India in England 2014 August 29, 2014

Injured Rohit to miss rest of England series

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A finger injury has sidelined India opener Rohit Sharma from the rest of the England series. M Vijay, who flew back home after the Tests, has been called up as his replacement.

"Rohit Sharma has sustained a fracture on the middle finger of his right hand, and has been ruled out of the ongoing ODI and T20 International Series against England, as a result," a BCCI press release said. "The All-India Senior Selection Committee has picked Murali Vijay as his replacement."

The specialist batsmen already with the limited-overs squad in England who could replace Rohit in the XI for the third ODI on Saturday are Ambati Rayudu and the 19-year-old Sanju Samson. India could consider using Ajinkya Rahane as an opener, and slotting either Rayudu or Samson in the middle order.

Rohit was promoted to the top order in January 2013, and has had some success in the role, averaging 46.34, contributing to India's Champions Trophy success last year and becoming the third batsman to make an ODI double century.

While Rohit has struggled to nail down a permanent place in the Test side, his replacement Vijay has managed to do so, but has struggled to establish himself in the limited-overs outfit. Vijay was picked for a tri-series in the Caribbean in July 2013, ending a two-and-a-half-year absence from the ODI side, but he didn't do enough to warrant a longer run.

Rohit's previous visit to England in 2011 was also cut short when he was struck by a Stuart Broad bouncer and injured his right index finger.

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  • Kruns on September 1, 2014, 6:09 GMT

    Dont know why there is a blame on rohit , he is a good oneday player no doubt about that. As soon as he was promoted to Onedays he is averaging 46.34 which is a very good average for an opener. Only thing which he needs to prove is the record overseas....... Get well soon ROHIT

  • BUCG on August 31, 2014, 13:38 GMT

    Bring back Sehwag & Yuvi!

  • Johnny_129 on August 31, 2014, 7:16 GMT

    I really miss SRT in the ODI openers slot - He was so different! Once he got his first boundary away, he would get on a roll and the momentum would swing quickly in India's favour. Sehwag too but Sehwag was not as consistent in ODI's. The current bunch do not build momentum quickly and get out at odd times 20's and 30's all too often. Bring back SRT for the WC, I say - If for no other game but Pakistan. India has 5/5 wins vs Pak in WC and SRT was MoM in all of them - AMAZING!! Enough said.

  • on August 30, 2014, 17:22 GMT

    He is a good opener for ODI s those who say he is slow should see that we had lost dhawan and kohli very early and we needed him to stabilise .Raina and dhoni are more than capable finishers with jadeja adding a bit more batting so it's ok of Rohit is slow this is not T 20 s .I think Dhawan will be out and Rahane might be made Rohits opening partner .For those asking for youngsters/Viru Gauti must understand that it is highly unlikely that Ind might give chance to a youngster to open with WC so near .Rohit/Rahane/Dhawan( unlikely ) will be the openers for WC mostly .Both viru and gauti are past their primes .They were a great opening pair no doubt but unfortunately their tine is up. You could see gambhir batting in tests. So are the careers of Yuvi Bhajji and Zaheer unfortunately .These five senior players in their prime were a big reason why India became a fierce cricketing nation in the 2000s and their replacements have not really impressed especially abroad .

  • on August 30, 2014, 17:01 GMT

    I don't understand why people are behind Rohit, Indian people are like it or not he is an excellent batsman and in current Indian team he is the best the batsman technically compare to Kohli/Rahane. Kohli has good in aggression but Rahane cannot accelerate in chases. Rohit and Kohli are future for India, these two can match like Tendu/ Ganguly and Dhoni/Yuvaraj. Please don't bring his past, if we had lost one more wicket in 2nd One day below 50 runs. We would have ended up with England score(160). I wish Rohit speedy recovery and entertain cricket fans around the world.

  • on August 30, 2014, 14:39 GMT

    might be a blessing in disguise for rahane to launch his odi career to greater heights

  • kunakrish on August 30, 2014, 14:39 GMT

    good now we will have good run rate and there will be no pressure in lower order batsmen as well.

  • y4yoga on August 30, 2014, 13:37 GMT

    I don't really understand Why people ask for sehwag, BCCI has closed sehwag's door like ECB closed KP's... They will anymore look for youngsters atleast who could Bat for another min 4-5 Years in the opening Department. And for those people who are telling Vijay is suited only for tests.. They should not forget that he is the only Indian Batsmen in the current squad to have 2 IPL centuries... ofcourse He didn't have a good start to his ODI career that doesn't means he is not suitable.... Rohit had the similar outing when he was picked for the Indian side... Lets see if Vijay gets a chance in the last two matches and If he gets we can then decide..

  • on August 30, 2014, 12:25 GMT

    What rubbish why not Vijay he has the experience and form he's no different to anyone in the team

  • on August 30, 2014, 12:14 GMT

    Vohra should have been given a chance instead, Uthappa flopped in Australia, but deserves one more last chance !!!

  • Kruns on September 1, 2014, 6:09 GMT

    Dont know why there is a blame on rohit , he is a good oneday player no doubt about that. As soon as he was promoted to Onedays he is averaging 46.34 which is a very good average for an opener. Only thing which he needs to prove is the record overseas....... Get well soon ROHIT

  • BUCG on August 31, 2014, 13:38 GMT

    Bring back Sehwag & Yuvi!

  • Johnny_129 on August 31, 2014, 7:16 GMT

    I really miss SRT in the ODI openers slot - He was so different! Once he got his first boundary away, he would get on a roll and the momentum would swing quickly in India's favour. Sehwag too but Sehwag was not as consistent in ODI's. The current bunch do not build momentum quickly and get out at odd times 20's and 30's all too often. Bring back SRT for the WC, I say - If for no other game but Pakistan. India has 5/5 wins vs Pak in WC and SRT was MoM in all of them - AMAZING!! Enough said.

  • on August 30, 2014, 17:22 GMT

    He is a good opener for ODI s those who say he is slow should see that we had lost dhawan and kohli very early and we needed him to stabilise .Raina and dhoni are more than capable finishers with jadeja adding a bit more batting so it's ok of Rohit is slow this is not T 20 s .I think Dhawan will be out and Rahane might be made Rohits opening partner .For those asking for youngsters/Viru Gauti must understand that it is highly unlikely that Ind might give chance to a youngster to open with WC so near .Rohit/Rahane/Dhawan( unlikely ) will be the openers for WC mostly .Both viru and gauti are past their primes .They were a great opening pair no doubt but unfortunately their tine is up. You could see gambhir batting in tests. So are the careers of Yuvi Bhajji and Zaheer unfortunately .These five senior players in their prime were a big reason why India became a fierce cricketing nation in the 2000s and their replacements have not really impressed especially abroad .

  • on August 30, 2014, 17:01 GMT

    I don't understand why people are behind Rohit, Indian people are like it or not he is an excellent batsman and in current Indian team he is the best the batsman technically compare to Kohli/Rahane. Kohli has good in aggression but Rahane cannot accelerate in chases. Rohit and Kohli are future for India, these two can match like Tendu/ Ganguly and Dhoni/Yuvaraj. Please don't bring his past, if we had lost one more wicket in 2nd One day below 50 runs. We would have ended up with England score(160). I wish Rohit speedy recovery and entertain cricket fans around the world.

  • on August 30, 2014, 14:39 GMT

    might be a blessing in disguise for rahane to launch his odi career to greater heights

  • kunakrish on August 30, 2014, 14:39 GMT

    good now we will have good run rate and there will be no pressure in lower order batsmen as well.

  • y4yoga on August 30, 2014, 13:37 GMT

    I don't really understand Why people ask for sehwag, BCCI has closed sehwag's door like ECB closed KP's... They will anymore look for youngsters atleast who could Bat for another min 4-5 Years in the opening Department. And for those people who are telling Vijay is suited only for tests.. They should not forget that he is the only Indian Batsmen in the current squad to have 2 IPL centuries... ofcourse He didn't have a good start to his ODI career that doesn't means he is not suitable.... Rohit had the similar outing when he was picked for the Indian side... Lets see if Vijay gets a chance in the last two matches and If he gets we can then decide..

  • on August 30, 2014, 12:25 GMT

    What rubbish why not Vijay he has the experience and form he's no different to anyone in the team

  • on August 30, 2014, 12:14 GMT

    Vohra should have been given a chance instead, Uthappa flopped in Australia, but deserves one more last chance !!!

  • on August 30, 2014, 11:13 GMT

    Promote Kohli to open in short format to get maximum overs like Sachin. Keep Rahane in middle and add may be young wicket keeper for future as Dhoni will slow down.

  • on August 30, 2014, 9:12 GMT

    Rohit Sharma is technically good opener. If anyone who can replace him in current squad is Rahane ... But India should keep its best technical players like kohli in 3rd and rahane in 4th ... Indian management from long time has been playing shuffling game with 4th Position and never realized the importance of 4th position .... Someone should play consistent in 4th position who can come in 20th - 35th over most of the times ....

  • on August 30, 2014, 8:59 GMT

    Whatever happened to Unmukth Chand? Trust he will start doing well again and be vital contributer 2015 WC.

  • on August 30, 2014, 8:56 GMT

    sehwag scored a century in england recently...some mcc exhibition match...plus..sehwag is in form in the ipl as well...sehwag doesnt need form..its either 3 or 103 for him.....let viru have a go maan in england

  • on August 30, 2014, 8:37 GMT

    Play Sanju in this match he is good opening batsman & let him keep wickets.Let Dhoni relax from wk & play as a player. It high time that the team management realize it. We must utilize the bench strength effectively.

  • on August 30, 2014, 7:55 GMT

    give a chance to Samson or Sehvag

  • on August 30, 2014, 6:52 GMT

    It does not really matter who opens the Indian innings with Dhawan in the remaining ODIs. We are going to play against a disinterested England team whose Captain & management have no clue how to play ODIs. We are likely going to win all the balance games in this series. Will be a big moral booster for a team thrashed recently in the Tests.

  • on August 30, 2014, 6:44 GMT

    Include Samson in the squad, let Rahane open with dawan....include umesh also in, instead of mohit.

  • on August 30, 2014, 6:40 GMT

    Umesh Yadav should be in playing XI because he is the fastest bowler of Team India. If he gets his proper line and length he will more dangerous than any other indian bowlers. But Umesh has very big problem with his accurate line and length. We should give him chance more and more so that he can improve his basics but it all depends on team planning and dhoni's trust. Hope we see playing yadav today's game.

  • on August 30, 2014, 6:16 GMT

    Rahane should not open with dhawan because team looks him to bat on num. 4. If he opens then it will push Team back for new team guru mantra. Samson or vijay may try to opening slot and trust on kohli and dhawan because both r very good player. They will surely bounce back. Rohit get well soon.

  • on August 30, 2014, 6:14 GMT

    please pick Samson! I'd love to see him get a call up and prove his worth!

  • Rajesh.Kumar on August 30, 2014, 5:35 GMT

    @himsez on (August 30, 2014, 5:09 GMT): I don't know what you find so inspirational in the performance of Zimbabwe team. They have lost every match by a huge margin, and yesterday they couldn't even make 230 odd runs to win. I will praise Zimbabwe for one thing though (and same applies to Bangladesh as well), that in spite of these continuous defeats, they show up to play cricket each time they are invited. But, they have no other choices do they? If you find this inspirational, then you are within your rights to do so, but I certainly don't get inspired by such performances. And you say that India won against England because English don't care about the ODIs and did not want to win. If that is the case, let us stop this ODI series immediately, send our players back home. They could use some rest before their next assignments.

  • on August 30, 2014, 5:29 GMT

    there was no need at all to call up vijay. he just scored a hundred in first test and was just meek in rest of the series. there was no need in exporting the player to england and make him sit on the bench fore the ODI series. unnecessary logistical expenses will be incurred by the BCCI

  • Sharath274 on August 30, 2014, 5:27 GMT

    This means we do not have a reserve opener in the side.. or is it Rahane? who opened on the earlier tour. Also he is good in rotating the strike.. so logically it shud be Rahane & Dhwan.. but Rahane has to be careful with Dhawan while running..this leaves the no. 4 slot open. it cud be filled up by Rayadu who played well in the warm up or the talented Sanju. But Rayudu has the edge since he can be called up to bowl a couple of overs..I hope they dont bring up Raina in the order.. Raina and MS at 5,6 is the best option for us. If the situation demands, Jaddu can be used as a pinch hitter.. otherwise the team looks pretty settled.. hope India will be chasing this time around so that Kohli can come back to form !!

  • himsez on August 30, 2014, 5:09 GMT

    look at the way Zimbabwe play man. They are giving tough fights to the Number one team in Tests. We all know they cant win but they are not simply putting their towels in knowing they have no hope. Heck Utseya also took hatrick. Zimbabwe catching fielding great too. we one match one due to raina and no interest to win ODI by england

  • on August 30, 2014, 4:31 GMT

    Sorry to hear about Rohit. Why ask for Vijay when Samson is around. Why this strange call ups when one has the back up at hand. If the warm benchers are not good enough why were they selected in the first place. Plus Samson has proved his worth already. It will be interesting to note Virat exploding when he comes back roaring. Poor form can't keep him off long. Rahane has been the cool one, in the footsteps of Dravid. Yes he seems to have cemented his place in both formats of the game. A remarkable player indeed with fluent strokes all around ! Dhawan should play his agressive style - no more wait and play. Just go for it. He is good at it. Why not try Jadeja in the opening slot. He can clobber anyone. Maybe he loses his patience when finally his turn comes at that low order. the team is now set for the kill. Good Luck !!

  • venke4 on August 30, 2014, 4:16 GMT

    I would have gone for sehwag..with latest failures outside subcontinent

  • on August 30, 2014, 3:30 GMT

    I hope this is not the repeat of test fiasco. in test series ishant Sharma (who architected the lords win) injured himself and was ruled out of next two, leading India to surrender the series. here another Sharma has injured himself after India's victory in 2nd odi

  • on August 30, 2014, 2:53 GMT

    Will Dhoni allows Samson or Rayudu. Of course the answer is Rayudu. If Samson is allowed to play the team management will definitely ask Dhoni to hand over the glouse to the KID. I don't think Dhoni will be able to do this just because Dhoni knows the success of his Captaincy lies in both the roles. Once he is out of wicket keeping means on a regular basis he has to be on the field which I think will make Dhoni very uncomfortable without the glouse. Ask Dhoni whether he will ever hand over his wicket keeping position to Samson, Nam Ojha or Dinesh Karthik, the answer will be a big "No Comments".

  • on August 30, 2014, 2:43 GMT

    Why not Utthappa. But M vijay is also not a bad choice

  • on August 30, 2014, 2:25 GMT

    why not robin uthappa. he in a form of his life.

  • on August 30, 2014, 1:42 GMT

    include Samson in 11s and try with rahane and Samson along with dhawan.

  • on August 30, 2014, 1:37 GMT

    Rahane should open and Sanju Samson should play, let the world see this talent. He should be a permanent inclusion in the Indian team considering the world cup is there soon.

  • on August 30, 2014, 1:21 GMT

    @Mahesh: True, Rohit Sharma is just treating to save a wicket from one end. However, his job is also to score runs at decent S/R. And most of the time he gets into the game, and as soon as he tries to catch up, he falls. That gives the lower order more pressure because, not only they have to make runs at a decent S/R, but also cover up for the balls that were wasted by Sharma. Everybody knows Sharma got his technique, but he doesn't use it fully.

  • Sexysteven on August 30, 2014, 0:29 GMT

    Bugger rohit is out with injury I like watching him bat but this does give India the opportunity to open with rahane which I think would help India to get off to agood start rahane can do the hard work in the tougher conditions to allow the stroke makers to come to have a platform to start from last chance saloon for dhawan he needs runs badly or vijay comes in for him rayudu comes into the middle order although Samson wouldn't be abad option either

  • IndCricFan2013 on August 30, 2014, 0:28 GMT

    oh, another reason for Vijay as a replacement is the form that Dhawan is in. If he fails again, Vijay could take his place in the 4th ODI. Kohli is also not doing anything. So, it is not bad Vijay has been sent in.

  • MrSri on August 29, 2014, 21:57 GMT

    Come on Vijay - Lord Ganesh has blessed you on his birthday and make use of it. Win it for India . Start slowly get the ball middling in first 6 overs then go against the blowers . You can do it , believe in you and this would be the only chance for you to figure in WC .

    Don't play strokes in first few overs and expose ur below superstar players who cant play if the ball is moving. Gandhiji took nonviolence way to get freedom and not fancy violence which represents looks manly but it is not effective against all countries. You can be aggressive in your home , underperforming countires but not some one with super power - with super power countries we need to be smart .

  • on August 29, 2014, 21:43 GMT

    I dont understand the calling back Vijay. They clear did not have him in picture for world cup, otherwise he would have been in the squad. You have Rayudu and Samson in your ranks. Promote Rahane to open. He is coming in way too quickly anyway. Have Rayudu or Samson in the middle order ahead of Dhoni. If Dhawan's form is a worry and he needs to be dropped in the series, Samson can be tried at the opening slot. He has experience in opening. Or tell Kohli to man up and open in couple of innings. He has done it in the past as well. Why bring in a replacement which was not on your World Cup squad selection radar?

  • on August 29, 2014, 21:36 GMT

    poor decision vijays game doesn't suit for limited overs though he has good technique. .sehwag was excellent in ipl. n no one can give that kind of start which he does

  • on August 29, 2014, 20:50 GMT

    Sanju Samson waiting on banch to get a chance....Rahane is a better player in this format and natural opening batsman he should open with Dhawan and middle order cover by Samson...

  • on August 29, 2014, 20:08 GMT

    By god's grace, M Vijay has got another opportunity. Now, he must cash in and grab it with both hands.

  • on August 29, 2014, 19:47 GMT

    Promote Rahane as he is natural opener and include Samson in middle order

  • on August 29, 2014, 19:45 GMT

    Sehwag will make surprise entry to World Cup squad .. He will be good in Aus and Nz pitches.. India should go with some surprise elements to WC like Sehwag , Mishra, vohra

  • on August 29, 2014, 19:34 GMT

    Rohit is very outstanding player. Those who are criticizing him are not good lovers of this game. Rohit is not a slow player but he is just following the strategy of team. His work to stop wicket fall from other end. He did good job but his bad luck is out from rest of series now.

  • on August 29, 2014, 19:27 GMT

    People are a not looking at the fact which is clearly mentioned in the article. Rohit is averaging above 46 since he has started opening. 46 is not bad. Critics have judged Rohit only on one horrendous one day series 2-3 years back. If one series can shape opinions then kohli should be out of the test team coz clearly he has been a sitting duck all throuhout tis Eng tour. But wisdom says that kohli should not be dropped and peope should use the same yardstick for others Use statsguru and look at data, look at past three years and people will find that Rohit has been the third most consistent batsmen after Kohli and Dhoni over the past 3 years

  • on August 29, 2014, 19:06 GMT

    Its bad news coz he was on of the few baten having agood run n onedayersapart from dhoni. People ho critcise his slow strikerate in the beginning are wrong coz its clear that it is a team strategy to save wickets at one end. One lessreason to wacth the series now. Hope he comes bak strongly

  • saiyam1 on August 29, 2014, 19:01 GMT

    VIJAY IS BEST BATMAN/SELECTION ,gudoos selectors for good thinking.FORGET ABOUT SCORING FAST/QUICK in one dayers,indian players need to first touch the england bowling . see dhawan,kohli,jadega even after playing 5 test matches ,practice matches,one dayers they have still have no clue about how to face england bowling.VIJAY is one of the reason because of why,india avoided shameful innings defeats in the first 3 test matches,his gutsy,single minded batting helped india win & draw...reptuation serves no purpose as in case of dhawan,kohli,jadega batting,FOR CURRENT SITUATION VIJAY IS LOT BETTER THAN this walking wickets/lame ducks...scoring 100/200 in flat pitches,then not even scorring 2 digits continously for 4 months,shame on this players and their supporters,can't imagine still these players have fans...support players who delivers irrespective of talent,not support players just on reputation and keep on failing...

  • indianzen on August 29, 2014, 18:57 GMT

    No one is ready to give a constructive criticism. Vijay should have been in both ODI and test squad and rohit only in the T20.

  • TRAM on August 29, 2014, 18:54 GMT

    MVijay is the only Indian to score 2 centuries in IPL so far. People who have seen those centuries wont have any doubt about his fast scoring capability. And in England he has succeeded against the swinging deliveries most times far better than any other Indians. I want Samson to open with MVijay (drop Dhawan). Dhawan has lost his confidence it seems and he is not picking up the right delivery to defend/attack. He is restless at the crease and needs help from coach.

  • raj3006 on August 29, 2014, 18:36 GMT

    Against Eng India are winning 1st 1 or 2 mat and then loosing all the other matches in all the last series (In India test series2012,In England test series2014).

    So India Should be careful in the next matches and also be careful.

  • on August 29, 2014, 17:55 GMT

    many people keep criticising dhoni for everything. blind criticism, very bad. how can you have cricketer like ghambir in the team when he doesnt follow the captain? secondly we saw his deplorable performance in test. what is the harm with murali vijay, he did well in england and should get the chance. but surely dhoni is a poor test captain. but an excellent one day captain.

  • on August 29, 2014, 17:54 GMT

    It is Like Maggie is replaced with Moncho Ramen Noodels

  • Tushardoonboy on August 29, 2014, 17:53 GMT

    I shouldn't say that to someone's injury but I so wish that he never comes. He was single handedly the main cause of last 8 matches lost against south africa and newzealand. He stalls the innings in the initial overs of the one-day match, hoping he would score once he is set (which works only 1 out of 8 times). Plus he is very inconsistent.

    Can some explain what did Gambhir do bad, he has won India so many matches with his strike rotation including world cup 2011 (i strongly believe we won because of him only). The only mistake he had is bad equation with MSD.

  • on August 29, 2014, 17:50 GMT

    Most of the fans are against the selection of M.Vijay. Rightly so, a lot of fresh players as well as experienced players are waiting to make a come back. Here there's nothing to do with the selectors. Its Dhoni's decision to bring back M.Vijay as he is more fond of CSK players as they obey and respects him as annadada means god. The likes of Sehwag Yuvraj Uthappa Gambhir and all we like will surely get a chance once Dhoni will be out of his Captaincy which I think will not happen till his retirement.

  • on August 29, 2014, 17:39 GMT

    We complained when Vijay made it to the Test side and he turned out to be the highest scorer for India this series. Let us hope he does well in ODIs too. I wouldn't jump into push Samson yet, into the national team. Let him play a lot more for 'A' teams. Vijay's job would be to hang in there, see off the new ball and get about 30 runs or so, which he is fully capable of doing. Others can come and take care of things if Vijay could hang for the first 10-15 overs.

  • WellwisherINDIA on August 29, 2014, 17:39 GMT

    Dhoni the dictactor thrown Gambhir out of the team, charecterwise they might have clash between them, but what did Gambhir do wrong in onday cricket???? he has never been so bad, he was always consistant and match winner in ODIs unlike sehwag, sehwag had to go out from indian squad, Gambhir has won for India many sgnificant tournaments including world cups and ondays and 20/20 matches, Gambhir was a perfect choice for Rohit place, why selectors and Dhoni giving extra burden to our current indian international players like murali vijay, we are not running short of talented players, let there be different 3 teams test, onday and 20/20 then players also won't get exhasted with over matches, why cant india have some overseas test special trained players like Pujara,Murali etc

  • on August 29, 2014, 17:31 GMT

    No matter what happens , team will always be decided by dhoni . Indian team is now dhoni's xi not india xi. Selectors should have called any other aggressive player like sehwag, gambhir, yuvi , jadhav, uthappa rather than Vijay who is merely scores runs

  • Aaranya on August 29, 2014, 17:28 GMT

    Vijay can play quick ODI shots. But, my major worry is that he should not allow that to affect his test temperament. We do have many to play ODI shots, but as a test opener hardly any. Vijay is critical for test on that count.

  • on August 29, 2014, 17:23 GMT

    the pose and the injury alike the same for rohit as happened in 2011 tour. that's also the first match.

  • on August 29, 2014, 17:10 GMT

    Why Murli Vijay you should have give chance to other players like Sanju samsun Or Gautam Gambhir. This team i guess is decided according to what Dhoni wants. At least think for your country & allow those players who can deliver not to those players who only play for fun.. Murli Vijay is test Batsman... Please do not repeat Test performance.......

  • Indian_Cricket.Fan on August 29, 2014, 17:09 GMT

    Not a good selection., They should have given a chance to KEDAR JADHAV instead of vijay. He is good stroke maker and utilise the power play well if he opens the innings for India. dhawan is almost sidelined frm the ind wc squad.Kedar jadhav should be considered as an opening batsman.and is a highest run getter in ranaji. He scored 220 odd runs in just 4 matches in the recently concluded Ind A tour of aus with a fabulous str rate of 106...And I really don't understand why they have not given a chance to jadhav even though he performed well..poor decision by selection panel.And i also wants Irfan Pathan back in the team as a fast bowling all rounder.he is wicket taking bowler.

  • glen1 on August 29, 2014, 17:08 GMT

    Hopefully, this is not a repeat horror show of the test series, where one Sharma is injured after a solid win, and England and Cook recover completely, and India slides to oblivion. I wouldn't think so, as India is really a good ODI team, but still Rohit's fifty was very important.

  • Ganamurthy on August 29, 2014, 17:04 GMT

    Is Mr. Vijay is the only Opener India is having now?

  • Unmesh_cric on August 29, 2014, 17:02 GMT

    Although Rohit Sharma is everybody's favorite punching bag when it comes to criticism, I reckon he is a vital cog in India's ODI set up. The Indian middle order wasn't performing over the last year. Raina was struggling, Rahane & Rayudu were trying to find their feet in ODIs, and Yuvi's recent struggles are well-known to everybody. Kohli and Dhoni have been the saviors in most ODIs over the last year; but Rohit Sharma's fairly consistent contributions at the top have given Kohli and Dhoni at least a decent platform on many occasions. Rohit may have started slow in his most innings, but has been scoring 40-50 fairly consistently. I reckon India will definitely miss Rohit at the top. At the same time, Sanju Samson needs to be tested before the world cup. I hope Dhoni and the management give him a chance. Get well soon, Rohit!

  • SalilN on August 29, 2014, 16:59 GMT

    It's time for Sanju Samson's show...He is such a great & consistent batsman to watch out for...Aggressive and has good strike rate to keep the score board ticking. Dhoni should definitely give him a chance...

  • MrSri on August 29, 2014, 16:56 GMT

    Well Vijays record may not be good in ODI but remember we all said the same before he started his class in Test matches. So lets not complaint and be god here. Youngsters may be good and deserve a choice but don't put them as opener and spoil there entire career by labeling not good. Let them start as middle order and then move up slowly. Moving rahane is not good it disturbs the middle order expericnce - let rahane get the experience and learn how to play quick in middle overs. Let Vijay have a try .. he is good to make the ball dead if steye , Johnson , Anderson are going to bowl in WC ..then our middle over can make it good of dead ball..

  • on August 29, 2014, 16:29 GMT

    For those complaining about Rohit's Strike rate since being opener here's his stats Player Span Mat Inns NO RunsDescending HS Ave BF SR 100 50 0 4s 6s RG Sharma 2013-2014 38 37 5 1501 209 46.90 1908 78.66 2 11 0 142 43 investigate this query He actually has been a little more consistent as compared to his career as an opener in ODI's and you need one to anchor innings mind you it is not a T20 game, you look to score about 300+ in 50overs and not 400+ As for calling up Vijay I do not understand why we have reservers, the match is tomorrow so we would definitely see some one from bench play, he grabs and opportunity we are good and may not need Vijay to play. Utthappa has had his chances.

  • Jineshtigers_11 on August 29, 2014, 16:19 GMT

    Hope its not the start of many players to follow. Somewhat not happy with the selection of Vijay , Considering we have Rahane or samson who can fill the number left void by sharma. Selectors should have given a chance to Uthappa or Manoj Tiwary instead. Uthappa got only three matches to prove himself. Any player making a sort of comeback needs a longer run than that and confidence of selection panel and Team management including DHONI. Overall, A directionless investment calling up Vijay.

  • on August 29, 2014, 15:51 GMT

    End of over 21 (4 runs) India 99/2 RG Sharma 41* (64b 4x4 1x6) AM Rahane 36* (38b 4x4)

    We can see the number of dot balls played by Rohit. I am glad we don't have such an opener atleast for the rest of the matches

  • RaghuProdhutoori on August 29, 2014, 15:50 GMT

    Instead of Murali Vjay I will go with Uthappa/Sehwag who adds to pace of the score in the beginning which puts a lot of pressure on opposite bowlers.....this was one of the reasons why India used to win in away matches under the great captain of all time DADA....The other option is to open wiith Rahane and make way for yuvi/rayudu/samson...

  • on August 29, 2014, 15:45 GMT

    Not good selection.Whatever chances he has got in ODI he has not performed well.Selectors need to look other player who has performed well in domestic cricket.India already have players like samson and raydu at there.They can play in middle order and rahane already played as an opener in the past.

  • on August 29, 2014, 15:43 GMT

    Samson would probably be the best replacement for Rohit.

  • Cricstroke on August 29, 2014, 15:39 GMT

    dhoni's team not a set of good players yes they won in Cardiff, may be they will in England as well but to be honest this is a stupid group making everything for dhoni, a an indian I could not support team

  • vish2020 on August 29, 2014, 15:38 GMT

    Only smart option is starting rahane and giving try to this Sanju Sampson kid. But of course, dhoni will say, rahane is good in his spot so we don't move him. He can't see that rahane isn't good at this spot in ODI. He plays opener in domestic so that's his spot. Dhoni makes airhead decisions at time

  • on August 29, 2014, 15:37 GMT

    M.vijay is the perfect choice , as WC is coming up dont disturb the middle order....

  • on August 29, 2014, 15:25 GMT

    They should have given a chance to Sanju instead of taking Vijay. If you take Vijay's records then he hardly scored on one day matches.

    14 players are taken to replace if there is anyone got injured. Now they are calling an extra person which is really poor decision by Indian Captain or whoever took that decision...

    I hope Dhoni will give chances to these 3 players soon.

  • venke4 on August 29, 2014, 15:15 GMT

    I would have gone for sehwag..with latest failures outside subcontinent

  • BinduKumar on August 29, 2014, 14:43 GMT

    Poor selection. Has the selection committee even considered Vijay's current limited over match contribution in the domestic circuit? Very poor and illogical selection indeed! If selection continues like this then people will lose interest in domestic cricket.

  • Nagamooto on August 29, 2014, 14:43 GMT

    Do people not realise that when a player is injured and a replacement called up, as there are usually already a couple of other players who can be called on within the existing squad, it is (and in my opinion should) be unlikely the newly called up player gets a match over these players.

    If I were Sanju Samson or Rayadu, I would consider it an affront to have another player, not originally in the squad, called up and made to player rather than me, especially as Rahane could easily be promoted up the order to make a relevant slot available.

  • thriyam_rav on August 29, 2014, 14:41 GMT

    Finally good things happening in the Indian dressing room. However, Rohit will be back in two months and will play the WC'15. With his 50 off 83 balls, he has sealed his spot for the 2019 WC in England. And its so funny to see people complaining against Vijay. I am sure he would have had better recognition among the fans had he not played for CSK.

  • mjshaheed on August 29, 2014, 14:39 GMT

    Has Dhoni and Co. forgotten that we have Rayudu, Binny and Sampson warming up the bench already? Why can't we use one of them? Can't understand the logic at all!!!

  • anand_ on August 29, 2014, 14:36 GMT

    I completely agree with @Boycott_Boycott, even I dont see Vijay playing any of the remaining matches but because he has done a decent job in the Test series he can surely be a good consultant. The selectors always wish to have one classical batsmen in the team while touring places like England and Australia or S.A. which was one of the major reasons why they called up Dravid last time. The selectors just want to make sure there is a batsmen who can hold one end up irrespective of his strike rate.

  • on August 29, 2014, 14:34 GMT

    Instead Murali you must have opted for Uthapa

  • on August 29, 2014, 14:32 GMT

    The problem with India is, they pick a new batsman and keep him on the bench for years. They did this to almost every player even when they were losing 4-0 multiple times. Manan Vohra's name never crossed my mind but he seems to be a good choice. I would have picked Naman Ojha, who was so successful in Australia in the A team, to replace Dhawan. To make things even more frustrating, the non-performing players, be it Dhawan or Kohli, keep themselves fit and available for the entire series.

  • rk_ks on August 29, 2014, 14:28 GMT

    To all the guys who are asking Ashwin to open, you saw his batting during 2nd ODI right, just blind slog with no technique. Glad you guys were not the captain of the team.

  • rajkrishnan on August 29, 2014, 14:22 GMT

    It is a logical and sensible decision to send for MVijay. India first needs to win this ODI series before thinking about the world cup. They need a solid defensive opener to bat out the first 10-15overs and not expose the middle order within15 overs. Given the current situation of facing new ball swing in English conditions, who else can do this at such short notice. He has just finished playing a test series (albeit not very successful but better than the rest of the top order) and knows the English conditions better than any other junior or senior. Someone mentioned Shewag. If Vijay is too old at 29, what does it make Sehwag look like? Rohit, Rahane & Dhawan should be competing for the openers slot and not elsewhere.After this English series the Indian team is better off blooding some one from the under 19 team like Sanju Sampson or Baba Aparjit for the number 5 slot. Rayudu/Yuvi/Binny et all are all spent forces.The bowling pack looks settled and only needs confidence.

  • baghels.a on August 29, 2014, 14:18 GMT

    Feel bad for Rohit Sharma, hope he recovers soon , there is no mention of how bad his injury is.... guess as Indian fans we will never know how Rohit Sharma would have shaped up in this series, if he would have performed well then he could have been a certainty for WC , if he had Fefailed then we could say lets try somebody else in openers slot, Rohit will be back for 5 ODI's against WI but even if he gets runs it might not mean much making all those runs in Indian conditions when WC is in Aus/NZ.This is the reason why i don't want any of the current India regulars getting injured right now because if any of them don't shape up here then we can give chances to new guys for the WI ODI's and test our bench strength , like every other Indian fan i too want certain new additions to come in but i would give the current bunch atleast two more matches in England.

  • on August 29, 2014, 14:10 GMT

    So sad to heard about ,,miss u darling hope u will come Aus series

  • on August 29, 2014, 14:07 GMT

    i think murli vijay should come in btw they should have kept in mind uthappa in the original team. rohit will be a big blow as he was in good touch and i hope what happen in the test series that incident dent happen here. i would really like to see sanju samson play. ashwin a very handy batsmen and can play all condition it would be interesting for ashwin to open. he is good with pace and has an attacking approach to his batting. whenever we have given him time to bat he is delivered.

  • on August 29, 2014, 14:06 GMT

    Blessing in Disguise for Indian team. If Rahane opens, Rayudu or Sanju samson in the middle order, I would love to watch cricket live again instead of looking at the final score.

  • rkannancrown on August 29, 2014, 14:01 GMT

    Best is to ask Damson to open. He lloks an exciting prospect and is likelty to be far better than Rohit. Rohit's injury is very convenient - a 50+ in one game & he will now score runs in India to retain his place.

  • on August 29, 2014, 13:56 GMT

    Does that mean Viru and Yuvi are done?

  • on August 29, 2014, 13:53 GMT

    Promising youngster Sanju Samson should be considered ahead of Vijay. India need to find some sparkling youngsters before WC....

  • on August 29, 2014, 13:52 GMT

    Very sad Rohit Sharma we wish to speedy recovery, again selection made mistake by sending replacement who does fit for ODI .One of the members of existing team would been sufficient

  • on August 29, 2014, 13:50 GMT

    Very very disappointing news for Rohit & all his fans. Especially after scoring brillient 52 in first ODI, his confidence must be on high note. One miss hit against Moin costs Rohit test place and now he has to come back to India after brillient 52. Some people commenting differently as they are looking there favorites to rush in playing 11. Surprisingly people are blaming Rohit for Dhavan & Virats failure. Its hard to digest. Enture test series in 10 innings both Dhavan & Kohli failed miserably, where not a single time they found Rohit at the other end. Rohit is averaging above 46 playing as an opener. About strike rate, in histry there are so many eaxamples of opposite natured but successful opening combinations. Gavaskar-Srikant, Greenidge- Haynes, Jaysurya-Atapatuu etc. but they never compared their performance with their partners strike rate. So why to compare Dhavan/Kohlis failure with Rohits strike rate. With same Rohit Dhavan scored six 100 plus opening parteneships last year.

  • on August 29, 2014, 13:46 GMT

    pathetic selection from the selectors in my view. Murli Vijay is not a odi sort of player in my view. he doesn't play hook shot, pullshot or cut shot. they could have considered yuraj or naman ojha who played so well against strong Australian a side in Australia. god when our selectors are gonna take a wise decision. ojha does open for his state side madhyapradesh in limited overs cricket. they are wasting a rare talented batsmen and wicket keeper.

  • on August 29, 2014, 13:46 GMT

    If India has to win World Cup 2015 in Australia & New Zealand, we have to definitely go back to Sehwag & Gambhir as openers & play Rohit Sharma in the middle order. Dhawan isn't able to play consistently of late. Why not once try Sehwag? I hope He'll definitely prove himself if he is given a chance.

  • Boycott_Boycott on August 29, 2014, 13:45 GMT

    If age is a criteria for selection then they should have kept Tendulkar out long way back. There is a chance that Vijay may not play in the remaining matches but he will be on hand to give his experience first hand of handling the swinging ball to whosoever opens in the match other than him. Probably he may even replace Kohli.

  • GS3968 on August 29, 2014, 13:45 GMT

    Very surprised for M Vijay as he has not shown any outstanding approach during the test series.....why he is being called back. Why BCCI is not giving chances to the youngsters.....as the WC is approaching why they are not taking solid steps towards that.

  • on August 29, 2014, 13:45 GMT

    Murali Vijay is not a young talent. So please bring some young talent alrounders.

  • rodeeXI on August 29, 2014, 13:44 GMT

    Not so great news fr India.. but could be a great opportunity for Vijay to prove himself in the Limited Overs Format.

  • Boycott_Boycott on August 29, 2014, 13:40 GMT

    M.Vijay performed well in the test matches. He has not been given the run that other players have been given in ODIs. Plus, in England it willl swing and the opening overs are crucial. The selectors have done soe thinking about this. Duncan Fletcher being blamed is like saying Shastri does not have a hand in the thinking. Players who cannot play a swinging ball should not be selected for ODIs or tests. The best players adapt to both the formats. These current crop show how good Dravid was and should not have retired as he could well have played into his forties.M. Vijay can bat as has been seen before. Also he can hold one end up if wickets fall. Vijay can bat fast as well if he wants too as seen by the opening slot for CSK.

  • on August 29, 2014, 13:38 GMT

    It would be weird to see Vijay replacing Rohit when we have the likes of Naman Ojha, Ambati, or Sanju. In fact we should replace Dhawan also. He is no good at all. And when we can give a chance to Gambhir why not give another chance to Veeru also? After all he is not that old. All he need is backing from some good, straightforward, and clean-minded people managing our cricket.

  • Nandu_Athadu on August 29, 2014, 13:33 GMT

    blessing in disguise for India. Now can we have Sanju in the team..Ambati had his chances and did well in patches. so why cant we have a new one to try before the WC...but as we all know Dhoni will think quite opposite and he will go for Rayudu over Sanju...it would be better we groom a WK batsman and Sanju looks a bright prospect. As Dhoni may nt continue in TESTs for too long, we can have sanju gain exposure.. Rahane is far better as opener than in middle order and Rohit is btter middle order player. Indian think tank has to understand this and swap their positions, the sooner the better as WC is nearer...all d best team India.

  • on August 29, 2014, 13:29 GMT

    bring yuvi back

  • on August 29, 2014, 13:26 GMT

    why not naman ojha or robin uttahapa

  • on August 29, 2014, 13:21 GMT

    Sanju Samson looks like an interesting prospect.....

  • dhoni_sachin_fan on August 29, 2014, 13:16 GMT

    Best time to get in Sanju Samson as the opener...

  • Cricket.Guru on August 29, 2014, 13:15 GMT

    M Vijay is not good for ODI.. very bad call.. Rahane should be open the innings with Dhawan and Rohit have to be moved in No. 4 where he is feel more comfortable.. In Rohit place Sanju is the best man to play for India...

  • on August 29, 2014, 13:12 GMT

    The other replacement india needs is that of the case of out-form batsman shikar dhawan. It's better give opportunity to the reserve bench at the earliest.

  • arunmbio on August 29, 2014, 13:11 GMT

    send sanju samson as an opener

  • on August 29, 2014, 13:09 GMT

    Good Luck Vijay..hope India wins the ODI Series.....

  • on August 29, 2014, 13:05 GMT

    Y not uv...he did well in charity match

  • magicumesh on August 29, 2014, 13:03 GMT

    Guys, Dont jump into quick dis-approval about Vijay's selection. He was the top scorer for India in tests when most others failed miserably. He deserved few chances in ODI's before the World cup next year. Also please dont judge a player based on IPL performance. Players like Vohra, Binny have had a good IPL, that doesnt mean they deserved a chance ahead of a technically better Opening Batsman.

  • coldcoffee123 on August 29, 2014, 13:00 GMT

    Geez, can India look beyond Vijay already? The guy is like 29-something and not that we don't know what he brings (or not brings) to the table. I don't understand why such non-performing, mediocre players are allowed to play for years and years in India national squad, instead of first developing their all-round game in Indian/English/Aus counties. Let us be honest. The likes of Dhawan, Vijay will not be opening in World Cup 2015. The best chance India has of progressing deep in WC, is with Sehwag. Dhoni has totally lost it. Fletcher, well the less I speak the better. The guy should not be paid even 1 rupee.

  • ASathiyamurthy on August 29, 2014, 13:00 GMT

    It would be good to try Karan Sharma as a opener. He is a handy batsman and a spinner who can trouble any kind of batsman with his leg spin

  • on August 29, 2014, 12:57 GMT

    so sad to hear uthappa is not replaced....

  • EBIA on August 29, 2014, 12:56 GMT

    Please bring sanju samson in the middle order to replace rohit....rahane as opener....the future of indian cricket depends on young talented players like sanju....

  • rajneshraj on August 29, 2014, 12:55 GMT

    This is where the BCCI selection committee has shown its defensive approach. Why not give some youngsters chances and exposure to International cricket.

  • Prakmca on August 29, 2014, 12:54 GMT

    Mannan Vohra is the best choice... WHY HE WAS NOT CONSIDERED? Selectors please wake up. Murali Vijay totally waste selection.... Why he was selected???

  • on August 29, 2014, 12:52 GMT

    If one can understand predictable dhoni decisions This will be team for tomo 1. Rahane 2.Dhawan 3.Kohli 4.Rayudu 5.Raina 6.Dhoni 7,Ashwin 8 Jadeja 9 B kumar 10 M shami 11, M kumar

  • on August 29, 2014, 12:51 GMT

    what happened to Uthappa? he is a fast batsman.

  • on August 29, 2014, 12:47 GMT

    another sense less selection, they keep rotating the same players.

  • Venkat_Gowrishankar on August 29, 2014, 12:45 GMT

    Whilst I do not prefer Vijay in ODI's, i believe the selectors have gone for a Vis a VIs replacement for an opener. Probably , the selectors are not happy with the opening combination and given Vijay's confidence in playing in overseas conditions, they would like to try that option out before the world cup. There are many other contenders such as Manan etc, but who among them has the experience of playing high quality bowling in testing conditions.

  • on August 29, 2014, 12:41 GMT

    Please give chance to RAYUDU. He is an excellent one day player.

  • Rajesh.Kumar on August 29, 2014, 12:39 GMT

    I think our team needs two new openers, not just one. Dhawan seems to be totally out of form, and unless he performs in the ODI on Saturday, he will surely get dropped in the next one. And we may need a new # 3 also, because Kohli's bad form is continuing in the ODIs as well.

  • Pradeephar09 on August 29, 2014, 12:37 GMT

    So sad for BCCI they pick Vijay ahead of VIRU….. and they preparing for next world cup without VIRU,, YV ???? Big question mark ???? They are still a dangerous batsman for every bowlers

  • jmcilhinney on August 29, 2014, 12:27 GMT

    That's really bad luck. He did a good job in the second ODI of stabilising India when the going was tough and set a platform for Raina, who was lucky not be out LBW but will get all the plaudits.

  • on August 29, 2014, 12:26 GMT

    Not the greatest news.. But this will give Dhawan and Kohli enough time to play their natural game. Rohit generally creates a lot of pressure on both with huge number of DOT balls.

  • on August 29, 2014, 12:19 GMT

    Naman Ojha was another option.. No doubts about the current form he is in..!!

    I guess team India management is not in for experimenting!!

  • rodeeXI on August 29, 2014, 12:19 GMT

    Not a great news for India, but could be good opportunity for Vijay.

  • on August 29, 2014, 12:15 GMT

    Would love to see Samson. He is a wonderfully talented player. I say send him up the order and let him flourish!

  • cricfocus on August 29, 2014, 12:14 GMT

    should have consider ROBIN UTAPPA as opener

  • on August 29, 2014, 12:10 GMT

    Great News.. It will take slow run rate pressure off from Dhawan and Kohli.. Kohli always falls after not getting strike back from Rohit after too many dots.. Best to open with Rahane..and Samson/Rayudu in middle order..

  • on August 29, 2014, 12:09 GMT

    Sanju is the best option for the future.. dhawan form????? will not help long time.... need to select another pair for future. .. vijay only for test.... so sanju the best option

  • Varun_Khaitan on August 29, 2014, 12:04 GMT

    Viru deserved a chance, as india already hve Raydu, Viru could be given a chance for couple of matches. If Gambhir got a chance, Viru deserved more than him. Thats unfair.

  • pritamdas_circ on August 29, 2014, 12:04 GMT

    Well too rude to say maybe but I wish Dhawan was hurt insead. Unless he is physically misfit MSD and Team mgt are never gonna drop him as it seems no matter how much he underperforms. Rohit played a good knock in the prev ODI, had he been dismissed too as soon as Kohli was, India would have made 300 for sure. Well, Vijay now comes in, I am very soon how will he perform in ODIs, ability of leaving balls was his strength in Test series, which is not gonna help in ODIs, you need to maintain healthy S/R.

  • skalarik on August 29, 2014, 12:00 GMT

    it is good news that rohit is out.. with his pathetic strike rate as an opener, he only add to the pressure to his team mates. Should have taken Mannan Vohra ahead of Murali. or atleast try rayudu or samson in the playing XI

  • subratachakrabarty on August 29, 2014, 11:57 GMT

    I think Sanju Samson is an exciting young player and it will be interesting to see him play in english conditions, if given opportunity. What is beyond imagination is call to V Murali who, in my opinion, is no good in ODI format.

  • ElvisKing on August 29, 2014, 11:57 GMT

    Is it a Blessing in Disguise for the Indian Team and Ambati Rayudu, who has been batting well recently in Australia ? We will see if Dhoni plays him or has his some other favorite !

  • BUCG on August 29, 2014, 11:53 GMT

    Why Vijay and not Sehwag??

  • CricketChat on August 29, 2014, 11:52 GMT

    Recalling Vijay is a backward step. His form in short formats has declined steadily over past 2 seasons. I doubt they will play Vijay. If he was brought in to warm the bench, why not give a chance to a new comer who can learn the ropes? Looks like Ind has already decided not to try new comers before the World Cup. This could backfire on them as they need fresh legs, attitude and hunger that new comers bring in.

  • on August 29, 2014, 11:47 GMT

    Vijay is as good a player as Rohit. Both play the waiting game initially and unleash the shots later in the innings, if only they survive that long.

  • on August 29, 2014, 11:42 GMT

    why not VIRENDRA SEHWAG ???? he is much more deserving than vijay nd better option for ODIs...this is really bad tht v cnt watch viru playing...without viru watching ODIs is wasting time....i dnt say tht current team INDIA is nt good bt VIRU should be also der...he is still young nd hav ability to break every bowler's confidence...!!!

  • binu.emiliya on August 29, 2014, 11:37 GMT

    Manan Vohra was the best option instead of Vijay KL Rahul was another option He can groom as a test opener

  • vipinchirackal on August 29, 2014, 11:37 GMT

    this is the best chance for india to form a new partnership that has already proved their caliber in ipl and clt20 ie sanju and rahane.see how they destryed mumbai bowling in clt20 final.vijay is not at all an oneday batsman.he is suitable only for test.when this selectors will understand they need different players for test and odi

  • BUCG on August 29, 2014, 11:33 GMT

    What??? Murali Vijay with an ODI average of 19 is the replacement whereas players like Sehwag are sitting out?????

  • on August 29, 2014, 11:30 GMT

    i wnat sanju to play but i dont think so sanju is going to get chance,it will be rayudu who is going to play and rahane will come as a opener

  • on August 29, 2014, 11:28 GMT

    Best news that I have heard in a while now - Obviously sad for Rohit, but provides an opportunity to blood the likes of Sanju Samson before the World Cup 2015. Just hope that Dhoni's not back to his regressive ways of including Vijay in the ODI squad - Murali might be technically brilliant, but doesn't inspire confidence in the Blue jersey.

  • Karthikgauti on August 29, 2014, 11:25 GMT

    It will be interesting if Sanju gets the game ahead of Rayudu. But I guess it wont happen in any universe when MSD captaining the side. I still see Sanju can do even better at opening slot. But I'm unsure as I never seen him opened. So let it be. SO Rayudu will be in Rohit out that's it. I'm reviving memories Ishanth out Pankaj in for 3rd Test and everyone knows the rest of the story. I hope it wont happen in ODI.

  • mrcool on August 29, 2014, 11:22 GMT

    @cricinfo You have mentioned Rohit sharma's avg since promoting as opener..why Not mentioned pathetic Strike rate with which he plays..Hope you publish my comment.

  • on August 29, 2014, 11:18 GMT

    A big blow to India .... he played superbly in the first ODI

  • Fast_Track_Bully on August 29, 2014, 11:12 GMT

    All the best Sanju Samson for the next game.

  • PeerieTrow on August 29, 2014, 11:11 GMT

    Watch out for the cornered tiger India. I predict a big England win.

  • mrcool on August 29, 2014, 11:11 GMT

    Poor Robin uthappa..He is also Injured right now till 3rd match of KPL.But I am sure selectors would have selected vijay even if robin is fit.

  • on August 29, 2014, 11:10 GMT

    play sanju samsun as wkt and dhoni pure bats man

  • on August 29, 2014, 11:09 GMT

    Try new pair for opening slot.vohra, sehwag. uthappa. better choice for next year world cup.present technique of dawan will not take him for long.he is tentative in playing fast swinging balls.

  • on August 29, 2014, 11:03 GMT

    Due to absence of in-form batsman,India's dream of winning odi series may be evaporated

  • on August 29, 2014, 11:03 GMT

    this is bad news for rohit sharma, i hope he gets fully fit as soon as possible. i will pray for his recovery. we can open wih rahane and sanju samson or ambai raydu can come in the team as a middle order batsman. now entire team relies heavily on virat kohi , now if virat fails team is in trouble. just like in test matches not indian team batting will heavily rely on virat performance.

  • on August 29, 2014, 11:01 GMT

    Is this development going to help england in anyway in the next odi? Not sure who between rohit sharma and murali vijay is more difficult for england bowlers to bowl? murali vijay did well in the test series whereas rohit sharma did well in the previous odi - so i guess nothing much there to choose in between these two.

  • MEHEDI.HASAN.BIR on August 29, 2014, 11:01 GMT

    i think Rahane should open and Sanju at 4

  • on August 29, 2014, 11:00 GMT

    Why vijay , vohra or some other young talents should given chance instead . Hopes Samson will gets a chance

  • CricketMaan on August 29, 2014, 10:57 GMT

    Can't see Vijay getting a game unless he is already in UK. Rahane will open and Rayudu in middle order. Sanju will have to wait for Dhoni to get injured. If Rahane and Rayudu clicks then Vijay will warm benches in late UK summer. I feel sad for Manoj Tiwary, from being a wonderful prospect he is now not even in top 20 for ODI team. Vijay only back because of heroics in Tests.

  • Niju_001 on August 29, 2014, 10:57 GMT

    Since Gambhir had got a chance for the tests, I would have liked Sehwag to get another opportunity. He may fail but if he succeeds it would have been great to watch for the cricket lovers.

  • vsprabhu01 on August 29, 2014, 10:57 GMT

    Blessing in disguise for Team India - Hope Rahane gets opening and Rayudu as no.4 would be better off ...

  • PPL11 on August 29, 2014, 10:55 GMT

    Best person to replace him in Playing 11 is Samson, really looking for sanju to make a ODI Debut

  • ishaan1997 on August 29, 2014, 10:55 GMT

    Who will open now, Rahane or vijay?

  • on August 29, 2014, 10:51 GMT

    Why vijay??????? Sehwag,Vohra,Uthappa are better choice than vijay.

  • on August 29, 2014, 10:49 GMT

    This is just like Ishant Sharma was ruled out after first Test win... Hopefully results will be different this time.

  • MEHEDI.HASAN.BIR on August 29, 2014, 10:47 GMT

    Rahane should open and Sanju at 4

  • on August 29, 2014, 10:47 GMT

    Poor Rohit - he just can't get through the first ODI of an England tour without breaking his finger in the first game and then being forced to go home. At least he got past the first ball this time.

  • on August 29, 2014, 10:42 GMT

    Blessing in disguise for Team India

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  • on August 29, 2014, 10:42 GMT

    Blessing in disguise for Team India

  • on August 29, 2014, 10:47 GMT

    Poor Rohit - he just can't get through the first ODI of an England tour without breaking his finger in the first game and then being forced to go home. At least he got past the first ball this time.

  • MEHEDI.HASAN.BIR on August 29, 2014, 10:47 GMT

    Rahane should open and Sanju at 4

  • on August 29, 2014, 10:49 GMT

    This is just like Ishant Sharma was ruled out after first Test win... Hopefully results will be different this time.

  • on August 29, 2014, 10:51 GMT

    Why vijay??????? Sehwag,Vohra,Uthappa are better choice than vijay.

  • ishaan1997 on August 29, 2014, 10:55 GMT

    Who will open now, Rahane or vijay?

  • PPL11 on August 29, 2014, 10:55 GMT

    Best person to replace him in Playing 11 is Samson, really looking for sanju to make a ODI Debut

  • vsprabhu01 on August 29, 2014, 10:57 GMT

    Blessing in disguise for Team India - Hope Rahane gets opening and Rayudu as no.4 would be better off ...

  • Niju_001 on August 29, 2014, 10:57 GMT

    Since Gambhir had got a chance for the tests, I would have liked Sehwag to get another opportunity. He may fail but if he succeeds it would have been great to watch for the cricket lovers.

  • CricketMaan on August 29, 2014, 10:57 GMT

    Can't see Vijay getting a game unless he is already in UK. Rahane will open and Rayudu in middle order. Sanju will have to wait for Dhoni to get injured. If Rahane and Rayudu clicks then Vijay will warm benches in late UK summer. I feel sad for Manoj Tiwary, from being a wonderful prospect he is now not even in top 20 for ODI team. Vijay only back because of heroics in Tests.