ICC Champions Trophy 2013 April 6, 2013

Sehwag, Harbhajan, and Zaheer not among Champions Trophy probables

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India have left out three senior players from their list of probables for the Champions Trophy in June this year, opting for several uncapped youngsters in the 30-man squad which will eventually be pruned down to 15. Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan, and Harbhajan Singh have been excluded, and the decision is likely to prompt questions over their ODI future.

Sehwag was dropped from India's most recent ODI series, against England at home in January. He was also dropped for the final two Tests against Australia, following poor returns in Chennai and Hyderabad. Harbhajan hasn't played an ODI since June 2011 and also missed the last two Tests against Australia, though he was part of the squad. Zaheer suffered a calf injury during the Ranji Trophy, but had been dropped during the home Test series against England late last year and the subsequent ODIs against Pakistan.

Cheteshwar Pujara, who had an excellent Test series against Australia, during which he also showed his ability to accelerate and score freely in a tricky chase in the fourth Test in Delhi, has not been named. Pujara will be leading the India A side to South Africa, the itinerary for which has not yet been finalised. Should the dates not clash, Pujara could be considered for the Champions Trophy, said a BCCI source, since it's not mandatory for teams to pick their final 15 from the preliminary squad. Pragyan Ojha, the left-arm spinner, who picked up seven wickets in two Tests against Australia and has not been included among the 30 probables, could also be part of that India A squad.

That aside, the focus on youth is evident with the inclusion of uncapped players who've made a mark in recent times. India's Under-19 captain Unmukt Chand, who plays for Delhi, has been named, so has allrounder Parvez Rasool from Jammu and Kashmir, who picked up seven wickets against the Australians in a tour game this year.

Batsmen Ambati Rayudu and Kedar Jadhav, known for their attacking approach, are part of the 30-man list, so are wicketkeepers Wriddhiman Saha and Dinesh Karthik. Irfan Pathan, who last played an ODI in August 2012, and Amit Mishra, the legspinner, have also been named. Seamers Ishwar Pandey from Madhya Pradesh, who topped the wicket charts in the Ranji Trophy, and Punjab's Siddarth Kaul, who was next on that list, are the fresh additions in the bowling department. Pandey is joined by his state team-mate, allrounder Jalaj Saxena, who bowls off-spin.

Probables: M Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Gautam Gambhir, Unmukt Chand, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Manoj Tiwary, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Wriddhiman Saha, Dinesh Karthik, R Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Ravindra Jadeja, Jalaj Saxena, Parvez Rasool, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashok Dinda, Umesh Yadav, Shami Ahmed, Irfan Pathan, Vinay Kumar, Praveen Kumar, Ishwar Pandey, Siddarth Kaul.

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  • Neeta on April 8, 2013, 4:56 GMT

    This selection shows that Zak's career in limited overs format is considered to be closed by selectors. Viru and Bhajji can still come in if they perform strongly. You need a good mixture of youth and experience and India has it in this 30 man squad for the Champions Trophy. So an ideal make up of the 15 men squad which is to be chosen is 6 Batsmen, 2 WK, 5 Bowlers, 2 All-rounders: So my 15 member squad for the Champions Trophy is: Gambhir, Dhawan, Kohli, Yuvraj, Raina, Rohit Sharma (The guy has the technique to counter the English Conditions, if SA-A tour is delayed, then it is Pujara instead of him), MSD, Dinesh Karthik, Ashwin, B.Kumar, P.Kumar, I.Sharma, U.Yadav, R.Jadeja, I.Pathan. This team has a nice blend of experience and youth. Final XI from this squad is: Gambhir, Dhawan, Kohli, Yuvraj, Raina, MSD, R.Jadeja, I.Pathan, R.Ashwin, B.Kumar, U.Yadav. If it looks like a fast bowler's paradise, then include I.Sharma or P.Kumar in place of Ashwin.

  • on April 7, 2013, 5:32 GMT

    Although it is mandatory to select final 15 from list of probables.... I feel Pujara should be selected for Champions trophy as IND top order needs stability & solidity against the tough teams in the group SA & PAK, that too we are playing in Eng.. Pitches will support fast bowlers, we need a player like pujara who can handle this.. That's what Dravid provided these many years... On what performance basis rohit is selected? why Zaheer is not selected? he is not bowling too bad, when he is dropped from the team, there after he picked injury..!

  • tendli on April 7, 2013, 5:14 GMT

    I am 99% happy with probables list. I totally defend selectors decision to leave out sehwag, zaheer and bhajji from the list but i feel pujara should be included in 30 if not in 15. My final pick: 1. Rahane 2. Gambhir 3. Kohli 4 .Rohit 5. Dhoni 6. Raina 7.Jadeja 8.Ashwin 9.Bhuvanesh Kumar 10.Umesh yadav 11.Shami Ahmed

    Four additionsals should be:12. Manoj tiwary 13. Parvex rasool 14. Praveen/Dinda and 15, Shikhar dhawan.

    my heart goes for Rayudu but i am sure he will be unlucky....Rohit might not be in good nick but he needs to be backed up as he is too good ODI player to leave out.

    IRFAN and Ishant havent impressed much to get back into the team....

  • Suryawanshi_ on April 7, 2013, 0:17 GMT

    Zaheer, Viru or Bhajji were matchwinners in their prime but the time has truly come to go for younger players. There are a number of players who are emerging or were sidelined due to all of playing 11 been occupied and now is the time to give them opportunities. We already have seen some players make a most of the opportunities and it does look like these players have been giving much more contributions to the Indian team than these 3.

    Now the only problem is with the players who have had topsy turvy forms - Yuvraj, Rohit and Jadeja too until recently. If these players do not show up in the championship then it would be difficult. Don't think Yuraj and Jadeja with their slow bowling would have much impact in English conditions.

  • naren1983 on April 10, 2013, 7:02 GMT

    Good Traditional 30 members selection. 10 batsmen, 10 bowlers, 5 wicket keepers, 5 spinners. Its good to see Dinesh Karthik is selected, he is been in very good form in Domestic seasion and he has the ability to pull short/bounce balls (you would have noticed on-going IPL Matches) than few others in the team, he will be good especially in Eng Pitches. So still Gambhir is placed out of no-where, but its a chance for him to prove his potential in this IPL, otherwise difficult to cut in last 15 list. My choice considering the recent performances and WC'15 will be 1. Dinesh Karthik 2. Shikar Dhawan 3. Virat Kohli 4. Yuviraj Singh 5. Dhoni 6. Suresh Raina 7. Ravindra Jadeja 8. Ashwin 9. Irfan Pathan 10. Bhuvaneswar Kumar 11. Umesh Yadav 12. A Rahane 13. Parveez Razool 14. Praveen Kumar 15. Ishant Sharma.

  • Al_Bundy1 on April 9, 2013, 21:48 GMT

    As far as Sehwag and Bhajji are concerned - Good riddance!! They were the biggest non-performers of Indian team in last 2 years. It was exasperating to see Indian Selectors giving chances to these 2 non-performers for so long, when we have over abundance of talent waiting to be given a chance. Dhawan, Murli, Mukund, even Jaffer can bat better than Sehwag. Both Rasool and Saxena are 1000 times better than Bhajji. If Zaheer can get fit, he can still be considered for the South Africa series.

  • on April 9, 2013, 10:09 GMT

    Shikhar,chand,Virat,Manoj,Dhoni,Raina, irfan,ashwin, B kumar,Yadav,p kumar shud be playing 11

    other 4: vijay,rahane,rayudu,yuvi(shud be in playing 11 if fully fit)

  • on April 9, 2013, 4:03 GMT

    It is good to see Unmukt selected, Would like to emphasise a place to Aparajita also in the same wave-length.

  • on April 8, 2013, 18:21 GMT

    Best 15 member squad is gambhir, dhawan, kohli, yuvraj, raina, dhoni, jadeja, ashwin, bhuv kumar, pathan, shami ahmed, vinay kumar, amit mishra, Dinesh kartik, Manoj tiwary

  • Raj12345 on April 8, 2013, 18:11 GMT

    common Dinesh Karthik. This time you should find place in middle order ahead of Rahane, Tiwary. This is good cricket. Finally selectors seeing DK is potential.

  • Neeta on April 8, 2013, 4:56 GMT

    This selection shows that Zak's career in limited overs format is considered to be closed by selectors. Viru and Bhajji can still come in if they perform strongly. You need a good mixture of youth and experience and India has it in this 30 man squad for the Champions Trophy. So an ideal make up of the 15 men squad which is to be chosen is 6 Batsmen, 2 WK, 5 Bowlers, 2 All-rounders: So my 15 member squad for the Champions Trophy is: Gambhir, Dhawan, Kohli, Yuvraj, Raina, Rohit Sharma (The guy has the technique to counter the English Conditions, if SA-A tour is delayed, then it is Pujara instead of him), MSD, Dinesh Karthik, Ashwin, B.Kumar, P.Kumar, I.Sharma, U.Yadav, R.Jadeja, I.Pathan. This team has a nice blend of experience and youth. Final XI from this squad is: Gambhir, Dhawan, Kohli, Yuvraj, Raina, MSD, R.Jadeja, I.Pathan, R.Ashwin, B.Kumar, U.Yadav. If it looks like a fast bowler's paradise, then include I.Sharma or P.Kumar in place of Ashwin.

  • on April 7, 2013, 5:32 GMT

    Although it is mandatory to select final 15 from list of probables.... I feel Pujara should be selected for Champions trophy as IND top order needs stability & solidity against the tough teams in the group SA & PAK, that too we are playing in Eng.. Pitches will support fast bowlers, we need a player like pujara who can handle this.. That's what Dravid provided these many years... On what performance basis rohit is selected? why Zaheer is not selected? he is not bowling too bad, when he is dropped from the team, there after he picked injury..!

  • tendli on April 7, 2013, 5:14 GMT

    I am 99% happy with probables list. I totally defend selectors decision to leave out sehwag, zaheer and bhajji from the list but i feel pujara should be included in 30 if not in 15. My final pick: 1. Rahane 2. Gambhir 3. Kohli 4 .Rohit 5. Dhoni 6. Raina 7.Jadeja 8.Ashwin 9.Bhuvanesh Kumar 10.Umesh yadav 11.Shami Ahmed

    Four additionsals should be:12. Manoj tiwary 13. Parvex rasool 14. Praveen/Dinda and 15, Shikhar dhawan.

    my heart goes for Rayudu but i am sure he will be unlucky....Rohit might not be in good nick but he needs to be backed up as he is too good ODI player to leave out.

    IRFAN and Ishant havent impressed much to get back into the team....

  • Suryawanshi_ on April 7, 2013, 0:17 GMT

    Zaheer, Viru or Bhajji were matchwinners in their prime but the time has truly come to go for younger players. There are a number of players who are emerging or were sidelined due to all of playing 11 been occupied and now is the time to give them opportunities. We already have seen some players make a most of the opportunities and it does look like these players have been giving much more contributions to the Indian team than these 3.

    Now the only problem is with the players who have had topsy turvy forms - Yuvraj, Rohit and Jadeja too until recently. If these players do not show up in the championship then it would be difficult. Don't think Yuraj and Jadeja with their slow bowling would have much impact in English conditions.

  • naren1983 on April 10, 2013, 7:02 GMT

    Good Traditional 30 members selection. 10 batsmen, 10 bowlers, 5 wicket keepers, 5 spinners. Its good to see Dinesh Karthik is selected, he is been in very good form in Domestic seasion and he has the ability to pull short/bounce balls (you would have noticed on-going IPL Matches) than few others in the team, he will be good especially in Eng Pitches. So still Gambhir is placed out of no-where, but its a chance for him to prove his potential in this IPL, otherwise difficult to cut in last 15 list. My choice considering the recent performances and WC'15 will be 1. Dinesh Karthik 2. Shikar Dhawan 3. Virat Kohli 4. Yuviraj Singh 5. Dhoni 6. Suresh Raina 7. Ravindra Jadeja 8. Ashwin 9. Irfan Pathan 10. Bhuvaneswar Kumar 11. Umesh Yadav 12. A Rahane 13. Parveez Razool 14. Praveen Kumar 15. Ishant Sharma.

  • Al_Bundy1 on April 9, 2013, 21:48 GMT

    As far as Sehwag and Bhajji are concerned - Good riddance!! They were the biggest non-performers of Indian team in last 2 years. It was exasperating to see Indian Selectors giving chances to these 2 non-performers for so long, when we have over abundance of talent waiting to be given a chance. Dhawan, Murli, Mukund, even Jaffer can bat better than Sehwag. Both Rasool and Saxena are 1000 times better than Bhajji. If Zaheer can get fit, he can still be considered for the South Africa series.

  • on April 9, 2013, 10:09 GMT

    Shikhar,chand,Virat,Manoj,Dhoni,Raina, irfan,ashwin, B kumar,Yadav,p kumar shud be playing 11

    other 4: vijay,rahane,rayudu,yuvi(shud be in playing 11 if fully fit)

  • on April 9, 2013, 4:03 GMT

    It is good to see Unmukt selected, Would like to emphasise a place to Aparajita also in the same wave-length.

  • on April 8, 2013, 18:21 GMT

    Best 15 member squad is gambhir, dhawan, kohli, yuvraj, raina, dhoni, jadeja, ashwin, bhuv kumar, pathan, shami ahmed, vinay kumar, amit mishra, Dinesh kartik, Manoj tiwary

  • Raj12345 on April 8, 2013, 18:11 GMT

    common Dinesh Karthik. This time you should find place in middle order ahead of Rahane, Tiwary. This is good cricket. Finally selectors seeing DK is potential.

  • on April 8, 2013, 14:12 GMT

    1.gambir, 2. dhawan, 3. vijay,4. kohli, 5. raina, 6. dhoni, 7. aswin, 8. ishant,9. umesh yadav,10. b kumar, 11. r jadeja, 12. yuvraj, 13. rahane 14, shami 15 Rayudu

  • on April 8, 2013, 13:19 GMT

    Finally that darter (Bhaji) is out of contention for Indian team. He was no good and hardly spun the ball ever or took wickets cos of his skills. Most of wickets I have seen him take are usually when bowler goes after him and has taken him apart then he gets wicket by that time game is almost lost. People blame Misbah for loosing out a close game on T20 2007 World cup final but I personally feel it was Bhajji who brought the game to a cliffhanger when he gave those 3 sixes when Pakistan needed a mountain to climb. Otherwise Pakistan were in hopeless position. If he had bowled a decent over of even 10 runs the match would never have been so close . I have seen Raina and Sehwag turn the ball on same pitch where Bhajji darted balls. As for Sehwag well I am sad but I guess its end of an era. In Zaheers case he was great while he was fit but now he can hardlybowl 10 overs without breaking down be it ODI or test.

  • SRISESH on April 8, 2013, 12:04 GMT

    Pujara is the best player of short balls, he is not afraid to pull and hook if needed. I don't know why Selectors and Dhoni keep working with Rohit

    Sri

  • Naresh28 on April 8, 2013, 11:55 GMT

    @vineeth agree with you, Sreesanth is good. Ex-India bowlers need to guide him. In overseas conditions he can be good. BCCI is poor at looking after such bowlers. Another who comes to mind is RP Singh. These two are forgotten but have the talent.

  • King-Cobra on April 8, 2013, 11:07 GMT

    Wonder what has this guy Rahane acheived (or who is backing him so rigorously) in turning out to be an automatic selection in all Indian squads announced?

  • on April 8, 2013, 9:13 GMT

    It amazes me that people are still talking about Rohit Sharma when most unfortunate cricketers like tiwary, rayudu etc have hardly got any chances. I cant even believe he is in the 30-member squad. And the highest run getter in the last series should be dropped and the biggest failure case of all should be considered for the SA tour ???? Seriously. Has logic completely lost its place ???

  • on April 8, 2013, 8:52 GMT

    Where is sreesanth? Selectors,how can you ignore a player of sreesanth's talent from the 30 man probables list. Open your eyes widely and get to know the talent in him. This selection is bringing wrong signs on sreesanth's career. What you people are thinking ? There may be many who don't like his onfield charecter. But there are even many who are supporting him and who likes his bowling and onfield aggression.

  • iamthecaptain on April 8, 2013, 8:15 GMT

    I agree with Svenkat02 on most things here and his probables of 15 namely

    Vijay, Dhawan, Rahane, Kohli, Tiwary, Yuvraj, Raina, Dhoni, Jadeja, Ashwin, Bhuvaneshwar, Ishant, Yadav, Irfan, Shami Ahmed

    However in the above list, there is no backup wicketkeeper batsman picked in and thus Rahane might also be left and Wridhi Saha can be brought in.

    Selecting 5 seamers might be too much here. Dhoni might bring his favourite Rohit Sharma in place of Shami ahmend. Neither does manoj tiwari falls in his good eyes.... and you may see a newcomer in his place.

    My 15 Vijay, Dhawan, W SAHA, Kohli, Tiwary, Yuvraj, Raina, Dhoni, Jadeja, Ashwin, Bhuvaneshwar, Ishant, Yadav, Irfan, Shami Ahmed

    Dhoni's 15 might be.... Vijay, Dhawan, W SAHA, Kohli, ROHIT SHARMA, Yuvraj, Raina, Dhoni, Jadeja, Ashwin, Bhuvaneshwar, Ishant, Yadav, Irfan, Shami Ahmed/(New Comer)

  • SamRoy on April 8, 2013, 4:58 GMT

    Great list with the best batsman in the country missing from it. Do the selectors expect India to do well in England if Pujara doesn't play? We all saw how good Kohli and especially Yuvraj was against the white moving ball against Pakistan in late December, early January.

  • on April 8, 2013, 4:31 GMT

    Parvez Rasool is an excellent talent.. I have seen him play.. He is a wonderful bowler and in the batting dept. he is classy as well. He scored most no. of runs for Jammu and Kashmir this season. In short he is a wonderful allrounder. He also plays for Pune Warriors India, although not given a chance so far. Hopefully he will impress very soon!

  • Fast_Track_Bully on April 8, 2013, 4:21 GMT

    @KiwiRocker-. So as per your prediction India will bowled out under 50 or 100 against might Pakistan and SA, right? As long as our batsmen are not capable as per you and our bowlers are not good enough we will lost the matches, right? Hope you will be here after those matches...how many times we have seen these type of comments from you before almost every match. And your predictions were correct! Bravo!

  • vishesh78 on April 8, 2013, 3:56 GMT

    Guys let's look at the bigger picture. No doubt Vijay & Dhawan (only 1 innings) had a good series against Australia, do you really think they can face Steyn, Philander and Morkel? SA attack is the best in the world and 100 time better than the current Australian attack. Both of them don't have the technique to face them (unless SA keep on feeding Dhawan on offstump like Aussies). Agreed Rohit has failed but he can face those bowlers as he has the right technique. He plays hook shot better than all Indian batsman including Tendulkar. We should try him tests or may be send him for SA A tour. Rahane proved that he does not have the right technique in facing incoming deliveries from fast bowlers and now everyone has suddenly stopped supporting him. Manoj has not got chances but he is not good either. But all thsi while we still keep on bashing one man. Lets grow up and see what resources we have before reacting!!! I too agree that excluding Pujara was not a good decision. He is Mr. Dravid

  • shashikumar.d.27 on April 8, 2013, 3:48 GMT

    it would have been a better side if Sehwag was in the probables ,Pujara will be make his debue in the big stage for sure.i don't think it is a great think to select M.Vijay for the ODIS in the bowling it will be B.Kumar,I.Sharma,V.Kumar,IR.Pathan,Shami,Ashwin&jadeaja D.Karthick will be the reserved wicket kepeer .Dhawan and U.Chand will have wait for their debues, Yuvraj , ,Jadeaja ,Virat ,I.Sharma are going to be the trumph cards for MSD

  • SRAM20 on April 8, 2013, 3:10 GMT

    Superb... I would also love to see Gautam Gambhr dropped from the 15. This selection panel is brave and doing a very good job. The Patil influence seems to be working. And I am not upset at Pujara not going. Let him get ready for SA by going there with the A-team. This should be the 15 for India:

    Vijay, Dhawan, Rahane, Kohli, Tiwary, Yuvraj, Raina, Dhoni, Jadeja, Ashwin, Bhuvaneshwar, Ishant, Yadav, Irfan, Shami Ahmed

  • krishindian on April 8, 2013, 2:24 GMT

    my team for champions trophy batsmans gauti vijay kohli raina yuvi all rounders rasool jadeja saxena wicket keepers mahi karthik bowlers yadav ishi bhuvi praveen amit

  • hayagriva on April 8, 2013, 1:15 GMT

    Dropping Sehwag and Harbhajan makes complete sense... But Zaheer!!! Our bowling department needs experienced performers who can mentor and groom the future generation. Ishant Sharma is not that material. Only Zaheer can do this, as he is a seasoned campaigner. I think the BCCI is making a grave mistake omitting him from this team.

  • PSYGangnam on April 7, 2013, 23:28 GMT

    Out with the old and in with the youngsters - well that is where the future is and that is the right direction, any one over 30 should be earning their spot, any talented players in the 20's age bracket should be given more opportunity !

  • on April 7, 2013, 17:55 GMT

    To be sacked, Virendra Sehwag is a good decision. Even I am a diehard fan of him, but sometimes to be given a hard time to someone is good rather than have them without any worth. This bad time will work for sehwag and he will try on his cricket to get back himself in the team. Champion's trophy is second most reputed tournament in world cricket in One day games. If you check out the performances of sehwag in england in last year, this tour would be disaster for him. Now he is not in the team, it means someone's carrier is on stake on this tour. The talented openers of India will show flopped show there and it will help sehwag to regain his position in team if he does well in IPL.

  • Temuzin on April 7, 2013, 16:56 GMT

    I am happy that selectors have pruned some old legs. Sehwag, Harbhajan and Zaheer leak more runs on the field than they make when bat. Zaheer and Harbhajan have become tooth less bowlers. Including them is sure recipe for disaster. These gentlemen along with Sachin and Gambhir were reasons for India's 8-0 loss. Since all of them except Sachin were not selected. India could include good talent and win the series 4-0 against Australia.

    Gambhir and rohit Sharma should not have been a part of 30. Hopefully selectors will not take them in 15. Vijay, Dhawan and Chand are excellent openers and are future.

    Selectors are doing right thing by sending Pujara and other test players to SA to play on those wickets before the next series.

  • I_m_AKS on April 7, 2013, 12:57 GMT

    My 15 men will be: dhoni, virat, gambhir, yuvi, raina, chand, rahane/dhawan, jadeja, ashwin, irfan, bhuvi, umesh, shami, mishra/rasool, ishant, tiwary.

  • on April 7, 2013, 12:16 GMT

    Pujara isn't in the squad because he's going on an A-Team Tour to South Africa in preparation of the Test Series. If the two don't clash he may be in the Champions Trophy, if they do, he's going to South Africa, because priorities.

  • on April 7, 2013, 11:52 GMT

    Its sad that now even ODIs are being looked at like T20s. Otherwise how does one explain Cheteswar Pujara missing the 30s list. Did the selectors see the Irani trophy this year?? Pujara was the best batsman in that tournament and he is the best batsman right now in whole of India and he is not there even in top 30. Seriously Indian cricket is going in darker path.

  • on April 7, 2013, 11:22 GMT

    Seriously selectors? Sehwag is out because his performance was not good in his previous matches? Okay I understand that, but on what basis Rohit Sharma is on the squad? My 15 members squad would be - 1. Shikhar Dhawan 2. Gautam Gambhir 3. Murali Vijay 4. Virat Kohli 5. Yuvraj Singh 6. Suresh Raina 7. MS Dhoni (c) 8. Ambati Rayudu 9. Dinesh Karthik 10. Irfan Pathan 11. R Ashwin 12. B Kumar 13. Parvez Rasool 14. Umesh Yadav 15. Shami Ahmed

  • on April 7, 2013, 9:23 GMT

    Dont understand why Gautam Gambhir Again???? What has he done after being dropped???? No signs of consistence. T20 form cannot be taken into account for sure. His technical flaws needs to be worked upon, performance should be consistent enough to pave his way back into reckoning. Though it is only probable list id like to see all youngsters have a healthy competition and a hard fought position of theirs. All this if India needs a chance/stand to win/retain 2015 WC. Frankly fed up with Gautam Gambhir and also Yuvraj Singh a little who should not take his place for granted given the bench strength India has shown in the past couple of years. Greatness is reckoning the youngsters who are hungry, potentially professional in approach and aggressive in batting, bowling and fielding. Would love to see a young, hungry, spirited and above all AGGRESSIVE Indian unit on the field atleast for ODI's here on.

  • siva_razzz on April 7, 2013, 9:13 GMT

    First off all our selection committe is too worst too loose sehwag like player. What is the use of Rohit Sharma, is he having any great past records that he is able to win the matches. Don't play politics in the cricket matches selectors including Captain because 90% indians live & love against cricket than other sports. Don't spoil it . Through out Rohit sharma from the team and get back Sehwag to the team the play , the shots which makes the opposition to cause fear. He is the rider of the run rate.

  • on April 7, 2013, 8:50 GMT

    This was expected sooner or later, it is good that Indian selectors are looking for Merit and talent, Sewag had very tough and rough days along with Zaheer, if we have some young talents who can change the matches then should go ahead with merit. Bhaji is coming back well and could be looked in future, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav will be in tight situation for the selection. Plenty of movements will be offered for the bowlers and Irfan Pathan, Ishwar Pandey, B Kumar and P Kumar stands infront and a bit pace will be offered by Umesh Yadav. Pujara should have been considered though he is not technically sound but he finds new techniques to counter the bowlers. I consider this as a decent selection rather than looking on old performance, its time for the selection group for the 2015 world cup..................thx

  • Great_Chucker on April 7, 2013, 8:36 GMT

    @Kiwirocker why worry abt Indian team when Pak was thrashed in SA recently...every one knows how pathetic your captain Hafeez is against swing bowling

  • Hardy_1984 on April 7, 2013, 8:15 GMT

    All of us knows Dhoni's hand behind this selection, he don't want Shewag , Harbhajan and Zaheer in the squad. This is a clear message to these players, it is very hard for them to make comeback, i think BCCI will only give them last chance to play. So, it's understood their career almost over and Dhoni thinking his rising stars are 'Vijay, Sir Jadeja, Ashwin, & Raina" (LOL). So, far only talented players are Kohli and Pujara. Yuvraj has some time to play, whenever he will stop performing, they will throw him out as well from the national squad. Sachin is on the way of retirement from TEST matches and then we will see and rate, how India will play in other countries. I am sure Gambhir will make comeback soon, he is talented player. Surely, everyone will keep their eye's on SA series. From my point of view they rattle the Indian batting line up.

  • squarepeg on April 7, 2013, 8:08 GMT

    Some players get their names in just on long time past records. Irfan Pathan, Rayudu playing against world-class opponents!!!! Yuvraj, Tiwary, Ishant are all well below their own standards. India has a paucity of international calibre players.

  • PILLAI.... on April 7, 2013, 7:46 GMT

    kholi,dhoni,dhawan,vijay,pathan,ashwin,raina,yuvi,rayadu,karthik,jadeja, bhuvineshwar,yadav,p kumar,parveez rasool or sreesanth(15 member squad)

    sreesanth should given a chance... and am shocking to see zaheer is not included.

  • on April 7, 2013, 7:32 GMT

    A lot of players are really included only for the camp to make up the practice numbers :) For a squad of fifteen, you have 1 Captain MSD, 3 Middle Order Yuvi, Raina & Kohli, 1 Spinner Ashwin, 1 Allrounder Jadeja, 2 Qicks Ishant & Bhuvi - total of 8 spots fixed, ruling out injury. Competition is for three playing slots, Two Opening (4 contenders), One Middle Order ( 6 contenders). For the four travelling spots team will carry one extra opener, one extra middle order, two seamers. All the best to Saha & Karthik!

  • adityakrish7 on April 7, 2013, 7:32 GMT

    1. gambhir 2. dhawan 3. kohli 4. yuvraj 5. raina 6. msd 7. sirjadeja 8. i.pathan 9. ashwin 10. bhuvneshwar 11. umesh yadav..12th man the inconsistent vijay..he will have no clue playing in seam friendly English conditions..very little hope that he would succeed there!!

  • Md.QAMAR on April 7, 2013, 6:55 GMT

    My Probable 1. Shikhar Dhawan, 2. Gautam Gambhir,3. Virat Kohli4. Yuvraj Singh, 5. Suresh Raina 6. Mahendra Singh Dhoni, 7. Ravindra Jadeja 8. Irfan Pathan 9. Ravichandran Ashwin 10. Bhuvneshwar Kumar 11. Ishant Sharma

    and Remaining Squad 1. Rohit Sharma 2. Dinesh Karthik 3. Parvez Rasool 4. Shami Ahmed

  • on April 7, 2013, 6:46 GMT

    If the authority had guts to drop seniors like Sewahg,Bhaaji and Zahir why not Yuvraj and Pravinkumar.....Yuvraj has been given enough chances as comeback yet he failed to perform...fitness wise he is not as he used to be....yes my reservation for Irfan Pathan as well as lot others new face are of enough ability to replace him...however though reason given for Poojara as he may lead to South Africa I feel this is unjustified a great proved talent and could have given him and us chance to see him perform in english conditions ...thank GOD selectors have atlast understood to bring in new talents and wishfully say thank you oldies......all the best to new comers

  • on April 7, 2013, 6:43 GMT

    kiwirocker you must be sleepwalking if you think umar gul is still a top bowler in cricket today and hostile bowler lol

  • cricketlover89 on April 7, 2013, 6:36 GMT

    Hats off to you selectors. These brave decisions were absent for a while in the past and that was evident when india lost in aus and eng.. This is the right way to go.. You either perform or perish, even if he is sehwag or bhaji. Bhaji doesnt even deserve a mention here, he shd go back to ranji and learnt his forgotten trick of picking wickets. As for sehwag, he was given a very long and extended run, with so many young players performing and being benched, its hard for sehwag to make a comeback... Thanks for your service to indian cricket Sehwag, I bow before you.

  • seanL on April 7, 2013, 6:34 GMT

    My South african team for champions trophy, 1. H. Gibbs, 2. Gream smith (C), 3.H.Amla, 4. AB Devliers, 5. J. Kallis, 6. JP Dumini(if he is ok)/otherwise F. Du plesis 7. R. Peterson, 8. J. Botha/Vander merve, 9. VD Philander, 10. D. steyn, 11. M. Morkel if they have this they can easily lift the trophy for the first time look that batting card, upto no.10 every one can bat 3 bowlers & 2 spinners in the team, no team doesn't have this balance & strongest batting line up

  • on April 7, 2013, 6:26 GMT

    The people who have commented here,are they blind or what...It is clearly written that Pujara will be captain of the Indian A Team for the tour to South Africa,which will be vital for the preparation before the test series there and if the dates do not clash,he will be selected more or less for champions trophy.Also this is a probable list,the final fifteen can have inclusions from outside this list as well.Seriously people dont have patience to sit and read properly.The selectors have balanced both the needs of champions trophy and the Indian A tour which is vital as well

  • on April 7, 2013, 6:13 GMT

    Surprised to see Zaheer out of the team..They need some expereinced players in the ENglis Seaming conditions..But since its an ODI format,theycam make up..but still feel so the side couldnt golong in the tournament :(

  • scaceventura on April 7, 2013, 5:58 GMT

    Karthik/Shikhar, Gambhir, Kohli, Yuvi, Dhoni, Raina, Tiwary/Jadeja, Ashwin, Bubhaneshwar Kumar, Praveen/Shammi/Ishaant, Umesh

    My 11 or 15.....

  • on April 7, 2013, 5:44 GMT

    1. M Vijay, 2. Shikhar Dhawan, 3. Virat Kohli, 4. Yuvraj Singh, 5. Suresh Raina, 6. MS Dhoni, 7. Ravindra Jadeja, 8. R Ashwin, 9. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 10. Umesh Yadav, 11. Shami Ahmed, 12. Ajinkya Rahane, 13. Unmukt Chand, 14. Wriddhiman Saha, 15. Praveen Kumar, 16. Jalaj Saxena,

  • on April 7, 2013, 5:44 GMT

    Sreesanth hasn't done too badly after his return to competitive cricket after a long lay off. He has done reasonably well, hasn't gone for runs, and he bowls a perfect length and at a reasonably good pace. I think the selectors are hell-bent on not selectiing him, so however, well he performs, he will never be given a look in again. Looking at the probables, he should definitely have been there, if not in the final 15.

  • seanL on April 7, 2013, 5:17 GMT

    My West indies team for champions trophy Chris Gayle (C) R. Sharwan Chanderpaul M. Samuwels Dwyne Bravo (all rounder) K. Pollard D. Ramdin (wk) S. Narayan S. Benn Fidel edwards Jereme Taylor Dwane smith (12th player) Try this team then no one can stop WI

  • suvopartho on April 7, 2013, 4:14 GMT

    Why Ajinka in the choice again. He could show his talent very rarely in International games. Surprising to see him getting chances again and again.

  • KiwiRocker- on April 7, 2013, 3:14 GMT

    Poor Indian fans seem to think that Puajara has been left out for SA 'A' tour. It makes no sense. This has got to be one of the worse selections by any Indian selection panels and mind you, they had few. Why would you leave Pujara out when India is in a group that has two of the strongest bowling unit in world ( Pakistan and SA). Who is going to hold India's inning together? Suresh .Gautam Gambhir can not score on flat wickets, what would he do in English conditions in June? Murali Vijay is tried, tested and failed. So,Indian's top order will be made up of inexperienced players against hostile bowling of Dale Styen, Morek, Kleinvelt, Junaid Khan, Irfan, and Umer Gul...Middle order will have sitting ducks like Yuvraj and Raina ( as their past record shows in England) Why leave Sehwag out?. Bowling wise,Zaheer Khan is fentastic in English conditions. Why leave him out? What exactly Dinda and Shami as they run hard and bowl same thing again& again.Most laughable selection is Irfan Pathan!

  • NairAJ11 on April 7, 2013, 3:01 GMT

    England wud be seaming conditions so shd go with B Kumar, I Pathan, Praveen/Vinay kumar, Ishant Sharma and Shami Ahmed/Umesh yadav.

  • AnmolG on April 7, 2013, 2:58 GMT

    1. Shikhar Dhawan 2. Ajinkya Rahane 3. Virat Kohli 4. Yuvraj Singh 5. Manoj Tiwary 6. Suresh Raina 7. MS Dhoni 8. R Ashwin 9. Irfan Pathan 10. Praveen Kumar 11. Shami Ahmed Subs: Jajaj S Saxena Ravindra Jadeja Ishant Sharma and either Kedar Jadhav (great stats) or Saha (best wicketkeeper in the country) as an injury back-up the selectors should do with gambhir what they have done with sehwag for jadeja, he should be used as sub, because yuvi, raina, kohli and even dhawan bowl well selectors should throw away their spat with Praveen and include him; one of the most talented bowlers

  • on April 7, 2013, 1:46 GMT

    M.S.Dhoni(c),kohli,dhawan,raina,yuvraj,rahane,monoj tiwary,jadeja,rassol,ashwin,amit mishra,pathan,umesh yadav,shami ahmed,B.kumar,ishant

  • on April 7, 2013, 0:56 GMT

    Its of no use to get Viru and Bajji... We can atleast look at using Zak as a bowling advisor. he would be very handy in those conditions. Pujara missing.... surprise :-(

  • on April 7, 2013, 0:37 GMT

    India will need at least three genuine fast bowlers. My picks are Bhuvneshwar, Dinda and Shami.

  • PratUSA on April 7, 2013, 0:33 GMT

    Sandeep Patil committee has beginning to impress me. To name Pujara for SA A tour is right move. I never understood why Praveen Kumar was ever dropped and good to see him back in contention. There is definitely a purpose and direction new selection panel is working on and it is heartening to see.

  • on April 6, 2013, 23:05 GMT

    The highest wicket taker in the World Cup is suddenly no good any more. Interesting and surprising.

  • landl47 on April 6, 2013, 22:43 GMT

    Nice to see India building a new side. This might not be a winning team at this time, especially in English conditions, but these young players need experience if they are to be the stars of the future.

  • fr600 on April 6, 2013, 22:34 GMT

    Very good decision. Some people just don't deserve a place.

  • kunal.1 on April 6, 2013, 20:36 GMT

    Shikhar Dhawan, Murli Vijay, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Manoj Tiwari, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Dinesh Karthik, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Irfan Pathan, Ashok Dinda, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav. my pick. Surprise to see no pragyan ojha!!!

  • Cricketfan101 on April 6, 2013, 20:04 GMT

    For Me Two Key Players Missing Sreesanth-Good Argressive Bowler Pujara -Solid Batsmen

  • on April 6, 2013, 20:02 GMT

    All Rounder - Jadeja Batting - Yuvraj Batting - Virat Batting - Ajinka Batting - Gambhir Batting - Raina Batting - Dhawan Batting - Vijay Bowling - Fast - Ishant Bowling - Fast - Vinay Bowling - Fast - Bhuvaneshkumar Bowling - Fast - Dinda Bowling - Spinner - Ashwin Wk - Dhoni Wk - Dinesh Karthik

  • naren.tcn on April 6, 2013, 20:01 GMT

    Selectors have again taken a bold step by not including Sehwag. Good to see they do not go by the past laurels of a cricketer these days. But all this appreciation goes for a toss when I see the name Rohit Sharma. He is just too unlucky for himself and the people around him. A bad omen of sorts. btw my team would be....

    1) Dhawan/Unmukt

    2) Gambhir/Pujara (Gambhir given 1st priority. should be swapped in case does not perform in the early games)

    3) Kohli

    4) Raina

    5) Yuvraj

    6) Dhoni

    7) Jadeja

    8) Ashwin

    9) Bhuvaneshwar

    10) Umesh/parvez rasool

    11) Praveen kumar/Pathan(pathan only if they feel the need for an extra batsman)

  • Nppinte on April 6, 2013, 19:28 GMT

    Great move with Pujara- keeping him for the SA A tour, but disappointed they did not do that with Vijay, Dhawan and Umesh Yadav.. Need these players fit and firing to stand a chance against SA.

  • on April 6, 2013, 18:47 GMT

    Shikhar Dhawan, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, R Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Vinay Kumar.

  • on April 6, 2013, 18:28 GMT

    For the 1st time (perhaps), BCCI has shown some brains (I assume), by keeping Pujara for South Africa A Tour, keeping in mind that India would be having a critical Test Series there soon after the Champions League.. And the Fans are complaining!! && report says that in case, the dates don't clash, Pujara could be considered.. I firmly believe this is the way to go.. The SA Test Series, 8 months down the line is crucial, & Pujara could be pivotal there!!

  • vigneshvinu on April 6, 2013, 17:29 GMT

    1. Dhawan 2.Gambhir 3. Raina 4. Dhoni 5 . jadeja 6. Kohli 7. Rayudu 8. Irfan 9. Bhuvanesh 10. Dinda 11. Ishant 12. Ashwin 13. Umesh yadav 14. Manoj 15. Parvaz rasool

  • nandisht on April 6, 2013, 17:17 GMT

    Selectors are proving themselves wrong by not picking Pujara..first, you pick him in the 15, then you don't give him a game, and then you drop him from the 30!! So whatever was the logic of picking him up is conflicting with the opinion of not picking him up! Selectors seriously need to get clarity of thought on what they want!! give someone a proper chance!

  • on April 6, 2013, 17:09 GMT

    I don't like the selection. You must include Zaheer in English conditions. bowling is the weakest part of our team and you are not including the best bowler. it's shame....

  • on April 6, 2013, 16:46 GMT

    As mentioned that they keep on giving Rohit Sharma chance after chance after chance and he keeps on bombing. He is just a decent fielder , useless bowler and totally useless batsmen. Why drop Shewag when he has proved his worth for India time and time again. Blinking Selectors wake up from your dhoun

  • on April 6, 2013, 16:44 GMT

    I think Munaf Patel could have featured in that list. He looks fit and bowls wicket-to-wicket with effective slow cutters. Also he has a very good yorker. Hopefully will be bowling well in the IPL. AND please someone tell me why do we still see that name 'Rohit Sharma'. Every second series is his comeback series. Even out of form Sehwag is a better recruit than him. If he is SO talented, make him regular in India A.

  • on April 6, 2013, 16:41 GMT

    Seems fine except Munaf and Pujara's absence. Munaf's control and extra bounce usually adds an extra dimension to the bowling.

  • on April 6, 2013, 16:35 GMT

    gautam ghambier (c), virat kohli, rohit sharma,suresh raina,murali vijay,yuvarj sing,irfan pathan, ambati rayudu,r aswin, buvaneswar kumar,,sayed ahmed.

    sub:ms dhoni,umesh yadav,tiwari

  • binu.emiliya on April 6, 2013, 16:33 GMT

    Dhawan pujara kohli yuvi raina dhoni jadeja irfan buvi aswin praveen/ishanth

  • varunn.bhardwaj on April 6, 2013, 16:28 GMT

    The only reason for not including Pujara and sending him to South Africa instead might be because BCCI wants him to get an idea of South African pitches before India's tour to South Africa later this year but again the pitches apart from weather are somewhat the same in England And South Africa so I don't think it really matters.Instead they should have focused more on winning the final edition of Champions Trophy..Good to see them blooding young guns though..Go India Go..

  • on April 6, 2013, 16:10 GMT

    Ishwar, a welcome inclusion; however Pujara's absence in this list is a surprise.

  • on April 6, 2013, 16:10 GMT

    dropping veeru, zack & bhajji is good idea but can't understand y pujara is not in list he is very sound in technique & we need a batsman of his quality 2 bat through innings on one end he must have a place instead of useless rohit sharma who is good 4 nothing. rest r ok we can win this trophy & we must as may be this is last time this is going 2 happen.

  • JustAnObservation on April 6, 2013, 15:58 GMT

    If Sehwag and Zaheer's performances are checked by our Selectors, why are the records of Ishant and Rohit Sharma NEVER checked. They are always automatically selected, irrespective of performance!! Can anyone suggest why? Atleast the records of the two stalwarts are much better and can be checked on this website.

  • vimal03 on April 6, 2013, 15:33 GMT

    I don't believe that Sehwag, Harbhajan, and Zaheer are not deserved to be in the 30 men squad. None of the players in the Indian side for champion trophy have good overseas record. Especially asvin and jadeja are not going to perform well in English soil.

  • on April 6, 2013, 15:21 GMT

    MSD,Gambhir,kohli,yuvraj,raina,Tiwary,jadeja,ashwin,buvanesh,Ishant,Shami,vijay or dhawan,praveen,Rasool

    Dis s d squad fr ICC Champions trophy 2013:)

  • on April 6, 2013, 14:59 GMT

    1.Vijay 2.Gambhir 3.Dhawan 4.Kohli 5.Yuvraj 6.Rohit/Rahane 7.Tiwary 8.Jadeja 9.Ashwin 10.Dhoni 11.Karthik 12.Bhuvneshwar 13.Irfan 14.Yadav/Praveen 15.Ishant/Shami

  • on April 6, 2013, 14:57 GMT

    My XI: Gambhir, Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj, M Tiwary, Raina, Dhoni, Irfan Pathan, R Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, B Kumar.

    Substitutes: W Saha, Rahane, Shami Ahmed, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra

  • Al_Bundy1 on April 6, 2013, 14:20 GMT

    Good to see that so many youngsters have been selected. Shami, Bhuvi, Ishwar, and Sid Kaul are our future pace bowlers. Hopefully Zaheer Khan can get fit before the South Africa series so that he can guide these youngsters. Ishant Sharma has played 50 test matches for India, but still bowls like a rookie. Parvez Rasool, Jalaj Saxena are our future spin all rounders. Kudos to this Selection committee - they are thinking about the future!!!

  • Nampally on April 6, 2013, 13:44 GMT

    India's batting was very poor during the Indian last tour of England. India failed to get 300 total on their last tour. Only a technically sound batsman like Dravid succeeded. Considering this obvious point, one batsman who walks into the team before anyone is Pujara. I am very surprised that the Selectors still "don't Get it". Amongst the list of 4 opener, Mukund is high on my list because he played in England & got 47 runs in a Test. Gambhir has failed consistently poking at balls outside the off stump. Replace Gambhir with Mukund. My choice of top 5 batsmen in England: Vijay, Mukund/Dhawan, Pujara, Kohli, Tiwary. India must focus first on batting if they can put up any show at all. Amongst seamers Yadev, B.Kumar, P.Kumar will do well. Sandeep Sharma would have been an excellent addition with his huge swing. Focus on Batting + 3 good seamers. Jadeja & Ashwin may be the 2 spinners. If Dhoni focuses on all rounders India will fail. Go with specialists who can produce results on field.

  • devil_in_details on April 6, 2013, 13:41 GMT

    regarding my earlier comment, on second thought Vijay may get the place ahead of dhawan in the playing 11 to partner Gambhir if management decides to go for a left right opening combination and for the greater experience of vijay.

  • on April 6, 2013, 13:29 GMT

    My Final 15 are

    1. Shikhar Dhawan,2. Gautam Gambhir, 3. Virat Kohli, 4.Yuvraj Singh,5. Suresh Raina,6. Shami Ahmed,7.Irfan Pathan. , 8.Ambati Rayudu,9. MS Dhoni,10.Manoj Tiwary,11. R Ashwin, 12. Ravindra Jadeja, 13.Ishant Sharma,14. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 15. Umesh Yadav,

  • on April 6, 2013, 13:29 GMT

    Pujara certainly is among the top 30 ODI players in the country and does deserve his ODI chance, but I don't mind it much if he's not picked for the CT, if that means he wold be going to South Africa with the A team, as that would give him an opportunity to have an idea about the conditions, and the kind of approach he'll have to adopt in the test series at the end of the year.

  • on April 6, 2013, 13:24 GMT

    Leaving out Pujara is not fair.. India's Haseem Amla...

  • timohyj on April 6, 2013, 13:23 GMT

    zaheer should have been picked. Some people have very short memories and he wasn't even bowling badly when he was dropped. However, it is a good move to send pujara to SA to get experience in those conditions before the test series.

  • devil_in_details on April 6, 2013, 13:18 GMT

    A good batch of 30 so kudos to Mr Patil & co. I think Indian cricket is blessed with great depth of young talent. Unlikely that there would be drastic changes to the team. Being the no 1 in One dayers, the Indian team has been stable for some time. The only changes likely are dhawan in place of sehwag and two of unmesh/ishant/dinda/shami being selected. The likely 15 are gambhir,dhawan, kohli,yuvaraj, raina, dhoni, jadeja, ashwin, bhuvi, unmesh, ishant making the first 11, with vijay, rahane/tiwari, dinda and irfan as back up.Would like tiwari to replace yuvi in the playing 11 though given that yuvi is still recovering from his illness.

  • on April 6, 2013, 13:18 GMT

    Good Selection! Atleast 30 probables are selected thinking future in mind, only missing is Pujara. Dinesh Karthick and Rohit Sharma are lucky guys. Stuart Binny require a chance. PK, BK, Pathan will be handful in English conditions. Sandhu, Binny, Madanlal, Amarnath and Kapil Dev brought world cup in 1983 and non of them were of express pace. Indian team should be Rahane, Gambhir, Kohli, yuvraj, Raina, Dhoni, Ashwin, Pathan, BK, PK, Jadeja, Yadav, Shami, Tiwary, Saha, Dhavan.

  • on April 6, 2013, 13:18 GMT

    Glad to see Ishwar Pandey and Ambati Rayadu get into the prelims. Both are very impressive. Ishwar can swing the ball both ways.

  • BBrianBlair on April 6, 2013, 13:17 GMT

    I think they don't really need to name a specialist spinner in Amit Mishra. Yusuf Pathan should be in there instead.

  • on April 6, 2013, 13:13 GMT

    ya good to see rohith sharma once again in the team my 11 will be:1.gambir 2.rohith 3.virat 4.yuvraj 5.raina 6.dhoni 7.jadeja 8.aswin 9.buvaneshwar 10.praveen 11.umesh yadav

  • on April 6, 2013, 13:07 GMT

    my team is 1.vijay,2.dhawan,3.kholi,4.raina,5.yuvraj,6,dhoni,7.jadeja,8.ashwin,9.irfan pathan,10.buvanesh Kumar,11.s ahamed

  • on April 6, 2013, 13:04 GMT

    1.Rahane 2.Dhawan 3.Kohli 4.Yuvraj 5.Raina 6.Dhoni 7.Jaddu 8.Ashwin 9.Shami Ahmed 10.Bhuvi 11.Yadav

    there is my team

  • on April 6, 2013, 12:54 GMT

    Ishwar, a welcome inclusion; however Pujara's absence in this list is a surprise.

  • on April 6, 2013, 12:36 GMT

    Very impressive selection , one thing this selection committee under Mr Sandip Patil has done is that it has maintained what it does , that is they believe only in performance and youth introduction policy.

    Good to see Ambati Raydu being in frame of selection as well as Manoj Tiwary and Irfan as well. Very balanced competent work by selectors . Also Pujara may just be included if A tour does not collide with it so another good decision by selection panel.

  • on April 6, 2013, 12:22 GMT

    My Playing Eleven will be: 1)Shikhar Dhawan 2) Rohit Sharma 3)Virat Kohli 4) MS Dhoni 5)S. Raina 6) Manoj Tiwary/Yuvraj singh 7) Irfan Pathan 8) R Jadeja 9) B Kumar 10) R Ashwin 11) Praveen Kumar

  • on April 6, 2013, 12:14 GMT

    Really pujara should have picked by selectors...its really unfair on pujara...and also how many times selectors give chance to rohit sharma...other thn tht its a good selection by selectors for champions trophy...

  • Cric_god_Sachin on April 6, 2013, 12:14 GMT

    Good to see India giving youngesters a chance and also basing their selection on performance - Its a side in the making for WC in Aus-NZ. I would still test Sehwag (for a final time) later on in WI tour though before showing him door for good. Also, Bhaji and Zak should be out for sure because we have good spinners and (real) pacers in the making now (Sudeep tyagi, V Aaron & Umesh Yadav).

  • half_blood-prince on April 6, 2013, 12:11 GMT

    They chose 5 to 6 spinners bt we will need pacers in eng. pankaj singh,r p ,sreesanth atleast should be in probables..

  • on April 6, 2013, 11:52 GMT

    I will include C.Pujara in 30 probables also & Rohit considered as a Opener Batsman.So my last 16 woulb be: Openers: 1- S.Dhawan 2- G.Gambhir 3- R.Sharma 4- A. Rahane Middle Order: 5- V.Kohli 6- Y.singh 7- S.Raina 8- M.Dhoni 9- C.Pujara 10. R.Ashwin 11. R.Jadeja 12- I.Pathan 13- B.Kumar 14- I.Sharma 15- S.Ahmed 16- U.Yadav

  • on April 6, 2013, 11:46 GMT

    this is unfortunate for viru and also for indians i hope viru come in his dasing style

  • on April 6, 2013, 11:40 GMT

    Good selection.. I wonder if adding harbhajan was worth it... Also I wonder where varun Aaron is

  • mcsdl on April 6, 2013, 11:15 GMT

    no matter which team India pick they will lose embarrasingly. Remember Pace, swing and bounce in English soil can make India look as ordinary as Bangladesh or even worse...!

  • on April 6, 2013, 11:10 GMT

    my team is 1.rahane,2.dhawan,3.kohli,4.yuvraj,5.raina,6.dhoni,7.jaddu,8.ashwin,9.irfan, 10.bhuvi,11.umesh yadav 12.shami ahmed 13.Dinesh karthick 14.manoj tiwary 15.ashok dinda

  • on April 6, 2013, 11:09 GMT

    why ajit agarkar not in the team...... he is too good than other fast bowler.....

  • on April 6, 2013, 10:54 GMT

    Why Rohit Sharma???I just do'nt get the selectors's obsession with Rohit Sharma,who does'nt deserve a chance at all....especially ahead of Chateshwar Pujara,who has'nt put a foot wrong throughout his cricket career.....I also do'nt see the need of Praveen Kumar unless Bhuvaneshwar Kumar is injured....Bhuvi is afterall a 5km faster version of Praveen Kumar.....I would suggest Sreesanth...especially because India's next test series is in SA, where Ishant is not so reliable and Sreesanth is at his deadliest best........Unmukt and Rayudu's inclusion are well appreciated though

  • on April 6, 2013, 10:53 GMT

    The ICC Champions Trophy 2013 1.Gautam Gambhir 2 Ajiyanka Rahane 3. Cheteshwer Pujara 4.Virat Kolhi 5.Yuvraj Singh 6.M.S.Dhoni (CAP / W.K.)7. Suresh Raina 8 Irfan Pathan 9. R.Ashwin 10.Bhubaneshwer Kumar 11. Umesh Yadav 12th man: Shami Ahmed 13.Praveen Kumar 14. Ravindra Jadeja 15. Unmukt Chand

  • aby_prasad on April 6, 2013, 10:52 GMT

    @Rasel Zilani...you're right man. Sehwag n Zahir are the best. We should pick em. We also should pick Kapil Dev and Srikkanth too , they are the greatest man! how can we not pick them then!. Aussies should pick merv hughes and mcdermott, england should pick chris lewis.pak shud pick javed n mushtaq. We should seriously invent time machine and just go back...or i got a better idea. Why not watch highlights of all the greatest players forever. Heck I dont think we should try out anything new ever again heh. Also it doesnt matter if their performance fail for..what just 100 matches/3 years?. Oh thats alright, cos they got a sticker on their bat that says they did something once and that sticker is the license to fail forever.They are gr8 arent they! so well that makes sense.This current selection dont make sense at all..guess with my mindset, ill never understand these things. Wish i could wake up though!

  • ajayverma.iitkgp on April 6, 2013, 10:26 GMT

    i think the guy who deserve a chance in current indian team is Ambati Rayudu. He is performing really well past years but never selected in any game. he has the stamina to play long and sencible inning and like pujara ha can hold inning together. He is very good at short ball too and in england, Indian batsman will be again tested by short balls. My playing eleven will as follow. 1. Shikhar Dhavan 2. Ajinkya Rahane 3. V Kohli 4. Suresh Raina 5. Yuvraj singh 6. Ambati Rayudu 7. MS Dhoni 8. B Kumar 9. I Sharma 10.Irfan Pathan 11. Parvez Rasool.

  • KingofSwag on April 6, 2013, 10:23 GMT

    As far as I am concerned, all senior players should be used, with 4/5 young players. Going by this strategy that the current board of selectors has used, where is Baba Aparjith?

  • pull_shot on April 6, 2013, 10:19 GMT

    I think pujara is left out to lead India A i south africa

  • gaalav on April 6, 2013, 10:17 GMT

    i can not even pick 16 out this bunch. so here are my final 13. Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina,MS Dhoni,Dinesh Karthik, R Ashwin,Ravindra Jadeja,Parvez Rasool, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashok Dinda, Umesh Yadav,Unmukt Chand,

  • moscowman on April 6, 2013, 10:17 GMT

    I do not know why Wriddhiman Saha is there? Who is is Godfather? he has done nothing in T20 with CSK. Better Dinesh Karthick. And Rohit too is a waste. Irfan is a spent force.And why this hurry in announcing the team? Normally it is done late. May be some players will do wonders in IPL6! Many things do not meet the eye!!

  • on April 6, 2013, 10:16 GMT

    My team would be: 1.Murli Vijay 2.shikhar Dhawan 3.Ajinkya Rahane 4.Unmukt Chand 5.Virat Kohli 6.Yuvraj singh 7.Suresh Raina 8.M.S.Dhoni 9.Irfan Pahan 10.R.Ashwin 11.Bhuveshwar Kumar 12.Praveen Kumar 13.Umesh Yadav 14.Amit Mishra 15.Shami Ahmed 16.Dinesh Kartik/Ambati Raydu

    As there is no chance for any player to get into a middle order so i would kept Rohit Sharma & Manoj Tiwary out of the team.Sir Ravindra Jadeja can't bat that's why he is out.Gambhir is not consistent with his batting and he is also slow in fielding.

  • on April 6, 2013, 10:14 GMT

    Selectors will regret nt selecting Sreesanth, Pujara... Overseas conditions r gonna b really tough for Domestic circuit players...

  • on April 6, 2013, 10:10 GMT

    what problem of indias selectors. I think Zahir and sehwag are the best in word. why they are not considered of champians trophy? In world cup ind vs Eng match zahir parformance.Thats not fair for zahir and sehwag.

  • on April 6, 2013, 10:06 GMT

    very good deceision..sehwag not in very good form..other player should be chance

  • shashikumar.d.27 on April 6, 2013, 10:03 GMT

    it will be a Great miss for Viru who is in out of fom, Pujara will make his odi debue i think india must go with shami,i.sharama,kumar,irfan,umesh,vinay in bowling. dhawan and pujara are two to most look out for.u.chand will have to wait for his debue,ash and zadu will be in the spin department,karthick will be get his spot as reserved wkt keeper

  • on April 6, 2013, 10:01 GMT

    Cheteshwar Pujara is a MUST in any 50 over match as he is a free scoring batsman with all the shots. It is about time he replaced someone like Rohit Sharma in the squad.

  • on April 6, 2013, 10:00 GMT

    Pujara and Ojha in India A before Senior India team tours to SA is a good move, I guess!

  • sv.arunkumar on April 6, 2013, 9:59 GMT

    My Pick will be off- M Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Ajinkya Rahane, , MS Dhoni, , Dinesh Karthik, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, , Shami Ahmed, Irfan Pathan, Praveen Kumar, Im sure This team will perform well, it has good combination in all fields......

  • on April 6, 2013, 9:57 GMT

    A Very Very Good Excellent Selection From Selectors Which Means Experience Players Will Do The The Fair Job Which Capacity They Would Have In Them.

  • JohnKJ on April 6, 2013, 9:51 GMT

    Good to see some new blood. Old and mature is good when it comes to wine not in competitive fast-paced cricket. It is about time you drop Gautham Gambhir and Rohith Sharma too. India's future lies in the hands of the young and fresh.

  • Z.Majid on April 6, 2013, 9:47 GMT

    Why no Pujara He plays better than some of the others

  • PeterJerome on April 6, 2013, 9:47 GMT

    Excellent choice of young guns chosen by the selectors. Fully agree with the selection, with some significant overseas tours coming up. (Hope Rahul Sharma is in consideration for the A Team to SA. He looks to me like a wrist spinner and could purchase good bounce on SA pitches). W.r.t the champion's Trophy, it is time for us fans to lower our expectations a bit. Lets give these guys a chance to fail, while the team is still in transition. They will surely be much better visitors next time around. Go Team India!

  • on April 6, 2013, 9:46 GMT

    How Robin Uthappa doesn't make it to the squad of 30 despite scoring 445(highest aggregate) runs at a strike rate of 110 is beyond me.

  • on April 6, 2013, 9:40 GMT

    my team is m vijay s dhawan kohali yuvraj raina ms jadeja irfan ashwin b kumar ishant manoj rasool dinda rohit

  • on April 6, 2013, 9:28 GMT

    CHAMPIONS TROPHY:My final 15/16 from this should be an automatic choice are Murli Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Manoj Tiwary, Parveez Rasool, MS Dhoni, R Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashok Dinda, Shami Ahmed, Irfan Pathan. Recently we all Cricket Pundits aware of the Indian team heroics against the Aussies without the services of Sehwag/Gambhir/Bhajji. So this is the best selection of the players who are available with their performance ON-FIELD.

  • hawk707 on April 6, 2013, 9:27 GMT

    For overseas matches india should consider the NATURAL short ball players. There are only 3 from the current 30 probables shikar, yuvraj, dhoni, rohit. Pujara must be included bcuz of his modern dravid like strength to stay at wicket gives more strength to team particulary in SA, AUS. Also Rohit must realize now to help team with his natural abilities instead of enjoying place in the team.

  • anisat on April 6, 2013, 9:27 GMT

    India squad 16 men squad 1 M Vijay,2 Shikhar Dhawan,3 Gautam Gambhir 4 Virat Kohli,5 Yuvraj Sing,6 suresh raina,7 ms dhoni 8 Ravindra Jadeja,9 Irfan Pathan 10 R Ashwin 11 Jalaj Saxena 12 Ishant Sharma,13 Bhuvneshwar Kumar 14Umesh Yadav 15 Praveen Kumar 16 dinesh karthick

  • on April 6, 2013, 9:26 GMT

    I have no idea what runless Rohit Sharma and wicketless Ishant Sharma are doing in the squad? How on earth can Pujara, with the heighest domestic one day average of 57 be ignored?! His injury is going to heal soon, so that's not the reason. Given the conditions in England, Pujara would have been handy. Looks like BCCI has no intentions of playing him in ODIs. I just hope that Rohit at least misses out on the last 15, or else India is a goner.

  • santo1980 on April 6, 2013, 9:26 GMT

    Team Rahanae, Dhawan, Gambhir, Virat, Yuvi, Raina, MSD, R.Jadeja, I.Pathan, R. Ashwin, A.Mishra, B.Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Shami Ahmad. Not a long tour so no need of 2nd keeper

  • phaktaa_tikit on April 6, 2013, 9:24 GMT

    Good to exclude Sehwag who to me is the biggest hype in the history of the game. Cant say much about Bhajji but selectors havent done a grt job ignoring Zak. In general, handling of Zak's case has been poor. He has lot of experience & on any day he is better than Ishant. He has the ability to early wickets which is vital in ODI & tests. Unfortunately he has been made a scapegoat for Eng's victory again India. Hope he gets selected for SA tour fr which India badly needs him.

  • mas2006 on April 6, 2013, 9:20 GMT

    Pujara will be the next Wall of India the Indian cricket , who was initially considered as a test player. Now if you see the record of Rahul Dravid he is in one of 6 or 7 players who scored 10000+ runs in both formats of the Game.

  • cric_J on April 6, 2013, 9:17 GMT

    For all of viru's lack of recent form , I still believe he should have been picked. On his day he can single handedly win matches for India. Moreover there is no surity that these young guns like Rayudu, Tiwari and Saha will do well ?? They have been very good in India but I am not at all sure they would be able to cope with the pace, swing and bounce of the English wickets.IF INDIAN PITCHES ARE NORTH POLE, ENGLISH PITCHES ARE SOUTH POLE.

    Also we have SA and Pakistan in our group and both teams have a very good pace attacks. The chances of these lads lasting long enough against Steyn and Morkel seem almost negligible.The selectors may well be regretting their choices in the batting department.

    The bowling selection looks fine though. Shami and Bhuvi have swung the ball pretty well in India so they should do better in Eng.All they would need would be to keep it simple and accurate and calm their nerves.And PK would be very good if gets his form back in time.

  • on April 6, 2013, 9:16 GMT

    I'm feeling sorry for the youngsters who have been selected in the 30 man list because the selection committee will select mostly the player who are playing in regular ODI and dhawan will make the debut that's will be the change. Final 15 will be M Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Manoj Tiwary, Ajinkya Rahane ,MS Dhoni, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Irfan Pathan.other might get a chance is dinesh karthik or rohit instead of manoj Tiwary.or change in bowling line infan and vinay might get a chance.other than that no changes in squad.The selection committee has planned the squad now itself. only dhawan will make his debut.

  • on April 6, 2013, 9:13 GMT

    @Shaktiamar i agree that Pujara deserves better, BUT, i absolutely do not agree with you including Suresh Raina in the list of those who failed. Suresh Raina was the highest run-getter in the England ODI Series, and did decent enough in the Ranji Trophy, not to forget his century in the Irani Cup game, and if you still think he doesn't deserve a spot, then i don't know what more to talk... I am just confused. If anyone is being offered more chances despite failing, it's Gambhir. He is woefully out of form, or he is just not playing to his potential.

  • on April 6, 2013, 9:04 GMT

    people pujara is injured that is the reason why he is not there in the probables list, think before u write

  • jack_hobbs on April 6, 2013, 8:59 GMT

    I wanted Ishank Jaggi to be picked, having an average of 52 in List A cricket..

  • on April 6, 2013, 8:59 GMT

    my xi murali vijay , dhawan , kohli , raina , yuvraj , dhoni , jadeja , r ashwin , bhuvaneshwar kumar , ishant sharma , umesh yadhav

  • on April 6, 2013, 8:54 GMT

    its good to see amit misra getting a chance. he is the one who should get more chances than ojha and piyush. pujara is the key player for south africa series , its a good decision to keep him focus on those pitches .

  • on April 6, 2013, 8:50 GMT

    As per my view......the order is 1)M.Vijay 2)Dhawan 3)Kohli 4)Yuvi 5)S.Raina 6)M.S 7)Jadeja 8)Ifran Pathan 9)Ashwin 10)Bhuvanesh 11)Ishan Sharma BENCH player- Rahane , Vinay Kumar , Manoj Tiawry , A.Mishra

  • DevWorah on April 6, 2013, 8:47 GMT

    Why does Rohit Sharma get another chance. He should be replaced by Sehwag.

  • Ranta on April 6, 2013, 8:47 GMT

    Just saw champions Trophy fixture.

    Group B

    India

    Pakistan

    South Africa

    West Indies

    Every match will be a cracker. Fast seeming English conditions. Pace friendly. Who are our best suited batters to tackle such conditions ? And who are our best bowlers to exploit such conditions ? How many spinners should be in team ? Pick team now ? What your 15 on these basis

  • Aju.Nair on April 6, 2013, 8:40 GMT

    This is bad team selection..I dont understand why they dropped Pujara..He is one of the technically best batsman in Indian side....I am happy to see Sidharth Kaul and Parveez Rasool in the side..Why no Naman Ojha..We had given many chances to Saha before..Naman Ojha deserved a chance..After performing through out well in the season Why no Kerala players ? Sachin Baby,Rohan Prem,Sandeep Warrier deserved a place in the 30 man squad...Also Karnataka's Karun Nair if you are looking for the future..Happy to see U.Chand atleast..K. Jadhav's selection also is good as he performed really good last season..Again Why No Abhishek Nayar ? After performing very well in Ranji this season..I would like to add this one more time , Please dont groom Pujara only as a test player..Pujara has the potential to play three formats ..PLEASE dont waste this person's talent....Selectors please rethink when you announce the final squad...Godspeed...

  • on April 6, 2013, 8:40 GMT

    whr is Sreesanth?????.......why is he not part of 30 probables

  • on April 6, 2013, 8:39 GMT

    U Chand should be picked

  • on April 6, 2013, 8:39 GMT

    inian 16 squad for champions trophy...

    unmukt chand, dhawan, ghambir, virat kohli, yuvi,dhoni, irfan/raina,ashwin,umesh,bhuvneshwar,praveen/ishant

    extra: ravindra jadeja,ajinkya rahane, dinesh karthik, manoj tiwari ,ishwar pandey

  • on April 6, 2013, 8:39 GMT

    Pujara not in this list !! OMG india is surely gng to suffer in those english conditions he is the right kind of player who will add stability to the team when wickets tumble . Rohit sharma must be the luckiest SoB in the entire world !! ....

  • sachin_thegr8 on April 6, 2013, 8:39 GMT

    my final squad would be: msd,gauti,vijay,dhawan,chand,kohli,raina,ravindra jadeja,ashwin,bhuvi,ishant,yadav,irfan,ajinkya,yuvraj, 2nd wk dinesh karthik

  • Ranta on April 6, 2013, 8:34 GMT

    Vijay/Gauti, Dhawan

    Virat, Yuvi, Suresh, Rohit, Manoj or Rahane

    MS

    Ashwin

    Jadeja,

    Ishant, Bhuvi, Dinda, Umesh, Shami or Irfan

  • Rakesh_padma on April 6, 2013, 8:32 GMT

    As per my view Champions League Team Palying XI's are 1. Unmukt Chand 2. Shikhar Dhawan 3. Virat Kohli 4. Yuvraj 5. Suresh Raina 6. Ravindra jadeja 7. MS Dhoni 8. Ravi chandran Ashwin / Parvez Rasol 9. Irfan Pathan 10. bhuvneshwar Kumar 11. Umesh yadav.

    Best Your Guns from India ever played in the history of cricket.

  • Sir.Ivor on April 6, 2013, 8:30 GMT

    It is sensible that Pujara has been left out. We saw that he had not not fully recovered from the knee and finger injuries that he had sustained during the Australian series. This Champion Trophy is the last one that will ever be played. There is a bit of frenzy in preparing for it and it is just as well that he takes some resst to be fully prepared for the sterner Tests ahead in South Africa and elsewhere. Patil and co should be congratulated for their vision actually. Personally though, I would have liked Pujara to have played some solid county cricket. That is a different thing altogether but only if he is fully fit. Maybe from July onwards when the weather is better.In fact I would like to leave out Umesh Yadav as well.There are so many others to choose from now that such rare players should be preserved.The 15 for this tournament select themselves actually. They could have tried some new chaps like Jaspreet Bumrah and Juneja.

  • on April 6, 2013, 8:29 GMT

    I want khan back in odi series ... dnt forget team India .. khan is the only who took the responsibilities wen u don't hv any seem-er in ur team .....

  • on April 6, 2013, 8:25 GMT

    S.Badrinath not been selected again....oh come on..hw can one prove to the selectors..he has been a prolific scorer for the past 4 years..and he has not given a single chance...oh god..he will reply to the selectors through IPL...

  • talenthunters on April 6, 2013, 8:24 GMT

    the final selection will be based on ipl performance sad to see pujara out of probables cheteshwer pujara shoul have selected instead rohi sharma should be out

  • Shaktiamar on April 6, 2013, 8:23 GMT

    It's a shocker to see Pujara not in the CT probables.However, all is not lost yet and as the final 15 might still include him.However, this is no way to give confidence to a man who is going to be the fulcrum of Indian batting in years to come.Probably the selectors want to test his resilience once again after asking him to open to accomodate Rahane in the Delhi test.It's unbelievable that players like Rahane, Rohit and Raina are so molly-coddled in spite of failing repeatedly and in contrast the man who sealed the historic 4-0 whitewash playing with a broken hand is treated so shabbily.

  • AshishHande on April 6, 2013, 8:21 GMT

    My team of 15 will be Gautam Gambhir, Ajinkya Rahane, Unmukt Chand, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Manoj Tiwary, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Irfan Pathan, Shami Ahmed, Vinay Kumar

  • mrcool on April 6, 2013, 8:21 GMT

    Where is 2nd highest run getter of vijay hazare trophy..Robin uthappa..whats use of domestic tournaments then.

  • SherjilIslam on April 6, 2013, 8:19 GMT

    This is ridiculous!!! can anybody tell me what Nohit Sharma is doing in this team and what crime did Cheteshwar Pujara committed to not get picked in the ODIs????? I have no issues selectors looking for future and dropping Sehwag/Bhajji/Zaheer, but not giving the chance to the most accomplished batsman of the country and that too in English conditions goes beyond my thinking.

  • on April 6, 2013, 8:16 GMT

    Good to see Piyush Chawla not being picked. But surprised to see Rohit Sharma "still" being picked. An alternate option would have been to name Robin Uthappa instead, who is also not among runs like Rohit, but has a comparatively much better attacking game, suited for ODIs.I feel Pujara is probably being groomed as a Test player, somewhat on the lines of a Mike Slater/J Langer, and will eventually make his way to ODIs later, once he settles into the No.3 slot in tests.

  • sandy_bangalore on April 6, 2013, 8:15 GMT

    Thank god Harbhajan Singh is not there. And hope he's kept out of the test squad as well. An overrated bowler to say the least

  • kas211 on April 6, 2013, 8:14 GMT

    Overall I am quite happy with this list. The only problem with this list of players is the inclusion of Rohit Sharma. He has been given far too many chances. I am guessing there will be a 15 man squad that will be announced. I hope the following players go to the champions trophy: Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Unmukt Chand, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Manoj Tiwary, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, R. Aswhin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Irfan Pathan, Umesh Yadav, Shami Ahmed. This is just my opinion.

  • InsideHedge on April 6, 2013, 8:13 GMT

    Just a few weeks ago, I was amused to read Zaheer Khan release a statement claiming he had a good 3-4 yrs left in INTERNATIONAL cricket. I wonder what he was thinking. In order to play, you have to be fit. He hasn't done too badly considering he's spent most of his career less than fully fit.

  • passionatecricbug on April 6, 2013, 8:08 GMT

    And after this selection, I am sure that there is someone at the very higher level who is pushing for Nohit sharma; just like someone pushed for parthiv patel constantly for two years even after his continuos pathetic failures and thus denying a great talent like Dhoni to even make a debut.

  • Noorolai on April 6, 2013, 8:08 GMT

    Wow!!! Wat a selection scenario they had this time!!!! happy to c lot of youngsters in the side. Seniors should give way to these since out side the sub-continent they should get trained. Remember next WC is going to held in Aus/NZ, for which we should plan for it from now on-wards and we have to utilize each and every opportunity to shape them up to perform well in those matches. RG must use this as his last chance if he gets in to the 15 no squad.

  • ramli on April 6, 2013, 8:05 GMT

    Oh ... Rohit Sharma again in the team ... after all the misery ... if the logic of dropping Pujara was that he will not make it to final 15, then Rohit's selection implies that he has every chance of making it ... what a shame ... Rayudu can better start looking to play county cricket ...

  • andhrariders on April 6, 2013, 8:05 GMT

    If Pujara was selected considering he was injured why was dhawan got selected he too was suffering from injury.Poor Poor selection

  • andhrariders on April 6, 2013, 8:00 GMT

    This is really ridicules not picking pujara come on guys what good murali vijay,shekar dhawan done than Pujara this is really poor selection(Unless he was not selected for carrying an injury)he is more better than half of the guys in the squad,this will let down his confidence,he was selected for england odi's and dropped for CT,its like south african selectors neglected Hashim Amla considering him as a test player but look at his stats,this is really really poor decision,i hope it wont shoe effect on pujara Confidence.

  • on April 6, 2013, 8:00 GMT

    Vijay, Dhawan, Gambhir, Kohli, Yuvraj, Raina, Dhoni, Rahane, Tiwary/Sharma, Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar, Umesh, Pathan/Praveen, Shami/Ishant/Jadeja(2 of 3)

    Final 15 would look more or less like this..

  • on April 6, 2013, 7:57 GMT

    take out Rohit, Kartik and Saha.. good to see Unmukt in team. He should be in squad for CT

  • ramli on April 6, 2013, 7:56 GMT

    Why should Pujara be shattered ... with his knee problem, it is best advised not to play hectic ODIs ... even Vijay will not be in final 15 ... if failure occur among others then they can be considered ... till that time both of them are destined to be test players for India ...

  • electric_loco_WAP4 on April 6, 2013, 7:55 GMT

    The formalities aside and probables list out of the way coming to the actual tourney India will find it hard to advance much further than 2nd round /Semis considering its awful record in non- Subcon. conditions .Further the Eng will prepare the most green and pace oriented pitches knowing all too well Ind's frailties in fast/seamers. Proof is t20 WC 2009 and of course that fateful test series in 2011. Can't blame the Eng too... we all know what Ind did/ has been doing to Eng recently / other teams touring to avail 'home adv.' -:) Bowling wise Ind has 1 or 2 useful M/F swing bowlers for the conditions though @ barely 130 odd Ks will be taken apart once batsmen make decent work of first 15 overs and the shine is off . Frankly they have got 1 of the weakest bowling in CT 2013 to pose too much of a threat in Eng . Among Asian sides SL and Pak will be very good contenders to win CT imho .

  • naansari on April 6, 2013, 7:53 GMT

    Now the curtains are coming slowly down on Zaheer/Sehwag and Harbhajan & I don't think they will get a chance again in the future to play ODI's. Sad that Pujara missed out in the list of probables and I believe he should get a chance to prove his creditability in ODI also.

  • on April 6, 2013, 7:52 GMT

    R u kiddin Sandeep Patil???? Or was it that u selected players randomly ?? Or u have been bribed?? I don't get why r players like rohit sharma r selected(ofcourse it might be the consistency with which he is batting oops sry getting out) ... N why is dat players lyk Cheteshwar Pujara who has performed brialliantly not given a single chance. U also made him sit in the odi series against England not giving him a chance in the last match as well when we already had won the series... He also has given the proof time and again that he can accelerate also....Seriously this list needs to be reconsidered and I hope that selectors review their decision...

  • on April 6, 2013, 7:52 GMT

    I really felt Pujara will be picked after a great performance against the aussies and that it could be a nice exposure for him in alien conditions before the real tests began. Probably his fitness pulled him down.

  • Sendhil.Kumaran on April 6, 2013, 7:50 GMT

    My team would be 1. M Vijay 2. Shikhar Dhawan 3. V Kohli 4. Y Singh 5. S Raina 6. MS Dhone 7. R Jadeja 8. R Ashwin 9. B Kumar 10. Ashok Dinda 11. U Yadav

    Shami Ahmed / I Sharma as reserve bowleres A Rahane / D Karthik as reserve bastman as both can either open the innings or drop to middle order as required. Karthik has stand in for MS Dhoni upon need

  • on April 6, 2013, 7:49 GMT

    What's Yusuf Pathan not doing in the squad? He's someone who's scored a hundred in SA against the likes of Steyn/Morkel. He would have been useful in England.

  • on April 6, 2013, 7:48 GMT

    My last 15:S dhawan , G gambhir , Virat kohli , Ms dhoni , S raina , Y singh , R ashwin , A mishra , Yadav , B kumar , I sharma , A rahane , I pathan , R jadeja , M tiwary . I think A mishra is better wicket taking bowler than aswin in one-day crickedt so I would include him in my 11 as well ,I would have preferred Pujara in place Rahane but he's not been included in the probables .

  • sn4u2u on April 6, 2013, 7:47 GMT

    where is pragyan ojha?? yusuf pathan??? and y murali vijay in odi's??

  • on April 6, 2013, 7:45 GMT

    Terrible that Pujara's name isn't there. I can only think of 2 players in this list of probables who have the good technique to provide solidity in English conditions. Pujara would have been another one.

  • ipsit1991 on April 6, 2013, 7:44 GMT

    My 15 member squad (English pitches and current form): Openers- M Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane Middle Order- Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Manoj Tiwary WK- MS Dhoni, Spinners- R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja/Amit Mishra, Pacers- Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Praveen Kumar/Shami Ahmed

  • ListenToMe on April 6, 2013, 7:43 GMT

    Looks like Pujara is being treated as Dravid was. Everyone including selectors know that he will be excellent in ODIs, but they want to use him as a test specialist. But I don't think that is a bad decision, because, he doesn't need to prove anything to get into ODIs. He will be there in the list soon. No need to feel for him. I don't think there is any politics involved or selectors felt him as not capable.

  • ravi_hari on April 6, 2013, 7:41 GMT

    As the edition is in England, I am sure the selectors will rely heavily on Swing than pace and pace than spin. That is the main reason for the selection of the batsmen and allrounders. I think people are feeling bad for Pujara but MSD will find it difficult to accommodate him in the heavy lineup. Gambhir, Dhawan, Kohli, Yuvraj, Raina, Jadeja, Dhoni, with Rohit and Rahane in reserves, where will Pujara fit in? Its better not to take him than make him sit out. The remaining 6 will be bowlers loaded towards pace. I think Patil & Co. are doing just the right thing. Unlike Chikka & team, they are not afraid to chop if required and at the same time recognising domestic performances. For the first time you have the top scorer and wicket taker in Ranji being part of the probables. It is a fair selection and if anyone had been left out it only because of problem of plenty than lack of abilities or performances. The final 15 will be the best in the available and we hope for the double WC & CT.

  • Mani_Majra on April 6, 2013, 7:39 GMT

    Here is list of ICC Champions Trophy Players List :15 Members [G Gambhir Rohit Sharma Dhawan A Rahane ] ,[V Kohli,Y SinghS Raina,MS Dhoni,R Jadeja,I Pathan,R Ashwin,BHuv,A Dinda,] P Kumar,U Yadav

  • sumit1982 on April 6, 2013, 7:39 GMT

    I think rather taking Wriddhiman Saha better take Robin Uthappa he also also play as wicket keeper and a attacking batsmen. SAHA is good for the TEST level.

    IS Va run Aaron still in injury list.

  • nithinadoor on April 6, 2013, 7:38 GMT

    What that young Pujara will be thinking now?Hope that it will be explained to him why he is not in the probables list other wise he will be shattered.

  • rajeshl on April 6, 2013, 7:37 GMT

    Looks like Pujara has been rested especially given that he was visibly uncomfortable in the last test. Better rest him for sterner tests that lie ahead. Rohit's selection continues to mystify.

    My final 15 - Dhawan, Vijay, Kohli, Yuvraj, Tiwari, Raina, MSD, Pathan, Ashwn, Bhuvi, Umesh Yadav, Rahane, Rayudu, Ishwar Pandey, Parvez Rasool.

  • Shahed.Akhtar on April 6, 2013, 7:37 GMT

    Missing Pujara, Aparijith. Take out Rayudu, Saha.

  • rosh280 on April 6, 2013, 7:36 GMT

    It will be great sandeep and patil include rohit sharma into the squad in overseas matches. i think he will be a very useful player for that condition. jalaj saxena already proved he can take wickets in foreign conditions. I prefer pankaj singh shares bowling with ishant sharma in the foreign pitches. they can be fiery. similarly bhuvanesh kumar with his talent can strike at any time. it is a great honour for ambati rayudu after a long stint. he should be given chance. why not manprit juneja and s d jackson. s d jackson, manprit juneja and ambati rayudu are the performing middle order batsman india has.

  • soumyas on April 6, 2013, 7:35 GMT

    SEHWAG and Harbhajan are much better than M.vijay and Jadeja... How Dinesh Kartik found place in 30 when dhoni and Saha are there? and not Uthappa... Leaving Pujara is a big mistake. he is the most technically sound batsman in current indian team.

  • nithinadoor on April 6, 2013, 7:33 GMT

    Where is Pujara?Is he is going to be branded as a test player only?If a player is not flashy and shows good technique then he is born to play test cricket only?At least can name him in the probables list.right?

  • bipulkumar on April 6, 2013, 7:32 GMT

    Selection of Rohit Sharma is a crap. But I have developed huge confidence over Sandip Patil's selection acumen. I am sure whatever he is thinking will be very prudent. How I wish both BK and PK gain their top form and shatter the stumps all over England.

  • on April 6, 2013, 7:31 GMT

    I am agree..Pujara for Rohit and Sandeep Sharma for Praveen.. thats the only change i would seek for.. in case Pujara in injured then Rohit is OK in the list of 30, but not in to the list of final 15 or 16.

    Final 16. Fast Bwlers Ishant, Umesh, Bhuvnesh, Shami, Irfan. Irfan can take the allrounder spot easily

    Spin Ashwin, Jadeja and Mishra.. mishra is a very good spinner and can easily fill the backup role if one of our spinner get injured.

    Batsman+ Dhoni, Raina,Virat,Yuvraj,Dhawan,Ambati,Rahane,Tiwary/Karthik...Although Dhoni has a very clean history of injury mgmt but i will still prefer to have one backup keeper batsman in the form of Karthik, i wil prefer Ambati over Tiwari in the english conditions as he has a very good history of scoring big in those conditions.

  • on April 6, 2013, 7:30 GMT

    Very Good selection and strong statement from the committee showing doors for the non performing liabilities in the team barring the mystery behind Pujara's omission! Hope there is a valid reason behind it.

  • kdevil3 on April 6, 2013, 7:30 GMT

    Hats-off to selectors for dropping pujara .which will help him to perform in test ,but in his personnel point of view its a loss - very selfish selectors Ha ha.But he can surely perform in England that sure .Cutting list will be the same old team .But i wolud like to see Parvez Rasool in that . We dont have a problem with batting But Pcae bowling is going to be a big issue as usual .Irfan ,Umesh a must .ishnat -no guaranty on his performance .Praveen /Bhuni selection should be made wisely.Shami is risky choice.Playing elev 1.Dhwan /Gambir 2.Rahanae 3.Kohli 4.Yuvi.5,Dhoni.6.Raina.7.Ashwin.8.Irfan.9.Bhun/Jadeja.10.Umesh.11.Ishant... 12.Manoj.13.Rasool.14.Gambir.15.Jadeja No Dont need Gambir there for a while if he going to get out by poking to slip again .But must give him a change .Praveen -bhuni is going to be a tricky one.

  • rosh280 on April 6, 2013, 7:29 GMT

    It is a surprising list especially neglected pujara. he is fit only he should play.I do nt know on what basis gautam gambir, ajinkya rahane,ashok dinda, umesh yadav into the side. they are non performing players still made into the list. unmukt chand is a great inclusion they could also include mayank agarwal, manish pandey, jiwanjoth singh, rahul dewan, ravi inder singh, v a jagadeesh, gautam into the side. rahul sharma can be a great inclusion if included overseas matches. i really dont know why wriddhiman saha instead of c m gowtham. why pankaj singh is omitted even after playing well and he is an experienced bowler. they could also include asad pathan, manprit juneja also. ashok dinda and umesh yadav had been given lot of chances they look pretty ordinary. still into the team it surprises us. even ajinkya rahane too instead they could use wasim jaffer. he can be a very handy player. For the time being i feel we have players of standard like rohit sharma, pujara, vijay, dhawan, yuvi

  • on April 6, 2013, 7:29 GMT

    omg sehwag not der in champions trophy but he is the third highest run getter in wc2011

  • vamshi1909 on April 6, 2013, 7:28 GMT

    Great thinking by sandip patil & co by excluding pujara from CT, he needs enough rest and be ready for the tough SA tour. Giving a chance to people like chand,rayudu and yadav shows signs tht the rebuilding process has begun. People might argue that why not sreesanth or some exp folk be selected, but, risks should be taken. short term gains or losses should not matter. All this is part of the rebuilding process and one needs to understand the big picture here.

  • on April 6, 2013, 7:27 GMT

    Abu Nechim has yet again been overlooked..come on that guy is the 2nd highest wicket taker in the recently concluded Vijay Hazare Trophy........and why Rohit Sharma is in the 30 probables list??...he does not deserve to be in this list....but dont worry he will make it to the final 15 as well !!

  • on April 6, 2013, 7:26 GMT

    Rohit Sharma should make way for Pujara.

  • Cycic85 on April 6, 2013, 7:26 GMT

    My Views - Guess Rohit has to perform in IPL, otherwise I doubt his selection in the 15 member squad. Sreesanth"s omission n Praveen & Vinay's inclusion shocks Me. Pujara, although would have wanted him, but guess selectors wanted him to recover from his injury n be 100% fit for SA, NZ , England Test tours. Btw, where's Varun Aaron(injured, maybe) ?? Guess top 15 will be decided looking into the IPL's performance................... My Team of 15 - Gambhir, Dhawan, Kohli, Yuvraj, Raina, Dhoni, Pathan, Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar, Umesh, Ishant// Vijay, Tiwary, Jadeja, Shami !!

  • on April 6, 2013, 7:26 GMT

    who the hell is saying rohit is better than pujara, after getting tons of chances he still failed to prove his consistency,no need to score 50 every match atleast maintain average of 35 in a series. Pujara Capitalized each and every opportunity

  • on April 6, 2013, 7:26 GMT

    Shikhar Dhawan, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Manoj Tiwary, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Irfan Pathan (if Irfan does not show form in IPL, it will be worth dropping him for Shami Ahmed,)

  • Manu_reddy on April 6, 2013, 7:25 GMT

    Its very good decision by selectors not to include pujara in d probable list..he got injured in d test series against aus(i e to finger n knee) n he surely needs some rest to get fit completely n he shud b 100% fit for sa series for us to have any chance of doing well over their..

  • Manu_reddy on April 6, 2013, 7:25 GMT

    Its very good decision by selectors not to include pujara in d probable list..he got injured in d test series against aus(i e to finger n knee) n he surely needs some rest to get fit completely n he shud b 100% fit for sa series for us to have any chance of doing well over their..

  • tanstell87 on April 6, 2013, 7:25 GMT

    my 11 - Dhawan-Gambhir-Rahane-Kohli-Yuvraj-Raina-Dhoni-Irfan-Ashwn-Bhuvneshwar-Yadav

  • on April 6, 2013, 7:24 GMT

    i will definitely not watch the champions trophy if rohit sharma is playing.

  • on April 6, 2013, 7:22 GMT

    What Sandeep Patil led Selection panel doing these days?? WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT WITH THIS 30 MAN CT SQUAD by ignoring CHETESHWAR PUJARA FROM THE LINE UP. WE FANS HAVE SEEN HOW HE PLAYED ON THE 3RD DAY CRUMBLING PITCH IN DELHI TO SCORE 82 N.O more than run a ball. Throughout the series against Australians he was scoring at a 90% strike rate then why he is not in CT ODI squad for India? If former selectors can select Rahul Dravid then why not C.Pujara? This selection is very bad and where is Robin Uthappa/S.Sreesanth? If such a team want to select then we fans can also do the same. Selectors please use your brain in selecting a 30 man squad! Pujara is far better than Rohit Sharma. Sharma is lucky to be here in this squad without contributing much last season..

  • Shaikhzaid on April 6, 2013, 7:21 GMT

    Why Rohit sharma head of Pujara? And We need Zaheer experience in England condition & I thing Vijay will not play well in England condition it will be gud if we take Sehwag in England

  • rvenkat on April 6, 2013, 7:20 GMT

    Leaving out Sehwag and Bhajji is understandable but leaving out Zaheer is a big surprise considering that the tournament will be held in England. It's hard to believe that Vinay Kumar is in that list ahead of Zaheer. One good thing on that list of bowlers is inclusion of Praveen Kumar. I think he can team up effectively with Bhuvneshwar Kumar and they can be a force in seaming conditions in the UK. Praveen, Bhuvneswar, Shami, Umesh Yadav and Irfan should be our seamers with Ashwin and Jadeja being the spinners.Gambhir, Unmukt Chand, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj, Raina, Dhoni, Rahane and Manoj Tiwary would select themselves. Good decision not to include Cheteshwar Pujara as there is no place for him the lineup with Tiwary and Rahane ahead of him in the pecking order. There will be a toss up between Rohit/Unmukt/Rahane and Tiwary for three positions and I feel Rohit will be the one to be left our of the final squad

  • karthikramnatarajan on April 6, 2013, 7:18 GMT

    @Mahe Sh: I think thats a bad choice of squad... It has too many batsmen and just 5 bowlers (including jadeja). What will happen if one of them gets injured during the tour???

  • on April 6, 2013, 7:18 GMT

    I am surprised that one of India's most consistent player today Manoj Tiwary is not the first choice of those who have posted comments here. He has performed so well in whatever chances he has got. He has been benched due to the non performers in the playing XI like Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Murali Vijay, Ravindra Jadeja.

    It is only because of the injuries that he has had which has made him sit out recently out of the team.

  • on April 6, 2013, 7:17 GMT

    I'm happy with sehwag exclusion but I expected pujara to be in the team

  • on April 6, 2013, 7:16 GMT

    Sad to see Pujara n Ojha out. They should have been Automatic Choice. selectors have given enough chances to A Dinda Vinay Kumar Parveen Kumar A Rehana A Mishra. Selectors should have look beyond D Khartik n W Saha some young W Keepers keeping in mind World Cup OD n T20. I am sorry I missed Rohit Sharma because I like him as he is a good All Rounder not Performed to his potential. A Rayudu Rahul Sharma K Jahdev A Dinda J Sexsena Pervez Rasool V Kumar P Kumar W Saha Amit Mishra A Rehana Ishwar Pandey Sidhrath Kaul so these 13 may not make it, but be careful too many left Handers will be in 17 S Dhewan Gautam Yuvi Raina Jedaja n Irfan. Virat should Bowl few good overs to make place for another batting All Rounder in playing X1. Hope Pujara is in Stand bye.

  • on April 6, 2013, 7:14 GMT

    pujara for rohit wud have made this a 100% good selection

  • on April 6, 2013, 7:13 GMT

    The one question that will be asked time and again after the announcement of this squad is exclusion of Pujara...even after being so solid in the test series he must have been rewarded.To be very frank if Indian selectors are planning the team for 2015 WC.The players who are worth should be given the chance.

  • on April 6, 2013, 7:12 GMT

    exclusion of pujara ... I can't think of any reason why they are thinking that he is only good for tests . He has the shots for ODI cricket also . And I think in England it would've been good to have a solid presence of him in top or middle order .

  • on April 6, 2013, 7:12 GMT

    Nice young and Dynamic Squad...We should be building a Team for WC 2015

    1. Gautham Gambhir/Shikar Dhawan 2. Murali Vijay/Umukt Chand 3. Virat Kohli 4.Suresh Raina 5.Yuvaraj Singh 6M.S.Dhoni. 7Ravindra Jadeja.i 8.Ashwin 9.Irfan Pathan 10.Bhuvanesh Kumar 11. Umesh Yadav

  • on April 6, 2013, 7:12 GMT

    Pujara shd be in. He has a quite excellent technique to tackle bowlers of different seam and plays spinners as well.And has good strike rate too. Y not him? Bhajji shd be given a chance too. Cant back up an experienced bowler for so long. Z.khan and sehwag are acceptable exclusions because of their injuries and fitness factor. Badrinath shd have been considered as well.

  • karthikramnatarajan on April 6, 2013, 7:11 GMT

    Shocked to see Pujara's name missing in the squad... He has been in amazing form in the tests and scores at a fluent rate... He will be an asset in ODIs in overseas conditions... They should surely pick him (it is still possible, as final 15 can have people from outside the probables list)

    My 16 member squad: 8 Batsmen: Vijay, Dhawan, Gambhir/Rahane , Kohli, Yuvraj, Tiwary, Raina, 2 WK: Dhoni and Dinesh Karthik 2 all rounders: Jadeja and Irfan 4 Bowlers: Bhuvanesh Kumar, Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, 2 out of Shami Ahmed/Ashok Dinda/I Sharma,

  • RabforRCB on April 6, 2013, 7:11 GMT

    great to see Praveen Kumar back. Speed has never been India's strength. Swing bowling is the way to go and with 3 Kumars plus I.Pathan and Ahmed, it would be ''Bend it like India'' chant in England. Plus, Pujara's ommision is mystifying.

  • prinston.nsv on April 6, 2013, 7:11 GMT

    Feel sorry for uthappa... God knows what saha is doing there in 30 instead of him...

  • on April 6, 2013, 7:10 GMT

    Overall Good selection. Yes, Pujara's omisson is baffling. He should be our No 3 Batsman in all formats of tha game.

  • raj0209 on April 6, 2013, 7:08 GMT

    vijay=43.28 kartik=36.51 rohit=33.94 rayudu=35.07 dhawan=43.93 chand=37.25 jadhav=52.34 gambhir=37.99 tiwary=39.92 rahane= 36.10

    These are the List A averages of Indian batsmen who are in the probable list. And Pujara averages whooping 56.97 in List A, along with a healthy strike rate. Moreover, he has started his test career with some wonderful innings. His strike in last test vs Australia in Delhi on a difficult pitch was almost 90, when most of Indian players were struggling including Sachin.

    So where is he?? He is not even in probable list for CT. What else does he needs to do to get into ODI Playing XI??

    He showed us in last two tests against Australia that he can even open the batting and score runs. So why not try him as an opener if the middle order is settled???

  • on April 6, 2013, 7:06 GMT

    That was a excellet inclusion of pujara but i dont want puraja to travel and wait like rahane for years on bench. pujara should play directly as he have excellent batting can play at no;4.

  • karthikramnatarajan on April 6, 2013, 7:03 GMT

    Shocked to see Pujara's name missing in the squad... He has been in amazing form in the tests and scores at a fluent rate... He will be an asset in ODIs in overseas conditions... They should surely pick him (it is still possible, as final 15 can have people from outside the probables list)

    My 16 member squad: 8 Batsmen: Vijay, Dhawan, Gambhir/Rahane , Kohli, Yuvraj, Tiwary, Raina, 2 WK: Dhoni and Dinesh Karthik 2 all rounders: Jadeja and Irfan 4 Bowlers: Bhuvanesh Kumar, Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, 2 out of Shami Ahmed/Ashok Dinda/I Sharma,

  • on April 6, 2013, 7:03 GMT

    I Am Very Surprised !!!!!!!! Where is Chetshwar Pujara !!!!!! Unbelievable and questionable selection !!!!

  • on April 6, 2013, 7:03 GMT

    I think that's a very good side. A lot of chances have been given to Sehwag and Harbhajan. Can't see any reason to include 'em. Zaheer could have helped with his experience but he's too fighting with injuries.

  • Prans1997 on April 6, 2013, 7:02 GMT

    Rohit Sharma is a better player than pujara

  • binu.emiliya on April 6, 2013, 7:02 GMT

    Rishi Dhawan missing in the list a genuine all rounder i prefer him over Saha

  • on April 6, 2013, 7:01 GMT

    M Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan,

    gautam Gambhir, virat Kohli,

    Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina,

    manoj Tiwary, Ravindra Jadeja

    Ajinkya Rahane, Shami Ahmed,

    MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik,

    R Ashwin, Ishant Sharma,

    Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav,

  • TM on April 6, 2013, 7:01 GMT

    Pujara, aparajith and harmeet singh should be in the squad instead of ghambir rayudu and saxeena. They should give rohit a chance at 4 or 5 or even opening hs a quality player

  • vasuchem2003 on April 6, 2013, 6:59 GMT

    exclusion of pujara, gives big disappointing for cricket fans....!!!!

  • NikhilCh on April 6, 2013, 6:57 GMT

    Strange that pujara hasn't been considered.he IS one of the top 30 indian cricketers,that's for sure.Not surprised that SIR ravindra jadeja is there,though,he is gonna flop on english pitches.

  • Prans1997 on April 6, 2013, 6:57 GMT

    Cheteshwar Pujara doesnt deserve a place

  • anand_ on April 6, 2013, 6:57 GMT

    Cant understand this at all how come Rohit Sharma is preferred over Sehwag and Pujara don't understand this at all. No matter how much talent you have got if you aren't able to cash in on it even after 80 or so ODIs then you don't deserve a chance further.

  • avisam22 on April 6, 2013, 6:56 GMT

    Rohit sharma must be left out from 15 prabable list.How could he get chance in 30 list ahead of pujara. My playing 11 is 1. Shikhar Dhiwan 2. Murali Vijay 3. Kohli 4. Yuvraj Singh 5. Suresh Raina 6. MS Dhoni (c & wk) 7. Ravindra Jadeja 8. Irfan Pathan/Ishant Sharma/Umesh Yadav 9. R. Ashwin 10. Bhuvneshwar Kumar 11. Shami Ahmed.

  • on April 6, 2013, 6:53 GMT

    Again the selections continue to be mystifying. The omission of Cheteshwar pujara begs the question of whether the selections have any merit or it is just pure bias or lobbying. On one hand we say we need young blood to enthuse the team, but then the most promising young player has been omitted from the squad without a game in the England series. Maybe the drinks he served were not good enough for Dhoni and company. We continue to see innumerable chances been given to people like Rohit sharma, Murali Vijay, suresh Raina, who continue to be named in every indian squad. The selection fiasco began i the tour to england when RP singh was called up from Miami out of the blue. Every subsequent series has been marred with controversial selection such as those pf Piyush Chawla, Murali Vijay etc. These have also been glaringly obvious in the mediocre results the national team has produced across all formats post the high of the 2011 world cup. Sadly this has had no effect on selection.

  • tambolisamir on April 6, 2013, 6:53 GMT

    What a bad selection..How can zaheer wiill be excluded..he can fit till champions trophy gets starts...and why Rohit sharma Again???..what else remained that he can proove himself again?

  • on April 6, 2013, 6:52 GMT

    Full marks to Sandip Patil for a thinkful selection of 30 probables. Firstly everybody is talking about Pujara. Remember Pujara is injurypro player. He was out for a year after our last SA tour due to injury only. Now also he is not 100% fit enough to play IPL. On theses bagrounds what is use taking risk trying him in Champions Trophy as we will be heading immediately to tough SA for long tour. We need 100% fit Pujara more in SA against Stain & co. Let him prepare well enough for it. Regarding Sehwag, thinktank are thinking for long period as Sehewag is running 34. Till next WC there will be always doubt about his ability &fitness. Good combination of experience and new tallent as Chand, Kedar Jadhav are included. Finally Rohit Sharma ! Rohit I think is on border. He has to be brillient in IPL for his selection in final 15. He has to comeout and break the shackles of critisism. He has to. Otherwise rightly he will be nowhere. Tallent should reflect in your performance, otherwise......

  • on April 6, 2013, 6:50 GMT

    OMG Rohit not again!!!!! I think Dinesh Karthik Deserves another chance! he is good talent and played well in england in past! B.Kumar would be trump card in English condition to win! MSD,Gauti,Dhawan,Virat,Yuvi,Raina,Dinesh,Ashwin,Jadeja,Bhuvneshwar,Umesh,Shami,Ishant,PK,Razool! 5 batters,2 keepers,3 spinners,2,swing bowlers 3.pae bowlers may be a winning team!

  • CricketLover1235 on April 6, 2013, 6:49 GMT

    The team looks good but ...instead of Rohit and Praveen they shld pick Pujara and Sandeep Sharma....

  • SP68 on April 6, 2013, 6:47 GMT

    Pujara should be there in the list and he is one person who cannot be ignored in the english conditions, more so for the crucial No.3 position.

  • surya-sachinist on April 6, 2013, 6:45 GMT

    where is pujara, ohja and sreesanth? Pujara is necessary to tackle the swinging conditions and sreesanth is needed in the same to generate those venomous outswingers at 140+...

  • on April 6, 2013, 6:45 GMT

    Cheteshwar Pujara is a test material ODI is not suitable for him But Sreesanth should have been selected and Praveen kumar Entry in 30 man squad is shocking he is always been in controversy since he is been droped frm Indain team and selecting him is not a good thnkng from selectors and ashok dinda is useless vinay kumar is a good selection but probably according 15 man squad should be ms dhoni,raina,kohli,ashwin,jadeja,gambhir,dhawan,bhuwneshwar,shami,irfan,vijay ,manoj tiwary,vinay , karthik and rahane

  • ksarma on April 6, 2013, 6:42 GMT

    Good signs for Indian Cricket. Selection should be made based on players performance rather than Popularism.

  • on April 6, 2013, 6:41 GMT

    Cheteshwar Pujara not in the 30-man probables what the hell is going on Selectors mind...???? What has Kedar Jadhav done to be selected over Pujara...???

  • on April 6, 2013, 6:39 GMT

    1. Gautham Gambhira 2. Murali Vijay 3. Suresh Raina 4. Virat Kohli 5.Yuvaraj Singh 6.Ravindra Jadeja 7.M.S.Dhoni 8.Ashwin 9.Irfan Pathan 10.Bhuvanesh Kumar 11. Ishant Sharama

  • US_Indian on April 6, 2013, 6:34 GMT

    good news though but there are few inclusions which are not right like gambhir, Saha, Dinda, Vinay, rohit, Ishant and few exclusions which are not right Pujara, Uthappa, Aparajith, parthiv patel, munaf patel, yousuf pathan, zak (if fit), hanuman vihari,harmeet singh, rahul sharma, kamran khan, lets see who makes it to the 17. still not a bad short listing to pick the final 17.

  • sanchit181 on April 6, 2013, 6:34 GMT

    sehwag deserves to be in list of 30 probables..he cud have given chance if he shows his metal in ipl..

  • on April 6, 2013, 6:33 GMT

    you shouldn't drop baji

  • on April 6, 2013, 6:33 GMT

    Why no players from Kerala? This year's domestic T20 and one day semi finalists. High performances. kerala also has young guns. this list is dominated by UP,gujarat,TN and delhi

  • on April 6, 2013, 6:32 GMT

    Good team to fight for 4th position.

  • vikki.v on April 6, 2013, 6:31 GMT

    zaheer is much much much better than dinda ,umesh or vinay . don't understand y he is left out.

  • blitzNM on April 6, 2013, 6:31 GMT

    Strange no cheteshwar pujara !

  • muthu4664 on April 6, 2013, 6:31 GMT

    Where is Pujara???? I could not believe it.With his current form he should walk in to Playing XI directly in any National team across all format.Dhoni seems to have other ideas.

  • on April 6, 2013, 6:30 GMT

    It's strange that Pujara is missing..he would have been help full in seaming and swinging UK conditions...

  • Qa_ankit on April 6, 2013, 6:29 GMT

    ohhh good ness me. Sehwag out?? You gotta be kidding me. But more than that i am shocked of one inclusion. What the hell on earth Sir Sir Sir Sir Rohit Sharma is doing in probable even. Other players are fine but i think Sehwag and Bhajji atleast deserve place in probable 30. Now if sehwag performs in IPL with tremendous form then what? And with full respect i stil have a doubt about new bie openers. Bowling unit seems to be okay though as the resources available.

  • arun_padmanabhan on April 6, 2013, 6:29 GMT

    Good to see some spine from the selectors! Viru and Zak are not fit and Bhajji is not in form , so their decision is justified. This announcement should come as a huge encouragement to the likes of Rasool , Saxena , etc. I really hope Rayudu is included in the squad, as he is better equipped to handle the moving ball than the likes of Rohit and Tiwary , IMO. If Mishra's performance yesterday was any indicator of his future form , he will be in the squad for sure. No surprises in the fast bowling department but that was expected! Kudos to the selectors :)

  • on April 6, 2013, 6:28 GMT

    What about Pragyan Ojha? Is he injured? He isn't playing for Mumbai Indians too!! He was the best player in series against England and had a decent performance against Australia too (7 wickets in 2 matches). Has everyone forgotten him so quickly?

  • rohin26 on April 6, 2013, 6:26 GMT

    i think BCCI has done right by leaving the 3 out. Sehwag has been highly inconsistent over the last year, Zaheer hasn't been 100% injury free for over a decade now and Harbhajan Singh has been replaced by a better player i.e. Ashwin. They should have left out Gambhir as well and pick up another young player who is hungry for runs. Unmukt Chand looks promising, hopefully he finds some form in the IPL which he can transfer to the Champions Trophy. India should be looking to win the tournament as they are the number 1 team in ODI's, hopefully the playing 11 wont be picked due to politics, there are a lot of talented young players in the squad who deserve a chance.

  • Ranta on April 6, 2013, 6:25 GMT

    4 opening batsman, 8 middle order batsman, 3 wicket keepers, 2 out & out spinners, 3 spin all rounders, 10 medium fast bowlers. This is interesting. In Final 15 (2+5+1+1+1+5) they will be picked in the order given in the list, given all of them stay fit. So we already know the final list. Vijay, Dhawan, Virat, Yuvi, Suresh, Rohit, Manoj or Rahane, MS, Ashwin, Jadeja, Ishant, Bhuvi, Dinda, Umesh, Shami or Irfan. I think irfan will go as fast bowling all rounder and will pip Shami. Assuming all of them stay fit. Gautams inclusion somehwhat depends on IPL. hasn't done enough in domestic after getting dropped what say ?

  • sundarga on April 6, 2013, 6:25 GMT

    Still No Chateshwar Pujara in Indian ODI Squad? Having a List A Avg of 55+ after 60+ matches, still he is being tagged as a Test Specialist.

  • ajayverma.iitkgp on April 6, 2013, 6:25 GMT

    my playing eleven will be.. 1. Shikhar Dhavan 2. M Vijay 3. V Kohli 4. Suresh Raina 5. Ambati Rayudu 6. Ravindra jadeja 7. MS Dhoni 8. B Kumar 9. I Sharma 10.Irfan Pathan 11. Parvez Rasool.

  • on April 6, 2013, 6:24 GMT

    shikar dhawan,virat kohli,yuvraj singh,suresh raina,manoj tiwati,rahane,ms dhoni, ashwin, jadeja,shami ahmed,irfan pathan,bhuvneshwar kumar,umesh yadav,wridhiman shaha,unmukt chand please pleae do not put rohit sharma in the team he has been getting chances since 2007 and has never done anything

  • H.K.Patel on April 6, 2013, 6:23 GMT

    Selector are looks for the future so they drop sehwag Bhaji and ZAK But they shoud gave chance to pujara in place of kedar jadav

  • on April 6, 2013, 6:23 GMT

    Why no Sreesanth, he is a dangerous bowler at overseas conditions. Dropping Sehwag, Zaheer & Harbhajan is a good decision bcoz their body cant cope anymore seems like they should retire and starting coaching young fellows in their domestic circuit.

  • RaviShekhar on April 6, 2013, 6:21 GMT

    Its seems cricketing future for sehwag is over...

  • on April 6, 2013, 6:21 GMT

    Why is Pujara left out from the ODI probables. He should be part of the Indian ODI set up.

  • on April 6, 2013, 6:21 GMT

    Last 15 should be-Dhoni,Gambhir,Pujara,Raina,Kohli,Yuvraj,Jadeja,Ashwin,Bhuvaneshwar,Dhawan, Ahmed,Ishant,Umesh,Kaul,Rasool.

  • raj0209 on April 6, 2013, 6:20 GMT

    Why is Cheteshwar Pujara not included??? You must be kidding Mr. Sandeep Patil, one of best batsmen of younger generation and he is not even in the probable list. Guys like Rayudu, Jadhav, Jalaj Saxena, Chand, Karthik, etc. are selected ahead of him.....Absolute rubbish!!!!

    Pujara was in the 15 man squad for odi series vs England, he didn't get a single game there and now he is not even in the probable list of Champions Trophy. This is disgusting.......What a heart break it would be for Pujara having done nothing wrong and still he is dropped.....And I don't see any reason to drop Pujara. His presence would have given great stability to Indian batting line up which generally struggles against the swinging ball.

  • sachin_thegr8 on April 6, 2013, 6:20 GMT

    Final squad(my pick):msd,gautam,dhawan,vijay,virat,yuvi,unmukt,raina,ishant,bhuvi,umesh,jadeja,ashwin,irfan,ajinkya/rohit,dinesh karthik Big mistake dropping sehwag a big match winner and experience in english conditions would have helped

  • on April 6, 2013, 6:19 GMT

    Why is Pragyan Ojha missing?

  • on April 6, 2013, 6:18 GMT

    Cheteshwar Pujara is not there in 30-man list ?

  • KrizRKO on April 6, 2013, 6:17 GMT

    Nothing to be surprised. Dhawan in for Sehwag | Umesh in for Zak | Mishi in for Bhaj. Another perfect selection from the Men-In-Charge. Sid Kaul, Jalaj, Parveez gud additions. But unsure whether they would make to the final 16. Kudos to the Team and Selectors.

  • dives on April 6, 2013, 6:17 GMT

    Is this list correct or has Pujara really been dropped, I say dropped as he was in the squad for the last ODI series we played?

  • HarwinderSinghBRAR on April 6, 2013, 6:16 GMT

    surprised by the decision,in the england test series,bhajji's performance was not as bad ,he was just used as a third bowler and not given confidence by dhoni,i hope he will soon make a strong comeback

  • rcherukuru on April 6, 2013, 6:16 GMT

    Finally Rayudu IN and but we miss Sehwag.

  • bilalshak on April 6, 2013, 6:16 GMT

    why pujara has been dropped??? Thats very bad for him

  • on April 6, 2013, 6:14 GMT

    they had it coming with some insipid,lack lustre performances lately and it s the way forward for the side.once a player gets the short shrift n testmatches with injury concerns to boot,and em lot being in their early thirties,makes it a very tough task to turn it arnd with oppurtunities dwindling..Aside,for em to rock up and churn out zealously in domestic games wud be a real challenge,considering that they were on the Intl. road for a Decade..

  • on April 6, 2013, 6:13 GMT

    what about chateshwar pujara???????????

  • blitzNM on April 6, 2013, 6:13 GMT

    zaheer khan performs well in england.....he shud have been picked. He was rollicking in eng 2007 and also in 2011 for the short time he played. Otherwise the list is fine. Good to see Rayudu finally getting in the list. My XI would be Dhawan, Gambhir, Kohli, Dhoni, Yuvraj, Raina, R Jadeja, Irfan Pathan, bhuvaneshwar kumar, R Ashwin, Umesh Yadav

  • gruntledemployer on April 6, 2013, 6:12 GMT

    This should be the starting XI:

    1. Shikhar Dhiwan 2. Murali Vijay 3. Veerat Kohli 4. Yuveraj Singh 5. Suresh Raina 6. MS Dhoni (c & wk) 7. Ravindra Jadeja 8. Irfan Pathan 9. R. Ashwin 10. Bhuvneshwar Kumar 11. Praveen Kumar

  • Ranta on April 6, 2013, 6:12 GMT

    I am happy to see Rayudu there. Only hope is he makes it to final 15. Almost all good domestic performer is there. Seems end of the road for Sehwag, Zaheer & Bhajji as far as ODI goes. But you can Never say never in cricket. Good guts shown by selectors in picking this squad. We can disagree, can debate names but almost all domestic performances have been noted & presented with a chance. It wiil surely boost confidence of many even if they don't make it to final 15.

  • on April 6, 2013, 6:11 GMT

    nice tactis..its a good ploy to keep the 2005 ganguly saga at bay.. Man of the series to boost one's confidence..and snub to other captaincy contenders....its time,,we switch to other games..!!

  • on April 6, 2013, 6:09 GMT

    Finally young guns making in the team by the selector faith hope and showing good performance

  • on April 6, 2013, 6:06 GMT

    good move by selectors...

  • on April 6, 2013, 6:06 GMT

    good move by selectors...

  • on April 6, 2013, 6:09 GMT

    Finally young guns making in the team by the selector faith hope and showing good performance

  • on April 6, 2013, 6:11 GMT

    nice tactis..its a good ploy to keep the 2005 ganguly saga at bay.. Man of the series to boost one's confidence..and snub to other captaincy contenders....its time,,we switch to other games..!!

  • Ranta on April 6, 2013, 6:12 GMT

    I am happy to see Rayudu there. Only hope is he makes it to final 15. Almost all good domestic performer is there. Seems end of the road for Sehwag, Zaheer & Bhajji as far as ODI goes. But you can Never say never in cricket. Good guts shown by selectors in picking this squad. We can disagree, can debate names but almost all domestic performances have been noted & presented with a chance. It wiil surely boost confidence of many even if they don't make it to final 15.

  • gruntledemployer on April 6, 2013, 6:12 GMT

    This should be the starting XI:

    1. Shikhar Dhiwan 2. Murali Vijay 3. Veerat Kohli 4. Yuveraj Singh 5. Suresh Raina 6. MS Dhoni (c & wk) 7. Ravindra Jadeja 8. Irfan Pathan 9. R. Ashwin 10. Bhuvneshwar Kumar 11. Praveen Kumar

  • blitzNM on April 6, 2013, 6:13 GMT

    zaheer khan performs well in england.....he shud have been picked. He was rollicking in eng 2007 and also in 2011 for the short time he played. Otherwise the list is fine. Good to see Rayudu finally getting in the list. My XI would be Dhawan, Gambhir, Kohli, Dhoni, Yuvraj, Raina, R Jadeja, Irfan Pathan, bhuvaneshwar kumar, R Ashwin, Umesh Yadav

  • on April 6, 2013, 6:13 GMT

    what about chateshwar pujara???????????

  • on April 6, 2013, 6:14 GMT

    they had it coming with some insipid,lack lustre performances lately and it s the way forward for the side.once a player gets the short shrift n testmatches with injury concerns to boot,and em lot being in their early thirties,makes it a very tough task to turn it arnd with oppurtunities dwindling..Aside,for em to rock up and churn out zealously in domestic games wud be a real challenge,considering that they were on the Intl. road for a Decade..

  • bilalshak on April 6, 2013, 6:16 GMT

    why pujara has been dropped??? Thats very bad for him

  • rcherukuru on April 6, 2013, 6:16 GMT

    Finally Rayudu IN and but we miss Sehwag.