Australia in India 2010 October 12, 2010

Dhawan picked, Tendulkar rested for Australia ODIs

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Shikhar Dhawan, the Delhi opener, is the only new face in a weakened 14-man squad for the three-ODI series against Australia which starts on Sunday. As many as seven first-choice players, including Sachin Tendulkar, have been omitted from the squad; while Tendulkar, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan and Pragyan Ojha have been rested, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir and Ishant Sharma have been left out with minor injuries.

Dhawan, 24, scored a century in the Challenger Trophy earlier this week and was a regular member of the Mumbai Indians' march to the IPL final this year. He was also Delhi's highest scorer in the domestic one-day tournament last season, making 355 runs in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. The absence of India's three established one-day openers - Tendulkar, Gambhir and Sehwag - has provided the opportunity for Dhawan, who is likely to be accompanied by Tamil Nadu's M Vijay at the top of the order.

"It was always at back of my mind that if I keep performing well I will get a chance," Dhawan told ESPNcricinfo. "The IPL was a great learning experience. It's like an international tournament, playing with paaji [Tendulkar, with whom he opened the innings for Mumbai Indians] playing such a level gives you lots of confidence. if I get a chance to play for India I'll be more confident since I've played at that kind of level."

Dhawan already has played with many players who are important members of the Indian team. Besides Tendulkar, he was a team-mate of Harbhajan and Zaheer for Mumbai in the IPL, and the national team has plenty of Delhi players - Sehwag, Gambhir, Virat Kohli and Ashish Nehra. "That is going to help a lot since I won't feel out of the team," Dhawan said. "Though I am a youngster and just getting in, there is already a comfort level with several of the team-mates."

Another player for whom this will be a big series is Tamil Nadu offspinner R Ashwin, who forms the spin department along with Ravindra Jadeja. Ashwin was instrumental in Chennai Super Kings' title wins in the IPL and the Champions League Twenty20 this year and could get several matches since the spinners ahead of him in the pecking order, Harbhajan and Ojha, are missing.

Saurabh Tiwary, the Jharkhand batsman who has been part of the squad for the past two one-day tournaments without getting a match, has been included, as has Karnataka medium-pacer Vinay Kumar, who played one ODI during the Zimbabwe tour earlier this year.

Squad: MS Dhoni (capt & wk), M Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Saurabh Tiwary, R Ashwin, Praveen Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Munaf Patel, Vinay Kumar, Ravindra Jadeja, Rohit Sharma

Siddarth Ravindran is a sub-editor at Cricinfo

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  • peterss on October 17, 2010, 11:37 GMT

    @bdeo. Pujara's average in 2 innings is 72/2 = 36! He got a duck in the 1st innings. given a second chance, he proved his worth... vijay has been scoring in almost every opportunity he has gotten. his 80s and 50s cant be forgotten. scoring heavily in champions league and IPL as well. pujara is nuts in limited overs!

  • Viper2.0 on October 17, 2010, 8:23 GMT

    Ravindra Jadeja has to be the luckiest person in the whole of India to be playing for the country.Only god knows how many matches India are gonna loose because of him :x

  • kany on October 16, 2010, 19:48 GMT

    MS we know u r the captain apparently u know more abt cricket then any one us (Critics) do, but mate u need to accept, understand and realise that country hate RAVINDRA JADEJA AS A APART OF INDIAN TEAM HE IS A WASTE. With world cup just 13 ODI's away why don't u agree with urself and give this chance to a real big hitter like Yousuf in the team, instead of preparing jadeja muscles for the world cup and wasting cricket.....

  • KrazyCricketKid on October 16, 2010, 13:05 GMT

    My batting lineup for world cup would be :

    1. Sachin Tendulkar 2. Virender Sehwag 3. Yusuf Pathan 4. Yuvraj Singh 5. Suresh Raina 6. Robin Uthappa 7. MS Dhoni 8. Irfan Pathan 9. Harbhajan Singh 10. Zaheer Khan 11. Praveen Kumar

  • on October 16, 2010, 10:45 GMT

    I have no problems with letting Sehvag and Gambhir rest until they are 100% fit and playing Aswin and Munaf on merit in place of Harbhajan,Ojha and Ishant. But why in the world are you resting Sachin in a very important series where you have everything to play for when he is at top form and completely fit and he has not requested for any rest and when the other two experienced openers are not playing. Remember the disgrace in Zimbabwe where you sent a second string side and called it the Indian national side and we lost to Zimbabwe and Srilanka and slid down in rankings(I am not speaking about national pride to those who aren't bothered). If you want to blood youngsters play them with the seniors rather than playing a completely new team(they will get the same experience playing in the A team). This team might win the series 3-0, but that won't make any difference to my point.

  • bdeo on October 16, 2010, 5:03 GMT

    I just appeal to all the cricket lovers ,India will be remain number one in every format of Cricket only When all kind of Politics and bhai bhatijawad has to removed from cricket. In Present scenario We are seeing Selectors didn't put any effort to select a talented and potential player, All the time they continued with Murali Vijay,R. Ashwin,Vinay Kumar,Mithun,Munaf,Rohit Sharma,Ravindra Jadeja ETC.. These are the example of the players who had ample amount of chance but didn't come upto the expectation of international standard so whyn't we give the chance to those player who really deserve the place in Indian team this is only bcoz of politics. Selector are enjoying the hot seat nothing Else .I said 1 thing Mr. Sourav Ganguly raised the name like C. Pujara,Manish Pandey,A.Nayar and so many talent in our country but they didn't get the chance.as soon as Pujara get the Chance He proved it But Murali Vijay after 1 & 1/2 year just played one innings.So be honest. Happy Durgapuja 2 all.

  • on October 16, 2010, 4:37 GMT

    Rohit sharma and Jadeja don't inspire confidence. Even if they have one good match, I don't see them performing consistently over the next decade.

  • on October 16, 2010, 4:34 GMT

    Its time we gave Dhoni some rest too. The guy has been playing non-stop and he keeps the wickets as well. He definitely needs to take a month off.

  • bestXIwarrriors on October 15, 2010, 23:40 GMT

    i can't believe they r not giving chance to Pathan brother's. way better than munaf. india needs to have lethal/killer batsmen like Y. Pathan down the order. does Shrikant ever gets any feedback from all of our comments.

  • nkadit on October 15, 2010, 22:27 GMT

    Guys we need to see what our team needs.. our team needs a allrounder and a bowler and a spinner to support bhajji.. what allrounders do we have in the country irfan,jadeja,yusuf thats it... spinner i think ashwin suits in ODI and we have fast bowlers like zaheer, praveen, nehra.... else we can have vinay kumar... so I think this side only needed an irfan or a yusuf.. instead of jadeja or munaf....

  • peterss on October 17, 2010, 11:37 GMT

    @bdeo. Pujara's average in 2 innings is 72/2 = 36! He got a duck in the 1st innings. given a second chance, he proved his worth... vijay has been scoring in almost every opportunity he has gotten. his 80s and 50s cant be forgotten. scoring heavily in champions league and IPL as well. pujara is nuts in limited overs!

  • Viper2.0 on October 17, 2010, 8:23 GMT

    Ravindra Jadeja has to be the luckiest person in the whole of India to be playing for the country.Only god knows how many matches India are gonna loose because of him :x

  • kany on October 16, 2010, 19:48 GMT

    MS we know u r the captain apparently u know more abt cricket then any one us (Critics) do, but mate u need to accept, understand and realise that country hate RAVINDRA JADEJA AS A APART OF INDIAN TEAM HE IS A WASTE. With world cup just 13 ODI's away why don't u agree with urself and give this chance to a real big hitter like Yousuf in the team, instead of preparing jadeja muscles for the world cup and wasting cricket.....

  • KrazyCricketKid on October 16, 2010, 13:05 GMT

    My batting lineup for world cup would be :

    1. Sachin Tendulkar 2. Virender Sehwag 3. Yusuf Pathan 4. Yuvraj Singh 5. Suresh Raina 6. Robin Uthappa 7. MS Dhoni 8. Irfan Pathan 9. Harbhajan Singh 10. Zaheer Khan 11. Praveen Kumar

  • on October 16, 2010, 10:45 GMT

    I have no problems with letting Sehvag and Gambhir rest until they are 100% fit and playing Aswin and Munaf on merit in place of Harbhajan,Ojha and Ishant. But why in the world are you resting Sachin in a very important series where you have everything to play for when he is at top form and completely fit and he has not requested for any rest and when the other two experienced openers are not playing. Remember the disgrace in Zimbabwe where you sent a second string side and called it the Indian national side and we lost to Zimbabwe and Srilanka and slid down in rankings(I am not speaking about national pride to those who aren't bothered). If you want to blood youngsters play them with the seniors rather than playing a completely new team(they will get the same experience playing in the A team). This team might win the series 3-0, but that won't make any difference to my point.

  • bdeo on October 16, 2010, 5:03 GMT

    I just appeal to all the cricket lovers ,India will be remain number one in every format of Cricket only When all kind of Politics and bhai bhatijawad has to removed from cricket. In Present scenario We are seeing Selectors didn't put any effort to select a talented and potential player, All the time they continued with Murali Vijay,R. Ashwin,Vinay Kumar,Mithun,Munaf,Rohit Sharma,Ravindra Jadeja ETC.. These are the example of the players who had ample amount of chance but didn't come upto the expectation of international standard so whyn't we give the chance to those player who really deserve the place in Indian team this is only bcoz of politics. Selector are enjoying the hot seat nothing Else .I said 1 thing Mr. Sourav Ganguly raised the name like C. Pujara,Manish Pandey,A.Nayar and so many talent in our country but they didn't get the chance.as soon as Pujara get the Chance He proved it But Murali Vijay after 1 & 1/2 year just played one innings.So be honest. Happy Durgapuja 2 all.

  • on October 16, 2010, 4:37 GMT

    Rohit sharma and Jadeja don't inspire confidence. Even if they have one good match, I don't see them performing consistently over the next decade.

  • on October 16, 2010, 4:34 GMT

    Its time we gave Dhoni some rest too. The guy has been playing non-stop and he keeps the wickets as well. He definitely needs to take a month off.

  • bestXIwarrriors on October 15, 2010, 23:40 GMT

    i can't believe they r not giving chance to Pathan brother's. way better than munaf. india needs to have lethal/killer batsmen like Y. Pathan down the order. does Shrikant ever gets any feedback from all of our comments.

  • nkadit on October 15, 2010, 22:27 GMT

    Guys we need to see what our team needs.. our team needs a allrounder and a bowler and a spinner to support bhajji.. what allrounders do we have in the country irfan,jadeja,yusuf thats it... spinner i think ashwin suits in ODI and we have fast bowlers like zaheer, praveen, nehra.... else we can have vinay kumar... so I think this side only needed an irfan or a yusuf.. instead of jadeja or munaf....

  • Abhimanyu on October 15, 2010, 18:01 GMT

    Pujara and Abhinav Mukund have the BEST!! averages in the domesic 50-over format. Pujara averages 57.08 and Abhinav Mukund has 58.18. Why can't these 2 be in the ODI squad??? all the other players have very poor averages, check it out: Rohit Sharma 33.37, Robin Uthappa 32.93, Saurabh Tiwary 39.10, Ambati Rayudu 32.56. Reality check!! for everone here who are shouting for such players to be included, according to the stats and pure talent, Cheteshwar Pujara and Abhinav Mukund are the ones who should have been selected for the ODIs. These 2 players top the charts for best averages in both List A (50-over cricket) and TEST cricket by very long margin. The closest compitetion is Virat Kohli who has an average of 45.41 and Shikhar Dhawa who has 46.08.

  • on October 15, 2010, 16:44 GMT

    well...there is no point in selecting vijay, shikar dhavan ...infact any openers..the idias world cup squad has them.. 1) sachin 2) sehwag(all rounder batmans-who can bowl) 3) gambhir 4) yuvraj(all rounder batmans-who can bowl) ( 5) Raina (all rounder batmans-who can bowl) 6) dhoni 7) allrounder (bowler who can hit) 8) praveen kumar 9) zaheer khan 10) harbhajan 11) vaccent personally i think these 2 positions are only vaccant...

    for number 11) shreeshant..rpsingh...ishant...nehra....munaf...ojha...ashwin...vinay kumar...are probables for number 7) irfan...yusuf...jadeja

    i dont know many players in india for number 7 position...we need more bowling all rounders in that position.. for world cup bowling and all rounder position is needed...rest of squad seems ok to me....please suggest more of number 7 position players...that should have been the priority.. i would haave given all probables number seven position a go...at least 3 to 4 players to can take that position in world cup...

  • on October 15, 2010, 14:27 GMT

    I think India will pay the price in WORLD CUP by selecting continuously Ravindra Jadeja.He can't handle the pressure remember T-20 world cup2009 England how he helped INDIA to crash out from world cup against England.Mr.Shrikant wake up we don't have a time WC is ahead please select deserving players not waste like Jadeja.It is better if you play for team atleast you will perform better than him even in this age.

  • The_Professor on October 15, 2010, 12:51 GMT

    Good to see some youngsters being given opportunities - I think the recent success of young players has given the selectors some confidence. HOWEVER, WHY JADEJA AGAIN???!!! This guy keeps failing with the bat and keeps getting knocked for sixes on a regular basis - what is it about Jadeja that selectors keep picking him? The two MOST TELENTED young players in India right now are PUJARA and REHANE - they deserve first chance.

  • nirav123 on October 15, 2010, 12:49 GMT

    everybody is already praising murli vijay...one hundred doesn't earn u the place in international cricket...he may be a good player but we have to wait and see until he proves himself...anyways rohit sharma made two consecutive hundreds against zimbabwe and srilanka...still called a worst player? why? lazy footwork..doesn't deserve his place in india...ravindra jadeja? wat a waste..let him play more domestic cricket...he is not mature enough to play international cricket yet...saurabh tiwary should get placement for rohit sharma and either yusuf pathan or irfan pathan should replacement for ravindra jadeja,,,virat kohli seems more talented so they should keep up with virat kohli....

  • on October 15, 2010, 10:19 GMT

    Shikhar Dhawan has been playing alongside Robin Uthappa and it has been so many years. A great selection for him, and we hope that he can bring a lot of good luck for India like he has been providing for Mumbai Indians as well. He is going to be the back bone of the batting soon.

  • Rajn3333 on October 15, 2010, 8:21 GMT

    Hi, I'm surprised why Pujara after playing so wonderfully in Bangalore test was not included in the ODI series against Australia. As for MS Dhoni, he should score some runs to justify his place in the team. You can not rest on past laurels. Consistency is lacking among most of the Indian players. You cannot depend on any batsman barring the little master to score runs when the team needs them to score. Rajn

  • on October 15, 2010, 8:06 GMT

    srikant better you come and play in place of jadeja i mean even you can perform wel then him now too

  • nawabofcricket on October 15, 2010, 7:46 GMT

    Agree with everyone who commented about why Rohit Sharma and Jadeja and not Pujara, I. Pathan or Badrinath. Enough chances have been wasted on Sharma and Jadeja other players need a break to show what they can do in ODIs

  • DINESHCC on October 15, 2010, 5:54 GMT

    Agus2010: You have shown your displeasure over the selection of M.Vijay in the test team. Now Vijay justified his selection and proved your critics wrong. To somehow criticize Srikkanth and MS.Dhoni now you target Virat Kholi, R.Jadeja and Rohit Sharma. OK I throw a challenge to you. You name a talented 15 member Test and ODI squad for India and that should satisfy everyone in this forum and it should not be opposed by anybody. Please name the squad right now and let us see how many will agree with you.

  • DINESHCC on October 15, 2010, 5:41 GMT

    After Dinesh Kaarthik, people started criticizing the inclusion of Ravindra Jadeja and Rohit Sharma. I remind you one thing. It was 1996 June when Sourav Ganguly was included in the team for England tour, many of the peoples shown their displeasure as Ganguly's domestic track record was not good. But Ganguly silenced his critics and over a period of time many wonders were done by him. In fact till 2000 the number of test matches won by India in other countries were in single digit only. From 1986 to 2000 not even a single test won by India in other countries exceptintg one win in 1993 at Sri Lanka. India suffered series loss even in Zimbabwe. Ganguly was the prime reason for India's winning habit on the foreign soil. However his selection was vehimently opposed by all in his early days. Similarly Rohit Sharma's ability cannot be underestimated. Soon he will turn as a match winner. But I can't say anything about R.Jadeja.

  • Agus2010 on October 14, 2010, 21:49 GMT

    Jadeja is the favorite of KSK and MSD so he will get select even in WC 2011

  • Agus2010 on October 14, 2010, 21:28 GMT

    Irfan Pathan have selected for India blue team but never get a chance to prove in any of the match, is it a game plan to omit him from the Indian team? What the hell R. Sharma and R. Jadeja did to get back to the team? What is wrong with RP Singh? what the hell Virat Kohli did? his last 2 innings only he scored 18 and 7?

  • anishtulsian on October 14, 2010, 19:56 GMT

    I don't understand why Pujara has not been selected in place of Rohit Sharma. What a bummer to select Rohit Sharma!

  • Samuel_Gunners on October 14, 2010, 19:54 GMT

    Why is Ravindra jadeja still in squad? For u guy with NO talent , INDIA is wasting others opportunity by giving him more and more chances. Rahane, Pujara , Irfan deserves more than talentless jadeja..

  • on October 14, 2010, 15:41 GMT

    ~~~~~~ pls read dis!!~~~~~Gosh People!!!!!!! This Seris is just one of the few before the WC!!!! Bet dis is only for the rotation just for testing em all out!!!!! yea jadeja is awful AND OMG Rohit Sharma AGAIN???? dude look at his bat!! just carries the tag of potential around him no show though. But R AShwin!!! yup the best selection so far very handy with the bat too! Mukund, pathan, pujara, uthappa would all be included vs NZ or SA so chill guyz! it;s OUR Country!!!! Our INdia!!!!! Show Your SUPPORT MAN!!!!!!

  • peterss on October 14, 2010, 14:12 GMT

    Hav to include BADRINATH! IN PLACE OF R.SHARMA or yuvraj

  • on October 14, 2010, 13:19 GMT

    hello guys again i will tell u that ravindra jadeja is 100000 times better than yusuf pathan,robin uthappa look at three of them records.. we dont need a guy who can get 25 runs in 20 balls 3 out of 7 matches.. may be we will give a chance to irfan pathan who is better than jadeja

  • adirules on October 14, 2010, 12:47 GMT

    Yusuf Pathan should have been selected instead of Ravindra Jadeja. Jadeja isn't performing well. He should take rest, play few domestic tournaments and then return to International Cricket after improving [like Irfan Pathan]..... The Selectors have to realize this quickly otherwise the outcome will be bad...

  • on October 14, 2010, 11:58 GMT

    i want to see those two guys on bench for all those 3 matches those are Ravindra Jadeja and Rohit Sharma. look MS.DONI even your luck wont help india while those two are in playing XI. ashwin in team is good move but y not shreeshant who can trouble australian bastmans the pace witch vinay and munaf has is going to be bread and butter to australians

  • on October 14, 2010, 10:54 GMT

    There is surely something going on against Irfan. He was selected for the Challenger series, but was not picked in the XI for unknown reasons. He is being sidelined & the cricketer is being killed, slowly without giving him any chance. Inspite of the obvious fact that R.Jadeja is an absolute rubbish, he is being persisted with. Thank God that they atleast dropped D.Karthik now. Rohit Sharma is being persisted purely on his "potential". He has serious attitude problem (apart from lack of performance), which unless addressed properly, would kill a potential class batsman. For his own sake & the teams sake, he must have been dropped now. If the selectors are looking at grooming players for the future, they must make sure they are grooming the players with the right attitude & talent. Which is why they must drop Rohit & Jadeja now. Players like Raina, Kohli, Pujara can be given an extended run, purely on the merit of their good attitude & hard work.

  • DINESHCC on October 14, 2010, 9:35 GMT

    bkraks21, I can understand your position. I could not see your embarassing face. You are one among those 139 people who adversely commented about the inclusion of Vijay in the Test Squad. Now Vijay replied with 139. Surprisingly you again commented Sirkanth for including Dinesh Kaarthik in the earlier series. Simultaneously you can also comment about the inclusion of L.Balaji in the 2004-05 series of Pakistan. Your only aim is to criticize the selection and TN Players. I welcome such type of comments so that the TN players can perform well

  • on October 14, 2010, 9:17 GMT

    7 batsmen, 1 wicket-keeper batsman, 1 spin-bowling all-rounder, 1 spinner, 4 fast bowlers. I hope there is rotation policy, in play, or the likes of Saurabh Tiwary, Shikhar Dhawan and Vinay Kumar might just warm the benches.

  • bkraks21 on October 14, 2010, 7:19 GMT

    @sweetspot - b4 calling others morons please see the names. There is also ur beloved Ashwin. Also Mr. Shrikanthhhh finds ways to get tamilandu players in. Mukund as a bak up opener. My Dinesh Karthik has been given so many oppurtunities over pure batsman like Pujara. There is nothing wrong is picking up genuine performers like Badri.

  • Aussasinator on October 14, 2010, 7:05 GMT

    Why Jadeja again? We should move towards quality & specialist players. Opportunity lost to groom a bowler. I hope eventually Ashwin plays and not Jadeja.

  • DINESHCC on October 14, 2010, 7:01 GMT

    After a long gap, there is no comments opposiing Srikkanth for the selection of Vijay and Ashwin, the Tamil Nadu players, excepting one. If any TN players are picked in the national squad, people starts jumping here and there and commented adversely that Srikkanth is a biased selector. But today there is total silence on the selection of Vijay and Ashwin. Why?

  • on October 14, 2010, 6:38 GMT

    ODI team is filled with youngsters looks good...........Great chance to prove themselves.........BUT i am not happy with "JADEJA" he has not proved with Bat or Ball he has been given enough chances already.......

  • Sandeshgk on October 14, 2010, 6:29 GMT

    Why Ravindra jadeja ? is he is no.6 or 7 number batsman.We have good all rounder like pathan brother give them atleast one change why again jadeja?

  • deenu_points on October 14, 2010, 6:10 GMT

    WHY that Ravindra Jadeja again got selected again ?????? Politics plays again... Dhoni not like play ODI without this poor Jadeja???????. Even if they give 100000 chances to Jadeja. He wont prove anything. Ravindra Jadeja is not batting well, not bowling well & very poor in fielding. Even he is in all - rounder position. Instead of selecting him the selectors can find a new player for this position or can pick Irfan, Yousuf or Uttapa they 1000000 times better than this Jadeja. Or they can give chance to a school boy.

  • thaiyoob on October 14, 2010, 4:15 GMT

    Again I Pathan Missing Again R Jadeja So What A Funny. Mr.KS,Mr.MSD

  • on October 14, 2010, 3:37 GMT

    Sachin hasn't played ODI after 200 vs SA. I hope he will be in ODI squad in NZ and SA bilateral series. I think Sachin should have played in Asia Cup and Tri- Series in Sri Lanka which gives him more exposure like World Cup format .

  • jayakiran on October 14, 2010, 3:19 GMT

    Its quite good to see that Yuvi is back and bad that ravindra jadeja got picked up., I think the selection committee is doing wrong .... despite of giving many chances to the guy who is not at all performing either with bat or ball and many youngsters are still not getting chances.... shame on the selection panel....

  • davidgeorge on October 14, 2010, 3:00 GMT

    Any personal friends of jadeja there. Please tell him to retire and save India from another defeat due to non performance by an individual. I have seen him bat and time and again he has shown that he just does not have the skills to play as per the need of the hour. His bowling is just a copy of the previous ball lacking variation. I think rather than playing him, it is better for India to play with 10 players. Rohit is talented but does not have the willpower for hard work and discipline required to be topclass cricketer. If I can see this through TV, I fail to understand what are the selectors doing. Give other desereving youngsters a chance to represent india, as was seen of pujara in the test.

  • peterss on October 14, 2010, 0:26 GMT

    i think the selectors are grooming ashwin for jadeja's role. hopefully ashwin can outclass jadeja and replace him in the next series. selectors please please do not include jadeja. and look all of u guys who were blaming srikanth for selecting vijay in the test series now LOOK at how well he has played!!

  • azhn2003 on October 13, 2010, 21:14 GMT

    INdian SELECTORS SUCKS...especially SRIKANTH....and next MS DHONI....

  • India-at-best on October 13, 2010, 21:09 GMT

    Jadeja..really??? got to be kidding

  • ttyX on October 13, 2010, 21:04 GMT

    So, now India will have an excuse after losing the ODI series.

  • KrazyCricketKid on October 13, 2010, 20:17 GMT

    1. Murali Vijay 2. Shikhar Dhawan 3. Virat Kohli 4. Yuvraj Singh 5. Saurabh Tiwari 6. Suresh Raina 7. Mahendra Singh Dhoni 8. Ravichandran Ashwin 9. Praveen Kumar 10. Ashish Nehra 11. Munaf Patel

  • gopi.sachein on October 13, 2010, 19:17 GMT

    Everything done by the selectors is perfect except Jadeja... there are many players who could play better than him... Uthappa, Irfan pathan, etc... I think without Jadeja, Dhoni cannot survive..... In all the below comments, thee is no comment without the word "Jadeja"... shame on the selectors.... Atleast for the world cup, hope good team may be selected....

  • Samuel_Gunners on October 13, 2010, 18:47 GMT

    Ravindra jadeja, HE IS A RECOMMENDATION CANDIDATE.. Maybe Some high officails on BCCI knows him personal...He iss now more of a certainty in the Indian team than Tendulkar!! may be he knows of some dark secret of dhoni & blackmailing him!! :)

  • TexasCricket on October 13, 2010, 18:45 GMT

    Posted by Anurag Patil on (October 13 2010, 15:11 PM GMT)Ravindra Jadeja??? Does he know cricket? Does he play cricket? If he is in playing 11, it is not playing 11 but playing 10!!! After all his disastrous performances, I wonder how come he finds a place in any cricket team let alone in a national team. I think after so many catastrophic innings,..****Posted by ravithecricbuff on (October 13 2010, 13:54 PM GMT)Rohit Sharma will break all records in ODIs along with SIR/DOCTOR/MR/MASTER/THE ONE AND ONLY/GREATEST EVER/EVER DEPENDABLE RAVINDRA JADEJA...he is now officially the GOD of CRICKET!! What a SHAME!!!!***Kushal Srivastava on (October 12 2010, 14:03 PM GMT)Why have a one day series when everyone wants rest?i? Ravindra Jadeja seems to have a seat reserved in the team no matter what***** COMMON SENTIMENT... RAVINDRA JADEJA WHY AGAIN ???? WISE UP SELECTORS

  • gopi.sachein on October 13, 2010, 18:40 GMT

    Its gud to hear that Yuvi is back... but why there is still jadeja? what hpnd to srikanth?

  • on October 13, 2010, 18:18 GMT

    This squad's twenty twenty . Where is someone with a caliber of taking it through in middle overs. Someone who can patiently yet consistently milk the balling around .

  • Debadazz on October 13, 2010, 17:59 GMT

    Good to see that selectors are giving younger players chance to prove themselves against Australia. Just disappointed with the fact that there are not many senior players which could make this series uncompetitive. Hopefully youngsters can put up a good fight and make it competitive and interesting to watch and not one sided affair.

    Would have loooooved to see Irfan in the squad and india could have 6 batsmen, 2 spinners (ojha & Ashwin), 2 pacers (PK & Nehra) AND Pathan. This adds stability to batting at #7 and fast bowling. Plus if a bowler has off day then part timers like yuvraj and raina can bowl couple overs each. Jaddu's spin is just like other part timers so not a good choice over pathan. Remember Ashwin and PK can supposedly bat as well so would have real depth in batting.

  • CHETHUMYSORE on October 13, 2010, 17:47 GMT

    @robdhal please stop talking sachin he has got nothing to prove he is the god of cricket........

  • AravindZ on October 13, 2010, 17:42 GMT

    @Tanmay and Umanga, Rahane should technically be in the reckoning for the upcoming NZ/SA test series, u don't want to mud him up with ODI's do you? Rahane shud be given the opportunity ahead of Mukund. I don't understand why Mukund was included in the squad for this AUS series. It could be based on recent form in the Irani cup (161/63), but obviously everybody knew that he'd be benched and if anything Rahane has been the clear top scorer. But, this ODI selection looks peach: Yuvi is in the runs (200+), Dhawan replacing Sehwag at the top, solid middle order in Raina, Tiwary and Kohli, Ashwin had a 5-for in Irani cup, quicks in nehra and praveen. I am hoping Jadeja does well, good luck team india for the ODI's!

  • on October 13, 2010, 17:41 GMT

    ya Ravindra jadeja is a gud player, so are the many... lets give them a chance to play, also....

  • on October 13, 2010, 17:37 GMT

    drop jadeja, bring back pathan brothers

  • NagarajaG on October 13, 2010, 17:33 GMT

    @excalibur_raj: I agree with you. I think, Dravid should be in the ODI team. Look at his performance in the Champions trophy 2009 - 76 against Pakistan @ SR of 73.78, highest for Indian Innings, 4 run out against WI and DNP against Australia. He has done well when opportunity was given and the sundry (Rohit / Jadeja / Virat Kohli et. al.) have failed against quality bowling. Even Gambhir and Raina haven't proven themselves against genuine pace bowling. So, I definitely feel that Dravid should be included in the ODI squad till the world cup. Grooming youngsters can wait for another six months!!

  • joshuahero_2010 on October 13, 2010, 17:23 GMT

    how could they take harbhajan and ojha out they where the stars!!

  • lancpccm on October 13, 2010, 17:22 GMT

    india is doing well in all 3 versions. there are 2 areas where australia are still superior fielding/fitness of course but even as far as treatment of players who are out of form/performing poorly.In australia such players are dropped and sent back to play the domestic circuit to qualify.ravindra jadeja and yuvraj do not deserve a place in the national side indian selectors and dhoni need to stop persisting with them

  • sj14 on October 13, 2010, 16:05 GMT

    Can't understand why they can't still add Pujara to he squad? Certainly he deserve to be in the ODI squad as does Rahane. Hope the selectors soon realise what the rest of the country already knows- Jadeja is useless

  • on October 13, 2010, 15:53 GMT

    could not understand the BCCI tactics.. only few month away from the grand WC and India will have to play less than 10 ODI in between.... If such rubbish continue how you select great 16 fro the WC.... If BCCI taking this lightly why they dont cosdier one complete series against AUS instead of such joke.....

  • wysiwyg10 on October 13, 2010, 15:45 GMT

    I wonder if this is good for the WC preps!

  • Abhimanyu on October 13, 2010, 15:43 GMT

    Pujara and Abhinav Mukund have the best averages in the domesic 50-over format. Pujara averages 57.08 and Abhinav Mukund has 58.18. Why can't these 2 be in the ODI squad? when players like Rohit Sharma who only averages 33.37 and Saurabh Tiwary average 39.10 are in the squad. Other players averages: Virat Kohli has 45.41, Ajinkya Rahane 40.41, Robin Uthappa 32.93, Ambati Rayudu 32.56. Reality check!! for everone here who are shouting for such players to be included, according to the stats and pure talent, Cheteshwar Pujara and Abhinav Mukund are the ones who should have been selected for the ODIs. This type of selection format indicates that the selectors are only considering IPL performances not the domestic 50-over format for the ODIs selection. Selectors are also sending a message that the players who are good enough to play TEST cricket are not good enough to play ODIs. All selectors should get sacked for this type of selection and for selecting "useless" Ravindra Jadeja.........

  • aviatorthebest on October 13, 2010, 15:30 GMT

    why,rahane or pujara is not picked for indian one day squad against australia instead of rohit sharma ??????????????????

  • rja379 on October 13, 2010, 15:24 GMT

    srikanth and the selectors seem to have a personal vendetta against the pathan brothers...talent like them should not be wasted...especially in preparation for the world cup...india's performance in odi's have been below par recently and it is because of poor selection. this series lacking top experienced players, selectors should have selected players who have decent international background...

  • on October 13, 2010, 15:11 GMT

    Ravindra Jadeja??? Does he know cricket? Does he play cricket? If he is in playing 11, it is not playing 11 but playing 10!!! After all his disastrous performances, I wonder how come he finds a place in any cricket team let alone in a national team. I think after so many catastrophic innings, he should himself feel ashamed of himself & retire from cricket. I am very very disappointed. I smell fishy.

  • shekya on October 13, 2010, 15:06 GMT

    can any1 give me a good reason why yuvraj singh "failure" and the "hero" only in IPL, is in the team....

  • shekya on October 13, 2010, 15:00 GMT

    We all are just talking about the player like M Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli,Saurabh Tiwary, R Ashwin, all theses players are the Indian cricket in future. What about players who play for money and fame Yuvraj. His good form for of hitting gr8 shot are limited in IPL. He is a big time failure in any for of cricket involving Indian cricket team. Me and many of my friends were happy that he was out for test... im sure that he will prove to be a waist of position in the team... bringing the whatever left moral of the team down

  • excalibur_raj on October 13, 2010, 14:57 GMT

    Does Dravid stand a chance to get back in the ODI squad. I think he should have been part of the ODI series with AUS. This would have given him an opportunity to prove if he is worth for the world cup.

  • on October 13, 2010, 14:51 GMT

    What a excellent batting! We shouldn't miss Pujara in ODI. This young talent, played without any nervousness. He has real talent. The way he batted, proved it. Let him open with Vijay. Wonderful pair. Vijay also proved his talent in recent matches. Now a days due to injuries Shewaq and Gambhir, not getting chance. So, we've an alternate with enough talent. So we've to utilize the new pair to develop their confidence. Selection committee has to open their eyes widely to pick up Pujara.

  • anuj.garg on October 13, 2010, 14:40 GMT

    I THINK THIS SHOULD BE LAST CHANCE FOR PLAYERS LIKE JADEJA AND ROHIT SHARMA AND OTHER NON PERFORMERS B'COS WORLD CUP IS COMING ON HEAD AND BY THE END OF UPCOMING SERIES WE SHOULD HAVE POOL OF 16-18 PLAYERS WHO'S GONNA REPRESENT INDIA IN THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS EVENT IN CRICKET

  • rja379 on October 13, 2010, 14:24 GMT

    and why is pujara not chosen...his list a avg. is 57+...come on selectors...

  • sweetspot on October 13, 2010, 14:21 GMT

    ONLY M VIJAY from Tamilnadu! And so many of you morons think Srikkanth is partial? Who cares? Whichever team Srikkanth and his committee are selecting, is winning and winning big! Don't like this team? Find another country to support.

  • on October 13, 2010, 14:01 GMT

    HELLO COMMON GUYS .. WHY ALL OF YOU WANTED UTHAPPA INTO THE SQUAD .. LOOK AT HIS RECORDS AND AVE IN ODIS .....SEE WE DON'T NEED A GUY WHO CAN GET 25 RUNS OF 20 BALLS FOR ODI.. WE NEED A GUY WHO CAN GET 50-70 RUNS WITH SR 80+...SO THE BETTER OPTION IS PUJARA (AVE 57.08...SR 82.21) , ABHINAV MUKUND (AVE 58.18...SR 84.43) HAS TO PICK UP THE SQUAD INSTEAD OF ROHIT SHARMA,SAURABH TIWARY. THEN ALL ROUNDER SPOT I AGREE WITH ALL THE GUYS THAT IRFAN PATHAN SHOULD BE PICKED INSTEAD OF R JADEJA....SO COME TO THE POINT HERE EVERY FANS WANTED PUJARA, MUKUND, RAHANE, IRFAN PATHAN IN THE ODI SQUAD BUT THEY ARE NOT GET A SINGLE CHANCES... SIMPLE REASON FOR THIS IS A POLITICS OR CORRUPTION IN BCCI AND SELECTION BOARD.

  • on October 13, 2010, 13:58 GMT

    For all those critizing Jadeja's awesomeness,well then think twice.He has already won 2 man of the match awards for bowling in just 32 games.

    http://www.cricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/441827.html

    http://www.cricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/430888.html

    And yes,he is a slow batsman but for a 5th-6th down batsman,his average is 31.47 which is better than Karthick who is just stylish and nothing else.I think he and Irfan are a gem to the team.Jadeja needs to bat at 7th down as he can hold the game with his patient innings.What about Pujara and Mithun Minhas or even Jadhav?And please look at Laxman,the test-specialist and same for Rohit,20-20 specialist.I mean check his cricinfo page,he is good in Tests and 20-20's,not in ODI's.And Raina needs to step up as a all-rounders.India has allrounders but selectors who don't take the option of public

  • ravithecricbuff on October 13, 2010, 13:54 GMT

    Rohit Sharma will break all records in ODIs along with SIR/DOCTOR/MR/MASTER/THE ONE AND ONLY/GREATEST EVER/EVER DEPENDABLE RAVINDRA JADEJA...he is now officially the GOD of CRICKET!! What a SHAME!!!Why am I alive!!

  • on October 13, 2010, 13:38 GMT

    Hey, Wat does Uthappa needs to do to enter into the playing XI , he has got that terrific power hitting behind him , which could change the match on its own head when the game is in balance , just someone tell what he stills needs to do . Does he needs to learn, that the support of the senior players and the selectors are essential to earn him a place into the squad .Sure .. everyone here wud agree that cricketing skills and records in IPL alone are'nt enough to earn a place in the playing eleven , wat else ... cud anyone explain it in brief ...? Hey uthappa , feeling sorry for you ,maan.. sorry for the indian team if ur not in the world cup !!! I just feel that you cud make our team unbeatable coming in at no.7 chasing down any kind of score for that matter , when pressure really mounts ...!!

    Hey, the world cup is surely ours ... when ur are in the team , did any one hear that ..??

  • TexasCricket on October 13, 2010, 13:28 GMT

    If this Austria ODI series is not important, BCCI should have scrapped it and added another test or two.. Don't just pick a sub-par team and just put them there..you can do that if you re playing Zimbabwe or Bangladesh....Does the Captain have any say in this?? Horrible sitution..(Rohit/Jadeja/Munaf/Vinaykumar)?????

  • TexasCricket on October 13, 2010, 13:20 GMT

    "Ravindra jadeja probably is the luckiest cricketer in the past 5 years. He doesnt have to do anything but just walk in to the INDIAN team. (didn't even get in to the REST of India playing 11 !!!) Hope Dhoni will bench him and go with Ashwin" How many more chances Jadeja will be given??? Hope Uthappa & Yusuf will be picked for New Zealand series at least.. (Indian WC team will have Sewhag Sachin,Gambhir(if fit), Raina, Yuvi, Dhoni, Harbhajan, Zaheer, Praveen, Nehra,.for surevv..and a toss up for next 4 spots .. One should go to Ashwin.out of the 3 left one will be a back up keeper & Uthappa should be ahead of Dinesh karthik. then one out of Yusuf/Jadeja/kohli/Rohit.. .and one more (Ishanth/ Sreesanth) bowler ... This will be the last WC for Sachin and is it in INDIA !Give him the best possible team......

  • NagarajaG on October 13, 2010, 13:14 GMT

    Why bisect the team into test team and ODI team? If we had a luxury of players, I understand the logic that the bisection provides opportunity to more players. But not in the current situation where there is a stark difference between the test outfit and the ODI outfit. The test team has the fire, is gritty, strong enough to handle any quality bowling attack and consolidating their position as the no. 1 team. While the ODI team is buckling under pressure and have been on the losing side. with one more series loss, they can actually slip to no.5 position, behind England and to no. 6 position behind Newzealand, if the streak of losses continues. So, why prefer Virat Kohli, Rohit sharma et. al., ahead of Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman? Include Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman in the ODI squad at least till the world cup.

  • Howazzatt on October 13, 2010, 13:14 GMT

    My team for the ODI would be VJ,Ganguly, Dilshan, David warner to open the innings. Middle order Koli, Sangakara, Jayawardene, Sandip patel, Pujara, Raina, Aravinda Desliva,Yusuf Pathan make sure all of them gets chance to bat atleast 2 overs each Bowling R Ashwin, M.MuralitharaN, Shane Warn, Kapil Dev, Imran Khan, Waquar Younis and Wassim Akram, C.Vaas Praveen Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Munaf Patel. All of them should bowl. Keeping the wickets Syed Kirmani and Gilly when changing sides. AND OFCOURSE MS Dhoni as captain when fielding and while batting Ian Botham should be the captain. COMMON GUYS LETS NOT WASTE OUR TIME POURING HEARTS AND MIND INTO IT. WE EAT-SLEEP-WATCH CRICKET BUT BCCI MAKE MONEY ON CRICKET AND THEY WOULD NOT LISTEN TO the voice of HARDCORE FANS. BCCI HAVE THEIR OWN DUMB HEADS AND HELMETS TO WEAR. THEY WILL NOT LISTEN TO OUR CRY...

  • on October 13, 2010, 13:12 GMT

    What happened to the Pathan brothers????

  • Ganapati9 on October 13, 2010, 13:07 GMT

    I am surprised at the omission of Cheteswar Pujara from the team.Doe the Challengers Tourney count for anything?Performers like Ajinkya Rahane ,Manoj Tiwary, Dhawal Kulkarni and Sarabjit Ladda have been left out and total flops like Virat Kohli,Yuvraj Singh,Rohit Sharma included.Even Sourabh Tiwary has been out of form.The batting responsibility will again fall on Vijay and Raina.It is time the BCCI scrapped the Challengers Tourney.

  • on October 13, 2010, 12:59 GMT

    Actually this squad is not week at all. There are two or three players who are little new to International cricket and SRT is not there, that's only. If india win this ODI series against Aussies, then this side will be the strenghten side. Actually India is not the No.1 team in the world. Aussies are the real heroes, And also Sri Lanka & South Africa also the two of the best 5 teams in the world. This period is bringing more luck to India than past..... This is the fact.......

    India will defenately loose the ODI series against mighty Australians !!! Normally other teams have 75% skills & 25% Luck, But India got 75% Luck & 25% skills.....

  • SUNDOS on October 13, 2010, 12:56 GMT

    Good selection.The only person I feel sorry for is Dhoni.Are the selectors working him into the ground?They better rest him for the NEW ZEaland ODI's.He is India's biggest asset,captaining a side with superstars and yet getting the best out of them.Kudos for blooding R.Ashwin.Harbhajan finally has some serious competition.Now,if only Dhoni CAN GET THE jADEJA fixation out of his mind and play Ashwin.Also,its good that Pujara isnt in the ODI team.This is a classical batsman.Groom him,he is a better bet than the explosive yet impetuous Raina.This is a great headache for the selectors to have.The cupboard suddenly looks extremely full.I wish the likes of Ambatti Rayadu and Manoj Tewai don't become journeymen.Rohit Sharma will hopefully get another chance to stamp his class.For all the hoopla,Anirudh Srikanth must wish his father wasn't chairman of the selection committee.

  • Ribs on October 13, 2010, 12:29 GMT

    Common BCCI, what a great job you people are doing. You people dont want even the team needs to qualify WC semi final it seems, those who dream much let them dream about winning WC. Rohith, Jadeja and all very good freinds to either Dhoni or team management it seems. The BCCI and Dhoni already promised you will play for another five years or even more if they maintain the same level (amazing performance almost all are match winning performances unfortunatly for the opponent team). BCCI continuously neglecting pathaan brothers with some purpose it seems. They were looking for all rounders at the same time they were not using irfan even he is more capable than the current great all rounders. The Y pathan having some problem against shot pitch deliveries and all other in the current team playing very well, it was well exposed in the recent ICC tournaments and all knows we were not going to play in fast and bouncy pitchs. We were going to play the WC matches in India.

  • dr_sachinfan_chennai on October 13, 2010, 12:16 GMT

    Wat is this Cheeka? There is only one guy who can replace Sir Don / Sir Viv / The Master Blaster convincingly is Uthappa... Unfortunately he performs always for Mallaya's Side.. Maybe KF is driving him... By the way for all Legends commenting here asking for inclusion of Neo version o Sir Don namely Uthappa, he is flop inODIs and Ranji matches and playw only when he is in REd Gold jersey. Better he is not there ... As for jadeja common guys he has performed decently.. Cheeka know better than u... hats off to selectors...

  • on October 13, 2010, 12:08 GMT

    It has been a habit of the Indian selectors to give the chances to some of the "chosen ones" (Jadeja & Rohit ) even after their bad performances again & again. I am sure if Pathans would have been given so much of chances we would at least had couple of good all rounders in the team.

    This is Pitty on the selectors, that even after so many years of controversies, they do the same thing as if they closed their eyes and ears.

    @ Sachin, The way he his "taking or asked to take rest" from the One dayer, I am not sure if he would be able to fulfil his dream to win a world cup for India. Sachin & selectors sholud keep this in mind that we are nearing the world cup and we should stop the experiments for now to build a good winning team

  • on October 13, 2010, 11:51 GMT

    Oops i forgot to write a word or two in my previous comment.I meant - We're not going to win the world cup if Ravindra jadeja is in the team.Amazing guy really, is in the team for doing nothing for such a long time.The world's first ever all rounder who can't bat,bowl or field.Great job BCCI!

  • on October 13, 2010, 11:39 GMT

    Man we're not going to the world cup if Ravindra jadeja is in the team.Amazing guy, is in the team for doing nothing for such a long time.The world's first ever all rounder who can't bat,bowl or field.Great job BCCI!

  • rko_rules on October 13, 2010, 11:28 GMT

    I can understand, this is only time to rest before the WC bcoz New Zealand is coming up next month and then India will tour SA. But atleast, the selectors could have taken it as an opportunity to bring back tried and tested guys like Irfan Pathan (he is still saying I am not Brett Lee, I wont increase my speed) or Robin uthappa (Dhoni seems to have some problem with both Robin and Irfan) or Yusuf Pathan (but he has not improved his game at all, he is still saying, I wont change my style. He needs to understand that he dont need to change his style, he needs to improve his game basically). But atleast we could have tested them. And somebody pl tell me the sense of keeping Vinay Kumar in the team. He is another 5'8 and 128-130 type of bowler. He just cannot be a world class bowler,as simple as that. Everyone cannot be McGrath. McGrath was 6'5 and in his younger days,he use to bowl at 140-142. When will these guys learn,also Pankaj singh, Munaf Patel and Ranadev Bose.

  • maddy20 on October 13, 2010, 11:24 GMT

    This team can still beat the Aussies if they play to their potential. Good to see that the preparations or world cup have commenced. It would be a remarkable achievement i they pull it o though!

  • Abhimanyu on October 13, 2010, 11:16 GMT

    Pujara and Abhinav Mukund have the best averages in the domesic 50-over format. Pujara averages 57.08 and Abhinav Mukund has 58.18. Why can't these 2 be in the squad? when players like Rohit Sharma who only averages 33.37, Saurabh Tiwary average 39.10, and Shikhar Dhawa 46.08 are in the playing 11??

  • on October 13, 2010, 11:08 GMT

    hey come on guys,,,,R..jadeja performance may be below the par,,,y the hell always cricitizising tht young allrounder jadeja..He is a talented cricketer,,need some more time,to prove his potential in international arena.Do u think big hitter y pathan who is capable of produing,fabulous knock in spongy pitches...Definitely not so,..y pathan is surely going to crumple against aggressive bowling attack..Waitin for the chance to see..tht he gonna get nasty hit,from short pitch stuff bowling....R.jadeja,,this player who gots the ability to nudge the single ,n fit guy,who won,t get suffers from niggle.... To me selector has made a right choice by picking R.jadeja

  • ABTheSeclector on October 13, 2010, 11:05 GMT

    Ok, Sachin, Zaheer and the others needed a rest or are injured, I would have selected the following - Murli Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan,Virat Kohli (as openers and play any two), Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (capt & wk), Yuvraj Singh, Saurabh Tiwary, Robin Uhappa (wk) (in the middle order), Yusuf Pathan, R Ashwin, Piyush Chawla (play any two), Praveen Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Munaf Patel, Umesh Yadav (play any three). Keep Ishant, Sreesanth, Zaheer, Sachin for the five day games. Also get in Pujara, Badrinath, Rahane as well and start searching for a 145-150Kmps quickie.

  • Batsy on October 13, 2010, 11:03 GMT

    Why all this crying over SRT not playing this series. Agreed if he plays, the series demands the broader viewership and definitely give better chance to India. But he is a professional cricketer and he can choose if he feel he needs rest. Also IPL and CLT20 are not junk, they also represent a newer format which is great in its own right.

  • devalyagnik2003 on October 13, 2010, 11:03 GMT

    I read few comments suggesting sachin should not take rest from ODIs. I think he and selectors are doing well in this matter, its time to give chances to new players when Sachin is already in great form, this step will give chance to players like tiwary. Before world cup its necessary to test our bench strenght and give enough chances to out of form players like yuvraj. Secondly Sachin playing IPL is seems actually good for his form, I am not sure but since IPL starts before three years sachin's form is getting better with awesome strike rate even better then before. He doesn't need it at this stage of his carrier but it seems like being a Mumbai Indian captain IPL has boosted his confidence, may be it seems baseless to few of the readers!!

  • Abhimanyu on October 13, 2010, 10:51 GMT

    Cheteshwar Pujara and Sreeshant needs to be rewarded for their great performance in the 2nd TEST vs. Aus. Pujara has best average of 57.08 among all Indian domestic players who have played more than 44 List A matches (domestic 50-over matches). And after he plays his 50th match List A match, he will enter the World's List A batting record list and will become either the world's #1 by beating MG Bevan's 57.86 or world's #2 by beating Saleem Elahi's 51.40, which he will for sure.

  • Pratik_vodka on October 13, 2010, 10:48 GMT

    hmm interesting selection.. it seems Test cricket is more important to the players and the boards! ODI's will die after Tendulkar quits and there is no more records to follow !

  • on October 13, 2010, 10:45 GMT

    Dhoni grooms alternatives for every single position except a wicketkeeper. Even when Dinesh Kartik was in the side, he psyched him out by not allowing him to keep n putting too much pressure on him as a pure batsman. Selfish tactics this.

  • cricket_fan_1 on October 13, 2010, 10:44 GMT

    even a primary school kid knows that Jadeja and Rohit are waste. it will be interesting 9 vs 11.

  • on October 13, 2010, 10:39 GMT

    uyhappa does not deserve the place in this team also? what bad he he had done han rohit sharma?

  • on October 13, 2010, 10:38 GMT

    badrinath in place of rohit sharma is the best option. he handles crisis and is not all bang bang. he did well for csk in the first league match in clt20, when they wobbling

  • on October 13, 2010, 10:35 GMT

    really it is very wondering that they selected ravindra jadeja instead of Yousuf pathan who is able to fire in batting and made some quick runswhich is very useful in ODIs as well as a dependable off spinneralso

  • RajitD on October 13, 2010, 10:34 GMT

    Ravindra Jadeja is the modern day Ravi Shastri of indian cricket. Those of you who've been to Wankhede would know that there would be chants of "Hai Hai Shastri" a good 5 years after he retired.... Jadeja is not exactly a Jacques Kallis, but he hasnt done as badly as people think he has. His over against Chris Gayle in the T20 World Cup has gotten etched in public memory. No point in getting personal against him. Sure we need to pick a better allrounder. Irfan fits the bill, but is injured for this series. That's why he didnt play challengers. Yusuf is more destructive, but even less consistent than Jadeja. And all these guys - Jadeja included are much better than Abhishek Nayar - the only other contender.

    Yuvi's selection is a no brainer. He has to be there in every ODI / T20 team, sans the extra kilos...

  • Runster1 on October 13, 2010, 10:28 GMT

    whos gonna watch these matches?? This is literally India's B team.

  • PVSagar on October 13, 2010, 10:28 GMT

    Instead of picking Ravindra Jadeja to the squad why don't the selectors take Uttappa or Yousaf Pathan? Pathan is also an all rounder which helps India.

  • on October 13, 2010, 10:22 GMT

    Jadeja is given too many chances and I remember him performing well.He failed at good number of crunch situations.Rahane and Pujara are much consistent than him.His bowling is also not upto the mark we have enough bench strength Yusuf Pathan is another one who is left out atleast he played better than jadeja.And how the hell they forgot Uthappa another wasted youngster.So many options are available other than jadeja but why alaways him!! :(

  • on October 13, 2010, 10:22 GMT

    But... that team is still good enough to beat australia

  • on October 13, 2010, 10:17 GMT

    Ashwin is a good choice for spin attack. It really wonders me the selection of Ravindra Jadeja despite his consistent poor performance. Why don't the selectors give a chance to Irfan Pathan instead of Ravindra Jadeja. We have plenty of part time spinners. But seamer-batsman is important now ahead of World Cup. Anyway new face fast bowlers won't get a chance in the playing 11 in World Cup matches. It will be good to test the experienced (players who are out of the squad in the recent matches) players to select a challenging side for India.

  • Dumango on October 13, 2010, 10:14 GMT

    Hello All,

    Sachin has played more than 60 overs and continuously on crease for more than 2 days. You should know how much stress it creates. So it is a right decision to give him rest. Also it will help us to test our bench strength against a stronger side like Australia. Anyway, I am not in favor of choosing Ravindra Jadeja & Rohit Sharma. We should have given the opportunity to someone like Dinesh Karthik or Uthappa.

  • aarram on October 13, 2010, 10:14 GMT

    thank god no yuvraj singh,

  • on October 13, 2010, 10:08 GMT

    Where is Yousuf Pathan ?? R Jadeja inclusion is bad decision.

  • on October 13, 2010, 9:54 GMT

    I agree with Dushyant Garg, Adding R Jadeja in the squad is totally waste, they have given so many changes to him but why not to Irfan or yusuf pathan.

  • ponn_arun on October 13, 2010, 9:50 GMT

    This is where the role of "Srikanth" and "Srinivasan" comes in. Last time when Harbhajan was out, they took Ashwin in the squad. But even being the only off-spinner in the side, he didn't get any chance to play in the eleven. Now they have rested Ojha too so that Ashwin will definielty have a look in. Two questions: 1. Why is Ojha rested? He is still young, his body is still fresh and needs some more experience before the big Cup coming up. I don't see any point in dropping him, except for the politics played by Srinivasan and Srikkanth. I am not against Ashwin's bowling\Talent. In fact I would love to see him play in the eleven instead of Ravindra Jadeja. So there comes my second question: Why is Dhoni\selectors still considering Jadeja as an allrounder when he has never done anything fruitful with the bat? Better have Ojha in and have Ashwin in place of Harbhajan and go in with 5 bowlers as Abhimanyu says.

  • on October 13, 2010, 9:50 GMT

    @sudhakar86 whilst i agree with your sentiments one has to questiion how much the selectors input has been in resting sachin.I agree with vshnu 100%

  • Tirankari on October 13, 2010, 9:43 GMT

    It is not a better dission to rest Sachin. He is getting older and this is the good time to play ODIs. If he is rested now, when he play ODIs? This is great dissapointment of his fans.

  • JPratham on October 13, 2010, 9:41 GMT

    Seriously, even i dont understand why selectors are choosing Ravindra Jadeja & Rohit Sharma instead of Irfan Pathan & Shreeshant. India badly need swing & fast bowler. And it is also clear from the squad that they are giving more importance to IPL Performance, this means that next time players of Rajasthan Royals & Kings XI Punjab will not be available for selection......

  • on October 13, 2010, 9:41 GMT

    India will be beaten really badly with this batting line up. I dont know why sachin have being rested for an important series like this. He was not rested for IPL. Just need some experience behind them to win the ODI series.

  • on October 13, 2010, 9:39 GMT

    Sachin is the greatest player without doubt of the modern era but player preferences have definitely changed. Resting against the aussies makes no sense. Besides, Ravidra jadeja and Pakistani Fawad Alam are so much similar; utility cricketers that always fail to show their utility.

  • on October 13, 2010, 9:29 GMT

    If the team will be this, then sure India will loose the one day series by 3-0......

  • SIRAJ on October 13, 2010, 9:18 GMT

    what happend for irfan pathan,he is in india blue squad,but he cant get single chance. he is leading allrounder in india domestic cricket.

  • shivasangit on October 13, 2010, 9:12 GMT

    This is the right time to giving the opportunities to such youngsters. Look out the next tours. Kiwis coming here and we are going to SA. We have 3 test series in home and 2 in SA. Sachin needs to be fit for these two series. Whats wrong with that.

  • yanirudh on October 13, 2010, 9:10 GMT

    i find it surprising that i do not find Yusuf Pathans name on the squad. he has been performing exceptionally well in the domestic arena ... and considering the fact that the world cup is barely a few months away the selectors ought to give him a chance to prove his mettle. he is brilliant in the one day / the shorter versions of the game and can do his bit with the ball.

  • on October 13, 2010, 9:05 GMT

    ravindra jadeja is now more of a certainty in the Indian team than Tendulkar!! may be he knows of some dark secret of dhoni & blackmailing him!! :)

  • on October 13, 2010, 8:56 GMT

    Pujara in place of Rohit AND Yusuf in place of jadeja.......ANYBODY DONT AGREE?????

  • jayawarden on October 13, 2010, 8:55 GMT

    Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Pathan Borthers could have been given instead of Yuvraj Singh, Munaf Patel, Ravindra Jadeja & Rohit Sharma......... Giving chance to powerless Jadeja, formless Rohit Sharma is very bad... Selectors should think about it........

  • james.fernando on October 13, 2010, 8:54 GMT

    why didnt the selectors rested Ravindra Jadeja

    He seriously needs some rest..

    not an intresting Series to watch...

    no major players

  • Wasiuddin on October 13, 2010, 8:52 GMT

    i would have liked to see Naman Ojha in this lineup, he's cracking opener too great talent

  • james.fernando on October 13, 2010, 8:48 GMT

    Ravindra Jadeja -- how come hes getting a chance in T20 and ODI's, has he ever won or going to win matches for India?????????? i bet the gully cricketers play better than him why are the selectors not picking the Pathan Brothers/ Robin Uthappa/ Dinesh Karthik Pathan Brothers are capable of winning matches..... Remember these selectors picked similar team to Zimbabwe and lost all the matches. and against Australia picking a second string is not a good choice

    why do u want to rest all the experienced players against Australia.

    Really Surprised.....

  • on October 13, 2010, 8:39 GMT

    @ Sudhakar86 : Dude relax..No harm in resting Tendulkar & I think it's the BCCI's decision.It's important that youngsters should be given chances so the board can choose the right bunch of young players for the world cup.

  • on October 13, 2010, 8:26 GMT

    Why Jadeja & Rohit is getting more chances? It would be better if Pathan brothers could have got so maany chances. Jadeja dont deserve.

  • on October 13, 2010, 8:14 GMT

    i think the selectors are working very hard for the world cup..!i think this is the best plan for the world cup..nice pick selectors..hats off....!

  • shaantanu on October 13, 2010, 8:05 GMT

    selection of jadeja is really baffling.....what has he done in all the chances that has been bestowed on him......i really n truly feel for irfan.....he deserved better treatment.

  • Sudhakar86 on October 13, 2010, 7:59 GMT

    Sachin giving importance to test cricket is Ok. But playing only 2 ODIs in 10 months without taking rest in the IPL and Champions league is absolutely harsh. Its an insult to him and his fans all around the world. If he needs to prolong his carrer he has to play at INTL level. Playing in IPL is going to do anything good for Indian cricket as he is not an youngster to do so. I hate Sachin to the core in that sense. I will be no more a Sachin's fan if he plays in the next IPL and taking rest from the one-dayers.

  • on October 13, 2010, 7:47 GMT

    R Jadeja's inclusion is total bullshit in T20s and One dayers. At a time when powerful hitters needed, he is well short of power hitting. He looks to be in complete disarray when hitting needed

  • on October 13, 2010, 7:45 GMT

    Q. Who are the most patient people in the world today? A. The Indian Selectors. Selecting Jadeja and Rohit Sharma again and again.

  • on October 13, 2010, 7:43 GMT

    i miss sree :(.. he should have been given a nod..

  • bluebillion on October 13, 2010, 7:41 GMT

    I cant argue about resting of players but the one issue I have with the squad is the selection of Rohit Sharma. He is a frustrating figure to watch and hasnt performed for ages. He looks highly uninterested in playing for India. Better to have given a chance to someone like Dinesh Karthik who has done well whenever he has been called upon or maybe even Robin Uthappa.

  • Abhimanyu on October 13, 2010, 7:38 GMT

    Stats : Pujara has a very fine average of (57.08 in 44 matches) vs. Ajinkya Rahane (40.41 in 43 mat.) vs. Ambati Rayudu (32.56 in 45 mat.) And Abhinav Mukund's gorgeous average of (58.18 in 22 mat.) vs.Saurabh Tiwary's (39.10 in 21 mat.). Rohit Sharma has a very poor (33.37 in 105 mat.) vs. Robin Uthappa's poor (32.93 in 102 mat.). Virat Kohli has (45.41 in 64 mat.). Reality check!! for everone here who are shouting for such players to be included, according to the stats and pure talent, Cheteshwar Pujara and Abhinav Mukund are the ones who should have been selected for the ODIs. This type of selection format indicates that the selectors are only considering IPL performances not the List A matches (domestic 50-over matches) for the ODIs selection. Also indicates that the players who are good enough to play TEST cricket are not good enough to play ODIs. And we don't need any so called "all-rounders" in the team. India should always play with 5 bowlers just like any other top team does.

  • klobania on October 13, 2010, 7:35 GMT

    great comedy by indian selectors r they really preparing for world cup that way. i mean somebody frm these youngsters perform really well then can he replace tendulkar, sehwag or zaheer. i really dont understand why dhoni n co. making confusions for themselves. n sachin has once again proved that he is selfish n always ready to play for private leagues n not for india shame on these players

  • qavks on October 13, 2010, 7:32 GMT

    i think r jadeja 's selction is wrong cause of his last two years performance. he can no bat & field. if indian can not win the matches with this batting line up- Sachin,Sehwag,Gambhir,Yuvi,MS,Kohlihow u expect thsat jadeja will win match by his batting. he is only a spinner not allrouner. so pls take (for selectors) ifran or uttahpa or yusuf. irfan is better than jadeja. use Raina or Rohit as a bowler becauase of the WC in the india.Aswin is good compare to bhajji. he ahve variation & good line.

  • on October 13, 2010, 7:31 GMT

    @RajaMarandu; hey, Sachin didn't ask for any rest!! Selectors gave him rest b/c the team needs him for the upcoming 5 test matches against NZ and RSA! and Sachin Tendulkar is not playing for MONEY!! if he was playing for money, then he could have easily backed off playing for Team India and joined in some professional leagues like ICL :/

  • cricinme on October 13, 2010, 7:31 GMT

    Checking the bench strength and that too against Australia. How stupid. I wish and pray that all the younger players do well and the so called rested players never get a chance to come back. Bhajji, Zaheer Khan coming back fresh from injury needs a rest after just two test matches. What a stamina ?? or saving their stamina for the IPL.

  • on October 13, 2010, 7:28 GMT

    Why there is no shewag in the team? Still the stupid Ravindra Jadeja is included in the team only because of the Dhoni's influence. I would always says Dhoni as a Lucky captain. He is a good batsman but not a great captain. He wins only by luck & nothing else. After Kabildev, Azaraduddin & Ganguly, there is no better captain for indian team still. Among them too, Ganguly is best at all times since the success of Indian cricket has came up only under his captaincy. He is the man who developed shewag, Yuvaraj & including Dhoni like young players. BCCI should make alternate plan for the captaincy. Currently there is no other options also it seems than Dhoni.

  • SVicious on October 13, 2010, 7:28 GMT

    Its not that there are not good players on the team. Its good that we are trying new players and persisting with those that have not been given enough chances. However, playing players like Ravindra Jadeja or Rahit Sharma is a huge mistake. Jadeja never had the skills to be an all rounder AND he sure cant stand on just his abilities as a batsman, bowler or fielder. Rohit is one that will never live up to expectations. If its lack of confidence then there have been more than enough chances given. TIME UP!!! We need to get Irfan Pathan back in and getting confidence for the WC 2011.

  • tikna on October 13, 2010, 7:21 GMT

    I am sure majority tickets at all venues would have already been sold following the first test and the sachin double ton in the second so empty stands is not going to be a problem for the BCCI

    Both teams are resting key players so thats a real dampner for us viewers What I`d really like to know is that is it the players asking for rest or is it the selectors putting their foot down?

    And Jadeja had a decent outing in the NKP Salve trophy so that gave a reason for the selectors to continue to persist with him... (not that I like him being included in the squad), I hope they`d rather go in for a specialist batsman or a bowler if they think there arent any other all rounders

  • FOLLOWINDIANS on October 13, 2010, 7:20 GMT

    Do you people expect that newcomers should get chance only after the retirement of players like Tendulkar. In Indian team there are so many players who will get retired in next 1-2 years and they need to find alternatives.

    So its more of Management decision & not individual players...

  • Des_65 on October 13, 2010, 7:16 GMT

    Have the tickets for these ODIs been already sold out? If yes, spectators should file a case against BCCI/selectors. If not, nobody should go to see these ODIs at the stadium and boycott them.

  • on October 13, 2010, 7:04 GMT

    the team is completely unbalance seeing the balance side of no. 1 ODI ranking team Australia as per Indian nature we can only hope for a India win in atleast 2 matches to avoid series defeat. Neither Rohit sharma is in form and Ravindra Jadeja is only good for some part time bowling y cant we try Irfan Pathan who is having enough experience also of ODI cricket and specially against Aussies he can fill up both as a good 10 over quota bowler and can we dangerous if he gets the swing done in both ways and also a good batsman for hitting. Dhoni has to start batting again properly as we cant see much of Dhoni's action in recent times. Hoping for selectors to wake up soon and do experiments at a time of 1-2 players not half of the team

  • RajaMaranadu on October 13, 2010, 7:00 GMT

    Sachin is totally selfish.He can able to play IPL and Champions Leaque for Mumbai Indians(Ambani Groups) For Money with injury also,then why not for nation;even the toughest team like Australia.Sachin is always play for himself only not for nation. We need to avoid Sachin.

  • srisri on October 13, 2010, 6:57 GMT

    No Sachin & Sehwag ....No interest to watch. Even bigger reason not to watch is Jadeja in. Take my word, he will be in playing XI in all 3 matches. He is Dhoni's pet.

  • talktohari2002 on October 13, 2010, 6:55 GMT

    Two Blunders of 2010- 1. resting sachin in each and every important ODI series. Will the selectors chose to rest him in the World Cup also?? 2. Selecting Jadeja- poor batsman & bowler(dont call him an allrounder..other allrounders in the world cricket will file a petition against you!!) and a pathetic fielder.. Did the selectors forgot about pathaan brothers & Uthappa??

  • srinath_f_o_john on October 13, 2010, 6:55 GMT

    HI all,

    I agree if you are blaming the selection of R JADEJA. What the hell you are talking about YUVI. Whether he haven't proved till the date. Will you agree India will win the WC without Yuvi? I agree he hadn't good spell for last few months. But I want to remember onething As per my point of view he is only the match winner in the middle order. You can will any series against any nations without yuvi. But You can't win the WC without Sachin & Yuvi.

    Be frank I am asking one question to who are all blaming Yuvi. Whether he is really useless fellow in Indian cricket? If yes who will be the replace for Him.

  • theonlyfact on October 13, 2010, 6:55 GMT

    dhoni always scored a century when the team score crossed 250 except on one ocassion i.e, at 150. So this shows the poor performance after 40 tests. He dares to come up in the batting order in batting pitches in the ODIS. A player performs in a test match in tough situations can play in any other format. He may take some time to adjust but he can do. (example : Kallis, Sachin, dravid) Make a captain different for tests and ODIS as australia did for steve waugh & ricky ponting, ricky ponting & clarke. Because dhoni is a ODI Player not a test player by any reasonable means.

  • on October 13, 2010, 6:53 GMT

    It's time for bowlers to show their performance. Everytime there is burdon on batting. R ashwin is good bowler. He maintains average. Praveen kumar needs to update on maintaining average.

    Don't know why zaheer khan is not included. He can get some touch from it.

  • Rocky_rb on October 13, 2010, 6:53 GMT

    what is going on man....why still yuvi,rohit,jadega is there? whats going on??does ind wanna loose this series in 3-0??? yuvi doesnt in good form..he just manage around 40 run in last series between ind gree,blue,red. same rohit too.....what not bcci find well replacement??as wc is still 4month away... still bad luck for the players like rahana & puajara....specially pujara who have around 60 avg,well strike rate in listA..but he's out of team...damn bcci, wish ind loos at least in 2-1..not 3-0.

  • rajpan on October 13, 2010, 6:48 GMT

    Selectors have done a right and courageous thing!! This is the selection trial for the genext against worthy opponents. Those rested are almost certain of their places for WC.

  • Maverick23 on October 13, 2010, 6:47 GMT

    I know a lot of people in this forum will not agree with me. But I think this is a very very smart decision by the selectors. They are looking at the World Cup, and doesnt mind if India (which in all probability they might loose) looses this series. Good to give chances to these young guys and see if they are worthy of a selection for the WC. But I agree with most of you on one point, WHY IS JADEJA being given chances over and over again. Is there no better allrounders (which I dont think from any sort of imagination) in India today? Whats up with Irfan Pathan? Why is he being thrown into oblivion???? Srikanth-- Answer all the Indian fans.. Why r u not bringing in Pathan??? He is the best all rounder in India today...

  • on October 13, 2010, 6:46 GMT

    This selection is very bad news for the advertisers,

    Without SRT and Sehwag I doubt that they would be any interest in the games. However the series would still be a close one. Dont think the Australians will take the weakened Indian team too lightly despite the 5 or 6 big names missing. I hope Yuvraj finds his feet and redeems himself. He is too talented to be out of action for too long.

  • vibhash on October 13, 2010, 6:45 GMT

    y dont take rest mr M.S.DHONI you have been playing since long .

  • theonlyfact on October 13, 2010, 6:44 GMT

    for odi's aganist aussies, dhoni must be rested first. Otherwise he will say he was playing a lot of cricket and got tired. He was just escaping from the axe by the performance of legends like sachin, dravid & lakshman in tests. I thing he is just suits for ODI format only. When it comes to captaincy, ganguly utilized the resources more cleverly than dhoni. A player must get some inspiration when he sees his captain. That will be possible only when the so called captain performances. If captain starts saying excuses , every body can say some thing. thank god now there is a plenty of space for young cricketers to play in the team. At last yuvraj was taken permanently out of the test team. i suggest please remove dhoni from tests and make way to a new player who performs consistently in domestic carrier.

  • DeepakBhakoo on October 13, 2010, 6:44 GMT

    @Dhanajay Venuri: What on earth makes you think that Sachin is afraid of playing ODIs? My response is: A man in the top form of his life in Tests & ODIs, one of the only two batsmen featuring in the Top10 Batsmen lists for Tests as well as ODIs, one who not long ago scored the first double hundred in ODIs, one who got the latest ICC Cricketer of The Year Award, one who is the leading run-getter in the current calender year........WHY WOULD HE BE SCARED & OF WHAT, my friend??? He is just trying to prolong his Test career & conserving himself for the World Cup, trying to avoid burn-out, while providing BCCI to test out some promising youngsters! I think its a brilliant decision!!!

  • on October 13, 2010, 6:41 GMT

    It is surprise that after the fabulous knock of 200 sachin has not palyed ODI........ Giving chance to jadeja s just a waste rather than giving Irfan...... For this sakethey shall have planned 2 more test matches.........

  • on October 13, 2010, 6:41 GMT

    Hey ppl be positive......India is trying for different combinations for the future...Mr Dhananjay Venuri why do you talk about sachin tendulkar....didn't you watch tendulkar getting double against aussies, scoring tons of runs in the year....Common he can play at any tym in any situation a true legend for India who is serving the county from past 21 years...Chalo India

  • KALPANA. on October 13, 2010, 6:36 GMT

    BCCI IS RESTING SACHIN TOO MUCH. DOES HE ACTUALLY WANTS TO BE RESTED FOR ODIS AGAINST AUSTRALIA. OR IS IT DHONI INDICATING HIM TO RETIRE AFTER THE WORLD CUP. SOUNDS LIKE THE SECOND OPTION IS RIGHT. INDIA IS NOT WINNING THIS SERIES. WHERE IS UTHAPPA..?? WHERE IS THE SECOND SPECIALIST SPINNER..?? WHERE ARE THE PATHAN BROTHERS..??

  • on October 13, 2010, 6:34 GMT

    A nonsensical selection in terms of the non-inclusion of Badrinath,Rahane & obviously Pathan in place of Jadeja. We have seen enough about Rohit & Kohli, a pair of inconsistent performance not matching to the future perspective. I am sorry about the non-selection of Badrinath and Rahane, both of them are technically sound and in good form and excluded. I don't understand why this Jadeja is still in the team, is it because of his statistics. This is a good opportunity to set a platform for youngsters to show up their skill and to earn a place in ODI team. Anyway, this time, hopefully, tiwary and ashwin will get their chance to play. Shikhar Dhawan, i still remember his back-to-back centuries in Youth World Cup, his then team mates are already played for national side. Let's see, how he excels,

  • on October 13, 2010, 6:33 GMT

    it's good he is having rest. he is playing from last year and playing best of his cricket. its never been easy to play regularly these kind of long innings so he is human being and needs rests. We wish when he ll back, ll come with same spirit and class and people pls mind their words to write that he is afraid or anything. He plays every stroke on his will and force every bowler to bowl on his strengths. he is "The Best" and knows very well when he needs to play and when not.

  • Ritumax on October 13, 2010, 6:29 GMT

    What the hell are these selectors upto? Why are they selecting jadeja again and again? He is totally useless for us. Instead Pathans should be played. They can be more useful down the order. And I am very very dissapointed that SRT is not playing again. I think this is not the right way to prepare for the WC. I agree that youngsters should be given chance but at the same time he should play against quality sides like Australia.

  • on October 13, 2010, 6:26 GMT

    Oh!! No!! Dhoni, Play only 10. if u decide play with Jadeja. Selectors can u pls tell me which basis you hv selected jadeja? batsman or bowler? dont tell he is an all rounder.

  • on October 13, 2010, 6:23 GMT

    this is the weakest team in the world of cricket at present and cannot win against any others

  • peterss on October 13, 2010, 6:22 GMT

    munkund and rahanae in place of dhawan and yuvraj. jadeja should not play in the team. ashwin can bat as well and should replace this useless piece of chunk!

  • on October 13, 2010, 6:17 GMT

    still dont understand how Rohit is selected ahead of Rahane who has had a good season. India is looking for a allrounder , and having selcted Irfan for Challanger trophy he was not played and also not given a chance here. Would have love to see Mithun for Vinay

  • Rydham on October 13, 2010, 6:16 GMT

    So many people are cursing Sachin for not playing but they should realize that there is a world beyond Sachin. It is a good thing that he is not playing and giving chance to youngsters who generally do not get chance to play in full strength squad. After 4 years we will not have Sachin, Sehwag, Bhajji, Zaheer

  • on October 13, 2010, 6:15 GMT

    @Dhananjay Venuri, Are you a comedian ? or you are not a comedian ? if you are ...its dry humor. There is not point of fear here. MASTER is already proved cricketer. He has trashed OZ all time great blowing attack. Resting is a part of world cup preparation. He has got good batting practice against their bowling attack in test series. Its good to give chance to bench strength,.

  • on October 13, 2010, 6:12 GMT

    i think bcci should give chance to uttappa or else pathan brothers. atleast sachin or else sehwag should be in squad, there should be atleast one experienced batsman for opening,some selected players like jadeja can perform well only in ipl not when it come to nation.i think its better to watch highlights of upcoming match against aus.they are going to win series. if this is situation what planning they are going to do for world cup. all the experienced players are rested...

  • genuineIndianFan on October 13, 2010, 6:11 GMT

    Could have gone for Ambati Rayudu or Bdrinath in place of Rohit Sharma. Rohit is definitely talented, but don't do justice to that at all.

  • mohsin9975 on October 13, 2010, 6:11 GMT

    I think i am the only one who is ok with jadejas selection.Guys lets be practical.India is in dire need of a balling alroudr.Agreed jadeja is not international class but we dont hav anyone in the current crop.Pathan bros both r incomplete, not great fielders.Irfan leaks over 6 an over sometimes even 7 or 8 rpo in india,yusuf too inconsistent wit bat.India needs someone who can bowl 10 tight overs giving not more than 45-50 runs regularly.Wickets r a bonus.Look at his record he is certainly doing that.Also he is a decent fielder.Consider him a spin bowler who can bat a bit.He cant win matches on his own but can stay on the pitch. Considering bating skil of our tailendrs he can at least give strike to other capable batsman to keep partnership going

  • mrcool on October 13, 2010, 6:10 GMT

    few questions reagarding selection.. if uthappa is ignored on challenger trophy form,what yuvraj and rohit sharma doing in team....even kohli,tiwari failed in challenger trophy..if dhawan is selected based on challenger trophy performance..why rahane and rp singh r ignored...whenever vijay plays just 1 good innings..he gets selected in odi..why other players finding it tough..and yusuf pathan is much better than jadeja..he too performed in challenger trophy...on what basis team gets selected..how munaf finding place in team without playing challenger trophy??This selection committee is worst...and how aniruddha srikkanth can find place in challenger trophy with ignoring rayudu...why media is so biased not asking selectors questions..

  • on October 13, 2010, 6:02 GMT

    they should have gone of irfan pathan instead of jadeja. we have enough spinners in the team.

  • cricket7779 on October 13, 2010, 5:56 GMT

    This is 2 much why play jadeja again n again ? both pathan bros. are deserved in team india virat kohli also not a match winnig plyr and jadeja to . selector not doing our job cleanly. robin utthapa is good choice but still out of side what is this ?

  • on October 13, 2010, 5:55 GMT

    i think bcci should give chance to uttappa or else pathan brothers. some selected players like jadeja can play good only in ipl not when it come to nation.atleast sachin or else sehwag should be in squad..its better to watch only highlights of upcoming match against australia..

  • pavi57 on October 13, 2010, 5:50 GMT

    no sehwag no sachin...then wats the purpose of watching..the game...selectors wake up.....y this R.Jadeja is put in the team......Dont you pple have common sense......

  • on October 13, 2010, 5:48 GMT

    Why didnt they pick Unadkat!..He's dere in d test squad so why not pick him for the onedayers?!

  • on October 13, 2010, 5:43 GMT

    with out playing oneday how can we say sachin will be play in wc2011

  • hahahahahahanjfidhii on October 13, 2010, 5:37 GMT

    india will lose the ODI series with 0-3 . india can't win it. it is not ireland, it is australia jago selectors jago

  • on October 13, 2010, 5:34 GMT

    National selectors kindly wake up before its too late, why Ravindra Jadeja being given so much oppurtunities rather than giving some other player an change to perform for national side.

  • on October 13, 2010, 5:33 GMT

    Some of the comments here are rediculous. Why would Sachin be afraid to bat??? Why does he need to prove his importance to the national side??? He has been doing this consistently for the last 20+ years. He has had a brillant calendar year in both Tests & ODIs. Given the volume of cricket played the selectors would be wise to rest key players, and try out some younger ones ahead of the next WC. This may be one of the few chances left to do so to finalise the WC squad!!!

  • mihaufo on October 13, 2010, 5:31 GMT

    Why isn't Yousuf Pathan in the squad? He has won a match single handedly in the Challengers trophy. And why didn't Irfan Pathan played in the Challenger Trophy? Where is Robin Uttapa the most feared player in the IPL last season? And why wasn't Ambati Rayudu given a chance?

  • rpggg on October 13, 2010, 5:30 GMT

    RESTING SACHIN IS GOOD.... HE DOES NOT NEED A MATCH PRACTICE AT HIS LEVEL TO GET SELECTED.... HE WILL PLAY ANYTIME IF HE IS ASKED TO..LETS GIVE CHANCE TO YOUNGSTERS... BUT JADEJA IS NOT GOOD TO GET SELECTED I ACCEPT THAT...

  • gooey_kablooie on October 13, 2010, 5:13 GMT

    I think its a good move by the selectors to rest senior players. India still has got the home series against New Zealand and away series against South Africa coming up so they have lots to play for before the all important World Cup. With so much of cricket played now and youngsters raring to make a mark in the international tournaments, the seniors should rest awhile and come back refreshed. It will be interesting to see how the fielding performance of this side is going to be. I hope it will be a much improved fielding unit.

  • on October 13, 2010, 5:07 GMT

    Why not yusuf pathan.....he had good nairobi series with kenya hitting 66,106,64, and in NKP salve trophy he scored winning 60 runs in 30 balls

  • raghvender on October 13, 2010, 5:06 GMT

    Pleassssssse cricinfo please show this comments to srkianth and let him know how the people are reacting to his selection.If we fail to lift world cup then we will not spare him at any chance.

  • gunnerz on October 13, 2010, 4:58 GMT

    Wow! SRT needs rest in ODIs but he can very well play Champions League T20!!! Why didnt he "Rest" during CLT20? SHAME!

  • bandas on October 13, 2010, 4:56 GMT

    everybody is good. But i think Pathan brothers should be given chance..

  • jimbond on October 13, 2010, 4:53 GMT

    There is a clear conspiracy to keep Irfan Pathan out, he is not even allowed to play the challenger cup because someone is afraid that he may perform well and may become difficult to ignore. Another prominent person for the number 7/8 position is Piyush Chawla. Pity he hasnt been tried out. Yuvraj will finally play in teh WC, hence trying him out is okay. My team would have been: Dhawan, Vijay, Rahane, Kohli, Yuvraj, Raina, Dhoni/(orRayudu), Irfan Pathan, Piyush Chawla, Praveen Kumar, Ashish Nehra- with Ashwin, Badrinath, RP, Mithun as the supporting cast

  • on October 13, 2010, 4:52 GMT

    i think it is time to rest k.srikanth for permanently...y d hell rohit sharma picked?? y r uthappa and irfan have been ignored continously...and y rahane had been ignored who played key in india blue wins....how can ojha be rested who is just 24yrs old and had not played much matches???? y k.srikanth had been trying to elevate m.vijay and ashwin...it is just a political selection

  • on October 13, 2010, 4:48 GMT

    Resting Sachin is the right decision, he must be fresh for very important series, and testing of younger guns is appropriate against the depleted Aussies. Team could be better if Raydu, Yusuf Pathan and Uthappa are picked in place of Rohit, Jadeja and an inform Yuvraj.

  • Asif_Iqbal on October 13, 2010, 4:45 GMT

    India still the balnace and better than Aussies in Indian picthes and I hope they India will the series 2-1

  • on October 13, 2010, 4:37 GMT

    Why sir SRT has been rested as he is in good nick & he himself don,t want rest from playing cricket. Pathan brothers also can be try as we are building for WC

  • Sameer_Ponnada on October 13, 2010, 4:30 GMT

    WHY THE HELL IS RAVINDRA JADEJA IN TEAM AGAIN ??????????

  • on October 13, 2010, 4:26 GMT

    rp singh is better option than munaf patel

  • kapilesh23 on October 13, 2010, 4:16 GMT

    i don't understand why my fellow indians whine whenever sachin ios rested for odi's .ricky ponting in aus skips so many such series for preparing for bigger and more important test tournaments nobody in aus whines because of this .but i think our people take odi more seriously than test .

  • MavericksIndia on October 13, 2010, 4:12 GMT

    Srikanth.... Wake up. Stop giving chances to Ravinder Jadeja.we are wasting players better than him.

    Also IPL need to be stopped playing before major tournments like World cups. If a major batsman or bowler gets injured that tough for the team.

    Also please Players, please play for nation not for your own benefits where you are earning crores of money like IPL tournments neglecting the major tournments.

  • on October 13, 2010, 4:11 GMT

    Why is SRT being rested? He's in top form; Australia is not a weak side; and India can surely use his experience with the youngsters revolving around him. Somehow I get the feeling he being denied the chance to complete 50 centuries in each format? He's been getting rested too many times.

  • MJT1 on October 13, 2010, 4:05 GMT

    INDIA WILL LOSE 0-3 AGAINST AUSTRALIA IN ONE DAYERS DUE TO THE SELECTORS DECISION OF PLAYING ONLY THE JUNIOR PLAYERS AGAINST AUSTRALIA AND THEREBY DROP IN THE RANKINGS AND ALSO THE SENIORS NOT GETTING ENOUGH PRACTICE BEFORE WORLD CUP ,INDIA WILL CRASH OUT OF WORLD CUP ALSO FOR WHICH THE SELECTORS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE

  • surajchintu on October 13, 2010, 4:05 GMT

    Sachin should also try to play in ODI's as well because World cup-11 is just ahead and all the senior members in the team should be given more chances to play in maximum ODI's, otherwise India will fail again like T20 WC.

  • mukundh1 on October 13, 2010, 4:03 GMT

    If Indians top guns have to play the ODIs against Australia followed by the NZ and SA tours, they'll be jaded during the World Cup. I see nothing wrong with resting key players. The commenters have to understand cricket before commenting about selection issues!!

  • dilvishal on October 13, 2010, 3:58 GMT

    WOW... looks like IPL seems to b d basis of selection...if this was not the case than players like rahane, pujara and badri deserved to b in d squad as they r far more consistent than d likes of tiwari, dhawan and company... And if there was one player who deserves to b given a break, its DHONI..he is playin non top cricket frm last 3 months...hard to understand the logic behind this move... may b he is waiting for the sa tour to take a break...

  • vivek461 on October 13, 2010, 3:58 GMT

    one thing is sure, Pathans are not going to play in Indian team till WorldCup2011...I can understand Irfan is not that effective inIindian conditions but Yusuf could have been very effective in these pitches...sad from selectors and dhoni...the affection towards R Jadeja and V Kohli may shatter the the elusive dream of billion Indians including Sachin's and mine :(

  • somy1 on October 13, 2010, 3:57 GMT

    The selectors should be commended for resting Sachin, Zaheer and Co. Australia have also done a same.

    They missed out resting Dhoni and bringing in the technically sound ( including short ball) C Pujara, A Rahane & A Rayudu ( for Dhoni).

    This should have also been done keeping in mind the most of the batsmen are stroke makers, however Rayudu and Pujara can be good grafters should the situation demand.

    Irfan should have been one of the bowlers leaving out Munaf/Vinay, Rohit and Jadeja.

  • jals on October 13, 2010, 3:55 GMT

    Oh again Ravinder Jadeja, definately his family is having relation with selectors and captain. Where is Pathan brothers, why they are not in the team. Luckily we are winning. Its is time now for BCCI to say good bye to the bunch of Jokers.

  • KAIRAVA on October 13, 2010, 3:55 GMT

    Ajinkya Rahane should have been picked over Rohit Sharma. Rahane had recently scored a 100 against the Aussies in a tour match, at a strike rate of greater than run a ball. He has been in red hot form on the Challenger series, scoring 186 runs at an avg of 62 & a stk rate of 83. In comparison, Rohit has averaged a meagre 22.4 in his last 10 ODIs and had scored just 85 runs in the challenger series at an average of 28 & with a ordinary stk rate of 70!!. Surely, the selectors must be missing something in here.

  • KAIRAVA on October 13, 2010, 3:55 GMT

    Ajinkya Rahane should have been picked over Rohit Sharma. Rahane had recently scored a 100 against the Aussies in a tour match, at a strike rate of greater than run a ball. He has been in red hot form on the Challenger series, scoring 186 runs at an avg of 62 & a stk rate of 83. In comparison, Rohit has averaged a meagre 22.4 in his last 10 ODIs and had scored just 85 runs in the challenger series at an average of 28 & with a ordinary stk rate of 70!!. Surely, the selectors must be missing something in here.

  • on October 13, 2010, 3:54 GMT

    Has Sachin retired from ODI's? For God's sake how much rest Sachin needs? He hasn't played a single ODI after that marathon match when he scored 200. The World Cup isn't far away and I think it is time for India to finalize their best 11 rather than trying useless players like Jadeja. Wake up selectors...

  • CHETHUMYSORE on October 13, 2010, 3:51 GMT

    My 11 for next series and even the batting order 1) Sachin 2) Sehwag 3) Gautum 4) Yuvraj 5) Dhoni 6) Raina 7) Irfan or Yousuf 8) Harbhjan 9) Praveen 10) Zaheer 11) Nehra or Ishanth

  • on October 13, 2010, 3:50 GMT

    Final XI without jadeja, wil provide a competitive team. He s not deserving any chances. And still India have to chance to win the series, since aussies have also lost some of their main players... And these chances wil strenghten our bench. Its important series for all who are in squad. If any 2-3 are performed well. It wil increase a chance in upcoming world cup. Yuvi and Dhoni should prove themselves in batting as well. n raina should prove against short ball.. Atlast very interesting series we r lookin forward...

  • on October 13, 2010, 3:49 GMT

    may be it could be a blessing in disguise for some youngsters really. players like sourabh tiwary and shikhar dhawan who haven't got there due in int'l cricket will get an opportunity to have a crack at the best odi team in the world. you never know we might just be able find another emerging star out of this tournament.

  • mac1980 on October 13, 2010, 3:47 GMT

    @ Dhananjay Venuri - Well, I guess with 46 ODI centuries under his belt, an average of over 45 in ODI cricket and the maximum no of runs scoredin world cups, there's nothing left for him to prove anymore, least of all to you!!

  • KAIRAVA on October 13, 2010, 3:41 GMT

    Australian bowling is considerably weak in this ODI series as they will be without Michell Johnson & Ben Hilfenhaus. Also Ryan Harris & Peter Siddle have not been named in the squad & not to forget pacy Shaun Tait !!! So an injured Bollinger will be leading their attack, with a relatively inexperienced Clint McKay & newcomer Mitchell Starc supporting him. So it is a golden godsend opportunity for the Indian batsmen of the likes of Yuvraj, Raina, Dhoni, Kohli to make some huge scores and blank the Aussies 3-0.

  • KAIRAVA on October 13, 2010, 3:41 GMT

    Australian bowling is considerably weak in this ODI series as they will be without Michell Johnson & Ben Hilfenhaus. Also Ryan Harris & Peter Siddle have not been named in the squad & not to forget pacy Shaun Tait !!! So an injured Bollinger will be leading their attack, with a relatively inexperienced Clint McKay & newcomer Mitchell Starc supporting him. So it is a golden godsend opportunity for the Indian batsmen of the likes of Yuvraj, Raina, Dhoni, Kohli to make some huge scores and blank the Aussies 3-0.

  • saprak on October 13, 2010, 3:40 GMT

    Its nice opportunities to showcase the talents of bench strength. But the selection committee should keep eye on WC without getting biased. Hope they have already 30 man squads for the WC and they are now testing in sequence, but the test should be with preference and form too to win the series at the same time. Squad in preference and form: MS Dhoni (capt & wk), M Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli / (Ajinkya Rahane), Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Saurabh Tiwary, R Ashwin, Praveen Kumar, Ashish Nehra/(Irfan Pathan), Munaf Patel/(DS Kulkarni), Vinay Kumar/(Abhimanyu Mithun), Ravindra Jadeja/(Yusuf Pathan), Rohit Sharma/(Manoj Tiwary) Dhoni should also try himself as specialist batsman (or taking rest) and giving room to P Patel and D Karthik to fluorish as substitute wk with more match practice. The selection committee should also consider the 30 man squad not only performance based on couple of chances to represent the Team rather they should also nurture their talents and confidence.

  • Raja22222 on October 13, 2010, 3:37 GMT

    Those who aspire to be part of Indian cricket team must go and get some tips from R.Jadeja and Rohit Sharma..Those who cant go can take these tips..1. Try to play for Mumbai or Delhi you will get influence.2.Even if u r with any other IPL team try to jump to mumbai Indians (tip from Jadeja who feels its better to be a Mumbai Indian than being an Indian).3.You need to be a good actor like When you hit a 4 or 6 Laugh and when you are out stoop your head(tip from rohit) 4. Neither be a batsmen nor be a bowler so that the selectors will confused and take u automatically.5.Get out quickly&Spent more time with Phisio to learn how to do leg massage because it helps u to get a place if u can massage well.6 Eat as much as possible& look like a hindi comedi actor or kannada hero and behave strangely in the field this helps get popularity and advertisement chance to make money.7.Once in 25 matches after all leading bowlers are tired come in the middle order & hit the old ball and score 70 plus

  • somy1 on October 13, 2010, 3:36 GMT

    Pujara and Rahane per present performance and avg are definitely a part of the future, technically adept to better face the short ball. It would have been good to give them a look in in the ODIs so that they could fill in their positions in Test cricket taking over Sachin and Rahul D's positions, provided they maintain form and consistency. If Munaf and Vinay who are medium pacers are good enough to try they why not Irfan? Ravindra J has potential but lacks confidence cannot face the short ball.We already have Suresh R with that problem and cannot afford to have both in the team. Rohit has the talent but lacks the attitude, application and is over confident. Dhoni should have been rested and Ambati Rayudu ( tech & short ball adep)t and should have taken his place. Raina or Yuvraj should have captained. The World cup is in the subcontinent, so Yusuf should be persisted. If he clicks he can single-handedly change the course of the match as shown in IPL.

  • KAIRAVA on October 13, 2010, 3:33 GMT

    Where are Yusuf Pathan, Irfan Pathan & Robin Uthappa? And no place for in-form Ajinkya Rahane? Where are the next gen exciting fast bowlers Jaidev Unadkat, Abhimanyu Mithun & Sudeep Tyagi ? Their raw pace would have been quite effective on slow Indian pitches when compared to the military medium pace of Vinay Kumar.

  • uglyhunK on October 13, 2010, 3:26 GMT

    @Sinclair Robert - Relax mate, Australia is resting many players too. If Sachin scores century against weak side I'm sure there are zombies out there even dare to say they can score centuries against them now.

  • on October 13, 2010, 3:04 GMT

    May be Sachin saving himself for world cup. Good one. Then why Zak not in the team, is he rested as well?

  • arunzzz on October 13, 2010, 3:03 GMT

    what a team????? y this rohit sharma is still in the team?????

    replace him with either pathan or uthappa

  • dhoni_sachin_fan on October 13, 2010, 3:01 GMT

    can't understand pragyan ojha being rested. what was the selection committee thinking. and i cant remember when sachin played his last odi for india...he doesn't miss one match for the mumbai indians even if he is injured (read ipl final)....sad that the selectors continue with jadeja. we lost 2 world cups because of him. i dont think he has played even 1 match winning knock. would have loved to see uthappa, irfan or some new all rounder.

  • on October 13, 2010, 3:00 GMT

    Very upset with the selectors(Srikanth) for choosing Jadeja, who is good only for club level matches. Hope, he does not make it to the playing 11,because there is a possibility that he might click in a one off match by fluke.

  • LionelCorr on October 13, 2010, 2:57 GMT

    SRT rested before WC...absolutely ridiculous and I say it coz the man himself has said that his dream is to win 2011 WC. Also, Robin Uthappa should be given a chance bcoz a player like him who can walk down the track fearlessly and hit Brett Lee's bouncer straight above his head for a six (remember 2007 T20 WC) has got to be some talent. What are you upto selectors??? And Dhoni , you read cricinfo a lot if I'm not mistaken. If you happen to read this (and if you give your input in team's selection), then plz include Uthappa yaar . No. 1 in tests...now got to be no. 1 in ODIs as well.

  • on October 13, 2010, 2:40 GMT

    Why Irfan pathan is not getting any chances? Ravindra Jadeja is getting so many chances(Irfan is far better player than jadeja). Yuvraj singh due to lack of his form also getting many chances. Irfan Pathan, Abhishek Nayar, Robin Uthappa needs to get chances. Don't know what the selectors are thinking. By my recent observation, MS Dhoni is also not playing well. He's rotating and sending all the players before he come's to bat, in that way he can save his average

  • harryrockz on October 13, 2010, 2:38 GMT

    God where is Uthappa, Pathan Brothers and DK? they need to be in that list. The selectors are going thru the latest performances only. They need to have a steady head in the middle and confident players. [Why the hell Rohit Sharma has been picked. He is a typical test player and he is not fit for the ODI format. His form is not that too good. He is not a pinch hitter. He cannot build innings on his own. He cannot come in at No. 3, (where Virat Kohli is fixed and does his job fairly well) and get the ball around. He is vulnerable to seam & swing. So he has so many negatives. Kick him out] One or two innings may not tell that he is a good player. consistency is important.

  • on October 13, 2010, 2:17 GMT

    There are better players than Jadeja..who can bowl and bat...He cant run between wickets...cannot play big shots...he is not fit for anyform of cricket...

  • thenkabail on October 13, 2010, 2:14 GMT

    VISIONLESS SELECTION, MY SELECTION BETTER THAN SELECTORS: Here is my selection: M Vijay, Ajithab Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni (capt & wk), Praveen Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Jaidev Unadkat, R Ashwin, Vinay Kumar, Abhishek Nayar, Virat Kohli. This team is far, far, far better than VISIONLESS and biased selctions. Aren't Pujara, Rahane, Unadkat real future of Indian cricket?. Abhishek Nayar needs a chance to show how good is he as an allrounder. It is high time Rohit Sharma shows his talent is backed by credible performances (also showing little bit of bowling talent). Yuvraj deserves a place ONLY because he is still the dark horse for world cup (that is if he realizes he needs to work hard on fitness).

  • on October 13, 2010, 2:06 GMT

    What is srikanth is doing whe he picked R. Jadeja again in team. Jadeja is not ready for International level. Now please call back Irfan Pathan in Playing XI he is better allrounder then R. Jadeja.

  • on October 13, 2010, 2:05 GMT

    @Dhananjay ...

    Are you just completely devoid of any knowledge of cricket to make such idiotic comments or in need of mental help?

    Which one?

  • cooltijo on October 13, 2010, 2:02 GMT

    Really disappointed with the team Selection..I Got the ticket for ODI Kochi .after that nw really dissapointed that Sehwag,Gambhir not in Squad..nd Sachin,Bhaji,Zaheer Rested......

  • Phoeniks on October 13, 2010, 2:02 GMT

    I'm not sure if sachin ll be there in the world cup squad but i can assure tat jadeja ll be there in the team irrespective of how he performs in the upcoming odi series against aus, nz and south africa.

  • on October 13, 2010, 1:57 GMT

    Jadeja has got Mr cricket award,so he ll play for india as long as Dhoni n Krish would b there.. u can miss sehwag , gauti, raina and even SRT from ODI but u can never miss so called Mr Cricketer Ravindra Jhandu ( good for nothing )...n one more thing as long as this Jhandu would b around in Indian team ,opposition is playing with 12 men and India is playing with only X... I can bet if this Mr cricket ll b in squad for WC , india ll not hav a chance of winning WC even sachin, viru ,gauti ,raina can not alter the result...

  • sandy1990 on October 13, 2010, 1:56 GMT

    i dont why guys like irfan pathan and uthappa are not given a chance.they are all established players and selecters could hav tried them before the world cup....

  • thenkabail on October 13, 2010, 1:54 GMT

    Where is Pujara, Rahane, Mithun, and why Jadeja: Selectors still don't get it. Why is Ajithab Rahane left out after some sterling performances?. Pujara is a class player who needs to play ODIs to get into top gear. Mithun has potential that selectors needs to encourage. For god's sake why Ravindra Jadeja again!!!!. These selectors never get it. Do they?

  • Prawin034 on October 13, 2010, 1:52 GMT

    idono y irfan is being axed often. he is a very good talent

  • on October 13, 2010, 1:50 GMT

    my god, not Jadeja again!! one good performance isnt good enough!!!!!!

  • Boopathy.KanPaL on October 13, 2010, 1:45 GMT

    why dravid should be given a chance...........lack of experience now........dravid should have been given a chance........also the pathan brothers........worst selection.......

  • zxaar on October 13, 2010, 1:41 GMT

    It is sad that tendulkar is not playing ODIs and skipping more of them. I fear that this might cost him 100 100s in international cricket. 100 100s in international cricket is a big record and no one has ever achieved it. BUT then we are talking about sachin, who never plays for records who always put interest of nation ahead of his personal goals. Great player and wonderful person.

  • cenitin on October 13, 2010, 1:31 GMT

    Lets see the points most people pointed : 1. Sachin Absence : I think in the test matches Sachin got a lot of load. In first, he fielded for 150 + 60 overs and then batted for 58 (out of 108) + 21 (out of 58). So he was on the field for more than 4 days. In Second test this get worse....he has been in field for all the four days except 18 overs of India batting. May be it is one of the reason of his absence. OZ also rested some of there key players including ponting. 2. Uthappa not selected : Rob was in awesome form in IPL3 and also did a gr8 job there but unfortunately he got injured immediately after IPL hence not available for selection. He make his come back just before Champ League. Till today he has to regain his old form. He failed in KPL, Champ League and challenger Trophy too. I think he should be selected only once he hit some form. Dhawan showed some good form in all of his outings recently and righty got this call.

  • samir08 on October 13, 2010, 1:28 GMT

    if u r international player then u don't need rest , if u r old enough y don't u take retirement , we don't want to see u sachin in world

  • on October 13, 2010, 1:27 GMT

    Where is IK Pathan if not YK Pathan?

  • Jaggadaaku on October 13, 2010, 1:27 GMT

    Guys, please just don't hate certain people especially, Ravindra Jadeja. The people who criticize Ravindra Jadeja, have to check the last series performance of Rohit Sharma. Rohit is the worst cricketer in current team at all area including batting, fielding and he cannot bowl. Please comapare the numbers of the statstics of both players, and you will find Ravindra Jadeja can bowl when team needs with good economy rate and also grabbed some wickets. He is one of the good alrounder in Indian team. For World Cup preparation, Indian team needs many alrounders. Irfaan Pathan is absolutely the better choice than Ravindra Jadeja, but Ravindra Jadeja is definitely the better choice than Rohit Sharma. And one more thing, make Yuvraj plays the domestics cricket to get his form back because without getting his form back, which he already lost, this "Water Boy" never going to change his impression. Look at the last 4 ODIs after he got that nick-name. He played with around 60 strike rate.

  • CricketFanOfIndia on October 13, 2010, 1:26 GMT

    I just cant believe what the selectors are doing. Why arent consistent performers like side Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara in the domestic season given a chance in the one day. Can the selectors please justify why Ravindra Jadeja and Rohit Sharma been even considered after so many failures. Please give some credibility to the domestic competition and give consistent performers a chance. Wake up SELECTORS...not deprive deserving players a chance...Seems like the selectors are only riding on the individual performance of senior players like Sachin, Sehwag, Laxman etc...

  • on October 13, 2010, 1:23 GMT

    Just an interesting observation. Every one selected in this team have been either criticised/or had been asked to be rested by atleast one of the respondents- which only shows the selectors -no doubt which ever team they choose are not going to satisfy any one individual.Lets look positively there are chances given for some of them to prove their worth. With their experience Dhoni and Yuvraj have to bear the brunt when the team buckles under pressure. See if other players join in to chip in. The team has been selected. Wishing them all the best. Chakde Team India.

  • on October 13, 2010, 1:22 GMT

    Jadeja agian, this is very big stupidity. We have plenty of players performing better than jadeja.

  • loung_singh on October 13, 2010, 1:21 GMT

    why d hell r jadeja again.?i thnk selecters wnt 2 play him in d worldcup..wht a shame..if india has 2 win d world cup (hope so) sehwag nd yuvraj shud fire...bcoz dey r 2 players vch give india edge plus sachin hve 2 fire frm top...

  • V_Raju on October 13, 2010, 1:14 GMT

    People in India ... will go after anything and this time for not selecting full strength team.

    I am happy to see selectors opting for resting few players. But I feel some of new people should be give an extended run especially in bowling. R.P. Singh should have been in place of Vinay Kumar. Because if Vinay Kumar really going to place world cup ???

    Now giving tiwary, kohli and Vijay .. I am happy to see selectors give them a long run .. but what i Rohit Sharma doing ???

    And even Dhoni needs rest atleast from keeping !!!! And I was shocked not to see Irfan Pathan not even play in Salve thropy.

  • Loyalguy on October 13, 2010, 1:14 GMT

    1. Why is ojha being rested? He is till young and he didnt participate in CLT T20 too 2. Irfan should be given a chance...bcoz if he we do well then he is a asset for WC Also uthappa should have been tried 3. Yousuf has had his own set of fair chances which he didn't ustilise, he didn't have right temperament for ODI's or Tests 4. Why not RP Singh instead of munaf, munaf is a lazy fellow 5. The reason why pujara/mithun/rahane/kulkarni were not included might be they don't have international exposure, which might prove expensive in a WC if they are exposed. The selectors are giving a shot with players with reasonable International exposure

  • on October 13, 2010, 1:01 GMT

    @Dhananjay Venuri-

    I think you think that your comment ahould be the best joke of the day or you have come from some long hibernation (unusually long)... because Sachin is at his best.

    Coming to serious cricket discussion. I hope selectors have spoken to each one of the players being rested. It is a good ploy to play all the youngsters and hope few of them grab their chances (Tiwary, Ashwin, Vijay, Dhawan) etc

  • Loyalguy on October 13, 2010, 1:01 GMT

    I don't understand why ojha is being rested, he is still young and didn't particpate in champions league. Irfan Pathan should be given a chance ahead of world cup, if he works out well for India then its a bonus ahead of WC. Though Yousuf Pathan has had his own set of fair chances which he didn't utilise well. What happened to RP Singh?

  • arvnd on October 13, 2010, 0:56 GMT

    Hello guys...i really don't understand why you people are making such hue and cry over the selection. By resting the key players they selectors have already made the point clear that they are not looking to win the series..instead,gonna try and fill the few places that are up for grabs in the final 15 for world cup.Just like evry1 out here even i hate jadeja, but the fact is its a battle between ashwin nd jadeja for the 3rd spinner slot in the 15...with bhajji nd ojha almost certain to make it to the squad.Infact is,its just these 2 guys who are good enough to compete for the 3rd spinner slot.Also, how i wish Pujara would have got a chance ahead of the consistently inconsistent rohit.And a lookin for irfan ahead of munaf as munaf has absolutely no chance of making it the squad with khan,pkumar and nehra selecting themselves for some great performances. i hope the youngsters come up with a spirited performance and may the best get selected to the world cup squad.GO TEAM INDIA!!!

  • KrazyCricketKid on October 13, 2010, 0:53 GMT

    I am so pissed off that Ambati Rayudu and Ajinkya Rahane didn't get a chance. Somebdoy tel me why the hell is this jadeja still in our team. wtf? he has failed over the last year and Shrikanth still doesnt kick him out of the team. This is really just ridiculous. Remember Kris. if india loses the world cup early, ur gonna get the blame! Nyways, my team for this squad would be:

    1. Murali Vijay 2. Shikhar Dhawan 3. Virat Kohli 4. Yuvraj Singh 5. Saurabh Tiwari 6. Suresh Raina 7. MS Dhoni 8. Ravi Ashwin 9. Praveen Kumar 10. Ashish Nehra 11. Munaf Patel

  • on October 13, 2010, 0:41 GMT

    i am afraid to say y the seniors or not playing especially sachin and zak.............is that we r going to world cup with young team? if s then selection is correct but the answer is no.................if thise continue ...............we may produse a same result like last world cup in carebbian............so please give match practice to our senior guys..........because they r one we looking for......

  • sudhs_107 on October 13, 2010, 0:38 GMT

    Many people are being very emotional for selecting weaker side. I think its fine. These young lads should be offered a chance and we need to test our bench strength before WC2011. 1. Jadeja and Ashwin are doing well in domestic. Its fair enough to select both of them. 2. Saurabh Tiwary was unlucky not to get any matches in previous tours though he was part of the squad. 3. Yuvi will be under BCCI scanner in this series. May be this is the last chance for him to prove. 4. And yes, they should have selected either Rahane or Pujara or Abhinav Mukund instead of Rohit Sharma. (Or even Yuvraj Singh)

  • on October 13, 2010, 0:38 GMT

    LOL.. loving all the comments abt Jadeja..probably fielding a second string team will now expose jadeja's weakness to dhoni.. i think this is good in a way for India, to become so cocky to rest Tendulkar against Australia. i can already tell its goin to be 3-0 in favour of Australia.. they are still the best ODI team. hopefully, this series wud be farewell to Jadeja.. Cricinfo editors must be socially responsible and send this thread of comments and all previous ones where ppl have bashed jadeja to the BCCI... maybe they will listen and send one copy to Dhoni too.

  • on October 13, 2010, 0:31 GMT

    Stop complaining about SRT, he has played international cricket for over 20 years and he is good enough to switch in to top gear as soon as given the opportunity, yes hes that good and I doubt any batsman else in the world can do it. Its a great idea to rest him as if he gets injured by any chance, that might hamper his and India's world cup plans.

  • aditya104 on October 13, 2010, 0:29 GMT

    @Robdahl totally agree with you on Jadeja. He is short on confidence. Thats the only problem. He is as good a spinner as Bhajji in ODis and can bat as well.

  • on October 13, 2010, 0:27 GMT

    I'm really afraid that BCCI is trying to make people watch cricket without Sachin!!

    May be a preparation to hold viewers who might also be planning to retire watching cricket after Sachin's retirement...

    Fareed...

  • on October 13, 2010, 0:24 GMT

    Jadeja Impressed one and all in the challenger Trophy, Rahaney Deserved a chance he sounds a very consistent batsman , Better than Rohit . Uthapa out of form totally !

  • Jaianand84 on October 13, 2010, 0:07 GMT

    No sreesanth...Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja have been given a chance too many...Different players such as Jakati and Badrinath could have been tried!!!!!!

  • peterss on October 13, 2010, 0:06 GMT

    guys, stop blaming the selectors. these group of selectors hav produced the best results in comparison to the previous groups. u people were blaming the selectors for the squad for 2nd test. see how well they are doing! selectorhav produced results to fall back on!!!!

  • Harsha_Reddy on October 12, 2010, 23:48 GMT

    Ooops the selectors did it again,with WC round the corner they want to try out a opening batsman..hmm with Sachin,Sehwag and Gambhir definite for WC barring injuries what is the need to try out another opener is beyond me.Even if 1 is injured we have a back-up in Vijay.I sometimes wonder if these selectors even think at all ? I wud have liked somebody who could challenge the all rounder spot and i do not see any names (irfan) and instead of opener we cud have tried uthappa who has international experience and who cud turn a match in a matter of few overs ...Picking dhawan is wrong timing .I am hoping Ashwin will be serious contender to Jadeja's spot and hope ashwin to win it.Middle order of probable raina,yuvi,dhoni at 4,5,6 the back up is pretty minimal in kohli and rohith sharma(who has failed on all accounts except for talent) and saurabh tiwary who has not had a decent run to be included in WC.

  • on October 12, 2010, 23:42 GMT

    @dhananjay im glad the selectors dont think like you! or sachin wouldn't be scoring 100's at choice after 21 years of cricket... its called player management mate... they're saving him for the saffas... and besides im so sure its not even the selectors' call if sachin wants to play a particular series... im sure he manages his workload himself...

  • Karthik_1982 on October 12, 2010, 23:36 GMT

    Dhoni should be rested even if he did not want to. Why the hell he is playing all the Test, ODI, IPL, CLT20 etc. Come on man you are married go and enjoy with ur wife for sometime.

    He is playing non-stop and it frightens me when he is going to break down. Not during the WC pls.

  • on October 12, 2010, 23:20 GMT

    australia is the number 1 team in odis. we shd have put our test team against aussies and included sachin, sehwag, gambhir, zaheer and harbhajan so that we can finazlie our world cup squad. hardly 10 odis are balance before world cup. this is not the time to experiment.

    good that munaf is picked. no point in picking vinay kumar who does not have the pace at all. rohit sharma's selection is not good.

    finally selectors have picked two genuine openers. we are lucky that dinesh kartik has not been banged upon our heads as an opener. pathan brothers wd have been a better choice in place of rohit and vinay kumar.

  • on October 12, 2010, 23:18 GMT

    rohith sharma was pathetic.. in recent domestic rournaments.... could have brough rahane.. whio was in awesome form

  • on October 12, 2010, 23:04 GMT

    It is very surprising that Sachin is not included in ODI. As far as team is concerned looks like all-young and good on paper. Yuvi, Raina, Kohli, Rohit should perform and carry the baton from seniors. Dhoni must bring himself up on 2 down and Tiwari must play sensibly. Ashwin is welcome addition.

  • redneck on October 12, 2010, 23:01 GMT

    i like the way this series is shaping, both team testing bench strength. almost india a vs australia a. with the exception of a couple of senior heads on both sides to add some much needed experience. both teams look pretty even.

  • on October 12, 2010, 22:55 GMT

    I am a Pakistani currently in USA, and I have a suggestion as a cricket lover BCCI should scrap these ODI and play a test match instead. Gripping thrilling test series it has been so far , I hope it ends 1-1 which will be a fair result. Because of the time difference I have to wake up 2-3 times at night to follow the score on cricinfo. Go Aussie make it 1-1.

  • on October 12, 2010, 22:50 GMT

    @ Dhananjay Are u mad. What are u saying. I hope you are not drunk when u had posted such comment

  • wolf777 on October 12, 2010, 22:25 GMT

    What is the wisdom behind picking Rohit Sharma? There are better choices like Rhane available. How about getting Utthapa back? What about Pathan brothers?

  • on October 12, 2010, 22:18 GMT

    god only knows why ravindra jadeja ... he doesnt desrve the place in th squad .. please give some other youngster an oppurtunity ..

  • InnocentGuy on October 12, 2010, 22:17 GMT

    Whoa! It's happening. Dhoni and Yuvraj are senior players in this team. It was not very long ago that they added "youthful exuberance" to the side. Time flies. This is probably a good team. This provides a great opportunity to test the bench strength. Somehow, the result of this series seems not very important. Not to say that this team is incapable of winning. But then to give the bench a whole series to perform and show their abilities, against one of the most dominant teams, in pitches where the WC 2011 will be hosted, does seem like a great idea. This young team will gain loads of experience and perspective during this series. Never mind a 3-0 walloping.

  • sunilsahu1701 on October 12, 2010, 21:43 GMT

    very very pathetic selection by shrikant and msd.........its right to give rest to SRT and senior players before wc..but if u want to strong the bench strength dat doesnt mean u ll select jadeja,munaf and vinay kumar...wht happen 2 irfan?he is a very good bowler and handy batsman in no 8 and most important a very good fielder compare 2 lazy munaf and vinay kumar....and we all knw jadeja evn dnt deserve in zim or kenya team.......how many times he will get chance??????

  • mohsin9975 on October 12, 2010, 21:40 GMT

    Cont. from previous article, leave aside the alroundrs spot. I m definitely not happy with sharmas inclusion. He is totally crap.Rahane is the perfect no3 india r looking for in gambhirs absence..Give him a break man. Poor guy wid list A avg 56.Either him or pujara.Selectors get a life.India has enough flat track bullies.If one had followed challenger series u wud realise rahanes temparament and skill to handle the moving ball in the match vs the reds.He played wid ease and yes he is comfortable wid the short ball hooks pulls and cuts.Genuine candidate

  • on October 12, 2010, 21:31 GMT

    Is sachin afraid to bat or bcci afraid of sachin playing ODI.. I am not sure which is true.. Sachin should prove his importance in national side.

  • rja379 on October 12, 2010, 21:26 GMT

    seems like with srikanth as selector, the pathans are not going to get a chance in the team....its a shame....they both are deserving and fantastic players....jadeja on the other hand is given opportunity after opportunity for no apparent reason...also why is uthappa not chosen? such a good performer...again a shame...karthik is a fantastic player aswell....better than the likes of kohli and is not given a chance...pathetic choices from the selectors...rohit sharma is another player who keeps on getting chances but so far has not capitalized...irfan pathan, yusuf pathan, robin uthappa, and dinesh karthik should be in the team...and ravindra jadeja should most certainly be not...i seriously hope that the selectors realize this and not select jadeja in the world cup instead of good players like uthappa, pathans and karthik! open your eyes srikanth

  • mohsin9975 on October 12, 2010, 21:23 GMT

    I think i am the only one who is ok with jadejas selection.Guys lets be practical.India is in dire need of a balling alroudr.Agreed jadeja is not international class but we dont hav anyone in the current crop.Pathan bros both r incomplete, not great fielders.Irfan leaks over 6 an over sometimes even 7 or 8 rpo in india,yusuf too inconsistent wit bat.India needs someone who can bowl 10 tight overs giving not more than 45-50 runs regularly.Wickets r a bonus.Look at his record he is certainly doing that.Also he is a decent fielder.Consider him a spin bowler who can bat a bit.He cant win matches on his own but can stay on the pitch. Considering bating skil of our tailendrs he can at least give strike to other capable batsman to keep partnership going

  • elangop on October 12, 2010, 21:10 GMT

    Tried of Seeing Ravindra Jadeja Again and Again.. Selectors Wake UP

  • elangop on October 12, 2010, 21:09 GMT

    Tried of Seeing Ravindra Jadeja Again and Again.. Selectors Wake UP

  • Robdahl on October 12, 2010, 21:04 GMT

    i think Ravindra Jadeja is a very good player with lack of confidence. Somebody like Dhoni will have to re-ignite his confidence..........and well people remember Ravindra jadeja has won matches for India too..........hez a good player.

  • on October 12, 2010, 21:02 GMT

    I am happy most readers agree Jadeja is useless. While I agree with them: Why not the Pathan brothers & Utappa? I also agree, we lost the world cup because of Jadeja in England. thanks to him we lost a easy match to England.

  • BHARATLIFE on October 12, 2010, 20:48 GMT

    Is the world cup in 2012?

  • on October 12, 2010, 20:43 GMT

    The ODI Series against the Aussies is without any doubt going to be a 3-0 white wash for India. I'm really really very very dissappionted that Sachin is not playing the ODI's against the Aussies, he was also rested for another competitive Tri-Series earlier which included Srilanka and Newzealand. This is not the way to prepare for the World Cup, by not playing ODI's aginst best sides like Ausralia, Srilanka and Newzealand....

  • love.u.cricket on October 12, 2010, 20:29 GMT

    Jadeja....not againnnnnnnn.....why nt yousuf....plzzz dhoni..dnt select him in playing X1....even raina can bowl better den him and yuvraj too...only perfomance in jaipur oneday is nt enough for jadeja...

  • on October 12, 2010, 20:29 GMT

    SRT, including some other inform players are rested. Instead, the selectors have picked up untested, minors against the top-ODI ranked AUS. Logically, a result similar to 3-0 whitewash is predictable. And, perhaps for this reason many Indian fans have been expressing their utmost discontent against the selector's decision. I was listening to one Indian fan's comment on this issue. He mentioned that the selectors had to keep their job up so that they can be a part of billion dollars worth Indian Cricket Industry. They have to out class the team's performance to convince Indian people/Govt that they are working hard, and they are needed for Indian cricket. He also added, the greedy people have inherited culture of eating rotten food. "Dogs can't digest pure ghee (butter)", he added further.

  • UriGagarin on October 12, 2010, 20:28 GMT

    I was under the impression that SRT was declining to be in the ODI's since he got that fabulous 200. That's was sort of being implied bythe commentary the other week. Shame if he is being "rested", but in many ways its nice that he's decided to let youngsters find their feet in the 50 over game . I suspet if needed again he'd be there, and good on him . A true gent and a star.

  • on October 12, 2010, 20:28 GMT

    A good selection, it will be a good contest to watch......!!!!

  • manasvi_lingam on October 12, 2010, 20:27 GMT

    1-1 in Tests and 0-3 in ODIs will not look good! Bring Sachin back! They made the same mistake in Zimbabwe and see how we did. Or at least give useful players a chance such as Pujara and Rahane. Pujara is more of a ODI player, his average in limited overs is 57! And if we don't bat well, we are going to lose today as well.

  • Pradyuman on October 12, 2010, 20:19 GMT

    Uthappa doesnt deserve a place, really. he aint got the cut. ravinder is a good prospect - needs to be nourished. but the problem is who'll be the fifth bowler in this team? they cant play five, obviously . yuvraj and raina ? yuvraj and raina and kohli ? yuvraj and raina and rohit ? what ???

  • on October 12, 2010, 20:10 GMT

    Jadeja again?? I think by now even his family would be wondering why he gets selected and more than that he himself.. The combination of final 11 for world cup will be finalized after we crash out of world cup I guess..

  • kashif_435 on October 12, 2010, 20:05 GMT

    D kartik, R uthappa and Pathan Bros. missing ... R Jadeja is a hopeless candidate

  • ks24funda on October 12, 2010, 20:03 GMT

    Why Sachin is given rest . if needed why he was not given rest in IPL and CL T20 . he need practice before the WC . How long it has been for him without playing ODI. Is IPL ,CLT20 bigger than the nation. ICC should intervene this is high time otherwise international cricket will have no value. SRT is the only reason I follow cricket nowadays.

  • on October 12, 2010, 19:52 GMT

    Sehwag, Gambhir injured, India should have gone with full strength in these ODIs... I wonder why zaheer khan is rested as he already came from long injury, he needs practice and what abt Sachin??? He needs to be in team prior to world cup. Playing with jadeja is same mistake which inzi did by playing Hafeez alot over other players before 2007 wc and had to suffer... If india lose upcoming odi projects, Dhoni and selectors have to accept responsibility...

  • ks24funda on October 12, 2010, 19:49 GMT

    why BCCI allow sachin to play in IPL and CLt20 it was unnecessary specially CLT20 was not required for player like sachin. WC is so near and sachin wont be playing against Aus in ODI . WHy the HELL IPL N CL T20 ????

  • on October 12, 2010, 19:47 GMT

    I can't really understand the inclusion of V.Kumar, M.Patel, R.Sharma and R.Jadeja to be honest. Sreesanth and I. Sharma have shown some sort of form during the test series and unless they are unfit they must carry on their duty with the Indian Team (we have to keep WC in mind remember) if they are not fit and hence haven't been included then I can understand the logic behind M.Patel/V.Kumar (although I'd have liked to see RP Sharma or I Pathan to fill in)

    As far as R.Jadeja and R.Sharma - Selectors and Team Management have closed their eyes beyond these two guys to be honest. No matter how many times they fail and make a mockery out of their place in the team, selectors will keep including them (or is the team management's pressure ?) - I Pathan/Y Pathan or P Ojha should have been included

    And finally, no extra keeper/batsman - god forbid if Dhoni gets injured right ahead of the WC - are they going to include D. Karthik out of the blue and expects him to perform right away @ WC ?

  • on October 12, 2010, 19:42 GMT

    Still Shrikanth did not make peace with irfan. How long will you keep fighting. Think about country's cricket future too.

  • on October 12, 2010, 19:39 GMT

    I think now we have to wait for IPL or CLT to watch SRT playing a limited over cricket.... I hate cricket without Sachin......

  • theswami on October 12, 2010, 19:33 GMT

    Drop Ravi Jadeja, Ashwin can be a good no.7 as well as a frontline spinner ... he has 1st class centuries to his credit (even for India A) .... When you have this quality persisting with Ravi Jadeja is foolhardiness ... Also Badri, Rahane, Uthappa, Pandey Mukund, could have got a look in ... also, Rohit Sharma & Virat Kohli need to be dropped .... Vinay Kumar must be persisted with, he is a good bowler and will restore his reputation despite his initial setbacks in Int'l cricket.

  • on October 12, 2010, 19:32 GMT

    Well done, selectors! Its a good team choice to test the bench strength against the best in business. Also, evaluate how good Raina and Yuvraj can raise their standards, should the top rung players get injured in critical phase during WC. Very good preparation for WC, right from SL ODI series. I have a hunch that Dhoni might be rested for a few games and captaincy tested on Sehwag or Gambhir, its a good test to do. Like it or not, Rohit and Jadeja are good potentials and young to be persisted with when the stakes are low.

  • helloajs on October 12, 2010, 19:26 GMT

    lol.. i dont know why people are screaming about Jadeja.. he will be warming bench in this tournament. R. Ashwin will take his spot.... watch...

  • on October 12, 2010, 19:22 GMT

    Very disappointing, no issues with the resting of players but the replacements are simply not accepetable. Key issues: a)Why on earth is Rohit Sharma on the side after getting so manty oppurtunitites - Probable replacements Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayadu, Manoj tiwary b)What makes Ravindra Jadeja a permanent member in the side - Probable replacements Pathan brothers I know Yusuf has failed to take oppurtunitites still can be a match winner. Would even go with guys like Rajat Bhatia or Laxmi Shukla but not Jadeja c)Why is Munaf in the side after not selected for the Challengers he is unfit and is not deemed fit for Cricket - Many others would be better options amongst rookies, Unadkhat,Mithun,Dinda amongst experienced RP and Balaji

  • KishorKumar25 on October 12, 2010, 19:22 GMT

    Ravindra jadeja is the only true and sincere cricketer who helps his team to loose a match even without taking money :)

  • on October 12, 2010, 19:16 GMT

    Ravindra Jadeja and Rohit Sharma are useless fellow.. They has to removed.. Robin Uthappa and Pathan brothers has to be given a chance.. Stupid Selector Srikanth has to be changed first..

  • denza on October 12, 2010, 19:10 GMT

    it seems the selectors have had something special from sir ravindra jadeja who is a huge misfit in the Indian scheme of things right now. if the selectors were actually looking for the world cup then the pathan brothers definitely deserve a chance and also robin uthappa. but these selectors are the same stop gap arrangements and then the predefined excuse, young team, building for the future. actually the selectors are a bunch of jokers.............

  • on October 12, 2010, 19:09 GMT

    Rahanae , Pujara are two batsman who are in form and ready to go .. they should have been in the team instead of Dhawan and Rohit Sharma ... As far As Jadeja He did well in the Recent series especially with the ball , he is more there for is spin bowling , which he is doing good at the moment .. Saurab Tiwary Deserves a go in the eleven , And its High Time For Yuvraj To Perform , Tw o good knock from Virat and Some bad form from yuvraj , will Put Yuvraj Out of the World Cup ! But Yuvi is A Champion , He'll ROCK !

  • srini_jana on October 12, 2010, 19:09 GMT

    Is there any bookie involved in the selection of this Indian Team or the selectors a bunch of jokers?

    1. What did Ravindra Jadeja done to deserve a place in this team. What are his contributions in the past 1 year or so?

    2. Why does Rohit Sharma gets picked everytime as all know that he is an leg before candidate straight from the first ball he faces

    3. What did Chetaswar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane do wrong…scoring tons of runs in domestic circuit and tours abroad isn't enough?

    4. I would go with any of the Pathan brothers instead of R. Jadeja who has Dhoni's full backing.

    5. Finally, the difference between Kamran Akmal and Dhoni is, Akmal is screwed left, right and center for dropping catches missing stumpings, while Dhoni isn't. He is the most overhyped technically flawed batsman or keeper who is winning by the sheer efforts of others. All you Dhoni believers tell me the matches he won for India for 1 year either in a Test, ODI or T20 with an innings of substance.

  • AravindDatla on October 12, 2010, 19:03 GMT

    Why do lot of guys talk about Uthappa. He is completely out of form. Look at his recent performances in KPL, recent first class one day games, Champions League...

  • ABP235 on October 12, 2010, 19:00 GMT

    Please dont say this is a weekened side. its one of the best sides selectors have chosen with an eye on the world cup. I only hope they give more chances to these youngsters. There are some brightest talents among them. First, Shikhar Dhawan. This lad deserved to be in the side 4 years ago, right out of the under 19 world cup. But Gambhir and Sehwag forged a solid partnership at the top and Karthik became the injury replacement. Vijay. He has shown he can score at 200 strike rate (CLT20 in SA) or 50 strike rate (Bangalore test). He can adapt quickly, solid in technique. So, no worries that he will score well in ODIs. Ashwin is another talent, needed longer look in after his CLT20 heroics. Thank god they didnt bring in that useless Yusuf Pathan. Then there are bright youngsters Kohli and Tiwari. I wish even Dhoni got a break with his finger injury, making way for Naman Ozha, with Raina taking the captaincy. Rohit Sharma could possibly a misfit, wish Uthappa was there.

  • on October 12, 2010, 18:55 GMT

    I just got a big easy question if dhoni removed dravid just cos he couldn't be tht extra gud on field i mean those dives etc ......why does he keep pickin nehra and munaf who r 100 times worst than him.........dravid atleast has a gud fitness and a safe pair of hands.......still it's his or either the board's big ego to take him .....wondering wht the public will say i say they should have tested him for this odi..... whereas the team is concerned sad to see sachin missin out again wonder when he'll play odi durin the wc onlyeh ??? horrible still the selectors r shufflin this is not the right way to prpare for the wc ........rohit yuvraj r the 2 fat guys in the team wonder wht they'll do lool.........i feel amused by this team selection why play then ??

  • johndev on October 12, 2010, 18:53 GMT

    Where are Pathan brother's (Irfan and yosuf) ??? They are much better all-rounders than Mr. Ravindra Jadeja !!!

    Jago Selectors jago !!!

    Give the chance to deserve players like - Praveen Kumar, selectors should give him chance in test cricket along with ODI because is a perfect swing bowler in every format of cricket !!!

    Jago Selectors jago !!!

  • on October 12, 2010, 18:50 GMT

    I think it is the best possible team they can select just one change can make it more strong i.e. yusuf pathan for ravindra jadeja as he is the most powerful batsman in the indian team with some bowling to do as well.....

  • on October 12, 2010, 18:49 GMT

    Y jadeja, where is Robin U.?????????..............

  • on October 12, 2010, 18:49 GMT

    3-0 white wash for india.... they keep resting SRT. wonder if the didnt rest him in WC too. but i must say. indians are saying sachin really well. not like out murali. our stupid selectors destroyed murali. the let him play all 1 days and that shit ipl and gone wihout 1000 wickets. u guys are lucky in that point. SRT going to hit 100000 runs.. poor MM only 800.:(

  • on October 12, 2010, 18:47 GMT

    If Jadeja can be here why can't Pathan brothers get another chance, same goes with Rohit, why cant Uthappa get another chance. Pathans and Uthappa are very unlucky

  • shri619 on October 12, 2010, 18:46 GMT

    @Giridhar yes you are right when there is great sir ravindra jadeja the master and the world class bowler,all-rounder and batsman then definetly ant team will fell they will win the match. i don't know why dhoni is giving chance to jadeja he is not good choice for no.7 position

  • PremZtalks on October 12, 2010, 18:43 GMT

    As usual Idea is good but execution Very poor. Testing bench strength with lot of injuries in the senior team is an excellent IDEA. But what is happening with Dhoni & selectors. Dhoni now loses his respect rapidly. I guess nowadays his decisions portray ways of expressing supremacy/ arrogance / dictatorship rather than instinct (as it appeared early). Examples - use of Ashwin for super over inspite of Bollinger & murali. Persistence of Rjadeja, RSharma, yuvi & going back to Munaf. Manoj tiwari was the consistent player in challenger trophy. C Pujara is reckoned as one with best technique among locals. Rahane is playing well. D Kulkarni is proving better, Even Mithun showed fighting spirit. Are the selectors eyes blind or what.

  • on October 12, 2010, 18:42 GMT

    I have a question.........Is 'resting' players for ODI a fashion? C'mon, this is Australia not Zimbabwe ( by the way a 'weakened' India lost to Zimbabwe not long ago). Why is it always that ODI takes the burde?. Why cant you 'rest ' players for the so-called greatest format of the game with so many meaningless bi-lateral series or for the money making IPL? We have the greatest tournament -THE WORLD CUP coming up and we rest players against Australia? Sachin Tendulkar has played only a handful of ODI games this year and the rest have not played any great deal either.......... this injustice may cost a golden chance of doing well in the world cup.

  • on October 12, 2010, 18:40 GMT

    My Squad : MS Dhoni (capt & wk), M Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Saurabh Tiwary R Ashwin, Praveen Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Munaf Patel, JD Unadkat, IK Pathan, CA Pujara

    Pujara must get a chance in ODI and IK Pathan also. Others fine...

  • Allan716 on October 12, 2010, 18:39 GMT

    Is Robin Uthappa injured?

  • nitingupta86 on October 12, 2010, 18:38 GMT

    i see the results... Tests 2-0 ODIs 0-3 :)

  • on October 12, 2010, 18:36 GMT

    The selectors must not only think about the players burn-out, but also about the dipping viewership and fan following. This is significant, since viewers turnout mostly to the T20's. Just wondering who will be the crown pullers in the upcoming ODI series against the Oz??? Can Dhawan, Vijay or Kohli create Sehwag's fizz? Will Munaf or Nehra give the batsmen a scary but confident look like Zak? Who will do stupid things on the ground which Bhajji does? Save ODI's. The series is already a insignificant one for a Tendulkar maniac. PS: I haven't even mentioned what void Tendulkars absence will create. (Sa)chinmay

  • on October 12, 2010, 18:35 GMT

    no need of place for jadeja and rohit...ajinkya rahane and uthappa have to replace them, all an all-rounder have to be searched....dissappointed with the team

  • tamatam on October 12, 2010, 18:30 GMT

    JUST BECAUSE OF JADEJA WE LOST 3 ODIs AND TWO T20 WORLD CUP MATCHES.

  • on October 12, 2010, 18:28 GMT

    When we have greats like Ravindra Jadeja and Rohit Sharma, i bet we are gonna win the next 3 world cups

  • on October 12, 2010, 18:27 GMT

    Problem with Irfan is he is not a match winning batsmen and nor he is a match winning bowler. He is somewhere in between. I agree with a previous comment, until he can either bowl over 135kph consistently or bat at no 3 and 4 solidly , I will stick with Jadeja for the simple reason that word cup are on Indian wicket where Irfan at his current pace will be collared, Jadeja has a better chance. Yes Pujara should have got a chance in place of Rohit or Yuvi as for Tendulkar, good that he is rested as we will need him in SA. I do believe that Dhoni should rest too as he has been nursing a bad finger injury for at least 3 or 4 series

  • Aravind_Rx on October 12, 2010, 18:27 GMT

    It's really frustrating to see Ravindra Jadeja being selected every time while guys like Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu & Irfan Pathan are being repeatedly ignored. I do not understand the logic behind having a 'neither a good batsman nor a good bowler nor a good fielder' kinda bloke like jadeja in the team. and the same goes with the 'sleeping pillar' rohit sharma. I am from Chennai and am glad too see Vijay in the team, but I am also glad that Dinesh Karthik has been ignored for good & I think Ojha or Amit Mishra should have been selected in place of Ashwin, who is still a rank rookie in international cricket. The only positive in this selection is the inclusion of Saurabh Tiwary. On the whole, guys like Uthappa & the Pathan brothers have got raw deals while Ravindra Jadeja & Rohit Sharma keep getting longer ropes every time (Is it Dhoni's backing??! He did the same with that useless Joginder Sharma) . If Uthappa or Rayudu had been included, we would have at least had a backup keeper.

  • tamatam on October 12, 2010, 18:26 GMT

    This Indian team will NOT win a single ODI match.Do you think these guys will face AUS attack, no way.We saw couple of matches recently against NZ and they got out for short balls. Shikhar Dhawan,Ravindra Jadeja and Rohit Sharma are capable guys to be in ODI team.

  • on October 12, 2010, 18:21 GMT

    This is good that they are giving chance to youngster but not the correct young gun. Outof Rohit/Kohil/Yuvraj/Dhavan they should have picked up only two (I will go with Yuveraj with last and final chance and dhavan) and definately other 2 places should go with a.rehane and one spot for pathan brothers (yusuf only as irfan did not play any match since long time). so best team (without 7 first choice players) would be murali, a.rehane, raina, yuvraj, dhoni, tiwari, yusuf, p.kumar, r.aswin, nehra, munaf

  • on October 12, 2010, 18:16 GMT

    Disappointed! not finding any pt whr I can see a systematic build-up process is goin on fr World cup.Enuf said abt jadeja,I guess team is satisfied wid the statistical fact : we have got a bowling alrounder wid almst 32 batting avg and 42 bowling avg! he is gonna play most of the games,n gonna play thw worldcup also,dn blame him,blame othr alrounder guys like Irfan/yousuf and Dhwal kulkarn,they r nt perfrming enuf! btw,sharma is anything but not a matchwinner,pujara and rahane cud have made d team look gud fr wc2010!Pace bowling dept is ok enuf fr sub-continent scenario if they r stil geting swing,but raina and yuvi must fire.

  • chinnu_rocking231 on October 12, 2010, 18:16 GMT

    y no chance for pathan bro's?if irfan is successful then it will be gud for indian WC plans also it will gud to c badrinath in the lineup instead of rohit.badri will add solidity to line up which is missing since dravids absence!!!

  • rocky0109 on October 12, 2010, 18:15 GMT

    Oh my god again Rohit sharma and Ravindra Jadeja cant take it...:-( Feel pity on Dhoni too he is playing too much of cricket even he needs to rested.He is contionoulsy playing from the Sri Lanka tour.looking at Shikhar Dhawan seems to be good.But selectors are jus experimenting too much.He wasn't picked up for any on the previous series and suddenly he has to open now strange. @ Razor88 :Instead of Ravindra Jadeja i still go with Irfan because Irfan always tries to give his 100% whereas Jadeja give 35%..:-p

  • Kota_sika on October 12, 2010, 18:11 GMT

    Nice to see Vinay Kumar given a chance. He performed better than Praveen Kumar in CL and IPL. coming to Uthappa, he would b better alternate to constant failure and out of form Rohit Sharma. Uttappa being in Royal Challengers Bangaluru, he has been made full time keeping option and that would make Dhoni to think of taking rest in ground atleast. Dhoni being constantly burden by captaincy, middle order batsman(good finisher some times) and keeping. If its hard to give him rest completely as many are out of squad due to form and injuries, atleast give rest from keeping.

  • on October 12, 2010, 18:11 GMT

    Don't know when the selectors will find out that World Cup is forthcoming and it's time to settle down with a definite team not oscillating like this....Hope that once again 2007 will not get back once again........

  • princeofnyc on October 12, 2010, 18:10 GMT

    Seeing how BCCI thinks this ODI series is unimportant, it is all the more reason that they should have scrapped the ODIs in favor of a 3rd test to make it a meaningful test series - instead of an incomplete, unsatisfying 2-Test series and a set of meaningless ODIs! Specially becuase they played 2 tests in a matter of 13 days and playing 3 ODIS over 8 days!!! I, for one, have no interest in ODIs where there's no Sehwag, Gambhir, Sachin, Zaheer, Harbhajan, and Australia should also send their major players home and bring in a 2nd string team. Maybe people in Kochi, Vizakh and Goa are cricket-starved, otherwise they will do well to stay away from the grounds.

  • on October 12, 2010, 18:05 GMT

    Ambati Rayudu should have been picked ahead of Rohit Sharma..

  • on October 12, 2010, 18:04 GMT

    Sometimes I just feel Team India should consist of atleast unsaid number of players to satisfy everyone else the selectors are jokers and have no clue of what they are doing. I thought the selectors are there to select a decent bunch of people who can win for team India, but may be I am wrong, they should select so that every one in this blog is happy, which fear may never be possible. For example, many were unhappy for excluding Yuvraj in the team a few series back. Now that he's included, everyone (or atleast many) is/are unhappy with Yuvraj's inclusion. As they say, GRASS IS GREEN ON THE OTHER SIDE, may be it's true afterall. I am not complaining, but just saying.

  • Pjprabhu on October 12, 2010, 18:03 GMT

    With only 15 ODI games to be played before the world cup, the selectors should not be trying new players who are not going to be there in the world cup squad probably. S Tiwary, S Dhawan n Vinay Kumar are not going to be there in the wc squad most probably. They should hav given chance to Robin Uthappa, Yusuf pathan n Irfan pathan instead. Last time(world cup 07) Uthappa n D. Karthik was drafted into the squad at the last moment, with both players having played less no of intl games at that time. They overlooked Suresh raina that time when he had played for some 2 yrs and had more exp than Uthappa or D. Karthik. The selectors also should keep in mind that we should have a reserve WK in our team, in case of any injury to Dhoni. Robin Uthappa has kept wicket in IPL and should be handy in case of injury to Dhoni, also he deserves a place in the middle order purely on basis of his batting. This time the selectors should not repeat the same mistake which they did last time around..

  • Ravichamp on October 12, 2010, 18:03 GMT

    Really disappointing to find Ravindra Jadeja n Rohit Sharma in the team.......... I do not understand how many more chances will they get to prove.............. that they are failures with plenty of opportunities given.... If the recently concluded Challenger series was a yardstick for selection....... then both these players have no right to be in the team. Yusuf Pathan or even Irfan Pathan is as good or even better than Jadeja and either Badrinath or Rahane would have been an ideal choice to replace Rohit Sharma. Saurabh Tiwary was good in IPL... hope he reposes the faith show by the selectors.

  • on October 12, 2010, 18:01 GMT

    R Jadeja?? - Seriously??? Even Marcus North is better than him by some distance..

    There should be something in him that Dhoni, and Srikanth sees - but we all fail to see... I atleast hope that is the case..

  • Abhimanyu on October 12, 2010, 18:01 GMT

    TERRIBLE SELECTION!! Where is MUKUND, PUJARA, REHANE, BADRINATH ?????

  • on October 12, 2010, 17:59 GMT

    Please , please........ somebody ! Throw Ravindra Jadeja out. With him in the side india is headed towards the stone age. Wats the point in going into the world cup with a dead weight in playin IX ? Hasnt he been given enouf oppurtunities already.

  • on October 12, 2010, 17:59 GMT

    Replace Jadeja with Yusuf (bully on Indian pitches) and it is a very very good team - remember Aus will also be missing their frontline players.

  • on October 12, 2010, 17:59 GMT

    i hate dis squad compeletly!!!!! y jadeja????itz not fair 2 pick him when many other players r n good rythm......... if india really wanna 2 b number 1 n odi y they r takin risk against austrailia. austrailia s not like zim r bang.......wtf s dis no sachin,no sehwag,no gambir,no bhaji,no zaheer........ i dunno how dey r goin face shaun tait................lol but still v ill support our team team~~~~best of luck~~~~

  • on October 12, 2010, 17:58 GMT

    Dhoni should be given a break. He has been playing non-stop and i think he is tired cos it shows in his performance(both batting and keeping)

  • ABRULES on October 12, 2010, 17:56 GMT

    Its a good team but i dunno why R.Sharma and Kohli are given chances again and again. I think this enough. In my view M.Tiwary and Rahane should get chances and should have played R P Singh and where is Murali Kartik and Where is D.Karthik, i think he should have played well if he had been given such chances

  • bestfit on October 12, 2010, 17:54 GMT

    hmmm interesting... The selection always gives me a chance to post comments :) In my opinion, they should have given rest to Dhoni and Raina as they have directly come to Ind vs Aus tests after playing CL. They should have continued Sachin, Ojha.. I suppose Sachin can be rested for NZ series. Rohit and Jadeja doesnt deserve a chance to be in the squad. They should have picked Chawla and Karthik.. Few good selections are including Munaf, Tiwary and Ashwin. I doubt if Dhawan can stand against aussie pacers. Yuvraj is given right opportunity here, so that he can get into some form. Vinay is a domestic talent but international.. Lets see how it goes. Aus will come hard at these young guys.

  • on October 12, 2010, 17:52 GMT

    With ODI against time like Australia, i don't think we should try new players. It's not a good decision at all. Dhoni should rethink, and put pa-than brothers who are all rounders.

  • CHETHUMYSORE on October 12, 2010, 17:51 GMT

    My 11 for next series and even the batting order 1) Sachin 2) Sehwag 3) Gautum 4) Yuvraj 5) Dhoni 6) Raina 7) Irfan or Yousuf 8) Harbhjan 9) Praveen 10) Zaheer 11) Nehra or Ishanth

  • on October 12, 2010, 17:50 GMT

    Nice to see Dhawan & Ashwin , very sorry to see Jadeja / Rohit , defenitely RAHANE /Badrinath / Pujara / Yusuf better than these guys ,Even Rohit would have been surprised to see his name in the list

    Good luck to Vijay / dhawan/ ashwin

  • on October 12, 2010, 17:47 GMT

    Hello Mr. Kris Srikanth, hope u r not out off your mind, if you have.

    What is Mr Ravindra Jadeja doing in the squad, when he his stats are as good as a proven failure

  • Prats6 on October 12, 2010, 17:46 GMT

    Disgusting.. MSD is my fav but I just cannot understand his stubbornness wrt to Sir Ravindra Jadeja . Also this team lacks the logic in picking itself. No Pujara but Rohit Shrama .. Why ?? No Yusuf or Irfan ? Have we forgot about them ? Good to see Ashwin & Tiwary there.

  • kalyanbk on October 12, 2010, 17:44 GMT

    I think everyone will agree that Ravindra Jadeja and Rohit Sharma have been given way too many chances. Robin Uthappa or Irfan Pathan are possibilities. Mithun Manhas has also been doing well. It is good to see Ashwin in the team, but it is unwise to expose him as the lone spinner in the squad. They should have included Amit Mishra as well. There is room for two spinners in Indian conditions.

  • on October 12, 2010, 17:41 GMT

    why does every one wants Jadeja out of the team? dhoni is doing the right thing back him. He is good, he bowls well he is a very good fielder, all he needs is one good Knock withe bat to silence every one.

  • laligill77 on October 12, 2010, 17:40 GMT

    disappointment again what is munaf patel doing in the squad he hasnt anyting ever since his debut in 2006 why not give a chance to irfan pathan the guy could give you 20 runs with the bat as well uthappa should be in the team jadeja has been given to many chances even rohit sharma has been given to many chances wanted to see some news on this list

  • on October 12, 2010, 17:40 GMT

    HOPE THAT THIS WILL BE THE EVER RESTING FOR srt..

  • on October 12, 2010, 17:39 GMT

    ravindra jadeja suxxx man y he is in the squad?????????yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  • Zigor on October 12, 2010, 17:37 GMT

    I am confused. Why Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja ? I am sorry guys ( I know both of you are reading this! ). You guys don't look motivated enough !

  • on October 12, 2010, 17:37 GMT

    Why Jadeja Why??? He must be blackmailing them...No other reason! I hoping to see Uthappa back..Anyways a good side..i hope they win at least one ODI :)

  • Alter.G on October 12, 2010, 17:36 GMT

    MY 30 WORLD CUP PROBABLES: BATSMEN (13): Sehwag, Tendulkar, Gambhir, Yuvraj, Raina, Kohli, Vijay, Tiwary, Rahane, Pujara, Uthappa, Dhawan, Yusuf ; KEEPERS (3) : MS Dhoni, Saha, Karthik ; SPINNERS (6) : Harbhajan, Ojha, Ashwin, Jadeja, Chawla, Mishra PACERS (8) : Praveen, Zaheer, Nehra, Ishant, Munaf, Vinay, Irfan, RP (the others are too raw) ALLROUNDER (0): We don't have any genuine ones!

  • rohanahuja on October 12, 2010, 17:35 GMT

    no uthappa,no pathan bros.no pujara no rahane no dhawl kulkarni no udnadkat and jajeda is there!i can understand its a good tactic but seriously,jadeja cant bowl or bat mr krish srikkanth!nor can jadeja field!anirudha srikkantth maybe can replace him and all the people i named in the beginning of this commment could replace him!poor

  • tt_abhilash on October 12, 2010, 17:31 GMT

    "We the cricket fans are really disappointed with this team.... I am from Kerala, we all keralites are waiting for sachin/sehwag BLASTER. But the selection team KRRRRRRRRRRRIISSS SRIKANT really disappointed us......

    In kerala, the match is coming after years.... that tooo with out sachin sehwag............ WE WONT GO FOR MATCH................

  • EoLMasTeR on October 12, 2010, 17:28 GMT

    wat about dhoni ! he is the one who really needs rest !

  • on October 12, 2010, 17:27 GMT

    Why didn't they rest Dhoni too ? They could have rested him and given the chance to Raina again to lead the side...Try out some new keeper as well.

  • on October 12, 2010, 17:26 GMT

    Get ready for 3-0 lose.... Unless until the selection becones good, clean and unbiased, Indian cricket will never flourish....

  • CM_Kannan on October 12, 2010, 17:25 GMT

    Not sure if the BCCI is trying to win the World Cup or loose it?? Wrong people being prepared... unlikely people being groomed... the IPL chaos before the WC... BTW, if Sehwag is fit enough to play the Test Series, why is he being rested for the ODIs... injury cannot be the reason!!

  • on October 12, 2010, 17:24 GMT

    Why Jadeja and Rohit are still there ? Where is Irfan,Yusuf,Uthappa....... I think selectors again selected a bad combination..........

  • on October 12, 2010, 17:23 GMT

    Bad selection..! Ravindra Jadeja will be doing it again. He will again give some real looseners to aussies and get himself out of the park. Still it is not improved from long long time...our bowling ...weak...very...very...weak. Aussies need to play very very bad cricket to loose. I will not be watching india loosing.

  • CHETHUMYSORE on October 12, 2010, 17:23 GMT

    hi i cant understand y Mr jadeja is in the team.......hey really there are lot of youngsters who r far far better than jadeja and Irfan should be given the chance and even Yousuf and Yousuf should be tried at top of the order means not as a opener like 1 or two down.....n nayar should have been tried....even dhaval kulkarni.....sachin has not played a single one day after his 200 i cant understand how long will he be given rest......m s dhoni should have given rest instead of sachin.....please atleast this time give chance to tiwary......lastly please leave out Jadeja for next series.......

  • jacksam on October 12, 2010, 17:23 GMT

    Respected selectors

    why u picked r jadeja,yuvi,rohit sharma and m vijay then why dont picked yusuf pathan and irfan pathan then robin utthapa.Then if u give rest to sachin he could not able to get good practice before world cup.Give any one reason to selected yuvi he can not able to reach 35 runs over all match in the challenger trophy.At the same time yusuf only who got most number of six and top strike rate in the challenger series only 2 match he had played. india does not got any ICC tournament cup. when r jadeja came to play for india its true,he can not picked for 1st icc t20 then only india became champions after that sorry i dont tell because we know what happen...............

  • on October 12, 2010, 17:22 GMT

    common young guns beat d OZ and march towards no 1 positio in all formats of the game

  • sanzo5 on October 12, 2010, 17:19 GMT

    i would prefer ajit agarkar for ravindra jadeja... we have enough part time spinners in the team and there is no need for him.. atleast aggy will pick wickets in ODI's... he just needs 12 more wickets to reach 300 ODI wickets....

  • aravabalaji on October 12, 2010, 17:15 GMT

    Team looks promising. But too many flashy players to withstand a collapse and a grafter like Badri / Pujara / Rahane would have brought stability especially in ODIs. Yuvi gets one more chance but his attitude should be watched. Jadeja is another Agarkar in the making, i.e., in terms of chances he is getting. Why Mithun's alround ability is ignored again? Hope Munaf makes an impact. Now, no one can have any grudges on Murali Vijay as he has proved his mettle beyond doubt. Good Luck.

  • VishnuSivadas on October 12, 2010, 17:15 GMT

    Considering Indian pitches and inexperienced Aussie lineup, I would say Jadeja is a better option than Irfan.He is also a better fielder. But y Dhawan and Rohit Sharma???? Few days back, there was an interview by Harsha Bhogle with Symonds on cricinfo. He says Rohit is one of the most lazy cricketers around. Even our coach Gary Kirsten has openly said that. How many chances are you planning to give him Mr.Srikanth? This is injustice to other talented players around who are willing to give more than 100% on field. Really feel sorry for Uthappa.....can't understand the logic behind his continuous omission.....Yusuf should also be given another change before the WC.....On his day, he can destroy any attack(strictly on subcontinent pitches :-) )

  • on October 12, 2010, 17:14 GMT

    I dont believe this BCCI Selectors will be even so bad..After all Australia is a top number one team, I think it could have been better if they could hv tried this team against Newzeland in upcoming series in November..its not at all a good move, surely India will be backfoot against Australia..

  • Alter.G on October 12, 2010, 17:14 GMT

    (1) Happy that key players have been rested, considering the hectic upcoming schedule. (2) Dhawan deserves his chance. (3) Would have picked Rahane/Pujara instead of Rohit. (4) Munaf got picked by virtue of not playing the Challenger, as those who played did not impress. (5) Tiwary, Rohit and Vinay will most likely sit out first game.

  • on October 12, 2010, 17:14 GMT

    wost selection resting most of mumbai indians who r key of indian team,,,,,wost selector ---> srikanth......

  • on October 12, 2010, 17:13 GMT

    srikanth become mad.. why he is selecting Ravindra Jadeja, Rohit Sharma..

  • Maverick7601 on October 12, 2010, 17:13 GMT

    I wonder what all does Ravindra Jadeja and Rohit Sharma and to some extent Virat Kohli need to do to get axed from all existing cricket teams. They have consistently performed pathetically over and over in all forms of the game but still they attract confidence from Mr. Dhoni and our Chief Selector. I dont understand the continued absence of Robin Uthappa and Irfan Pathan. This is all Dhoni's Shit. I still remember how he favoured Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma over Saurabh Tiwary in the recently concluded sri-lanka tri-series. I think Dhoni's time is up and anyway he isnt performing greatly either. can see that in the dropped catches, missed stumpings and low scores in the test series. He is surely loosing credibility.

  • ijk007 on October 12, 2010, 17:13 GMT

    This team looks good. Good opportunity for Yuvi to prove his worth in the team. But i really really feel sorry for Rahane... because his batting skill is amazing to watchin ODI or test... He deserved a place in current team with eyes shut. Another one is, shocking inclusion of Rohit Sharma, Even though he didnt play good in any form of cricket, he is been selected ahead of Rahane. I can't understand the criteria by which they have selected him. My only desire is he(Rohit) should not get a chance to appear in any match against Aussies and after that he should be thrown off from the team.

  • deepakjm on October 12, 2010, 17:12 GMT

    I am a big Sachin fan but its sad to see that sachin has not played in Odi for india since he made the double hundred but he always appears any where Mumbai Indian wants him.

  • on October 12, 2010, 17:11 GMT

    I was expecting Rahane toe b in. Indian selectors are jokers no doubt. How many chances will Ravindra Jadeja get? Irfan Pathan has had a good domestic season. This is really sad. It was high time to bring on Rahane. We dont have much ODI action after this and then we have the World Cup. Also Rohit Sharma is a surprise inclusion, the only two good innings he has played were against "world champions" Zimbabwe and a weakend Sri Lanka. Wake up selectors!!!

  • on October 12, 2010, 17:09 GMT

    What kind of a team is this supposed to be? For God sake, we're playing the aussies & not the minnows!! Can we really expect them to put up a fight?!

  • singh90 on October 12, 2010, 17:09 GMT

    if sachin, gambir , veru, zaheer and ojha are not playing then they should select rahul dravid. because middle order isn't good enough. yuvi is coming after few months and dhoni can't even play cricket right now

  • on October 12, 2010, 17:07 GMT

    Except Ravindra Jadeja, other selections are justified. But dont forget, Ravindra Jadeja performed well with both bat and ball in the Challenger. Considering that Aussies are without Ponting, Watson and Johnson, this team is not a weak side. Aussies snubbed India by 'resting' their key players thereby sending a message that the ODI series with India is not of much importance to them. So, its a Tit-for-tat from Indian Selectors. No harm in doing so. More than anything else, it is a great opportunity to test the bench strength of Team India leading up to world cup. Its not as if the selectors unilaterally announced the 'resting' decision. Only those who requested to be rested were rested.

  • CHETHUMYSORE on October 12, 2010, 17:06 GMT

    Why Uthappa not given a chance. How many chance will R.Jadeja will get. I think he is our next Mohd Kaif.............

  • Venkatesh34 on October 12, 2010, 17:05 GMT

    Till India get rid of that so called ALL-ROUNDER there is no chance for our LITTLE MASTER to lift the WORLD CUP.. Very Sad-(

  • CHETHUMYSORE on October 12, 2010, 17:05 GMT

    hi................................................................................................

  • deepakjm on October 12, 2010, 17:05 GMT

    Its really unfair with Pujara. He deserves to be with National team in all forms of the game. He is our future and he should get more and more exposure.

  • on October 12, 2010, 17:00 GMT

    What does Jadeja have in him that we fail to see but the selectors notice? How many more matches to go to show he isnt good enough a batsman to make contact with the ball, let alone hit it? And where are the Pathans? Either of them surely is a better player than Sir RJ;even Agarkar, if recalled, will prove more handy than this good for nothing cricketer.

  • on October 12, 2010, 16:59 GMT

    There should be a probe into how Sir Ravindra Jadeja manages to get a place in the squad after all his fabulous performances. If Sir Jadeja is the only all-round talent left in this country then I must say Indian cricket is in serious trouble. If this guy makes it to the world cup squad then only god can save us from embarrassment. This is one pathetic squad that has been selected, if these guys are suppose to be the bench strength for upcoming world cup then we might as well say goodbye to our chances of doing well in the world cup. Our selectors need a serious eye check up and a psychic treatment.....they've lost there ability to differentiate between talent and horse poop.

  • on October 12, 2010, 16:59 GMT

    Why is Rohit Sharma selected? I have never seen him playing good cricket except in IPL matches. Jadeja is another luck guy who is getting lot of chances and hardly giving any performances.

  • shiva89 on October 12, 2010, 16:57 GMT

    does sachin wants to play ODIs? i have never seen him play after that 200* in feb this year.

  • on October 12, 2010, 16:56 GMT

    why Jadeja of all the people? and why not Rahane? he was timing so well in the Challenger cup...

  • on October 12, 2010, 16:54 GMT

    Lousy team selection.. what are Munaf Patel and R Jadeja doing in the team.

  • rkannancrown on October 12, 2010, 16:51 GMT

    Selectors seem obssessed with Jaseja & Rohit Sharma. They have consistently failed and time is running out for India to arrive at World Cup combination. i thought Uthappa & Dinesh Kartik - who got a lot of bad decisions in Sri Lanka - deserve to be considered ahead of these two. Also, Yusuf Pathan is explosive and deserved a chance - he is after all the only destroyer apart from Sehwag - Sachin is now an accumulator and Dhoni has hardly scored quickly in the lst several years.

  • manoj.c on October 12, 2010, 16:50 GMT

    every one forgets that no one can be selected with out the captains concern..and there're rules only few number of players can be selected from each zone..and finally comes the performance from each zone..

  • on October 12, 2010, 16:50 GMT

    if India want an alrounder den has 2 search 4 new one instead of jadeja . also surprised wid the absence of uthappa again .............

  • harish08 on October 12, 2010, 16:48 GMT

    Uthappa failed miserably in NKP Salve challengers trophy..

  • ssaker on October 12, 2010, 16:45 GMT

    I still cant understand the selectors' obsession with Jadeja, his specialization in the three departments are as follows..

    Batting: Not scoring/Scoring but not making his runs count Bowling: Leaking runs/never taking wickets when the side needs them the most/ giving sixes to shift the momentum across Fielding: Dropping catches and oh yes dropping catches

  • 411166 on October 12, 2010, 16:45 GMT

    Why are they not givng chances to players like Irfan Pathan and Robin Uthaapa. Why is ravindra jadeja given so many chances.

  • on October 12, 2010, 16:44 GMT

    No match winner...wtf dey hve selected...n wot abt dis rubbish Ravindra jadeja..at leats pragyan ojha is more dan deserving man.....dey shd hve opted Amit Mishra or Hrabhajan as dey hve done quite well at international level....Irfan pathan shd hve been called out now...dihurted by dis kinda combination....

  • on October 12, 2010, 16:44 GMT

    y not ajiynke rahane and y vinay kumar

  • on October 12, 2010, 16:43 GMT

    Thanks for not selecting "Dinesh Karthik"

  • on October 12, 2010, 16:43 GMT

    I don't understand why selectors still stick with Ravindra Jadeja. Whole world knows how he performed recently. He didn't even perform well in the recent Domestic Challenger Trophy. They should give him some time in Domestic level to come back. I think by giving him these many chances and forcing him to perform is creating pressure. He is spoiling his game under such a pressure. He is a talented player everyone know that but use him in the right way and time. Piyush Chawla should have got a chance. Overall not that satisfied with selection against a quality side like Australia.

  • pakmo on October 12, 2010, 16:41 GMT

    guyz forget about dinesh kartik

  • sriniaiyer on October 12, 2010, 16:41 GMT

    Yusuf Pathan should have been there instead of Saurabh Tiwary.No reserve wicketkeeper even.

  • drkadir on October 12, 2010, 16:41 GMT

    Is series against Aus is fixed......Test should india win and one day Aus .............just my opinion........................

  • on October 12, 2010, 16:38 GMT

    where is yousuf pathan? india needs him badly!!

  • on October 12, 2010, 16:37 GMT

    no laxman. no dravid. no uthappa. no irfan. And you are preparing a team for the world cup??

    Are u seriously preparing a team for the worldcup or the IPL after the worldcup?

  • on October 12, 2010, 16:35 GMT

    No doubt it will be 0-3. Can anyone tell me which team going to grab 3. Only one clue i would give you is R Jadeja in Indian Team.

  • on October 12, 2010, 16:34 GMT

    no experience batsmen in the side. It is possible that india may calapse. Why Dravid, R/Sharma and Ruhane not there while Dravid doing T20 very well.It is possible 3.0 white wash . Australia beat india successfully.

  • DhanurkarAshish on October 12, 2010, 16:31 GMT

    I am disappointed that pujara is not selected but furious to see Jadeja is selected. HE CAN"T BAT STILL he is selected as allrounder not sure what srikanth is upto.

  • on October 12, 2010, 16:27 GMT

    why does every one wants Jadeja out of the team? dhoni is doing the right thing back him. He is good, he bowls well he is a very good fielder, all he needs is one good Knock withe bat to silence every one.

  • on October 12, 2010, 16:25 GMT

    Ajinkya Rahane should have made the cut in place of Rohit Sharma

  • on October 12, 2010, 16:25 GMT

    what is 'Mr. GOOD FOR NOTHING' R.Jadeja. arent the selectors fed up with him. atleast he frustrates every indian fan. has done done better than irfan or yousuf pathans

  • SSharmaAndIndia on October 12, 2010, 16:22 GMT

    Sanjit Kumar knows!! Seriously, why is Rohit Sharma in the squad again? Mithun/Kulkarni should've been in instead of Munaf Patel. Pujara and Rahane should be there too! The core seems about right, I like the idea that they're trying out new names, just the wrong ones!

  • chirankumar on October 12, 2010, 16:21 GMT

    sir ravendra jadeja!!! tats great!! he will be the man of the series (for d aussie team)

  • ToTellUTheTruth on October 12, 2010, 16:17 GMT

    Why not rest Dhoni too? They are simply killing him with all this meaningless work. He has been playing non-stop since SL tour. Time to rest him and give Karthik another chance.

  • on October 12, 2010, 16:16 GMT

    Mr Srikanth why the hell are rohit shamra, r vinay kumar in the team??we already have a medium pacer praveen kumar in the squad, then ahead of vinay kumar -Umesh Yadav/JaydevUnadkat/R P Singh/Abu Nechim Ahmed/Ashok Dinda should have been selected who can bowl with pace above 140+KMPH, ahead of rohit sharma (who is filling up mumbai quota)Cheteshwar Pujara/Manoj Tiwary/Parthiv Patel should have been selected....

  • ijk007 on October 12, 2010, 16:16 GMT

    This team looks good. Good opportunity for Yuvi to prove his worth in the team. But i really really feel sorry for Rahane... because his batting skill is amazing to watchin ODI or test... He deserved a place in current team with eyes shut. Another one is, shocking inclusion of Rohit Sharma, Even though he didnt play good in any form of cricket, he is been selected ahead of Rahane. I can't understand the criteria by which they have selected him. My only desire is he(Rohit) should not get a chance to appear in any match against Aussies and after that he should be thrown off from the team.

  • on October 12, 2010, 16:14 GMT

    why yosuf pathan is not recalled

  • Cheeka_CricketLover on October 12, 2010, 16:09 GMT

    Gud Squad xcept Rohit,Jadeja and Munaf. Instead it should have been Badrinath, Irfan Pathan and Umesh Yadav. Umesh bowled really quick in the challengers. Sometimes Unplayable.

  • on October 12, 2010, 16:02 GMT

    Ajinkya Rahane should have made the cut in place of Rohit Sharma

  • philipsmgp on October 12, 2010, 16:01 GMT

    i dont think the selection of munaf patel and rohit sharma is justified.So is ravindra jadeja.so called all rounder who doesnt have the fire power down the order.7th down is a position where you would be facing some of the best death bowlers who would be bowling all kind of variations.i dont think he has the quality to break free.Irfan would have been a better option.he doesnt have the pace but he has a few variations to trouble the batsmen and certainly a very good batsman down the order.

  • InnocentGuy on October 12, 2010, 16:01 GMT

    Whoa! It's happening. Dhoni and Yuvraj are senior players in this team! It was not very long ago that both these players added "youthful exuberance" to the team! Time flies. This is not a bad team at all. And somehow, there seems to be no pressure to win this ODI series. Not to say that this team isn't capable of winning, but this is a superb opportunity to test the bench strength - play out the bench for an entire series against the best team at a place that is hosting the WC 2011. Good move, I would say, by BCCI.

  • Amar_bw on October 12, 2010, 16:00 GMT

    Based on the team selection, the result of the series is obvioius to me. I would be surprised if India can win a match. But on the positive side, this can be a good preparation and expereince for the younger ones. Although I would not be happy to see the team without Tendulkar, especially with World Cup preparation in mind, I think this is okay for a person of his experience. In fact, it is better that he is rested.

  • Santhosh3186 on October 12, 2010, 16:00 GMT

    @all, Who are speaking about Irfan/Yusuf both are totally out of form and are just a part of Baraoda team. Utthappa was inform during IPL3 but he faded away after that. He will be considered for T20. INDIA need YUVI for WC 2010. The only weak link i find in this team is Rohit/Jadeja, instead of whom Rahane/Badrinath could have been selected. Pujara havent proved himself in ODI format.

    Good job by the selectors to test the bench strength of Indian WC team and that too against Aussies who are also relatively weak.

    Sachin can adopt to ODI very quickly so no need to worry abt his lack of practice :)

  • on October 12, 2010, 16:00 GMT

    @Tanmay Shah, you will know why after this odi series concludes.

  • vamsireddyid4u on October 12, 2010, 16:00 GMT

    why always Vijay,jadeja? where is rahane?

  • topeleven on October 12, 2010, 15:59 GMT

    Why Uthappa not given a chance. How many chance will R.Jadeja will get. I think he is our next Mohd Kaif.

  • Giridhar. on October 12, 2010, 15:58 GMT

    How can you call our team as weak when we have "Sir Ravindra Jadeja".

  • Sumeet.Gupta on October 12, 2010, 15:57 GMT

    selectors have got it wrong IMHO. Dhawan was not picked when he was at the peak and others were given chances. Now that Rahane is in tremendous form, he's still not being given a run. At least Sharma does not deserve to be in, but i guess he's been given a chance because of his experience.

  • Razor88 on October 12, 2010, 15:56 GMT

    Not a Bad team Actually......Yea Rehane should have been there.....but i Guess this was based on One Day Domestic record(Not sure)Dhawan Got a chance.... I guess No Introductions Needed for Vijay, He has proved his worth a lot of time....With the World Cup commin I guess the Board is trying to Strengthen and Give Exp For the Bench Players.... Its good Tactics.... You might see lot more in the Kiwi Clash too(ODI).... But it wont happen when we Tour SA.... Good they Picked Yuvi .... Cause Raina is not that Good Enuf Yet for test level..... Need to Improve in some short stuffs......Uthappa was Given a lot of chance which he never held on to and abt pathan....Stop Kiddin me Guys we Dont want Big names..... Pathan is very slow which is easy to hit.... and his batting ??? please dont compare it with the much solid Ravindra.....unless pathan bowls at 135+ consistently,he wont be selected....... No Harm to anyone

  • GuruofCricket on October 12, 2010, 15:55 GMT

    Seems like the selectors totally forgot about the Pathan brother's. Seems very unfair. Looks very very Political.....What do you guys think?

  • vish2020 on October 12, 2010, 15:55 GMT

    OMG!!!!!! ROHIT SHARMA?? really??? kris srikanth u suck!! where is Ajinkya Rahane and Pujara?? They are the best in domestic and we have picked this team?? Pujara i really feel for..what does a person have to do other than average of 60 in domestic?

  • ravithecricbuff on October 12, 2010, 15:55 GMT

    Why the hell is Jadeja in there!!! It fails me!!really..sometimes I love to hate Dhoni for such stubbornness!!I am disappointed with this squad..not because the main players are not in, but the replacements are not chosen on merit...Jadeja does not deserve to be in there at least till the world cup is over

  • mits6 on October 12, 2010, 15:51 GMT

    hardly found any match winner in this team

  • on October 12, 2010, 15:50 GMT

    The selection for the upcoming ODI series against Australia from 17th October 2010 raises a lot of doubts about the maturity of the selectors.

    Firstly, if Sehwag and Gambhir are injured then there was no point in resting Sachin Tendulkar or instead should have picked an experienced opener like Robin Uthappa. It was wrong timing to groom Shikhar Dhavan......

    Secondly, if Harbhajan and Pragyan Ojha are rested then there was a case to include either Amit Mishra or Piyush Chawla for the sake of experience instead of completely putting R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja to test against the mighty Australians.

    The middle order looks shaky with Yuvraj Singh struggling for form due to selectors losing faith in him!!....Can we rely on the inexperienced Virat Kohli and Saurabh Tiwary? Only Suresh Raina is some what an established name in the list!!

    Overall, the omission of Jaidev Unadkat and Dhaval Kulkarni is surprising and so is the ignorance of Ajinkya Rahane and Pujara the selectors!

  • on October 12, 2010, 15:49 GMT

    im really disappointed.. y do dey stil stick on wit jadeja nd rohit who hav provd deir inconsistency.. gud to see tiwary nd ashwin in d squad but dey shd not hav pickd dhawan considering his performances in d ipl nd cl.. nd der is only one professional opener.. vijay.. really stupid selection.. india shd look for a fast bowling all rounder nd i feel dey must try out irfan pathan.. he has given srong comebacks in d past..

  • sarkar_ayan on October 12, 2010, 15:46 GMT

    for god sake!! give dhoni some rest!!! he has been playing non stop cricket...and will play for another year or so!!...the stuff on his menu is 1.the new zealand series 2.south africa series 3.THE WORLD CUP 4. IPL 5. and then the England series next year!! come on...lets be reasonable...the only person that truly needs a rest si MSD!!

  • RAJENDRAKUMARK on October 12, 2010, 15:46 GMT

    Why again Yuvaraj & Rohit sharma. They are interested with girls rather playing cricket and they should be kept aside for atleast a year to improve themselves concentrate on cricket rather diverting their mind even during game. Virat kohli is yet to improve on international level. Chances given to him proved futile. There is no loss of dropping Gambhir as he is not fit as well as non cooperative to the team. Harbhajan no longer threat even at domestic level. Instead Abhishek nayar,Badrinath could have been picked up. This team lacks good bowlers and of course standard batsman who Aussie can fear. Sorry India win by luck of Dhoni. Otherwise, this team no match to Australia.

  • jeff4tech on October 12, 2010, 15:46 GMT

    What? Rohit Sharme again? No Ajinkya Rahane? God Bless India !!!

  • on October 12, 2010, 15:45 GMT

    On the positive side Dhawan n Ashwin got a chance play all the matches.But I dont know why players like jadeja n rohit r selected.rehane n pujara should have been selected instead.But if u r for an all rounder well,irfan may be best but he didn't played in any recent matches it should be his brother.jadeja is "Jack of all trades, master of none".yousuf atleast provide some quick runs at the end. My team would be vijay,dhawan,rehane,kohli,pujara,yousuf,raina,tiwary,dhoni,ashwin,praveen,nehra,vinay,munaf/mithun

  • on October 12, 2010, 15:45 GMT

    Somebody gimme one good reason for selecting Ravindra Jadeja everytime ??? nd where's Uthappa ??

  • SPS1 on October 12, 2010, 15:44 GMT

    Poor Raina - he needs some rest too ! He plays T20s and ODIs and now is permamently in the Test team as well. For the hard work that he puts in his fielding and running between wickets, he deserves rest too ! He is paying the price for being young I guess !

  • Geeva on October 12, 2010, 15:44 GMT

    I hope when India tour South Africa in december later this year that they pick a full strength odi squad otherwise SA is going to hammer them 5-0 if the odi squad for the sri lanka and aus series are picked!!Btw india havnt beaten aus in an odi series in india since the 80's or 90's!!!!

  • on October 12, 2010, 15:40 GMT

    i thick sachin has been rested a lot in ODIs since he played the great 200 in gwaloir against SA he has not played in a single ODI the world cup is just 4-5 months to go after this they are only 10 ODI,s to go after this hope he plays all or he wont be prepared for the WC

  • on October 12, 2010, 15:40 GMT

    I am sorry but i am unable to understand why on Earth sachin is being rested...It is an important series and he needs practice for WC next year. After this series, India will only play NZ in ODI's. Plus, someone tell BCCI to include Uthappa, he is an impact player and that is what we need, not a bits and pieces player like Jadeja.

  • on October 12, 2010, 15:39 GMT

    Is challenger trophy a selection tournment for Aussies ODI series... then I dont understand why Ajinkya rahane is not pecked up...Where is ambati Rayaudu??

  • on October 12, 2010, 15:39 GMT

    selectors forgot to give rest to dhoni,raina.m vijay.......they forgot them. better go to home than to play ODI series with australia.

  • Mumbaiindians on October 12, 2010, 15:38 GMT

    Shikar will be in the team 11, because no other opener apart from Vijay in the squad. I hope they get to give Saurabh a chance ahead of Rohit.When a lot of players are rested and other key players injured..this is the best possible team...Could have given Rahane a look in instead of Rohit..

  • archunan on October 12, 2010, 15:37 GMT

    Its very worst to see ROHIT SHARMA in the squad after his very very poor performance/form in challenger trophy. I hope the playing India XI will be, Vijay, Dhawan, Raina, Yuvraj, Tiwary, Dhoni, Jadeja, Praveen, Ashwin, Munaf, Nehra. 12th man Kholi

  • howizzat on October 12, 2010, 15:37 GMT

    Vijay should not have been there. Mukund should have been a better choice. Sachin should have there. In fact Dhoni needed the rare commodity called 'rest'. Unadkat should have been here and not in tests. Its mystery with the selectors that Uthappa and Chawla are continuously being ignored. Overall its a poor selection and appears that are back to square one with their shoddy ways. Its a step towards defeat against the depeted Australian side too. It makes me to remember the recent Zimbabwe tour.

  • on October 12, 2010, 15:37 GMT

    Hey...!!! after the ODI 200, sachin not includded in the squad. always resting, resting. too much of anything is got for nothing. sachin should've picked as viru & gauti left out. I think dhoni has influence in this selection. WC is just 5 months away... Uthapa should've been there. batting, bowling fielding seems very weak. dhoni relys on raina too much...

  • on October 12, 2010, 15:37 GMT

    rohit makes it to team ahead of badrinath pujara rahane ...srikanth is unfit for the role of selector

  • on October 12, 2010, 15:36 GMT

    Why is this Rohit Sharma has been selected in this squad? what form does he shown in the challenger series? Evey commentator calling him as LBW candidate!!! they why the hell BCCI selection committee selected him in the squad? and the big question comes when selecting Jadaja in the squad? What is the biggest secret behind selecting him in the squad? Is there any issue BCCI going to face if they are not selecting Rj in the squad... does any media will ask this question to selectors and BCCI?

    But, whats wrong with selectors keep on adding load on Dhoni? why can't they rest him for a series?

  • on October 12, 2010, 15:35 GMT

    I pity this Rahane, by far the best in the current crop. Very unlucky. Surprised to see Jadeja again. He can be utilized as spinner, don't see him as an allrounder and get disappointed. All in all, poor bowling attacks in both teams making it a poor contest after a magnificent test series.

  • on October 12, 2010, 15:33 GMT

    Ajinkhya rahane; Sarabjit ladda; Manoj tiwary; should have been selected who performed well in Challengers trophy....! Rohit sharma and yuvraj singh shud have been made to wait till they perform but as usual our selectors are very good at not selecting d players who are in the form n when they r performng consistently!!! Manish pandey, Subramniam badrinath were not picked when they performed..

  • on October 12, 2010, 15:32 GMT

    pretty decent selection but picking yusuf pathan ahead of jadeja wud have been wiser considering tht the WC is going to be played in the subcontinent where yusuf is pretty destructive! but once again it is not like the selectors r goin to read the comments section on cricinfo and base their selections! why bother talking or commenting? :-)

  • Born_Smart on October 12, 2010, 15:32 GMT

    Well only if Rahane and Pujara were selected in place of Yuvi and Rohit "useless" Sharma this wouldn't have been called a weakened side. Seriously joker Srikkanth has no clue in selection. Why is Jadeja still there and if anybody needed rest it was Dhoni. He was back from CL and played this test series. They should have let Sachin play this series and give him prepartion for the world cup against the current WC champions. Hope atleast Dhoni picks Tiwary in place of Sharma in the final 11. Also, If Anirudha wou;d've scored a fifty in Challenger trophy final he would have also got a chance.

  • on October 12, 2010, 15:31 GMT

    Anirudha Srikanth was selected into the playing eleven for the India green by Badrinath, their captain ahead of Ambatti Rayudu inthe challenger series. Was he tryingg to please Srikanth to try make into the Indian tem. We all know how talented is Rayudu. And they selected the crap Jadeja again and none of the Pathan Brothers. Indian selection needs to be more transperant. No one can say Jadeja is a better player than any of the Pathan brothers. He failed miserably with the bat everytime the team needed him to perform. What the selectors needs to do really and truly is that they READ the comments from readers in Cricinfo in between balls and try to think better. May God save our selectors.

  • MillionairePauper on October 12, 2010, 15:30 GMT

    I feel Dhoni should have been rested...I believe he got that robotic attitude from rajnikanth for playing on and on and on courtesy playing for chennai super kings. At least for his newly-wed wife's sake, give him a break :-))))))

  • on October 12, 2010, 15:27 GMT

    Don't really understand the future prospects of BCCI in selecting R Jadeja repeatedly. Jadeja at No.7 is costing india quick runs. This is a great setback for india and added advantage for opposition.

  • VPSrivastava on October 12, 2010, 15:25 GMT

    Pl give chance to Cheteshwar Pujara. He has scored tons of runs in List A ODI too. He is a solid batsman who will be required among lot of stroke players and can give some sanity batting.

    How the hell Rohit Sharma is selected? if Mumbai player is required then select Ajinkya Rahane.

  • Cafire on October 12, 2010, 15:25 GMT

    please ans my million dollar question WHAT IS THE USE OF JADEJA?????????

  • HOTCHA on October 12, 2010, 15:24 GMT

    Why Vinay Kumar? I am sure there are better bowlers in the land. The selectors have obviosuly chosen to lose the ODI's to the Aussies - for a price?

  • on October 12, 2010, 15:23 GMT

    Let the new faces Tiwari and Dhavan show their talents in the absence of big guns Sachin and Sehwag.

    Let as also pray for Tiwary to get a chance for playing in the final XI

  • on October 12, 2010, 15:23 GMT

    giving chance to pathan brothers ...... tests bench strength of allrounders..................

  • sachin_vvsfan on October 12, 2010, 15:18 GMT

    Sachin rested again? Are they going to rest him for WC also? I see funny ads in NEO sports featuring sachin and co asking the viewers to stay tuned for ODIs. Now he is not playing and the last time i checked India dipped in rankings due to these youngsters . Now they are 3rd i guess. expect them to slid down to 4 or 5 after the series.

  • on October 12, 2010, 15:16 GMT

    @Karthik: I totally disagree with your statement.. Sachin has his own plans and preparation for the tournament.. even the Aussies dont have their main bowlers playing in this series.. so it doesnt make sense to waste such a valuable resource..guess hez moving his pawns perfectly. Way to GOD!!!

    @Tanmay: Very rightly said bro. They shudn't have earned their place in the squad. I would rather suggest to pick Tanmay Srivastav..wat a sensible knock in the final!! And Yousuf Pathan.. we need him in the world cup.. he shud be given a chance again.. hez like Pollard of Indian cricket!!!

  • on October 12, 2010, 15:16 GMT

    Surprised on selection of R.jadeja

  • on October 12, 2010, 15:15 GMT

    hai man why no sachin no sehwag noo gautham it is to bad to drop sachin and sehwag and y Ravindra Jadeja,he is not good at any department and at last it is worst squad no all rounders at all too bad squad selected

  • CricketSiva on October 12, 2010, 15:15 GMT

    Compare to Ravindra Jadeja Irfan Pathan is the good all rounder. Selection Commitee as given many more chance to R. Jadeja, Why they are not that one chance to Irfan Pathan. please selection commitee think about him also. Thanks

  • on October 12, 2010, 15:14 GMT

    I pity this Rahane, by far the best in the current crop. Very unlucky. Surprised to see Jadeja again. He can be utilized as spinner, don't see him as an allrounder and get disappointed. All in all, poor bowling attacks in both teams making it a poor contest after a magnificent test series.

  • timelord24 on October 12, 2010, 15:13 GMT

    the selection of rohit sharma is really baffling. he has been pathetically out of form and struggling for runs. abhinav mukund who was selected in the test team should have been selected for the ODI's as well or pujara should have been retained.

  • sj14 on October 12, 2010, 15:13 GMT

    Dear Mr Srikkanth and the Rock star who thinks this is agreat selection, Could you kindly explain why Rohit Sharma, Jadeja and Kohli have been selected. I feel Shikhar Dhawan is also a marginal selection. Bet India is going to lose 3-0

  • asadkum on October 12, 2010, 15:11 GMT

    Mohammad Asad from USA ......

    This is not a weakened team..... I guess it's a well balanced team......though stars are not there.... Anyway considering long term; new talents should be given oportunity to proved themselves in int'l arena. R. Jadeja is not a bad pick but I guess Irfan Pathan might be considered as a replacement. Anyway....Good Luck !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • on October 12, 2010, 15:11 GMT

    heyyyy where is pathan brothers

  • OnePercentGenius on October 12, 2010, 15:10 GMT

    Dhoni deserves a rest as well. I hope this ODI series is not too demanding on him and this would be the case if one of the others can play the role of sheet anchor consistently.

    We need him fresh in the run up to the World Cup, but with six tests coming up before that, he may find the New Zealand test series a better time to take a breather.

  • on October 12, 2010, 15:09 GMT

    that's what i wanted.sachin must rest to get ready for his last world cup

  • arasan000 on October 12, 2010, 15:08 GMT

    all the best for vijay ............ y ojha rested along with senior players.............. were s yusuf pathan............... y they r making same mistake b including jadeja again......

  • rko_rules on October 12, 2010, 15:07 GMT

    I can understand, this is only time to rest before the WC bcoz New Zealand is coming up next month and then India will tour SA. But atleast, the selectors could have taken it as an opportunity to bring back tried and tested guys like Irfan Pathan (he is still saying I am not Brett Lee, I wont increase my speed) or Robin Uthappa (Dhoni seems to have some problem with both Robin and Irfan) or Yusuf Pathan (but he has not improved his game at all, he is still saying, I wont change my style. He needs to understand that he dont need to change his style, he needs to improve his game basically). But atleast we could have tested them. And somebody pl tell me the sense of keeping Vinay Kumar in the team. He is another 5'8 and 128-130 type of bowler. He just cannot be a world class bowler,as simple as that. Everyone cannot be McGrath. McGrath was 6'5 and in his younger days,he use to bowl at 140-142. When will these guys learn,also Pankaj singh, Munaf Patel and Ranadev Bose.

  • AlPacino on October 12, 2010, 15:05 GMT

    Is there a reason to pick Yuwi? He failed in Salve trophy too! Y dont they try Pujara or Rahane ?

  • sweetspot on October 12, 2010, 15:03 GMT

    This team has GREAT balance! Wow, this is good preparation for the WC! Good going! What fun this mix is going to be against Aus!

  • on October 12, 2010, 15:02 GMT

    Ajinkya Rahane in place of Rohit Sharma would have been a good selection and also Yusuf Pathan in Jadeja's place...!

  • yesmahesh on October 12, 2010, 14:59 GMT

    what happened to Uthappa??????/

  • on October 12, 2010, 14:58 GMT

    I think sachin will not be rested by bcci...onus lies on sachin ....deciding whether to play or not!!!! Sachin is playing very less 50 over cricket these days!!!!!These days he himself stepping aside to give chances to youngstars!!!!!

  • iamHari51 on October 12, 2010, 14:58 GMT

    OH..JADEJA in the team..clarke you have got no chance of winning this series..

  • on October 12, 2010, 14:57 GMT

    @Sarthyy : vat has uthappa done to gain a place in the squad nor do yuvi,rohit n jaddu have done anyanything..they dont deserve to be in the side..

    @all :Dhawan is a gud selection but his chances to be in the world cup team are looing very bleak as we already have sachin,sehwag n gambhir in the 1st three positions..vat we r lacking is a middle-order batsman..may be 4 tht Ajinkya Rahane should have been included..y we r looking always upto jaddu...There is Manoj tiwari a decent medium pacer plus a very gud batsman inshort an allrounder who has performed well in the Challenger Series as welll...dont think Saurabh tiwari will get a chance though,if m.vijay n dhawan both get a chance,then either of virat kohli n rohit sharma will be picked up...n even if jaddu is excluded both of them will be included denying s.tiwari the chance to play..

  • on October 12, 2010, 14:57 GMT

    good team except sir Jadeja, he is like sir agarkar, hopeless and useless not worth to play for team india.

  • Antu_Mathiyas on October 12, 2010, 14:57 GMT

    Since Shewag and Gambir are out for Injury, Sachin needs to play (Sachin and Zaheer played all matches in CLT20). I don't know what is wrong with Irfan, Selectors must consider Irfan even any politics going behind the screen againt Irfan. We know, our all time failure is All-rounder after kapil, he is the only possible person to fill that position. I don't know how Jadeja and Munaf (doesn't show any aggression on the bowling and no strength) getting chance again and again. Aswin selection is good for limited overs since he showed the talent on IPL and CLT20, give more pressure to Harbajan who is not showing any performance on limited overs. Since Australia team also having lot of new players, it is good chance to show the Indian bench strength also. All the best for the new players

  • on October 12, 2010, 14:56 GMT

    why wasn't rahul dravid picked for the team

  • sandeep12sk on October 12, 2010, 14:56 GMT

    why always sachin tendulkar is rested, he should play to prepare for world cup. They need experience players to win world cup. dravid must be given chance.

  • givemefood on October 12, 2010, 14:56 GMT

    Krishnamachari.. Don't act as if your eyes don't see Ajinkya Rahane. He should have been selected a long time ago. While the newbies are just fine... let's not overlook a gem. The rate at which you are going, we know who will make it to the national team one of these months - a youngster from Chennai who also happens to be your son.

    R. Sharma has been given a zillion opportunities. Fade him out. Bring Ajinkya.

  • bheekuchatri on October 12, 2010, 14:55 GMT

    seems like they are giving more value to the left-right combination in the opening department

  • bkraks21 on October 12, 2010, 14:55 GMT

    @taimur49 - coz my friend they are not from Shrikanths beloved Tamilnadu. Talent does not count in Indian cricket as much as the state where Cheif Selectors belongs. Remeber Vengsarkar giving oppurtunities to Jaffer who is useless in One Dayers.

  • on October 12, 2010, 14:55 GMT

    Rohit Sharma????? why Vinay Kumar(is a very good bowler but we already have praveen who is medium pacer why vinay???can u include him in world cup squad no then why are you wasting place for him), Ravindra Jadeja(I dono y).... srikanth should have picked his son....is anirudha a better player than Rayudu??? both are picked for india green which is lead by badrinath who picks anirudha ahead of at rayudu for the challenger series and rayudu does not get a single chance poor guy....

    All politics...make a honest guy selector....really disappointed with the selection....

    All hopes on sachin,sehwag, raina to win the world cup....everything else lookin really bad because of this idiotic selector srikanth

  • on October 12, 2010, 14:55 GMT

    WHERE IS SREESANTH >>> SUCH A GREAT WICKET TAKING BOWLER>>>>

  • bkraks21 on October 12, 2010, 14:53 GMT

    @Shri_The_Rockstar - Bet u r from chennai.

  • bkraks21 on October 12, 2010, 14:52 GMT

    what a novel idea by K Srhikanth to include his pet M. Vijay in the squad. Rest the 3 first choice openers. Ridiculous. Why did Sehwag need a rest? Why not try other openers? Vijay played well in this test at Snails pace. and if T20 is considered for one day selection then there are other much better than him but of course they are not form tamilnadu so will never get a chance/

  • on October 12, 2010, 14:52 GMT

    what the hell? Why Dhoni is not been rested? Is sehwag working more than Dhoni? Debarr that lazy zaheer from ODIs.

  • on October 12, 2010, 14:51 GMT

    I dont understand... why not Robin Uthappa and Irfan Pathan? They have experience. What more they have to do to get a place in the team?

    And may be Tendulkar knows better for himself. He's been performing well, ma be he understands that he needs rest... but I still feel he should have played in atleast 2 ODIs.

  • ShilajitBava on October 12, 2010, 14:49 GMT

    If U hav to try, then why not go wid Rahane, Mukund and Pujara!? Also, I think Dinda should b given a run instead of Vinay!! This is Politics for sure!

  • on October 12, 2010, 14:48 GMT

    Why are we so fond of setting our ODI teams up for failure? I understand injuries, however I fail to understand a 50%+ change in the team, resting all top players. It will be an India A vs Australia ODI series now.

  • on October 12, 2010, 14:46 GMT

    why they dnt select sreesanth he is good agressive seamer.............. bowling around 140 s n evn irfan pathan a genuine allrounder fr india................. weaknd india bowling line up.............. why ravindra jadeja................... waste of picking him.................... nt taking wickets n nt dng runs................

  • R.AkKi.S on October 12, 2010, 14:46 GMT

    I would think that this squad has been chosen as a foresight. The Indian team has been effected by a lot of injuries over the last few months. So, probably Dhoni wants to prepare the replacement players as well as he can, and what better than playing against the Aussies.. Playing in this tournament, most of these youngsters will get a first hand experience of quality opposition, and real-time pressure of playing international cricket. This will be a very good preparation for the world cup, in terms of both, quality team and psychological advantage.!!

    Though I agree with Kaarthik Subramanian, that maybe Sachin should not be rested so long.. He is performing like a gem in Tests, but still ODI stuff is very different.!

  • ksriharish on October 12, 2010, 14:45 GMT

    I feel this is a bad selection though not a disaster.... Firstly, Rohit, Jadeja and Vinay does not deserve a place. Instead, Pujara, Manoj Tiwary and Mithun can be given a chance. Yuvi can be there only for his experience and not because of his recent performances.

    My Forced XI (in the order of batting line up) - Virat, Vijay, Raina, Yuvi, Tiwary, Dhoni, Rohit, Ashwin, Praveen, Nehra, Munaf.

    My Preffered XI (in the order of batting line up) - Virat, Vijay, Raina, Yuvi, S.Tiwary, Dhoni, M.Tiwary, Ashwin, Praveen, Nehra, Mithun.

    Please remember, Aussies are also fielding a depleted team with Ricky, Bolinger, Hussey being out for ODIs. I feel sad for Dhoni. He needs rest for some time for the amount of cricket he is playing currently. Dhoni can be rested and Raina can take up captaincy in the presence of Sachin so that Sachin guide these bunch of youngsters.

  • on October 12, 2010, 14:44 GMT

    the biggest problem is Ravindra Jadeja. He hasn't proved himself in so many chances still he is given yet another

  • on October 12, 2010, 14:44 GMT

    Rohit is always Donis favourite a kind of neopotism

  • Devi_Criclover on October 12, 2010, 14:44 GMT

    JADEJA's is selection is justified. This is world cup preparation and BCCI doesnt want to Win one sided matches in India. Jadeja will help the cause by making it more difficult to win ...most of the times he will make india loose.

  • The_Manimal on October 12, 2010, 14:44 GMT

    Ajinkya Rahan's omission, and the selection of Yuvi, Jadeja and Rohit is a shocker!! Its high time Srikanth starts looking at talent outside of Tamil Nadu.

    I don't see a clean sweep though India may manage 1 win allowing Aussies to take the series 2-1!!

  • on October 12, 2010, 14:44 GMT

    Once again a team heavily oriented towards batting. We can expect scores in excess of 350 in virtually every game with this kind of bowling line up. Such a pity that we believe in containing than attacking in odi matches.

  • on October 12, 2010, 14:44 GMT

    Sachin n zak 'rested' despite Sehwag n Ishant's injury?? Wats wrong with the selectors?? and wat abt Praveen Kumar n Nehra?? vanished from the scene completely!!

  • tanwani on October 12, 2010, 14:41 GMT

    @Pranjit Sarmah, Honestly, pathan isnt a good all rounder. but better than useless jadeja though. not politics or anything, pathan hasnt done anything substantial to prove his worth. nothing at all. HOPE YOUNGSTERS DO WELL FOR INDIA!!!!

  • kart_shan on October 12, 2010, 14:40 GMT

    Why is Jadeja in the team!!... He is useless as a pile of bat droppings and has proved as much in all his previous outings! 2 major tournaments lost solely bcos of him!

  • on October 12, 2010, 14:39 GMT

    No sachin, No Sehwag...Is India playing against a non test playing country? Common selectors...#Fail

  • on October 12, 2010, 14:39 GMT

    Why the hell does BCCI first schedule series, only to "rest" key players. If cricketers need rest - just play less!

    Cant blame Indian player's attitude towards another meaningless ODI series. None of the big players want to risk injury after a demanding Test rubber, esp with WC around.

  • on October 12, 2010, 14:39 GMT

    they should have rested dhoni

  • Rs.gardi on October 12, 2010, 14:39 GMT

    why the ravindra jadeja is there as allrounder or bowler. indian selector not trying the find out who is at number 7 in world cup,

  • on October 12, 2010, 14:38 GMT

    Well quite a good way to test the bench strength!!!

    Hope its last of the trials given to Rohit Sharma!!! Ajinkya Raqhane - Nayar - Cheteshwar Pujara these guys have done well & deserve their chance.

    Hope that Tiwari gets place in playing 11.

    And we need Yuvi back in form. Work is cut out for India.... Good Luck Guys

  • gettosreejith on October 12, 2010, 14:37 GMT

    This is utter stupidity.... Sachin is still one of the most fittest in the Indian side. Why is he rested in all the ODI series? With the world cup coming up, he should be in the playing 11. And why the hell is Jadeja still in team? Are the selectors really mad or are they just acting like mad? WORST ODI SELECTION !!!!!!

  • on October 12, 2010, 14:37 GMT

    I dont understand why the selectors have picked ravindu jadeja...Uttappa & irfan pathan should have been given a chance once prior to world cup. We cant win worldcup with players like jadeja....I feel Harbhajan is better allrounder compared to jadeja who cannot even clear 30 yard circle.

  • JITforu on October 12, 2010, 14:36 GMT

    Mr. Kaarthik Subramanian you have to understand that Sachin doest not need any World Cup preparation in this time, He has to take rest as long as possible, understand. This type of Genius player can perform all time for Country (INDIA), whenever it is needed. There will be lot of conversation about the team but I think this is the right time to check the reserve player and should rest the main player like Sehwag, Harbhajan, etc. Overall I think this is not a bad team.

  • peterss on October 12, 2010, 14:36 GMT

    Should hav included Badrinath and Rahanae in place of Rohit Sharma and Yuvaraj Singh. Not a wise selection there. But the idea of grooming players should be appreciated! gd to see ashwin getting chances....

  • on October 12, 2010, 14:36 GMT

    yes,,,Irfan and yousaf should be recalled off.....jadega is a good player but he should sit on the seats n get some experience how to face in difficult situations....n where is sreeshantt in bowlers,,,,n where is tiwary....

  • Vicky.svnit on October 12, 2010, 14:36 GMT

    I think dhoni and the selection committee has made up their mind about the composition which they'll play in the upcoming world cup.Or otherwise Dhoni is afraid of making changes in the team now that WC is round the corner.

  • pravprak on October 12, 2010, 14:35 GMT

    I think this is a poor team selection. I cant understand why Yuvraj and Rohit are in the squad. Ajinkya Rahane,Cheteshwar Pujara,Badrinath and Parthiv Patel have done well in the domestic season and are in good form. If the selectors really wanted to test a young side before the worldcup, this could have been a perfect platform for Rahane and others mentioned above. Among the bowlers, the selectors shud hav given chance to fast bowlers Jaidev Unadket and Dhawal Kulkarni. I do not think that the pase bowlers selected for the series could make any impact on aussies, as only Nehra can be considered as a fast bowler..all others r medium pase bwlrs!! Very very poor team selection..not done on the basis of merit,,just bcoz of de big names.

  • nataraajds on October 12, 2010, 14:34 GMT

    where is sehwag ? such an important series, sehwag should have played. his presence in the team make lot. Insted Jadeja,, yusuf pathan or Irfan should have given opportunity. Rhoit sharma also did not do well in SL still another opportunity is ok for him.

  • on October 12, 2010, 14:32 GMT

    too much of politics... IRFAN and UTTAPA should have been given a fair chance, they were all experienced criceters, BTW at any given point of time IRFAN is far better than the lolly polly in-experienced, im-matured Ravindra Jaddduuuu

    Selectors Buckle uppppppp....

  • on October 12, 2010, 14:32 GMT

    Rahane deserved a chance. Dhoni should definitely play S Tiwary. He has been in the squad for a some time but hasn't really got a chance. Rohit Sharma should sit out.

  • on October 12, 2010, 14:31 GMT

    Good selection.........but i don't know why they select sharma and jadeja........for my playing 11 shoud be ----> vijay,dhawan,kholi,yuvi,dhoni,raina,tiwari,ashwin,praveen, nehra,vinay kumar,................

  • on October 12, 2010, 14:29 GMT

    Rohit 'does-not-perform' Sharms and Yuvraj are there again?

  • itvivek8 on October 12, 2010, 14:28 GMT

    why subramaniam badrinath,robin uthappa and irfan pathan not selected.Badrinath is a very good solid middle order batsman.He comes well in pressure situation.why irfan not picked?.definitely India going to lose the world cup if they continue with this team members.

  • gyanesh_don on October 12, 2010, 14:28 GMT

    Where is Dinesh Kartik, the all time favorite stand by of the selection committee :)

  • Kaus13 on October 12, 2010, 14:28 GMT

    The team selection is very good, as youngsters should be given a chance before the WC, and selectors have been very bold. But I thnk Rahane,Uthappa and Irfan would have been much better that Vijay,Jadeja and Vinay Kumar. Also Dhoni should be rested or we will risk loosing him too

  • snazzysharan on October 12, 2010, 14:27 GMT

    i jus agreed the opinions above members , but the selection is based on the Australian team selection.this was the perfect team to face the aussies. all the best to both Nations.

  • on October 12, 2010, 14:26 GMT

    I swear not to see ODI's until Srikanth is the chairman of Selectors! What a team he has selected for Aussie's one days

  • Ayan4Cric on October 12, 2010, 14:26 GMT

    no doubt...he is far better than Jadeja..and i still cant understand why Vinay Kumar...when RP Singh is still out there..!!!

  • on October 12, 2010, 14:25 GMT

    as usual team selestion is bad..... Uthappa surely deserves a chance in Indian team after a great performance in IPL.....nd no idea y Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja is picked up again nd again...... though they never perform..... nd RAHANE should hav been in also UNADKAT.......hope the SELECTION COMMITTEE WAKES UP SOON....before WORLD CUP....

  • on October 12, 2010, 14:23 GMT

    where are Rahane and Pujara ? what has rohit sharma done recently ? or saurabh tiwari for that matter ? did they score in the challenger trophy ? no ? then if performances in these trophies are going to simply be ignored, why have them at all ?

    its inexplicable. Rahane must have faith and not become cynical even in the face of the utter madness of our selectors.

  • kciitg on October 12, 2010, 14:23 GMT

    sachin should have been played pujara/rahane in place of rohit/kohli or both .

  • on October 12, 2010, 14:23 GMT

    AS YOU CAN SEE JADEGA AND ROHITSHARMA IS NOT PERFORMING WELL CONTINOUSLY AND STILL THEY ARE SELECTED .. BUT THEY ARE NOT EVEN CONSIDERING UTHAPPA AND IRFAN PATHAN FOR THE SELECTION ...WHAT IS HAPPENING ??

  • on October 12, 2010, 14:22 GMT

    So I guess India has no interest in Winning the ODI series??? Remember the last AMAZING series they had in India when Australia won ?! Hmmmm.....

  • on October 12, 2010, 14:22 GMT

    Sourav Tiwary , Rohit Sharma, Yuvaraj, Virat Kohli, Vinay Kumar are not played well in the challenger trophy but picked up in the ODI squad against Aussies while Manoj Tiwary, Ajinkya Rahane, Yo Mahesh are played well but not picked up for the ODI series against Aussies so nothing to worry about loses

  • on October 12, 2010, 14:21 GMT

    Uthappa/Pujara/Rahane/Badrinath/M.Tiwary would have been a better choice as compared to dismal Rohit ............ And Munaf Patel , r u kiddin me ...in Indian flat tracks ,better ask Raina+Yuvi to bowl 10 overs than give the bowl to Munaf :)

  • murthydn16 on October 12, 2010, 14:20 GMT

    Why Rohit sharma again? He is being selected as agarkar was being selected before with out performance. Yuvraj is yet to prove that he is back to his best. He and rohit sharma looks very beefy. Why mithun is left? May be Irfan pathan could have been given a chance to prove his worth. Perhaps even dhoni could also be rested for he is playing non stop every where.

  • snepram on October 12, 2010, 14:20 GMT

    Should say a good selection. Its the right time to test our bench strength for the BIG event. Happy for Aswin selection. Surely he will rise to the big challange of leading the spin attack for india... And Guyz dont start the argument of tamil nadu players being selected in team. Aswin is in the team because of his calibre. And about vijay, he just scored a century and was the highest run getter in the CL

  • peri88 on October 12, 2010, 14:19 GMT

    I would pick A. Rahane and I. Pathan instead of R. Sharma and Vinay kumar. After these many years and chances, what talent Rohit Sharma has? Even in recent India's (Blue, green, Red) tournament did he score anything?

  • Mashq on October 12, 2010, 14:17 GMT

    I have high regards for KRISH i believe he is not corrupt. But selection of ROHIT and JADEJA. why these useless guyes are selected again and again??!!. Please KRISH think some thing out of yourself designed box which is getting you a bad name and eyebrow raising.

  • on October 12, 2010, 14:17 GMT

    where is Irfan? Jadeja should not be selected and Pathan should play in the all rounder's spot

  • on October 12, 2010, 14:16 GMT

    Don't knw wat Robin Uthappa should do get selected! I mean When Rohit and Yuvraj are selected! My heart goes out to Robin! Don't worry mate The RCB fans are always behind you! RCB for Life! Srikanth and Co getta life people!

  • gannyboy on October 12, 2010, 14:16 GMT

    Well the only flaw in the selection acc. to me is selecting Rohit Sharma, we could have had Badrinath or Pujara in place of him and people telling that Irfan should have been picked instead of Jadeja have gone completely insane. Irfan has done nothing in the domestic circuit to make a comeback. Jadeja atleast promises bowling his quota of the overs which Irfan doesnt.

  • Go_F.Alonso on October 12, 2010, 14:16 GMT

    Dhawan scored a century in the Challenger Trophy earlier this week. Ashwin was instrumental in Chennai Super Kings' title wins in the IPL and the Champions League. Please write on Jadeja's achievements as well, cos I'm drawing a blank. Has he performed well in like ... ever?

  • on October 12, 2010, 14:16 GMT

    wat happened to bcci?i think they r underestimated australians.... aussies ll give reply in one day

  • TexasCricket on October 12, 2010, 14:16 GMT

    Oh C'mon Srikanth, what is going on here? Why is JADEJA still in the team?? where is YUSUF... and UTHAPPA ?? is this just a joke for the selectors ...Ravindra jadeja probably is the luckiest cricketer in the past 5 years. He doesnt have to do anything but just walk in to the INDIAN team. (didn't even get in to the REST of India playing 11 !!!) Hope Dhoni will bench him and go with Ashwin, Yuvi and Raina as slow bowlers . Well atleast Australia will be happy with this indian team!!!

  • on October 12, 2010, 14:15 GMT

    Hats off to selection committee... bold decisions.. the future indian team is here.. but its upto the yougsters to make use of the opportunity.. one thing i wonder is, why Robin Uthappa, who performs consistently well with RCB, is still not been picked... might have been picked ahead of Tiwary..

  • on October 12, 2010, 14:15 GMT

    seriously were is ajinkya rahane poor guy he is getting so many runs ..once again selectors persist with players like rohit sharma,ravindra jadeja...we should thanks to Aussies for not playing there best 11 or else team India would have lost the series 3-0...

  • on October 12, 2010, 14:15 GMT

    I still cant understand the selection of Rohit Sharma. On what basis is he selected above Uthappa and Jadeja above Irfan Pathan!!!? I cant take Jadeja as an allrounder, he is just a bowler who can just hang at the crease for 10-15 balls. Rohit on the other hand is a flop shower, he can score only against the weaker sides. Sick of a selection...

  • on October 12, 2010, 14:14 GMT

    Jadeja ka kuch jugad hai...100 %. He does not deserve his place.

  • vidram100 on October 12, 2010, 14:14 GMT

    Worst team selection Why did they took ravindra jadeja he is neither a batsman nor a bowler then why the hell they have taken him. Yuvi and rohit sharma hasn't played well in the recent challenger series instead of them rahane and badrinath should be taken. Worst job by the selection comittee

  • on October 12, 2010, 14:13 GMT

    not fair job from bord...some good allround talent like irfan,yusuf, r stil mising,,world cup coming ahed and our one day team stil dont have any good allroundr on no7 who can bat well with the impresive bowl..bord have 2 give chanz if wana perfom good in upcoming world cup..

  • on October 12, 2010, 14:13 GMT

    where is rahane , kedar jadhav & dinesh kartik i will pick piyush chawla / ladda ahead of ravinder jadega in spin department this batting line up is new & fairly inexperience there will be lots of pressure while chasing the score bcoz current form of yuvraj singh & dhoni is not up to the mark. rohit sharma & virat kohli are players like australias north which shines in every 5th to 7th inings & save their place in team they are not consitent. i hope they not loose the series badly

  • on October 12, 2010, 14:13 GMT

    The team looks fine with Yuvi, Mahi, Virat, Raina and Rohit eventhough viru,gauti,bhajji,sachin and zaheer are missing....but India doesnt try to be no 1 in ODIs also they always rest their important players...for imp tournaments...eventhough there are gud players in the team they donot seem to be match winners....with Yuvi looking out of form, Rohit and Virat not utilizing their chances and having the out of form Jadeja in the team doesnt seem that India can no 1 position in ODIs.

  • on October 12, 2010, 14:12 GMT

    i think selection panel decided sachin will play odi in directly world cup .sachin is out from last 7 month from odi what a shit i am dont going to follow this series.

  • KEJ4ever on October 12, 2010, 14:12 GMT

    what a joke Yuvraj sing back and funniest Rohit sharma!!!!!

  • arunkumar_s6 on October 12, 2010, 14:11 GMT

    hey... is srikanth joking or what??? whr is shewag? is he not fit enough to play or what? whr is tendulkar? why he is resting sachin all the time? what's the point of it? if u exclude Dhoni from this team, then this team is almost like a team went to zimbawe earlier this year. We all know what happened there, nothing but india losing to zimbawe there. I think this is going to be a 3 nil whitewash. Why this idiot rohit sharma always getting chances. There are far more good players than him. He hasn't performed well in local match also, still he is getting chances every match. Is Irfan pathan alive or dead? why he is not given any chances at all?? don't they need a allrounder or what? Instead of Jadeja, irfan will be pretty good. He will score quickly and will get lesser runs than jadeja in 10 overs. I think this kind a shuffling will lead to another league knockout for India in the upcoming world cup.

  • ram5160 on October 12, 2010, 14:11 GMT

    Probable 11 - Dhawan, Vijay, Kohli, Yuvraj, Raina, Dhoni, Jadeja, Ashwin, Praveen, Munaf, Nehra. Not bad, Rohit will miss out unless dhoni wants him to open. Pujara and Rahane won't have got a match anyway if they had been selected.

  • on October 12, 2010, 14:11 GMT

    i just dunno wht to say is this the right way to prepare sachin for the wc ???? cummon he needs to play odis........last series also didn't include him .........this is not the right way to lead the team to the wc ......damn when will the board understand he maybe a legend but he needs to keep playin 50 over matches to be prepared for it durin the wc

  • on October 12, 2010, 14:11 GMT

    sheer nonsense.... nothing else can be described for selecting a team as weak as this.

    have sachin and zaheer asked the board to get rested? what about the WC? I guess the board doesn't want Sachin to play in the WC, or even if he does he'll be short of match practice. He's not played a single ODI since his 200* against SA.

    the selectors are keen to try the younger generation so that they can select the best possible team for the WC, but that doesn't mean you try each and every player who does well on the domestic circuit.

    What happens if Dhawan wins the series for India, and by the time the next series starts against NZ, the regular openers are fit to play? although he may still be a part of the playing 11, or maybe the squad. but what happens when WC starts and we put a full strength team? he'll probably be sacrificed for a senior, although the senior is out of form. that does no good to his confidence.

    from the current ODI squad, only 6 have a guaranteed WC berth..

  • on October 12, 2010, 14:08 GMT

    hello Mrs selection boards......... Sourav Tiwary , Rohit Sharma, Yuvaraj, Virat Kohli, Vinay Kumar are not played well in the challenger trophy but picked up in the ODI squad against Aussies while Manoj Tiwary, Ajinkya Rahane, Yo Mahesh are played well but not picked up for the ODI series against Aussies so nothing to worry about loses...also there is no point or performances

  • ABHIJIT-DESAI on October 12, 2010, 14:08 GMT

    I dont see any reason why Ravindra jadeja is in team.. Irfan Patahn is far better option. Ravindra Jadega got lot many chances and do not deserve a place in Indian team at any cost.

  • on October 12, 2010, 14:07 GMT

    fair decision to rest top players... we need to build WC squad.... good chance saurabh tiwari,R Ashwin to show their talent... but still not getting why rohit, jadeja is in team..

  • on October 12, 2010, 14:04 GMT

    what is the matter with sreekanth to make any tamil nadu player to be settled in ODI squad. i did not why resting ojha when he never played an ODI in recent times.So good luck Ashwin and Vijay eventhough your state keeps you in national team but i would like to see you playing....

  • Idol on October 12, 2010, 14:04 GMT

    This is quite ridiculous. If you are going to tell me that Shikar Dhawan is part of India's world cup plans and hence he is being given a chance by "resting" as many as three openers, then Tom is my Uncle. The BCCI owes an explanation the fans who will attend these matches and to the larger TV audience. Resting so many seniors is meaningless. What is even more perplexing is that the captain does not "earn" a rest when it is he who has played more cricket than all these blokes. This series is a write-off for India. There is no fun in it. The board may as well have played one more test to give the series more meaning!

  • on October 12, 2010, 14:03 GMT

    Why have a one day series when everyone wants rest? And why no rest given to Dhoni? Ravindra Jadeja seems to have a seat reserved in the team no matter what

  • Navin84 on October 12, 2010, 14:03 GMT

    Tendulkar rested AGAIN! How much longer do we have to wait to see Sachin break another record, i.e. the most capped ODI player? Jadeja AGAIN! No Irfan Pathan AGAIN! What is the BCCI doing? Irfan Pathan would be the perfect all rounder for the WC 2011. What about Pujara? Hope the young guns make best use of this opportunity.

  • on October 12, 2010, 14:00 GMT

    WTH ravindra jadega is bacxk...

  • nikhilpuri on October 12, 2010, 13:59 GMT

    This just shows how little importance we are placing on the series. Instead of this, they should have cancelled the 3 one dayers and added another test match...due to the days in between the one dayers, we could have scheduled a test match and not wasted any more time..This way, we would've had a full series against Australia, and then focused on the tests against New Zealand, before playing a full one day series against them...When is Tendulkar planning to practise for the World Cup btw? He is batting brilliantly, but one dayers are a different ball game and he needs to get back into rhythm (i think we only have 10 more one dayers before the world cup now). Munaf Patel, Vinay Kumar, Ashwin? Really? None of these guys have a realistic chance of playing in the World Cup. Rather see Dravid and Laxman trying to fight their way back in the side, at least we would have some experience in the side then..

  • mdhyderali on October 12, 2010, 13:59 GMT

    Dhoni shd b rested 1st. He is playin almost evry match moreover keeping wickets.. I'm nt a big fan of him, but still thinking on team's perspective.

  • on October 12, 2010, 13:56 GMT

    What the hell? Good that Dhawan is picked up but why is Rohit Sharma and Yuvraj Singh picked up? Ajinkya Rahane should have been rewarded with his consistency with an India call-up? K. Shrikanth & Co. should not make Ajinkya Rahane the next Amol Muzumdar. Please pick him for the squad.

  • on October 12, 2010, 13:55 GMT

    Ever since Sachin has scored that 200* vs SA. He is not playing in one dayers which will be a huge setback for the WC preparations.

  • Shri_The_Rockstar on October 12, 2010, 13:54 GMT

    xcllent selection mad this time around.....but i still pray that S.Tiwary gets his debut chance ahead of Dhawan( despite his terrific run chase in INDORE) and R.Jadeja.... for me the perfect 11 for the ODI's shud be--> M Vijay, Dhawan, Kohli, Yuvi, Raina, S.Tiwari, Dhoni, Praveen Kumar, Ashwin, Nehra,Munaf Patel.... 5th bowler can be Yuvi and Raina

  • on October 12, 2010, 13:47 GMT

    Why Tendulakar and zahir has been rested if Shewag and Gambhir is injured. How Dhoni will defend against Australia with this team? Why we choose Ravindra Jadeja always, he might be a good player but che can never create a impact in a game, bowler never afraid of player like Jadeja, Irfan Pathan is much better alrounder than him, i do not know why irfan pathan has been ignored every time, we lost a good allrounder becoz of Borard's politics!!

  • on October 12, 2010, 13:47 GMT

    Umanga Bista from Nepal: I am not able to understand what actually is wrong with BCCI selection committee, I cannot believe that they select Rohit Sharma again, how on this earth can this happen with such a strong team in the world, this meant more than bad selection(or ma be corruption in selection), this will give impression that india actually lacks talents, which actually is not correct, i still cannot believe that Ajinkya Raqhane is still not given a chance after being second highest scorer in Ranji for two consecutive years, having first class batting avg. of 66+ and being so successful in recently held challenger's trophy. The bowling line seems to be good but i feel, bowlers with medium pace like vinay kumars are only good in Indian domestic conditions, in international levels, they need to have pace (at least 135+), Jaidev Unadkat would have been better choice in front of him. I would have chose Avisheq Nayar for Rabindra Jadeja,.

  • Sarthyyyyy on October 12, 2010, 13:45 GMT

    Most of the players are injured or rested so Cant complaint....It would have been great if Uthappa and Pathan were in the team...Love to see Uthappa opening with Vijay..Atlast Ashwin finally get his chance to play all the matches...Lets hope they win this series

  • ksugam on October 12, 2010, 13:45 GMT

    looks like a typo..its saurabh tiwary and not saurav tiwary

  • taimur49 on October 12, 2010, 13:43 GMT

    Why weren't Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara selected? They are the two best batsman in the domestic scene.

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  • taimur49 on October 12, 2010, 13:43 GMT

    Why weren't Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara selected? They are the two best batsman in the domestic scene.

  • ksugam on October 12, 2010, 13:45 GMT

    looks like a typo..its saurabh tiwary and not saurav tiwary

  • Sarthyyyyy on October 12, 2010, 13:45 GMT

    Most of the players are injured or rested so Cant complaint....It would have been great if Uthappa and Pathan were in the team...Love to see Uthappa opening with Vijay..Atlast Ashwin finally get his chance to play all the matches...Lets hope they win this series

  • on October 12, 2010, 13:47 GMT

    Umanga Bista from Nepal: I am not able to understand what actually is wrong with BCCI selection committee, I cannot believe that they select Rohit Sharma again, how on this earth can this happen with such a strong team in the world, this meant more than bad selection(or ma be corruption in selection), this will give impression that india actually lacks talents, which actually is not correct, i still cannot believe that Ajinkya Raqhane is still not given a chance after being second highest scorer in Ranji for two consecutive years, having first class batting avg. of 66+ and being so successful in recently held challenger's trophy. The bowling line seems to be good but i feel, bowlers with medium pace like vinay kumars are only good in Indian domestic conditions, in international levels, they need to have pace (at least 135+), Jaidev Unadkat would have been better choice in front of him. I would have chose Avisheq Nayar for Rabindra Jadeja,.

  • on October 12, 2010, 13:47 GMT

    Why Tendulakar and zahir has been rested if Shewag and Gambhir is injured. How Dhoni will defend against Australia with this team? Why we choose Ravindra Jadeja always, he might be a good player but che can never create a impact in a game, bowler never afraid of player like Jadeja, Irfan Pathan is much better alrounder than him, i do not know why irfan pathan has been ignored every time, we lost a good allrounder becoz of Borard's politics!!

  • Shri_The_Rockstar on October 12, 2010, 13:54 GMT

    xcllent selection mad this time around.....but i still pray that S.Tiwary gets his debut chance ahead of Dhawan( despite his terrific run chase in INDORE) and R.Jadeja.... for me the perfect 11 for the ODI's shud be--> M Vijay, Dhawan, Kohli, Yuvi, Raina, S.Tiwari, Dhoni, Praveen Kumar, Ashwin, Nehra,Munaf Patel.... 5th bowler can be Yuvi and Raina

  • on October 12, 2010, 13:55 GMT

    Ever since Sachin has scored that 200* vs SA. He is not playing in one dayers which will be a huge setback for the WC preparations.

  • on October 12, 2010, 13:56 GMT

    What the hell? Good that Dhawan is picked up but why is Rohit Sharma and Yuvraj Singh picked up? Ajinkya Rahane should have been rewarded with his consistency with an India call-up? K. Shrikanth & Co. should not make Ajinkya Rahane the next Amol Muzumdar. Please pick him for the squad.

  • mdhyderali on October 12, 2010, 13:59 GMT

    Dhoni shd b rested 1st. He is playin almost evry match moreover keeping wickets.. I'm nt a big fan of him, but still thinking on team's perspective.

  • nikhilpuri on October 12, 2010, 13:59 GMT

    This just shows how little importance we are placing on the series. Instead of this, they should have cancelled the 3 one dayers and added another test match...due to the days in between the one dayers, we could have scheduled a test match and not wasted any more time..This way, we would've had a full series against Australia, and then focused on the tests against New Zealand, before playing a full one day series against them...When is Tendulkar planning to practise for the World Cup btw? He is batting brilliantly, but one dayers are a different ball game and he needs to get back into rhythm (i think we only have 10 more one dayers before the world cup now). Munaf Patel, Vinay Kumar, Ashwin? Really? None of these guys have a realistic chance of playing in the World Cup. Rather see Dravid and Laxman trying to fight their way back in the side, at least we would have some experience in the side then..