Champions Trophy 2013

Mishra and Dinda set to be dropped

Amol Karhadkar

May 3, 2013

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Amit Mishra finished with figures of 3 for 26, Chennai Super Kings v Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL, Chennai, April 25, 2013
Amit Mishra is having a terrific IPL season, but could miss the cut for the Champions Trophy © BCCI
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Three bowlers that featured in India's squad during the home ODIs series against England in January are likely to miss out on the Champions Trophy, to be played in England from June 5.

Legspinner Amit Mishra, one of the stars of the current season of the IPL, is set to be a casualty along with Bengal pace duo of Ashok Dinda and Shami Ahmed when the selectors name the squad in Mumbai on Saturday evening.

While fast bowler Umesh Yadav is certain to return to international cricket after breaking down with a lower back injury during the first Test against England last November, Vinay Kumar and Irfan Pathan are front-runners in what would be a five-man pace bowling attack.

With the conditions in England not favouring spin, Mishra, who was the reserve spinner for the England ODIs, is likely to miss the cut with R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja available. While Vinay has been ignored by the national selectors since the last year's Asia Cup in March, Irfan broke down after returning from India's limited-overs tour to Sri Lanka in July-August last year.

This would mean that in the absence of Zaheer Khan, who hasn't recovered from side strain, India would be able to field the seam attack of Yadav, Ishant Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar with Vinay and Pathan being the back-up bowlers. Both Vinay and Irfan have had an impressive IPL campaign so far, and one of them will lose out on a plane to England only if the selectors decide to stick with Ahmed. Dinda, having had a horrendous run with the ball for Pune Warriors, especially in the death overs, is all but certain to be axed from the 15-member squad.

In the batting unit, the only major change is likely to be Shikhar Dhawan replacing Cheteshwar Pujara. Having recovered from the fracture that he suffered during his memorable Test debut, Dhawan is all set for another stint in the shorter version. Dhawan, who last featured in an ODI almost two years ago, hasn't done much of note during his five ODI appearances.

Despite being under pressure to retain their places in the squad, opener Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh are likely to return their places in the squad.

Amol Karhadkar is a correspondent at ESPNcricinfo

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Posted by   on (May 4, 2013, 9:05 GMT)

AMIT MISHRA is much more talented and wicket taking bowler than Ashwin, Irfan, Vinay Kumar and has recently hit double hundred in first-class cricket, can be usefull with the bat too... Its unfortunate that even having such a good IPL this season 2013 and in 2012 and being consistent domestic season doesnt get AMIT MISHRA selected even as a reserve spinner. Hope the selectors take an informed decision and pick AMIT MISHRA in the 15.

Posted by   on (May 4, 2013, 8:17 GMT)

Its unfortunate that even having such a good IPL season 2013 and in 2012 and a consistent domestic season doesnt get AMIT MISHRA selected even as a reserve spinner.

Where as he is much more talented and wicket taking bowler than Ashwin, Irfan, Vinay Kumar and has recently hit double hundred in first-class cricket, can be usefull with the bat too... I hope the selectors take an informed decision and pick AMIT MISHRA up on the Basis of his talent... !!!!

Posted by AravindxD on (May 4, 2013, 8:02 GMT)

yup i am happy with the selectors now .. my prediction came through but very sad for Pujara ... he needs to given aleast one opportunity to prove himself in ODIs . I wish DK doesn't warm the benches .. good team .. It has got match winners through out .

Posted by   on (May 4, 2013, 7:57 GMT)

My team Should be

1. Dhawan 2.Pujara 3. Kohli 4. Yuvraj 5. Dhoni 6. Raina 7. Irfan 8. Bhuvi 9. Ashwin 10. Vinay 11. Yadav 12. Ishanth 13. Rahane 14. Sehwag 15. Mishra

Posted by sweetspot on (May 4, 2013, 7:55 GMT)

Team Announced: Vijay, Dhawan, Dhoni, Virat, Raina, Bhuvi, Ishant, Umesh, Vinay, Dinesh Karthik, Jadeja, Ashwin, Irfan, Rohit, Mishra.

Posted by   on (May 4, 2013, 7:48 GMT)

Irfan & Bhuvi are key players for IND in English conditions.. If Irfan bowls good, with his batting abilities he would be the best bet for allrounder at no.7.. I rather throw dice by dropping Jadeja and bring in leg-spinner Mishra. He could be more effective than Ashwin & Jadeja... Also I would go with Sehwag ahead of Gambhir provided you already have left handed opener Dhawan and I would retain Pujara & drop Rohit as we need some one to anchor innings in the tough bowling conditions..

Posted by ibbani on (May 4, 2013, 7:47 GMT)

Gambhir and Youvi are out of form in all sorts. Gambhir's technique is horrendous with his inability to have playing short balls, too much shuffling in front of wicket.Vinay has very good bowling techniques in death overs. he would be very handy on English conditions, he is also handy in batting. he has a good cricketing brain in terms of assessing the batsman. he has got 16 bowler wickets out of 18 he has got, 2 might be gifted ones.but overall, Dhawan, Pujara,Kohli, Raina, Dhoni, Jadeja,Vinay, Ashwin, Ishant,Bhuvi, Irfan, Umesh are good 12 member team.

Posted by devil_in_details on (May 4, 2013, 7:46 GMT)

..continuing from my prev post..Bowling is relatively straight forward. Third seamer only needs to be selected to support Bhuvi, Unmesh and Ashwin- most likely it would ishant/ vinay kumar/irfan. either ways it doesnt make any difference. in foreign conditions its is a damage limitation attack at best. My ideal team thus would be vijay, dhawan, kohli, rohit, yuvi, dhoni, jadeja, ashwin, bhuvi, unmesh , vinay/ishant/irfan.

Posted by   on (May 4, 2013, 7:45 GMT)

My team would be 01)Ajinkya Rahanae, 02)Shikhar Dhawan, 03)Virat Kohli, 04)Suresh Raina, 05)Rohit Sharma, 06)MS Dhoni, 07)Ravindra Jadeja, 08)R Ashwin, 09)I Pathan, 10)B Kumar, 11)Umesh Yadav....Sub 12)Dinesh Karthik, 13)P Kumar, 14)Abinav Mukund, 15)Ishant Sharma....

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