India in England 2014 August 5, 2014

Sanju Samson, Karn Sharma get India call-up

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Uncapped Kerala wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson and Railways leg-spin-bowling allrounder Karn Sharma have been named in India's 17-man squad for the five ODIs and one-off Twenty20 against England.

Mumbai seamer Dhawal Kulkarni, who was picked in the ODI squad for the home series against West Indies last year but was then ruled out with injury, has been included.

Suresh Raina, who was dropped from the ODI squad for the Asia Cup but led a second-string team to Bangladesh in June, also makes the 17. Fast bowlers Mohit Sharma and Umesh Yadav have also been retained from the squad which played in Bangladesh, while legspinner Amit Mishra misses out due to injury.

"Only Amit Mishra had been ruled out of selection since he is undergoing treatment and rehab following a back injury," BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel said, after the squad was announced. "Considering the World Cup, the management as well as the selectors have put more emphasis on selecting some of the youngsters like Sanju Samson, Mohit Sharma, Stuart Binny and Karn Sharma."

Samson, 19, was part of the India Under-19 team at the World Cup earlier this year, and had also impressed with his clean hitting and solid temperament for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2014. He finished as India A's highest run-scorer in the recently-concluded quadrangular one-day series in Australia, with 244 runs from seven innings at an average of 81.33.

He kicked off the quadrangular with 81 against Australia A, after coming in with his team at 70 for 4 - and then 84 for 6 - in a chase of 253. He brought down the equation to 29 needed off 23 before he was the last man out. While he couldn't get the team home in that game, later on in the tournament he took them all the way in successive chases with unbeaten scores of 55 and 49.

Kulkarni was the leading wicket-taker in the quadrangular, with 14 scalps in six matches at 18.78, including a five-wicket haul and an impressive economy rate of 4.61. Karn was also part of the India A squad for the series. While he got only three games there, he managed to give a glimpse of his batting skills against South Africa A, hitting 39 off 16 to take India A across the line in a nail-biting chase. He was quite effective with the ball for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2014, with 15 wickets at 25.06.

With Mishra - India's first-choice legspinner of late - being ruled out, Karn will provide MS Dhoni with the leg-spin option. The selectors have included him as the third spinner in the squad anticipating that an additional spinner may be required during the series as it will be played towards the end of English summer when the pitches start assisting the slow bowlers.

Stuart Binny, who took a record-breaking 6 for 4 - the best bowling figures by an Indian in ODIs - in the Bangladesh series, stays on as the pace-bowling-allrounder, but Test-specialist Cheteshwar Pujara, who also featured in that series, misses out.

The first of the five ODIs will be played in Bristol on August 25, with matches in Cardiff, Nottingham, Birmingham and Leeds following. The T20 will be played in Birmingham on September 7, rounding off India's 10-week tour of England.

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  • AayushVarma18 on August 9, 2014, 14:05 GMT

    What happened to Yuvraj? Admitted he wasn't at his best during the IPL, but he came back to blazing form in the latter stage. Also, don't forget that brilliant 132 in the Lord's exhibition match.

  • on August 9, 2014, 9:26 GMT

    Naman Ojha & Kedar Jadhav are our 2 best inform batsmen. Check all stats to verify. Ojha Avg 400+ in last series. Kedar has been in top form for last 2 years. Please give them an opportunity. India needs match winners. Bowling - Sandeep Sharma deserves a look in & so does Yuzvendre Chahal who performed much better than every indian spinner in IPL. Rishi dhavan should be given chance as he is our best fast bowling all-rounder. Please do post this. Thanks .

  • Born_Smart on August 8, 2014, 15:53 GMT

    Karnataka were champions in both Ranji & Hazare trophy. But only Binny has got a chance, he was not even their best player this season. He got his chances mainly because of his heroics in last year's IPL. Similarly, Ranji runners-up Maharashtra have no representation in the team. 5-6 other players are in the team because of their performance in IPL.

    If this is how teams get selected, it is best to abolish all domestic tournaments and keep IPL alone. Players can freelance to other T-20 tournaments during non-IPL season.

  • Nampally on August 8, 2014, 15:37 GMT

    I am surprised at the exclusion of Aaron. Dhoni kept him out of XI fo the first 3 tests but he came back strongly in the 4th Test & impressed all with his pace. Yadev & Aaron will form a good fast bowling combo. But strangely the selectors fail to appreciate their "real" pace bowlers. In England pace dominates! It is great to see Karn Sharma & Sanju Samson. Raina & Ryudu's inclusion also adds to the weak Indian batting. It remains to be seen whether Rohit or Rahane will open with Dhawan or will it be Samson? Kohli, Raina, will b #3 & 4. Jadeja, Ashwin, Karn Sharma will compete for 2 places with 3 pace bowlers in Yadev, Kumar & Shami/Kulkarni. Personally I would have liked to see Naman Ojha & Uthappa in the squad as opener choices. Both are aggressive bats. Final XI likely: Dhawan, Rahane, Kohli, Rohit, Raina, Dhoni, Ashwin, Jadeja/Karn, Kumar, Yadev, Shami/Kulkarni. It is difficult to find a role for Binny in XI . Ashwin is a better bat than Binny or Jadeja & a good ODI bowler.

  • lkreddy510 on August 7, 2014, 8:54 GMT

    can't win series with this team..

  • on August 7, 2014, 7:32 GMT

    Rishi Dhawan should be given chance..he will balance the Indian team especially in overseas tour..currently the best medium pacer allrounder in INDIA!!

  • on August 7, 2014, 7:29 GMT

    Few points....Stretching IPL performances and making selections for playing International Matches abroad is a big stretch. 4 Players of the 17 more than likely won't play a single game. So it may not be a bad idea to select and expose potential young future players to rub shoulders with the seniors and be comfortable to take on the assignment when they will be called upon rather than select older players and not play them. I have been watching Indian Cricket now for 50 years....I haven't come across any other Indian Bowler (not even close...not even the great Kapil Dev) who can swing the ball both ways with control as Bhuvi does....I wish he was 5 to 10 mph faster. Also Shami has the most Rhythmic, efficient and repeatable bowling action of any Indian fast bowler I have seen. I think the Indian Selectors are doing a great job...we can always nitpick?

  • on August 7, 2014, 7:02 GMT

    No more Binny plz.India should try this team combo: Rahane,sanju/rohit/dhawan,kohli,raina,dhoni,sirjaddu,ashwarne,Bhuvi,Dhawal,Umesh,Mohit/Shami.Bhuvi, Dhawal and Umesh are bowling all rounder.dhawal has first class bat avg of 28 and bhuvi has 30 and also the best batsmen of this test series after vijay and rahane.Umesh scored 2 half centuries including a 90 of 66 balls in australia A tour .So,they are no mugs with bats.Jadeja, ashwarne and raina are batting all rounders.If sanju does play,then Dhoni should hand him the gloves and bowl some overs.He can definitely at better pace than Binniers.Binny's 6 wkt hall against bangla was a fluke,it happens once in a lifetime.It's time India consider Jaddu and Ashwin as batsmen who can bowl.This enables them to bowl 4 proper quicks.Hope binny,rohit or dhawan gets injured and yuvi comes in.

  • on August 7, 2014, 6:07 GMT

    Overall a good team...Rayudu shud have been replaced,,,he is hopeless...An IPL player...has limitations...feel happy for karn,samson and dhawal..they deserved a place...infact manoj tiwary shud be given a chance ..his leg spin is aplus..and he performed brillaintly in both test and odi s for india A.

  • gunaprema on August 7, 2014, 5:31 GMT

    Good to Sanju in the team but hopes he will be given chance to prove himself. good to see the selectors pick him but feel sorry for the guy Nojha/kedar who perform well during the Aus series not given a change. give a chance to Ojha for the test series who i think will do well. Selectors can also take a look at M.Vijay for the opening .

  • AayushVarma18 on August 9, 2014, 14:05 GMT

    What happened to Yuvraj? Admitted he wasn't at his best during the IPL, but he came back to blazing form in the latter stage. Also, don't forget that brilliant 132 in the Lord's exhibition match.

  • on August 9, 2014, 9:26 GMT

    Naman Ojha & Kedar Jadhav are our 2 best inform batsmen. Check all stats to verify. Ojha Avg 400+ in last series. Kedar has been in top form for last 2 years. Please give them an opportunity. India needs match winners. Bowling - Sandeep Sharma deserves a look in & so does Yuzvendre Chahal who performed much better than every indian spinner in IPL. Rishi dhavan should be given chance as he is our best fast bowling all-rounder. Please do post this. Thanks .

  • Born_Smart on August 8, 2014, 15:53 GMT

    Karnataka were champions in both Ranji & Hazare trophy. But only Binny has got a chance, he was not even their best player this season. He got his chances mainly because of his heroics in last year's IPL. Similarly, Ranji runners-up Maharashtra have no representation in the team. 5-6 other players are in the team because of their performance in IPL.

    If this is how teams get selected, it is best to abolish all domestic tournaments and keep IPL alone. Players can freelance to other T-20 tournaments during non-IPL season.

  • Nampally on August 8, 2014, 15:37 GMT

    I am surprised at the exclusion of Aaron. Dhoni kept him out of XI fo the first 3 tests but he came back strongly in the 4th Test & impressed all with his pace. Yadev & Aaron will form a good fast bowling combo. But strangely the selectors fail to appreciate their "real" pace bowlers. In England pace dominates! It is great to see Karn Sharma & Sanju Samson. Raina & Ryudu's inclusion also adds to the weak Indian batting. It remains to be seen whether Rohit or Rahane will open with Dhawan or will it be Samson? Kohli, Raina, will b #3 & 4. Jadeja, Ashwin, Karn Sharma will compete for 2 places with 3 pace bowlers in Yadev, Kumar & Shami/Kulkarni. Personally I would have liked to see Naman Ojha & Uthappa in the squad as opener choices. Both are aggressive bats. Final XI likely: Dhawan, Rahane, Kohli, Rohit, Raina, Dhoni, Ashwin, Jadeja/Karn, Kumar, Yadev, Shami/Kulkarni. It is difficult to find a role for Binny in XI . Ashwin is a better bat than Binny or Jadeja & a good ODI bowler.

  • lkreddy510 on August 7, 2014, 8:54 GMT

    can't win series with this team..

  • on August 7, 2014, 7:32 GMT

    Rishi Dhawan should be given chance..he will balance the Indian team especially in overseas tour..currently the best medium pacer allrounder in INDIA!!

  • on August 7, 2014, 7:29 GMT

    Few points....Stretching IPL performances and making selections for playing International Matches abroad is a big stretch. 4 Players of the 17 more than likely won't play a single game. So it may not be a bad idea to select and expose potential young future players to rub shoulders with the seniors and be comfortable to take on the assignment when they will be called upon rather than select older players and not play them. I have been watching Indian Cricket now for 50 years....I haven't come across any other Indian Bowler (not even close...not even the great Kapil Dev) who can swing the ball both ways with control as Bhuvi does....I wish he was 5 to 10 mph faster. Also Shami has the most Rhythmic, efficient and repeatable bowling action of any Indian fast bowler I have seen. I think the Indian Selectors are doing a great job...we can always nitpick?

  • on August 7, 2014, 7:02 GMT

    No more Binny plz.India should try this team combo: Rahane,sanju/rohit/dhawan,kohli,raina,dhoni,sirjaddu,ashwarne,Bhuvi,Dhawal,Umesh,Mohit/Shami.Bhuvi, Dhawal and Umesh are bowling all rounder.dhawal has first class bat avg of 28 and bhuvi has 30 and also the best batsmen of this test series after vijay and rahane.Umesh scored 2 half centuries including a 90 of 66 balls in australia A tour .So,they are no mugs with bats.Jadeja, ashwarne and raina are batting all rounders.If sanju does play,then Dhoni should hand him the gloves and bowl some overs.He can definitely at better pace than Binniers.Binny's 6 wkt hall against bangla was a fluke,it happens once in a lifetime.It's time India consider Jaddu and Ashwin as batsmen who can bowl.This enables them to bowl 4 proper quicks.Hope binny,rohit or dhawan gets injured and yuvi comes in.

  • on August 7, 2014, 6:07 GMT

    Overall a good team...Rayudu shud have been replaced,,,he is hopeless...An IPL player...has limitations...feel happy for karn,samson and dhawal..they deserved a place...infact manoj tiwary shud be given a chance ..his leg spin is aplus..and he performed brillaintly in both test and odi s for india A.

  • gunaprema on August 7, 2014, 5:31 GMT

    Good to Sanju in the team but hopes he will be given chance to prove himself. good to see the selectors pick him but feel sorry for the guy Nojha/kedar who perform well during the Aus series not given a change. give a chance to Ojha for the test series who i think will do well. Selectors can also take a look at M.Vijay for the opening .

  • SeanB on August 7, 2014, 3:45 GMT

    Considering the world cup in Aus / NZ, the A team tour was a good idea. Hope the experience helps the new players. And, Eng wickets for 50 / 20 over games are the flattest of pitches. Need hard hitters like Samson.

  • SANATP22 on August 7, 2014, 3:20 GMT

    Time for give rest to B Kumar & M Shami. Give more opportunity to U Yadav, D Kulkarni & Mohit Sharma and its very important to give chance to Rahane & Saju in playing eleven in place of S Dhawan & A Rayadu

  • on August 7, 2014, 2:02 GMT

    Kedar and yuvraj should replace Rayudu and Binny by WC

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on August 6, 2014, 19:29 GMT

    Congrats Sanju. Halla bol halla bol.......

  • vkumar_086 on August 6, 2014, 19:11 GMT

    I really feel sorry for Kedar Jadhav and Naman Ojha....Kedar Jadhav proved why he is better player than Rayudu (he plays only in IPL and his technique is not good)...Kedar Jadhav is the highest run scorer in Ranji trophy, Vijay Hazare trophy...played few good knocks in IPL...played superbly in quadrangular series of Australia, where he came in 6th position for batting, still scored runs swiftly with more than 110 strike rate without any restrictions in fielding...

    Naman Ojha also played good knocks in domestic tourneys, IPL and quadrangular series....but selectors should have seen their contributions....i strongly suggest Kedar in place of Rayudu

  • vkumar_086 on August 6, 2014, 17:48 GMT

    Congratulations samson and Karn sharma...recently except India and England, there is no team in the world that giving chances to young players, thanx to selectors...but i hope that they will consider Yuvi, gambhir for world cup 2015 squad...

    Tendulkar said in his last test match that-- playing for INDIA is huge honour, everybody wont get such a chance to represent INDIA the country with 1.2 billion population and players should utilize the opportunity...i feel Sanju samson will prove his selection....all the best TEAM INDIA (ODI champions) for ODI series

  • CricketMakdi on August 6, 2014, 17:34 GMT

    I think Binny has lot of potential - he won two Ranji matches single handedly even after missing some games because of injury. He is not good for Test. Selectors are not doing their homework I feel!

  • rockstar207 on August 6, 2014, 16:58 GMT

    My 15 member Indian squad in England against this Indian(MSD) squad.... Sehwag, Gambhir(captain) ,Robin Utappa, kedar Jadav, Yuvi, Manoj Tiwary, Saha(wk), Irfan Pathan, Rishi Dhawan, Harbajan, Praveen Kumar, Zaheer, Amit Mishra, Varon Aaron, Vinay kumar.

  • on August 6, 2014, 16:47 GMT

    yuvraj should have been in team

  • Raj12345 on August 6, 2014, 16:47 GMT

    Why RG getting chance again and again and why not Tiwary or Dinesh Karthik. DK can be successful if you give him chance for 10 ODIs continuously. Don't expect him score 100s in 1 or 2 ODIs. That is what selectors doing, give him a chance 2 ODIs and then stop and then 3 ODIs after gap of 2 years then stop.

  • B.R.K.R on August 6, 2014, 16:36 GMT

    1. dhawan 2. sanju 3. kohli 4. raina 5. rohit 6. dhoni 7. jaddu 8. ashwin 9. bhuvi 10. yadav 11. shami

  • on August 6, 2014, 15:41 GMT

    yuvraj,naman,jadhav and manoj tiwary sud hav been included instead of raydu, karn and dhawan, kulkarni. my XI 0)rahane,0)rohit,1)kohli,2)samson,3)raina,4)dhoni,5)binny/jadeja,6)ashwin,7)bhuvi,8)shami,9)yadav

  • M.Srini on August 6, 2014, 15:37 GMT

    The selectors should have gone with an extra opener apart from Rohit and Dhavan. They should have considered at least Gambhir or Manan Vohra as the back up opener rather than Rahane as he has established himself as a number 4 or 5 batsman, well at least in the test line-up.

  • on August 6, 2014, 15:34 GMT

    i think one batsman should be injured as soon as possible so that they should call yuvi........... yuvi is the best

  • Kill_All on August 6, 2014, 15:25 GMT

    Rohit, Rahane, Virat, Karun, Yuvi/Rayudu, Dhoni/Sanju, Jadeja, Ojha, Umesh, Bhuvi, SHami/Ishant .... want to see this team in world cup

  • on August 6, 2014, 14:59 GMT

    what need Rishi Dhawan & Kedar Jadhav to be selected Indian Team please tell us?

  • on August 6, 2014, 14:56 GMT

    Agree with Naresh... ...Naman deserves a chance after how he played in Australia...

  • Sujitd on August 6, 2014, 14:45 GMT

    Most likely 11 - 1. Rohit 2. Dhawan 3. Kohli 4. Rahane 5. Raina 6. Dhoni 7. Jadeja 8. Ashwin 9. Bhuvneshwar 10. Shami 11. Yadav

    Missing Yuvi in place of Rahane

  • zaltekashinath on August 6, 2014, 14:25 GMT

    Indian selectors should have to give chance to yuvraj singh ,coz he is match winner player for shorter format.yuvi will be play important role in defendin world cup title.

  • desiboy454 on August 6, 2014, 14:03 GMT

    Binny over Yuvi... what the heck has happened. Any given day, I will take yuvi over Binny;test/odi/t20 anything. Rayadu is just annoying in themiddle order, I would have taken Kedar Jadav. Also, Karn Sharma needs to get a go ahead of jadeja. A leggie, especially a wicket taking leggie can mess up teams quickly in ODIs. Jadjea is more of a enforcer, Karn takes wickets. No doubt he is not as economical as Jadjea, but he will get wickets, which will automatically stem the runs. Will India/MSD be brave. Dhawan/Rohit combo wont work overseas. My Ideal WC XI: 1.Rahane 2. Dhawan 3. Virat 4. Yuvi 5. MSD 6. Kedar Jadav 7. Karn Sharma/jadeja (depends on how Karn can perform 8. Ashwin 9. Bhuvi 10. Mohit 11. Umesh/Shami (depends on their respective performace)

    From this squad for England XI 1. Rahane 2. Dhawan 3. Virat 4. Samson 5. MSD 6. Rohit 7. Karn Sharma 8. Ashwin 9. Bhuvi 10. Mohit 11. Yadav...

    India/MSD be brave be bold!! you will win when you attack not when you defend!!

  • on August 6, 2014, 13:34 GMT

    Can't Understand ....Reason behind Inclusion of raina and rayadu... Specialy Raina with his short ball problem..

    Instead of these two.. Naman and kedar should have given a chance to prove..

  • on August 6, 2014, 13:30 GMT

    My XI 1. Rohit 2.Dhawan 3.Virat 4.Rahane 5.Samson 6.Dhoni 7.Binny 8.Ashwin/Jadeja 9.Bhuvi 10.Umesh 11.Shami

    Dont waste tym on Raina , Rayadu

  • sarath141 on August 6, 2014, 12:00 GMT

    Yuvraj singh is way way better than Binny anyday!

  • on August 6, 2014, 11:59 GMT

    shocked to see a t20 without Yuvi :( miss u man!

  • tanstell87 on August 6, 2014, 11:07 GMT

    why is Yuvraj dropped....what has Raina done to guarantee a place in Indian team always...Raina was axed for Asia Cup & all of a sudden made the team for Bangaldesh series as captain in which he could not score in last 2 games when India were under pressure....If Raina is the team then Yuvraj should also be in the team...Rayudu with the limited opportunities has failed to deliver...

    Kedar Jadhav isn't even considered probably because he will overtake Raina's place...

    Samson wont get any opportunity...hope Karn Sharma will be played ahead of R Ashwin who has been average in ODIs outside India...

    Uthappa & Manoj Tiwary will have to wait until conclusion of 2015 World Cup to be regular fixtures in Indian team.

    Most likely 11 - 1. Rohit 2. Dhawan 3. Kohli 4. Rahane 5. Raina 6. Dhoni 7. Jadeja 8. Ashwin 9. Bhuvneshwar 10. Shami 11. Yadav

  • aby_97 on August 6, 2014, 10:55 GMT

    Kudos to the selection Committee ! Disappointed with Jadhav's exclusion.Rayudu doesn't give the confidence of pacing the innings pretty well.Rahane should open because he has the experience of opening in IPL.Raina at No.4 would be great given his rich vein of form(Fabulous innings in IPL FInal).Not sure if Samson will get a chance.And Karn Sharma most probably will warm the benches given there is Ashwin and Jadeja and both are potentially good all rounders.

  • on August 6, 2014, 10:55 GMT

    Good team selection, Akshar Patel and K. Jadhav possibly missed out, but i guess Akshar Patel will soon get his oppurtunity

  • on August 6, 2014, 10:22 GMT

    new comers are welcome,all the best to the indian team.

  • on August 6, 2014, 10:06 GMT

    uthappa :( sad that he misses out again

  • soumbomb on August 6, 2014, 9:49 GMT

    y kedar jadhav is not there in the team. He has got very limited opportunity in the recently concluded quadrangular ODI series (only 4 matches). He played well as a middle order batsmen in IPL for Delhi daredevils. He was the man with most runs scored in ranji trophy. I dont know why selectors are ignoring this great talent. His last 3 scores in the recently concluded quadrangular series are 78(73), 52(50), 87(53). what else a selector need from a batsmen coming at no.5.

  • on August 6, 2014, 9:48 GMT

    Why has been Gautamn axed, he went to england upon his T20 form and loses his place in odi's.And Yuvraj Singh who scored a century at Lords which definitely showed he was back in form.Also he's always played well in England and that would give him confidence for the world cup 2015

  • on August 6, 2014, 9:31 GMT

    why they dropped Uthappa again?? Only 2 players got 50 in the previous bangladesh series including Uthappa's 50 .Uthappa pls show your skills on CLT20.We fans are waiting to see you on next world cup.

  • naren1983 on August 6, 2014, 8:53 GMT

    Good that Samson got chance having performed at different levels in good note. But still Uthappa should have been considered, he had not even scored a 50 in recent India A tour to Australia both in Tests & ODIs, but still he should have given a chance to England considering his IPL runs. Karn Sharma is just temporary replacement for Amit Mishra as he injured currently. Rayudu is not consistent, may be this will be his final chance whether he will play in XI or not, its upto his luck. Final XI should be 1. Shikhar 2. Rohit 3. Kohli 4. Rahane 5. Raina 6. Dhoni 7. Jadeja 8. Ashwin 9. Bhuvi 10. Mohit 11. Umesh. Hope Samson will play atleast a match or two, if openers/middle orders are failed to perform. Shami & Kulkarni will be replaced in later matches by resting Bhuvi.

  • ultimatewarrior on August 6, 2014, 8:44 GMT

    Ravindra Jadeja: ok, R Ashwin: ok, Stuart Binny: ok, Karn Sharma: good move, Virat Kohli: great, Shikhar Dhawan: bad, Rohit Sharma: last chance (pujara), Ajinkya Rahane: great (should open in odi), Suresh Raina: ok, Ambati Rayudu: on current form kedar jadhav is better, Bhuvneshwar Kumar: great, Mohammed Shami: bad (good for test) - varun aaron is better, Mohit Sharma: ok, Umesh Yadav: bad (good for test), Dhawal Kulkarni: good move, MS Dhoni (capt & wk): great (except when he defend/promote out of form players) and Sanju Samson (wk): good move......I can't understand when Varun Aaron is better in ODI he got selected in Test although not got a single game on the other hand Umesh Yadav is better in Test he got selected in ODI, pls check both players' First Class/List A Records...

  • vr.mandalapu on August 6, 2014, 8:38 GMT

    Reasonably good selection. Though there are a few more talented players available, you can't take 25 players contingent out there, can you? Rayudu's critiques do not really know much about his skills.So ignore it.

  • on August 6, 2014, 8:29 GMT

    still robbie yuvi and gauti out of the selection though they showed their forms in their recent matches....feeling bad for them....and dont know why they always giving chances to rohit and dhawan althi

  • on August 6, 2014, 8:26 GMT

    I think uthapa will bring open with rohit, because uthapa play in 2007 he know the condition in english soil... Y yuvi dropped!! he shows the form Mcc vs RWI

  • Sharath274 on August 6, 2014, 8:16 GMT

    Yuvi in place of Rayudu would have made it a good team..Rayudu has not done anything spl and Yuvi shud have been given a chance..Anyway hope this team can pick up a series win. Probable XI : Shikar,Rohit,Kohli,Rahane,Raina,Dhoni, Karn/Jaddu,Ashwin,Bhuvi,Shami,Umesh/Dhawal. Sanju cud get a look in if Dhoni is rested/injured or if any of the top order guys fail or fall sick

  • VinodGupte on August 6, 2014, 8:15 GMT

    thank heavens there is no pujara in this squad.

  • ramli on August 6, 2014, 8:14 GMT

    Fortunately, majority are not talking about Sehwag .... that itself shows India fans are maturing ... given some more time, they will overcome sentiment, individual player attachment and will begin to see cricket as a team sport ... this team is nowhere a team for WC-2015 ... we have domestic tournaments to follow and any outstanding performance will surely be rewarded ... hence, the door is still open for all to grab a few places in the WC team

  • on August 6, 2014, 8:09 GMT

    rahane dhawan kohli raina rohit dhoni sanju jadeja bhuvi mohit umesh

  • amit.80s on August 6, 2014, 7:42 GMT

    What about Manish Pandey, Akshar Patel and Manan Vohra and why not rest Dhoni and let Kohli be captain which will also give chance to Saha and Uthapa.

  • Mohan_yuvi on August 6, 2014, 7:29 GMT

    Sorry for Indian cricket fans, because without Yuvi, there will be disaster going to happen in WORLD CUP.. I don't know what the selectors are doing ? The match between MCC vs Row he scored century hence proved is form..

  • on August 6, 2014, 7:16 GMT

    Can any one of the selectors tell y ambatti rayudu is in the team? how many more chances are they going to offer shikhar dhawan , that too in overseas conditions where he has continously failed, rohit a great player in the nets???? with these two players opening India is sure to fail unless they are playing in subcontinent. congrats for the selection comitte. by taking in Samson they are hiding other non performing players just because of politics in our sports. We will never shine in any sport until real talent is given a chance.

  • on August 6, 2014, 6:49 GMT

    No use of the new younger players. they will carry only drinks.

  • VikrantP_Cricket on August 6, 2014, 6:41 GMT

    Guys, we are just Cricket Viewers & Readers.. we dont understand Cricket.. thats why everyone was thinking that Kedar Jadhav should be in ODI Team & he is NOT there. That means Cricketing Brain is with only Selectors & Captain. Dont see any chances of Winning in England & also in WC Aus with Raydu & Rahane in Middle Order... be ready for Disaster (though i am a big fan of Cricket, i have to say this). Also dont know why persisting with Raydu.. who is neither defensive nor attacking / Finisher Batsmen..

  • on August 6, 2014, 5:55 GMT

    stuart,samson, is not still good to play international games

  • on August 6, 2014, 5:40 GMT

    Dear Sanju Samson, I am not sure whether u can make a debut on this series. But...congrats to got a cap in INDIAN team. You will get good experience with this present indian team. Wishing you Good Luck.

  • on August 6, 2014, 5:39 GMT

    This is for yuvi haters we were out of the world cup 2009 because of Mr dhoni who played inning 11 runs in 23 balls N yuvi played great inning that day n dhoni is still in the team why http://www.espncricinfo.com/wt202009/engine/match/356006.html

  • on August 6, 2014, 5:30 GMT

    New talents for the indian team..!

  • on August 6, 2014, 5:16 GMT

    Congrats Sanju samson....Another Dravid's invention in india team,also a south indian ...Good...My line up would be Rahane,Rohit/Dhawan,Kohli,Samson/rayudu,raina,Dhoni,jaeja/binny,aswini,bhuvi,umesh,shami....it will be better if India gives chances new players in t20....in future..just like England and Austaralia.......Icc should give more t20s to India....min 2,maxm 3.................

  • leleraja on August 6, 2014, 5:13 GMT

    My preferred team (with a good combination of medium pace & spin all rounders): Shikhar, Rahane, Raina, Kohli, Rohit, Dhoni, Jadeja, Binny, Karn Sharma, Bhuvaneshwar & Dhawal Kulkarni

  • on August 6, 2014, 5:12 GMT

    with 6 months left in world cup, you cannot afford to have all inexpeirence in middle order. need someone like yuvraj and gambhir to give side bit of expeirence....

  • rush2rajiv on August 6, 2014, 5:10 GMT

    I can't understand what Shikar Dawan and Rohit Sharma is doing. What happened to Kedar Jadav. Why Kedar Jadav is not selected. Poor team selection.

  • KeepitHonest on August 6, 2014, 5:10 GMT

    Sanju Samson will captain India in the future, probably after Kohli. Mark my words.

  • Sir_Ivor on August 6, 2014, 5:02 GMT

    While the selectors have acted with a lot of vision and planning in naming the ODI squafd,it is extremely disappointing to see that Kedar Jadhav and Manoj Tiwari have been left out. I get the impression that it has something to do which is no related to cricketing abilities. Jadhav has the ability to play in a difficult situation and race away when the time is right. That comes from cricketing acumen with a total command of your skills. This is a great quality to have in limited overs cricket as he could be depended upon lower in the order to turn games around. Michael Bevan exemplified this beautifully. Manoj Tiwari on the other and is a sound and attacking bat apart from being a more than useful leg spinner. He could win matches on his days. Both are very good fielders as well. I wish better sense prevails upon the selectors and these two are considered for the World cup. They could prove invaluable to the team in Australia.

  • vipinchirackal on August 6, 2014, 5:00 GMT

    this is thebest team available at present and i hope sanju will the next biggest thing for india in future.about kedar jadav his performance in ipl was pathetic when he face the world class bowlers.except two matches he couldnt score double digit.see the scorecard of his last six matches in ipl.

    0 v Kings XI Mohali

    7* v Mum Indians Mumbai

    0 v Kings XI Delhi

    3 v Royals Ahmedabad

    37 v RCB Bangalore

    5 v Sunrisers Delhi 10 May 2014

  • on August 6, 2014, 4:43 GMT

    Naman ojha, kedar jadhav, yuvi, akshar & manoj tiwari are unlucky and Raha ne, rayudu, shami are lucky to have their places in the team I have no complaints with Karn he is very economical plus he can bat same like akshar but uthappa and mohit sharma are out of form in recently concluded quadangular tournament so is rayudu

  • Abhi1230 on August 6, 2014, 4:33 GMT

    30 year old Stuart Binny is Youngster?

  • on August 6, 2014, 3:39 GMT

    My line up would be Rahane, Rohit, Samson/Kohli, Rayudu. Raina, Dhoni, Binny, Ashwin, Bhuvi, Mohit, Umesh Kohli is clearly struggled at England this time. So Samson could be playing. And Binny is better option in seaming conditions than Jadeja.

  • Sexysteven on August 6, 2014, 3:25 GMT

    I know Samson is good at white ball cricket but I would prefer them to ease him into international through test cricket you don't want him picking up bad habits by playing the short forms that is Abig worry cos he is so talented I think he is good enough to play test cricket now I would either put him in for dhoni or have him play as a batsmen only at 6 and he can take the gloves down the track I seriously do believe he is good enough to play as a batsmen it wouldn't be holding him back personally if he's good enough he's old enough in my view I'd say get him in the test team let him show off his talent to the rest of the world we all want to see him play

  • on August 6, 2014, 3:19 GMT

    kedhar jadav to get chance ahead of rayadu & umesh yadav costly in limited over i think , vinay Kumar better & good in ODI's uttapa to get another chance as his ability and experience.

  • on August 6, 2014, 3:18 GMT

    My dream team would be: Naman Ojha/Kedar Jadav Shikar Dawan/Rohit Kholi Raina Dhoni Jadeja/Yuvaraj Singh Aksar Patel/Karan/Ashwin Kulkarni/rishi dawan/Binny Umesh Yadav Varun Aaron Bhuvi

    Rayudu fails on temparament (seen him in many match situations) Rahane/Sanju would better suit test

    I dont know why Yuvi is forgotten - he could be an asset for the world cup. Namam Ojha should have been included.

  • Laksh17 on August 6, 2014, 3:18 GMT

    Any Logic why K.Sharma and Binny make it above Akshar and R.Dhawan ...R.Dhavan has a strong case since Dhoni wants Seam option All rounder for 2015 WC...Nice to see Sanju though

  • on August 6, 2014, 3:13 GMT

    Again disappointment...I was so optimistic about Kedar Jadhav's selection...i really would want to examine the selection criteria..!!!!

  • on August 6, 2014, 2:47 GMT

    Congrats Sanju Samson!!!Samson Done well but I dont think he will get a chance in the eleven as a wicket keeper. He should be selected to eleven as a batsman but chances are narrow. Surprised with the Karan Selection, Why not akshar if they need an allrounder. Why Kedar Jadhav not considered? With a weak one-day middle-order, Positive and aggressive batting of Kedar Jadhav would have been very handy. Rayudu or Rahane yet to prove good at the one-day middle order.

  • Johnny_129 on August 6, 2014, 2:22 GMT

    @ kc69 on (August 5, 2014, 22:31 GMT) - Why Uthappa?? He has been given plenty of opportunities and fails far too often. Uthappa is the kind of player who is capable of a brilliant innings (because of the way he plays) amongst many failures. What India needs is consistent players like Pujara & Rahane. Uthappa had a very large support group on Cricinfo that constantly called for his inclusion - That seems to have died down now.

  • baba6660 on August 6, 2014, 2:08 GMT

    Selecting Sanju Samson ahead of Naman Ojha & Robin Uthappa is a shocker

  • on August 6, 2014, 2:06 GMT

    Simply one Line to describe the young talented Samson " he is going to make our own Little Master proud". Good luck Young SON. You are our "future SACHIN". And now it's time for Rohit and Dhawan to consider their selection as a Lucky one because a lot of young talents as well as in form veteran players are waiting for their spot in the team. So, its a do or die situation for them to acquire their place in the team at the upcoming WC. Selectors are ruining Yuvraj's career as the guy has still plenty of time and Cricket left in him. Hope the selectors will consider him and will give his spot back in the team before the big event starts. Yuvi we miss you but hope to see you in the big event. Good luck to all players....

  • on August 6, 2014, 1:59 GMT

    hello from Suresh raina fans think that raina is the only batsmen who had consecutive 50s and above in England

  • pravineswar on August 6, 2014, 1:41 GMT

    Kedar & M. Tiwary missing out is a disappointment. But Rayudu hasn't got enough opportunity to stake his claim.So those two can wait.

    For next 2-3 years, I feel Gambhir, Pujara, Vijay, Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Umesh, Ishant & Shami should be treated as TEST specialist and should be allowed play county cricket. With new FTP, more TEST matches are played. So burnout can be avoided.

    In ODI, Raina & Rohit can provide handy off spin. Leggie (Karan/Piyush/Chazal) is must in playing XI along with Jadeja (who can containing one end). Bhuvi, Mohit & Aaron should be first choice along with one leggie & Jadeja to complete bowling combination. Add D. Kulkarni & Rishi Dhawan (instead of Binny) as bowling all rounder to squad.

    Rahane should play at No.03 followed by Virat, Raina, Dhoni, Jadeja. Rahane not big hitter after power play Kohli at No.04 gives balance. Samson can open or play at No.3 if Rohit/Dhawan fails.

  • on August 6, 2014, 1:40 GMT

    Indian team already having some unworthy players like dhawan,rohit,raina and out dated ashwin....now with youngsters also....Foreign pitch does not make any sense for this india XI...

  • on August 6, 2014, 0:49 GMT

    Kedar Jadhav has scored in every format , including the recent Australia Tour and he has been a match winner many times . How come he is denied a place in the Team ?????. He should have been in the Team based on his Ranji Trophy performnce alone. Common selctors , he is 30 yrs old & now in the peak of his carrer . Give him break before he fades away.

  • Reverse_Bat on August 6, 2014, 0:03 GMT

    Appreciate giving opportunity for new players, but why S. Dhawan in the team while he is having a poor form, is that we don't have openers to do the job, Ok, I understand, if Dhoni have problems with Sehwag or Gambhir, we have Uthappa and in form batsmen M.Vijay to do the job. What is these selectors doing?

  • on August 5, 2014, 23:54 GMT

    Congrats Sanju....drop dhawan and rohit sharma and ashwin.

  • on August 5, 2014, 23:28 GMT

    How raydu gets selected nd kedar Jadhav gets ignored everytime is unbelievable

  • kc69 on August 5, 2014, 22:31 GMT

    I wonder how good is Rayudu that selectors overlooked Uthappa and also shall we consider Irfan Pathan's career as over courtesy MSD and BCCI.

  • electric_loco_WAP4 on August 5, 2014, 22:23 GMT

    Eng are by no means settled team in ODIs and have been struggling in this format.But Eng are odds on favs to W this ODI series easily.For starters they are likely to be high on confidence after their showing in the tests,which they are on course to W .

  • Maheshmenon81 on August 5, 2014, 22:05 GMT

    where is Robin Uttappa ??

  • on August 5, 2014, 21:58 GMT

    where is yuvraj,sehwag,harbhajan,yusuf pathan,gambhir,zaheer.will they come back.

  • AdiO on August 5, 2014, 21:42 GMT

    Great to see a rookie getting selected for India after a long time. Sanju Samson seems like a real deal and will have to be nurtured properly by selectors and seniors. Good to see Umesh Yadav in the team as well. He should have been part of the test team as well. We need more hungry youngsters in the team. Overall the teams looks solid and should get the desired results.

  • piyer on August 5, 2014, 21:31 GMT

    I am really happy for Sanju and I pray that he keeps getting better at the same time I really feel pitty for Kedar Jhadav though I do not know much about this guy and his batting records in recent times i came across lot of fans speak highly about this guy. I dont expect this guy to be permanent fixture in the Indian team what I want is just one chance where this guy can show where he belongs I pray that happens soon. If a once in a bule moon Rohith Sharma and Only IPL wonder Rayudu can get N number of chances why not this guy Jhadav get a series. Feel pitty for Robin but this is all his fault because chances does not come every day if it comes so we dont call them a chance Robin wasted now he has to wait for another...

  • on August 5, 2014, 21:25 GMT

    Very good team selection. Especially the new faces- Sanju, Karn and Dhawal.

  • on August 5, 2014, 21:09 GMT

    Posted by Ashok Bhateja on (August 5, 2014, 18:31 GMT)

    I think you didn't see the last world cup match. We lost ONLY because of his batting performance

  • imAbhishek14 on August 5, 2014, 20:32 GMT

    One bad match......... They all forget yuvi..... They forget tht men who never played for records... They forget tht men who hit six sixes.... Who teach others what is aggression... Tht men who is playing cricket even in cancer to make india proud.... He is man of the series ..............in wc 2011 he full fill sachin dreams ..... in india bad times he gives powerful perfomance..... bt in yuvi bad times ...... indian selectors dropped. yuvi........ truely hurts... :-!

  • Adhi_96 on August 5, 2014, 20:22 GMT

    Omg! How can Robin Utthapa be overlooked? He has had a terrific Ranaji season, been the highest scorer by a big margin in IPL and also the leading scorer for India in Bangladesh. Is this selection only based on the India A tour? Just doesn't make any sense to see him being dropped!!

  • on August 5, 2014, 20:08 GMT

    really good to see see sanju selected for indian team , but my is .... question will skipper dhoni give him a chance to prove his ability. as we all know that dhoni stick to the old squads until we win the title or someone else is injured . unlike ganguly he is not an attacking captain or he is a safeside player.

  • on August 5, 2014, 20:02 GMT

    kedhar jadhav, naman ojha , varun aaron should be there in the team

    how raina,mohit sharma got selected pujara should be given more opportunities drop dhawan and rohit sharma

  • on August 5, 2014, 19:47 GMT

    LR Shukla best allrounder in India never gets considered

  • on August 5, 2014, 19:44 GMT

    1.Rohit 2.Rahane 3.Virat 4.Samson 5.Raina 6.Dhoni 7.Binny 8.Jadeja 9.Aswain 10.Bhuvi 11. Shami

  • on August 5, 2014, 19:34 GMT

    Congrats Sanju....All the best wishes

  • Abbas67 on August 5, 2014, 19:14 GMT

    Great selection, just one change was needed, Gambhir or Tiwary in place of Dhavan, so now the playing could be like : Rahane Rohit Kohli Samson Raina Dhoni Binny Ashwin Bhuvi Shami Yadav !

  • on August 5, 2014, 19:13 GMT

    At last the time has come for the mighty young talented Sanju Samson to show the world that he is going to be the real back up MAN for the Indian Cricket after our own great little master Sachin bhai in the upcoming world cup is concerned. Come on Sanju, make the Keralites and the Indians proud. We all loves you a lot. Good Luck young SON.

  • on August 5, 2014, 18:44 GMT

    Great decision on sanju... even he gets the chances at side bench in England with senior team, it will be a great experiance for him to become the future of Indian cricket.. and I hope we will watch his performance in England..

  • on August 5, 2014, 18:31 GMT

    Rahane is not an odi talent.wd Ashwin at 8 nd Bhuvi at 9, no need for players whose strike rate is below 75. nd 17 members squad is just a matter of confusion for captain, selectors should back the players they choose nd hv the courage to drop out of form players nd one more thing apart from Dhoni there is no other finisher, Yuvi has still left 4-5 yrs of cricket in him,though he could not score in some innings,bt as i know cricket he is not out of form,he was middling the ball well,on some ocassion he was the victim of an unplayable delivery or some grt catching by opponent side,he deserve a place in the team.

  • on August 5, 2014, 18:30 GMT

    Feeling sorry for Kedar Jadhav.. Top scored in Ranji 2013... Nice Ipl performance In the recent Australia A tour, scored 3 match winning 50s in 4 matches. Selectors have done a grave mistake

  • on August 5, 2014, 18:29 GMT

    I think it is a pretty balanced team...But selectors should have considered praveen kumar and rishi dhawan for this tour at-least coz spinner have nothing to do in England pitch and very less in Australia as well (if the are planning for world cup). Sanju is a good pick. If dhoni gets hurt no worry about keeping and batting. But i think he wont get a chance otherwise since India team means batting. This is the last chance for raina. He has to do well here.

  • B.R.K.R on August 5, 2014, 18:28 GMT

    samson is indeed the future star of the indian team, he has talent, temperament and also humble which will always hold him in good stead

  • y4yoga on August 5, 2014, 18:26 GMT

    Really feel for Vijay. Vijay was called as an opener in champions trophy last year in England, But Rohit got the chance ahead. So Vijay didn't get a chance in the series and hence from that dropped from ODI team. And now Vijay in good form especially in Engish wickets, could be a handy opener, atleast shoud have tried in this series, so that we could have come to an conclusion at the end of the series who will be the deserved opener to go to the world cup, I don't see Rohit or Shikkar are consistent enough.

  • on August 5, 2014, 18:24 GMT

    In what universe is Stuart Binny a youngster?

  • on August 5, 2014, 18:19 GMT

    The selection is on expected lines.However, instead of choosing five fast bowlers the selectors should have picked either Naman Ojha or Kedar Jadhav as a specialist batsman.Both the players have demonstrated tremendous batting skills in unfamiliar foreign conditions very recently.Given their respective age its now or never sort of situation for them; and they deserve a place in the Indian team on the basis of unquestionable merit.At a time when the relevance of One Day International matches is being srutinized by former players and administrators in the face of dwindling public interest in this version of the game the Indian selectors are expected to commit minimal selection errors and draft exciting players like Naman and Jadhav to get the game going.

  • indianzen on August 5, 2014, 18:19 GMT

    Missing Yuvraj very much... he could have been in the squad atleast...

  • inswing on August 5, 2014, 18:16 GMT

    Ignoring Pujara is what is going to bring down India in the next world cup. Dravid was an invaluable ODI batsman for India for over 10 years. So can Pujara, if given a chance. You need substance somewhere among all the show.

  • on August 5, 2014, 18:15 GMT

    They should have had more batting depth and could gave got in kedar jadhav or even in form naman ojha instead of out of form ambati rayudu. axar Patel should have been there for amit mishra.the English pitches suite his style of bowling my 11 ..1.ajinkya rahane 2.rohit sharma.3.virat kohli 4.sanju samson 5.ms Dhoni 6.stuart binny 7.ravindra jadeja 8.r ashwin 9.bhuvneshwarKumar 10.umesh ya dav 11.shami

  • on August 5, 2014, 18:14 GMT

    why has yuvraj singh not picked up in the squad !!!!- he needs to be there in the ODI squad !!!!!

  • on August 5, 2014, 18:02 GMT

    Would've liked to see Rishi Dhawan get a chance.. Even if not now, in the coming year. From what I've seen of him he's an excellent bowling all rounder. Though Binny has had a good domestic season (and good figures against Bangladesh), I don't see him as an impact bowler.. Rishi on the other hand has been consistent with the ball and has matured as a batsman as well. One for the future!

  • on August 5, 2014, 18:02 GMT

    This team selection has its ups and downs. The major plus point being that those who did well in the A tour have been rewarded. But, players like Akshar Patel, Kedhar Jhadav and Rishi Dhawan have fallen through the cracks amid all this. True that you can't accommodate all of them and retain the experienced ones too, but the thing is, I think Dhawan, Rohit need to be shown the door. Both of them are batsmen for the subcontinent. They won't make it in England. I don't see them being India's opening pair in WC2015. Bhuvi, and especially Shami NEED rest. It's good Ishant isn't in.... We must make him a test specialist. Jadeja, Ashwin could've been given a break for Akshar & Dhawan too. Kulkarni, Mohit, Yadav are brilliant selections. I'd have picked Ishwar & Pankaj or Aaron instead of Bhuvi & Shami. Binny just got lucky with that 6 wicket haul. Hopefully, we might see some more youngsters in the WI series, I think there's a very good chance Dhoni opts out.

  • on August 5, 2014, 17:57 GMT

    No 4 slot in Indian ODI team batting is empty since winning 2011 WC title in India when YUVRAJ got out of form (cancer attributed to it)n dropped, in 2015 world Cup in Australia we would need a technically correct batsman at 4 ...Raina, Rahane have failed at 4...to give solidity i should have given chance to Murali Vijay....against short ball isnt he comfortable and can stay for long and unlike Dravid his long stay wont result in decceleration towards end...infact he can hit Big shots at end....If not Vijay..number 4 should have gone to Kedhar Jadhav..presently the most complete and best batting talent in domestic cricket....so No 4?..still remains a mystery..

  • on August 5, 2014, 17:53 GMT

    Kedar Jadhav should have been selected as he did so well in last ranji season and Australia as well

  • Chaitanyareddy90 on August 5, 2014, 17:49 GMT

    Dissapointed with selection of 3 spinners. We are playing in england not in pakisthan/srilanka. Rishidhawan must selected over jadeja. Kulakarni,samson is good selection. But naman selected over sanju because sanju want to play more domestic games to get more consistant and expearance.

  • on August 5, 2014, 17:46 GMT

    My Playing XI S Dhawan R Sharma V Kohli A Rahane/S Raina A Rayudu MS Dhoni R Jadeja R Ashwin/S Binny B Kumar M Shami U Yadav

  • spkrni on August 5, 2014, 17:46 GMT

    team s decent bt should have included uttappa in place of rayadu.uttappa is dashing batsman so he can change match anytime..

  • Hardy1 on August 5, 2014, 17:46 GMT

    I've always found it strange how the likes of Rohit & Rahane have been selected for ODIs much more so than Tests when their records clearly show that they are not the best list A players going around. Pujara in particular has a far better record but is consistently ignored. It's bizarre. Rohit seems to have come good at last over the last year or two but Rahane still looks very iffy in ODI cricket.

  • on August 5, 2014, 17:42 GMT

    Can't understand why selectors went for Rayudu over Kedar Jadhav. Age can't be a factor as Kedar is just 183 days older to Rayudu. Both are part time wicket keepers, Kedar's domestic record is much better than Rayudu, Kedar's big hitting capabilities put him much ahead of Rayudu and as far as fielding is concerned then as a ground fielder Kedar is as good as Rayudu. Most importantly, Kedar's counter attacking under pressure situations can add an X factor to the team combination.

  • Paddy789 on August 5, 2014, 17:42 GMT

    Yuvraj hasnt finished yet, he should have been in the team !!!

  • Presynaras on August 5, 2014, 17:41 GMT

    I hope everyone realizes that Samson is not going to get a game here unless Dhoni gets injured. The most likely XI would be Dhawan, Rohit, Kohli, Rahane, Raina, Dhoni,Jadeja, Ashwin, Bhuvi, Umesh, Shami. Neither Samson or K Sharma are going to make it and are just kept as a backup. How can anyone ask for Sehwag, Gambhir, when they haven't still proven themselves in the domestic circuit. One hundred or fifty here or there won't get them back. And Yuvraj Singh has been poor ever since he came after his recovery. First he lost his Test spot, then his ODI and with the T20 WC, even his T20 spot. If they are to come back, they have to perform well in the Domestic and make sure their fitness is good before the WC. Even then they are not sure to make it to the team, as if the present lot do well, they won't be needed. People might feel sentimental about how those people had been instrumental in winning the 2011 WC, but time to move on. The younger team can win it, like the Champions trophy.

  • laxmanrules on August 5, 2014, 17:41 GMT

    Got to hope the wickets are dry. Any swing and the likes of samson, dhawan, raina and jadeja will be rendered useless. The team is the best we can put out. Watch out for Rahane and Rayudu in England. Rahane debuted beautifully here and Rayudu had that famous 180-odd chasing 350 leading India-U19 to victory.

  • TomDeSailor on August 5, 2014, 17:35 GMT

    Happy to see that Sanju, Karn n Kulkarni got selected.. Disappointed that Raina got selected, I mean he is very susceptible to short balls n seaming balls.. Pretty much useless overseas in ODI, but handy in T20.. Also dont know why Binny is in the squad.. He doesnt bat well n Dhoni doesnt trust him with the ball much.. Surprised in his selection.. Kohli, Dhawan, Rohit automatic selections at top 3, rahane should come at 4, Dhoni at 5, Ashwin at 6, Jadeja at 7.. Umesh Yadav n Bhuvi should open the bowling, then Kulkarni n Shami/Mohit.. If we need an extra batsman, den bring in Sanju.. And my request to Dhoni is that PLEASE DONT DROP RAHANE OR SAMSON TO ACCOMODATE RAINA.. He's good in T20 at his best.. He is hopeless in ODIs.. All those who want Uthappa in the squad, he was not selected for a reason.. He has shown weakness against the moving ball.. Thats y he couldnt perform in the UAE leg of IPL or in the Aus tour..

  • Rajcrick1707 on August 5, 2014, 17:30 GMT

    Looks like we don't have good players left or selectors are only watching T20. Umesh is test match bowler seletors shoud have gone for Praveen Kumar.

  • parikshit_Ops on August 5, 2014, 17:29 GMT

    Its sad to see Kedar not getting a call, life is not fair I guess. Well but then its not a surprise given Indian Selectors' biased policy.Nice opportunity for Samson. Rohit, Raina, Kohli are sure to play all matches. For remaining 2 spots, its fight between Shikhar, Ajinkya and Ambati. Big Fight for allrounder/Spin bowler slot. Ashwin, Binny, Karn in fray for 1 position. Jadeja will get almost all matches unless he is disastrous. Mohit, Bhuvi & Shami will start the tournament, But I guess Dhawal will get a game or 2

  • on August 5, 2014, 17:28 GMT

    Bhuvi and Shammi should have been rested . Varun Aron and Ishant sharma should have been retained. Dont understand why gambhir is out even before he is got a chance to prove.

  • on August 5, 2014, 17:26 GMT

    Kedhar Jadhav was also have quadrangular series ,he performed well and on other hand SIkhar Dhawan is out of form .So Jadhav should be selected in place of Dhawan .Jadhav is doing well in domestic cricket from last 3-4 years and also he performed well in IPL-7 with DD

  • on August 5, 2014, 17:21 GMT

    i am not pleased wd this team,i do not understand why RAYDU is there nd YUVRAJ is here,though STUART BINNY has performed well in last odi against bangladesh but in my view he is not the allrounder for longer run,he is just like ROBIN SINGH,i call these players NAKLI alrounder.my side for this series is....1.Gambhir,2Rohit 3.Kohli 4.Yuvraj 5.Raina6.Dhoni 7.Jadeja 8.Ashwin 9.BHUVI 10.MOHIT Sharma 11.Umesh Yadav 12.Dhawal Kulkarni 13.Sanju Samsun 14.Robin Uthappa 15.Karan Sharma

  • Cric__Dude on August 5, 2014, 17:19 GMT

    Excluding Vijay is a very good selection. Yes, he is in form but why should India choose always same 11 for all 3 formats. Justin Langer was used a a test specialist by Australia and it worked. Better to keep Vijay as a test specialist. Not that he can't score quickly or so, but somehow I feel player management is very very essential. We need to accommodate every talent and keep them motivated. Even if Mishra was available I would have picked Karn. The statement 'Keeping World Cup in mind, we have selected Samson, Mohit, Karn, Binny' is just the need of hour. Kudos to the selection. But will Dhoni have faith in them & play all 4? Overall I am very happy with this squad. Yes, Uthappa, Jadhav, Manish Pandey, Manoj Tiwary, Karun, Ishwar Pandey, Rishi Dhawan, A Mithun, Vinay Kumar could have been given chances. But trying all of them at once will make the squad very inexperienced. They can start their careers again after the World Cup. Or maybe get in 2 or 3 in the next series & try them.

  • on August 5, 2014, 17:16 GMT

    After long time Indian Selector had done absolutely right thing at right time by picking uncapped promising talent Sanju Samson for Englad tour in Odi & T20... When India have left couple of series to do & finish all experiments before giving final shape of Indian squad for WorldCup and make right guys to ready to cop in Australian condition....... He is only 19 years and if he will be managed very well in right direction by Indian Team & He will be groomed smartly & carrer will shape by time Then infact He can promise many years of his service i.e. left as his career has yet to start at highest untested level... After all he is some one who provides many option to team management as he can bat any order either in top or middle or low down the order at No.7 I mean it.. And also provide u wicket keeping option... Selector will hv Flexibility of choosing him always especially in overseas tour Where 2nd wicketkeeper is always require to take with That's why everything cricket Pundits

  • on August 5, 2014, 17:15 GMT

    Yuvi play good ipl Raina was selected for Bangladesh but didn't score more than 25 runs

  • Sathish.P on August 5, 2014, 17:10 GMT

    I don't know what Kedar Jadhav has to do for getting selected in Indian squad?..

  • on August 5, 2014, 17:09 GMT

    Vijay should have been selected given his current form and his big hitting abilities. We are building a team for future. Lets support our team.

  • rj1147 on August 5, 2014, 17:06 GMT

    In all pretty balanced team; like the fact that both Samson who is in form has been given a go regardless how young he is; along with K Sharma who has performed well in IPL and Domestically, and very happy for Kulkarni deserves a called based on recent performance in Australia. Alot of people complaining that why are Rohit, Dhawan, Kohli, Jadeja being selected based on their form, but if you look over the last year and see their performances in limited over cricket its been outstanding especially Kohli so it would be wrong to drop them. Disappointment however is that of B Kumar and Shami; its very obvious that from the test matches so far they are tired so why pick them when they can easily get injured esp with Aus Tour and WC looming; BUT maybe becuase they have selected 5 seamers the selectors are aware. Also dissapoitment could be that more young blood is needed; it would be nice to see K Jadhav selected esp based on his form. But overall a good sound balanced squad all the best!

  • on August 5, 2014, 17:05 GMT

    Dhawan & Rohit are settled openers. Zak, Bhajji, Viru, Gambir have won various matchhes for India. But their recent domestic performance din tell anything gud. Yuvi shud have been selected. But lets not write this team off. They are talented and can win matches..

  • on August 5, 2014, 17:05 GMT

    Answers: Reason for inclusion or Exclusion: Dhawan: needs one counter attacking opener, Uthappa: Bad series in Australia Raina:IPL Performance and req of slogger Kulakarni: Need for another Bhuvaneswar to bowl with second new ball Vijay: He may lost his overall form as happened after that Zimbabwe ODI series Kedar Jadhav: We don't want another Dhoni Samson: every right to get selected...keeper ....batsmen Rohit: "Talent" :)

  • on August 5, 2014, 17:04 GMT

    Congrats Sanju, you deserves it...... now you have to utilize your opportunity. All the best.

  • 222nithin222 on August 5, 2014, 16:58 GMT

    Congrats sanju.... This is your turn now. Go prove yourself....

  • desiboy454 on August 5, 2014, 16:56 GMT

    A decent squad, not happy to see Dhawal Kulkarni, he is an average bowler, and with bhuvi & mohit, there is no chance of him playing as that will be to 1 dimensional. Shami seems out of sorts as well, bhuvi has learned to bowl in the death so that is a good thing. Not happy about dhawan/rohit, but guess they will in WC squad as well, I will prefer Rahane as opener than in middle order in ODI. My XI: 1. Dhawan 2. Rahane 3. Virat 4. Samson 5. MSD 6. Raina 7. Jadeja 8. Ashwin 9. Bhuvi 10. Umesh 11. Mohit Sharma..

    This team has experience and balance. 2 spinners, 3 seamers; 1 with pace other 2 with swing and control and average at death. Batting seems solid if samson can be as good as he is in domestic cricket.

  • sergio11 on August 5, 2014, 16:56 GMT

    if u pick sanju..then he must get a long run..i dont see he getting a long run...with Dhoni around..i cannt see him playing a single game...more like Saha in test...

  • ullasjp on August 5, 2014, 16:55 GMT

    I'm sad for Uthappa.. He deserves the chance to play for India. Rahane & Uthappa are better openers than rohith in foriegn pitches. My XI for world cup 1.Shikar 2.Rahane 3.Pujara 4.Kholi 5.Rohith 6.Raina/Binny 7.Dhoni 8.Ashwin 9.B.Kumar 10.Shami 11.Mohith/Aaron. Reserved players Uthappa. jadeja Yadav Mishra

  • MrSri on August 5, 2014, 16:46 GMT

    Why is Vijay not picked ? . This the way you treat your players who perform well in International ? . No offense if you pick people based on domestic performance , then why not Vijay who has performed internationally ? . Stop this internal politics and make decisions for our country India first

  • icommoner on August 5, 2014, 16:45 GMT

    No Viru, Gauti, Yuvi, Bhajji, Zak, Nehra?. This is going to be total destruction for Indian cricket. Worse than 2007. Dhoni should be sacked immediately. Viru openly gave interview about Dhoni after his sacking. Dhoni has lost all test series, odis, t20s in bilateral overseas tours in last 3yrs. Dhoni didn't even managed to avg 30 overseas, haven't scored century at all outside Ind&Pak.

  • on August 5, 2014, 16:34 GMT

    Virat Kohli is not in form. Shikar Dhawan and Ravindra Jadeja have not done anything exciting. Dhoni does not trust Binny to bowl even 10 overs. We have a lot of reputations here, but I don't see any real performers. Good luck, India. We can hope for a English whitewash with this team

  • on August 5, 2014, 16:33 GMT

    Yuvraj ,utthapa , kedar yadav and manoj tiwary unlucky to miss the bus

  • CricketChat on August 5, 2014, 16:28 GMT

    Good selection overall. Dhawan and Rayudu should consider themselves lucky to be in the side. Don't see a proper 3rd opener in the side. Is Ind expecting Dhawan to rediscover form in ODIs?

  • pratit on August 5, 2014, 16:26 GMT

    Good decision to include Samson. He should be slowly phased into international cricket- first ODIs, then tests. Dhoni is good enough to play as a batsman in ODIs, so he can have Sanju keeping. However, I doubt that is going to happen. I won' be surprised if Sanju warms the bench throughout, like Varun Aaron the last time around. Kulkarni is also a good selection. The guy bowls around 135k and seems to have decent control.

  • anupam9992 on August 5, 2014, 16:17 GMT

    asusual, there is a mixed reaction from fans on the decisions made by selectors, I can't understand what bcci thinks, if a big player loses his form,they still stick to him and give him plenty of chances(in odi's and tests), rather than asking them to prove their form in domestic cricket, ojha in his last test(sachin's last) picked 10 wickets and won mom, and now he is out of the rader,nobody knows y he is out, and nobody knows y the other player though continuously failing is being picked 4 every series,

  • Sajayapa on August 5, 2014, 16:14 GMT

    let see if Sanju gets a chance in playing XI.

  • on August 5, 2014, 16:12 GMT

    What the hell? No Uthappa??

    How on earth is Rohit Sharma better than Uthappa?

  • FiGhtCluB_99 on August 5, 2014, 16:05 GMT

    Kedar Jadhav is a much better limited-overs batsman than Ajinkya Rahane. Save Rahane for Tests. The opening combination should be Uthappa-Vijay.

    My team for future ODIs: Vijay, Uthappa/Gambhir, Kohli, Jadhav/Rohit, Raina, Dhoni, Jadeja/P.Ojha, K.Sharma, B.Kumar, Shami, Kulkarni/Yadav

  • on August 5, 2014, 16:04 GMT

    The top three if its Sharma , Dhawan and Kohli , wd not hav had good hits in the test series.. Dont think they ll fare well in the ODIs.. Vijay shd hav been given a chance for what he has done in the test series.. So sad.. He seems to b the oly guy frm the top order , who has a reasonable control over his batting in English soil.. And yet Mr.Sanjay Manjrekar rated him 6/10 saying his technique is not suited fr these conditions.. So sad that tsuch a talent is being ignored by the selectors..

  • on August 5, 2014, 15:56 GMT

    Would Have been A lot better If Uthappa Was Picked over dhawan

  • on August 5, 2014, 15:55 GMT

    well done sanju.. well done...! Best of luck....

  • Realistic_cri_fan on August 5, 2014, 15:53 GMT

    Excellent team selection.A perfect team if Kedhar jadhav was picked instead of Rayudu.But still a very good team.I think Yuvraj have to wait a bit.

    Perfect Playing XI: Rahane, Dhawan, Khohli, Raina, Rohit/Samson, Dhoni, Jadeja, Ashwin, B.Kumar, M.Sharma, Kulkarni.

  • trueanalyst on August 5, 2014, 15:52 GMT

    Worthless team without Kedar Jadhav.Funny how Ambati Rayudu gets ahead of a person who had averaged more than 50 with a strike rate greater than 100 and also won the finals.Kedhar ticks all boxes be it big match player list A average and strike rate.

  • on August 5, 2014, 15:48 GMT

    if dhoni rested for one day then sanju played all matches then its good selection if he didn't picked in playing 11.....so why he select??? he select for drink serving boy???? so selectors should not justice for sanju......if he played 1 one day n he out on 3 or 4 runs his carrier is over????

  • on August 5, 2014, 15:45 GMT

    Why Dhavan? Seeing his performance in the past, some other promising player say Manoj could have been considered. In general selectors did a good job keeping in mind about the World Cup.

  • on August 5, 2014, 15:44 GMT

    jadhav should hv been given a chance...he hs been batting well n did enough to b retained in d team..

  • premlama83 on August 5, 2014, 15:42 GMT

    If India is thinking about making an impact in world Cup in Australia, they should consider medium pacer who can bat as well. We need players like Rishi Dhawan or Irfan Pathan if he is playing well in domestic league. We need to consider them. India will never win a world cup in Australia without allrounder who can bowl at a decent pace (fast or medium fast).

  • on August 5, 2014, 15:40 GMT

    why not kedar jadav!!most consistent nd confident player of recent domestic cricket..

  • on August 5, 2014, 15:39 GMT

    where is it Kedar Jadhav and Askar Patel ?

  • rcb4life on August 5, 2014, 15:37 GMT

    Finally the prince is coming to the Indian team!! The Future flagbearer of Indian Cricket Sanju Samson is on his way to superstardom!! Sanju remain humble as always

  • NABAKRISHNA on August 5, 2014, 15:37 GMT

    I am really amazed when Mr.Sanjay patel told to reporters that he is very happy to give youngster like Stuart Binny,Sanju n Karn,Binny is 31 year old he is not youngstern idon't think he deserve a place in Indian team,Rishi Dhawan far beter allrounder than him n e performed in Australia in recent tour.Why yuvi is not in team can selectors explain it??????

  • hanumanthchavala on August 5, 2014, 15:36 GMT

    if dhoni was a smart he will do what ABdevillers done to boost player like decock he handled the gloves to decock and played as a batsmen for future purpose the real leadership from ABD we can xpect same from dhoni by rotating rahane/dhawan/rohit as openers when one failed give chance to other it makes place for youngster sanju a place at no.4 and take gloves from dhoni for wc preparation for further safety if any serious to dhoni in wc it makes him lack of exp wk faults if he gets 1st time gloves in that event

  • on August 5, 2014, 15:36 GMT

    My XI: Rohit, Dhawan, Kohli, Rahane, Raina, Dhoni, Jadeja, Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar, Shami, Umesh

  • on August 5, 2014, 15:36 GMT

    This team will serve as punching bag for English team. Leaving out Yuvraj against England is a huge mistake.

  • on August 5, 2014, 15:34 GMT

    What's wrong with kedar jadhav y he is not picked.....harsh very harsh

  • sharmaculrahul1 on August 5, 2014, 15:33 GMT

    Are you kidding me? Why in the goddam world would selectors and management put more emphasis on selecting youngsters when you are just 2-3 series away from world cup. I mean shouldn't they keep world cup in mind and give players like Yuvraj singh enough time to get into the groove. He is just 32 and India need a middle order batsman to replace Rayadu's position.

  • kmpm on August 5, 2014, 15:32 GMT

    Kedhar Jadhav could have been preferred over some other senior guys but unfortunately no one in the side, except for for Kohli, Raina and Dhoni, have not given confidence to be in the world cup squad. This results in testing the players over and over while ignoring the existing talent. I would have picked Kedar.

  • BUCG on August 5, 2014, 15:31 GMT

    Where is Harbhajan Singh?

  • on August 5, 2014, 15:29 GMT

    shikhar rohith and shami,pankaj would have been rested . What mistake did uthappa, kedar jadhav,aksar patel, irfan pathan do?. i think rayudu can also stay out of competition me cmng from hyderabad still do not supoort this decision to include rayudu. why not give yuvi one more chance? just check the previuos natwest trophy in england in previous years. give ret to shami n bhuvi too. Bring in fresh lads who r fresh from quadrangular series win My team would for the final 11 for first ODI would be: robbie rahane kohli raina kedar jadhav msd jaddu ashwin dhawal kulkarni mohit umesh

  • srihari_vn on August 5, 2014, 15:22 GMT

    Karn Sharma is a fresh and interesting selection. India need to hone new budding spinners for the longer format especially. Bowlers are turning to restricting runs instead of attacking the batsmen to pick wickets. This needs to change if they are to produce world class spinners again.

  • on August 5, 2014, 15:21 GMT

    Feeling bad for Kedar Jhadav. What a way to belittle a player? What else can be the way to make him loose confidence? He is outstanding in all classes... Can play fast... Can stem when heaps of wickets are lost. Almost he has performed in every game when India A was in tough situation ... 66/5, 86/5 that too with out making run rate to fall. I have never seen such a attacking player after kohli who can maintain run rate in very very tough situations.... Seriously India is loosing talented players. Sanju sampson's call is welcome call anyway.

  • Tonyz on August 5, 2014, 15:17 GMT

    Waiting to see Sanju in action. He is our wicket keeping future and a specialist batsman.

  • on August 5, 2014, 15:15 GMT

    Why Kedar Jadhav has been dropped? He was selected in the Indian team for recently concluded Bangladesh tour which India won 2-0. However, Kedar Jadhav was not given chance in any of the 3 matches. He has shown excellent performance in recently concluded 4 nation one day tournament in Australia which was won by India-A team. Kedar Jadhav made 78 in 73 deliveries in the finals. He also contributed handsomely in alomost all matches.

    For no reason, he has been dropped and frequent flops such as Shikhar Dhava, Rohit, Rayadu etc. got yet another opportunity to fail yet again.

  • on August 5, 2014, 15:15 GMT

    Yuvraj reflections have slowed down and of late his fielding is not upto mark.Robin utthapa did not do well in Australia.Team has been selected on performance.Good job done by selectors.

  • on August 5, 2014, 15:15 GMT

    kedar jadhav should have been given the chance

  • premlama83 on August 5, 2014, 15:12 GMT

    I think its too harsh on players like Manoj Tiwari and Kedar Jadhav..They have been doing well but still not getting chance to play for India....

  • on August 5, 2014, 15:10 GMT

    well done sanju well done he deserves it

  • on August 5, 2014, 15:09 GMT

    I think its a good team. There would always be a few heart burns, but overall there seems to be consistency in selection. Some pointers though, Bhuvi and Shami might be jaded by the time tests end, so it might have been prudent to replace them by Ishwar and Aaron. Is it too early to put Sanju in the firing line? May be but it seems to be in investment for the future and not for the present which is fair enough. Only person who the selectors should have a look keenly should be Kedar Jadhav, with his consistency in List A and high average and strike rate, he might take up the finisher role specially if Raina fails to get back to his usual form.

  • on August 5, 2014, 15:07 GMT

    At any way... those new youngsters wont get chance in dhoni' s playing XI

  • Kedars_DT on August 5, 2014, 15:07 GMT

    Not sure if Samson will actually get a game to play. Its pretty tough for him to get included as a batsman rather than wicket keeper batsman especially when Dhoni is playing. I hope he gets few games though.

  • hayer on August 5, 2014, 15:06 GMT

    Mr. Sanjay Patel, how can you considered 30 year old Binny a Youngster while 32 Years old Yuvraj is a veteran. Not taking away Binny's performance on a helping wicket in Bangladesh, he deserve this chance. But sad to see Yuvi out. He is still one of the best in ODI. In nextyears world cup he can repeat what he done in 2011. Everyone have seen how good he played at lords recently; specially against the kind of Ajmal and Lee.

  • on August 5, 2014, 15:06 GMT

    more emphasis on selecting some of the youngsters like Sanju Samson, Mohit Sharma, Stuart Binny.....stuart BInny in the same sentence as others is just funny

  • on August 5, 2014, 15:05 GMT

    someone pinch me!!!! is it a dream??

  • on August 5, 2014, 15:04 GMT

    Very shock yuvraj Singh not pick

  • on August 5, 2014, 15:04 GMT

    again i miss gauthi and viru...

  • on August 5, 2014, 15:04 GMT

    Congratulations sanju

  • NewYorkCricket on August 5, 2014, 15:02 GMT

    Why has Kedar Jadhav been left out?

  • on August 5, 2014, 15:01 GMT

    where is yuvi.he had scored a century in england mcc vs row

  • madras_boy on August 5, 2014, 15:00 GMT

    With Shikar Dhawan not knowing how to play in English Pitches, we should have retained Vijay as a backup opener. My Team will be Vijay, Rahane, Kohli, Samson, Raina, Dhoni, Jadeja, Ashwin, Bhuvi, Umesh, Mohit/Shami

  • jammuthejatt on August 5, 2014, 15:00 GMT

    Please rest Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami and bring back Aaron and Praveen Kumar!

  • on August 5, 2014, 14:59 GMT

    Where is Varon Aaron, why did we drop him. We have only two bowers with pace, Umesh and Aaron and we keep on picking one or the other. Ideally both should have been with Test side (strangely Umesh went missing). Now without playing Aaron in the tests, we dropped him from the ODI's.

    There is no point keeping Binny in team, also not sure why Mohit Sharma is there, when will the selectors realize you need variety in bowling, all three primary people who will most likely play bowl at simillar speeds.

    We need Bhuvi, Umesh, Shami and Aaron as pacers. Ashwin, Jaddu and Karan are good.. not sure who will play though, i think this will be the starting lineup.

    Dhawan, Rohit, Virat, Rahane, Raina, Dhoni, Binny, Jaddu, Ashwin, Bhuvi, Shami/Umesh.

    Considering Australia as the WC venu, i would have tried Pujara more, cause if he can hit form in ODI's he is a good bet, i am hoping Rahane is able to do the same job to good effect.

  • on August 5, 2014, 14:58 GMT

    They both may not get a chance to play but it will be a nice dressing room experience! good luck guys.

  • on August 5, 2014, 14:55 GMT

    y no Askar Patel ???? He is a good bowler

  • on August 5, 2014, 14:55 GMT

    Poor Selection again. Where are Yuvraj Singh and Robin Uthappa.. These two player has to be in Team in every ODI till World Cup and also in World Cup Squad...

  • PomarJagadish on August 5, 2014, 14:54 GMT

    @Tushar Jain Young Players can learn a lot and analyze the International cricket from a broader angle which will help them tighten their techniques...It will also be a confidence booster and makes a player believe that the belong here...

  • on August 5, 2014, 14:54 GMT

    sanju, congratulations for your selection at senior level. keep it up.

  • on August 5, 2014, 14:54 GMT

    Rohit,Dhawan/Rahane,Kohli,Raina,Samson/Rahane,Mahi,Jadeja,Ashwin/Binny,Bhuvi,Umesh,Shami

  • on August 5, 2014, 14:53 GMT

    Looking forward to Sanju Samson getting a chance in the 11 at least once this series.. It will do a world of good to his confidence. Even if Dhoni continues to keep, Sanju can be used as a specialist batsman who is a brilliant fielder too.

  • on August 5, 2014, 14:51 GMT

    Where's yuvraj singh why he is dropped frm odi n t20

  • on August 5, 2014, 14:51 GMT

    where is Robin Uthappa... He should get a chance

  • blessoncjohn87 on August 5, 2014, 14:51 GMT

    congrats sanju.... keep up the good work..

  • on August 5, 2014, 14:51 GMT

    Good team though but i think Rishi Dhawan deserves in team . K.Jadav would have been a good pick too in place of Rayudu

  • baji003 on August 5, 2014, 14:50 GMT

    No Saha., No Naman., No DK ., Sanju samson is it right time for 20 year old to get chance., ???

  • on August 5, 2014, 14:50 GMT

    @tushar then we need to select only 11 player lol

  • on August 5, 2014, 14:50 GMT

    Good luck Sanju... But Yuvraj really deserved a chance.... This will bring down his morale....

  • RathishCochin on August 5, 2014, 14:49 GMT

    Very happy to see Sanju in Indian Team... Little Blaster will shine when he got chance in the First IX...

  • baji003 on August 5, 2014, 14:49 GMT

    kedar jadav has all quality to replace any middle order ., he is the big find as of now., we could use him as opener ., his natural aggressive approach will help alot .,

  • on August 5, 2014, 14:49 GMT

    why u select dhawan ,dhawan is out form .give chance to gambir or robin

  • on August 5, 2014, 14:49 GMT

    Well Di served call for samson...

  • on August 5, 2014, 14:48 GMT

    Rishi Dhawan and Robin Uthappa/Gautam Gambhir could have been included in place of Stuart Binny and Shikhar Dhawan.

  • nithinadoor on August 5, 2014, 14:47 GMT

    No Yuvraj no Kedar Jadhav? Ambati Rayudu has not done any wonders to be in the side.

  • on August 5, 2014, 14:46 GMT

    not good bowling attack.....

  • on August 5, 2014, 14:45 GMT

    Good to see Dhawal Kulkarni there, Kedar jadhav should have been in that list too,can't understand why the selectors and even media are ignoring his performances who was as consistent as Sanju samson in the recently concluded India A tour

  • hairavi01 on August 5, 2014, 14:44 GMT

    why they are not looking for Naman Ohja.. he is doing great with bat.. very unlucky Ohja

  • rahul_dravid_fan on August 5, 2014, 14:44 GMT

    very harsh on robin...he would have another chance to prove himself..he's hard worker.he'll for sure come back..all d best robin...no reserve opener...!..ajinkya should play in middle order only...robin would have been selected as reserve opener instead of karn as we have jaddu and ash as spinners

  • on August 5, 2014, 14:44 GMT

    Dhawan Rohit Kohli Rahane Raina Dhoni Jaddu Ashwin bhuvanesh Shami Mohit/Umesh

  • on August 5, 2014, 14:43 GMT

    The good thing is non selection of Ishant in the ODI. As per my understanding he is a better red ball bowler, and playing him in limited overs not only spoils his own bowling, but also pumps up the opposition score due to his bad economy. Ishant is a workhorse in longer version and let him remain so. Also, selection of Umesh is a positive. However, in my opinion Varun Aaron should be the choice for limited overs and Umesh for red ball cricket , not the opposite.

  • on August 5, 2014, 14:42 GMT

    Robin Uthappa is ignored again..

  • on August 5, 2014, 14:42 GMT

    sad to c no place for kedar

  • on August 5, 2014, 14:42 GMT

    Rishi Dhawan,Akshar Patel too should have been tried out as they were impressive in A team showing in Australia.Some regular players could have been given rest for 2-3 matches.

  • on August 5, 2014, 14:42 GMT

    Good to c Sanju in, I want him in last 11

    My 11 - Shikar 2 . Rahane 3. Kohli 4. Samson 5. Raina 6. Dhoni 7. Karn 8. Ashwin

    9.Bhuvaneswar 10. Kulkarni 11. Yadav/mohit

  • on August 5, 2014, 14:41 GMT

    Whats the point of picking up youngsters like samson and karn when u already know they aint stand a chance to play even a single game!!

  • on August 5, 2014, 14:41 GMT

    congratulations sanju..u deserves it

  • rising_phoenix on August 5, 2014, 14:40 GMT

    I don't get this - Why India doesn't want to persist with genuine fast bowlers (Aaron) given that the World Cup is in Aus? I thought Akshar Patel could even be a surprise package, but Karn Sharma?

    Neither does the selection of Rayadu ahead of Yuvraj make any sense. Even Dhawal Kulkarni is not a long term prospect. We are so close to the World Cup and what are the selectors thinking?

  • on August 5, 2014, 14:40 GMT

    Unbelievable!!! No place for Yuvraj after that magnificent century at Lord's... Disappointed by the selectors selection....

  • dhoni_sachin_fan on August 5, 2014, 14:40 GMT

    What wrong did Amit Mishra do?

  • on August 5, 2014, 14:40 GMT

    we're is rishi dhawan

  • on August 5, 2014, 14:39 GMT

    good luck sanju..

  • on August 5, 2014, 14:39 GMT

    well done sanju.. u make us proud. Perform without pressure for our team.. u deserve this

  • on August 5, 2014, 14:39 GMT

    good team! happy to see sanju and karn sharma in the squard .. TRUELY DESERVING!! my best wishes for Team India..!

  • nkoch on August 5, 2014, 14:38 GMT

    feel for Kedar Jadhav. What more does he need to do to get into the team?

  • on August 5, 2014, 14:38 GMT

    I wonder what wrong has kedar jadhav has done!!

  • on August 5, 2014, 14:38 GMT

    Seriously don't know why Kedar Jadhav is not in oneday team . Better player than Dhawan , Rohit and Rayudu . Nice to see Samson in team !

  • AayushVarma18 on August 5, 2014, 14:37 GMT

    Great selection this time by the Indian selectors. Karn and Samson have deservedly won a spot in the Indian squad.

  • on August 5, 2014, 14:37 GMT

    Sanju is definitely the future of Indian cricket

  • AayushVarma18 on August 5, 2014, 14:37 GMT

    Great selection this time by the Indian selectors. Karn and Samson have deservedly won a spot in the Indian squad.

  • cricket_lover1 on August 5, 2014, 14:36 GMT

    Good Selection but not sure why Irfan Pathan missed out. HE SHOULD BE DEFINATELY PLAYING THE NEXT WORLD CUP. Also where is YUVI...

  • baji003 on August 5, 2014, 14:36 GMT

    ODI *** MS Dhoni (capt), Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Stuart Binny, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav,

    T20 *** MS Dhoni (capt), Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohit Sharma, Dhawal Kulkarni, Sanju Samson, Karn Sharma

  • IndianCricketEnthusiast on August 5, 2014, 14:36 GMT

    Good to see Sanju samson and Karn Sharma getting selected.... Rishi Dhawan instead of Stuart binny would have been a great choice!!!

  • on August 5, 2014, 14:35 GMT

    Great future for sanju samson play him in playing 11

  • PomarJagadish on August 5, 2014, 14:35 GMT

    Thank God...Sanju is given a go...He will get matured and learn a lot even though he may got get a game...This will be a huge confidence booster for this Guy.Cant wait to see this guy wear Indian Jersey and start his long career ahead...Sanju ...U pure Talent

  • on August 5, 2014, 14:34 GMT

    Congrats!!!!It might sound weird, but I see a future captain in Sanju Samson

  • on August 5, 2014, 14:34 GMT

    why gautam gambhir is not here???

  • soumyas on August 5, 2014, 14:33 GMT

    Until Jadeja is there, nobody gets chance, all the talents will be spoiled...

  • Broose2255 on August 5, 2014, 14:32 GMT

    congrats sanju feel really proud about u?...

  • amitgarg78 on August 5, 2014, 14:31 GMT

    rayudu over robin? Makes little sense based on form...

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  • amitgarg78 on August 5, 2014, 14:31 GMT

    rayudu over robin? Makes little sense based on form...

  • Broose2255 on August 5, 2014, 14:32 GMT

    congrats sanju feel really proud about u?...

  • soumyas on August 5, 2014, 14:33 GMT

    Until Jadeja is there, nobody gets chance, all the talents will be spoiled...

  • on August 5, 2014, 14:34 GMT

    why gautam gambhir is not here???

  • on August 5, 2014, 14:34 GMT

    Congrats!!!!It might sound weird, but I see a future captain in Sanju Samson

  • PomarJagadish on August 5, 2014, 14:35 GMT

    Thank God...Sanju is given a go...He will get matured and learn a lot even though he may got get a game...This will be a huge confidence booster for this Guy.Cant wait to see this guy wear Indian Jersey and start his long career ahead...Sanju ...U pure Talent

  • on August 5, 2014, 14:35 GMT

    Great future for sanju samson play him in playing 11

  • IndianCricketEnthusiast on August 5, 2014, 14:36 GMT

    Good to see Sanju samson and Karn Sharma getting selected.... Rishi Dhawan instead of Stuart binny would have been a great choice!!!

  • baji003 on August 5, 2014, 14:36 GMT

    ODI *** MS Dhoni (capt), Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Stuart Binny, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav,

    T20 *** MS Dhoni (capt), Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohit Sharma, Dhawal Kulkarni, Sanju Samson, Karn Sharma

  • cricket_lover1 on August 5, 2014, 14:36 GMT

    Good Selection but not sure why Irfan Pathan missed out. HE SHOULD BE DEFINATELY PLAYING THE NEXT WORLD CUP. Also where is YUVI...