Australia in India 2013-14 September 30, 2013

Yuvraj back in limited-overs squad

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Yuvraj Singh has made a comeback to India's limited-overs squad for the Twenty20 and first three ODIs of the home series against Australia. There were four changes made to India's last first-choice ODI squad, the one that won the Champions Trophy in England. Yuvraj replaced opener M Vijay, Dinesh Karthik lost out to his Mumbai Indians team-mate Ambati Rayudu, the injured Irfan Pathan made way for Mohammed Shami, and Jaydev Unadkat's left-arm seam was preferred to Umesh Yadav's erratic-at-times pace.

"I am happy the selectors have reposed faith in me. Now, I have to deliver," Yuvraj told Mid-Day, after news of his selection broke. "My footwork and timing are alright. The bat swing is in order as well. That is why I got runs against the West Indies and New Zealand A teams. That gave me confidence. Now, I have to capitalise on the opportunity."

Yuvraj's last ODI was against England in Dharamsala in January 2013. He was dropped from the squad for the Champions Trophy and did not feature in the Zimbabwe series either, when India had rested several first-choice players. However, following a fitness programme in France, he has shown a return to top form in List A cricket. He was the leading run-getter for India A in the limited-overs series against the touring West Indies A, with 224 runs from three matches, including one hundred and a fifty at an average of 74.66. He also scored a half-century for India Blue in the Challenger Trophy, a domestic 50-overs tournament.

A fit Yuvraj is seen as a bigger asset than Karthik. Karthik had a decent run in England and in Zimbabwe, but he failed to reach 50 in the tri-series in the West Indies. In effect, Karthik has lost out to Rayudu, who scored 101 runs off 163 balls at an average of 50.5 against Zimbabwe.

Two other changes from the Champions Trophy squad mostly explain themselves. Vijay struggled in the West Indies, and Irfan is injured. Yadav, though, remains a curious case. He cannot have been considered unfit because he played the Challenger Trophy last week. He cannot have been rested because he is just coming out of a break. The selectors have either begun to look at him as a Test-only prospect or it was his performance in the Champions Trophy that has got him the axe: four wickets and an economy rate of 5.55 in a mostly low-scoring tournament. His economy rate in the West Indies tri-series hovered around the same mark. His career economy rate also stands at over six, and an average of 41.58 doesn't do him any favours.

The seam-bowling replacements, Shami and Unadkat, played all the five ODIs in Zimbabwe, and have been retained. Mohit, who played two of them and was Man of the Match in the first of them, was expected to replace Vinay Kumar, but the Karnataka quick has retained his place. Vinay went at 6.03 in the recently concluded Challenger Trophy, although he did pick up eight wickets in three matches.

Batsmen Karthik, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane, seamer Mohit and spinner Parvez Rasool missed out from the team that played Zimbabwe.

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  • naravincent on September 30, 2013, 13:25 GMT

    The only sloppy selection would be the axing of Haryana and CSK's Mohit Sharma. Along with Bhuvanseshwar Kumar, Mohit's swing at a decent pace could have been a double edged sword. But that's not going to be. Mohit's time will come though and he needs to be a trifle more patient. Jayadev Unadkat has never looked like a bowler to me. I may sound harsh, but Jayadev is probably on the team only because he's left handed, to combat the array of left handers that the Aussie arsenal possesses. One the spin front, Parvel Rasool not being picked is a bit of a let down. For as long as R. Ashwin continues to be the flavour of the season in all formats, Rasool should just bide his time and continue bowling. Because I know his turn will soon arrive, not because he will be the first Kashmiri to play for India, but because he is quality off spinner, even better than R. Ashwin. And the big news of Yuvraj Singh back in the team is not a surprise at all, for a talent like him merits a place in the team.

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:20 GMT

    The moment i saw him leaner , fitter against Widies A in Bangalore with a hunger for runs.. I knew he will be back to the Indian Squad.. Batting order is strong ... As far as the bowling, Umesh should be in. In these flat batting conditions the only bowler who could threaten Aussies is Umesh.. Lets hove the spinners do well (Ashwin, Jadeja, Yuvi , Raina ) bowling in tandem :D Hard on Dinesh Karthik to not feature. Chatteshwar Pujara should not get disheartened and concentrate more on his Batting. All the Best Team India

  • on October 7, 2013, 12:32 GMT

    selection of ambati rayudu ahead of dinesh karthick is not a fair decision otherwise the composition looks good

  • Charu1983 on October 7, 2013, 4:13 GMT

    Bowling unit seems sloppy... Ashwin / Jadeja have become very predictable in the bowling, Bhuvneshwar Kumar has Swing as his strength but not sure how it will help him looking at venues... Also pace attack is weak with no bolwer who looks realy threatning...

    Batting line up seems stong on paper: With Raina in great form and Yuvi in middle order with MSD and RJ with role of finishers its strongest middle order currently in ODI cricket. Shikhar and Rohit are in golden touch and are expected to give a flying start to innings...

    Altogather this Indian side looks all set to crush fomidible Aussie side...

  • Sautrik on October 6, 2013, 10:38 GMT

    This is fine, Yuvraj has earned his spot, and thank god Murali Vijay has been dropped. But Karthik should still be in the team and vinay kumar shouldn't. And again, Rohit Sharma has managed to trick the selectors with his tactic of failing for loads of games and performing when his form is in question. I don't understand why so many second chances are given to players like sharma and vinay but hardly any to players like karthik, tiwary and pathan.

  • on October 5, 2013, 14:38 GMT

    The end result is those who perform well will get a chance in the indian squad and that not too in the long run as other competitors are there

  • on October 4, 2013, 23:05 GMT

    Shikhar Dhawan, Unmukt Chand, Virat Kohli, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Mohit Sharma, Shami Ahmed

    Reserves: Irfan Pathan, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Kartik, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rohit Sharma, Praveen Kumar

  • bishu29 on October 4, 2013, 7:54 GMT

    good selection...waiting for his response...

  • on October 3, 2013, 19:16 GMT

    umesh yadav iz 1 of India's prime weapons when it cumz to Test Cricket!!! da8z y perhaps da selectors 've deliberately dropped him so as to encourage him maintain his own typical wicket-taking\attacking seam position & seam presentation & da hold/grip on primary or secondary seam/leather under da seam & his release n rythm & 2 encourage him 2 pitch da ball up so as to get swing/seam muvment/nip & especially late-swing/deviation & not to mention, 2 encourage him 2 bowl fast & at over 148 Km/hr

  • on October 3, 2013, 17:07 GMT

    i guess the selectors don't wanna break Umesh Yadav's confidence or upset his seam\leather grip/hold & release-rythm & seam movement/ nip/swing & his hostile pace coz wickets here in India r absolute belters & graveyards 4 fast/medium-fast/fast-medium bowlers!!! @Yatinder Kansotia Rohit Sharma iz da most talented ri8-handed batter in da whole world; 've u seen how much tym he has while playing his shots/strokes??!!!!!!!!!! but yep; rohit deserves a Test opportunity!!! Yuvi da champ's scintillating return --- the return of the king; is exhilarating man !!!

  • naravincent on September 30, 2013, 13:25 GMT

    The only sloppy selection would be the axing of Haryana and CSK's Mohit Sharma. Along with Bhuvanseshwar Kumar, Mohit's swing at a decent pace could have been a double edged sword. But that's not going to be. Mohit's time will come though and he needs to be a trifle more patient. Jayadev Unadkat has never looked like a bowler to me. I may sound harsh, but Jayadev is probably on the team only because he's left handed, to combat the array of left handers that the Aussie arsenal possesses. One the spin front, Parvel Rasool not being picked is a bit of a let down. For as long as R. Ashwin continues to be the flavour of the season in all formats, Rasool should just bide his time and continue bowling. Because I know his turn will soon arrive, not because he will be the first Kashmiri to play for India, but because he is quality off spinner, even better than R. Ashwin. And the big news of Yuvraj Singh back in the team is not a surprise at all, for a talent like him merits a place in the team.

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:20 GMT

    The moment i saw him leaner , fitter against Widies A in Bangalore with a hunger for runs.. I knew he will be back to the Indian Squad.. Batting order is strong ... As far as the bowling, Umesh should be in. In these flat batting conditions the only bowler who could threaten Aussies is Umesh.. Lets hove the spinners do well (Ashwin, Jadeja, Yuvi , Raina ) bowling in tandem :D Hard on Dinesh Karthik to not feature. Chatteshwar Pujara should not get disheartened and concentrate more on his Batting. All the Best Team India

  • on October 7, 2013, 12:32 GMT

    selection of ambati rayudu ahead of dinesh karthick is not a fair decision otherwise the composition looks good

  • Charu1983 on October 7, 2013, 4:13 GMT

    Bowling unit seems sloppy... Ashwin / Jadeja have become very predictable in the bowling, Bhuvneshwar Kumar has Swing as his strength but not sure how it will help him looking at venues... Also pace attack is weak with no bolwer who looks realy threatning...

    Batting line up seems stong on paper: With Raina in great form and Yuvi in middle order with MSD and RJ with role of finishers its strongest middle order currently in ODI cricket. Shikhar and Rohit are in golden touch and are expected to give a flying start to innings...

    Altogather this Indian side looks all set to crush fomidible Aussie side...

  • Sautrik on October 6, 2013, 10:38 GMT

    This is fine, Yuvraj has earned his spot, and thank god Murali Vijay has been dropped. But Karthik should still be in the team and vinay kumar shouldn't. And again, Rohit Sharma has managed to trick the selectors with his tactic of failing for loads of games and performing when his form is in question. I don't understand why so many second chances are given to players like sharma and vinay but hardly any to players like karthik, tiwary and pathan.

  • on October 5, 2013, 14:38 GMT

    The end result is those who perform well will get a chance in the indian squad and that not too in the long run as other competitors are there

  • on October 4, 2013, 23:05 GMT

    Shikhar Dhawan, Unmukt Chand, Virat Kohli, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Mohit Sharma, Shami Ahmed

    Reserves: Irfan Pathan, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Kartik, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rohit Sharma, Praveen Kumar

  • bishu29 on October 4, 2013, 7:54 GMT

    good selection...waiting for his response...

  • on October 3, 2013, 19:16 GMT

    umesh yadav iz 1 of India's prime weapons when it cumz to Test Cricket!!! da8z y perhaps da selectors 've deliberately dropped him so as to encourage him maintain his own typical wicket-taking\attacking seam position & seam presentation & da hold/grip on primary or secondary seam/leather under da seam & his release n rythm & 2 encourage him 2 pitch da ball up so as to get swing/seam muvment/nip & especially late-swing/deviation & not to mention, 2 encourage him 2 bowl fast & at over 148 Km/hr

  • on October 3, 2013, 17:07 GMT

    i guess the selectors don't wanna break Umesh Yadav's confidence or upset his seam\leather grip/hold & release-rythm & seam movement/ nip/swing & his hostile pace coz wickets here in India r absolute belters & graveyards 4 fast/medium-fast/fast-medium bowlers!!! @Yatinder Kansotia Rohit Sharma iz da most talented ri8-handed batter in da whole world; 've u seen how much tym he has while playing his shots/strokes??!!!!!!!!!! but yep; rohit deserves a Test opportunity!!! Yuvi da champ's scintillating return --- the return of the king; is exhilarating man !!!

  • Al_Bundy1 on October 2, 2013, 15:28 GMT

    Yuvraj and Zaheer won the World Cup 2011 for India. They deserve more chances than everybody else.

  • on October 2, 2013, 14:44 GMT

    The thing happened to aussies will repeat for India, like steve waugh , Ganguly ,Dravid found the new talents, like ponting did dhoni is just using the talent found by his predecessor and not giving consistent opportunity to any one new, what happened to Aussie will also happens to us once Dhoni goes off charge.

  • samvarma on October 2, 2013, 14:06 GMT

    Not sure how Vinay Kumar made it again. For T20, selectors could have given chance to few youngsters. I also feel that India should be playing more test matches as we have some talent. Vijay Zol, Samson, Nadeem , Menaria , Chand has been really impressive !

  • on October 2, 2013, 12:33 GMT

    Why on earth is Pujara being ignored in ODI? He has the ability to hit big shots and more importantly to play sheet anchor.

  • on October 2, 2013, 7:29 GMT

    @Praveen Madhu, Indians have always had a regional bias. @RameshRoyaprolu, D Karthik is not a natural like Sehwag / Yuvaraj / Dhawan.... he is a form player. Seems to have lost his flow, look at how he has played in the CLT for starters. Other than why is Mohit missing & what is Mishra doing in the squad, I don't have too many issues with the squad. Mohit because he has looked better than Shami, Unadkat & Vinay, Mishra because - Ashwin & Jadeja will be in the 11 ahead of him, with Yuvaraj / Raina as backup, even if one of Jadeja / Ashwin reports sick, I can't see place for Mishra in the 11. Not much fielding either. Anticipated playing 11 - Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni (capt & wk), Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Jaydev Unadkat Bowling variety - Normal swing from Bhuvi, pace & bounce from Ishant, Left armer angle from Jaydev, spin from Ashwin, Jadeja Backups - Yuvi, Raina, Kohli & Sharma.

  • on October 2, 2013, 7:24 GMT

    It is good yuvi is back. But what error did Dinesh Karthik made? And why again umesh? And how shami got ahead of Umesh? What is Mahi cooking along with the selectors?

  • vigneshvinu on October 2, 2013, 7:15 GMT

    If Yuvi wants to stay in team,DK must pay way for him.But a bowler who has played more than 53 test matches and nearly 75 odis is not able to pick wickets consistently is being selected.what is the logic behind these? And one more think selectors rested some of the players for zim tour,why dont they rest Jadeja? Why is Rasool and mohit have been excluded despite not given enough chances?

  • on October 2, 2013, 6:11 GMT

    Rohit Sharma has played more than 100 matches but failed every time. But still getting chances. Even in ODI in domestic cricket his batting average is only 32. How he is able to get more and more chances. Our selector should give him chance in Test matches because his Test record is excellent.

  • Abbas67 on October 2, 2013, 4:05 GMT

    This is Foolish, why does India repeat its old players, where did Karthik go wrong ? Why not Rahane ? India should have surprised by picking up Samson & Nayar, but they just go for names, not future !

  • Collegefastbowler on October 2, 2013, 0:35 GMT

    Why is this Vinay Kumar being persisted with despite average performances? Mohit Sharma would certainly have been better and alongwith Bhuvaneshwar would have added significant potency to the opening attack. Ishant Sharma also needs to show some results and has been given a long run. If Zaheer is fully fit he should be looked at seriously. Umesh Yadav has pace but has been leaking a lot of runs - he needs to learn from the likes of Steyn on how to bowl with pace and be effective.

  • RameshRayaprolu on October 1, 2013, 23:51 GMT

    I thought, U Yadav and D Karthik should have been included...and probably axe Rayudu and M. Shami...not sure why Shami is in...his performance was below par in prev. tournaments...

  • on October 1, 2013, 20:44 GMT

    dinesh karthik is more talented player than raydu.. he deserves to be in playing11

  • Alexk400 on October 1, 2013, 19:19 GMT

    Anyone seen rayudu bat? That guy is so stiff. May be too much weight lifting or lack of skill. All his good scores came from "mad" slogging or poor opposition. He is decent club level player. I would not select him mainly because he lacks skill. Only fault of DK is lack of century. He needs to get physically strong , seems like the pocket dynamo lacks stamina or lack of concentration. He needs to do sachin , grinding and gathering runs. He needs to attack certain bowlers and score his majority of runs instead of challenging opposition best bowler. He should wait for him time to score runs. Anyways i am dk style of batting when he going all guns blazing. He should get more chances than nohit sharma. There are 100 better players than rayudu in india. Vegetarian unadkat should never be selected. He will broke down once people expect him to bowl faster. It is simple biology. Bones need meat between joints. Vegetarian food good for long life not for brute force required for bowling.

  • surajporeddy on October 1, 2013, 16:12 GMT

    I don't know why many are bashing Rayudu for karthik. See ODI stats of karthik and he is not deserved for selection. Rayudu is the unluckiest cricketer in Indian cricket though having loads of talent. Rahane got chances and he failed miserably. Pujara is good for tests. How many chances did Rohit Sharma get???? Rayudu deserves atleast a quarter of chances that rohit sharma got. DK wasted his chances and now its time to test Rayudu. Hope he delivers..

  • on October 1, 2013, 16:04 GMT

    If we try to make sense of the comments here, all south indians supporting DK. Others supporting Rohit and Mohit.

  • on October 1, 2013, 15:09 GMT

    Yuvraj is match winner as we all know. So no surprises. Amit Mishra and Suresh Raina will be the players to watch in this series. Should we play R. Ashwin in all three formats of game? Not a good idea i guess. He should be used smartly.

  • India2014 on October 1, 2013, 14:06 GMT

    Selecting Yuvraj is a good decision. Why select Vinay Kumar and Rayudu, instead of Mohit Sharma and Pujara. Also what happened to Zaheer Khan, if he is fit, he should play. It is not easy to find a consistent bowler like Zaheer in India.

  • on October 1, 2013, 14:00 GMT

    Dinesh Karthik is way better choice for short formats of the game like T20 and ODI. It's hard to believe that he is out while Ambati Rayudu in. Even though still batting line up is strong for India but pace bowling attack is questionable except Bhuvneswar Kumar.

  • Johnny_129 on October 1, 2013, 13:43 GMT

    Yuvraj is an excellent tournament player. He was the cornerstone of the ODI WC victory - still has a couple of seasons left in him. The axing of Mohit and U Yadav seems harsh - B Kumar, U Yadav and Mohit are the three best seamers right now.

  • tendli on October 1, 2013, 13:14 GMT

    what wrong dinesh karthik done to get axed

  • on October 1, 2013, 12:52 GMT

    @spinkingKK

    How can you justify a single digit scorer to lead fight back against Australians and brings that confidence into the team? He was chief architect in defeats of LA matches in recent SA tour when less than 40 runs required only. I think IND blue cap is not easy to get so cheaply on such performances. Even here in CLT20, he struggled & struggled badly when playing for MI.

  • on October 1, 2013, 12:46 GMT

    Yuvraj is a matchwinner but his selection in this series may have been strengthened as: in indian conditions his part time spin will be handy and he bats well against Aussies who dont play spin so well as well. Though, exclusion of Dinesh Karthik is harsh especially because he provides so many options for the team. One may wonder if Dhoni does not want any competition in case his batting form slumps.

  • ManojBrock on October 1, 2013, 11:43 GMT

    Always praising Dhoni..Dont forget yuvraj,as he was the base for the worldcup victories.He did everything unlike dhoni or others could have done.Its just the team composition that makes this man to think and act in a less tensioned way.

  • spinkingKK on October 1, 2013, 11:28 GMT

    Yuvraj, if he is fit and playing well again, should be selected and it is a good move by the selectors. However, Karthik should have been retained. For those of who wants to talk about his average in last matches etc should learn to look at a player's value beyond statistics. The truth of the matter is, Karthik will be there when he is really needed. He brings that confidence into the team. If India for some reason struggle against the Aussies, He will be the one to lead the fight back.

  • Haleos on October 1, 2013, 10:46 GMT

    @BULTY - unless you are a CSK enthusiast you would know the reasons. There is something called FORM in cricket. Come out of your ignorance. Vijayi is an overrated cricketer. Karthik started well but is following Vijayi by being mediocre.

  • Haleos on October 1, 2013, 10:44 GMT

    @IndianCoolGuy - perfect. I do not understand the logic for DK support. He is not exceptional to warrant a place as a pure batsman. Pujara is way way better than him. 10 times better. I think selection should be based on last 10 performances. Maybe they are preserving Umesh for the tests which would make sense. Vinay kumar may be irritating but takes wickets. Mohit to be fair has been a IPL find. His list A record is hardly anything to talk about. Let him prove himself.

  • on October 1, 2013, 9:56 GMT

    Inform Dinesh Karthik is out ?..........not a smart move.

  • IndianCoolGuy on October 1, 2013, 9:35 GMT

    DK puts 100% efforts to come to International cricket, as usual and does nothing when it is needed as usual. This is not the first time happened. He is a pure IPL t20 wk keeper batsmen. Surprise to compare him with Yuvi. lol. Pujara should have been given a fair chance rather than DK. to all DK supporters tell me which ODI you remember he won? Check his last 10 ODI performances. Mohit & Yadav should have been included instead of Vinay and Shami. As usual no one can understand why selectors does such a stupid thing.

  • on October 1, 2013, 9:33 GMT

    Overall, wonderful Selection by the panel.Yuvraj Singh is without doubt meant for International stage.So no surprises on his selection. But they could have selected Ishwar Pandey instead of Shammi coz in the recent series against SA 'A', whenever given the opportunity to bowl, he was impressive.More particularly he bowled better than other bowlers at the death. Shammi could be successful when the ball is moving but not when it loses shine. Given the series being played in India, pandey would have been an ideal choice.Unadkat will add variety with his left arm bowling and he was successful in Zimbabwe series too with 5 wickets in a Match. Come on India! Clinch this cup and proudly show we are the No 1 team !!.

  • on October 1, 2013, 9:15 GMT

    I feel bad for dinesh karthik because he is not doing bad at all and all of the sudden he is out of the team. Anyway good to see Rayudu who has overcome many problems throughout his carrier and love to see Irfan pathan.Hard to forget the swing bowling he offered in his earlier days. I still believe he is a match winner with both ball and bat. Welcome yuvraj!

  • mjrvasu on October 1, 2013, 9:12 GMT

    India will likely end up playing with just 3 specialist bowlers - not a good option.

  • on October 1, 2013, 8:55 GMT

    @Basil Kulanathan V

    See last 10 innings in this website's players profile of Dinesh karthik.

  • Suresher on October 1, 2013, 8:46 GMT

    Dinesh Karthik should have been in the team. He is an excellent fielder at any position and can bat at any order. He has been there for over a decade and is only 27 years. Yuvi has been given enough chances and not growing younger. High time to nourish young talent thinking on the world cup.

  • Krishchekka on October 1, 2013, 7:26 GMT

    Always after the overseas tour the scapecoat is Dinesh Karthick. May be he should also have to learn to build the 20's 30's to big score. As ganguly said bowling talent wasted by Sreesanth the same thing goes Dinesh Karthick on the batting front. Hope again during domestic matches he scores and come back to the Indian team. Best wishes to him for the ensuing season.

  • Naresh28 on October 1, 2013, 7:13 GMT

    INDIAN SELECTORS have erred in the bowling selections. Mohit Sharma, Sandeep Sharma and Pandey - these are the only newcomers who have proved of late. Unadkat, Vinay and Shami are not good enough. They are more off/on type of bowlers. Of left armers only Zaks qualifies and I hope he proves it in coming India A match vs WI

  • Haider-pak-awsome on October 1, 2013, 7:05 GMT

    Ind lacks quality bowling like Junaid / Irfan / Steyn / Pattinson. But out of the available skill they are not picking the best one like Zaheer / Munaf / Rasool etc. Surprised to know that.

  • Iyer76 on October 1, 2013, 7:04 GMT

    Why Mohammed shammi and Vinay kumar?? Umesh yadav is a genuine fast bowler and he had to be in the squad and Rayudu ahead of Pujara and Karthik is grossly unfair...Is there a regional quota by any chance???Yuvi is a greak cricketer good to see him back

  • RAJULAV on October 1, 2013, 6:58 GMT

    we want shewag !!!!!!!!! he will be a perfect opner for our team india,,

  • on October 1, 2013, 6:29 GMT

    Ishan Sharma & Vinay kumar should have replace by Mohit.

  • on October 1, 2013, 6:18 GMT

    Reason to drop Karthik from the squad?

  • mayurnandan on October 1, 2013, 5:44 GMT

    Only one flaw in the team, Mohit Sharma should be in, in place of Vinay Kumar. DK could have been another GO (y).

  • on October 1, 2013, 5:30 GMT

    All good . Rayudu ahead of karthik, rahane & pujara is very unfair

  • BehzadRS on October 1, 2013, 5:19 GMT

    If selection is based on performance then where is Pervez Rasool???? Poor guy selected for Zimbabwe tour not a given a single chance, performed well against West Indies A but still not in 15 member squad.Yuvi's comeback is a good sign for indian cricket.He is a real match winner.Would love to see Sehwag back again..

  • on October 1, 2013, 5:15 GMT

    Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina,MS Dhoni (capt & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Vinay Kumar/Jaydev Unadkat.

    Its the T20 and ODI team to be played ....

    Thanks.....

  • tukusatyaban on October 1, 2013, 5:01 GMT

    yuvraj should bat at no 5 and dhoni should come at no 4.because yuvraj not a kind of batsman suits for no. four position

  • tukusatyaban on October 1, 2013, 4:51 GMT

    ajinkya rahane a obvious selection for team instead of ambati rayudu.Because Rahane a good future prospect for both test and odi.Abhishek nayar should have been considered above a fast bowler amongst five. A nayar is very important for seaming condition.

  • kdkarthik on October 1, 2013, 4:35 GMT

    sir, best team you are selected but dhineshkarthik was not selected.dk was best keeper and batsman he was not selected why??????????????????????????????? suresh raina are dk was comparesed best performanced in ODI dinesh karthik.but did not selected. next four ODI matches select the d k

  • BULTY on October 1, 2013, 4:07 GMT

    I am baffled with the team selection. On what basis were Vijay & Karthik dropped? Or for that matter how was Ambati Rayudu preferred for Karthik? Is it because he belongs to South Zone that Karthik lost his place & Rayudu belonging to West Zone got his place ahead of Karthik? Sheer non sense.

  • cricketsubh on October 1, 2013, 4:03 GMT

    great to see yuvi back great news

  • K.Pramod on October 1, 2013, 2:57 GMT

    The return of Yuvraj will surely be an asset to Team India. Hats off to the selectors for their decision for Yuvraj, despite seen some strange names like Mohammed Shami, Amit Mishra, etc. Perhaps Parvez Razool has been left out for the reason not to give chances for two off spinners within team India, and what is their judgment on Razool, not giving a single chance to play despite he was included in Team India, during their Zimbabwe tour on July/ August 2013. Aswin was given rest during the series. It is a fact that high performing domestic players like Unmukt Chand, has no place to be included among the current batting squad, but Umesh Yadav and Mohit Sharma would have been a decent pick which would surely provide strength to the bowling department. I don't think Ishant Sharma is performing consistently to become a permanent member in the Indian squad.

  • on October 1, 2013, 2:54 GMT

    Five seam bowlers in the squad but no seam bowling allrounder makes little sense. Either Abhishek Nayar or Binny should have been given a chance. i agree inclusion of both Unadkat and Vinay Kumar is a serioius selection flaw.

  • on October 1, 2013, 2:15 GMT

    We're is bhatia had a superb form in challenger

  • JoshFromJamRock on October 1, 2013, 0:51 GMT

    FORM is the most important thing to consider when selecting a player, no matter their age. The problem is when the older players (that is those over 34) lose it and are given too many international chances to get it back. Players under 27 should be given a fair chance and when they lose their form they should go straight back to the "A" team. Those who are 27 to 34 and are still good enough should try to get "other" contracts as it will be a bit more difficult for them to get into either the "A" or senior team. For someone over 34 and can offer 3 to 4 more solid years, exceptional results definitely should be recognized by the senior team. In any case, Indian cricket is certainly on the rise.

  • on September 30, 2013, 23:47 GMT

    Ambati Rayudu, Jaidev Unadkat and Vinay Kumar should not have been included iin the team. Cheteshwar Pujara, Mohit Sharma and Umesh Yadav would have been the right choices. The rest of the team looks settled.

  • on September 30, 2013, 22:33 GMT

    Pretty good selection I would day. I wish Umesh would have retained his spot instead of Vinay Kumar.

  • indiafan000 on September 30, 2013, 20:52 GMT

    why Vinay kumar is getting selected every time ...... what he has done for getting selected and what Umesh yadav has not done for not getting a place ? can't understand selector's logic.... i often seen vinay kumar was getting hammered even by lower order batsman ....

  • on September 30, 2013, 19:14 GMT

    Yuvi attitude as team man is harmful to the team ... Cricket is a team game ., its nt Tennis ..Yuvi batting capacity is never in doubt , only his fitness of body / mind has been a problem .. Still he is nt able to accept Dhoni as Leader over him .. he will come good with bat in comming series otherwise ....????????

  • on September 30, 2013, 18:45 GMT

    Vinay Kumar and Jaydev Unadkant ..seriously ..why we need so many slow medium/spinners in the team ...Moreover they are half bowlers for me ..better would have been Yadav and Mohit Sharma

  • bbnn on September 30, 2013, 18:40 GMT

    Some people asking why Umesh is not in the team Answer is simple check his stats in the just concluded challenger cup for India Red, economy was around 8 or 9 Yes some times he is bowling good balls but bowling in the right areas consistently make him a class bowler he should study the art from Bhuvi

  • bbnn on September 30, 2013, 18:36 GMT

    Still waiting for Bhuvi- Mohith opening bowling combination Yes it can be deadly in lively pitches

  • on September 30, 2013, 18:30 GMT

    Mohit Sharma and Praveen Kumar deserve chance than Vinay Kumar and Mohammed Shami. Apart from that very good team selection, especially the inclusion of Jaydev Unadkat.

  • BRUTALANALYST on September 30, 2013, 18:28 GMT

    Amazed how India continue to leave out Robin Uthappa for guys like Raydu and Sharma Uthappa is twice the batsman of these guys.

  • prasanna_79 on September 30, 2013, 17:40 GMT

    What's the point in giving Ishant Sharma and Vinay Kumar chances even after repeated failures..?!! They almost always bowl at an economy rate of above 6.0 and an average and a strike rate of around 40.. The figures will only worsen if the pitch is batting friendly..!! We could have tried medium-pace bowling allrounders like Abhishek Nayar and Rishi Dhawan instead and given them enough chances keeping 2015 WC (which is going to be held in australia and newzealand ) in mind.. Surely they won't perform poorer than the above mentioned selected players..! Also even if they leak runs, we can very well cover it up with our spin bowlers which is what dhoni is doing with Ishant and Vinay as well..!! As far as DK's omission is concerned..,he has all the attributes of becoming a great, except temperament.. Needs to work on that though.. Mohit will definitely get his chances sooner rather than later..

  • on September 30, 2013, 17:14 GMT

    i dont see y the selectors r ignoring the talent of mohit sharma .... he teaming up with bhuvi would make a deadly pair first up restricing the opponents to around 70-80 runs after the first 20 overs if they bowl continously.....

  • gauravm5 on September 30, 2013, 17:06 GMT

    Selectors should have picked Shahbaz nadeem for the T20s. His economy rate (6.03 in 47 T20s) is 2nd best in the world, after Sunil Narine.

  • Chaitu87 on September 30, 2013, 16:51 GMT

    A mixed bag of decisions by the selectors... Great news is Yuvi back in squad. Sadly though Dinesh Karthik is dropped. I seriously fail to understand the favour being done to Rohit. He may look like Sir Bradman in the nets but he doesn't look like the one who played 100 ODIs. he had the largest string of chances to capitalize on but failed on more occasions than succeed. Dinesh may have been given one more series to prove himself at least as an opener. Rohit dropped, Dinesh opening, opens the slot for Yuvi who is better than Rohit, even on an average day. A real tough call on Mohit and Rasool. Yes Ashwin is the first choice spinner but he tends to lose his thinking hat the moment he gets hit for a 6/4. too many pause deliveries or experimental things done by him only make him confused more than the batsman. Jadeja looking strong and Yuvi-Raina in, Rasool could have got a chance. Tough calls on the others but seemed to be decent enough.

  • on September 30, 2013, 16:41 GMT

    This what hard work and dedication results in. Good job Yuvi love to see you back in Indian Team.

  • banhire on September 30, 2013, 16:26 GMT

    in india yuvraj can bowl full qouta of 10 remember wc2011, wen he cant raina is there to help include ambati rayudu as no 7 batsman 2 spinners in sir ravi jadeja and ravi ashwin and finish with buvi and vinay or young unadakt who had a good tour in zimbabwe , dhawan, rohit , kholi, yuvraj, raina, dhoni, ambati, sir jadeja, ashwin, buvi, vinay kumar

  • Shaubhik1 on September 30, 2013, 16:19 GMT

    Overall a gud team bt i fail to undestand the fact that why was umesh yadav dropped and vinay kumar being retained

  • on September 30, 2013, 16:19 GMT

    Even before world cup, yuvi has not scored much, but in the world cup he is the man of the series.Afterwards he won cancer. Now let us hope & pray GOD again make YUVI as the would be man of the series in the ensuing Australia's tour of India and try to put good partnerships with MS Dhoni(Iam his fan)

  • gauravm5 on September 30, 2013, 16:14 GMT

    cant understand why people are crying for kartik inclusion in the Indian team. he has only one 20 plus score in the last 10 competitive cricket matches.

  • Cricket_Fan_And_Analyst on September 30, 2013, 16:09 GMT

    Why is Vinay Kumar in this squad ? Mohit or Umesh would have been a better choice. Bowling selections is a complete let down. Vinay and Shami are not deserving.

  • chandan704 on September 30, 2013, 15:57 GMT

    great to see yuvi back but Karthik should not have been axed.

  • on September 30, 2013, 15:57 GMT

    bringing yuvi back is not such a big thing,yes he is a match winner but india also have bring youngsters into the team to test them that how much they have learnt so far in domestic cricket.the selectors could give the chance to unmukt chand ,abhishek nayar,mandeep singh ,rajat bhatia is not younger but he is very good allround player.In nkp salve trophy he has very interesting record and in ipl also, shahbaz nadeem is also very good young bowler for national team.yuvi is player of t20 the '''big hitting sixes of stuart broad'''' ihave seen that video 500 times '''best of luck yuvi for the series against oz''''

  • devil_in_details on September 30, 2013, 15:52 GMT

    A good squad showing the depth of indian cricket as well as its limitations. I am sad for Karthik but he did not make full use of the opportunity. On Indian pitches Yuvi and Raina make for a great combo however whether they would thrive in more bouncy conditions is still doubtful particularly in case of Raina. Bowling attack would depend on Bhuvi , Ashwin, Jadeja and Raina / Yuvi occasional spin. It should be good enough for the Aussies. As for the rest of the medium pacers (other then bhuvi) , it does not matter which two play or whether mohit or Yadav are included or not, they will be bashed about. Unless you are a great bowler like Steyn or disciplined like Bhuvi, you will take punishment on these batting tracks.

  • SevereCritic on September 30, 2013, 15:51 GMT

    Fairly strong batting line up with-- Dhawan, Rohit, Kohli, Yuvi, Raina, Dhoni, Jadeja. Looks good if they are all in form.

  • vsroc on September 30, 2013, 15:46 GMT

    Posted by Venkat Sraman on (September 30,2013) It was a spirited come back,for Yuvaraj Singh,in the squad selected for the limited overs matches to be played against Australia.Selection committee did a wonderful job in the selection of a well balanced side for the forthcoming Australian tour.Let us hope that our boys will prove their worth in coming out with success yet another time.

  • on September 30, 2013, 15:37 GMT

    India Jersey is not dinesh karthik's cup of tea.He wasn't performing when he was picked and now when he has started performing he has been dropped out.Thats how life goes. Luck is not by his side for sure. Yuvi is a champion player and he deserved to comeback after his fruitful stints with India A and other domestic competitions!

  • Sultan2007 on September 30, 2013, 15:34 GMT

    I am sorry to see Umesh Yadav miss out. Surely he would have been a more valuable asset than Vinay Kumar. I am undecided on Unadkat. There are times when he looks pretty useful apart from being the only left handed quickie in the squad. Coming back to Umesh, my instinct is that his bowling spell against the Aussies in the warm up game in the Champions Trophy set up the tournament for us. He can be expensive at times but he is also capable of magic! I would have also gone for DK over Rayudu. As a keeper and an impact batsman he has more to offer

  • on September 30, 2013, 15:32 GMT

    I was taking a relook at all the pacers, we tried over the past one year or more in international matches. Out of those chosen for the forthcoming OZ visit, I can safely say that Bhuvanesh is the ONLY ONE who look a superior bowler to Mohit Shrama. Bhuvi's apparently fragile physique worries me a bit. In fact in addition to the bowling skills, Mohit looks the strongest (physically) of the lot.

  • on September 30, 2013, 15:30 GMT

    Good selection this....Yuvi deserves a place in team and yes he has done what it takes to get in Team India....all the hard yards he put in has resulted into a recall...probably that is what selectors wanted....feels sad and harsh done for DK but all in all Yuvi had to come in.....Mohit being left out is a little hard done by but again Unadkant did well in Zim for India.....these selectors have a vision and they are looking for a left arm seamer for world cup and they are spot on again in their vision.....would love to see Dhawan bat with Yuvraj for 25 overs in a game....on a belter of a pitch....that would be some scene.

  • on September 30, 2013, 15:29 GMT

    I was taking a relook at all the pacers, we tried over the past one year or more in international matches. Out of those chosen for the forthcoming OZ visit, I can safely say that Bhuvanesh is the ONLY ONE who look a superior bowler to Mohit Shrama. Bhuvi's apparently fragile physique worries me a bit. In fact in addition to the bowling skills, Mohit looks the strongest (physically) of the lot.

  • RG88 on September 30, 2013, 15:29 GMT

    A 15 member squad where 14 would have easily sufficed. 5 seam-up bowlers where 4 were enough. Some pretty strange selections. Bhuvaneshwar & Ishant were certainties & there is absolutely nothing to differentiate among Mohit Sharma, Vinay Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat, Mohammad Shami & Umesh Yadav - any 2 with ability to bowl at death could have been chosen, though my pick would have been Shami & Yadav. The decision between DK & Rayudu was a close one hence no complaints there. Rest all pick themselves. Its the difficult decisions which the selectors have to be careful about but alas.

  • on September 30, 2013, 15:23 GMT

    Yadav and Mohit Sharma axed.....in favour of Shami and Vinay...WAAO!!!...no doubt this country is a graveyard for fast bowlers and thats why we keep producing 125-130kph pathetic trundlers....batting wise the team looks strong, only worry is the fast bowling deptt....Bhuvi has too much workload over his shoulders and I don't think Shami, Ishant or Vinay are capable enough to provide him support, Unadkat has the fire in his belly but sadly he doesn't have the appropriate pace to trouble the Team who is known to be good against pacers...BCCI should develop genuine pacers like Aaron, Shukla, Suyal who can bowl in high 130's to low 140's along with Mohit and Pandey who can trouble the batters with their swing....In place of Irfan Rishi Dhawan can be tried as an allrounder...we need to prepare a team for future...for all pitches...not for subcontinent only.

  • Raj12345 on September 30, 2013, 15:16 GMT

    I don't understand why selectors always hard on Karthik and why not same can't be applied to R Sharma. Poor karthik not given more chances to prove his worth.

  • on September 30, 2013, 15:05 GMT

    While Raina has been retained why DK is dropped.

  • on September 30, 2013, 15:04 GMT

    Good to see the fighter is back in the team......wish you all the best Yuvi.....make full use of the chance..

  • on September 30, 2013, 14:54 GMT

    Did i read "Vinay Kumar' there?? what good ,has he ever done to be retained in the side !! meanwhile,what wrong has Dinesh Karthik done ?? DK played some crucial-matchwinning knocks in the triseries and the Zimbabwe series!!

  • on September 30, 2013, 14:53 GMT

    Team with mixure of Experience and youbgsters.

  • on September 30, 2013, 14:49 GMT

    Changing the combination which won the Champion trophy in England is not commendable. DK was always a man in need, but preferring Rayudu in his place is also understandable. Any way all the best India!

  • on September 30, 2013, 14:48 GMT

    completely happy wid the yuvi selection bt wat di karthik do wrong...u can give many chances to rohit sharma but y cant to karthik...he is more desrving than rohit....Its out of understanding yar wats there in rohit..click in one match n fail in 10 matches...lets test karthik,he wont disappoint u..pujara,ajinkya r more desrving as compared to rohit...its disgusting yar..

  • on September 30, 2013, 14:46 GMT

    Can someone explain the role of Vinay Kumar in the team. Is he a swing bowler ala Bhuvanesh Kumar who has done so well to warrant repeated selection? Is he an out and out quick bowler? Is he an all rounder at international level? Or does it reflect on the quality of our bench strength.His own Karnataka team mate Abhimanyu Mithun would have been a better choice.

  • on September 30, 2013, 14:43 GMT

    Good selection overall only missing umesh yadav,mohit sharma. I hope parveen kumar soon get fit . No hope from irfan. Sandeep Sharma is the future for india.for me Nayyar may be in form now but does not look like the future of indian team. Rayudu seems a good selection after zim tour. No surprise for D K or vijay. Future guys Sandeep Sharma ,zol,kuldeep yadav,deepak hooda ,abhinav mukund, k l rahul,u chand,kedar jadhav,m juneja, nadeem,rasool,I pandey, manish pandey, m tiwari, s tiwari, a gani, s Samson, Karan sharma, s binny. Besides this kartik ,parveen,seniors needs form

  • on September 30, 2013, 14:37 GMT

    Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma,Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh,MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina,Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Jaydev Unadkat Perfect ODI team. Bowling is bit weak (unexperienced) but then Indian bowling has been like this only but still delivered most of time and so its fine. Amit Mishra, Ambati Rayudu are fine back ups. However Ishant and Vinay are liabilities and need to be changed with mohit sharma and possibly suyal or ishwar pandey.

  • on September 30, 2013, 14:32 GMT

    Yuvraj is pure class, he destroys the opposition by his attacking cricket, a fit Yuvraj can walk into any world ODI/T20 side.

  • on September 30, 2013, 14:29 GMT

    how could they exclude Umesh! Jaydev and vinay Kumar do not look like fit to this level to me. Mohit's exclusion is also heartening. However, i dont know what is Ishant doing there...

  • on September 30, 2013, 14:28 GMT

    Zaheer should be there along with binny and gautam, zaheer still is best Indian bowler, mishra should be in playing 11 instead of ashwin

  • on September 30, 2013, 14:28 GMT

    So many supporters of Mohit Sharma!! But had he been selected, then I feel people would have cribbed he was picked only because he plays for CSK.

    Anyway feeling for Dinesh Karthik. This player got just 20's, 30's but not any match winning performances like Kohli, Dhawan.. Now let's hope Rayudu doesn't matter another DK..

  • on September 30, 2013, 14:25 GMT

    Team With Batting Position: 1)Dhawan 2)Rohit 3)Virat 4)Yuvi 5)Dhoni 6)Raina 7)Ravindra Jadeja, 8) R Ashwin 9) Bhuvneshwar Kumar 10)Vinay Kumar 11)Amit Mishra

    In Indian Wicket we need just need 2 Pace bowlers,so Jadu,Ash,Yuvi,Mishra Can be lethal against Ausssie

  • on September 30, 2013, 14:23 GMT

    Great to see Yuvi back ..he isnt that old and is a match winner . Dinesh could have been retained in place of Rayudu ... but its good rayudu gets chance for all the time he had lost ... only big disappointment is Mohit ... not sure what influence Vinay has that he finds place in team against Aussies

  • on September 30, 2013, 14:22 GMT

    all the best yuvi congratulation

  • on September 30, 2013, 14:15 GMT

    Dinesh kartik??? what did he do??? He is just superb with the bat, keeping and in field too!!! Can't understand this strategy.

  • on September 30, 2013, 14:15 GMT

    im happy for king(yuvii) is back......I want to suggest four changes in the team......1) shami ahmed out and mohith sharma in....2) unadkat out and umesh yadav in....3) rohith out and gambhir or sehwag in.....reason rohith is good player in only ipl....coming to international rohith is the top worst player....he is lazy.........my 15 members team squad is 1) shikar dhawan 2) gambhir or sehwag 3) virat kohli 4) yuviii 5) raina 6) dhoni(c &wk) 7) jadeja 8) ashwin 9) bhuvaneshwar 10) ishanth 11) vinay 12) rayudu 13) mishra 14) mohith 15) umesh yadav this is my team suggested with changes....but at present squad team XI my suggested team ....1) dhawan 2) rayudu 3) kohli 4) yuvii 5) raina 6) dhoni(c & wkt) 7) jadeja 8) ashwin 9) bhuvaneshwar 10) ishanth 11) vinay kumar........

  • on September 30, 2013, 14:14 GMT

    Dinesh Kartik Always becomes Pawn despite his good perfromance.

  • VVSR92 on September 30, 2013, 14:07 GMT

    Ommision of yadav is baffling India found a bower who can bowl quick & tere is always a risk of extra runs but those type of bolwers can you win you games are always impact players. Yuvraj selection is well earned while karthick dint do anything wrong he dint socre big runs to secure his place.Instead of 5 pacers in the squad they could have left out vinay/unadkat and have had an extra opening option or a middle wk batsmen in rahane or karthick.Anyway the 11 looks fixed with dhawan,rohit,kohli,yuvraj,dhoni(c/wk),raina,jadeja,ashwin,bhuvi,ishanth,shami

  • on September 30, 2013, 14:00 GMT

    when chand will come in team ...rohit and shami is not gud in last series..we want gud bowlers so vinay and bhuvi are gud

  • Cricket_Is_Oxygen on September 30, 2013, 14:00 GMT

    Oh! Vinay you are back..How come rohit sharma and vinay kumar always get picked inspite of their ridiculous performance..Pity Mohit Sharma who was the MoM in his international Debut.There always seems to be a back door entry for these guys.

  • siddhartha87 on September 30, 2013, 14:00 GMT

    karthik deserved to be axed.He was a liability. Good to see Yuvi. Hopefully he does well.Umesh Yadav should have been in the team ahead of V.Kumar or Unadkat.

  • on September 30, 2013, 13:53 GMT

    @manojbrock perfectly agree with you.the other two or three players being compared are no where near to yuvraj.it is like comparing apples to oranges with all due respect.

  • muraliyem on September 30, 2013, 13:49 GMT

    I can't understand the obsession with Vinaykumar. Umesh yadav and Mohit sharma are better bowlers than him

  • on September 30, 2013, 13:49 GMT

    it is not good danish kartik drop it is not good selection

  • on September 30, 2013, 13:48 GMT

    This is the team for 2015 World cup except one change - Mohit Sharma in place of Vinay Kumar. Great Job by Selectors.

  • on September 30, 2013, 13:48 GMT

    yuvraj showed great courage in recovery from deadly condition of contracting cancer. hope he recovers to his pre cancerous conditioning and smacks the australians.

  • india26 on September 30, 2013, 13:43 GMT

    Taking no credit away, M S Dhoni, the captain cool may have won world cup for team India. The architect for these victories is none other than Yuvraj Singh. He is a big match player and often comes to party on big occasion.

  • Servin on September 30, 2013, 13:42 GMT

    Super Team. Hope they make a good playing eleven.

  • on September 30, 2013, 13:31 GMT

    Having 2015 WC in the mind, Considering the 2008 and 2012 CB Series Squads I pick M S Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, Virat Kohli ,Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina as the obvious selection. Jadeja, Gambhir and Pujara based on their form. Nayar and Irfan Pathan as the all rounders Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ishant Sharma as the wicket takers Zaheer(Assuming he is fit), Umesh(Considering his pace),Praveen Kumar(Exploiting swing) Amit Mishra(If needed), Ashwin as the spinners. This is very well balanced attack. Wish to see at least 13 to 14 in WC 2015.

  • jimbond on September 30, 2013, 13:26 GMT

    @CricketMaan: There is nothing in his past performance to suggest that Dinesh Karthik would do any better even if he is given a few more chances. He has played 67 ODIs and 28 tests, and has an average of about 27-28 in both. Which shows that while he may have some value as a WK-batsman, as a pure batsman he is below average. There would be around 30 batsmen who are currently better than him, two of whom would be from his Ranji team (Badrinath and Mukund). In fact among WK batsmen, both Gautam and Saha are better than him, while Parthiv, Smit Patel, Sanju Samson, Naman Ojha etc would be having the same set of skills as DK. Selectors have favoured him too much in the past.

  • ManojBrock on September 30, 2013, 13:23 GMT

    @Saji Peter; yuvi is the best.. can your mentioned players beat the records set by him??? like 50 in 12,6 6s,50 and 5 Wkts. all are in worldcup...

  • on September 30, 2013, 13:22 GMT

    The Bowling looks Weak. Period.

  • on September 30, 2013, 13:22 GMT

    It is good to see Unadkat get an opportunity but I simply can't understand what Vinay Kumar has done to merit a place in the squad. Umesh Yadav should not have been dropped,especially as in the last 5 ODIs that he's played, he's taken 8 wickets at an avg of 22. He didn't perform well in the Challenger Trophy,yes...but don't recent international success count for anything? As for Vinay Kumar,he's just a bowler who can bowl to tailenders with absolutely no batting ability. The top order batsmen find it easy to score off his bowling (as we saw in the Challenger Thophy),and before we forget,the Aussie tailenders are no novices with the bat! Thankfully,Yuvi is back and deservedly so! Anyone who saw his recent innings will tell you that this guy can walk into any international ODI team. Rohit Sharma gets another chance,and I hope that he can do justice to his obvious talent instead of getting out after scoring 30-40 runs of 60-70 balls. In any case,I believe Pujara is a better batsman.

  • on September 30, 2013, 13:22 GMT

    The selection of MS Dhoni, Shikar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuvraj Singh, Ravi Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Ambati Rayudu is not at all debatable. The selection of Rohit Sharma, Vinay Kumar, Jayadev Unadkat and Mohammad Shami is baffling. I have my points for criticizing these 4 players. Rohit of late hasn't been in a great form and he is not a genuine opener. His scoring rates have been really poor and that doesn't work in the sub continent. The selectors must have looked at Pujara/ Gambhir/ Chand given that Sehwag and Vijay haven't been at their best in opening. A backup would have been much better. Vinay Kumar is not an express bowler, nor a swing bowler who gets those early break through..considering he is 29, I don't recommend his selection. Unadkat isn't matured enough to face the international heat. I would have exposed him to the domestic circuit/NCA for getting the best of him. Shami is out of form and is not recommended

  • on September 30, 2013, 13:21 GMT

    Biggest loss by dropping Umesh Yadav

  • on September 30, 2013, 13:21 GMT

    can't understand what Vinay Kumar is doing in this team...

  • on September 30, 2013, 13:21 GMT

    @saji peter fyi, yuvi's average is 37 and not 33.based on the current form there is absolutely no second thoughts about yuvraj's selection.

  • on September 30, 2013, 13:09 GMT

    @Saji Peter; And Vijay's ODI average is a whopping 19.5!

  • ManojBrock on September 30, 2013, 13:04 GMT

    Awesome Yuvi is back... raina,vijay,DK got some bad runs they should have been rested...why yuvi was dropped?no body can answer it.. he has got plenty of runs in the last series too.. World cup hero deserves his place..

  • on September 30, 2013, 13:01 GMT

    I don't understand what Ishant Sharma is doing to merit a permanent place in the squad for all formats... 51 tests and 65 ODIs into his 5 year career, he has a modest record at best! In fact the only world class spell that he has bowled in his entire career so far was against Ricky Ponting back in 2008 Down Under... Taking that out, just 2 or 3 performances are worth mentioning (his 10 wicket match haul in one of the tests in WI post WC 2011 and his 5-12 against Kochi in an IPL match against a strong top order having McCullum, Mahela, Hodge etc) Other than these, I bet nobody can find worthwhile performance which argue in his favour... In fact we can as well bring in Zaheer who has atleast shown some hunger to get back to full fitness... While the Sandeep Patil led selection committee has brought in laudable changes to the side, they need to make a decision on Ishant soon...

  • teju4cricinfo on September 30, 2013, 12:43 GMT

    Yuvi is back!! Thats a great NEWS but where will they give place for him?? What is the point of taking Rayudu in the squad?? When CSK players are there, Mishra & Rayudu should not expect a place in 11s. Mishy bhai is far better than our carom bowler Ashwin but bad luck for him. Why don't they bring Zak bhai back?? Other than Bhuvi, there is no believable bowler who can bowl well in the death overs, thats where we need ZAK! I'm also missing Viru here, after his double ton in ODI, he didn't get many chances and Sachin too didn't get many chances after his double ton (Unfortunately retired from ODIs). Missing you both in ODIs :( Viru played well in 1 ODI in Challenger trophy! Raina performed against small teams and fails always against bigger teams and no point of taking him into 11s but he would definitely be there in 11s and will be proved to be a non performer this time. Lets see!!

  • on September 30, 2013, 12:43 GMT

    The selectors can find a reason to drop D.Karthik but cant find any to drop Vinay kumar!!!! baffling. You remember why you replaced him afer 3 games against the "formiddable zimbabwe batting line up" with Mohit Sharma ? Who was the M.O.M and is understandably dropped :P Ok Irfan pathan is injured. So who is replacing him ?.. Mohd.Shami........?????? In Geoffery boycott"s words "even my mum wont buy that nonsensical logic." How long should this poor lad Rasool meet with such gross injustice ?

  • on September 30, 2013, 12:40 GMT

    Everything seems to be ok except Rohit sharma. I request everyone who read this not to praise his talent and caliber. He might be talented but never performed even after completing 100 odi's. Now his batting has been slow too, he just want to cement his place and scores 30 or 40 from 70-80 balls. Gambhir should replace Rohit. He and Dhawan can be a very good opening pair

  • on September 30, 2013, 12:38 GMT

    "Statistics are like a bikini. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital "

    6 out of Vinay Kumar's 8 wickets were "pure" tailenders of the likes of Pawan Suyal and Parwinder Awana. Why do you even need so called bunch of jokers if the selection is based on statistics?

    Mohit, on the other hand, was the Man of the Match in his very first outing and bowled really well in his second match as well; he is axed. What kinda confidence are you instilling in youngsters?

  • on September 30, 2013, 12:34 GMT

    Ishant and Vinay should be out. Replace with young blood there are many knocking!

  • on September 30, 2013, 12:33 GMT

    Mohit Sharma and Ishwar Pandey would have been better choices than Vinay Kumar and Mohammed Shami.

  • on September 30, 2013, 12:32 GMT

    whats wrong with people?when rayudu not selected people ask why is rayudu not selected....and when he is selected people ask why he was selected?common people get to one decision...

  • IndianCoolGuy on September 30, 2013, 12:31 GMT

    Such a stupid selection.Why they have selected Vijay for WI tour keeping Pujara aside? Why selected Puraja for Zimbabwe tour which is actually a waste tour for such a caliber person.Every one knows Pujara is better than Vijay, & Rohit will be on his toes when Pujara is in.Now Vijay & Pujara has dropped lol. Shame on selectors. They should not have even selected Vijay for WI tour and should have continued with Pujara. This looks like a musical chairs game. What Shami & Vinay has done great? If not Yadav/Mohit, at least they should have given chance to Ishwar Pandey(a new tall fast bowler) What Rayudu is going to do when there is no empty slot between Dhawan, Rohit, Kohli,Yuvraj,Raina,Dhoni? Coming to Irfan, who is a good all-rounder contender in WC2015 australia, never will be picked when he is fit and good rhythm, and when they selects him, he gets injured. lol. Good moves: Yuvi & Amit mishra are in. DK is out. Bad moves: Umesh, Pujara, Mohit are out. Rayudu is in

  • on September 30, 2013, 12:30 GMT

    It is good to see that the team is picked more on the basis of current form. It is certainly the right approach if you want to win games, as against picking players based on their stature and past services to the country. I am very happy to see Yuvraj make the changes that has helped him get reselected.

  • CricketMaan on September 30, 2013, 12:30 GMT

    Welcome back Yuvraj! Poor DK. it must be frustrating, however he had his moments when he could have finished games with some big scores and not just 30s and 40s, that is where he let himself down. He got in, got a 30+ and got out. If any player gets as much as oppurtunity that Rohit Sharma gets then they too will make it count. Alas DK will have now wait for a long long time..with Yuvi back and if Rohit keeps his opening slot, i dont see DK fit in unless Dhoni miraculously injures himself. Vinay over Mohit is no brainer. Dhoni is very careful and he doesn't get carried away with IPL performance hence he has chosen Vinay although its another discussion whether he merits a place for his stats.

  • on September 30, 2013, 12:28 GMT

    its not good idea returning of yuvraj and dinesh karthik and vijay out without giving much chances.the comedy in selection is rohit sharma and yuvraj.they played lot of match.still their average run score is below 35.rohit 32 and yuveraj on 33.

  • on September 30, 2013, 12:21 GMT

    @ Ajay Kumar: Umesh would have been taken to the cleaners by the Aussies.

  • CricketChat on September 30, 2013, 12:20 GMT

    The only selection I disagree with is that of Vinay Kumar. There are better prospects than him desperate for a chance. Vinay was a useful bowler who could even bat a bit when he first came on the scene. These days he is neither. Must have strong backing from someone who counts.

  • on September 30, 2013, 12:11 GMT

    Yuvraj's hard work paid off . No idea why DK been dropped . He is in fine touch . Overall average choice by selection committee . Can't wait for yuvi's big sixes # exicted

  • on September 30, 2013, 12:08 GMT

    Y Dinesh Karthik left out. he should have been included ...Ambati Rayadu has good Domestic record but .not much experienced then Dinesh karthik..one more thing is kathik is a professional wicket keeper..

  • abhi.khanna on September 30, 2013, 12:00 GMT

    Great To See Yuvi Back.....But Overall Selection Could Have Been Better....What Wrong Did Mohit Sharma Do To Be Dropped? When Will You Give Chance To Abhishek Nayar Who Is So Under-Rated. Having Said That. Team Selection Is A Thankless Job...

  • amitgarg78 on September 30, 2013, 11:59 GMT

    Fit and committed yuvi picks himself ahead of most people in the ODI squad. Proven match winner. Just bad luck for DK that he couldn't nail his spot. Not sure if rahane belongs to the ODI team anyways.

  • on September 30, 2013, 11:58 GMT

    Good selection expect the exclusion of Mohit Sharma. He fared better than Vinay Kumar & was Man of the match in his debut. Deserved to be in the squad. Why drop him for Vinay?

  • on September 30, 2013, 11:55 GMT

    umesh yadav is the genuine fast bowler in india, this everybody knows why selectors have dropped him & picked uadkat & shami this is a wrong decision

  • on September 30, 2013, 11:54 GMT

    yuvi is back that is good but bowling looks a weaker point. no reason of dumping kartik just to replace yuvi, you cany do that i think kartik should have been their in place of rayadu. as far as bowling is concenred no umesh yadav that's a big surprise, shami didnt bowled well against zimbabwe and west indies A. vinay kumar is tooooooooooooooooooooo expensive. unadkat no pace nothing. i dont we will play 3 pacer in the 11, so think nayar would have been a better choice he is coming from good perfomance in chalenger series and also against new zeland A 3 day matches.

  • Falew on September 30, 2013, 11:50 GMT

    He can be still superior on those flat pitches,But when we come to the pitches like Perth he is a bunny for those quickies,It's a bad idea from BCCI because of 15WC will be played on Aussie and NZ pitches,Specially lot of Indian matches will be played on that fearsome Perth ground,Players like Robin Uthappa is way better than that UV,But unfortunate with him,Wish you Uthappa :)

  • kartcric on September 30, 2013, 11:47 GMT

    Horrible selection.What did m.shami and vinay kumar do to warrant selection and what did mohit Sharma do any wrong to be left out.Remember vinay had a economy of over 6.00 and was dropped halfway.On the other hand,mohit played two matches and bowled really well for a starter.He even got a man-of the match to back it up. Take pujara's case,dropped after mere two matches.Mind you two matches is not enough to judge a player.Rasool and karthik should have not been dropped.This is a curious case of forgetting players and their performances.This is not good t20 side.I fear this team is going to go down against Aus

  • AamirKhan-SuperStar on September 30, 2013, 11:37 GMT

    DK deserves to be in till world cup. I think he is second best to Dhoni in india and a strong back up. Although Unadkat is a good choice considering 2015 worldcup but i do believe Umesh yadav should have been in team instead of shami. Shami maybe good but he lacks that aggresive competitiveness that umesh yadav has...

  • on September 30, 2013, 11:33 GMT

    yuvi is back singh is king

  • on September 30, 2013, 11:21 GMT

    Yuvi is automatic choice for the selectors and the most deserving candidate. But why are we forgetting Zaheer Khan? Is he still not fit enough for this squad? What about Umesh Yadav?

  • warneshane on September 30, 2013, 11:20 GMT

    Dinesh Karthik made solid extra-ordinary performances in last 10 innings. Starting from latest are 13, 2, 9, 0, 73, 18*, 6, 18*, 10, 10*. I think I am agree with all fans of DK that he should play in place of MSD, Kohli, Raina, Rohit, Yuvraj, Rayudu or Dhawan.

    And Rohit's figures are (starting from latest) 20, 44, 119, 6, 61,65, 66, 64*, 14, 1.

    Dk's figures are far superior that Rohit Sharma. I agree with Priya Chetri, anand_, swagatsawant, Kailashnath Balu, Venkiwaran, Hassaan Nakhuda , Padmanabhan Muthuswamy, Patrick Chettiar Aashish & many more.

  • on September 30, 2013, 11:18 GMT

    Why has the serious run giver, Ishant Sharma been picked ? Why has Pujara been dropped? Why have Umesh and Mohit been dropped? Questions to which God only knows the answer. Umesh's economy is high !? ... what do you mean ... ??? Oh, is it higher than the run flowing machine Ishant Sharma ... !?! Oh, okay. Point taken. My bad. Your selection doesn't make sense .

  • Iceman29 on September 30, 2013, 11:17 GMT

    @ Blade-Runner:NO matter if they are Aged Players, veterans, youngsters, players who cant play bouncers or spinners at the end of the day India is the world champion and Champions of champions and we are number 1 in ODI....some teams are always bridesmaid and when that particular team meets Indian team they fear us and forget how to play cricket and hand us over the cup.....

  • on September 30, 2013, 11:17 GMT

    job done by selectors .but y rayudu and unadkat

  • on September 30, 2013, 11:12 GMT

    I really want to see Zaheer, Umesh and Bhuvi in the playing 11 in ODIS' , hope zak makes a quick return

  • on September 30, 2013, 11:07 GMT

    why umesh yadav is not pick...he is fastest indian bowler and perform good in champions trophy as well ...he provide variation in indian bowling line up in pace department though he is not playing cricket till 2 month..but he should be picked.

  • on September 30, 2013, 11:03 GMT

    Great to see Yuvi back A match winner ,There is always a place for players like him the squad He has worked on his fitness and whoever saw the Ind A vs WI A series and the challenger trophy would the results Also he has proved his form

  • on September 30, 2013, 11:02 GMT

    y raydu? has he done nythng extraordinary in which kartik has failed? ambati may b gud bt nt upto marks if compared to kartik.. Has jaydev ny gud connections among the selectors? he is a variety bowler bt if pickd up ahead of yadav..i doubt

  • on September 30, 2013, 11:01 GMT

    Mohit Sharma and Ishwar Pandey would have been better choices than Vinay Kumar and Mohammed Shami.

  • NIKSTERROR on September 30, 2013, 11:00 GMT

    Ambati Rayudu over Rahane ,Manoj Tiwari and Karthik ? Seriously ? If we are looking for World Cup prospect in Australia then Umesh Yadav was perfect option , he is fast and lethal who can bowl slow yorkers and bouncers at any time

  • paapam on September 30, 2013, 10:51 GMT

    Ambati Rayadu? In what position?! This is the Indian team guys not Mumbai Indians. Menaria deserved a go.

  • on September 30, 2013, 10:50 GMT

    why umesh yadav is not pick...he is fastest indian bowler and perform good in champions trophy as well ...he provide variation in indian bowling line up in pace department though he is not playing cricket till 2 month..but he should be picked.

  • Jda123 on September 30, 2013, 10:49 GMT

    He deserved a return, he has been playing excellent

  • KARNAWAT33 on September 30, 2013, 10:47 GMT

    What about Abhishek Nayar!!? He has been consistent and has been in good form in both shorter formats of the game, BOTH with the bat and ball! Yuvraj's selection is justified, Raydu is a good second glove man but DK shouldn't have been replaced. And JAIDEV UNADKAT!! Are we seriously talking cricket here?

  • on September 30, 2013, 10:43 GMT

    I think that the selector should give chance to zaheer and munaf instead of Vinay and jaydev

  • on September 30, 2013, 10:40 GMT

    why no body is talking about rohit sharma... what has he done in zimbabawe and west indies..? few 40s and 50s at snail's pace...comm'on.. one has to accept that he is the luckiest guy of indian cricket.

  • on September 30, 2013, 10:34 GMT

    welcomr back yuviiiiiiiiiiiiiii

  • thecricketcritic on September 30, 2013, 10:33 GMT

    Why the selectors are persisting with Vinay Kumar is a mystery, especially when India's best fast bowling prospect in recent years Umesh Yadav is dropped.... I guess India is sticking to our tradition of discouraging the bowlers to bowl fast and making mediocre medium pacers out of good prospects just like the way we did to Irfan,Ishant,Munaf etc... No wonder this country fails to produce a good quality pace bowler. With this kind of approach we would be looking at Ravindra Jadeja to lead our bowling attack in the 2015 world cup!!!Hope that Rayudu at least gets a game against the Aussies........

  • on September 30, 2013, 10:32 GMT

    India squad well picked no doubt in that but personal view paul samson should be picked he played really well.

  • thecricketcritic on September 30, 2013, 10:29 GMT

    Why the selectors are persisting with Vinay Kumar is a mystery, especially when India's best fast bowling prospect in recent years Umesh Yadav is dropped.... I guess India is sticking to our tradition of discouraging the bowlers to bowl fast and making mediocre medium pacers out of good prospects just like the way we did to Irfan,Ishant,Munaf etc... No wonder this country fails to produce a good quality pace bowler. With this kind of approach we would be looking at Ravindra Jadeja to lead our bowling attack in the 2015 world cup!!!Hope that Rayudu at least gets a game against the Aussies........

  • anand_ on September 30, 2013, 10:28 GMT

    Yet again Karthik is dropped without any reason both the selection committee and the team management only try to experiment with his spot. I still don't understand why he was sent in the lower order against Zimbawe after he did so well at the no.4 position in the champions trophy. Still don't understand on what basis is Vinay Kumar and Ambati Rayudu in the team. The guy scores a 50 against a Zimbawe side that to at the stikr rate of 60 and he is preferred over DK. Selecting Yuvraj is the only positive but that have overshadowed other selection goof ups.

  • swagatsawant on September 30, 2013, 10:25 GMT

    :P

    While All Have Been Raving About Yuvi And Booing Karthick's Exclusion, Can Somebody Please Explain- 'What Rohit- The Maagi- Sharma Is Doing There?'

  • on September 30, 2013, 10:25 GMT

    Pity poor Dinesh....For a moment during the Warm Up games ahead of the Champions trophy i thought there is one solid middle order batsmen to rotate the strike and often play a knock that will go unnoticed under the radar in most cases...Players like him with loads of skills and technique need to be given chances on a consistent basis in home conditions to prove what the already tried and tested seniors have been doing fairly well in sub continent conditions..Its not fair to sack him as he also plays the role of a Stand By Keeper....Yuvi Deserves his place but not in place of Karthik for sure

  • DhairyBoghani on September 30, 2013, 10:25 GMT

    Noone is talking about this players who are perfoming good but their sun set before rise. We know raina,dhoni,kohli,dhavan,aswin,kumar,jadeja are good at Indian pitches & vinay,shami have not anything to peform at highest lavel. So why don't u give chance to some of these players named below: Poojara(played only 2 ODIs) M Sharma(played only 2 ODIs) P patel(out of team for 2 years) M tivari(out of team for 2years) S tivari(out of team for 3 years) juneja(till to debue) maneria(till to debue) binny(till to debue) nayar(till to debue) Bhatiya(till to debue) rasool(till to debue) Rahul sharma(played only ODI) dinda(out of team for 1 year) awana(played only 2 T20s) samson(till to debue) zol(till to debue) chand(till to debue)

  • abyrao on September 30, 2013, 10:23 GMT

    Hard on Karthik but Yuvraj deserved to be back, god bless him to be fit and represent India. Rahane should had been there to open with Dhawan, rohit for sure will struggle against Johnson, Mckay & Co. Why Vinay Kumar? Otherwise good selection. Sanju Samson and U Chand should also figure in the squad for reminder of ODIs to groom them for the future.

  • on September 30, 2013, 10:16 GMT

    i Dont Understand the omission oof Mohit Sharma..what did he do wrong,besides he was the Man of the Match in th Zimbawe ODI.

  • heavenshere on September 30, 2013, 10:14 GMT

    Regarding the UV over DK pick, it was a pretty sensible decision as there aren't many yuvis in india as there are karthiks. The best one day bowling line up should be bhuvneshwar, unadkat, mohammed shami, jadeja, ashwin... looks the best of what we have. The openers have done enough to be given a long run for 2015WC.

  • on September 30, 2013, 10:11 GMT

    why every one is creaming for karthik..?,,, selection is simply based on form .. yes he done well in CT- warmup matches.. after that you can check his avg and strike rate to very poor

  • Naresh28 on September 30, 2013, 10:10 GMT

    @blade runner and hhillbumper - two biggest critics of Indian team. Yuvi won us the world cup. For months you guys have been proved wrong. We won the CT in England. In ODI's we are the tops. ICC stats speak for themselves and the trophies by team India also. Rather you guys should waste your time commenting on your own team.

  • on September 30, 2013, 10:03 GMT

    very poor selection. mohit and umesh shld have been in place of vinay and unedkat/ishant. why on earth was karthik dropped.?? assuming yuvi is a good odi player and an allrounder, what is ambati rayudu doing in the team? extremely unfair to karthick.

  • sachinisawesome on September 30, 2013, 10:03 GMT

    @ Blade-Runner I beg to differ he is a quality player and has always performed in big tournaments and when he is in Indian batting line up it looks really scary. I agree that if Yuvi wants to stay in the team he will have to perform consistently. Its Indian team not sri lankan team where you can be in the team for years without performing. India has alot of talented batsmen coming up unlike some other teams who are struggling to find a single talented batsman. Such is the state of some other teams that one player gets emerging player of the year twice in two years. I hope he performs on International scene again and becomes nightmare for other teams.

  • JustAnObservation on September 30, 2013, 10:01 GMT

    @usernames. Ishant has picked 31 wickets in the last 20 ODI matches @ 28.2. Thats good?

    The less said about his Test exploits, the better.

    We have seen Zaheer being dropped in the past just for a single bad series.

  • Haleos on September 30, 2013, 9:56 GMT

    Glad to see the back of Vijayi. Hope he stays with TN and CSK and not selected for India.

  • Blade-Runner on September 30, 2013, 9:51 GMT

    @ AK_25 ; Dude, its a well known fact that UV is weak against short balls, specially the ones aimed at his rib cage ,just like Raina. Go n read something or do some research. Then you'll see if i'm telling the truth or not. It won't be easy to get a good bounce on your flat tracks. But Aussies will bend their backs n hit the deck hard to exploit your batsmen's weaknesses.

  • on September 30, 2013, 9:49 GMT

    king of T20 is back

  • on September 30, 2013, 9:48 GMT

    The final nail in the coffin for CA is now just around the CORNER

  • drpramit on September 30, 2013, 9:48 GMT

    t20 squad - rohit dhawan kohli yuvi raina dhoni jadeja ashwin vinay bhubneswar ishant/sami odi - unadkat instead of ishant rest same

  • SamRoy on September 30, 2013, 9:47 GMT

    Umesh Yadav may give a lot of runs but often bowls unplayable deliveries. Ishant only bowls rubbish and less rubbish deliveries. Yet this selection panel thinks Umesh is not fit for ODIs and Ishant is! Personally would have preferred Bhuvi, Umesh, Mohit as the 3 main pacers and Jadeja, Ashwin and Mishra as the 3 main spinners. Hope Mishra gets a couple of games ahead of Ashwin just as a surprise element. If Bhuvi is injured the bowler who will play are Vinay, Ishant and Jaydev. They will be canon fodder for any international batting line up.

  • hhillbumper on September 30, 2013, 9:45 GMT

    Yuvraj.Easy to bowl against.Go short to him as he has no heart with a bat in his band.Brave as anything off the field having gone through what he has but just bounce him and he turns into a rabbit

  • Rik_Renegades on September 30, 2013, 9:44 GMT

    Good Choice by the selectors .But Vinay Kumar should be dropped.Rayudu is elected but i don't think he will feature in any of the matches, he will just warm the benches like manoj tiwary or ajinkya rahane.Why Parvez Rasool has been dropped without playing a match is still a mystery?? otherwise the team looks solid and we are going to witness yet another whitewash of australia.

  • Ibrarhunzai on September 30, 2013, 9:40 GMT

    Love to see him back. He is the most stylish batsman in India currently.

  • chaituchb on September 30, 2013, 9:38 GMT

    Cant understand why mohit sharma was dropped after his performance .He was decent enough to be in the side in place of either unadkat or vinay

  • RajeshNaik on September 30, 2013, 9:35 GMT

    People cringing about Vinay Kumar's selection should know some basic facts. Selection is not always on performance. Attitude, discipline, hard work, commitment, work ethic, team man thoughts all come into play. Vinay Kumar has loads of all the above facts. I agree that he is a little low in the in the economy part which is high, but he gets wickets, bowls very well in the beginning and power play. But the other factors - he does not misfield, does not drop a catch, does not hesitate to dive around, happy to warm the bench and wait for his chance, scores some runs and other factors that I listed above - are so strong it becomes impossible to neglect him. That is why Duncan and Dhoni want him in the team. If he were to lose his place then it would be only because him performing awfully OR some one else is making it impossible to not to select him anymore. Credit should go to Vinay Kumar that despite his limitations he has managed to hold his own.

  • Rodc on September 30, 2013, 9:30 GMT

    vinay kumar why him lets try D kulkarni or I pandey,and where is rahane?

  • on September 30, 2013, 9:30 GMT

    Dinesh Karthik fans need to watch his play in CLT20 being played now. He had given non stop chances, was responsible for 2 defeats in A tour Tri-nations from winning position & couldn't score few winning runs (blocked many deliveries). He scored 19 balls 13 & 11 balls 2 in two innings played by MI in CLT20. He deserves his fate. Pujara missed because of same reason and nothing surprise about his omission. Irfan & Tiwari are injured. Nehra, Sehwag, Gambhir, Uthappa are well placed in history. Vijay is out of form. Rohit critics are using bad perceptional theories here may be because of not keen follower of cricket. Rasool couldn't make it because of already 3 spinners in squad. Vinay & Mishra should be asked to go to France for good work on fitness.

  • on September 30, 2013, 9:30 GMT

    He is a champion. India got 2 world cups recently because of Yuvraj

  • usernames on September 30, 2013, 9:29 GMT

    @JustAnObservation: Yes, anyone can. I know it's glamorous to bash Ishant Sharma around here, and he's terrible most of the time, but if you raise the question of statistics, they paint a different picture altogether. From the time he came back to the ODI team, he has picked up 30 wickets in 18 matches at 25.50 per wicket. That's not bad at all.

    He's erratic, yes, but perceptions over facts is all I see here. He's done fairly well and it's only fair that he continues for now.

  • SamRoy on September 30, 2013, 9:29 GMT

    Shami Ahmed isn't good enough for ODIs or T20s. Keep him and Ishwar for tests. They proved their worth in tests vs SA 'A' team in SA. Ishant is no good for any format. Drop him for two years. Vinay can play ODIs nothing else.

  • on September 30, 2013, 9:28 GMT

    Ishant Sharma? ?? and no Umesh? ? that's the support talent gets for bowling quick. no wonder. dibbly dobblies it is for India forever.

  • chaituaddanki on September 30, 2013, 9:26 GMT

    Yuvi Yuvi Yuvi...!!!Gr8 to see you again in squad..Selectors made the right choice by picking the elegant left hander in middle order..!!Take a bow yuvi...!!!

  • Venkiwaran on September 30, 2013, 9:25 GMT

    What more DK has to do to be a regular in the team. He perhaps is the most technically sound batsman to play fast bowling, apart from Kholi. If his failure in Zimbabwe is being compared to Rayudu's success there, it is pathetic. He had a good Champions Cup and came up with a good knock when it mattered. How can you expect a batsman to perform when he knows that he is being watched closely and that his first bad innings will be held against him to be thrown out? I guess DK has had the worst deal in Indian cricket in the last few years. Such good talent is being repeatedly wasted.

  • AK_25 on September 30, 2013, 9:23 GMT

    @Blade-Runner...well i knw dat u always want to find faults in indian players dat ok....bt " Given the fact that he is vulnerable against short pitched deliveries"....i thnk u havnt seen yuvi dat much or as a habit u always want to make fun of urself by cricket fans....he is one the best player of pull or hook shot....just go n watch on youtube u ll get ur ans....

  • on September 30, 2013, 9:21 GMT

    Retaining Vinay Kumar is not a wise decession.. he might be a wicket taker but i thinks is happening only in the death overs when batsmen goes for huge hit....i dont think he can give early break through's....still his economy rate is higher than Umesh....So Umesh is the better choice than Vinay....

  • KUL on September 30, 2013, 9:20 GMT

    What an Headline that too someone so special Yuvi.Such headline motivates anyone who wants to fight back in his sporting career.What a fight back from Yuvi.He deserves this after so much struggle he had to go through after winning world cup for India.I just hope that he can be as fit as any yougster in side.In fact he can get some tip's from Hritik Roshan's bady revamp in Krish-3.Feel sorry about Dinesh KArthik as he is much btter player than Rohit Sharma is.In fact Karthik can be at least in the side no matter if he doesn't get into playing 11 but dropping him means he will loose confidence and that's what is happening with him in Current Champion's League.Bowling still miss Umesh Yadav.DOn't know why SHami is such a big hype.Mohit should be in as Dhoni knows how to use him.all in all very great nes for Yuvi but fingers crossed that he will prove his selection.All the Best Team India!

  • Kushalagr007 on September 30, 2013, 9:16 GMT

    I think overall its a good selection, some people will have few points to say according to their own liking but one point that nobody has raised is why the same team selected for both ODIs & T20? While this might be a good ODI Team,Jadeja & Vinay Kumar should not be selected for T20s as they their bowling is very costly in T20s instead Uthappa & Nayar should be selected for their explosive batting in T20s and bowling will be shared by Bhuvi, Ishant, Unadkat, Ashwin,Mishra, yuvi & Raina. As for ODIs Rahane should have selected in place of Rayudu & we dont need 5 seamers in India, Vinay & Shami should have been playing Duleep trophy and Mohit should have been the backup seamer for ODIs also Nayar should have been given a chance as an allrounder.

  • on September 30, 2013, 9:15 GMT

    Its disheartening to see a talented player like Karthik is not being given a chance. An absolutely shocking decision. If we keep in mind 2015 World Cup then keeping him out of the picture is next to impossible. Remember the match winning knock played by him in the finals of tri-series in South Africa against Australia 'A in which most of batsmen including Rayudu failed to deliver. Moreover series in West Indies is not sufficient to prefer Rayudu over Karthik. As far as Yuvi is concerned he is in good form and indubitably should be in squad for the home series although he is also susceptible to get out early against fast bowlers pitching bowl outside off.

  • nayonika on September 30, 2013, 9:14 GMT

    Yuvi needs to be in the team for his all-round proficiency plus his match winning capability. We don't know if he will hold good till the next world cup but he is certainly good right now. Good luck to him and the rest of the team.

  • sramesh_74 on September 30, 2013, 9:11 GMT

    But for a couple of erroneous picks, there is not much to debate about with respect to the team composition. I feel the selectors have missed a trick keeping the long range plan in mind. It would have been a good idea to pick a couple of youngsters like Vijay Zol and have them work and travel with the squad. It would have been a huge learning experience for these youngsters. One can learn a lot just by watching the established players go about their business.

  • ssenthil on September 30, 2013, 9:09 GMT

    I think with Yuvi back in the squad he will also feature in the XI so there won't be any room for DK anyway even if he selected. M Vijay sacked on performance and A Rahane doesn't inspire as well and he was picked for the wrong formats. I believe A Mukund should be the reserve opener in ODI and he was also given chance in wrong format. Pujara will be considered unlucky not to feature in the squad despite playing well in list A. But I don't believe A Rayadu selected on merit and leaving out Mohit and selecting Vinay also confusing one. If Y Uadav sacked for higher E Rate then why not Vinay Kumar as well? I think A Mukund for Rayadu and Mohit for Vinay would make this as a perfect selection.

  • kishore3065 on September 30, 2013, 9:07 GMT

    11 Players for 3 OD's : 1.Shikhar Dhawan, 2.Rohit Sharma(Better results,replace Rohit Sharma with Gambhir) 3.Virat Kohli, 4.Suresh Raina, 5.Yuvraj Singh, 6.M S Dhoni (c/wk), 7.Ravindra Jadeja, 8.Ravichandran Ashwin, 9.Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 10.Ishant Sharma, 11.Jaydev Unadkat

  • Blade-Runner on September 30, 2013, 9:06 GMT

    I think that UV's comeback won't last long. Given the fact that he is vulnerable against short pitched deliveries, He will find it really difficult to withstand against Aussie quicks. He is getting old and physically unfit. So his time is long gone.

  • RajeshNaik on September 30, 2013, 9:06 GMT

    There was a preview article on this selection in Cricinfo, which claimed that Mohith Sharma is likely to retain his place at the cost of Vinay Kumar, as coaches are impressed with his attitude and performance. Once the team is announced, I am not able to find that article. Was that PR in favour of Mohith? Cricinfo should do well to remember that Vinay Kumar keeps getting selected because of attitude, commitment, work ethic and lastly performance. If it was PR effort from Cricinfo, then it was a bad one.

  • on September 30, 2013, 9:04 GMT

    MS, Dhawan, Rohit, Virati, Yuvraj, Raina, Jadeja, Ashwin, Bhuvnesh & Unadkat are the certainty of playing IND 11. Rayudu is selected as reserve batsman may be because of promising. Vinay & Mishra are lucky to be selected just because of their bad fitness. If Yuvraj can do on fitness, why not these guys do focus on reducing their weight? They shouldn't be in team though Mishra has some skills. Mohit Sharma must be in place of M. Shami, Vinay or Ishant. Vinay & Ishant must be rested coz they don't deserve place in IND TEAM as there are many good options available now. Overall team is composed of 6 batsmen, 1 WK, 5 medium fast & 3 spinners. It looks good combination. Mohit & I. Pandey must be in the team on merit in place of Vinay & Ishant. The later two are too wayward in their skills.

    Dk, Vijay & Pujara scripted their exit by own hands. Uthappa is no good than these. It's all over for Gambhir, Sehwag.

  • RajeshNaik on September 30, 2013, 8:59 GMT

    Good job by selectors. Mohith may come back for the last 4 matches as he deserves a place. Dinesh Kartik need not be shown any sympathy. He failed to make good use of his second coming and Yuvaraj's strong show combined with Rayudu's good performance made it difficult to retain him.

  • on September 30, 2013, 8:57 GMT

    Sad for Dinesh Karthik :( ...

  • Capricorn60 on September 30, 2013, 8:55 GMT

    Great to see Yuvi back - still marvel at his past heroics in winning us the T20 & ODI World Cups!!! Not being simply nostalgic as he clearly is a classy match-winner & still has a lot to offer to the Indian team in the shorter formats of the game. Hopefully his bowling will pick up too again the more match practice he gets.

  • on September 30, 2013, 8:55 GMT

    Indian selectors have selected Rohit sharma as a opener but I don't think it is good move because we know how he plays on seaming and bouncy pitches.India need a specialist opener.So it better to give a chance to a opener on Indian pitches and if they perform then they will get experience and they can be selected for foreign tours.Abhinav mukund,pujara,rahane are the options as an opener and they have good technique too.

  • on September 30, 2013, 8:55 GMT

    mishra is way better than ashwin..he shud be first choice in odis

  • on September 30, 2013, 8:52 GMT

    gud selection overall..yadav shud play tests only ..perhaps mohit sharma for ishant sharma coz no way he is going to trouble aussies with bounce..no place for vinay kumar too..my eleven;dhawan,rohit,kohli,yuvi,dhoni,raina,jadeja,mishra,bhuvi,shami,unadkat..3 seamers,mishra,all rounder jadeja,2 part-timers yuvi nd raina

  • on September 30, 2013, 8:52 GMT

    yadav need to be there in place vinay kumar

  • KUTEPRASAD on September 30, 2013, 8:51 GMT

    I still cant understand why rohit sharma is included again & again&again&again&again..................cont. pujara is far better batsman. in bowling too ishant sharma is very ordinary along with shami&vinay kumar.Get rid of these sharma's

  • siddharthiiti on September 30, 2013, 8:50 GMT

    mohit and umesh should have been in the squad instead of vinay and irfan. umesh provides provides wickets at crucial stages of the match with his pace bowling, don't know why he was dropped ?

  • Naresh28 on September 30, 2013, 8:49 GMT

    I am opposed to seeing bowlers like Vinay, Unadkat and Mohammed Sami. We have Pandey, Sandeep Sharma and Mohit who have done well recently. But lets face it India always struggles to find the best pace/seam bowlers. With spinners/batsman its much easier. Lets hope Zaks can make a comeback like Yuvi has done.

  • ujwal21 on September 30, 2013, 8:48 GMT

    good selection but disappointed to see Vinay retaining his spot. Mohit in place shami and Binny in place of Vinay might have been a brave call Myplaying11 for odiShikar,Rohit,Virat(VC)ina,Jadeja,Dhoni(C)uvi,Jaydev,Ishanth,Ashwin. For T20,Ambati in place of Dhoni while Kholi Captaining the side.

  • shinewindies on September 30, 2013, 8:47 GMT

    A good squad except Vinay kumar given the chance over yadav and mohit. He must have done a lot for the poor in his previous life.

  • RogerC on September 30, 2013, 8:47 GMT

    India won the tough Champions Trophy with Dinesh Karthik as a star performer. Now he's out based on Zimbabwe tour performance. On the other hand guys like Rohit Sharma and Raina stay in the team forever with insipid performances. On Umesh Yadav, he is the only Indian fast bowler of any quality. On what basis he got kicked out of the team?

  • on September 30, 2013, 8:46 GMT

    Why no one is speaking about Sehwag????

  • on September 30, 2013, 8:42 GMT

    Lets keep WC 2015 in mind which will be played in Australia and New Zealand, India need to strengthen bench strength for fast bowlers. If we look at the options India has Bhuvi and Ishant as front runners for all the three formats. After these two we have Shami, Unadkat and Vinay Kumar. We need to also preserve Praveen Kumar and Zaheer in case their services are required. Sandeep Sharma from U-19 looked a good prospect, so was Ishwar Pandey, Mohit Sharma and Dhaval Kulkarni. Still Umesh and Varun Aron remains the only option with speed in their armory. Out of this we have to have 5 bowlers ready for WC2015. Munaf, Nehra and RP Singh for me are not in picture at the movement.

  • on September 30, 2013, 8:39 GMT

    yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee UV is Back its a good sign for team india...........!!!! heys gonna rock the australian team with his performance.......!!!! UV all the Best

  • gaurang12345 on September 30, 2013, 8:38 GMT

    Dinesh Karthik did nothing wrong...rayadu shoudn't be in. Karthik definetly! and mohit or vinay ahead of shami, umesh being drop is smart move...

  • on September 30, 2013, 8:37 GMT

    @naasari & many rohit bashers, one things for sure- its the venom u spill against him is working in his favour. some of u comenting he's a slow run-getter, few of u commenting he's absurd batsmen etc. Seems u guys either dont understand cricket or watch some other sport mistaking it for cricket. take a break, this guy is the future face of indian cricket.

  • sachinisawesome on September 30, 2013, 8:36 GMT

    @ Peter_Jones2012 Arn't spinners also bowlers and they also need sporting wickets. But they never get any help from your pitches so how is that Sporting? For you idea of a sporting wicket is where your fast bowlers can get helpful conditions but if they are good fast bowlers then conditions wouldn't matter. That is the reason I regard Wasim and Waqar highly coz they played most of their cricket in sub continent but were still lethal. If a batsman should be tested under unfavourable conditions then bowlers should also be tested in unfavourable conditions. I don't know why is it so hard for you to understand.

  • on September 30, 2013, 8:32 GMT

    Do we need 8 bowlers (including Sir RJ) - poor selection.. DK deserves a place in the current ODI Team. But I'm happy that 1) Yuvi is back, 2) Murali Vijay has been dropped and 3) the above squad is not for the entire series. Anyways a failure with the bat or ball will boost the chance of a come back for some notable omissions Rahane, Umesh Yadav and DK. It would be tough for Mishra to get a chance in the playing XI which ll feature the likes of Ashwin, SIR RJ and Yuvi as spinners and as long as Ishanth gets the lucky break through despite his high Economy, he will continue to partner Bhuvi. Also, a litmus test for Rohit Sharma as an opener ....... Gauti and Viru would be watching that in a close angle !!!!

  • Iceman29 on September 30, 2013, 8:30 GMT

    So the club level Bowler Vinay kumar is still been given chances ahead of Mohit Sharma....what kind of Bowler is vinay Kumar? has he been given enough chances...its because of guys like these Mohit and other good players careers are getting wasted...

  • on September 30, 2013, 8:28 GMT

    Yuvi makes a comeback into limited overs squad as expected but tough luck for karthik. but this surely is not end of road for anyone as comeback of yuvi proves.Its good that a msg has been put across to everybody that nothing is forever. so keep working hard. good that rayudu was retained. he deserves it. Well the bowling looks ok, not best but these benign home conditions should help them & also aussies weakness against spin. Overall there will b few changes as v draw closer to 2015 WC.

  • drpramit on September 30, 2013, 8:27 GMT

    t20 squad - rohit dhawan kohli yuvi raina dhoni jadeja ashwin vinay bhubneswar ishant/sami odi - unadkat instead of ishant rest same

  • on September 30, 2013, 8:25 GMT

    Yuvraj will be a great asset for India but Karthick did no harm to lose his place. It is surprising to see the selectors have kept Rayudu in and Karthick out. It is also surprising to see Mohit got an axe and the selectors have kept Vinay Kumar. Umesh Yadav should have been given another chance.

  • on September 30, 2013, 8:25 GMT

    I feel Ambati Rayudu selection is over rated..should have gone with Dinesh Karthik ,he is talented and good wk too..lets see Rayudu's chances..Yuvi has to prove now again since its against Aussies which they are formiddable side and yuvi is not like some body like Amabati rayudu ,..he is almost like Dhoni like a match winner..so he has to justify his selection and we all wants a very matured innings from him..rest all ok..good selection..Vijay om-mission is as expected and could have called for Gautham gamphir ...bowling still should have included Ojaha,such a superb bowler and or otherwise ashwin and misra they are doing their jobs..fast bowling dept why vinay kumar?should have gone with Mohith sharma..rest all ok

  • simpleadmin on September 30, 2013, 8:22 GMT

    overall good selection,,,but selectors did one mistake in selecting vinay kumar as he bowls horribly in death,even though he can bowl yorkers,he goes for slower ones and short pitch,,,selectors have thought good lesson to dinesh karthik(who shows interest only on ipl) here i am shocked by few people who r still questioning raina's place and also some of them want sehwag,uttappa and gambhir in odi squad(that too gambhir captain in tests and dhoni getting dropped frm tests,shikar being benched @patrick chettiar),sehwag,gambhir,uthappa,karthik dont deserve place in A side as well becoz of their attitude and poor work ethics,,those who still want these 4 players ,i suggest them to get their minds checked..

  • Sachit1979 on September 30, 2013, 8:22 GMT

    Very very unfortunate for Karthik and Pujara.

  • on September 30, 2013, 8:20 GMT

    Where is Ashish Nehra, the Allrounder?

  • on September 30, 2013, 8:19 GMT

    why picked shami? he is a very ordinary bowler.there is nothing in his arsenal. very disappointed not to see yadav, best talent in fast bowling. sorry to say but unadkat and sami don't deserve a place.

  • drrao.nit on September 30, 2013, 8:18 GMT

    I think selection panel has forgot Mohit sharma who has given best performance in his debut match. Mohit is better than shami

  • on September 30, 2013, 8:16 GMT

    Feeling sad for dinesh karthik. He scored runs and more importantly created good partnerships through the champions league and west indies tour. Coming at number 4 he did what it is supposed to be done. I dont know if yuvraj is coming for his bowling abilities as another attribute. With ravindra jadeja doing so well i wonder how many overs dhoni will get from him.... Bad luck karthik want to see you seen in the mix :)

  • JustAnObservation on September 30, 2013, 8:15 GMT

    It seems everyone in India can be dropped for non-performance, whether it be Sehwag, Zaheer, Gambhir, Yuvi, Bhajii, Raina, Umesh, etc, except Ishant.

    It seems that whenever the selectors sit down to select the team for either Tests or ODIs or T20s, his name is written immediately after Dhoni.

    Have the selectors ever bothered to check his performance in the past two years? Anyone here can just click on Players Statistics on this website and check his performance (or rather non-performance).

    Can anyone here justify his selection based on performance?

  • on September 30, 2013, 8:12 GMT

    The world cup will be in Australia, so got to keep yadav in the side. He is a young bowler, deserves more chances. Karthik would be livid. Best wicket keeper batsman after Dhoni. Maybe he will be replaced by Yuvi in the playing 11 but shouldn't have been dropped from the squad.

  • on September 30, 2013, 8:11 GMT

    The world cup will be in Australia, so got to keep yadav in the side. He is a young bowler, deserves more chances. Karthik would be livid. Best wicket keeper batsman after Dhoni. Maybe he will be replaced by Yuvi in the playing 11 but shouldn't have been dropped from the squad.

  • on September 30, 2013, 8:07 GMT

    Leaving Mohit Shrama out of the ODI series, after his exploits in limited over cricket, is a crime.Vinay Kumar will fail once again for sure.

  • sweetspot on September 30, 2013, 8:05 GMT

    Four lefties batting in the playing 11 is great! Real headache for inexperienced opposition bowlers. Dhoni will exploit this to the hilt. And all four are six hitters. Sandwiched between them are Rohit, Kohli, and Dhoni? This is a dream batting line up, that can potentially bowl 20 overs amongst them as well, which leaves Ashwin as the only other automatic selection. Three other spots for 3 seamers or 2 seamers + 1 spinner. Sadly Mishra may miss out as Jaddu and Yuvi spin the same direction. Dhoni has all the options except a seam bowling all rounder. It's getting pretty solid.

  • QingdaoXI on September 30, 2013, 8:04 GMT

    So players like Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh Kartik, Umesh Yadav and Mohit Sharma should be added to India A squad to Play vs West Indies. SO India A will look strong enough Gambhir, Sehwag, Pujara, Rahane/Bawane, Juneja, Nayar, Kartik, Rasool, Ojha/Nadeem, Umesh, Zaheer

  • Haleos on September 30, 2013, 8:03 GMT

    @Vanirudh and other karthik fans - Pujara in place of Rayudu is fair. Karthik hardly does anything worthwhile lately. He started off well with the comeback but then Vijayi bug bite him. If dhoni is in the team Karthik needs to stay out. He does not warrant a place as specialist batsman. Even for a wicketkeeper, parthiv is way better than him and is a left hander to boost.

  • DhairyBoghani on September 30, 2013, 8:02 GMT

    In this team I hardly see death bowling bowler. Jaydev done some well against zim but vs 'zim'. If we want to win world cup 2015 we need death bowling bowler & one fast bowling allrounder. If Irfan is not fit we can try nayar,binny,bhatiya who are good at domestic lavel & need a chance given. hope they will find this two place. another fact is that raina/yuvaraj not good at chase 300+ score. So we will have to find lineup that don't let us down while chasing.(like wc 2003 final).

  • Haleos on September 30, 2013, 8:00 GMT

    @ Peter_Jones2012 - agree that we should prepare sporting pitches. But saying that flat tracks help only our players is not fair. Who has stopped your batsman from playing well on the same itches. Wait. They cant play spin. Got it. So your idea of a sporting pitch is where the pitch offers help for fast bowlers which your batsman are comfortable with and which negates the spin. Great.

  • Sharath274 on September 30, 2013, 8:00 GMT

    Team looks quite well balanced with a nice blend. Karthik may be a bit upset, but i think it was a toss-up betwen him and Rayudu. An inform and fit yuvraj is any day better than both of them.Rayudu also would have lost out to Rahane but for his wk abilities.Spin dept was on expected lines.Only question mark is concerning the pace dept if 5 of them were needed or if it wud have been better to go in with 4 and an all rounder like Nayar or Rishi Dhawan.Also the decision to drop Umesh seems to be reasonable as he has proved way too expensive as the stats suggest. Its better to go with him in tests. Also Vinay Kumar wud have got the nod ahead of Mohit due to his batting skills.

  • anver777 on September 30, 2013, 7:59 GMT

    Good to see YUVI is back for IND & also good for WORLD CRICKET !!!!!! he's a real crowd puller & most of his fans were missing him recently....

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:58 GMT

    How many times this Nohit sharma given chances for making that tortoise paced 50 occasionally otherwise on one digit. Thought Robin Uthappa would replace him. Rest of the squad is fine may be Mohit replacing Mohammed Shami

  • Aaranya on September 30, 2013, 7:58 GMT

    Barring Vinay Kumar and Mohammed Sami, the rest are fine.

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:58 GMT

    In nowadays, my best ODI team- Dhawan Rohit Kohli Yuvraj Raina Dhoni Rayudu Ashwin Bhuvi Ishanth Unadkat Jadeja Mishra Mohit Vinay. My Test team- Dhawan Sehwag Pujara Sachin Kohli Raina Dhoni Ashwin Bhuvi Zaheer Umesh Ojha Jadeja Ishanth Rohit. My T20 team- Dhawan Rohit Kohli Yuvraj Raina Dhoni Jadeja Ashwin Bhuvi Ishanth Mohit Samson Unadkat Vinay Rayudu.

  • MAYURESHmagic on September 30, 2013, 7:57 GMT

    i don't see, unadkat and vinay will get a game in odis. unadkat will play t20 instead of shami but in odis it will be different. Jadeja have to face comp. with yuvraj and rayudu because india will have two left hander all-rounders and jadeja is not as capable as rayudu or yuvraj to play big innings.

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:57 GMT

    Fast bowling:Mohit & umesh should be in team. Batting wise excellent team. Yuvi is back...Match winning combination of batting order.... fast bowling is a little weak. Lets hope "Men in Blue" Rockzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:56 GMT

    it is hard on Dinesh Karthik such a talented batsman to miss out. I would have picked up Mohit in the place of Shami / Jaydev / Vinay Kumar. It is hard to understand why Vinay Kumar gets a chance often. Batting order looks rock solid. Yuvraj, Jadeja and Raina can bowl. Overall a very fair job by the selection panel.

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:52 GMT

    well the champion is back..

  • Vanirudh on September 30, 2013, 7:51 GMT

    I feel Dinesh deserves one more chance...may be in place of rayudu....

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:50 GMT

    Yuvi now that he is selected has to show good form and maintain it, if he has to be in 2015 world cup. Not to forget yuvi also gives bowling option. Mohit sharma could have been selected ahead of shami, otherwise a good job done by the selectors. Not at all surprised on the omission of dinesh karthik.

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:47 GMT

    I feel Yuvraj is one of a kind. It is not because of the number of runs he scores nor the number of wickets he takes but because of making a comeback after recovering from dangerous cancer at the age of just 30.

    Let's hope we can see the original Yuvraj now and don't see even a trace of cancer in him.

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:46 GMT

    I never understood the reason behind selection of Vinay Kumar,,, rather his stats are not so interesting as well. if looked on for a good allrounder I think Rajat Bhatia would been a choice as his performance was good in Challenger trophy...

  • DhairyBoghani on September 30, 2013, 7:46 GMT

    In this team I hardly see death bowling bowler. Jaydev done some well against zim but vs 'zim'. If we want to win world cup 2015 we need death bowling bowler & one fast bowling allrounder. If Irfan is not fit we can try nayar,binny,bhatiya who are good at domestic lavel & need a chance given. hope they will find this two place. another fact is that raina/yuvaraj not good at chase 300+ score. So we will have to find lineup that don't let us down while chasing.(like wc 2003 final).

  • imprashant on September 30, 2013, 7:45 GMT

    Now lean and fit Yuvraj is back in Team, lets see what is the performance and then fate of his friend, Zahir Khan. If he is also lean and fit, performance to even 90% of his capacity then India will be best side in any format.

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:44 GMT

    Three changes i would have made in team selection.. 1 Rohit Sharma<--->Virender Sehwag.. considering Australian pace attack.. 2. Vinay Kumar<--->Stuart Binny.. very handy swing bowler in Indian conditions and more than useful lower order batsmen.. 3. Ambati Rayudu<--->Sanju Samson.. for this recent form and exciting aspect for Indian cricket ofcourse..

  • Alexk400 on September 30, 2013, 7:44 GMT

    This is like a zonal pick. DK is million times better than rayudu any day of the year. So basically what it says is they picked few players from each zone. What it shows is that selectors are not planning and picking for future , more of keeping every one satisfied pick.

  • contactmnr on September 30, 2013, 7:43 GMT

    The ODI Team shikar Rayudu kohli Yuvi Raina MSD* Jadeja Ahswin bhuvi Ishanth Jaydev This is the best possbile playing eleven as per my view.

  • QingdaoXI on September 30, 2013, 7:43 GMT

    Aussies will hit Vinay, Shami, Unadkat and Ishant as a school boy's are bowling to them, this is the first bad team selection from this bunch of selectors, why on earth Umesh, Ajinkya and Mohit were left.

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:43 GMT

    While the rest of the players have more or less selected themselves, it continues to baffle as to how Vinay Kumar still finds a place in the Indian side. He doesn't have the pace to trouble batsmen at international level. Neither is he a prodigious mover f the ball like Bhuvanesh or Praveen Kumar. He is also not a pinch hitter at the international level. Someone like an Ishwar Pandey would have been a better choice.

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:42 GMT

    Again its matter of how selectors maintains morale of good consistent players. DK should have been there. I dont understand inclusion of Ambati as he will not be there in playing XI for sure,,,so he will work as waterboy. Why Raina is not dropped as he has not done anything impressive in last one year,,,,,,,,

    Please note Yuvi has done well against Indian bowlers and while DK has done well against other country's team,, thats big difference,,,,,,DK needs to prove himself again ,, so sad

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:41 GMT

    vijay uthappa rahane pujara dnesh karthik ashok maneria yusuf pathan pervez rasool mohit sharma umesh yadav piyush chawla

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:41 GMT

    Any one, remembering a match-winning bowling from Vinay Kuma??? I really don't know what edges him a head of some young promising fast bowlers???

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:40 GMT

    Ashwin, Amit Mishra, &Jadeja are certainly better than Rasool. So, that is a right decision.

    But, Mohit Sharma has proved to be better than Mohammed Shami. So, that is a wrong decision.

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:40 GMT

    Mohit sharma should have been selected over shami, and uv is back ,he also gives a bowling option.

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:38 GMT

    First of all, congratulations to Yuvraj Singh, the fighter! He deserved it!

    Coming to the selection, I think Mohit Sharma should have got a chance. Believe it or not, Indian's pace attack isn't looking great apart from Bhuvi. Mohit, like Bhuvi, is capable of taking early wickets. I think he should have added in place of either Vinay or Shami.

    Some batsmen could have been added as well like Abhishek Nayar based on his recent performances, and dropping Rahane was little harsh as well. I'd have prefered one of those in place of Rayudu, a talented player but hasn't done anything impressive lately. |

    My squad would have looked like this - (with playing XI in order)

    1. Shikhar Dhawan 2. Rohit Sharma 3. Virat Kohli 4. Yuvraj Singh 5. MS Dhoni (c & wk) 6. Suresh Raina 7. Ravindra Jadeja 8. Ravi Ashwin 9. Bhuveneshwar Kumar 10. Mohit Sharma 11. Amit Mishra/Ishant Sharma 13. Ajinkya Rahane 14. Shami Ahmed 15. Abhishek Nayar

  • DhairyBoghani on September 30, 2013, 7:38 GMT

    In this team I hardly see death bowling bowler. Jaydev done some well against zim but vs 'zim'. If we want to win world cup 2015 we need death bowling bowler & one fast bowling allrounder. If Irfan is not fit we can try nayar,binny,bhatiya who are good at domestic lavel & need a chance given. hope they will find this two place. another fact is that raina/yuvaraj not good at chase 300+ score. So we will have to find lineup that don't let us down while chasing.(like wc 2003 final).

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:38 GMT

    More over they should have included one batting all rounder who also can bowl in place of Amit Mishra since jadeja/ashwin/raina are already there.

  • naansari on September 30, 2013, 7:38 GMT

    Good to see Yuvi back in the team....but instead of Rohit Sharma either Rahane or Pujara should have been selected. RS is a Test player, he is not fit for ODI because he can't score runs quick as Sehwag or any other regular opener.

  • satishchandar on September 30, 2013, 7:37 GMT

    5 pacers and no backup opener? In fact, only one replacement batsman available in the squad.. Might have pted Rahane in for any of the pace bowlers except for Bhuvi..

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:37 GMT

    Near perfect selection. Only surprise inclusions I see is Vinay Kumar and M.Sami. I would have preferred Mohit Sharma instead of Vinay Kumar and Parvez Rasool instead of Sami. This would have made this team very strong both on paper and reality..

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:37 GMT

    DK & Mohit Sharma Shud Have picked Instead of Out of Form Sehwag & Vinaykumar , Remember Mohit Sharma is consistent and got Man of the Match award in Zimbabwe as far as Dinesh Karthik he talented but he is not getting consitent oppurtunity other than these two im Happy with the team Selection All the Best to team INDIA(Dhoni & co) Surely Lift the cup against Australia :)

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:36 GMT

    Why BCCI never gives a chance for much more younger cricketers..rather than picking the same old side..!! Well Dhoni plays his game.

  • satishchandar on September 30, 2013, 7:35 GMT

    @Pavan Choudhary : I would have agreed had Raina been picked for test squad.. But in ODIs he is our one of the best batsmen even if you chose to discount his marvellous fielding and his more than handy bowling..

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:34 GMT

    BCCI selected the good team and as expected. But they should have replaced Vinay Kumar with Mohit Sharma who is in good form.

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:33 GMT

    DK & Mohit Sharma Shud Have picked Instead of Out of Form Sehwag & Vinaykumar , Remember Mohit Sharma is consistent and got Man of the Match award in Zimbabwe as far as Dinesh Karthik he talented but he is not getting consitent oppurtunity other than these two im Happy with the team Selection All the Best to team INDIA(Dhoni & co) Surely Lift the cup against Australia :)

  • prasanna_79 on September 30, 2013, 7:33 GMT

    Its really amazing to see the names of ishant sharma & vinay kumar in d squads though they have repeatedly failed to perform when put under pressure..,I.e., whenever the batsmen go after them, then they wilt under the onslaught.. this has happened right through out their careers.. But still the selectors are gracious enough to give them chances continuously.. God only knows the reason behind these guys selections..

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:33 GMT

    i would have loved if vinay was replaced with mohit sharma...

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:33 GMT

    My ODI Team considering 2014WC in mind.. 1)Shikar 2)Rohit 3)Virat 4)Vuvi 5)Raina 6)Dhoni 7)Jadeja 8)Ashwin 9)Bhuvi 10)Umesh 11)Zak/Ishant

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:31 GMT

    Bring in Sehwag & Tendulkar as well request him to take back his retirement

  • cg.dhanasekar on September 30, 2013, 7:31 GMT

    Yuvraj is back...Thats the good move by selectors.. But mohit sharma should be in for vinay kumar..

    My playing 11 : 1.Dhawan,2.Rohit,3.Kohli,4.Yuvraj,5.Raina,6.Dhoni,7.Jadeja,8.Ashwin,9.Bhuvi,10.Shami,11.Ishant

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:31 GMT

    T20 Team 1. Virendar Sehwag 2. Robin Uthappa-(VC) 3. Yuvaraj Singh 4. Suresh Raina 5. Yusuf pathan 6. Ms Dhoni- © 7. Ravi Jadeja 8. Ashwin 9. Mohit sharma 10. Bhuvanesh kumar 11. Irfan pathan Substitute 12. Virat Kohli 13. Shikhar Dhawan 14. Unadkat 15. Rahul Sharma

    ODI Team

    1. Shikhar Dhawan 2. Gautam Gambhir 3. Robin Uthappa 4. Virat Kohli-(VC) 5. Yuvaraj Singh 6. Suresh Raina 7. Ms Dhoni-© 8. Ashwin 9. Irfan pathan 10. Bhuvanesh kumar 11. Unadkat

    Substitute 12. Murali Vijay 13. Ravi Jadeja 14. Manoj tiwary 15. Ajinkaye Rahane

    Test team 1. Gautam Gambhir© 2. Murali Vijay 3. Che Pujara 4. Rohit Sharma 5. Virat Kohli(VC) 6. S Badrinath 7. Dinesh Karthick 8. Amit Sharma 9. Ishant Sharma 10. Zaheer Khan 11. Unadkat Substitute 12. Shikh Dhawan 13. Ashwin 14. M Kaif 15. Virendar Sehwag

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:31 GMT

    instead of taking mahamood shami, taking mohit sharma is good choice for india team.

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:30 GMT

    MY X1 is MS Dhoni (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma,Jaydev Unadkat is best possible in this 15 mem squad i thnk its waste of selecting vinay kumar and Rohit sharma should maintain is form other wise left him and select other opener ie Ajinkya Rahane

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:29 GMT

    Rohit Sharma had a very bad series against zimbawe.so question is why again he is picked ahead of a consistent player Cheteswar Pujara. Vinay Kumar was not so impressive.Mohit Sharma should be picked i think. Happy to see Yuvraj Singh back in the squad. I think Umesh Yadav could have a better choice than Jyadev Unadkat. In the current team looking at the form I think Sikhar Dhawan is the best batsman,Bhubaneswar Kumar is the best bowler and Jadeja is the best allrounder in India for now.

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:28 GMT

    I Think Mohit Sharma Would have been a better option insted of vinay kumar !!!

  • Imoptimusprime007 on September 30, 2013, 7:28 GMT

    DK for Ambati... Mohit for Shami .. Ishant just got luxury of Umesh bad form .. But Vinay a big nooooooooooooooooooo..ZIM players were just toying him around without falling to him this shows his class..Vinay = Jus fit for IPL ...if these eliminations were made i see the same team will be flying to Aus for 2015 CWC...

  • winner2008 on September 30, 2013, 7:27 GMT

    Not a good Selection of fast bowlers :(, but not so bad Why did they omit Umesh after a brilliant champions trophy match against Australia? I am still not sure why Ishant sharma in team, is he a new lucky champ of dhoni? I hope he will be thrown out when Zaheer is back or when mohit get some experience.

    My team would be Openers: Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane(Rohit Sharma) Middle order: Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina All rounder: Ravindra Jadeja Spin: R Ashwin(Amit Mishra) Fast: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Mohit Sharma(Jaydev Unadkat)

  • jimbond on September 30, 2013, 7:27 GMT

    Yadav and Pujara miss out possibly on poor form, but I guess they will be certainties for the longer form of the game, especially if Yadav gets back to fitness. The playing 11 will be good but the extras seem to be gifted a place in the team. Guys like Vinay kumar may not have to play in the 11 as the match is in India and India may go in with three spinners (Jadeja, Ashwin and Mishra) or two spinners and part timers like Yuvraj, Sharma and Raina. I would expect only two pacemen to play- Bhuneswar kumar is a certainty, the other could be either Shami or Ishant. Rayudu and Unadkat too are unlikely to get any game.

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:27 GMT

    Some people are amusing. I remember during the Champions Trophy and the Tri Series, were saying Yuvraj instead of Karthik. Now that we have it, they question where is Karthik? We can't have everyone. Yuvraj has proved himself and deserves to be in the team. And regarding Umesh, I have a feeling selectors are looking at him as a test bowler more than an ODI bowler. Mohit needs to wait, will get his chances. Kohli, Yuvraj, Dhoni, Raina. what a middle order that is !!

  • sony_sr on September 30, 2013, 7:26 GMT

    Selecting vinay kumar ahead of mohit sharma defies logic.

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:25 GMT

    I'm not at all impressed with the selection, what Vinay, Shami, Jaydev and Rayudu is doing in the team. On what performances they had been selected. What about Umesh Yadav, the only Raw pacer in indian team. I would have preferred Umesh and Mohit in place of Vinay and Shami and also Dinesh in place of Rayudu.

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:24 GMT

    Fast Bolling department is so week only Bhuvneshwar Kumar whear is Zaheer

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:24 GMT

    bowling dept. lacks experience, zaheer will be missed.

  • Krish51289 on September 30, 2013, 7:23 GMT

    Welcome back Yuvi!! What a guy he is. He is always giving 100% to the team success. He always my Fav player. he won the world cup for our country. He scored six sixes in one over. He is one of the greatest all time finishers in world cricket. He needs support what we need to give now. Hope he will do his best. No wonder if he gets Man Of the Series award in coming Aus series. We have to respect him. On his day he will be the best one than anyone. Welcome Master. We are waitinf for your assault. Last two years we didn't see most sixes in indian innings because of Yuvi's absence. Here we go and lets start to see the skies because he gonna fire.!!!!!!

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:22 GMT

    I lv yuvi and happy to see him. dinesh would also be played.

  • electric_loco_WAP4 on September 30, 2013, 7:22 GMT

    Well ,yet another long set of ODIs on pretty flat surfaces and tiny grounds which will no doubt give some power hitters from both sides like Watto, Maxwell, Dhoni ,Raina to help themselves to a buffet of tons of runs hitting the hapless bowlers out of the park as often as they can. Apart from the battle of no.1 -which in my opinion doesn't carry much weight as these 2 are by far the best 2 ODI sides in the world as shown by Aus in the recent ODI thrashing of Eng and whoever wins the series doesn't make a diff. as far as ODIs go other than interchanging the 1 ans 2 spots for some time - I can only think the series be of relevance as a good practice for the bats from the 2 sides for next IPL against same bowlers and same conditions . For Aus there's much bigger things to focus on -Yes,the Ashes - than a meaningless OD series and though it means not much smashing tons of runs in this series from Ashes p.o.v ,Aus will look to have some practice before real action .

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:22 GMT

    Why always Suresh Raina, he is a good player for IPL and CLT20 only and that too in india only, we should give more chance to players who can play in England, Australia, South African pitches

  • kichhasuresh on September 30, 2013, 7:20 GMT

    finaly gud selection for BCCI . Karthik also looking not gud, umesh yadav drop good selection. Mohit Sharma not luking good because he consider lot of runs in t20. rasool misses out but back in next ODI. gud selection vinay now chalenger trophy gud bowling and he bated well. New ball share with B K and V K gud chance to take wickets in power play. in slog over ishanth doing well. india having lot of bowling option yuvi, jadeja, raina these guys batted well.

  • Siva_Bala75 on September 30, 2013, 7:20 GMT

    DK for Rayudu would have been better. Rest all are OK.

  • Freddie2020 on September 30, 2013, 7:19 GMT

    Without playing him even a single game, Parvez Rasool is dropped. Surprising. I would have gone for Mohit Sharma and Parvez Rasool in place of Vinay Kumar and Mohammad Shami. You do not need 5 fast/medium pace bowlers.

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:18 GMT

    at least Pervez Rasool must be tested once.. how could they reject without giving him a single chance??

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:16 GMT

    it's a reasonably good selection. Every body will have their permutation and combination for various opinions. They have selected horses for courses. But unfortunately in India being a big country , the horses are more.

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:16 GMT

    Vinay Kumar- luckiest cricketer to be in team

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:14 GMT

    @Tushar Sharda : Dude, I am also glad that UV is back. But small correction in your sentence."I bet Kohli and Raina's will have to fight for their places again". Kohli is the only player who is automatic selection for all the three formats for next few years at least. May be Raina and Rohit have to fight..?

  • Adam_Leban on September 30, 2013, 7:14 GMT

    Personally, I think this ODI series is a dead rubber. It's meaningless because most Aussies are thinking about winning the Ashes. It seems like this series was set-up purely on monetary reasons. Anyway, hope we see sporting pitches this time around and not mars like dust bowls. Cheers.

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:14 GMT

    Dk shud hav been the better pik than Ambati... India will definitely play max 2-3 seamers in the 11, so not really felt bad abt Mohit Sharma.. he can play domestic cricket, than sitting at the bench..!!! B Kumar & Unadkat to start with and Vinay Kumar at the death bowling..

    otherwise a decent squad... Best luck.. :) :)

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:13 GMT

    Ashwin, Amit Mishra, &Jadeja are certainly better than Rasool. So, that is a right decision.

    But, Mohit Sharma has proved to be better than Mohammed Shami. So, that is a wrong decision.

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:13 GMT

    What has Vinay Kumar done to keep his place . If Umesh is not rested he should have played instead or Mohit Sharma. Good to give Dinesh Karthik the needed rest .

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:13 GMT

    Why there is no Murli Vijay? What sami doing in this team? Karthick shoukld be there.

  • Paddy789 on September 30, 2013, 7:13 GMT

    Looks all good beside Mohit Sharma, should have considered over Md Shami. Umesh Yadav failed in recently concluded challengers trophy as he was way too expensive against domestic cricketers. But Great to see WORLD CUP Hero back in the team !!!

  • dailtire on September 30, 2013, 7:10 GMT

    This news made my day :) still remember the 119m six off brett lee during his 30 ball 70 run knock.

  • Adam_Leban on September 30, 2013, 7:09 GMT

    I hope India prepares sporting pitches, not just the usual flat decks to assists their batsman's. I love high scoring games but Cricket is more exciting if bowler/batsman's get equal chances. Cheers.

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:09 GMT

    Why mohit sharma left out?

  • madhan17 on September 30, 2013, 7:09 GMT

    love see Yuvi is bank,,, waiting to see his six's against Aussies,, love u yuvi Champ is Back,,, i dont know how vinay kumar getting selected every time,,, Bad luck to Karthick,, but karthcik will also come back soon all the best india

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:09 GMT

    Shami in the squad again,I mean what has he done to stake a permanent claim in the limited overs team,also Ishant Sharma who gets wickets just by luck or the odd indipper?Vinay Kumar as well who just keeps getting hammered and bowls the occasional outswinger albeit at no pace.Although he gets a bit of seam movement but is frustatingly inconsistent .Why,selectors?These 3 are really not good at all.Better still had Mohit Sharma and Parvez Rasool played.Mohit impressed with swing and subtle seam movement in Zim. and can also be a canny death bowler,while Rasool being left out is something astonishing for when he was unused in the Zim. series,Kohli said that other players who were waiting for a longer time than him had to be used.If that was the case,why is he not in the team??Funny Selection , India can still win this series though!

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:08 GMT

    We're is Shahbaz nadeem he is performing really very well all format like ipl India a ranji trophy n all....

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:08 GMT

    Where is dinesh karthick ??? he played really well compared to Rohit

  • Mani215 on September 30, 2013, 7:08 GMT

    This would have been the perfect and fair squad...

    MS Dhoni (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik, Abhishek Nayyar, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishawar Pandey, Mohit Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jaydev Unadkat.

  • omaisshariff on September 30, 2013, 7:08 GMT

    Good to see Yuvi Back... But i think after the Test series with WI A, the Test team should be picked.

  • Shvs on September 30, 2013, 7:07 GMT

    Singh is Back. It's a good news for Yuvi Lovers and a real threatening for the Australian's.

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:06 GMT

    Good to see YUVI back for ODI's. Surprise to drop Pujara, Rahane from the squad with out giving enough opportunities. Little disappointed that Dinesh Karthik who had a decent outing at Champions Trophy and ZIM tour also dropped. Preferring Shami instead of Mohit sharma is also a bad choice.

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:05 GMT

    I think selectors took mohit sharma instead of vinay Kumar mohit is better than vinay

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:05 GMT

    Vinay Kumar instead of Mohit sharma ...strange selection again,dont know how or why or on what basis vinay kumar is on the team.

  • Haleos on September 30, 2013, 7:04 GMT

    Pujara is unfortunate. He is India's future. BCCI has a habit of spoiling careers. Hope this one does not end the same. Ashwin should be rested form limited overs. But till Srini and co rule BCCI. CSK players will form the core part irrespective of performance. And Ambati Rayudu????? He ha d agood season with mumbai couple of years back in IPL. What has he done otherwise to warrant a selection? Selecting 5 quicks(semi) for a seires in India is an overkill.

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:04 GMT

    je baat... it's nice that Dinesh Karthik is out.. we all will love to c Yuvi on field again.. after coming back from France.. he looks damn good.. young again.. I bet Kohli and Raina's will have to fight for their places again.. cuz our Lion is back... burrraaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  • Imoptimusprime007 on September 30, 2013, 7:03 GMT

    Vinay Kumar & Ishant Sharma .. GOD these guys r lucky then MSD :P

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:03 GMT

    Jaydev Unadkat to replace Mohit sharma

  • kichhasuresh on September 30, 2013, 7:03 GMT

    Yuvi Rocking back on squad. very gud selection for team india. My Team for aussie ODI and T20 MS Dhoni (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Vinay Kumar.

  • Mani215 on September 30, 2013, 7:02 GMT

    Bad selection of fast bowlers. Mohit sharma and Ishawar Pandet should have made it to the squad. They are both better than Ishant and Vinay. Why do we need 2 "spin-alrounders" ( Yuvraj and jadeja) in the playing eleven. Abhishek Nayar should have been picked up instead. Our batting is already world class. We badly needed good fast bowlers and a good "medium paceer allronder"....selectors have done a bad job in missing out Ishawar Pandey, Mohith Sharma and Abhishek Nayyar.

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:02 GMT

    oh yes uv came he had started this season with ablast by scoring 100 in bengaluru against wia his strike was awesome he is awarded for his hard work nd also good to see india have picked 5 seamers and 3 spinners

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:01 GMT

    y the hell they including vinay kumar in each and every tournament. even zimbabwe team hitting him for more than 6 per over without losing wickets to him. mohit sharma and dinesh kartik should have been selected in place of ambati rayudu(not fair on rayudu either if he is not selected) and vinay kumar. its unfair on DK (who can also take gloves if MSD gets some fitness problem) mohit also for rhane.

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:01 GMT

    Series being played in India and 5 seam bowlers picked in the squad? I think its a bit of a luxury...hope Rasool and Samson get a chance soon...

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:01 GMT

    Happy for the tiger UV coming back.

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:00 GMT

    Why there is no Mohit sharma in place of Shami or Vinay kumar,these guys do nothing but give away runs

  • on September 30, 2013, 6:59 GMT

    Y is Dinesh Karthik rested? because he was scoring runs?

  • on September 30, 2013, 6:59 GMT

    Great to see Yuvi back in Indian squad.. Welcome!

  • on September 30, 2013, 6:59 GMT

    why umesh and mohit was not selected ???

  • on September 30, 2013, 6:57 GMT

    Extremely strange that the selectors think that Vinay, Unadkat and Shami are all better bowlers or in better form that Mohit Sharma!

  • on September 30, 2013, 6:57 GMT

    5-2 to Australia. aussies are a far ahead in all aspects of the game.

  • Farce-Follower on September 30, 2013, 6:56 GMT

    Great team selection. I expect a 5-2 drubbing of the Aussies.

  • manju_et on September 30, 2013, 6:56 GMT

    I am happy for Yuvrai come back and looking for his best performance in this series... All the best yuvraj and India Team... Be No1 team in the world...

  • on September 30, 2013, 6:54 GMT

    Where is Pervez Rasool? And what is Shami doing there after so many chances? He is very ordinary.

  • on September 30, 2013, 6:53 GMT

    Mohit Sharma should have been given a chance to play in the ODI XI

  • on September 30, 2013, 6:53 GMT

    Mohit Sharma should have been given a chance to play in the ODI XI

  • on September 30, 2013, 6:54 GMT

    Where is Pervez Rasool? And what is Shami doing there after so many chances? He is very ordinary.

  • manju_et on September 30, 2013, 6:56 GMT

    I am happy for Yuvrai come back and looking for his best performance in this series... All the best yuvraj and India Team... Be No1 team in the world...

  • Farce-Follower on September 30, 2013, 6:56 GMT

    Great team selection. I expect a 5-2 drubbing of the Aussies.

  • on September 30, 2013, 6:57 GMT

    5-2 to Australia. aussies are a far ahead in all aspects of the game.

  • on September 30, 2013, 6:57 GMT

    Extremely strange that the selectors think that Vinay, Unadkat and Shami are all better bowlers or in better form that Mohit Sharma!

  • on September 30, 2013, 6:59 GMT

    why umesh and mohit was not selected ???

  • on September 30, 2013, 6:59 GMT

    Great to see Yuvi back in Indian squad.. Welcome!

  • on September 30, 2013, 6:59 GMT

    Y is Dinesh Karthik rested? because he was scoring runs?

  • on September 30, 2013, 7:00 GMT

    Why there is no Mohit sharma in place of Shami or Vinay kumar,these guys do nothing but give away runs