India in England 2011 August 22, 2011

Sehwag and Ishant ruled out of ODIs

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Virender Sehwag and Ishant Sharma have been ruled out of the limited-overs leg of India's tour of England. Mumbai batsman Ajinkya Rahane and Jharkhand fast bowler Varun Aaron will replace them. Sehwag had not fully recovered from the shoulder surgery he underwent after the IPL, and is also suffering from a ear problem, while Ishant sustained a ligament injury to his left ankle during the Edgbaston Test.

Rahane, a top-order batsman, has been a prolific run-getter on India's domestic circuit and had a successful tour of Australia with India Emerging Players just recently, with two centuries in three first-class games. He averages 67.72 in first-class cricket and 38.61 in List A games. Aaron was also part of that tour to Australia and has been known to regularly clock over 140kmph. In his most recent first-class appearance, he took 4 for 40 and 2 for 49 against the Australian Institute of Sport.

Sehwag joined the India Test squad prior to the third Test at Edgbaston and has hardly made any impact in the series. He got a king pair and was dismissed for 8 and 33 in the final Test at The Oval, where he appeared to experience some discomfort in his right shoulder on the field before being attended to by the physio. A BCCI source told ESPNcricinfo Sehwag's shoulder had not completely healed and that he'll return to India at the conclusion of the Test.

Sehwag has also been experiencing hearing problems in his left ear after being exposed to a loud sound on July 24, according to the note sent by the National Cricket Academy physiotherapist Nitin Patel to the tour physio Ashish Kaushik when Sehwag joined the squad for the tour game in Northampton. "Mr. Sehwag suffered from labyrinthithis of the left ear on 24 July 2011," a BCCI release stated. "Although his condition has improved, he continues to experience headaches. An ENT specialist, who was consulted on the same, has said that he will take two more weeks to recover completely."

Ishant Sharma has had a busy Test series after taking over as India's spearhead in the absence of Zaheer Khan following the first day at Lord's. A board release said he responded well to treatment on his ligament "but will need to undergo a course of intensive rehabilitation and training to prevent recurrence of the pain in his left ankle."

India play one Twenty20 international and five ODIs against England after the Tests. The first ODI is scheduled for September 3.

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  • zico123 on August 24, 2011, 15:12 GMT

    Dhoni should take break from IPL and CL, atleast he should give up captaincy and wicket keeping in IPL and CL

  • zico123 on August 24, 2011, 15:11 GMT

    There ought to be superior remuneration or compensation for Test cricketers compared to IPL or CL, if India wants to produce great young test players, otherwise all we would get is good young T20 players

  • zico123 on August 24, 2011, 15:11 GMT

    india lost badly beause of injury and fatigue inflicted by IPL, which caused most of our players to skip WI tour and so come Eng tour we were under prepared, it is too much cricket which is affecting quality. get rid of IPL and CL, india would go back on top again. our big 3 is stil lthe best. if BCCI gives so much money and importance to IPL india would never produce great young test players, all we would get is good young T20 players

  • zico123 on August 24, 2011, 15:11 GMT

    that is not fair to call for heads of our big 3, india lost so badly not because poor performance from big 3, dravid scored 3 hundreds and sachin scored 90, india lost badly because the younger lot failed likes of Raina, Gambhir, Abhinav, Sehwag, Dhoni etc, our big 3 is still the best, none of the younger players are good enough to replace them, no young player have grabbed no.6 spot yet, how can they grab no.3, 4, 5!! eventually 3,4,5 should go to Kohli, Rohit and Pujara, but first let one of them grab no.6 firmly, what longer run for younger players we are talking about, Raina already got a long run and he failed terribly, he is not a test cricketer for god sake, nor is Yuvraj.

  • Ahsan_Shere on August 24, 2011, 14:40 GMT

    It doesn't matter India win or lose the ODI series they can't wash out criticism!

  • IPL_FUNDA on August 24, 2011, 12:17 GMT

    more new comers are welcome in indian team, instead of Dravid and others.

  • on August 24, 2011, 8:47 GMT

    a good replacement ...but Irfan Pathan should be given a chance and i was impressed by varun aarons pace and ajinky rahane is a tremendous player he can bat aggresive and also defensive .....robin uthappa and valthaty should also be tried ....and shrikant wagh is also a gud bowler he can be tried

  • on August 24, 2011, 3:51 GMT

    AJINKYA RAHANE is gud option. there were some oder player who can fill SEHWAG place such as ROBIN UTHTHAPA and SWAPNIL ASNODKAR.

  • on August 24, 2011, 1:34 GMT

    boy, india will be in trouble in odi's as well. there in no allrounder (no yuvi or pathan). whose gonna ball 10 overs apart from 4 main bowlers. i dont think so raina and sharma can bowl 10 overs every match. they have to play five bowlers that means one less batsmen against mighty england bowling

  • iliastop11 on August 23, 2011, 20:20 GMT

    india should giv chance 2 yusuf pathan and ashwin as they hav abillity 2 turn any match. givin chance 2 new players in a series where india is in true trouble seems 2 b a foolish decision

  • zico123 on August 24, 2011, 15:12 GMT

    Dhoni should take break from IPL and CL, atleast he should give up captaincy and wicket keeping in IPL and CL

  • zico123 on August 24, 2011, 15:11 GMT

    There ought to be superior remuneration or compensation for Test cricketers compared to IPL or CL, if India wants to produce great young test players, otherwise all we would get is good young T20 players

  • zico123 on August 24, 2011, 15:11 GMT

    india lost badly beause of injury and fatigue inflicted by IPL, which caused most of our players to skip WI tour and so come Eng tour we were under prepared, it is too much cricket which is affecting quality. get rid of IPL and CL, india would go back on top again. our big 3 is stil lthe best. if BCCI gives so much money and importance to IPL india would never produce great young test players, all we would get is good young T20 players

  • zico123 on August 24, 2011, 15:11 GMT

    that is not fair to call for heads of our big 3, india lost so badly not because poor performance from big 3, dravid scored 3 hundreds and sachin scored 90, india lost badly because the younger lot failed likes of Raina, Gambhir, Abhinav, Sehwag, Dhoni etc, our big 3 is still the best, none of the younger players are good enough to replace them, no young player have grabbed no.6 spot yet, how can they grab no.3, 4, 5!! eventually 3,4,5 should go to Kohli, Rohit and Pujara, but first let one of them grab no.6 firmly, what longer run for younger players we are talking about, Raina already got a long run and he failed terribly, he is not a test cricketer for god sake, nor is Yuvraj.

  • Ahsan_Shere on August 24, 2011, 14:40 GMT

    It doesn't matter India win or lose the ODI series they can't wash out criticism!

  • IPL_FUNDA on August 24, 2011, 12:17 GMT

    more new comers are welcome in indian team, instead of Dravid and others.

  • on August 24, 2011, 8:47 GMT

    a good replacement ...but Irfan Pathan should be given a chance and i was impressed by varun aarons pace and ajinky rahane is a tremendous player he can bat aggresive and also defensive .....robin uthappa and valthaty should also be tried ....and shrikant wagh is also a gud bowler he can be tried

  • on August 24, 2011, 3:51 GMT

    AJINKYA RAHANE is gud option. there were some oder player who can fill SEHWAG place such as ROBIN UTHTHAPA and SWAPNIL ASNODKAR.

  • on August 24, 2011, 1:34 GMT

    boy, india will be in trouble in odi's as well. there in no allrounder (no yuvi or pathan). whose gonna ball 10 overs apart from 4 main bowlers. i dont think so raina and sharma can bowl 10 overs every match. they have to play five bowlers that means one less batsmen against mighty england bowling

  • iliastop11 on August 23, 2011, 20:20 GMT

    india should giv chance 2 yusuf pathan and ashwin as they hav abillity 2 turn any match. givin chance 2 new players in a series where india is in true trouble seems 2 b a foolish decision

  • Nampally on August 23, 2011, 19:27 GMT

    I am looking forward to seeing India playing with greaterdetermination in the ODI's. India being the World Champions should be more confident albeit 4 of the WC team- Sehwag, Zaheer, Yuvraj & Harbhajan - are injured. But Rahane. Aaron,Kumar & Ashwin should be good replacements. The big question surrounds the fitness of Gambhir at least in the first 2 ODI's.There are at least 3 players fighting for a single spot - Rohit Sharma, Raina & Mishra.Personally I feel Mishra is a better choice based on his excellent batting at the Oval. Raina who is considered an ODI player seems to be low in his confidence & Rohit does not have much practice in the English conditions.But the bowling attack of India will be much better than in Tests, if Aaron bowls well with Kumar & Munaf the other 2 pacemen. Ashwin will be a better fit than Harbhajan because he has an excellent Carrom ball & Doosra. Expect improved batting due to practice on English Pitches.Can Tendulkar & Dravid lead India to Victory in ODI?

  • cricketzilla on August 23, 2011, 16:49 GMT

    India have number of young medium/medium-fast bowlers; munaf patel, praveen kumar , R.P.Singh , Shreeshanth ,Ishant sharma , irfan pathan who have played international cricket and cannot be termed as new comers . BCCI if they are serious about test cricket needs to manage them and make sure they remain injury free . Not sure what happened to Irfan pathan who showed lot of promise. In spin department , amit mishra looks promising . The real worry is batting and I don't think there is a pool of players who can be even considered to play at thee test level . World class ODI players like Yuvraj singh , Dhoni are found wanting at test level outside subcontinent and Raina , he just looks clueless. Once Tendulkar , Dravid , Laxman hang their boots , indian batting might collapse like pack of cards in test matches outside subcontinent.

  • Nampally on August 23, 2011, 15:34 GMT

    Time for India to show "How to win" instead of showing" how to lose". Winning attitude requires Grit, Determination and strong work ethics. In the tests India played like losers with no intensity at all. Gambhir & Raina do not deserve a place in the XI the way they batted in the Oval test. In fact Gambhir should have been sent back, replaced by C.Pujara. The way Raina is playing, even Jadeja is better than him - left arm spinner + batting. India needs to play with guys who want to win and not just passengers. Show Dravidlike concentration while batting & Kumar like focus whilst bowling. Don't leave the job half done like Mishra & Tendulkar did in the oval. Bell & KP in the same situation of" set" batsmen scored 175 & 235. Why did Sachin & Mishra had to get out from a strong lunchtime position? India is better than England if they play to their potential. They can win the ODI series to salvage some level of self dignity instead of being laughing stock of Cricketing World. Lets go India.

  • on August 23, 2011, 13:21 GMT

    It was total collective failure for the Indian team. Its being one of those rare series where neither our high prolific scorer clicked except Dravid nor our bowlers were able to penetrate the English batting order. English players have totally outplayed our players in every department. There bowlers outwitted our batsmen not only by there swing bowling but also in batting too. We must all accept the fact that they were far better team then us in this entire test series. We must also take into account that entire team is down with injuries. From Sehwag to Ishant all are carrying injuries. And they were all ill prepared for this series.Our players know that the entire nation is disappointed with there ailing performance. Even they are also psychologically down. There shouldn't be any knee jerk reaction. New players should be injected in step by step process. I love my players and have enough faith on them. This team will bounce back strongly & definitely.

  • zico123 on August 23, 2011, 13:08 GMT

    very good replacement, rather than picking older guys like badrinath or nehra, it will be exiciting to see young starts Ajinkya Rahane and Varun Aaron getting a chance, i wish they have a good series

  • puneet_usa on August 23, 2011, 12:43 GMT

    when Players like Sachin,Sehwag,Dhoni,Yuvraj can pick and choose when to play for India and when to opt out of a tour like the recent WI trip- Something serious needs to happen- Because this shows their commitment to their country- this shows that they are focused on extending their aged career to the max rather than moving on with the course of action and accepting the facts- Now there is no hiding- It's all open in public- Where will we go from here is the NEXT BIG QUESTION?? ARE WE HOPING AGAINST HOPE?? How come these players were fit enough to play a total of 30+matches within a span of 2 so months- How come they maintain so exceptional fitness regardless it was a 20-20 format because they didn't even lasted for 20 overs throughout the test series in England- ANY THOUGHTS ON THIS PEOPLE? I AM TERRIBLY CONFUSED WITH THE STATE OF AFFAIRS WHICH THESE PLAYERS HAVE BEEN GOING ABOUT CRICKET AND MORE SO PEOPLE AT TOP IN BCCI- EVERYONE'S HONEST FEEDBACK WILL BE APPRECIATED?? THANKS A LOT..

  • Praveen_Khardia on August 23, 2011, 12:10 GMT

    RAHUL DRAVID - A TRUE BATSMAN!!!

    Rahul Dravis is the only player in the current test team who knows his responsibity towards the country. Below are the certaing requirements which our cricket team management is demanding from Rahul Dravid since last 15 years.

    1. Our Opening batsman is injured, will you open the innings? R. D will say "YES" 2. We are short of one bowler our captain wants to bowl, will you keep wickets? R. D will say "YES" 3. Our one day team players are not performing well, wil you help us with your contribution? R. D will say "YES". 4. Our captain is injured, will you lead the team for the rest of the series? R. D will say "YES".

  • Tigersrini on August 23, 2011, 11:59 GMT

    Big mistakes continue with selection. Murali Karthik is there in England why can't he be called up to play? If Raina is good enough, then why not Yusuf Pathan? Do the selectors ever look for All Rounders? What is the use of having cricket academies if we can't produce genuine spinners and all rounders? Why doesn't the Cricket Academies have pitches like those are available in England, Australia etc so that our younger crop of players learn their cricket their. If MRF Foundation can generate fast bowlers like Srinath and Prasad why not BCCI take some steps to improve the academies? I feel very sorry to say, but the fact is like all Businesses, BCCI should also have short term, medium term and long term plans for taking India to the top in all forms of cricket. BCCI should find time for this rather than find time for fighting against each other and past members of the Boards.

  • gannyboy on August 23, 2011, 11:35 GMT

    The ODI series will belong to R.Ashwin he is someone who loves a challenge and a player who can give it back to guys like Peterson and Bell who dominated the test series and am still thinking why Vinay kumar was picked ahead of Nehra.

  • on August 23, 2011, 11:24 GMT

    Indian selectors are continuing with the policy of sacrificing fast bowlers.....they are really ididots with no knowledge of the game.Varun is definitely the fastest Indian bowler right now B UT why he is making his debut in an ODI sries.For heaven's sake include him in the next test xi against WI allow him to learn (from whom???well..i dont know) and stick with him all the way till the bouncy tracks in Oz...ODIs are the greaveyard for bowlers and here we see a promising quick debuting in ODIs...not even God can save Indian cricket as long as things like this happen...An indian version of Angus report is needed...

  • Tigersrini on August 23, 2011, 11:19 GMT

    It is extremely sad, we have been thrashed by England 4-0.This result wud hav been different if only we have seized our chances in the first two tests. 1st test 2nd innings, England were 72/5 and lil later 107/6 and we allowed them to score 269. The match was lost there itself. Again in the 2nd test England were 124/8 on the first day and we allowed them to score 221. When we batted in the 1st innings we were cruising at 267/4 and wat a harakiri we commit, we get all out for 288. I really don't understand how a No 1 side can miss 3 BIG opportunities in 4 innings and then hope that they will not get thrashed !!!. It is not gully cricket that opponents will give such opportunities again and again. Every time England pinned us on the mat, they ensured that the Knock Out punch is delivered. Selection follies I will write separately

  • on August 23, 2011, 9:27 GMT

    its not just the bowling....the batting also failed in all 4 tests for india. im sure pakistan didn't do that well last summer but look at the profiles of that inexperienced PAK batting side(2010) and this star packed indian side. like an old tale....indian tracks are always made to have runs on them. when it comes to pitches like england....they couldn't even cross 300 once in 8 inings, and bowling allowed 500 plus scores 3-4 times.....:). what happened to gambhir, shewaq, dhoni, tendulkar......im sure they are way ahead from umar akmal, azhar ali, asad shafiz, hafeez, etc. no offence indian fans.....but im realistic here :) i think a test series of pak n indian in england will be a real contest to watch. the organizers should think about it. this will be a real test of potentials.

  • on August 23, 2011, 8:51 GMT

    The Pathan brothers should get a chance. Both are allrounder and also did well in their last game(against sri lanka 20-20). And yousuf also play well against very fast bowler (in south africa series and in newzland series).

  • on August 23, 2011, 8:29 GMT

    hi to all : Irfan Pathan is better than varun aaron because he is a experienced bowler , please give the chance for irfan pathan

  • anshu.s on August 23, 2011, 8:29 GMT

    Good to see V.Aron given a chance happy for Ajinykya but seems like a test player wish to see manish pandey saurabh tiwari ,a. menaria selected...especially looking forewerd to u-19 series being held in september by bcci hope we get some real talent for the future.

  • on August 23, 2011, 7:15 GMT

    What Sreesanth will do for this losses in test match series if you comparw with Ishant Sharma what mistake has done by sreesanth. In 4 matches Ishant Sharma 11 wickets and sreesanth 3 matches took 8 wickets. Can you see any difference??>

  • on August 23, 2011, 6:11 GMT

    GOOD SELECTION FIRST OF ALL.INDIA DELETE YOUR MEMORIES WHAT HAPPENED YESTERDAY.RAHANE AND VARUN AORON ARE GOOD SELECTION .HOPE TO SEE RAHANE DOES WELL AND AARON DOESNT LOOSE HIS PACE HE SHOULD TAKE GUIDANCE FROM LEGEND AKRAM.HOPING TO SEE KOHLI PERFORMS WELL AND GIVES AN TIT FOR TAT IN ODI'S AGAINST ENGLISH.DHONI SHOULD SHOW LITTLE AGGRESSION ATLEAST TO KEEP PLAYERS ENERGETIC

  • on August 23, 2011, 5:48 GMT

    Why cant they bring Rohit Sharma ?????

  • criczealot on August 23, 2011, 5:43 GMT

    certain action must be taken against sehwag..he has a shoulder injury althogh he played 2 tests.....Ishant come in no work for India ....leaving him is a definite gud selection.........But England is far better than INDIA.....cause their skipper is better than ours....!!!!

  • on August 23, 2011, 5:19 GMT

    Too much cricket load, especially the ipl have doomed the Indian Cricket team. Am sick of these injury dramas being played by these indian players. These guys have the fitness and the interest to act in ads, but no interest or initiative to fight for the nation. Their meek surrender in each and every match was appaling. Also pls ever don't pick raina and yuvraj in the test team.

  • shishirji on August 23, 2011, 5:14 GMT

    why blame only players......what abt the selection committee,when they will be shown the way out.....and tht owner of csk , don't remember his name, whos in bcci....is hell bent on destroying indian cricket......we all heard dhoni complaing of fatigue, but still he'll be playing champions league etc. !!!!!

  • on August 23, 2011, 5:06 GMT

    ok guys aaron can clock over 140 consistently, and no other Indian bowler has ever done that. give the guy some credit and please don't discourage him. and secondly i read his interview and he has no interest in dropping his pace like pathan and sharma did. he knows his strength is pace and he will try to bowl even more quicker. so don't compare him other in out bowlers of Indian cricket. this guy is here to stay.

  • on August 23, 2011, 4:08 GMT

    Dont know how these players are always fit for IPL and never for team India

  • m_ilind on August 23, 2011, 3:54 GMT

    The Indian team is looking like a revolving door!...with players coming in and going out at will. The stability of the team is lost and the results are there to see. Suddenly, the selectors seem to have woken up to the need to bring young blood!

  • on August 23, 2011, 3:47 GMT

    Rahane has been prolific scoring heaps of Runs in first class cricket. Having said that the difference is huge in Indian first class cricket and International platform to begin with. Rahane will struggle to score in england but the positive thing is that being a youngster he will play natural game. He is the player with loads of temperament and is amongst the few to adapt himself internationally. The other fast bowling lad will come and go in no time at all....

  • Cpt.Meanster on August 23, 2011, 3:04 GMT

    It's sad to see of the comments here predicting another debacle for India in the one day series. I think India have a fair chance to win this series. England have a new captain in Alastair Cook and a slightly different team composition that will surely be high on confidence following the test series. Even though India lack Zak, Viru, and Bhajji, they can still be brilliant and restore some pride to Indian supporters. Ajinkya Rahane is a wonderful new talent for India. I hope he gets a game at some point in the series. As a far as Varun Aaron goes, he's an exciting prospect BUT I would be very careful to get excited about an Indian quick given what has happened to Ishant Sharma, Irfan Pathan, Munaf Patel etc.

  • Natx on August 23, 2011, 2:59 GMT

    Dinesh Karthik (one guy who played well in England in the past) should be in the team in place of Gambhir. Ok to have parthiv as the second keeper but Karthik is equally a good fielder (some of his recent catches were remarkable). Agree with cricketlover80. Yusuf can at least come and whack the ball out of the park before getting out instead of this Raina who seems to be returning fast to the pavilion within few minutes from the time he got out to bat. Yusuf can also open in a match or two and fill-in like Shewag if required. He is unreliable but given Raina's form I can take Yusuf as he at least has the potential to whack the likes of Anderson and Broad out of London before he gets out. Ask Mr. Swann to bowl to Yusuf.

  • Ahsan_Shere on August 23, 2011, 2:24 GMT

    @Sandip Raha: And instead of Ghambir & Raina whom you want to play? Sehwag & Laxman won't be there...Kholi said after squad announcement for the Test series that I feel relieved that I ain't picked. You need 6 specialist batsmen & you have only three better players than Raina & Ghambir, excluding Kholi, (degree of his morale can't make him perform better than Raina) Ghambir, Raina, Sehwag & Yuvraj.

  • AvidCricFan on August 23, 2011, 1:35 GMT

    Poor selection process, lack luster preparation and sub-par performance produced 4-0 white wash by the English team. Not even once in 8 innings India crossed 300 runs (they just touched 300). Why were so many players with questionable fitness were picked? RP looked pedestrian club class bowler. What the back was he bowling at 125kmph with no swing in the test? Sreesanth appears to be a spent force. Let him fade away. He has lost his gile, no speed and movement to take wickets. Now on BCCI, it has no strategy or game plan to groom players properly and no process in place to have players prove fitness. It is a joke the way they are managing cricket in India. While money part is essential in cricket, they also do have responsibilit of nurturing cricket. Couldn't BCCI prepare 10-12 venues with fast wicket? Couldn't BCCI spot talent as a young age and groom them for all cricketing conditions?

  • on August 23, 2011, 1:19 GMT

    Nice to see Varun aron given a chance but I think it hard to see him playing in the final 11. But a bit confused why Rahane and not Ambati Rayudu who has played some great innings in IPL. Any how atleast now the selectors are awaken.

  • mohsin9975 on August 23, 2011, 1:01 GMT

    Kohli yuvi nd raina shd not be blooded into test team anytime soon. Send them to tours of sa, aus, eng nd nz with the india a or emerging players team

  • Aane_do on August 23, 2011, 0:59 GMT

    pakistan has pool of fast n swing bowling y not india?

  • mohsin9975 on August 23, 2011, 0:54 GMT

    Finally players that i hav been backing for last 6 months or so hav been included. Pujara, Rahane, aaron, s arvind, rahul sharma. These r the players who hav excelnt attitude towards cricket plus loads of talent. I like raina and rohit also. Bt raina is just not gud for tests nd rohit is never pickd for tests tho imo he is more suited for it. Bcci just dont pick any batsman with weakness against short balls. Pujara nd rahane r way better than the yuvis rainas vijays nd mukunds even if they r made to open in swinging conditions. So henceforth no raina,uv,vijay,mukund,shreesant, mishra(even after his 83 in last test)

  • on August 23, 2011, 0:18 GMT

    Varun Aaron trained at MRF pace academy. Who didn't in the Indian team? I'm from Madras, and I can say the location is flawed for fast bowler training. A fast bowler needs year round training in moderate distance running (5-10k a day) at the least I imagine. I could be wrong, but I can assure that the weather there is not conducive for daily running ... its 20c even at 2am. Move the academy to some place at 5000ft altitude where the air is pristine (Uttaranchal/northern UP) and we'll finally get "fit" fast bowlers. Strategically wrong!! I love Madras, ... but not for running in and bowling in the nets.

  • on August 22, 2011, 23:22 GMT

    Why do we need Raina and Gambhir in ODI series? I have seen Raina 3 times now in two test matches ( Lords & Oval) he hasn't got a clue how to bat against fast and spin bowler. Gambhir was a jomby yesterday in Oval. Raina should not play outside India.

  • on August 22, 2011, 22:54 GMT

    every new Indian batsman who makes the jump up to the international level, comes with an average of 60+ in first class matches... and then they find themselves totally at sea in places like England where bowlers do get some help... its totally ridiculous to me!! BCCI needs to improve their dead pitches if they want to help their youngsters.. even Rahane has average of 67.. but when it came to playing among the mixture of better first class players and foreigners in IPL, his avg drops to 16... still not ringing any bells Mr. BCCI ??

  • BnH1985Fan on August 22, 2011, 21:44 GMT

    Why has BCCI not sent Gambhir home? He looked confused in the last test match and really has not done anything significant since WC Final. Raina we can see can bowl and field, but do not count on him to be able to bat while in England. They certainly have figured him out .. Indian fans, be prepared for a whitewash in the ODI series as well

  • cricketlover80 on August 22, 2011, 21:22 GMT

    Under similar swinging conditions, Yusuf Pathan and Virat Kohli were the only people who performed in the odi series against SA before world cup. Others dint seem to handle swing well. While Kohli made it to ODI squad, i think Yusuf should have been the one to replace Sehwag. As a no:7 bastman, there is always hope that India will win under impossible situations when Yusuf is around.

  • on August 22, 2011, 21:09 GMT

    Mistakes: 1. Injured players. 2. Pacers poor performance. 3. Fear(losing the match) 4. Changing the players due to lack of confidence. 5. Missing strategy. Why injured batsmen, when badrinath, Jaffer, kohli are available.... Why poor bowlers, when ojha, ashwin, chawla, pujara(all rounder) are there... we played good in 2nd test. but strategy is missing to restrict the Eng scoring in 3rd and final test.

    Its absolutely team selectors responsibility for lose.

  • on August 22, 2011, 20:55 GMT

    we all knew we are a great team....but select the players who are in form ....not the one who is experienced orhaving goog past record.......

  • on August 22, 2011, 20:37 GMT

    i am very sad about the result, what are you doing team india!!!!!!

  • on August 22, 2011, 20:25 GMT

    i wonder what selection panel sees... if its ab speed lots of pacers came in Indian squad when they started they were all above 140 and then afterwards their speed go down ,,,, dont create hypes of Indian fast bowling.. this guy Aaron has just played 11 first class matches and he is selected hope there are various who must have lots of experience than speed... and in batting department.. i think they have enough strength with likes of dravid and tendulkar .... others can play their natural game as these 2 seniors can anchor innings.... hope its not the same story as in tests...

  • SachinRao on August 22, 2011, 20:07 GMT

    Rahane: Well deserved and long awaited. Next in line: (ODI & T20) Manoj Tiwary,Saurabh Tiwary and Manish Pandey. (Tests) Cheteshwar Pujara Man with Bad Luck: Ambati Rayudu (Was sent way down the order and was not played in certain matches to accomodate Anirudh Srikanth)

    Varun Aaron: Well deserved and great learning opportunity. Next in line: (Tests) Umesh Yadav (ODI and T20) Iqbal Abdullah and Rahul Sharma (Also ppl with bad luck)

    Finally the selectors pick some people who are match fit (read:emerging tournament) and not on the basis of past records irrespective of fitness tests (read:Sehwag,R P Singh) or somebody who plays for a certain state (read:tamil nadu) or IPL team (read:Saha)

  • on August 22, 2011, 19:57 GMT

    Finally the selectors make a decision that has made me happy.... Varun Aaron has good pace and that will make a great difference in the Indian attack which lacks pace...!!

  • on August 22, 2011, 19:51 GMT

    haaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaanext witewash will be odi go england gooooooooo

  • on August 22, 2011, 19:43 GMT

    most humiliating seriesdefeat i have ever seen in my life.more what to say

  • on August 22, 2011, 19:30 GMT

    Rayudu, Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Kohli ,Pujara are future and in bowling Rahul sharma and Ashwin in spin dept are future. As for fast bowling....people will keep coming going..no real talent as such...just hope whoever is selcted perform well for a series

  • niksaims on August 22, 2011, 19:26 GMT

    Its all politics and dirty game. I thought Srikanth will make a good impact as a selector but he is the worst selector head ever. Only Yususf Pathan can save team India right now from this bad performance and can attack these English attach comprises of Broad, Anderson, Bresnon and Swann. When the stars were not performing .. Yusuf Pathan is the one who scored century against Newzealand and South Africa. Lets hope TEAM ANNA protest forTeam Srikanth As well

  • cric4lyf on August 22, 2011, 19:24 GMT

    Good for india that sehwag is out.. he is unable to bat against seamers of england.Ishant also useless in these conditions.

  • Lodhizia on August 22, 2011, 19:11 GMT

    Why K.Srikanths Regime is Playing with the Career of Pathan Brothers.. I think either one of them would have been selected.. Irfan can swing the ball Very nicely.. he is great all-rounder.. 7th Place would have give to Yousuf Pathan where he had prove it early also. He can easly bowl 10 overs.. Dont forget he had open the bowling also in IPL..Uthappa is always ignored by the selectors Why.. Now Lets Hope for the Best..

  • Angad11 on August 22, 2011, 19:03 GMT

    I think Sehwag should forget cricket and try his luck in Golf. Considering his excellent hand-eye coordination, i think he can be a really good golfer. Whats more, there is more name, fame and money in golf than cricket :)

  • rahulcricindia on August 22, 2011, 18:46 GMT

    man what has happened to Indian youth they are going down in heaps ......and look at those senior guys sachin and rahul , they played continuously for 4 tests and even sachin who generally field in the outfield ..these guys are up and running for ODI and youth is hopelessly going home ....wonder who should be called as youth ....

  • RameshRayaprolu on August 22, 2011, 18:38 GMT

    Confidence in the Indian team looks pretty low now, may be they should take 2-3 months time off after ENG tour (at least until AUS tour)?? No matter what the team composition is, I feel India would gift the ODI series to England. I just hope it will not be a 0-5 white wash again !!

  • IndiaCoach1 on August 22, 2011, 18:32 GMT

    BCCI announced today that India's disastrous loss to England is due to lack of match practice before the Test Series. In order to fix this, BCCI announced from now-on, before the start of any Test series, India will play 50 IPL matches. Indian fans are more excited to see more six rains in those matches..

  • Nampally on August 22, 2011, 18:30 GMT

    Aaron & Rehane's inclusion is good sign for India. If Aaron can bowl consistently at 140 KPH with good length & direction, he will be very effective in swinging English conditions.Kumar & Munaf will be other 2 pacemen. In the spin category, return of Ashwin will provide some much needed boost to the bowling.The batting will be: Tendulkar, Rehane, Dravid, Kohli, R.Sharma,Gambhir/Raina & Dhoni. Main question is the selection ofr Mishra or a batsmen at #6 position - Gambhir/Raina. Both Gambhir & Raina are out of form and played very poorly in the Oval test.Gambhir's fitness is also in doubt. On the other hand Mishra batted brilliantly in the Oval test but bowled poorly.So Raina may find a place in the XI as an allrounder, despite his miserable batting.Yuvraj, Zaheer and Sehwag will be badly missed from the line up. ODI team is expected to fare better than the test team because most of the members already are familiar with the English conditions.Let ushope theydo.

  • NairUSA on August 22, 2011, 18:29 GMT

    Is Dhoni planning to return home from England before the ODIs so that he can prepare for the Champions League? I am sure Sehwag, Zaheer, Yuvraj, Harbhajan and the whole lot will miraculously become super fit if there was a second IPL season this year!

  • on August 22, 2011, 18:28 GMT

    @ BravoBravo: You lack cricket knowledge to say Sehwag hasnt lasted more than 5 overs.....Sehwag has scored two triple hundreds and a 293 in a faster pace only other batsman could dream about.....and also scored many double hundreds.....Mind the fact before talking any nonsense

  • on August 22, 2011, 18:22 GMT

    Yusuf Pathan? You guys gotta be kidding me. The guy is a disaster when the ball moves. Now, don't bring the SA tour 100 he got. He is like Srikanth himself. INCONSISTENT. He did nothing during the wc. Had Dhoni picked him ahead of Raina in the QF,i am sure, we wouldn't we world champions. India were 5 down, requiring another 70 odd runs. Raina was the saviour that day.

  • on August 22, 2011, 18:12 GMT

    Ishant Sharma, Sreeshant Should Be Playing Only Test Matches. They Are Not A Limited Overs Bowlers. Players Like Them Should Be Preserved For Tests.

  • on August 22, 2011, 18:08 GMT

    What a fall 4 months ago on top of world and now and absolute disgrace,,time is a great leveller,when we expected our team shall give england medicine they were ruthlessly thwarted,,When shall our greedy board awake and stop making players show dancers to dance on their flute,to earn money from sponsors,killing them with injuries,IPL/CL are just like quicksands you go deep in to it without returning to surface,Dhoni was lucky to win World cup,why old duncan was chosen ,India's bowling has been concern since 1932 accept it, we shuld have gone for shaun pollock,but our Board doesnt learn,sure pain and agony to sachin and laxman on their last trip to ENG,wat can we expect from them when they go to AUS later,,BCCI take a leaf from CA they removed the poilticans who slid the side from world champs to dumps,is this a watershed in indian cricket,heights no fight shown at all,so many indiaA.U-19 tours happening still cant adjust to alien conditions,what are we doing,shallwe need LOKPAL 4 BCCI!

  • srivigowri on August 22, 2011, 17:51 GMT

    Here's hoping for a 5-0 Whiter wash!!

  • itsthewayuplay on August 22, 2011, 17:48 GMT

    The top international companies are generally lean and mean and compete hard. They hire only the best and and companies are have to be careful to select only the best. Underlying all this they must have a product or service that sold anywhere in the world or something that can be adjusted for local requirements. Successful cricket teams teams also have these qualities / characteristics in addition to many others but not Team India it appears. You must take 20 wickets to win a test and for far too long India has relied on its batting to post big scores to put pressure on the opposition. You must have the bowlers, ability and fielding to defend low scores also - India doesn't. If Team Company were a company it would be on the verge of going bust. Why doesn't the BCCI do anything about? Because it subsidises losses on its Test business with profits from its ODI side and now IPL. India has been lucky to have its big three but let them be the platform for the future and not the pinnacle.

  • itsthewayuplay on August 22, 2011, 17:26 GMT

    I cannot believe the inability of Indian supporters to acknowledge the reality of the situation. If the 1st team players, many of whom have played in England before cannot adjust and apply themselves to these conditions why do you think that new young players with no little or no experience in those same conditions will do any better? It's typical of the mentality of the Indian culture to accept any failings and to learn from their mistakes. I think India was fortunate to have G Kirsten as coach who probably also realised early that he would have to what he has. But Duncan Fletcher will probably find it his biggest challenging to date as a coach to persuade the BCCI to make the changes at grass roots.

  • chedullasreedhar on August 22, 2011, 17:17 GMT

    send worst batsmen of the india SURESH RAINA to home,get IRFAN PATHAN in to the squad,dont play politics in cricket especially to the selectors,they are the worst selectors ,please resign selectors

  • Tiger-Khan on August 22, 2011, 17:14 GMT

    did someone check with the rest of indian squad, they might want to join ishant on the plane back to flat track land??

    sehwag the saviour already left, youvi already left now these two...i guess we have to give credit to others for sticking

  • on August 22, 2011, 17:01 GMT

    pathan brothers were badly needed in england. introducing rahane in tough english condition is not good for him they will use him for this series and if he fails then he will be out. god when they will learn it is not the time to test youngsters get those players who have played before.

    test series is lost and with this time anotehr whitewash awaits us,

  • ashvenky on August 22, 2011, 16:57 GMT

    Best of all : Ashok Mohanty

  • on August 22, 2011, 16:55 GMT

    @simmon- do you remember when England won a test series in india ? yeh 27 years ago, so hold your # 1 position dearly for couple of months because very soon you will start your subcontinent tour starting with SL , there is a term called brownwash too :))))

  • prasannakh on August 22, 2011, 16:54 GMT

    Let see how these guys cope with the international cricket. Varoon Arron is saying he will not compromise on pace, time will tell.

  • Ganchu on August 22, 2011, 16:52 GMT

    Rahane is good choice but in the absence of yusuf and Yuvaraj who will bowl the 5th bowlers 10 over.Definatly these selectors are bunch of jokers,there is no sence in selection.Instead they could have choosen yusuf.And why not Uthappa ? What great parthiv has done to get selected.Its a common in Indian cricket that any one can be selected from anywhere,you neednot be in good form.(RP)

  • on August 22, 2011, 16:51 GMT

    Yusuf Pathan is more suited for the 20 over matches especially in England where the ball swings. This is a good chance for Rahane to prove himself.

  • on August 22, 2011, 16:49 GMT

    Yes I agree with Sunil that Y. Pathan was a good choice for India. He can change the game in a few balls like Pollard.

  • blondblackberry on August 22, 2011, 16:46 GMT

    dravid should b rest around not play him in odi's let's the new guys do it.

  • on August 22, 2011, 16:45 GMT

    guys...this Indian defeat broke me from all the corner...I seriously follow the cricket....but this defeat will never let me sleep for nights until...India will not regain this dignity....by doing same with them (England)....V cud only cherish couple of things only in this series....one Mr. RAHUL DRAVID...and second..Blaster's hundred...but ...congrats England...u again charged CHAAR GUNA LAGAAN...

  • Romenevans on August 22, 2011, 16:31 GMT

    LOL, India will be 5-0 white washed in ODI as well.

  • harshizzle5 on August 22, 2011, 16:24 GMT

    The selectors must be banking on Mishras ability as an allrounder. His bowling is OK but his batting has been proven to be good.

  • on August 22, 2011, 16:15 GMT

    Didn't know till a moment ago, that there two Indian selectors touring England along with the team. These two -- Narendra Hirwani & Surendra Bhave -- are they also "injured" after the 4-0 loss? Who else are coming to replace Hirwani & Bhave?. By the way, is N.Srinivasan anywhere around in England -- if so, please warn him not to get "injured"

  • shrastogi on August 22, 2011, 16:09 GMT

    Both are good selections. I would have liked Varun to be preserved for tests but break with senior team would do him a lot of good. Whether both would get a game - keep finger crossed ? First choice bowlers are Pravin, Munaf and Vinay Kumar. Its good that Indians are playing 3 prepartory games so the form of everyone can be tested.

  • MuraliVijay_DieHardFan on August 22, 2011, 16:04 GMT

    Have the selectors have gond completely out of their minds? what is the point in bringin uncapped players when even the most ranked/capped players are struggling in this conditions? Where are Murali Vijay, Irfan Pathan, Yusuf Pathan all hiding? They can replace Viru, Ishant rather than all school kids. Shame on the selectors. These players are not coming for excursions, they have to come play against most rugged bunch of sledgers!!

  • on August 22, 2011, 16:03 GMT

    Is Krishnamachari Srikkant also "injured? Would like to know who is replacing him!

  • WTEH on August 22, 2011, 15:59 GMT

    Losing 4-0 in test, what is this. Shame to the test cricket. Even after one whole day was washed out and still managed to lose by innings. This is the time India lose the test status.

  • on August 22, 2011, 15:58 GMT

    Any news whether Raina & Dhoni are also "injured"? And who all will come as replacements for these two & probably Gambhir?. Let some of the "emerging " Indian players get exposure to English conditions. Will be good for the re-building process. T

  • on August 22, 2011, 15:54 GMT

    @indianzen: "after some humiliation in Tests"???? u call it "some humiliation"??? LMAO... @first_slip: if RAVI SHATRI thinks irfan pathan is 2nd wasim akram then why they r not playing him in these depleted team?? ;D i hope indians give some competition to england in the ODIs but by the looks of it tht seems too optimistic

  • on August 22, 2011, 15:48 GMT

    odi series 16 players should have been RAHANE, PARTHIV, DRAVID, MANOJ TIWARI, VIRAT KOHLI, MANISH PANDEY, SAURABH TIWARI, R.ASHWIN, VARUN aARON, VINAY KUMAR, MUNAF PATEL, SREESANTH, RAHUL SHARMA, ROHIT SHARMA, ROBIN UTHAPPA, B.KUMAR

  • on August 22, 2011, 15:32 GMT

    varun arooooooon is malinga part 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! take it.....god i am smiling..........(you should have watched exceptinal malinga bowling against australians these days) india has produced GREAT batters who cannot handle swing and bounce.at least they get many runs in sub continent......but their bowlers are only flops.........ovarated ......realy overated bowlers.............

  • on August 22, 2011, 15:30 GMT

    desperately needed an all-rounder in the absence of Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh.Rahane is a bad selection,who will be the 5th bowler now.Can Raina bowl 10 overs?Selectors applying no sense.I think one day series is going to be no different than tests.Selectors of India have made ridiculous selections over 2 yrs,i said this even we were winning,we were winning only because of home conditions favoring us,and nothing else.

  • on August 22, 2011, 15:27 GMT

    And its time to rethink, is India seriously interested to get back test team 1. Then why the hell did they send Sehwag who is unfit. He just scored 41 in 4 innings leaving 2 ducks of very first ball. Rest him four test series and pick some young talent, now he is not available for ODI's too. Now, its time to reform got the young Indian Side, go now. Dravid and Sachin are the experienced and now Varun, PK, Munaf and Ashwin will play definitely as bowlers, an outside chance for RP, Ojha and Mishra. Dhoni, Kohli, Gambhir, Rohit, Rahane should get chance and Raina. So, this team looks good for me. Dhoni and Raina should consider positives forward. I doubt after the humiliating defeat. Lets see, The win in T20 would be some heal as Eng are T20 WC champs. I strictly bet on Ashwin's performance. He can perform on flat tracks too and hopefully he does on pace wickets.

  • on August 22, 2011, 15:17 GMT

    The good thing is that Varun Aaron is part of ODI squad. The only guy currently in India who has some pace to rattle any batsman. I hope & wish that the board doesn't send him to MRF pace academy so that later on he struggles to even manage 120 kmph.The good thing is that Varun Aaron is part of ODI squad. The only guy currently in India who has some pace to rattle any batsman. I hope & wish that the board doesn't send him to MRF pace academy so that later on he struggles to even manage 120 kmph.

  • BravoBravo on August 22, 2011, 15:14 GMT

    I guess IND will be playing its first ODI, after being crowned as WC2011 Champions, against ENGLAND in the following month. Let's hope for the best. Ishant is a good bowler and he deserves commendations unlike other white elephants in IND team who are just a drag on the game of Cricket. Therefore, I would not worry about Sehwag, he has been worthless, and never stayed on pitch more than 5 overs whether it is ODI or test. The only long inning he has played in recent past was Inaugural match of WC2011 against BD in BangalDesh, and SRT did too there. IND will retain the champions trophy for another 3.5 years, but I am afraid that they may slide down on ODI-ICC ranking to 3rd or 4th place. Only, time will tell.

  • on August 22, 2011, 15:12 GMT

    I heard so many comments during the ashes series that they were not the top sides and that you had to be measured agianst the best. Well India, you have now had a go at England and only have Australia left. The way you performed you made need a little more than luck though. Hope all of the humble pie did not taste too bad.Even if you do manage to beat Aus (which you will not), who cares about the battle for 3rd, 4th and 5th. The bottom line is that PAK were much more of a challenge in 2010.

  • on August 22, 2011, 15:12 GMT

    Excited about Rahane. Franky even Ambatti Rayudu would have been a decent choice. I am a bit surprised at neither of Irfan or Yusuf Pathan making the cut. Irfan can swing the ball well and both are impact bats lower down the order. You need an impact player at 6 or 7 now that Yuvraj is back in India and Raina and Dhoni look out of sorts.

  • ThatzMyView on August 22, 2011, 15:05 GMT

    Why Uthappa is being totally ignored in kris Srikanths regime? Yusuf Pathan should have been there in the team instead of rehane. Finally when is the tenure of selection committee going to end?

  • on August 22, 2011, 15:03 GMT

    Good chance for Rahane to prove himself, as well as Ashwin, Aaron and some others. But Sehwag, Yuvi, Bhajji, Zak, Ishant (lesser extent) are big losses. England are on a roll and i think the series will be 3-2 or 4-1 to England. In India however with a fully fit side apart from Zak the score is probably going to be reversed

  • sunildjoshi on August 22, 2011, 14:58 GMT

    Y Pathan should have been picked. A successful person from World Cup squad, not sure how selectors are killing one's career. ...

  • BOROMAT on August 22, 2011, 14:50 GMT

    4-0 To the ENG-ER-LAND.Lets all laugh at india HA HA HA

  • on August 22, 2011, 14:45 GMT

    They all are back to india because they need to be fit for the champions league which is going to happen on sep. They never care for international matches. I think anna hazare should take some action on these cricketers and the selection board.

  • mensan on August 22, 2011, 14:44 GMT

    @indianzen ... you can live in dreams!

  • mensan on August 22, 2011, 14:40 GMT

    so after playing sehwag for 2 tests, now india came to know that he is unfit. he was supposed to be the SAVIOUR for india in 3rd test!!

  • endoftest on August 22, 2011, 14:19 GMT

    Mithun should have selected as he had some experience in bowling a bit fast comparing many .....anyways good luck Team india.

  • on August 22, 2011, 14:11 GMT

    1. S.Tendulkar 2. G.Gambhir? 3. V.Kohli 4. R.Sharma 5. R.Dravid 6. M.S.Dhoni 7. S.Raina 8. P.Kumar? 9.R.Ashwin 10.V.Aaron 11. M.Patel - First choice XI if everyone is fit. Really? WHERE IS THE 5TH BOWLER? Maybe S.Raina (the best spinner on tour) along with R.Sharma & V.Kohli will do the job. With the fitness issues of G.Gambhir P.Patel & A.Rahnae will have some part on the tour. RP Singh & Vinaykumar for P.Kumar arnet good enough.I just pray I should eat my words.

  • laxmanrules on August 22, 2011, 14:06 GMT

    Hoping for Rayudu to get a chance soon too. He just looks like a soon to be international star every time he bats.

  • on August 22, 2011, 14:00 GMT

    I am wondering what happen to Paul Valthatti, insult to IPL

  • on August 22, 2011, 13:40 GMT

    varun aaron is a nice guy but no1 can replace sehwag & i dont think rahane is a gud replacement 4 sehwag.. u need an agresive batsman @ the top...

  • on August 22, 2011, 13:17 GMT

    Why should they have been taken to UK? Picnic!

  • on August 22, 2011, 13:16 GMT

    Finally some comman Sense from Selectors. Both are Good Choices. Not sure if they will get a chance to play in the 11, but they can get a feel of International cricket sharing the dressing roon with Great players like Dravid. Frankly i was afraid Srikkanth would select Anirudha Srikknath, Thank God he didnt

  • on August 22, 2011, 13:10 GMT

    Ridiculous selection. Uttappa or Y Pathan should have picked instead of Rahane

  • indianzen on August 22, 2011, 12:53 GMT

    I am sure that Ashwin - Munaf - Aaron will be soo good to whitewash England... after some humiliation in Tests, whitewash in ODIs can put INDIANS chins up and a nail in the mouths of commentors like wombats, Waughjunior etc...

  • on August 22, 2011, 12:46 GMT

    Excited about Rahane but I think he will be a tourist for most of the time....

  • on August 22, 2011, 12:44 GMT

    Looks like the test category players are coming in at the end of the test matches. With lack of all-rounders in the ODI team, Irfan Pathan should have come in.

  • salilav on August 22, 2011, 12:40 GMT

    Utthapa likes eating Utthapam. so he is good only in that, he is a complete waste of talent not fit to be a part of national team

  • first_slip on August 22, 2011, 12:35 GMT

    @Partha Goswami "Varun Aaron is Malinga Part 2" that make me laugh....and once Ravi Shastri said that Irfan apatha is second Akrem..pls dont Insult great players like these....

  • Gocool87 on August 22, 2011, 12:20 GMT

    @AndyZaltzmannsHair. What are u trying to say? Do u think MRF pace foundation is useles.? Check out Varun aaron's profile

  • Gocool87 on August 22, 2011, 12:18 GMT

    @Raja Jayaraman. May be they will talk about Ashwin now

  • NewYorkCricket on August 22, 2011, 12:15 GMT

    Where is Irfan Pathan? I find it hard to believe that he does not fit in the squad of 16.

  • on August 22, 2011, 12:11 GMT

    i think sudeep tyagi should be selected in the squad instead of vinay kumar ..he is good bowler who can bowl around 140Kmph and has got good height.he is future prospect

  • Johnny_129 on August 22, 2011, 12:09 GMT

    Very happy wth Aaron and Rehane's inclusion - India needs to start succession planning. Hope Aaron keeps his word and does not compromise on pace - all too often, Indian bowlers drop pace (because it is hard work) once established in the team.

  • pvwadekar on August 22, 2011, 11:56 GMT

    About time that Rahane is selected for international cricket. His domestic record in fantastic.,, much better than (can't play the short ball) Raina and the future super star Kohli.. If Indian cricket is to recover from this horrible tour, then BCCI should invest in talented young batsmen with good domestic records such as Pujara, Rahane, Rohit, Rayudu, and not players who are good in IPL (Pathan brothers, Paul valthaty, Uthappa, Raina). We must build a young team for the WC in Australia..

  • jaggi.jagan on August 22, 2011, 11:52 GMT

    Srikkanth earned a few brownie points by not only selecting few new players, but by not selecting Vijay or D. Karthik. I do not think Mukund is part of the one day squad. Somehow, I think, he should have been retained. We need players who have been playing in difficult English conditions...he would have given some kind of solidity at the top of the innings. Good Luck to Ajinkya Rahane, it is never easy to start a career against a top team that too away from home. Men like Dravid & Ganguly came through flying colors doing so....we quickly need to have a whole new batting line up especially in the middle. Plenty of chances for youngsters I guess.

  • sailendra_kuridi on August 22, 2011, 11:51 GMT

    hmm ... they shud persist with them even if they don't perform ... give them enough experience at this level , be patient and they wil start performing .......

  • vjkrthk on August 22, 2011, 11:44 GMT

    Nice to see Varun Aron get an opportunity... he should be tried straight away in first game...

  • NairUSA on August 22, 2011, 11:31 GMT

    Best of luck to Sehwag. It is tough to stay on top with these many health issues. A long time off might just help him back to normalcy! Hope Aaron stays back a lot longer than other young pacers in the squad.

  • circit on August 22, 2011, 11:30 GMT

    Rohit Sharma would also have been a good choice.

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on August 22, 2011, 11:28 GMT

    Welcome Rahane. Fantastic batsman. Good luck.

  • AdnanKayani on August 22, 2011, 11:25 GMT

    when will Tendulkar and Ghambhire will get some hidden injury to go back and take rest for most important champions league tournament

  • on August 22, 2011, 11:11 GMT

    good to see aron in the squad.ishant is useless bowler.he has lost his pace dramatically.hope aron will add some blood to this dead indian attack....i m also happy to see rahane picked finally.he was knowking the door since last 2 years with continuous performance but srikanth nf company picked him late.all the best for both aron nd rahane.

  • on August 22, 2011, 10:58 GMT

    Lots of wishes for Ajinkya , he is one who deserve this position . I think SreeShant should now focusing his carrier in Dance Shows. He is totally a waste bowler in all time in World Cricket..

  • n_anil on August 22, 2011, 10:55 GMT

    What ever happened to Sudip Tyagi? He was a good prospect. Is Pujara still injured? With Sehwag returning to India, Yusuf should have been included....

  • an00989 on August 22, 2011, 10:51 GMT

    Now.The players in the team are not 100% fit including Dhoni.Please select a young team for the tour led by Virat Kohli,so that the senior players can take rest for sometime.They are playing as if it is there job.They are not enjoying their game either.

    Bowlers like munaf,should be given rest and give chance to new fast bowlers.Dont mind whether they win or not,just groom the players.

  • CricketLover_Ind on August 22, 2011, 10:51 GMT

    Good move by selectors, but i dont think that Rahane will be in the playing eleven. It seems like he will be sitting in the bench, because Rohit is there as well. My playing eleven is Sachin, Gambhir, Dravid, Kohli, Rohit, Dhoni, Raina, Ashwin, Praveen, Aaron, Munaf or Vinay.

  • on August 22, 2011, 10:48 GMT

    great selection varun aaron is..guy can bowl above 145 al the time..but not too sure about rahane..he is test player and should have been in test squad ..i think perfect replacement for dasher like sehwag is uthappa who can play match winning cameos like he played vs eng in 07odi series..

  • blondblackberry on August 22, 2011, 10:43 GMT

    aaron a good selection no problem even if goes for runs as long as bowls in the pace of steyn.

  • on August 22, 2011, 10:38 GMT

    Am sure excited about Varun Aaron. Its been a long time anyone this fast made the Indian time, last was Munaf or more honestly Agarkar.

  • Sun25 on August 22, 2011, 10:30 GMT

    Good luck to Aaron on his selection for the India team. Unfortunately, the revolving door for Indian fast bowlers is spinning even faster than that for Australian spinners. Bowlers picked for 1 series and dropped even before being given a chance to prove and establish themselves!Aaron is the latest selection in a list which includes Jaidev Unadkat, Umesh Yadav, Abhimanyu Mithun, Pankaj Singh, Manpreet Gony and many others.

  • Rahul_Paharia on August 22, 2011, 10:11 GMT

    What happened to Ashish Nehra, one of the important members of the WC winning squad? I understand that he had submitted his fitness certificate and was available for selection.

  • on August 22, 2011, 10:10 GMT

    New fit players were required for the test series. For that selectors stretched the unfit players and for the ODI series changes coming. I feel it is too late. These two guys if used then fine if not it is waste of money to bring these players like tourists. That is what happened in case of Munaf Patel, Virat Kohli and W Saha..

  • on August 22, 2011, 10:08 GMT

    Why was Sehwag sent in the first place. That he was not fully fit was evident from the fact that in both the matches that he played he was not utilised as a bowler. Zaheer was also not completely fit, but chose not to speak. Sreesanth is repeatedly being selected for test series, when his performance his hardly noteworthy. Rohit Sharma would have been a better test player than Suresh Raina.

  • Uchistha on August 22, 2011, 10:05 GMT

    GREAT FAN OF VARUN AARON....watched him in IPL has a great potential ...bowls 140+.....

  • sharidas on August 22, 2011, 10:04 GMT

    I wish Paul Valthaty was also given a call.

  • on August 22, 2011, 10:03 GMT

    please sehwag get ready for cricket im very big fan of you way to play shots you are such a genius batsman in indian side be cause u play for nation god bless u

  • on August 22, 2011, 10:02 GMT

    y not selected to robin uttapa ?

  • on August 22, 2011, 10:00 GMT

    Finally Varun Aaron is on the big stage!! He consistently bowls 150 kph & would be a tremoendous prospect!

  • BustIPL on August 22, 2011, 9:53 GMT

    I am sure that India wil recover from this downfall as talent from A team and U19 team will come through. Pressure of being number one took its tall on the minds of players and BCCI after losing that mental condition now they can come back. India should also play Pakistan and they will get back their competitive edge. Batsmen from Pakistan and Bowlers from India is the normal formula and we want to see it going. Just get rid of 2020 cricket and it will be all right soon.

  • on August 22, 2011, 9:51 GMT

    Good to see Varun in the squad, but will they sustain with him. England have play Broad so much that even after getting six sixes in an over by Yuvraj, now he is the guy whom Indians are unable to face. Everytime we have seen that if the people with talent is retained in the squad despite several failures, have become champions like Attapattu, Broad etc. So failures are the pillars of success, please listen to the voice of Wasim Akaram......... and rest Mr. Srikkanth.

  • ashish_gajjar on August 22, 2011, 9:50 GMT

    bed news for india sehwag ruled to odi series but the good to see varun aron and rahane i wish they do best

  • on August 22, 2011, 9:48 GMT

    Nice move from BCCI team needs to build some diffrent youngsters Rahane is perfect he wil be replacement for Dravid in test crciket after his retirement.

  • on August 22, 2011, 9:48 GMT

    The loud noise Sewag heard must be the Indian team crumbling.

  • on August 22, 2011, 9:47 GMT

    Nice move need different emerging players

  • indyarox on August 22, 2011, 9:45 GMT

    Good inclusions. Hope both add to the team and India is able to perform better in ODIs.

  • on August 22, 2011, 9:44 GMT

    Hey One of my Fav players in the domestic level got selected...

  • on August 22, 2011, 9:41 GMT

    Varun Aaron is Malinga Part 2..Good to see him in the ODI squad..India's future is bright

  • on August 22, 2011, 9:40 GMT

    Great that Ajinkya Rahane, the Mumbai batsman, and Jharkhand fast bowler Varun Aaron have been called up to India's ODI squad. I want both of them to make their debuts.This takes me back 1979 when KapilDev made his debut against Pak. Both of them are form Emerging Players Squad. For the Aus tour both must be in the Playing XI. For the Aus tour atlesat 5 players must be there for the Emerging players Squad. We have a very good bench strength nurture the talent. We can be No1.in all the 3 formats of the game. I wish all the best for Varun Aaron, Rahane who are the future cricketers for Ind. A suggestion to Varun Aaron to bowl at a good line & length.ie the @ 120 to 130 Kmph which is idle for a fast bowler.Occationally to bowl @ 140Kmph. All the best !!!! Keshavaram 8722004477

  • on August 22, 2011, 9:39 GMT

    Varun Aaron is fast bowler and should be preserved for longer format..There is no point selecting him for ODIs or T20s. In initial phase, he shouldnt be reduced to mere containing bowler, just like vat happened to Ishant after playing T20s and ODIs. He must be groomed for tests where wicket taking ability is what is required all the time. Rather Irfan Pathan should have been given another go given the fact that 4 bowlers formula in absence of part times like Viru and Yuvi won't work in English conditions. When will BCCI learn or.... vat the team management is doing there? (it is anybody's answer!!)

  • on August 22, 2011, 9:37 GMT

    Can someone talk about Srikanth's selection on TN players now?

  • on August 22, 2011, 9:33 GMT

    OMG !! Now wats gona happen !! Test is alredy gone..hope dey ll b abel to do something extra-ordinary !! All d best to Varun Aron \\m//

  • on August 22, 2011, 9:33 GMT

    Great choice ! Finally BCCI Made a good decision,Eventhough I would've liked Irfan to be in the squad.

  • on August 22, 2011, 9:31 GMT

    i dont know what is happening to bcci if player like varun can play in indian team

    then why not irfan pathan . he will be very handy player in england

  • AndyZaltzmannsHair on August 22, 2011, 9:29 GMT

    I predict Varun Aaron will be smacked around, and won't even come close to touching his "alleged" speed of 150kph. He'll then be sent to the MRF "pace" academy where he will be rehabilitated into becoming a fast spinner. Nay.... the world's fastest spinner.

  • karthikbtl1234 on August 22, 2011, 9:29 GMT

    come on varun show ur talent all the best

  • ssenthil on August 22, 2011, 9:29 GMT

    Good that I Sharma getting some rest :-) I don't think Sehwag can be Match fit until IPL-5 :P

  • sBajwa on August 22, 2011, 9:28 GMT

    so new guys are getting chance after a poor performance of indian batsmen and the bowlers

  • on August 22, 2011, 9:28 GMT

    Lets see how these young guns will do in ODI series. Both had a good times in Emerging Player Tournament recently concluded in Australia.

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  • on August 22, 2011, 9:28 GMT

    Lets see how these young guns will do in ODI series. Both had a good times in Emerging Player Tournament recently concluded in Australia.

  • sBajwa on August 22, 2011, 9:28 GMT

    so new guys are getting chance after a poor performance of indian batsmen and the bowlers

  • ssenthil on August 22, 2011, 9:29 GMT

    Good that I Sharma getting some rest :-) I don't think Sehwag can be Match fit until IPL-5 :P

  • karthikbtl1234 on August 22, 2011, 9:29 GMT

    come on varun show ur talent all the best

  • AndyZaltzmannsHair on August 22, 2011, 9:29 GMT

    I predict Varun Aaron will be smacked around, and won't even come close to touching his "alleged" speed of 150kph. He'll then be sent to the MRF "pace" academy where he will be rehabilitated into becoming a fast spinner. Nay.... the world's fastest spinner.

  • on August 22, 2011, 9:31 GMT

    i dont know what is happening to bcci if player like varun can play in indian team

    then why not irfan pathan . he will be very handy player in england

  • on August 22, 2011, 9:33 GMT

    Great choice ! Finally BCCI Made a good decision,Eventhough I would've liked Irfan to be in the squad.

  • on August 22, 2011, 9:33 GMT

    OMG !! Now wats gona happen !! Test is alredy gone..hope dey ll b abel to do something extra-ordinary !! All d best to Varun Aron \\m//

  • on August 22, 2011, 9:37 GMT

    Can someone talk about Srikanth's selection on TN players now?

  • on August 22, 2011, 9:39 GMT

    Varun Aaron is fast bowler and should be preserved for longer format..There is no point selecting him for ODIs or T20s. In initial phase, he shouldnt be reduced to mere containing bowler, just like vat happened to Ishant after playing T20s and ODIs. He must be groomed for tests where wicket taking ability is what is required all the time. Rather Irfan Pathan should have been given another go given the fact that 4 bowlers formula in absence of part times like Viru and Yuvi won't work in English conditions. When will BCCI learn or.... vat the team management is doing there? (it is anybody's answer!!)