India in England 2014 August 4, 2014

India to pick ODI squad on Tuesday


India's national selection panel will give a first indication of its World Cup plans on Tuesday when the selectors sit down to pick the squad for the limited-overs leg of the England tour. The selection committee, chaired by Sandeep Patil, will pick the squad for five ODIs, and a one-off Twenty20, starting August 25.

It will be interesting to see if the selectors reward fringe ODI specialists who were tried out at the higher level over the last couple of months. Barring a few regulars like Suresh Raina and Ajinkya Rahane, the squad to Bangladesh for three ODIs comprised mostly the domestic and IPL performers. And the same lot was given an extended run during India A's recent tour of Australia, which culminated with a triumphant campaign in the quadrangular one-day competition.

The selectors have closely followed the progress of the A team in Australia: while Rajinder Singh Hans watched the two four-day games from the sidelines, he was replaced by Vikram Rathour for the quadrangular series.

The selectors will have to decide if Raina, Robin Uthappa and Cheteshwar Pujara - none of whom had a memorable outing in Bangladesh - deserve to remain in contention for the World Cup. Uthappa, the star of the IPL, was one of only two India players to have scored a fifty in Bangladesh. Even though he shone with his captaincy skills during the Emerging Players Tournament in Australia, Uthappa had a mediocre outing with the bat. He scored 134 runs from seven innings during the tournament.

It also remains to be seen if the selectors reward fringe performers, and rest a key bowler like Bhuvneshwar Kumar whose fitness is being stretched during the five-Test series in England. Umesh Yadav, one of the stars of the first-class matches on the A tour, is likely to earn his place back in the squad.

Sanju Samson impressed with his sound technique and temperament during the A tour, including the team management. But he will have to compete with the in-form Naman Ojha if the selectors decide to include a wicketkeeper-batsman as back up for MS Dhoni.

The spin duo of Akshar Patel and Parvez Rasool has been consistent both in Bangladesh and Australia. But their chances depend on the balance of the squad, which will be finalised after discussing it with Dhoni and coach Duncan Fletcher. Both Dhoni and Fletcher are likely to join the meeting from Manchester via video conferencing.

The balance of the squad would also determine the fate of Manoj Tiwary, the perennial nearly man of Indian team. Tiwary had a decent run in Australia and has also showed his prowess with the ball, picking a five-for in one-dayers.

One player who is certain to retain his place in the side is allrounder Stuart Binny. The Karnataka allrounder registered the best figures by an Indian in the second ODI in Bangladesh, which was followed by a Test debut in England.

Amol Karhadkar is a correspondent at ESPNcricinfo

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  • Dummy4 on August 5, 2014, 14:34 GMT

    Dhawal Kulkarni, Karn Sharma & Sanju Samson are the new faces in the Indian Cricket Team for the England ODIs and T20I. ODIs/T20ITeam: MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Stuart Binny, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami, Mohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Umesh Yadav, Dhawal Kulkarni, Sanju Samson, Karn Sharma.

  • varun reddy on August 5, 2014, 13:50 GMT

    Its time for INDIA to maintain seperate teams for both ODI and T20,so that some key players can be rested and some young players like samson,naman ojha,kedar jadhav can be tested

  • mahi on August 5, 2014, 13:50 GMT

    My playing XI for ODI: Uthappa, Dhawan, Kohli, Rohit, Raina, dhoni, Binny, Jadeja, Shami, Bhuvi, Ishanth,

    Bench: Ashwin, Rahane, Aron, Kedar jadhav, Naman Ozha

  • Dummy4 on August 5, 2014, 13:50 GMT

    Best team for India sehwag,gambhir,kohli,yuvraj,sanju,jadeja,dhoni,harbhajan,zaheer,bhuvi,umesh

  • shreeang on August 5, 2014, 13:43 GMT

    1 Gambhir/Rahane 2 Rohit 3 kohli 4 Yuvraj 5 Raina 6 Jadeja 7 Dhoni 8 Bhuneshvar 9 Umesh yadav/mohit sharma 10 Ashwin 11 Ishant...

  • Muhammad on August 5, 2014, 13:39 GMT

    Based on recent form and australian tour of indian A team.. Sanju samson and N.ojha both should be included in the sqaud as both r good keeper. And sanju is a brilliant fielder too.. in bowling department umesh is must.. bowlers should be umesh, aaron, bhuvi, praveen, shami... Bhuvi and praveen can swing both ways early on and can give india the good start..

  • MUKESH on August 5, 2014, 13:13 GMT

    hii my team for odi's - playing 11 1) Dhawan 2) Rohit 3) Kohli 4) Raina 5) Rahane/ Yuvi 6) Dhoni 7) Ashwin 8) Akshar P 9) B Kumar 10) M Shami 11) Ishwar Pandey

    Bench Strength 1) Sanju Samson 2) K Jadhav 3) N Ohja 4) Umesh Y

    for T20

    1) Dhawan 2) Samson 3) Kohli 4) Raina 5) K Jadhav 6) Dhoni 7) S Binny 8) Akshar P 9) B Kumar10) Shami 11) U Yadav / I Pandey

    Bench Strength 1) R Sharma 2 ) R Ashwin 3) R Jadeja 4) R Uttapa

    Dhoni u r super cool captain pls selectors choose super uber cool players and keep the bench strenght keeping in mind for WORLD CUP 2015

  • Dummy4 on August 5, 2014, 12:40 GMT

    If India Loonking for a WC squad, then regular bowlers must be rested and give chance to Uncapped Bowlers Such as Rishi Dhavan, Jasprit Bumrah,Dhaval Kulkarni, Rahul Shukla,Anureet singh. We know what our regular bowlers can do, Now its time to go for experiments.

    MY Squad is 1. Dhavan 2. Rohit 3. Kohli 4. Rahane 5. Dhoni 6. Sanju 7. Gambhir 8. R jadeja 7. Ashwin 8. Rishi Dhavan 9. Jasprit Bumrah 10. Dhaval kulkarni 11. Irfan Pthan 12. Akshar Patel 13. Aaron 14. Rasool 15. Umesh

    MY XI 1. Gambhir 2. Rohit 3. Kohli 4. Rahane 5. Sanju 6. Dhoni 7. Akshar 8. Irfan 9. Rasool 10. Rishi 11. Bumrah/ Aaron /Kulakarni / Umesh

  • Dummy4 on August 5, 2014, 12:37 GMT

    Where Pathan Brother recently both are good in IPL. yusuf got the fattest 50 in IPL. should give him the change before WC 2015.

  • Dummy4 on August 5, 2014, 12:36 GMT

    My one day team Samson , Rahane , Kohli , Jadhav , Raina , Dhoni , Jadeja /Akshar , Ashwin / Rasool , Kulkarni , Umesh , Rishi Dhawan others Manoj Tiwari , Yuvraj , Mohit , Varun Aron

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