World Twenty20 2014 January 17, 2014

Gambhir, Pathan brothers out of World Twenty20

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Gautam Gambhir, Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan were the big names missing in India's list of 30 probables for the World Twenty20 to be played in March and April of this year. Virender Sehwag didn't make it either, but with his abysmal form in the domestic season it was more or less expected. Cheteshwar Pujara and M Vijay missed out too, which is a clear sign the selectors look at them as Test specialists. Yuvraj Singh, who has been dropped from the ODI side, continued to be part of India's Twenty20 plans.

Gambhir last played for India in the ODI against England on January 27, 2013. After being dropped, Gambhir was a part of the India A squad in the series against West Indies A, during which he scored a century. He also scored a Ranji century just before India's squad for South Africa was picked, but that wasn't deemed enough to earn the team's favour back. MS Dhoni even remarked before India left for South Africa that Gambhir continues to be the third-best Test opener in India but this selection shows he faces a long road back into the side.

The Pathan brothers have been out since 2012, but are always considered important because of the dearth of allrounders in India. Irfan, though, had just come back from injury as the Ranji season ended, and got to play three matches, that too as a batsman alone. Yusuf put in one of his better Ranji seasons, averaging nearly 34 with the bat and 15 with the ball. Like his IPL franchise, Kolkata Knight Riders, who chose to not retain him, India have also decided against him.

Harbhajan Singh, who has been retained by Mumbai Indians, will be encouraged he is part of the 30. Other significant non-regulars given hope were Sanju Samson, Rajat Bhatia, Kedar Jadhav, Unmukt Chand, Mandeep Singh, Parthiv Patel, Shahbaz Nadeem and Karn Sharma.

India probables (men) Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Vinay Kumar, Stuart Binny, Mohit Sharma, Kedar Jadhav, Yuvraj Singh, Amit Mishra, Rajat Bhatia, Sanju Samson, Ishwar Pandey, Umesh Yadav, Unmukt Chand, Mandeep Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Varun Aaron, Shahbaz Nadeem, Parthiv Patel, Karn Sharma

India probable (women) Mithali Raj, Harmanpreet Kaur, Karuna Jain, Smriti Mandhana, Amita Sharma, Poonam Raut, Jhulan Goswami, Nagarajan Niranjana, Shubhlakshmi Sharma, Rajeshwari Gaikwad, Veda Krishnamurthy, Ekta Bist, Sonia Dabir, VR Vanita, Anagha Deshpande, Gouhar Sultana, Archana Das, Sneh Rana, Snehal Pradhan, Shwetha Jadhav, Sushma Verma, Shika Pandey, Madhuri Mehta, Thirush Kamini, Saika Ishaque, Neetu Jaiswal, Meghna Singh, Anita Lodhi, Ritu Dhrub, Asha Joy

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  • on March 6, 2014, 23:19 GMT

    I think Irfan Pathan should be played in 11,s, as an allrounder, I feel sorry for gambhir and Y pathan.

  • on January 21, 2014, 14:42 GMT

    Will this go through?.......

    Shikar Dhawan. Ajinkiya Rahane/Rohit Sharma. Virat Kohli. Dinesh Karthik/Unmukt Chand/Mandeep Singh. Suresh Raina. MS Dhoni. Rajat Bhatia/Stuart Binny/Ravindra Jadeja. R Ashwin. Karan Sharma. Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Mohammed Shami.

  • on January 21, 2014, 5:55 GMT

    dis is very bad selection this mater responsible is srikant and Dhoni I think y.pathan ,I.pathan uthappa and gambhir in select top 30

  • on January 19, 2014, 7:54 GMT

    dhawan,karthik,raina,kohli,jhadav/rohit,dhoni,ashwin,jadeja/bhatia/mishra,shami,ishanth,mohit sharma/varun will be good for final 11 and 15 respectively

  • on January 18, 2014, 19:11 GMT

    I can think one more bowler who was Praveen Kumar..Where is he these days .why is he kept aside every time where there is a huge bowler crisis in Indian Team in these days in overseas conditions.I can remember he played his last test match in England 2011 where he was the only bowler performed brilliantly in English climate.

    it is good that Rayudu and Binny got the call but at the same time if Varun Aaron gets the so should Gambhir,Praveen Kumar as well among 30 it is very disappointing Indian captain ruling hi own rules..

  • johnathonjosephs on January 18, 2014, 17:29 GMT

    Dhawan only had a purple patch of good form. His luck is running out, and on the long term, he is not such a great player. Gautum Gambhir though is world class and has played everywhere and done well everywhere. I think there were some dressing room/personal problems with him ( i do recall a kohli and gambhir fight in the IPL)

  • on January 18, 2014, 12:49 GMT

    Not in playing XI, but gambhir is not even for consideration into 30 member probables. Is the selection team trying to play a joke? This is biggest joke in my life ever. He is not such an undeserving player. He deserves the place even in 30 member team. Shahrukh Khan knows the value of gambhir, than BCCI. Gambhir is retained and appointed as KKR captain for IPL7.

  • on January 18, 2014, 12:46 GMT

    Y not Ghambhir Again ?????? because of him We won the previous Two world cup

  • on January 18, 2014, 12:02 GMT

    why Suresh Raina why not Gambhir ?

  • drpramit on January 18, 2014, 10:24 GMT

    A long & exhausting list, Yuvi & bhajji in the list means they still have a chance to come back. The final probables could be among : Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Vinay Kumar, Stuart Binny, Mohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Amit Mishra, Rajat Bhatia, Sanju Samson, Ishwar Pandey, Umesh Yadav, Unmukt Chand, Mandeep Singh, Harbhajan Singh.

  • on March 6, 2014, 23:19 GMT

    I think Irfan Pathan should be played in 11,s, as an allrounder, I feel sorry for gambhir and Y pathan.

  • on January 21, 2014, 14:42 GMT

    Will this go through?.......

    Shikar Dhawan. Ajinkiya Rahane/Rohit Sharma. Virat Kohli. Dinesh Karthik/Unmukt Chand/Mandeep Singh. Suresh Raina. MS Dhoni. Rajat Bhatia/Stuart Binny/Ravindra Jadeja. R Ashwin. Karan Sharma. Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Mohammed Shami.

  • on January 21, 2014, 5:55 GMT

    dis is very bad selection this mater responsible is srikant and Dhoni I think y.pathan ,I.pathan uthappa and gambhir in select top 30

  • on January 19, 2014, 7:54 GMT

    dhawan,karthik,raina,kohli,jhadav/rohit,dhoni,ashwin,jadeja/bhatia/mishra,shami,ishanth,mohit sharma/varun will be good for final 11 and 15 respectively

  • on January 18, 2014, 19:11 GMT

    I can think one more bowler who was Praveen Kumar..Where is he these days .why is he kept aside every time where there is a huge bowler crisis in Indian Team in these days in overseas conditions.I can remember he played his last test match in England 2011 where he was the only bowler performed brilliantly in English climate.

    it is good that Rayudu and Binny got the call but at the same time if Varun Aaron gets the so should Gambhir,Praveen Kumar as well among 30 it is very disappointing Indian captain ruling hi own rules..

  • johnathonjosephs on January 18, 2014, 17:29 GMT

    Dhawan only had a purple patch of good form. His luck is running out, and on the long term, he is not such a great player. Gautum Gambhir though is world class and has played everywhere and done well everywhere. I think there were some dressing room/personal problems with him ( i do recall a kohli and gambhir fight in the IPL)

  • on January 18, 2014, 12:49 GMT

    Not in playing XI, but gambhir is not even for consideration into 30 member probables. Is the selection team trying to play a joke? This is biggest joke in my life ever. He is not such an undeserving player. He deserves the place even in 30 member team. Shahrukh Khan knows the value of gambhir, than BCCI. Gambhir is retained and appointed as KKR captain for IPL7.

  • on January 18, 2014, 12:46 GMT

    Y not Ghambhir Again ?????? because of him We won the previous Two world cup

  • on January 18, 2014, 12:02 GMT

    why Suresh Raina why not Gambhir ?

  • drpramit on January 18, 2014, 10:24 GMT

    A long & exhausting list, Yuvi & bhajji in the list means they still have a chance to come back. The final probables could be among : Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Vinay Kumar, Stuart Binny, Mohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Amit Mishra, Rajat Bhatia, Sanju Samson, Ishwar Pandey, Umesh Yadav, Unmukt Chand, Mandeep Singh, Harbhajan Singh.

  • ciphernzilch on January 18, 2014, 10:16 GMT

    In the 71 comments posted here, not a single one talks about the women's team. No wonder women's cricket doesn't get the attention it should, unlike in England and Australia. Even the article does not talk about the women's team, but only lists the probables. Why are we so "men centric"?

  • ramli on January 18, 2014, 8:22 GMT

    @Ankur Jain ... you don't seem to understand ... the article says that MSD supported GG's selection ... also, if somebody is fit, they can't walk into the team ... long absence has to be overcome by good form also ... even if both are there, current players must fare very badly to bring the replacement ... tough call for seniors these days ... what to do?

  • on January 18, 2014, 8:14 GMT

    n0..gambir..poor selection..

  • jimbond on January 18, 2014, 6:48 GMT

    This is of course a long list of 30. Hope someone like Harbajan doesnt progress beyond this list. I would prefer a player like Rajat Bhatia who can be totally depended on to bowl four economical overs, and is also mentally calm (as well as technically sound) with the bat in the lower order. Samson and Amit Mishra are also good picks. The presence of Samson eliminates the need to keep Dinesh Karthik in the team, and hence can be left out of the 15. Binny is a gamble, while Ravindra Jajeja should be considered as a pure bowler if he is to be selected because his batting in T20 is unsuitable.

  • on January 18, 2014, 6:35 GMT

    good selection.rojer binny selected stuart binny.sandeep patil goes for rayudu coz he is from maharashtra.when see team most new players r pick from their own states.why srikkanth havent try to bring anirudh srikkanth in team when he was the selector coz srikkanth thginks that we selecting indian team.

  • on January 18, 2014, 6:02 GMT

    Dear Sir, Why should ignore Gautam Gambhir every time selection he is a match winner,

  • on January 18, 2014, 5:47 GMT

    All are fighting for rasool, i don't think he is done enough to pick in national side he is not getting any 10fors or 5 fors regularly while bowling,and not scoring that much,but he have some talent both in batting & Bowling, let him play for another 1yr, prove him self as good alrounder iin ipl's, and some other forign A tours.

    rahane,dhavan,virat,rohit,raina,dhoni,ashwin,jadaja,binny/varun aron,ishwar panday,shami ahmad, this shlould be the playing leven for worldt20,

    rohit,dhawan,virat,rahane,raina,dhoni,binny/rishi,jadaja/ashwin,shami ahmed,varun aron/umesh yadav,pankaj singh.

    t20cup is going to be held in bangladesh so we must play both ashwin and jadeja in playing11.

    but 50ver world cup which is going to be held in asu/nz. we should play either ashwin or jaddu at a time regarding no of right and left hand batsmans in opposite teams.

  • on January 18, 2014, 4:51 GMT

    where is saurabh tiwari,manoj tiwary,utthappa,balaji,rasool,rishi dhawan,dinda???

  • on January 18, 2014, 4:40 GMT

    This is all Dhoni Selection as he dont want Gambhir because in a way he is threat to him. Moreover still this is hard to understand not picking Robin Uthappa & Irfan Pathan if they are fit.

  • on January 18, 2014, 4:32 GMT

    They should have included uttappa who could also keep well and replace karan sharma with iqbal abdullah.

  • on January 18, 2014, 4:26 GMT

    Same selection, there is no player like Dinda, Laxmi. It is totaly baised selection.

  • on January 18, 2014, 2:55 GMT

    Uthappa gambir to select

  • Savvy-Cricket-Analyst on January 17, 2014, 19:19 GMT

    Questionable selections of - Rajat Bhatia, Parthiv Patel, Karn Sharma and Stuart Binny. On what basis, they have been selected?

    Unable to understand, why these outstanding players have been ignored - Rishi Dhawan, Gautam Gambhir, Naman Ojha, Robin Uthappa

  • on January 17, 2014, 18:23 GMT

    Ashok Dinda shd have been there....poor team selection

  • on January 17, 2014, 18:10 GMT

    wat a foolissh selection? wer is rasool? uthappa? y rajTh bhatia ..parthiv patel..r n the squad

  • on January 17, 2014, 17:54 GMT

    gautam gambhir should have been selected. we shd not forget he is the best opener

  • on January 17, 2014, 17:48 GMT

    rohit should bat at no.4..... Rahane or Sanju should open with Dhawan

  • on January 17, 2014, 17:43 GMT

    Rajat Bhatia In....Laxmi Shukla out!! Biggest Commedy this is!!!

  • on January 17, 2014, 17:30 GMT

    According to me i think gambir should be in 30 man squad because as india need opener and rohit can bat as a opener in t20 he is good in middle order so they should give gautam gambir the opening slot

  • on January 17, 2014, 17:28 GMT

    I think ishant needs to prove himself before giving him any more chances.. No doubt he is a great bowler but he miserably fails to hit the right length in t20's..

  • ashhad.iqbal on January 17, 2014, 17:21 GMT

    Shahbaz nadeen, a young and energetic left arm spinner has made a significant start in the last IPL and made a lot of trouble for the batsmans . He is one of the finnest bowler , I have ever seen in india so should be given a chance to prove his tallent....lets explore his tallent...pray for him..a bowler from a small town , so I think he should be in the indian team to prove that he has in his pocket of mystery...

  • on January 17, 2014, 16:43 GMT

    Rajat Bhatia???? r u kidding me????then Laxmi Sukla should got selected.where is Ashok Dinda? in T20 international he has 17 wickets in 9 matches with avg 14.01. Parthiv and Dinesh Kartik and no Naman Ojha. this selection make only laugh.

  • on January 17, 2014, 16:26 GMT

    My wish squad would be my X1 As it is going in ban or srilanka... 1)Shikar,2)Rohit,3)Virat,4)Yuvraj,5)Dhoni,6)Raina,7)Binny.8)Jadeja,9)Ashwin,10)Aaron,11)Shami. Samson,Rahane/ Rayudu,Mishra/k.shama,Bhuvi/Vinay,Umesh/ishwar. it is very disappointing that ishanth sharma is included in probables.. he is a decent bowler for longer formatS in overseas condtion where he could excell in bouncy wickets...but he lacks any mimimum variations which utmost needed for t20s it may be absolute blunder if they pick him for final fiftheen..

  • on January 17, 2014, 16:25 GMT

    Ohh common..How cn u even miss ppl like Rishi Dhawan,Pankaj Singh,Rasool..They are star performers in this years Ranji..What else these players have to do to get a chance even in a 30 man squad?? Come out from players like Vinay Kumar & Ishant..Atleast give a look at the likes of Beigh & Nazir from J&K.. and about Irfan..I dnt think he deserves a chance based on his past record..He played some Ranji matches this session..But as a Batsman..& plzz we dnt need any batsman now..Uthappa can be added into the side..Feeling bad for Gauti..Viru u cnt blame anyone mate..Best of Luck Guys..Make us proud again.. Cricinfo plz publish this..

  • on January 17, 2014, 16:24 GMT

    what on earth makes one think p patel is better than uthappa? though patel wont b in the final 15. n u. chand struggles against quality bowling, he was exposed badly in ipl6, yet to prove himself.

  • Venkat_Gowrishankar on January 17, 2014, 16:21 GMT

    I Believe that Gambhir could actually replace R Sharma in the Test squad. R sharma has no footwork to play Test cricket in Overseas conditions. Gambhir on the other hand does have a decent Test record. I wonder if the team management put some thought into this.

  • gauravm5 on January 17, 2014, 16:19 GMT

    where is zaheer khan, still India's best limited overs bowler. Most of the T20s are decided in the last 4 overs of the innings. I am sure with Ishant, Shami, Bhuvi, Vinay, Umesh, Mohit, Varun Aaron, Ashwin, Bhajji & Jadeja, India cant even defend 60-70 runs in the last 4-5 overs.

  • Hashimbaig on January 17, 2014, 16:11 GMT

    I am very shocked about this selection. Good to have harbhajan sing back in 30 man squad, but i am not happy with this young team. India need gambhir, because he are back in form, and he has that experience to help india if they struggled. Shikar Dhawan was a very very poor selection, because he dont has that experience, and because he failed against south africa in odi and test series. Good thinking to not let Sehwaq play right now, because he are in poor form right now, but if he find form he should be selected. Where are Zaheer khan he should be picked also. He are indias mane fast bowler, so that will cost india if the others doesnt perform well. There are many in the 30 man squad who are debutants, so that are a not good selection a very very poor selection. If they wants youngsters they need 5-6 experience players who has played many odi and test games. My final words is that if India going into the T20 world cup with a inexperience team, they will never win the T20 world cup.

  • howizzat on January 17, 2014, 16:09 GMT

    Saddened not see Irfan, M Tiwary, Rishi Dhawan, Jalaj Saxena and Ojha.

  • on January 17, 2014, 15:51 GMT

    pathan brother gauty & uthappa missing squad

  • sergio11 on January 17, 2014, 15:48 GMT

    Robin Uttappa, must have been in the side,nice to see Karan Sharama in the list hope he gets few matches: it too early to give sanju a go at the international side he is just 18,let him play few more ranji season n few more IPL..surely dat guy is the future of indian cricket along with few others: my team Shikar,Rahane,Virat,Rohit,Raina,Dhoni,jadeja,Ashwin,Aron,Yadav,Shami..Rahane in T20 must not bat at number 4..he wil take time early on in his inning to get going and can play the anchor role really well...Rohit done really well for MI at NO: 4 so its better to send him down...

  • on January 17, 2014, 15:47 GMT

    3 Wicket Keepers in there ,apart from MS Dhoni.

  • Blackholesun on January 17, 2014, 15:40 GMT

    Seems like Sehwag's career is over ! but he is himself responsible for his current state. We need team players not individual players, and if you keep on playing in the same style irrespective of what the team needs, you gonna pay for it someday.

    Agreed he is very good player on his day, but then who isn't? His current form is not going to help him either. If you can't score against the domestic bowlers, well you aren't good enough for international games !

  • Mr.sura on January 17, 2014, 15:36 GMT

    Why no rishi dhawan??? He had a excellent ranji season and good ipl with MI

  • DD_f0rever on January 17, 2014, 15:25 GMT

    Really disappointed NOT to find Pervez Rasool's name even in 30 probables' list. Feeling for him. He is a very good off-spinner and an equally good batsman.

    Shame on you selectors !

  • goindiago2012 on January 17, 2014, 15:25 GMT

    Pravin Tambe anyone? One would be correct in saying that he has very limited professional playing experience, but judging on his CLT20 play and considering the World T20 will be in spinning Bangladesh conditions, Tambe wouldn't be a bad decision. Now, the chance of him being in the XI is very unlikely, but as a inexpensive spinner, India could really use some experience, if Karn Sharma was selected based on his IPL form, why shouldn't Tambe be selected? Age may be a factor, but obviously he's in great shape, if Brad Hogg chipped in notable performance for Australia in T20s at 40+ years of age, why can't Tambe? Just a thought.

  • DD_f0rever on January 17, 2014, 15:18 GMT

    I'm from New Delhi but I have no hesitation in saying that Sehwag's career is over and he is no more an international material due to his age and reflexes.

    Gauti can still make it to ODI team but his problem with short balls goes against him. (Same with Y. Pathan)

    As far as Uthappa is concerned, he looks like the ONE who can still make a place in Ind team but needs to show consistency.

    And dear Indian selectors, If Dhoni performs good with bat (in Tests) in upcoming NZ, Aus and Eng tours then its okay otherwise he needs to go from TEST team and a young wk-batsman needs to be groomed.

  • cricketanand12 on January 17, 2014, 15:05 GMT

    Shikhar dhawan ,Rohit Sharma,Virat Kohli,Suresh RainĂ ,Yuvraj singh,Msd,harbhajan singh,ravichandran ashwin,shami ahmed,varun Aaron,bhuvaneshwar kumar will be a perfect combination. India will have 4 good death bowlers in form of bhajji,ashwin,Aaron,shami.Very excited.Yuvraj singh in t20s is no less on those dead pitches. Others teams which are also brilliant are west indies having awesome hitters and good spinners,eng which have wright,hales,Morgan,Petersen ,shah,kieswetter,bopara,Tredwell.But they do not have many goof bowlers.AU's do not have a good spinner.srilankans have good bowlers but there batting is weaker.south Africans have good bowlers but they do not have good spinners.most of the teams are lacking quality spinner.but Pakistan have so many.even there batting in t20s is so different.

  • kartcric on January 17, 2014, 15:03 GMT

    Gambhir will be highest scorer in history of t20 internationals and he is dropped.Absolutely shocking!.Then what about Irfan pathan.He got injured and was left out in 2012.Ok,but he has now recovered and should have been picked in the probables.The World T20 is 3 months away and you could have picked him in the final squad too if he had done well in domestic arena.I can bet and say that he is the best allrounder in the country.Senseless selection,that's all I can say.

  • MAYURESHmagic on January 17, 2014, 15:01 GMT

    Dhawan, Rohit, Rayudu, Raina, Yuvraj, Kohli, Dhoni, Ashwin, Jadeja, Mishra, Bhuvneshwar, Shami, Ishwar Pandey, Harbhajan, Mohit, Rahane. Don't even think about Ishant, he can't bowl yorkers.

  • Hareeshkmurali on January 17, 2014, 15:00 GMT

    Seems like the selectors have missed Jaydev Unadkat there. He had a brilliant IPL season last time around; did well against Zimbabwe as well though he didn't make the best use of Aussie series. Anyways he'd have been in my best 30.

  • mahi_b on January 17, 2014, 14:51 GMT

    I think this is a poor selection. Robin Uthappa and Rasool should be included in 30 probables and 15 squad also.

  • on January 17, 2014, 14:49 GMT

    Wre's Rishi dhawan top wicket taker n have some runs too....too pity..selectors r blind

  • TNAmarkFromIndia on January 17, 2014, 14:48 GMT

    Hope Kedar Jadhav makes it to the final squad. Fantastic attacking batsman that might just be the answer to our middle-order woes in the limited overs format.

  • SridharKalyan on January 17, 2014, 14:46 GMT

    I think the final fifteen should be like this:

    Shikar / Rohit / Virat / Raina-Rahane-Rayudu / Dhoni / Jadeja / Binny - Bhatia / Shami / Ishant - Ishwar / Bhuvi / Umesh (Rishi Dhawan).

    This line up can both bat and bowl deep - and probably is the best fielding unit. It is a pity that Rishi Dhawan is not in the list of 30 - he is any day a better fielder and batsman than most of the quicks included in the 30, and his bowling per se is not vastly different from them either.

  • on January 17, 2014, 14:45 GMT

    where is uthappa, manoj and shurabh tiwaris,balaji too should have been considered

  • class9ryan on January 17, 2014, 14:43 GMT

    Robin Uthappa looks a notable omission alongside Gambhir. Gambhir has not done extremely well in the recent past but Robin has put in some performances including some good knocks during the previous IPL. Robin is a naturally gifted batsman and I hope he uses the upcoming opportunities to prove selectors wrong. Otherwise, the others were expected but Bhatia is a sure eyebrow raiser.

  • murthydn16 on January 17, 2014, 14:41 GMT

    Why no Uthappa. Looks like selectors are biased against him. When Raina is given so many chances, why not uthappa. What is Ishant and Vinay doing. Imagine if Ishant gives 30 runs in each of his overs.

  • on January 17, 2014, 14:39 GMT

    Why Laxmi Ratan Shukla not included among best 30 T20 players of this country? He has been awarded with best domestic all rounder last year.He always performs in IPL whenever he get opportunity. He has scored maximum number of runs for bengal in Ranji trophy this season. And has provided breakthrough at crucial moments. He is an electrifying fielder and can score faster than anybody. If age is the barrier then why Rajat Bhatia, Staurt binny got the tickets?

    Where is Ashok Dinda? One of the T20 specialist. His performance for Pune warriors in last IPL was pretty good.He can hit the deck well, always bowls 135+ kmph.

    Shame on you selectors. Can anybody tell me what Varun Aaron has done last year?

  • MANTU14 on January 17, 2014, 14:38 GMT

    Why there is no Pragyan Ojha?

  • joseyesu on January 17, 2014, 14:29 GMT

    Pathans what are you doing? Gambir may be left out as the opening pair looks already well established. To me INDIAs squad wont change for atleast another 5 years. Just 1 or 2 changes in playing 11 is more likely.

  • on January 17, 2014, 14:26 GMT

    i Real miss robin uthapa and sewbag

  • prabukailash.k on January 17, 2014, 14:25 GMT

    best 16 (My Opinion) Rohit, Dhawan, Virat, Rahane, Yuvi, Dhoni, Raina, jaddu, Yusuf, Irfan, Ashwin, Amit misra, Praveen kumar, Buvi, Varoon, Shami

  • on January 17, 2014, 14:24 GMT

    What Happened to Lakshmipathy Balaji??? He was the leading wicket taker for India In 2012 T20 World Cup...and when was he dropped??Shocking to see Yusuf Pathan and Robin Uthappa out of the t20 team.I guess these are only probables list.Still,BCCI can include anyone in the final squad...

  • CricketChat on January 17, 2014, 14:21 GMT

    Pathan brothers, Gambhir, Shewag are done as far as international selection. The selectors have moved on to next generation players. Even Zaheer's name is missing! Given his history of poor fitness and physical breakdowns, one would expect T20 to be his best bet, if at all.

  • on January 17, 2014, 14:19 GMT

    Ravi_ hari drop Dhoni that would be the worst decision EVER!! plus Dhoni was there for the first T20 WC and he led the team to the cup, a dynamic batsmen like Dhoni is a danger for any team in a T20 game, Kartik can never core 50 in 20 balls and Kohli has no experience as a captain and to captain a cup like the wc IS NOT EASY!!!

  • Varun290589 on January 17, 2014, 14:14 GMT

    Is this Indian team probables or CSK squad for IPL 7??Don't no y is Parvez Rasool being omitted from every single squad??Y no ROBIN UTHAPPA??Disappointesd with this squad...:(

  • siddhartha87 on January 17, 2014, 14:14 GMT

    Kedar Yadav should be in XV

  • OnionDosa on January 17, 2014, 14:13 GMT

    Robin Uthappa,Parvez Rasool and Pankaj Singh are not even in the top 30!! so that means the selectors are conveying that Chand is better than Uthappa and Nadeem is better than Rasool.I have no doubts that Rajat Bhatia has been an amazing player for Delhi but what is his role in the team? is he there as a medium pacer(not even medium pace) who cant bat at no.9? When Harbhajan who has had a mediocre season can be picked,why not gambhir? and not naming Irfan Pathan is the only good thing here as he has just recovered from an injury and needs more match practise.Bad luck for Uthappa,Yusuf,Pankaj and Rasool who are finding it difficult to be in the selectors' radar!!

  • on January 17, 2014, 14:07 GMT

    Why is Robin Uthappa not in the squad

  • on January 17, 2014, 14:06 GMT

    Dhoni said Gambhir is the third best test opener! Then why pay are some questions raised about his presence in the T20 squad? Also I believe the top p performers in the domestic tournament should be given a chance to send an encouragement to them

  • Al_Bundy1 on January 17, 2014, 13:57 GMT

    Rishi Dhawan and Yusuf Pathan are missing from this list. Rishi did well for Mumbai Indians, and Yusuf is a natural selection for any T20 game.

  • shaikhsaab on January 17, 2014, 13:48 GMT

    hahahhhaha ua r rite..evn I keep on wondering how piyush chawla gets selected.

  • on January 17, 2014, 13:44 GMT

    Where is ROBIN UTHAPPA??Even if they are picking bhatia,mohit on basis of IPL then where is uthappa who is in great touch in domestic season and also was in top 10 list in IPL.....

  • RyanHarrisGreatCricketer on January 17, 2014, 13:42 GMT

    How on earth is irfan pathan not in the 30 man squad?

  • on January 17, 2014, 13:40 GMT

    no Piyush chawla ? we have lost this world cup even before it starts....:P

  • on January 17, 2014, 13:37 GMT

    Was hoping to see Kuldip Yadav being picked for this tournament.. And Zol of course.. Hope by the time this team is finalised, Ashwin and Bhajji would be out of the fray..

  • on January 17, 2014, 13:24 GMT

    really surprising still csk dominating squad.

  • SanjuKarthikeyan on January 17, 2014, 13:19 GMT

    Well done - it makes sense to put some one like Sanju Samson in the probables he is the future of India. But wonder why they didn't pick Vijay Zol instead of Unmukt Chand !

  • ravi_hari on January 17, 2014, 13:17 GMT

    Surprising to see Yousuf out. Though this will be halved by the time the squad is announced, some inclusions and exclusions are surprising. If you are picking Chand, Kedar, etc. why have you missed out on Zol. I think he has performed more consistantly than the others. Also Why do you have Parthiv and Harbhajan. I think we need to look at more fresh talent. Yuvraj also does not merit a place, though he can be useful as spinner allrounder. In fact, like Vengsarkar did it for the first T20 World Cup, Dhoni should be dropped and replaced with Kohli as captain. Karthik can be the keeper batsman to replace Dhoni. Let Dhoni lead in WC ODI and Tests. This should be the last chance for the likes of Raina. Unfortunate to miss out I think are Balaji, Vihari and Dinda. Let us see how the final 15 looks like.

  • on January 17, 2014, 13:16 GMT

    Thank god ! no Piyush Chawla :) He is always selected in World cups ! :D

  • on January 17, 2014, 13:15 GMT

    great probale list hope youngsters will be rewarded

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  • on January 17, 2014, 13:15 GMT

    great probale list hope youngsters will be rewarded

  • on January 17, 2014, 13:16 GMT

    Thank god ! no Piyush Chawla :) He is always selected in World cups ! :D

  • ravi_hari on January 17, 2014, 13:17 GMT

    Surprising to see Yousuf out. Though this will be halved by the time the squad is announced, some inclusions and exclusions are surprising. If you are picking Chand, Kedar, etc. why have you missed out on Zol. I think he has performed more consistantly than the others. Also Why do you have Parthiv and Harbhajan. I think we need to look at more fresh talent. Yuvraj also does not merit a place, though he can be useful as spinner allrounder. In fact, like Vengsarkar did it for the first T20 World Cup, Dhoni should be dropped and replaced with Kohli as captain. Karthik can be the keeper batsman to replace Dhoni. Let Dhoni lead in WC ODI and Tests. This should be the last chance for the likes of Raina. Unfortunate to miss out I think are Balaji, Vihari and Dinda. Let us see how the final 15 looks like.

  • SanjuKarthikeyan on January 17, 2014, 13:19 GMT

    Well done - it makes sense to put some one like Sanju Samson in the probables he is the future of India. But wonder why they didn't pick Vijay Zol instead of Unmukt Chand !

  • on January 17, 2014, 13:24 GMT

    really surprising still csk dominating squad.

  • on January 17, 2014, 13:37 GMT

    Was hoping to see Kuldip Yadav being picked for this tournament.. And Zol of course.. Hope by the time this team is finalised, Ashwin and Bhajji would be out of the fray..

  • on January 17, 2014, 13:40 GMT

    no Piyush chawla ? we have lost this world cup even before it starts....:P

  • RyanHarrisGreatCricketer on January 17, 2014, 13:42 GMT

    How on earth is irfan pathan not in the 30 man squad?

  • on January 17, 2014, 13:44 GMT

    Where is ROBIN UTHAPPA??Even if they are picking bhatia,mohit on basis of IPL then where is uthappa who is in great touch in domestic season and also was in top 10 list in IPL.....

  • shaikhsaab on January 17, 2014, 13:48 GMT

    hahahhhaha ua r rite..evn I keep on wondering how piyush chawla gets selected.