguly era, we need him in the team: as a performer and as a morale-booster for the rest of the team

  • POSTED BY HawksEyeFocused on | January 15, 2012, 20:47 GMT

    I strongly believe that India will also be white-washed in T-20's and ODIs as well...a total winless series!!! Finally India will be at its well-deserved ranking spot i.e. TOP from BOTTOM at the end of the series!!!

  • POSTED BY MathewsAdelaide on | January 15, 2012, 20:28 GMT

    I WOULD LIKE TO SEE ONLY 2 CHANGES IN THIS SQUAD :- BRING robin uthappa (RESERVE WICKET KEEPER BATSMAN) INSTEAD OF PARTHIV PATEL, BRING varun aroon INSTEAD OF VINAY KUMAR

  • POSTED BY SRT_GENIUS on | January 15, 2012, 20:22 GMT

    @Kalyan Manda: open your eyes. Sachin's era is over. He needs to step out. What he did 20 yrs back has no relevance today. People's body changes in 20 yrs. They get old. Sachin needs to go. (See my name: Sachin is my favorite player of all time obviously but his time is over and it would be very selfish for him to go on).

  • POSTED BY bingorighton on | January 15, 2012, 20:07 GMT

    @ bundy....who you calling selfish ? well i wish atleast 1 player could go selfish and score 100 runs for himself. virat ? msd ? gambhir ? sehwag ? go selfish and try and score a 100. those 100 and every run a selfish player scores will add to indian total too. just age cannot be a ticket into indian team. you need to earn the spot. see the stats given by sachin chaudhary....Rahul dravid and sachin are the best 2 scores in the 6 losses that hurt us all. wish the so called unselfish players had contributed more and you wouldnt have seen these 6 losses.

  • POSTED BY hellraiser.. on | January 15, 2012, 19:46 GMT

    as sachin is been selected again so india is going to lose again... what a ridiculous cricketer he is... whenever team needs him always gets flop

  • POSTED BY rp1106 on | January 15, 2012, 19:40 GMT

    What Vinay Kumar is doing in this team? When you have Zaheer, Umesh, Praveen and Irfan, what he is going to do? I would have rather kept Rahane in the side. Give him a few games in between either in place of Sachin or Gambhir or even Sehwag.

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 19:29 GMT

    Milestones are meant for armchair critics & keyboard bashers. Not for champions. Sachin Tendulkar continues to play cricket purely for his love of the game. Whether he gets his 100th or not will have no impact on his retirement. He will continue playing as long as he scores runs & contributes to the team. It is a crying shame that he's being projected as a schemer by a few shallow sighted people. Guess that's the price SRT pays for his ever dignified silence.

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 19:21 GMT

    29 54 5884 3226 100 7/59 12/126 32.26 3.28 58.8 2 7 2 Sachin Chaudhry...do u ever seen irfan pathan profile he has only played 29 tests

    in his last test he took 5 for 54

  • POSTED BY haq33 on | January 15, 2012, 19:20 GMT

    I am beginning to think that there is seriously something wrong with the Indian cricketing mentality, a blame to be shared by both the BCCI and the fans who keep egging SRT on pointlessly. Truly bizarre to see that a below-par Sachin is going to be picked for the one-dayers simply to try and get his 100th against a top team. Clearly there are younger players waiting in the ranks who deserve a chance after the test debacle. Let Sachin play at home against BD so he can revel in his own self-glorification. Until then, give the next generation a chance.

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 19:20 GMT

    @AI_Bundy1: You cannot decide to quit players . Players Knows when to quit moreover In this series Sachin is the only player scored more runs in the series .Already we had given enogh chances to the youngsters but they are not comparable with sachin .

  • POSTED BY Harry0009 on | January 15, 2012, 19:19 GMT

    Again am not sure about the rationale behind this. If this is to help Sachin score the 100th ton, makes sense. But let's face the fact, injecting fresh blood would have helped. Sehwag is surely out of form, and hope he gets better for ODIs. Not sure about the persistent selection of Vinay Kumar who seems to be like a Medium pacer can be thrashed at will. What happened to Varun Aaron. Has he lost pace after injury only time will tell?

    Better exit gracefully than to end up in a bad farewell years later.

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 19:12 GMT

    Focas no Rahane!! how come?

  • POSTED BY wolf777 on | January 15, 2012, 19:12 GMT

    @ Sachin Chaudhry...Irfan should be picked in the team as an allrounder not as a pure bowler. Those of us who want him back in the eleven, want him in place of the sixth batsman's place. By picking only three bolwers, India is often found out of fresh bowlers to wipe out the tail. Irfan could be very handy in giving bowlers rest and at the same time a threat to the opposition in any condition. Also, when a bowler gets injured, Irfan is there to pick up the load. If you remember, India was very much in the game before Zaheer got injured on the first day of Lord's test. With only three bowlers left, India was out of the game right away.

  • POSTED BY Punjin on | January 15, 2012, 19:05 GMT

    Does anyone feel that Robin Utthapa deserves a chance in one day and T20 squad? Y Parthiv? Com'on Yuvi- Punjabi's are known for their courage. Would love to see Aussies make you mad and you retaliate with bat---hitting bowlers all over. Glad to see Sachin retained for one dayers and Sehwag too. They both should open and take advantage of fielding restrictions. Overall a good team selection- Yuvi's experience will be missed. Com'on Yuvi.. you are 29 and not have many years left.. capitalize and India needs you to play.

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 19:03 GMT

    oh well.....india is going to lose 8 out of 8 matches they play in the tri series....

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 19:00 GMT

    whom are u mentioning selfish?

  • POSTED BY Avi56 on | January 15, 2012, 18:57 GMT

    Yes Finally a Swing Expert Irfan Pathan is back....That guy impressed us first in 2003 when he debut against AUS in aus how can we forget that yorker ball of his.....Dhoni make him ur black knight he can certainly change the course of the game all of a sudden...if you forgotten the man of the final for T20 Championship 2007 in SA..

  • POSTED BY shreesoft on | January 15, 2012, 18:56 GMT

    Bad selection.. Why the hell they dont even consider Varun aaron . he is the fastest bowler we have right now . he has clocked almost 154 kmph and still he is not in the Squad to australia . Players like Ishant who hardly touches 145 has bowled above 145 cdonsustently in AUS and i am pretty sure Varun could have clocked more than 154 in Aus . selectors have lost thier mind .

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 18:55 GMT

    Is sachin bigger then game....or 100th 100 is more then test win...why it is that he decide which series to play ..moreover that he played his last ODI a year back...n played only test matches that to with average performance.Is BCCI afraid of dropping him.Its high time to give chance to youngster to play in Australian condition. when Ganguly can be forced to retire after scoring 980 in 10 test matches, then why not tendulkar.No doubt he has records, but for how long he can be selected because of that.If he is going to play only selected series then he can continue till d age of 70 and I'm sure no one will ever dare to beat his record. Request to BCCI stop being partial, Yardstick should be same for all. Ganguly,sachin,dravid,laxman all are Greats!!..but its high time...else conduct some Zimbabwe,Bangladesh, west Indies tour to get the stats and status back!!

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 18:48 GMT

    Overall good team selected but Vinay Kumar should be replaced either by Varun Aeron or any new face and Parthiv by Robin Uthappa as a reserved wicket keeper.

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 18:47 GMT

    4-0, laxman,dravid, and great sachin should be welcomed at airport with some nice juicy tamatos, i wish sachin willl nvr get his 100th 100.

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 18:39 GMT

    Gambhir, Sehwag, Kohli, Rohit, Raina, Jadeja, Dhoni, Ashwin, Zaheer, Praveen, Umesh - the 1st choice 11..Manoj, Rahane, Irfan, Rahul Sh, Aaron, Wriddhi xtra In longer run these players along with Mikund, Pujara, Ojha and Yuvraj, Yusuf will form the Indian team

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 18:29 GMT

    Good new for india to come back irfan pathan Sachim Tendulkar Parveen Kumar To the limited Over squad*They must Win the future Matchs

  • POSTED BY cricexpt on | January 15, 2012, 18:24 GMT

    @Sachin Chaudhry: That is why Irfan was dropped. You don't seem to follow Ranji Matches. He had taken 5 for's three to four times and he has got his swing back. He is back to full form but selectors chose to neglect for aussie series STRANGELY. Whereas Sachin Tendulkar is the most selfish player in the world he plays only for himself. Dhoni should be dropped immediately from test team. Selectors probably pick Parthiv Patel to keep Dhoni's Place safe in ODI's. I Strongly feel Ibrahim Khaleel should have been Selected Ahead of Saha and Parthiv. Becoz these two are the worst wicketkeeper batsman we have but still they are selected Strange.

  • POSTED BY Saeed.Lodhi on | January 15, 2012, 18:24 GMT

    Where is Yusuf Pathan ... Why isnt he in the Team ?

  • POSTED BY street_smart on | January 15, 2012, 18:22 GMT

    Parthiv patel is another waste.. Wridhhiman was already in the test squad & parthiv patel has failed repeatedly.. Moreover W Saha has been net practicing in aus pitches & also played in the practice matches before the tour.. So instead of parthiv they should have retained W Saha .. Dinda who is the 2nd highest wicket taker in Ranji this season that too Bengal didn't qualify for QF otherwise he would have bagged more wickets... Dinda should have been selected over Irfan & Vinay Kumar .. Sachin who didn't play an ODI from WC onwards suddenly decides to play just to reach his personal milestone.. This is really selfishness from a man of his stature...being Sachin in starting 11 one young player has to sit out which means more sloppy indian team in the field

  • POSTED BY stalefresh on | January 15, 2012, 18:19 GMT

    Sachin will get a ton in Adelaide and India will draw the match, if not win. He will then go onto score a 3 more tons in one day series, but India will loose to aus in best of 3 finals.

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 18:19 GMT

    Just get your 100th century and quit ... the team is in need of youngsters for future, you can't be playing till 50

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 18:15 GMT

    now where is robin uthappa ??? he is a good player and in my opinion he should be there in odi and t20

  • POSTED BY vigneshvinu on | January 15, 2012, 18:12 GMT

    i think parthiv doesn't deserve the chance,he should have dropped he scored just 57 runs in last 5 innings at home series.either robin r karthik should have replaced so that they can bat anywhere and even score quick runs at time.sachin should justify his selection by scoring his 100th hundred in one dayers and retire in aus series itself.

  • POSTED BY keecha on | January 15, 2012, 18:11 GMT

    I don't know how many had read an interview extract from Sachin 3 years ago. Gavaskar had tod him that he needs to get 50 Hundreds and 100 50's in ODIs along with 20000 runs and also 50 hundreds and 15000 runs in tests. He has done it all in tests. He needs 2 more hundreds, 6 fifties and close to 1800 runs in ODIs after which he will retire..

  • POSTED BY street_smart on | January 15, 2012, 18:11 GMT

    Irfan is just waste.. Even in the last Ranji match he played with Bengal this season, the old fox Ganguly who is out of international cricket for 3 years now belted him 2 fours in almost every over he faced

  • POSTED BY SachinRao on | January 15, 2012, 18:11 GMT

    (Why is my earlier quotes not visible??) My ideal team would be: Naman Ojha over Parthiv. Ashok Dinda (Ideally Abu Nechim) over Vinay Kumar. Ajinkya Rahane over Manoj Tiwary. I have a feeling Rahul Sharma with his height will enjoy Aus. wickets..hope he gets his chances. I hope and pray they dump Fletcher and Eric Simons ASAP. We should get an experiences COACH (not player) and have an assistant Indian coach.

  • POSTED BY SAJIL_KERALA on | January 15, 2012, 18:07 GMT

    Don't understand why everbody want the blood of God of cricket? Did he score 99 centuries? What else you need? Politics and cinema don't have age of retiring, more the age more the stronger you get in politics. Likewise, Sachin should be given a life time membership in team India which in turn will fetch 200 or 300 centuries for him, so what else we need? Lifetime membership is the best thing that we confer to great Sachin than the Barat ranta. Also, when he passes the age of 50, BCCI should amend the law of cricket to allow Sachin to have a runner (his son), not to allow rival bolwlers bowling at a speed of 80 KPM, no LBW against Sachin and so on.

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 17:58 GMT

    I don't know y Vinaya kumar has been picked. He never been match winnig player. On what basis he is picked again and again. Dhoni should be kicked out of tests immediately after this series. All Indian players are not playing well becaz of IPL. They are earning log of money. BCCI should stop playing IPL. Otherwise our Indian team will become worst than bangladesh. Better remove all old players and give chances to yougsters.

  • POSTED BY remnant on | January 15, 2012, 17:54 GMT

    He wants to open in ODIs where the 20 over fielding restrictions apply but cannot do the same in Tests, at a time when the regular opener, especially Sehwag, given his lack of footwork, is susceptible.

    Very self centered. Only motive appears a desire to hit the 100th 100 in Aus.

  • POSTED BY soumik on | January 15, 2012, 17:49 GMT

    Now he should be playing ODI given the 100s of hundreds didn't come along despite his repeated tries in tests.He is giving it another shot by choosing to play in ODIs.He himself knows that the end is nearing.Otherwise what's the rationale of playing this series where he hasn't played a single ODI after WC?Maybe you are the greatest after Sir Don (I don't know),but it's the time to go,Mr.SRT.Hope you are aware of someone named Sunil Gavaskar who left it on a high and it's still applicable for you.But don't be late Sir,otherwise such a great statistical career will have no meaning to your die-hard fans even.

  • POSTED BY RahulBhaskaranpinarayi on | January 15, 2012, 17:46 GMT

    sachin is great still. sachin is more good in odi than tests.in the last 2 year sachin not played 90% of onday cricket. if sachin not played oneday ,oneday cricket will die.sachin is essential.if sachin is playing we will fell feel india is playing ,if the younsters are playing we see it only a 11 guys playing not india playing,enen they are winning but no body will watch. age is not a problem sachin can play another 3 yeres of cricket.

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 17:45 GMT

    Al_Bundy1 Stop talking out of your spine. Scores of 70 and 80s are not exactly being tamed. Its not your fault if the rest of the team fails to perform

  • POSTED BY cimrsimg on | January 15, 2012, 17:44 GMT

    All those asking for Varun, he is not fit. So you have to stay with Vinay Kumar. Not that I like him, but no more choices unless you want to try out with Ishant.

    For Sachin, it has become more of a routine for many to crib about him. But check the numbers guys. He is the only Indian featuring in top 5 run getters in the ongoing series. And he made his run fluently, din't struggle like others.

  • POSTED BY cricket_pak419 on | January 15, 2012, 17:44 GMT

    Haha Tendulker is in the squad and they will be white washed again. Then Tendulker will make an excuse not to play for the odi's. Tendulker will make his 100th 100th against bangladesh in the Asia cup. Pakistan Zindabad!

  • POSTED BY Rakim on | January 15, 2012, 17:39 GMT

    I like Rahane :(..... he should've been selected

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 17:39 GMT

    people doing irfan irfan..but guess u have short memory,,,irfan took just 33 wickets in last 14 tests and 28 innings he played with an average of 1.15 wicket per inning which was too bad...thats why he was dropped.and he didnt do anything special in ranji to be picked for tests...and this will be his only ODI series on return...he doesnt have speed and he has lost his swing...

  • POSTED BY divyang007 on | January 15, 2012, 17:35 GMT

    No way Sachin should not quit right now..he is still fit and young to play cricket and he should finish his 100th century then quit...and thats what he will do...cause all the indian fans are just waiting for his 100th century...and he will finish it then quit....good job sachin the god of cricket...

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 17:35 GMT

    As per stats for the 6 tests (Eng + Aus) excluding Perth test, the stats of our batsmen are as follows. So if VVS is poorer than MSD(read no technique), he definitely deserves to be out. The stats clearly indicate that even when RD and SRT ...have not done well they are better than the current crop (MSD, GG, VS, VK). Indian batting is terrible due to too much T20(IPL) and there aren't many young players with solid technique to do well abroad (SA, Eng and Aus).

    RD - 6 12 2 573 146* 57.30 SRT - 6 12 0 499 91 41.58 MSD - 6 12 2 308 77 30.80 VVS - 6 12 0 253 66 21.08 GG - 5 10 0 201 83 20.10 VS - 4 8 0 149 67 18.62 (Virender Sehwag) VK - 2 4 0 43 23 10.75

  • POSTED BY Adeel9 on | January 15, 2012, 17:35 GMT

    Good to see Irfan back. Can't understand why parthiv gets selected again and again. Horrible keeper, Bad fielder, Inconsistent batsman.

  • POSTED BY ihaq1 on | January 15, 2012, 17:33 GMT

    while rahane did not play well in india and was not given a chance in australia one feels that ashwin probably should have been dropped for pragyan...it does seem that the BCCI has not noticed teh failures in australia...and many think they should have thought of how their openers played...however sehwag is still a good one day opener and spinner...obviously the addition of raina, tiwary, jadeja, rahul sharma, irfan and praveen kumar will give dhoni some maneovring room...but is dhoni capable of utilizing all his resources..probably so in one dayers...maybe india should go in for a different test captain..!

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 17:30 GMT

    Good Team selection. Vinay kumar should not have been selected, he is neither a fast bowler nor a spinner, useless bowler. Rest of the squad is good.

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 17:26 GMT

    Sachin should have been dropped from One day...I am willing to bet Sehwag will be a flop in one dayers also

  • POSTED BY seantells on | January 15, 2012, 17:23 GMT

    hopefully he will perform

  • POSTED BY Al_Bundy1 on | January 15, 2012, 17:23 GMT

    Common BCCI - grow a spine. Why select this selfish player for ODI? Didn't you see how the Aussie quicks nuetered him in the test series. He should have retired gracefully after the World Cup. Give youngsters like Rohit, Manoj, Robin, etc a chance. Cricinfo pls post

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 17:22 GMT

    what shame i dont know what big thing vinay kumar is....it should have been vinay kumar=varun aaron, parthiv patel=robin uthappa, manoj tiwary=rahane(tiwary is weak and cant clear boundaries in australia)

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 17:21 GMT

    sehwag, sachin, virat, rohit, raina, dhoni, ashwin, irfan, praveen, rahul, zaheer..

    this is the good team..

  • POSTED BY Nampally on | January 15, 2012, 17:20 GMT

    This ODI squad is much better than the Test squad because of the 2 all rounders in place -Jadeja & Pathan & a wrist leg spinner like Rahul Sharma is included.Now it is Dhoni's turn to avoid his blunders in selecting his final XI. What happened to Aaron? Is he still not recovered to be selected? Aaron is the other guy apart from Yadev to hit 140 KPH mark, would have been ideal guy in Australian conditions. Aaron or Dinda should have replaced Vinay Kumar to add some pace. Yadev, ZAK, Aaron & Irfan/Praveen would have been a good combo of variety - swing, pace Lefty/Rightie. Sachin will open with Sehwag followed by Gambhir, Kohli, Rohit, Dhoni, Raina/Pathan, Rahul/Ashwin, ZAK,Yadev, Praveen Kumar. Since batting is the focus, Gambhir because of his OZ playing exoerience may win #3 spot.The newcomers Raina, Tiwary, Pathan & kumar have to get used to the Aussie pitches.These guys are all < 26 years & provide agility in the field to & add intensity, Guts & will to WIN as well. Go India!

  • POSTED BY ashwin49 on | January 15, 2012, 17:18 GMT

    Guess the little ex-master wants to just get that one century and call it a day. Can the bcci please arrange a namibia or a nepal series and put him out of misery. Please? The form the indian team is in now they will be beaten by the associates like afghanistan and ireland.

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 17:18 GMT

    still vinay kumar in the team and where is varun aaron.

  • POSTED BY leleraja on | January 15, 2012, 17:17 GMT

    Sachin, you are the greatest ever to have played cricket. But you should exit gracefully and not wait until you get your 100th century. Even the great Don quit cricket when his test average was 99.9. He never wanted to raise his average to 100.

    A 20 or 30 from you in the ODI's is not going to help India's cause. Kindly pave way for youngsters and let them get the valuable match experience abroad.

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 17:16 GMT

    dont know why vinay kumar and manoj tiwari are in the squad...may be robin uthappa could have been given another go..

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 17:14 GMT

    nice team selection.. i love to see irfan back to form in australia

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 17:13 GMT

    I think in the current situation this is the best selection and hope Tandulkar gets his hundred and if he decides himself to get the retirement it would be more respectable.

  • POSTED BY Cpt.Meanster on | January 15, 2012, 17:10 GMT

    Dear Sachin, it's time you call it quits. You have served us well for 22 years. BUT the time has come for you to move on. Play in the IPL and make some more money if that's your incentive. Let the go off the Indian team in all forms. Give life and opportunity to a youngster just like how Kapil Dev gave you the opportunity to play for India. You would be serving Indian cricket even well if you retire after this series. Thank you for everything. But it's time to say good bye.

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 17:03 GMT

    Come on India.... You have picked sachin again and now for the one day series after seeing his poor form in the tests...... Do what ever you want but he will never make that long waited 100th 100.... he knows that the day he reaches that milestone H'll be out of the team......... if you just keep giving him chances h'll just keep u waiting.......... HOPE ur able understand that....

  • POSTED BY Hosoor on | January 15, 2012, 16:59 GMT

    This is really an unfortunate decision. Its right time to retire Mr. Master Blaster. We have seen enough of you, you have proved (as you did in this test series) how good you are. Please get your dreamed century and please please please retire immediately. There are young players waiting in the sidelines for years. If you old people do not retire, how will they get the chance to prove themselves? Dont be so selfish. You can even bring your own son into the team. With all the connections you have at the right levels it is not at all impossible for you to do. That would be the ultimate parody in a country of 1.2 billion population.

  • POSTED BY KricketWicket on | January 15, 2012, 16:59 GMT

    As an Indian fan, I have some big question for Sachin, VVS and Rahul. 1) What do they hope to achieve now by continuing to play? 2) What benefit are these massive failures for them? They clearly cannot learn from it. 3) Have they asked themselves the following questions - Why am I playing? Does a defeat for the team pain as much as personal failures do? Do I still have the fire in my belly to win for the team or am I playing for my legacy?

    As far as this decision to play Sachin in the ODIs is concerned, it is one big step back for the team. A youngster could have been bread in instead. Even if that youngster failed, it would be better for the team in the long run because - a) either he gets valuable experience or b) we have tried one more person and we can move to the next. Whilst Sachin playing gets us nowhere. I as a fan don't care about these ODIs as much as the longterm future of my team. SRT please pull-off and let a youngster in.

  • POSTED BY honestno2 on | January 15, 2012, 16:57 GMT

    OMG when he will complete his 100th ton....now india is paying heavily for much awaited and over hyped ton.....

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 16:48 GMT

    To all those who crib about SRT playing for himself, scoring runs is what is expected from a batsman, & that is what he's been relentlessly doing for the last 20 years! So where's the problem?? All of those 33,000 international runs have been scored by Sachin while representing Team India. But we still end up losing matches because many others in the team play like pussies! Sachin gives you runs on the scoreboard, but if others fail to capitalize on it then what is he supposed to do? The legend almost always plays his part to perfection! I'm sure Tendulkar knows when to take a call on his retirement better than anybody else. He must carry on playing as long as he scores well & stays physically fit & more importantly, as long as he enjoys playing. Remember runs wise, he is still your best bet! Respect!

  • POSTED BY Nyt_Rider on | January 15, 2012, 16:45 GMT

    India will win the ODI'S and sachin will score his 100th Century

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 16:44 GMT

    Shame! Shame!! Shame!!! to Sachin. As Sachin knows if doesn't retire, no selector has courage to keep him out of the ODI side, though he is not retiring and giving no chance to another promising player. Shame on Sachin!!!

  • POSTED BY VickGower on | January 15, 2012, 16:44 GMT

    The best part of this report is no mention of a vice-captain. Good. Because India has none.

  • POSTED BY AidanFX on | January 15, 2012, 16:38 GMT

    Will he pull out if he gets his 100th millionth billionth twentieth hundred in Adelaide? Do any of us actually think he would have put his hand up if he had the hundred by now? Ps Tendulka was plumb to Starc big time.

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 16:37 GMT

    selector will give more chances than any body in indian team till he make his 100th century ...welcome back irfan pathan

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 16:35 GMT

    india will win cb series but india should have included bhajii to make it 100% sure

  • POSTED BY Mr_Anonymous on | January 15, 2012, 16:32 GMT

    Good news: Praveen Kumar is fit again. Selection of Pathan, Rahul Sharma and Raina. I think most people wanted Pathan to be selected when PK was injured but Vinay Kumar got selected instead (which as subsequent events have proved wasn't the ideal selection). I think spinners who can do well in Australia are those whose main weapons are accuracy, PATIENCE and variations (however subtle), people like Kumble. Since Rahul Sharma is compared to Kumble in style I am hopeful he MAY be successful there. Too early to say but worth trying. Good challenge for Raina to prove that he has learnt from his England trip and can handle "juicy" pitches.

    Questionable: Vinay Kumar seems to be flavour of the season. Not sure he deserves a slot. Tiwary has talent but this is a big challenge for him. I'm on the fence about his selection.

    Wrong: Why is Parthiv Patel being persisted with? His batting maybe OK but his keeping is fairly substandard. Surely we have another better keeper who can bat a bit.

  • POSTED BY TendulkarDgr8 on | January 15, 2012, 16:28 GMT

    Was Robin Uttappa selected in the previous t20 game to play just that one match? This kind of haphazard way of selection has deterred Indian cricket for years... And what has parthiv patel done to deserve a place in the ODI squad?

  • POSTED BY prao81 on | January 15, 2012, 16:21 GMT

    Parthiv Patel yet again ..What has he done to deserve a selection ...Yet again the selectors prove to be rigid in their approach ...

  • POSTED BY Hozefa_Cricket on | January 15, 2012, 16:17 GMT

    Good Selection. But still it could have been better. I would pick Ojha instead of Rahul Sharma and Ishant over Vinay Kumar. I don't know why they are giving Vinaykumar chances. I hate VINAY KUMAR. For god sake drop VINAY.

  • POSTED BY dhoni_sachin_fan on | January 15, 2012, 16:13 GMT

    why no rahane?? he should have been in for manoj tiwary...the rest of the squad looks fine...

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 16:12 GMT

    y vinay kumar???? dun u want a fight? he bowls over 155+ kph...he hits sixes as easily as Pollard...India wl win in 20 to 30 overs...dun they wan a fight?

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 16:07 GMT

    are indian selectors kidding or what?????????? vinay kumar selected over ishant sharma??????????what the hell

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 16:06 GMT

    eeeeeee... master is back in his best format.. actually he is a classy player of test. but most of his mach wining performance got focus on odi.. waiting for his blaster innings....

  • POSTED BY cricketmaniagola on | January 15, 2012, 15:57 GMT

    Naman Ojha ...explosive wicket keeper bat..should been given the nod ahead of Pathiv Patel....the guy has been in good form recently.....

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 15:54 GMT

    Starting IX: Shewag,Sachin,Gambhir,Kohli,Rohit,Raina,Dhoni,Irfan,Praveen,Umesh,Ashwin..................

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 15:50 GMT

    Playing XI Sachin, Sehwag, Gambhir, Kohli, Dhoni, Raina, Irfan, Jadeja, Ashwin, Praveen, Zaheer

  • POSTED BY manisacumen on | January 15, 2012, 15:49 GMT

    team selection is good except for Parthiv Patel. He is a good test prospect may be; why in ODI? his selection seems to be vested interest selection. Sreeshanth would have been a better selection than Vinay Kumar; his aggro would have helped.

    But still difficult to expect this team to win; the atmoshpere doesn't give confidence. Australia look to dominate in ODI too.

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 15:48 GMT

    come on india prove that we are not home tigers.hopefully we will win odi series atleast.

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 15:45 GMT

    Apart from Parthivs, selection is fair enough.

  • POSTED BY D.S.A on | January 15, 2012, 15:43 GMT

    So Praveen is conveniently fit enough to be selected for the ODIs, but not any of the Tests?...It's not as if squads are fixed. What a shock!

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 15:42 GMT

    Not sure why this ODI series suddenly seems "important" to Sachin Tendulkar. Whatever happened to his "resting" (rusting??) policy. Oh yeah, with every Test ending in 2 days, he would have had enough family time. If ever there is a bad time for Sachin to "make himself available", it is this. It smacks of selfishness and putting self before country.

    What's the point in getting a century in a rain marred no contest against a weak Lanka side and getting clobbered by Aussie bowlers who were not even conceived when he started out in international cricket?

  • POSTED BY TeamSelector on | January 15, 2012, 15:37 GMT

    Almost a perfect selection ... except that I would drop Vinay Kumar & replace him with Varun Aaron. Good to see Irfan back in the team ...

  • POSTED BY rethuu on | January 15, 2012, 15:36 GMT

    Happy to see our master blaster SRT back in team. . My eleven for t20.. Shewag, Gambir, Raina, Kohli, Sharma, Dhoni, Jadeja, Irfan, Praveen, Zaheer and Yadav.. And for ODI. . SRT, Shewag, Gambir, Kohli, Sharma, Dhoni, Irfan, Ashwin/ Jadeja, Praveen, Zaheer and Yadav

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 15:35 GMT

    i think sachin has been picked purely to complete the 100th 100

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 15:33 GMT

    o yeah ! yuvi isn't in .. not gud__

  • POSTED BY hemamurali on | January 15, 2012, 15:27 GMT

    On the Australian pitches, "hit or out" type of stroke players do not work. There should be at least 2 players who can spend time on the pitch and prevent the fall of wickets from one side (similar to the role played by Dravid). Now, Gambhir, Rohit (if selected in playing XI) must try to settle and play. At least one of the opener and 1-down batsman should settle and play till the end of 30 overs at least). Otherwise, the team selection is OK. What are the lessons we have learnt, from the test series experience?

  • POSTED BY KiranShiva on | January 15, 2012, 15:22 GMT

    Good ODI squad i feel.....My starting lineup will be 1.Sachin Tendulkar 2.V.Sehwag 3.Gautham Gambhir 4.Virat Kohli 5.Suresh Raina 6.M.S Dhoni 7. Irfan Pathan 8. R.Ashwin 9.Zaheer Khan 10. Praveen Kumar 11.Umesh Yadav.

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 15:18 GMT

    robin uthappa should have been picked as a reserve wicky, and varun aaron for r vinay kumar , rest of the squad is ok.

  • POSTED BY RSBali on | January 15, 2012, 15:16 GMT

    Vinay Kumar; selectors give me a break.

  • POSTED BY samonly007200 on | January 15, 2012, 15:15 GMT

    At last Irfan Pathan is selected....seems like Varuna Aaron is not fully fit. Hope ODI will be a different story...team is on the path of no return ..like England tour... I believe some individual performances are the only way to change the tide and bring back the winning ways

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 15:15 GMT

    "R Vinay Kumar makes up for the fast bowling department". Vinay kumar is never going to disturb the batsman with his speed. I wonder why Chikka & Co is picking this guy despite being hit all over the park as he lacks speed, line & length. He doesn't make any sense in the line up. At his age, he looks very weak and can't even run in hard.

  • POSTED BY arvsingh on | January 15, 2012, 15:14 GMT

    Fire Duncan Fletcher, the flop coach! Fire K Srikkanth for his biased selections! Fire Dhoni for uninspired leadership!

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 15:09 GMT

    good job by the selectors....but i would have gone for mithun in place of vinay as he is a miles quicker

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 15:08 GMT

    finally IRFAN is back but dont think vinay kumar deserves to be there

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 15:08 GMT

    best 11 for odi t20 Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Sachin Tendulkar Virat Kohli Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni Ravindra Jadeja Irfan Pathan/R Ashwin Praveen Kumar Umesh Yadav, Zaheer Khan

  • POSTED BY rsurya on | January 15, 2012, 15:07 GMT

    if jadeja and irfan play together then AUS will be defeated 5-0.

    "But i have other ideas". Dhoni.

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 15:05 GMT

    Time to reform cricket on the lines of tennis. Abolish all test cricket and replace it with T20. Hold several world-wide tournaments like Australian Open, Subcontinent Open, African Open, England Open, West Indies Open and may be Dubai Open and US Open.

  • POSTED BY Capt.Hilts on | January 15, 2012, 15:00 GMT

    Tendulkar returning to Indian ODI team seems pointless. He is not going to be there defending WC in 2015. If he has any plans of doing that, he should atleast make them public, like Kallis did to put an end to speculations. So what purpose is served with him in ODI team, that too when "He makes himself available/unavailable for ODIs at will". It can be understandable for Tests, he can be around for 1 year, help in transition phase etc. Indian ODI side as of now is good without Tendulkar, and with him not playing would give 10+ matches of valuable experience to some youngster. This seems pretty illogical. Unless Tendulkar is planning to retire from ODIs or may be even Tests after this ODI series.

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 14:58 GMT

    to get 100th ton surely (because SL is there)

  • POSTED BY Romenevans on | January 15, 2012, 14:58 GMT

    "R Vinay Kumar make up the rest of the fast-bowling department." Bwahahahahahhahahahah. Isn't it an insult to all the fast bowlers from other countries? Parthiv Patel? You gotta be kidding me.

  • POSTED BY arun_padmanabhan on | January 15, 2012, 14:54 GMT

    parthiv again??? am sorry, but there are other good wicket-keepers like dk or saha, who can do a better role with the bat as well as with the gloves...as for vinay kumar retaining his place, god only knows why!! i hope he doesnt play any match..the rest of the squad is expected, fit and good..the first choice line-up will be viru, sachin, gauti, kohli, rohit/raina, dhoni, jadeja, ashwin, pk, zaheer, yadav..maybe jaddu might give way to another specialist batsman, but no other changes..

  • POSTED BY AjaySridharan on | January 15, 2012, 14:52 GMT

    This is nothing but a veiled attempt by BCCI to give Sachin an opportunity to get his 100th 100 and get out of the way after the series. Given the little master's contributions over the years, he deserves at least this much. I would have liked for him to retire from ODIs after the WC win, but he didn't. I'd rather see him play Test cricket for another year or two.

  • POSTED BY LoftedShot on | January 15, 2012, 14:51 GMT

    Irfan Pathan and Pravin Kumar would be cannon-fodder for Aussies in Australia! Ashish Nehra with his genuine abilities and nippiness would always have been a better bet. But then, logic and commonsense have never been the forte of BCCI selectors. ALl the best team BCCI!

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 14:50 GMT

    no ishanth sharma :D yahooooooo.....

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 14:48 GMT

    I guess the team selected has the potential to beat sri lanka in one or two of the matches. Competing against Australia is completely out of question. Sehwag, Gambhir, Sachin will fail big time. I have just lost all the hopes of playing well on australian soil. We haven't done anything special in T20's after that inaugural world cup triumph in 2007 and i guess India will be hammered in both the T20 matches with the Indian batsmen unable to play even 20 overs in each of the matches. Sachin will play one or two "good" innings, especially against the Sri Lankan side but again he won't be getting that 100th 100. Sehwag will throw his bat at every ball and his presence at the crease will be very less. The future of Indian cricket seems very bleak at the moment. Now, I realise that the world cup triumph was just a fluke..... Somebody save our "Men In Blue".

  • POSTED BY ubl2729 on | January 15, 2012, 14:47 GMT

    Parthiv Patel (wk) what a selector what future of indian cricket god will save

  • POSTED BY nskaile on | January 15, 2012, 14:46 GMT

    Only in INDIA bowlers like Vinay Kumar can be consider as FAST BOWLERS and get picked to play in national team lol

  • POSTED BY RK.Chandru on | January 15, 2012, 14:45 GMT

    It's not that, there are no better players around. It's just that, the selectors from their respective zones turn a blind eye towards them and their performance. But, BCCI will only look in to aspects that would fill their coffers. The battle between teams in each zone must be on level playing field. For example, performance in east zone can not be given same weightage as that of west zone. Deserving players must be given exposure at inter zonal competitions and practice matches against visiting teams. There should be 3 different teams under 3 different captains for each format (Tests, ODIs & T20s) of the game. This will give fair chances to all good players and players will not complain of overwork and exhaustion; hence, less injury risks too. Any player however great he may be should be replaced if fails in consecutive 4 or 6 innings not withstanding the idiotic saying, "form is temporary ans class is permanent". But, all this won't sure fall in the deaf ears of men concerned. But i

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 14:44 GMT

    Well if Sachin Tendulkar can't get his 100th 100 in test then the indian selectors have to put him in the odi squad to try and get it so he can retire....good move..lol

  • POSTED BY Rollercoaster_27 on | January 15, 2012, 14:44 GMT

    VINAY KUMAR, PARTHIV PATEL ???? Sachin again :( I guess I will start following some other sport, enough !

  • POSTED BY Mann123 on | January 15, 2012, 14:42 GMT

    This tells that selectors don't have it in them to make the tough calls. They could have included Rahane in place of Sachin as next world cup is in Australia and Rahane might be in that team whereas Sachin is unlikely. Rahane would have gained so much from this experience. All it needs is few wins in ODIs in Australia and maybe a victory of PAK in upcoming Asia cup and all the thrashing in tests will be forgotten.

  • POSTED BY siddhant328 on | January 15, 2012, 14:42 GMT

    My support for Wriddhiman on Parthiv and Varun Aaron on Vinay Kumar (especially in Oz conditions). Rest of the team is fine. I heartily appreciate the decision of dropping Ishant and going for Irfan. Good Shot ...

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 14:41 GMT

    so much for the 100 and a point to make

  • POSTED BY JoseDavis on | January 15, 2012, 14:40 GMT

    Hope sachin can score his 100th century in Australia.

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 14:39 GMT

    Ajinkya Rahane should have been there!

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 14:38 GMT

    quest for the 100th 100 continues.....or is it an ordeal

  • POSTED BY theswami on | January 15, 2012, 14:38 GMT

    PLAYING XI should be Sehwag, Tendulkar, Rohit, Kohli, Raina, Dhoni, Ashwin,Pathan, Praveen, Zaheer, Umesh ....... India should play 5 - 1 - 5. Otherwise we will be exposed without a good 5th/6th bowling option, an essentiality in one day cricket.

  • POSTED BY SSGupta on | January 15, 2012, 14:37 GMT

    Sachin has not been playing in the ODIs since WC 2011. Rahane has performed decently good against ODIs against England. Sachin hasn't been at his best in Tests and this can affect his ODIs performance as well. Also if selectors are looking for the future tean, then Rahane should have been given chance. Zaheer's selection is another issue as he is also in the senior age group. It will be interesting to see if his fitness allows him to play this long ODI tri - series after 4 match tests series. Good to see Praveen and Irfan back in the squad. But Praveen, Irfan and Vinay - all are same pace bowlers. It would have been better if selectors have given chance to a fast bowler like Varun Aaron and Umesh Yadav, in place of Vinay Kumar, who can just deceive the batsman with his slower deliveries.

  • POSTED BY poddardev on | January 15, 2012, 14:37 GMT

    Following Replacements must be taken in India's ODI Squad ,

    Rahul Sharma --> Harbhajan Singh Umesh Yadav --> Munaf Musa Patel Irfan Khan Pathan --> Ashish Nehra Manoj Kumar Tiwary --> Yusuf Khan Pathan Ranganath Vinay Kumar --> Ishant Sharma

  • POSTED BY skumar8494 on | January 15, 2012, 14:34 GMT

    This is the best available squad for India at present. If ODI also Indis fail same like test, Selection pannel must blood brand new squard for Asia cup.

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 14:34 GMT

    Why there are only 2 quicks(zak & umesh) in this side? remaining all Spinners.

  • POSTED BY adyy0902 on | January 15, 2012, 14:34 GMT

    My playing 11 wuld b virupa, gambhir, srt, kohli, rohit/raina, msd, jadeja, ashwin/rahul s./ vinay, irfan/praveen, zak, umesh. Manoj tiwary wil b bogey only cnsiderd when mst of above bat r injurd. Whle parthv wl get only a game or two if msd takes break, or injured.

  • POSTED BY vyseerx2 on | January 15, 2012, 14:34 GMT

    India's performance in the on going Test series against Australia , while disappointing, is not completely unexpected. Everyone hoped that India will do well, not because that India is so strong, but because Australia is considered as relatively weak, not certainly the force once they were.Unfortunately for India, batting which is considered as their forte, is proved to be the weakest in Australian conditions. So much has been expected from Sehwag ,Dravid and Tendulkar. Only Tendulkar has shown a decent form, disregarding the public expectation of his 100th International hundred. That is not much of a record except for those who are using that either as a reason to celebrate or to pull down Maestro a little bit and then feel good. Sehwag and Dravid must have been disappointed with their show so far. So must be Ashwin and Ishant in bowling. The truth is that India as a Test team is NOT as strong as Team India as a one day unit. Hope that they perform, and bring some cheer to the fans !

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 14:30 GMT

    Im happy with this squad for the most part,i still think that Harbhajan can play a vital role in especially the ODI squad.If the test series has shown us one thing its that Ashwin is overrated .dont understand why Vinay Kumar keeps getting selected .He brings absolutely nothing to the table.An allrounder like Stuart Binny would have been ideal to watch and kearn .Vinay cannot bowl,bat or field .Well at least Irfan is back in !,now whether he will ever get a chance to play is a different issue .Dhoni will more likely pick Vinay then him to play if theres a choice between the two because Dhoni never changes the team either in tests or ODI even if India is up 4-0 or down 4-0 .

  • POSTED BY arvindram on | January 15, 2012, 14:29 GMT

    Patel as a reserve keeper is disappointing, especially since he is out of form. Is Varun Aaron injured? If not, I would have liked to see him in Vinay Kumar's spot. Ajinkya should be a stand-by in case any of the openers are injured.

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 14:24 GMT

    Why these people selecting Vinay Kumar, Except this the selection is gud, please man dont select Vinay Kumar. even in test series he is use less selection. they could hav selected Irfan Pathan in place of him. I listened dat in test cricket Dravid should be retired, it is not gud because in England he was the only player who made runs.

  • POSTED BY sriram177 on | January 15, 2012, 14:24 GMT

    why is parthiv in the team .they could have choose karthick or saha (atleast he knows the aussie condition )..or may be naman ohja he is in top ten run getter in ranji 2011-2012...parthiv not fit for opening or middle order slot.he just avg below 20.when will player get chance based on present performance not on past reputation .

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 14:23 GMT

    Why Parthiv Patel is selected in this team? Selectors seem to be in love with him without any reason. Since MSD is captain so I don't see Parthiv playing any match as pure batsman. And if you rest MSD for 1 or 2 matches, Uthappa is a better choice than him. I feel for Rahane, he is unlucky and lost his place without any good reason but you can't pick a 20 men squad. Hopefully, he will get more chances in future.

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 14:22 GMT

    Why was W.Saha taken to Australia ? Was it for a joy ride ?? Difficult to understand thinking of our selectors .....

  • POSTED BY D.S.A on | January 15, 2012, 14:21 GMT

    He's only been selected so he can get a ton against a strong nation. If India's next series is against a weak team, then he won't play them, in case he gets his next ton against a weak team. He'll only play against strong teams, so his 100th will look more prestigious.

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 14:17 GMT

    Rahane should have included and MuraliVijay could have been given a chance,

  • POSTED BY ThatzMyView on | January 15, 2012, 14:17 GMT

    Gauti and viru are not the right fit now they needed to be axed, which would keep them on their toes and make them come back stronger..

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 14:16 GMT

    The rest of the squad is fine.. But R Vinay Kumar retains his place..?? Even after such a poor show in the recent test match....! Odd.. Isn't it.. Someone whose quicker should have taken his place .. Like a Nehra or Ashok Dhinda or Varun Aaron(in case he's fit again).. It's important to have a backup sitting on the bench in case a main player gets injured..

  • POSTED BY safiyan on | January 15, 2012, 14:16 GMT

    dude, this is it !! i was waiting to see irfan back in the squad !! i hope he, umesh and zaheer will kill the aussies :)

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 14:12 GMT

    kohli and rohit sharma will be the back-bones of the Indian batting line-up and they had to decide the winning chances in the tri-series

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 14:11 GMT

    Good squad. happy for irfan. bt wht is parthiv doing in da team? he has got mre dan enuf chances 2 prove himself! n i dont c any seperate squad for t20s here!

  • POSTED BY SachinRao on | January 15, 2012, 14:10 GMT

    Naman Ojha for Parthiv and Ashok Dinda (ideally Abu Nechim) for Vinay Kumar would have been an ideal choice. Maybe Rahane over Tiwary.

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 14:09 GMT

    dinda should have been in the team in place of vinay kumar................

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 14:09 GMT

    why not yuvi in the squad?

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 14:08 GMT

    A good ODI squad!!

    Not impressed on seeing Umesh being given no rest! Hopefully he'll get some for some matches!

    Ideally, it should have been Rayudu/Pujara instead of SRT, to give our youngsters a feel of a testing ODI tour!

    Also, it may sound too harsh but maybe maybe MSD has something to re-prove about his captaincy!

    Good to see Zak, Irfan and PK back, and hope to see Aaron soon!

    Jadeja will consider himself to be very unlucky, esp after his recent performances!!

    And Parthiv is getting his last chance!

    P.S.- God save Vinay!! :-D

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 14:07 GMT

    he hasn't played any ODI since WC final and he is in the team? wow!!

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 14:07 GMT

    Ideal XI: 1.V Sehwag 2.S tendulkar 3.Virat Kohli45.Manoj Tiwary 5.R Sharma 6.MS Dhoni 7.R Jadeja 8.I Pathan 9.R Ashwin 10.Z Khan/R vinay Kumar 11.Umesh Yadav/Praveen Kumar

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 14:07 GMT

    Why is Varun Aaron not in the team.....or is he still injured??? Hope this team proves the World Champion tag!!!!

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 14:06 GMT

    good to see sachin back in squad

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 14:06 GMT

    Yuvraj singh will be missed but hoping for a better fight and better results in the ODI tri series. Go Team India GO, all the Best for the Odis now as you've totally screwed up the tests!

  • POSTED BY raghavthakur on | January 15, 2012, 14:05 GMT

    Sehwag, Gambhir and Dhoni must be dropped and captaincy should given to Tendulkar or Raina. Bring Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik must given chance.

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 14:04 GMT

    This time it will be the 100th 100 surely. Glad to watch him back at the ODI side.

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 14:03 GMT

    Why R vinay kumar and Parthiv Patel is selected for ODI ? I think still selectors are not learning any lesson from past .... too bad :(

  • POSTED BY VincentSunder on | January 15, 2012, 14:02 GMT

    Missing three names in the squad! Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Rahul Sharma

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 14:02 GMT

    Good team selection 4 the T20 and ODI series. My favorite cricketer Irfan Pathan is back, hope he will do his best and retain his place in every format. Best of Luck to Team India 4 ODI and T20 series

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 14:02 GMT

    i dont know why vinay kumar is chosen he's one of the worst bowler i have ever seen......

  • POSTED BY Nitin-Ramnath on | January 15, 2012, 14:01 GMT

    IRFAN PATHAAAAN!!!! Way to go......

  • POSTED BY suad on | January 15, 2012, 14:01 GMT

    11 mem squad (probable) MS Dhoni (capt and wk), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Sachin Tendulkar, Suresh Raina/Umesh Yadav, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, R Ashwin, Irfan Pathan, Zaheer Khan, Praveen Kumar

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 14:00 GMT

    Why R Vinay Kumar and Parthiv Patel ? very bad

  • POSTED BY PSHS on | January 15, 2012, 13:59 GMT

    A good team selected in current situation.

    All the best !

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 13:58 GMT

    Why is an ambler like Vinay Kumar picked consistently while a genuine quick like Varun Aaron is ignored in conditions which will suit him considerably?? The selection of Irfan Pathan is a good one.

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 13:58 GMT

    Vinay Kumar...Short of pace, short in length...Tell me one good reason why he deserves a place in the side ahead of Munaf, Nehra or Sreesanth for that matter...I can't envision him bowling one genuine wicket-taking delivery in the entire tri-series..What a shame, what a shame!

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 13:58 GMT

    Well-Balanced team.Nice to see irfan comin back.But y is vinay stil there?

  • POSTED BY adyy0902 on | January 15, 2012, 13:58 GMT

    Gud team selection. I must say irfan shuld hve been in test squad too. Varun arun culd hve been pickd instead of vinay, but its ok as vinay has been there for almost a mnth nw nd has playd test too. So it is ok, nd in al probability he wil b a bogey in the team until unles india play 4 seamers like in perth they can do. Zak, umesh, praveen/irfan wl b 3 frst choice fast bowlers. Irfan wl b in consideration at no. 8, only when therel b bating colapse in odi's too like tests. Rahul sharma is a bogey there, instead jadeja shuld hve been taken for a variety of left arm spin/ bat when yuvi is not taken. But what hapend to yuvi, reports where he was fit nd raring to go ? Is he along with bhaji a past for indian team ? Is the big Q. Rahane out is ok, as in top sachin returns.

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 13:57 GMT

    He wants his 100 so badly

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 13:57 GMT

    hahaha... now BCCI and Tendulkar want 100th century at any cost.. and Tendulkar will make 100th 100 against Sri Lankan (week) attack...

  • POSTED BY Dev9212 on | January 15, 2012, 13:56 GMT

    What are Parthiv and Vinay Kumar doing in the squad. Guys like Balaji and Pankaj are having a great Ranji season but they wont be picked because of the age factor but then what are Tendulkar and Sehwag doing in the squad sorry I forgot that cricket is a batsmen's game.

  • POSTED BY ABTheSeclector on | January 15, 2012, 13:56 GMT

    May need to drop Gautam Gambhir and Vinay Kumar as they are passengers in this team, get R Jadeja, Robin Uthappa in.

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 13:55 GMT

    why Parthiv Patel again???? are we dat bad at having a reserve keeper who can bat.. Dinesh Karthik is doing well and so can Saha...But why again dis Parthiv who does not perform consistently???

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 13:54 GMT

    HOPE TO SOME BETTER...in the tri serties...gud to see Irfan .,poor to see VINAY and Patel...and want to see Ishant and aaron and even rahane

  • POSTED BY s.arif47 on | January 15, 2012, 13:54 GMT

    What abt Ravindra Jadeja???

  • POSTED BY rahulcricket007 on | January 15, 2012, 13:54 GMT

    WELL I REQUEST TO CA THAT CANCEL THE FOURTH MATCH AT ADELAIDE & START T 20 & ODI SERIES FROM 24 JAN . ONLY THEN INDIA CAN COMEBACK ON THIS TOUR .MY PLAYING XI FOR ODIS : VIRU , GAMBHIR ( BUT HE SHOULD STOP POKING DELEVERIES OUTSIDE OFF STUMP), SACHIN , KOHLI , ROHIT , RAINA , DHONI ,ASHWIN , PRAVEEN KUMAR , UMESH YADAV , ZAK . GO & WIN THE ODI SERIES & SAVE SOME PRIDE OF INDIA .

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 13:52 GMT

    welcome back irfan pathan ...hope god be with u !!!!!

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 13:52 GMT

    Sehwag,Sachin,Gambhir,Rohit Sharma,Virat Kohli,Raina,Dhoni,Irfan,Zaheer,Umesh,Praveen Kumar

    This team should play....

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 13:51 GMT

    L.balaji should have in instead of r vinay kumar otherwised it looks balanced team!!

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 13:51 GMT

    worst selection.Dinesh karthik should have been picked ahead of parthiv and mukund instead of gambhir.Gambhir is not performing..

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 13:50 GMT

    Why they again selected Parthiv Patel...wrong selection:(

  • POSTED BY SulthanXI on | January 15, 2012, 13:50 GMT

    Good Team, but Parthiv is a gamble. Dinesh Karthik or Utthapa should have been tried. If Varun is still injured then Vinay is the only option. Hope Sehwag and Gauti play well in top.

  • POSTED BY mahi4lf on | January 15, 2012, 13:49 GMT

    I just dont understand this how on earth is vinay kumar kumar making the squad everytime despite a poor run in all forms of the game? i currently cannot think of a replacement for him but i certainly wouldnt have him in my squad...

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 13:49 GMT

    Where is R.jadeja????????

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  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 13:49 GMT

    Where is R.jadeja????????

  • POSTED BY mahi4lf on | January 15, 2012, 13:49 GMT

    I just dont understand this how on earth is vinay kumar kumar making the squad everytime despite a poor run in all forms of the game? i currently cannot think of a replacement for him but i certainly wouldnt have him in my squad...

  • POSTED BY SulthanXI on | January 15, 2012, 13:50 GMT

    Good Team, but Parthiv is a gamble. Dinesh Karthik or Utthapa should have been tried. If Varun is still injured then Vinay is the only option. Hope Sehwag and Gauti play well in top.

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 13:50 GMT

    Why they again selected Parthiv Patel...wrong selection:(

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 13:51 GMT

    worst selection.Dinesh karthik should have been picked ahead of parthiv and mukund instead of gambhir.Gambhir is not performing..

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 13:51 GMT

    L.balaji should have in instead of r vinay kumar otherwised it looks balanced team!!

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 13:52 GMT

    Sehwag,Sachin,Gambhir,Rohit Sharma,Virat Kohli,Raina,Dhoni,Irfan,Zaheer,Umesh,Praveen Kumar

    This team should play....

  • POSTED BY on | January 15, 2012, 13:52 GMT

    welcome back irfan pathan ...hope god be with u !!!!!

  • POSTED BY rahulcricket007 on | January 15, 2012, 13:54 GMT

    WELL I REQUEST TO CA THAT CANCEL THE FOURTH MATCH AT ADELAIDE & START T 20 & ODI SERIES FROM 24 JAN . ONLY THEN INDIA CAN COMEBACK ON THIS TOUR .MY PLAYING XI FOR ODIS : VIRU , GAMBHIR ( BUT HE SHOULD STOP POKING DELEVERIES OUTSIDE OFF STUMP), SACHIN , KOHLI , ROHIT , RAINA , DHONI ,ASHWIN , PRAVEEN KUMAR , UMESH YADAV , ZAK . GO & WIN THE ODI SERIES & SAVE SOME PRIDE OF INDIA .

  • POSTED BY s.arif47 on | January 15, 2012, 13:54 GMT

    What abt Ravindra Jadeja???