India in England 2011 August 31, 2011

Ravindra Jadeja called up to ODI squad

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Ravindra Jadeja, the left-arm allrounder, has been called up to India's ODI squad in England as a replacement for the concussed Gautam Gambhir. Suresh Raina has been named vice-captain of the squad.

Gambhir had sustained a head injury during the fourth Test against England at The Oval, when he fell backwards while dropping a catch. He could not open in either innings of that match, batting in the lower order as India slumped to a 0-4 defeat in the series. Although he was injured on August 20, the decision to send him home was taken only now.

"He [Gambhir] was diagnosed with mild concussion by the attending sports physician and neurologist, and sent for a precautionary CT and MRI scan of his head and neck, which was reported as normal," the BCCI said. "He has been resting since and his symptoms have improved.

"However, he still complains of some visual disturbance and inability to focus on an object for long. Gautam has been advised to take rest and is expected to recover spontaneously without any further medical intervention."

Jadeja's previous ODI appearance was against New Zealand in December 2010, after which he was overlooked for the tour of South Africa and the 2011 World Cup. Jadeja is the latest in the list of replacements India have had to call to England because of injuries to first-choice players. RP Singh, Varun Aaron and Ajinkya Rahane had already replaced Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma, Virender Sehwag, while Rahul Dravid, who was India's best batsman in the Test series, was included out of the blue as a reinforcement.

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  • on September 3, 2011, 22:21 GMT

    Bravobravo - don't call england as england.... make a name with a combination of south africa, ireland and now new zealand............ let sa/ire/nz = eng, travel to subcontinent and win a series i agree to ur few days old no.1 test team.....

    where is england WC victory?? - until you do, STOP rubbishing other teams that i have got one or even two!! your legendary jimmy may get you one..... in 2019 may be...

  • mlkt on September 3, 2011, 8:26 GMT

    i feel tendulkar should also follow dravid's step..announce retirement from ODIs after this series

  • rsurya on September 3, 2011, 7:23 GMT

    Its not always ur luck favours. Like a team having sreesanth wins a worldcup and a team having steyn has to go home earlier... A Failure Experiment in Dhoni Labs.....

  • on September 3, 2011, 6:34 GMT

    uthappa should come back in indian cricket team .

  • on September 3, 2011, 6:26 GMT

    India on the way to Dhobi Ghat to get whitewashed. Yusuf, Robin U,irfan patha deserved chance not R Jadega or Varun Aaron

  • puneet_usa on September 2, 2011, 22:38 GMT

    where are players like Pathan Brothers,Uthappa and many more who are really forgotten--what is going on with selection panel here? Have we forgotten the player who almost took India to Victory in South Africa single handedly with Zaheer left on the other hand with his guts and will power and "Can do attitude"- these guys give 100 percent whether they bat,bowl or field......The guy Pathan butchered some of the finest bowlers in world cricket in their own backyards...Come do some justice and give these guys few more opportunties to mature into a world class match winners.......!!!!

  • sanjay37b on September 2, 2011, 16:31 GMT

    Sachin and Rahul should have been rested.Sachin is playing for his 100th international century,a selfish move as he failed miserably in test series.It's time to include young blood like Valthaty,Uthappa,Manoj Tiwari,Rayudu,Manish Pandey,Chawla.Since Sehwag,Yuvraj,Gambhir,Zaheer are unavailable,sachin and rahul should have been dropped to give young blood a chance.Rahane is selected ahead of above as he was backed up by sachin.Indian cricket is going wrong way and it will be difficult to come to the standards set from 2001 till 2010.

  • BravoBravo on September 2, 2011, 16:11 GMT

    If IND celebrated batsmen could last for 50 overs, IND may have a chance to win against ENG in their forthcoming ODI. If IND loose the ODI, it will prove that being WC2011 champions is a fluke as IND acsendency to "PAST" #1 ranking in Test was.

  • on September 2, 2011, 10:45 GMT

    we need pathan brothers back.......yusuf pathan & irfan pathan

  • DINESHCC on September 2, 2011, 9:45 GMT

    AFTER THE 1983 WORLD CUP, AUSTRALIA CAME TO INDIA AND THRASHED THE WORLD CHAMPIONS 5-0. NOW AFTER THE WORLD CUP 2011, IT IS ENGLAND'S TURN TO THRASH INDIA, THE WORLD CHAMPIONS, 5-0. HISTORY RETURNS!

  • on September 3, 2011, 22:21 GMT

    Bravobravo - don't call england as england.... make a name with a combination of south africa, ireland and now new zealand............ let sa/ire/nz = eng, travel to subcontinent and win a series i agree to ur few days old no.1 test team.....

    where is england WC victory?? - until you do, STOP rubbishing other teams that i have got one or even two!! your legendary jimmy may get you one..... in 2019 may be...

  • mlkt on September 3, 2011, 8:26 GMT

    i feel tendulkar should also follow dravid's step..announce retirement from ODIs after this series

  • rsurya on September 3, 2011, 7:23 GMT

    Its not always ur luck favours. Like a team having sreesanth wins a worldcup and a team having steyn has to go home earlier... A Failure Experiment in Dhoni Labs.....

  • on September 3, 2011, 6:34 GMT

    uthappa should come back in indian cricket team .

  • on September 3, 2011, 6:26 GMT

    India on the way to Dhobi Ghat to get whitewashed. Yusuf, Robin U,irfan patha deserved chance not R Jadega or Varun Aaron

  • puneet_usa on September 2, 2011, 22:38 GMT

    where are players like Pathan Brothers,Uthappa and many more who are really forgotten--what is going on with selection panel here? Have we forgotten the player who almost took India to Victory in South Africa single handedly with Zaheer left on the other hand with his guts and will power and "Can do attitude"- these guys give 100 percent whether they bat,bowl or field......The guy Pathan butchered some of the finest bowlers in world cricket in their own backyards...Come do some justice and give these guys few more opportunties to mature into a world class match winners.......!!!!

  • sanjay37b on September 2, 2011, 16:31 GMT

    Sachin and Rahul should have been rested.Sachin is playing for his 100th international century,a selfish move as he failed miserably in test series.It's time to include young blood like Valthaty,Uthappa,Manoj Tiwari,Rayudu,Manish Pandey,Chawla.Since Sehwag,Yuvraj,Gambhir,Zaheer are unavailable,sachin and rahul should have been dropped to give young blood a chance.Rahane is selected ahead of above as he was backed up by sachin.Indian cricket is going wrong way and it will be difficult to come to the standards set from 2001 till 2010.

  • BravoBravo on September 2, 2011, 16:11 GMT

    If IND celebrated batsmen could last for 50 overs, IND may have a chance to win against ENG in their forthcoming ODI. If IND loose the ODI, it will prove that being WC2011 champions is a fluke as IND acsendency to "PAST" #1 ranking in Test was.

  • on September 2, 2011, 10:45 GMT

    we need pathan brothers back.......yusuf pathan & irfan pathan

  • DINESHCC on September 2, 2011, 9:45 GMT

    AFTER THE 1983 WORLD CUP, AUSTRALIA CAME TO INDIA AND THRASHED THE WORLD CHAMPIONS 5-0. NOW AFTER THE WORLD CUP 2011, IT IS ENGLAND'S TURN TO THRASH INDIA, THE WORLD CHAMPIONS, 5-0. HISTORY RETURNS!

  • ashu.lifeisbeautiful on September 2, 2011, 7:59 GMT

    Opportunity lost to brood another youngster.... Manish Pandey / Saurabh Tiwari would have been a better bet. Atleast in current situation could have selected good old Badrinath who has been knocking on the door for the last 5 years ! Is Robin Uthappa now permanently out of consideration ?

  • bharath74 on September 2, 2011, 2:36 GMT

    India on the way to Dhobi Ghat to get whitewashed. Yusuf, Robin U, Badrinath deserved chance not R Jadega or RP Singh

  • AvidCricFan on September 2, 2011, 1:03 GMT

    I don't understand why some people think Karthik is a good choice. Time again he has failed to capture his opportunities. He is 1 in 10 game wonder just like Yusuf Pathan. I dont think Badri is right choice. We need young fresh talent. Also, if Rahane and Sharma fire, India can put up fairly good performance.

  • Lodhizia on September 1, 2011, 23:26 GMT

    On what basis did selectors have drafted Ravindra Jadeja as replacement.. He had played last for india in 2010.. At current india need a All rounder Like Yusuf pathan or Iqbal Abdullah,they both can open the bolwing as we have seen in IPL also.. They have proven then self in Domestic also.. There is a big question mark on selectors for not giving chances to Irfan,Utapaha,Tiwary,Yusuf who had proven them self in IPL and Domestic.. Wake Up selectors unless its too late again like Test series..Already we had lost T-20 As well..

  • Deepak_Toronto on September 1, 2011, 23:07 GMT

    TEAM FOR 2012 1. A.Rahane / Sewag 2. Robin Uthappa/D.Karthik/P Patel 3. Rohit Sharma/Yuvraj 4. C Pujara/Badrinath 5. Manish Pandey/Saurabh Tiwari/Kohli 6. Paul Valthaty/Yousuf Pathan 7.Irfan Pathan 8.R.Aswin/Murali Karthik/off spinner except bhajji 9.Mishra/Chawla/Leg Spinner 10.Parveen Kumar/Munaf 11.Zaheer/Ishant sharma Say final good bye to Sreeshant/Bhajji/Dhoni/gambhir Rest Raina,Sachin,Viru,Yuvraj,Zaheer

  • on September 1, 2011, 21:13 GMT

    |Good Selection ...this guy batted slowly in t20 wc...but he is having a good work ethics and hardworking..agile in the field...I like Irfan Pathan...but friends..he is not even playing for Baroda now a days...I don't know why...selectors should consider Abu Nechim ..his is a good fast bowler...

  • puneet_usa on September 1, 2011, 19:00 GMT

    Ladies and Gentlemen- Its time for our men to bleed blue again- Bring back that World Cup Aura- They all need our support right now- Like Never Before- Lets hope they hit a purple patch in ODIs..!!!!

  • sachin_vvsfan on September 1, 2011, 17:58 GMT

    THats it. JADEJA has already cost us 2 world tournaments. What is he going to do in ENgland? Help dhoni for his shopping?. Feel sorry for the likes of Sourabh Tiwary , rayudu and co. Time to shift the focus to other sports.

  • Shahnawajhossain on September 1, 2011, 16:26 GMT

    I got surprised not to see vijay, badrinath......they are also from tamilnadu.....mr. srikanth u should consider them. Then surely it will be ur and msd's team india. I can not understand what they are doing? why they neglecting irfan,uthappa,dinesh karthik,ambati rayudu continuously.....very dark phase waiting for our country........

  • on September 1, 2011, 15:23 GMT

    Seems like this guy has improved a lot in his batting. Will wait and see.

  • pr3m on September 1, 2011, 14:42 GMT

    Dhoni doing favoritism; an unfit, vacationing, non-centrally contracted RP flown in place of selecting the bowler on tour, and now the worst player India have played in the last five years. I see no other way, apart from the captain's insistence, that this man could have found a place in the Indian side.

  • on September 1, 2011, 14:07 GMT

    India got nothing to lose - DUDEs ,, world champs of one day cricket - highest century owner of both formats in sachin - MSD the owner of a DOCTOR rate - will definitely bounce back soon - just that they do have a bad period like any other team - )

  • TRAM on September 1, 2011, 13:37 GMT

    @aravabalaji, Yes, RJadeja is an ALL-ROUND'R ... all zeros. Dhoni really doesn't want to give chance to any Chennai players. Even in CSK team he killed many good opportunities for Badri by sending him at the bottom of the order. He gives rare chances to Ashwin and withdraws it at crucial matches.

  • goldenpower on September 1, 2011, 12:32 GMT

    india have lot of spinners but after kumble, anyone would't fill his place in test.Allrounder ravindra jadeja domestic perfomance is good. But his batting & bowling is ordinary in range.So it doesn't use in international Cricket. Now we need new well Spinner Allrounder like iqbal abdullah, he talented bowling and batting.

  • on September 1, 2011, 12:05 GMT

    why have you not put my post of about 4 hours ago????????????????????????????

  • on September 1, 2011, 11:58 GMT

    Irfan has lost the plot with the ball, and CLEARLY Jadeja is the BETTER BATSMAN so his selection is justified. He probly wont get a game but wait and see if he does im sure he'll do well

  • aravabalaji on September 1, 2011, 11:34 GMT

    Like RP, Jadeja could be Dhoni's choice. He will use him as a ploy to make Ashwin's place in the team uncertain. Past history tells that. In a particular series, he bencked Ashwin and kept on playing Jadeja even after dismal performance, saying that he has no choice. Perhaps he's helping Harbajan by proxy. For Dhoni, Ashwin & Badri are destined only for CSK!

  • on September 1, 2011, 11:06 GMT

    Hey guys can u please tell me whether Jadeja also has attended Doni's marriage ceremony or not like Raina and R.P.Singh and Wriddhiman Saha

  • on September 1, 2011, 11:02 GMT

    Jadeja is a perfect all rounder! He can not either ball or bat however there is only one lacunae that he can somehow field

  • dirtydozen on September 1, 2011, 10:31 GMT

    why was a bowler like karthik neglected for test series and why is uthappa being neglected when he is in good form

  • hydpearl on September 1, 2011, 10:28 GMT

    friendship matters in selection.. RP Singh very good friend of MSD first got a ticket in the team later in the playing 11 without playing any competitive cricket since ages.. may be Jadeja might be a gud friend of MSD or any selector..if any more casualty i wont be surprised if i see srikant's son in the team. bye bye Irfan ur future is finished like that of kaif please concentrate on county cricket u will certainly get some respect.

  • mlkt on September 1, 2011, 10:26 GMT

    saurabh tiwari, irfan, yousuf- all good allrounders.....bt the situation is the case of allrounder is always misunderstood in our country....u dont need a century or a 5-for from an allrounder every time he goes out....he helps u as an extra batsman and an extra bowler.....bt we always see whether somebody is givng a big performance or not......look at angela mathews..he might not have taken many 5 wicket hauls or made centuries..but he is a very imp part of SL team at present and they r persisting with him when he does not do well......in india we r always looking 4 stars....eg ajit agarkar was initially tkaen as an allrounder in indian team....and he started with 50 ODI wickets in no time..and he becomes our no 1 bowler(even in tests sometimes)....and when he failed with the ball...he was shown the door....same is the case with irfan.....my point is that making centuries and taking most wickets should be done by main batsmen and bowlers respectively..allrounder is 4 balance of team..

  • on September 1, 2011, 10:07 GMT

    its perfect to ur cricket team

  • on September 1, 2011, 10:04 GMT

    AJAY JADEJA IS ONE OF THE WORST ALLROUNDERS INDIA HAS SEEN . FORGET REPRESENTING THE INDIAN LEAGUE. HE BOWLING IS PATHETIC AND HIS BATTING CLICKS ONCE IN A BLUE MOON . ONE OF THE ANOTHER BAD DECISION BY THE SELECTORS AND IF INDIAN GOES INTO ONE DAY MATCHES WITH THIS TYPE OF MEDIOCRE ALLROUNDERS DIVINE HELP CAN ONLY SAVE INDIA FROM LOSING IN THE ONE DAYERS ALSO

  • gorsi on September 1, 2011, 9:50 GMT

    I certainly believe jadeja hasnt played to his potential in whatever chances he got but so didnt Yousuf pathan or Irfan or Uthappa (love to see him playing for india) did .. But team india is compelled to recall jadeja since they are playing with four such bowlers who cant be relied on to complete their own qouta of overs.. with no yuvraj in team it becomes even more difficult.. jadeja having shown some batting prowess in ipl n shit he looks a sensible choice (i certainly wont count Irfan as allrounder, who has been injured more often than not ) but he gotta play way better than what he did last tym he got a chance... Hope he has sorted his mind being outta team for some tym... he certainly seems talented having started his career with lots of promise.. its his chance of making it big or go into wilderness for ever.. with everbody slamming him left right n center it wudnt be a bad sight to if he comes out strong and proves a point to one n all (Myself Included)...

  • on September 1, 2011, 9:42 GMT

    great dhoni is showing his vision......with help of selectors selecting great talents like jadeja who cant spin n cant bat .........we are moving forward to darkness of failure...yesterday captain cool defended ipl as an agent of bcci..i dnt knw why i never hear a single criticism frm dhoni about ipl.......zaheer,sehwag all lost dut to ipl.....his batting is now pathetic..ipl standard

  • on September 1, 2011, 9:14 GMT

    Total Non Sense. Shame on selectors. God help Indian Cricket and Indian Talents. Pathans, karthik, Uttapa, Tiwary. Pujara, Badrinath, yuvraj, rahane, all are meant to be future of indian Cricket and This Selectors are responsible for not exploring the tallents of these guys. No wonder if Anirudda Srikanth Comes to intl level just by 1-2 good performances.

  • SasiGladi on September 1, 2011, 8:41 GMT

    Trueness of Gmabhir injury will come to light, if he opts to captian his KKR side in qualifier match to play in champions league.......l fear whether he will follow shewag to play ignoring the injury and skip the australian tour...

  • on September 1, 2011, 8:30 GMT

    Why irfan pathan? Has he been playing in domestic season. He has not played any domestic game after IPL. He is not capable enough to play for his domestic team Baroda and people want him to give direct ticket to Indian Team. Yousuf Pathan already had given many chances and his performance in WI is enough to keep him away from Indian Team. He is not doing any good either in domestic season. RJ: Could be a good choice as allrounder and performed well in domestic season. Current batting stats: 60,181,32,42,18,47 Bowling stats:6/64,4/52,2/33. He was an obvious choice for selectors if you show his performance in recent season.

    Ambati rayadu has lost his chance as he failed in emerging players tournament. SS Tiwari, manoj tiwari are the unlucky one as there is no vacany in middle order. The real shocker is Shikhar dhawan not being selected. He is playing exceptionally well in domestic season and struck good century in Emerging tournament. He should have replaced gambhir.

  • on September 1, 2011, 8:08 GMT

    Makes absolutely no sense. Dhoni has been wanting seven batsmen in the side and then when one of them is out, we bring in a lad who is neither good with the bat or the ball. The stats might say Jadeja is a good player but sorry, he never brought anything good to the team. All I remember of Jadeja is that he would bowl out the weak tailenders and then play a 60-ball 40 when all is lost.

  • shefil on September 1, 2011, 7:56 GMT

    oooff the result is 10 - 0

  • pruffhill on September 1, 2011, 7:22 GMT

    what a disgrace. Jadeja has no value in the Indian team and each time he has been picked has made no significant contribution. how come SAURABH TIWARY never gets a chance?? Sort it out BCCI.

  • bluestar555 on September 1, 2011, 7:16 GMT

    Now Iam confident India will looose alll their matches, Ravindra Jadeja has already helped India in loosing soooo many matches & he will do the same.Dhoni has been slowly trying to finish of careers of some good players silently Ex.Yuvraj Singh, Yousuf Pathan, Dinesh Karthik.......... the list goes on.

  • Test_Cricket_Fan on September 1, 2011, 7:08 GMT

    Ravinder Jadeja? Ridiculous. What was Badrinath and Pujara doing? What about Uthappa? Ravinder Jadeja? non-sense. Yet another instance of Srikanth knowing nothing about selection and Dhoni insisting on having HIS players in the side. Another 5-0 in waiting!

  • on September 1, 2011, 6:20 GMT

    i think dhoni is forgetting the past player who done wonders for him when he was new captain y jadeja y not Robin uthappa he is done well at the international level but selectors and Dhoni forget him give him a chance he will prove his worth he is dammmmmm good a batsmen a useful wicket keeper and a better fielder tooooo

  • on September 1, 2011, 5:56 GMT

    I dont get why everyone is so crossed with the selection of Ravindra Jadeja.. Look at his first class and list A averages..he is almost equal to that of Pragyan Ojha's in bowling..and almost close to 35 in batting..then what's wrong in giving him opportunity to get that to International level..poor man...one over in the T20 WC to Warner has spoilt his Indian future..he is a far better fielder when compared to the Indian Spinner's expected caliber... Go Jadeja..show what you can do... This guy has got a well disguised straight ball...anyone remembers a straight ball from ojha???

  • on September 1, 2011, 5:50 GMT

    Gambhir is getting ready for ACL20 .. doesnt matter india win or loose..!!

  • on September 1, 2011, 5:43 GMT

    why indians selectors neglecting robin uthapha .... robin is better then partiv ,sharma and jadeja..................................bad selection in indian selection board as well most players selected from chanai .... and also dhoni favourites

  • Prakmca on September 1, 2011, 5:38 GMT

    don't we have any one to replace Gambhir???? Jadeja again.... my god, he can't even rotate the strike against the quality attack... that too against england in England....Really selectors have to put some thought process here.. to see his contribution in any for of cricket..... as said some one he is not deserved to be in India A team.

    God only has to save team India......

  • Pradeep171 on September 1, 2011, 5:38 GMT

    BCCI should think about Robin Uthappa. He is batsman, keeper, bowler.

  • on September 1, 2011, 5:27 GMT

    irfanpathan, yusuf pathan, uthappa, Pujara, Manoj Tiwari, Mohamed kaif, Rahul sharma & Murali kartik were not selected.... because of one or two failures.... or some may be because of injuries....

    Sreesanth, M Vijay, Chawla, RP singh,P patel & now jadeja were kept on selected because of continuous failures.....

    Srikanth & Co 's team selection is not merit but something else.....

  • johnathonjosephs on September 1, 2011, 5:10 GMT

    Jadeja and Yusuf Pathan are what we call "IPL" phenomenons. They ravage the IPL, maybe stay in International side for a while, and get dropped

  • on September 1, 2011, 4:48 GMT

    I am just glad that they dint select Badrinath or Rayudu and place them in the bench for one more series and sending them back with out playing a single match. RJ will fill in the bill properly as I am sure that India would not pick him in any match. He is called in to warm the bench.If India face 3 or 4 more injury scares, and if India does not have 11 men to compete, RJ MIGHT get a chance to play.

  • Boomastic on September 1, 2011, 4:45 GMT

    We feel very sorry for Robin Uttappa and Irfan pathan.....no single chance

  • Percy_Fender on September 1, 2011, 4:31 GMT

    Jadeja is a very good all rounder. In his first year he was not a big hitter. Now he can really score big when needed as we saw in the last IPL. I have always felt however that he can become a very good allrounder for the Tests. He bowls well and has all the variations particularly the arm ball. He can bat for very long and is a brilliant fielder anywhere. I am very happy that he has been brought in.

  • on September 1, 2011, 4:01 GMT

    I don't understand on what basis is Ravindra Jadeja selected in the Squad, he is a absolute selfish player who plays for himself and not for the country. Why is selection board delibrately neglects the Pathan brothers? They are India's one of the best All rounders.

  • ThatzMyView on September 1, 2011, 3:52 GMT

    valtathy wasnt even picked for emerging players tourney but Aniruddha srikkanth was picked.. any logic Mr K srikkanth?

    maybe valtathy should play for TN than Himachal..

  • ThatzMyView on September 1, 2011, 3:48 GMT

    WOW jaddu is back, i am sure he will contribute to teams victory!! but obviously English teams victory guyz :D , we have better spinners in ashwin, mishra if needed raina roll his arm..why this jaddu? and parthiv is selected as a batsman pity for Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, S Badrinath, M Vijay, Manish pandey, Manjo tiwary, Sowrabh tiwary selectors believe parthiv is better batsmen than these guys.

  • on September 1, 2011, 1:55 GMT

    He does not deserve to be in the India A team. May be tried against Zimbabwe .Bangladesh,Ireland,Kenya etc., He is nothing but a quota of some one.

  • InswingingToeCrusher on September 1, 2011, 1:00 GMT

    I think Jadeja is a good choise. Good fielder and bowler. Useful bat. He has not been superlative, but he is young and will learn. I also feel, indian selectors should put long term faith in players. They have not done so in the case of Jadeja.

  • PissuPusa on September 1, 2011, 0:09 GMT

    To BCCI, while you are at it can you please take/own Chamara Kapugedara too. We don't need him. - SL Fan

  • only_sehwag on September 1, 2011, 0:08 GMT

    Wow !! The anti-allrounder is back !! can't bowl, can't bat, can't field..he is anti everything that a allrounder usually is..

  • rko_rules on September 1, 2011, 0:08 GMT

    Another example of Dhoni giving preference to only his favorite players. As if the chances given to ravinder jadeja for more than 1 year was not enough, and I clearly remember when last year Dhoni said that he wanted to give some extra chances to Jadeja(than what he deserve) but Jadeja failed to grab the opportunity. Now we have to bear Jadeja once again along with another Dhoni favorite RP singh who is slower than even Ravi Bopara. Secondly, DHONI IS AN AWFUL CAPTAIN OF FAST BOWLERS. Thats why he always wants to keep slower bowlers in his team and never encourages fast bowlers and thats y we lost 4-0. The other Fact is that under Dhoni's captaincy, not even a single Fast Bowler has grown up except Praveen Kumar, yes, a slow medium pacer. And It is a pity that we poor Indian fans who always want to see India producing GENUINE FAST BOWLERS is not going to happen soon under Dhoni captaincy. Lets only hope that Varun Aaron can grow up in this discouraging atmosphere for fast bowlers

  • on August 31, 2011, 22:09 GMT

    Jadeja is an excellent choice. He is an excellent fielder almost as good as Raina & Kohli, and is also a very good left arm spinner. As a batsman, he seems to be improving and could be one for the future.

  • RAMKI2404 on August 31, 2011, 22:02 GMT

    I agree with all that RJ's selection is a blunder b/c he doenst worth a Cent but I am shocked to see ppl want Irfan in Indian team. On what basis you want Irfan in Indian Team? Did he recently performed well in domestic cricket? We have lots of all rounders who performed well in the domestic cricket. Pls. Lets select the players on the basis of their performance but not the baisis of the reputation.

  • on August 31, 2011, 20:52 GMT

    Young talents still reserved to bench !!!!!!! Why R.Jedeja !!!!!!!!!

  • on August 31, 2011, 20:44 GMT

    ravindera jedega /rohit sharma worth for nothing

  • chiraggarg on August 31, 2011, 20:42 GMT

    what about the likes of manoj tiwary, manish pandey, yusuf pathan....even ambati rayudu wud've been a better selection....

  • mybesteleven on August 31, 2011, 20:31 GMT

    Ravindra Jadeja??? Great! The best selection ever in the history of Indian Cricket at this point of time. The worst player ever to be named as a all-rounder. Most funniest part is as everyone said, "An All-rounder (namesake) is going to be a replacement for an opener". I really doubt why there are continuously ignoring Robin Uttappa even though he is a better batsman and hard hitter than all these scraps. Its time to change the Selection committee. Now the ODI results are apparent. We are waiting for another white wash. Don't get SURPRISED if they bring anyone who played in 1990's.

  • on August 31, 2011, 20:30 GMT

    If you thought things couldn't get any worse for India in England... BCCI flies in Ravinder Jadeja!

  • crick50 on August 31, 2011, 20:29 GMT

    Is vinay kumar better choice than Irfan pathan who can swing in UK condition?? Yyess yes// Thats why India got thrashed in only T20. I would like to See another White Wash ..Come on England you can do it.As long as R.Jadeja in Playing 11 England win is assured.

  • shamlaatu on August 31, 2011, 20:24 GMT

    That's not a bad choice. Jadeja is potentially the best future indian star. He should be given more n more choices till the actual cricketer comes out of him.

  • HEIMANT on August 31, 2011, 20:23 GMT

    really Jadeja!!!!!!!! India Cricket really goin down... board must stop dhoni from sayin who he wants in de sqaud n pick players on domestic form

  • on August 31, 2011, 20:20 GMT

    Try - Test - Reject

    forget about it and then go through the same process with the same individuals!

  • on August 31, 2011, 20:17 GMT

    What is the selectors' issue with Irfan Pathan??? Look at his international statistics. Based on that he can walk straight back into any Indian side! He surely can't be any worse than RP Singh or Vinay Kumar!!! And i'm sure he's a better allrounder than his bro as well as Jadeja

  • on August 31, 2011, 19:28 GMT

    Why Ravinder Jadeja??????? He is the worst player I have seen ever.. still he got lots of chances. Why many players are ignored in front of him...

  • aseemsharma on August 31, 2011, 18:55 GMT

    Where is the most hardworking and dedicated cricketer, IRFAN PATHAN???What goes through the selectors mind when they are picking players, they are behaving like kids.

  • FourSomeFearSome on August 31, 2011, 18:45 GMT

    If Ravindra jadeja is an allrounder, I am Sir Don bradman.

  • on August 31, 2011, 18:39 GMT

    Hello selectors pls select with fresh minds...Hello selectors pls select with fresh minds...

  • on August 31, 2011, 18:36 GMT

    Bicci bank on RP's 4 yr old performance but why they are not giving Irfan a chance.

  • on August 31, 2011, 18:02 GMT

    DHONI.............YESTERDAY HE DEFENDED IPL WITH CONFIDENCE.....DONT KNOW WHY THIS GREAT CAPTAIN NEVER CRITICSES IP[L.......AGENT OF BCCI.......NO VISION,ONLY INTUTION........

  • on August 31, 2011, 16:58 GMT

    :P I Bet Jadeja Will Be Making It 2 Playing 11 As 5th Bowler's Slot Was Vaccant. But Either Of Pathan Brothers Was A Better Choice. If Opener, It Should Have Been Robin Uthappa. And Are We Trying To Create S. Badrinath Version 2.0 Out Of Cheteshwar Pujara?

  • on August 31, 2011, 16:42 GMT

    wow..now Jadeja gets another chance to display what a waste he is!! With players like him in the team India shouldnt even bother to fight the battle..I m sure Jadeja will once again convince everyone he is just good for nothing..

  • on August 31, 2011, 16:30 GMT

    these things happen only in india....an opner is replaced by all-rounder(failure all-rounder both in batting and bowling)....where's irfan???????the best all rounder(atleast much better than jadeja),where's robbbin uthappa(pitch hittrt cum opner)...these things are not very good sign for indian cricket......at least give chance to sourav tiwary who had been dropped beacause of nothing.......

  • on August 31, 2011, 16:30 GMT

    What happened to Saurabh Tiwari and Manoj Tiwari, both highly talented batsmen, when will we stop having this nonsensical selections. it would be good to see India thrashed, at least it will bring Dhoni's captaincy to an end sooner.

  • FatsterBobster on August 31, 2011, 16:19 GMT

    Paul Valthaty,Manish Pandey,Robin Uthapa all are awesome batsman.even i pathan NOT useless Yusuf

  • on August 31, 2011, 16:18 GMT

    to bad were paulvalathy& good young players

  • PrajithR on August 31, 2011, 16:05 GMT

    Ha! Ha! Sir Jadeja is back. series 5-0 to England

  • on August 31, 2011, 15:59 GMT

    y not yusuf pathan/dinesh karthik.....yusuf played 2 brilliant knocks against south africa and newzealand........ in d last tour at england......dinesh karthik played well...

    It may not b helpful for future indian team......

    wat abt Abhishek nayar/sourav tiwary...... earlier.....dey were selectd for some tours.....and not given enuf chances in playing 11.....and they hav nt included for next tours.....i dont knw.....on wat basis team selection will b thr.....

  • S.N.Singh on August 31, 2011, 15:57 GMT

    INDIA SHOULD LOOK AT MISHRA AS AN ALROUNDER. HE HAS SHOWN A LOT TO BE GIVEN A CHANCE. ALSO HE IS THE # 1 CHOICE FOR LEG SPINNER THIS ALSO SHOULD MAKE HIM A FAVORITE FOR THE SIDE. MISHRA HAS THE FIELD FOR THE ENGLISH CONDITION BEFORE PLAYING ANYONE ELSE MISRA IS THE RIGHT ONE WITH ASHWIN.

  • jaweed.ali on August 31, 2011, 15:48 GMT

    indian team is not dhoni's personal jharkhand team....he cant ignore players like pathan brothers....these players are lot lot better then ravinder jadeja(good for nothing allrounder)....its a big insult to call him an allrounder....useless... dhoni cant decide on his own....RP singh is his best friend, so he is playing in place of munaf...indian team is ours....play for the nation.....dont keep any personal grudges irfan pathan is a very talented allrounder....where as yousuf also....ok we dont need spin option...but we can go for irfan rite as we r struggling in bowling department also..

  • BifferSpice on August 31, 2011, 15:44 GMT

    hmm, so he has an "inability to focus on an object for long", eh? sounds like the rest of the squad. are they all concussed? :-)

  • bigwonder on August 31, 2011, 15:37 GMT

    I think the World cup win has gone to Dhoni's head. Someone needs to remind him that he represents the largest democracy in the world. What problems does he have with Munaf? Has he not proved his worth during World Cup? Even the coach called Munaf an unsung hero while Dhoni was taking all the credit.

  • sudheercric on August 31, 2011, 15:33 GMT

    why not Irfan pathan?? a left handed allrounder is picked for an opening batsman and Irfan is better than Jadeja both in batting and bowling..the Selectors overlooking pathan and its causes damage to team india..p

  • on August 31, 2011, 15:32 GMT

    Only Jadeja can give Rajnikanth a heart attack! :P

  • on August 31, 2011, 15:22 GMT

    definitely india will loose bcz of this selection.

  • Alkais on August 31, 2011, 15:21 GMT

    For God Sake, please stop calling Jadeja an allrounder.. He bowls decently, but cant bat.... he is good tail ender.... Its time dhoni stops selecting players he likes... just like RP Singh was selected ahead of Munaf... I dont knw what selectors were doing......

  • Jonah58 on August 31, 2011, 15:20 GMT

    I admit I am intrigued, Murali Kartik is in England, playing well for Somerset, you know the team that has got to the finals of both the FPT20 and the CB40? Surely a fit in-form bowling all rounder who is well used to the conditions here in England may have been a logical selection if India really wanted a slow left arm bowler who could bat a bit?

  • hayer on August 31, 2011, 15:13 GMT

    Irfan Pathan should seek Anna Hazare's help for his selection. Request Anna to start fasting for Pathan at Wankhede Stadium.

  • on August 31, 2011, 15:07 GMT

    I dont understand why they have not included Yusuf Pathan. I agree he is weak in english conditions but then how else do you give him this exposure. R Jadeja is a decent all rounder with int'l experience but if Yusuf is fit he should have been preferred over R J and similarly Dinesh Karthik should be given chance b4 parthiv

  • on August 31, 2011, 15:00 GMT

    I'm glad that a lot of us are wondering about the same question: Where is Irfan Pathan?

  • on August 31, 2011, 14:56 GMT

    dhoni dont like pathan brothers, thats why they are ignored.

  • NikSaid on August 31, 2011, 14:45 GMT

    its simply "INDIA ARE PANICKING LIKE NO OTHER TEAM". Signs of having really really really bad time in and out of dressing room and bcci offices.

  • on August 31, 2011, 14:42 GMT

    If ever there was a chance of india winning the odi series,here comes jadeja.England wil be pleased with his selection as he wil help them mopunt pressure on other batsmens by blocking balls and he also has the ability to run his partners out as he did in ipl2 crunch match.

  • Indian_Fan2011 on August 31, 2011, 14:36 GMT

    I believe Irfan is much better than Jadeja as he didn't do much when given a chance.

  • ACHILLES_FZX on August 31, 2011, 14:33 GMT

    Why ?Why? Why? ,This is the same man who made us lose 2 20-20 world cups and he is here again

  • absn95 on August 31, 2011, 14:32 GMT

    excellent choice,anyone who KNOWS cricket can say he was the 7th most economical bowler in the world in the 2 year period he played in odis,his economy is good,batting avg is decent and strike rate nearly 80.I am sure he will improve given that he has gained some mass,I like irfan too but here he was considered ova Yusuf so I think finally it is a great decision,wanna see AAron given a fear free run,No rp please and give a chance to rahane too

  • d0ns on August 31, 2011, 14:30 GMT

    if they wanted to select a spinner who can bat why not "Iqbal Abdulla", he is young and is clever bowler and decent batsmen and young.

  • G.AJAY on August 31, 2011, 14:28 GMT

    A bad, a very bad choice. Dhoni has always been in favor of Jadeja, who has time and again always failed to prove himself. I would have gone with Irfan, as he is a good seam bowler as well as good batter.

  • on August 31, 2011, 14:25 GMT

    well..no irfan cmng..dhoni neva wanted him in his side...wats so personnal mr Dhoni????

  • sg05 on August 31, 2011, 14:18 GMT

    irfan bat better than jadeja,bad decision

  • on August 31, 2011, 14:18 GMT

    Just glad they didn't pick Robin Singh or Sourav Ganguly for being a left handed allrounder ..

  • iliastop11 on August 31, 2011, 14:13 GMT

    india should have called yusuf pathan nd test him as an opener. it would be wonderfull 2 see him smacking d ball out d stadium in d battin powerplay. And as far his weakness 2 short balls is concerned, he has developed a better way to tackle those deliveries and its clear enough from his centuries coming against top fast nd spin bowlers in cricket. on contrary jadeja is juz too weak to score big runs. he's gr8 achievment would b 2 som how hit half century not a century lyk pathan

  • sunildjoshi on August 31, 2011, 14:10 GMT

    Still belive that Yusuf would be a getter choice.

  • Prasad38 on August 31, 2011, 14:09 GMT

    Come buddies . . . Bring back Swing Sulthan . . . . Irfan !!!!!!!!!!

  • on August 31, 2011, 14:08 GMT

    I think its a good decision made by the selectors to give another chance to the ravindra jadeja and i am sure he will definetly give his 100%

  • Pandyan on August 31, 2011, 14:08 GMT

    seriously either of Pathan brothers could have been selected here we are actually shot of player who can score some good fast runs at the end of the innings and can bowl some decent 7 to 8 overs in the middle which can be done effectively by either of Irfan or Yusuf seriously a blunder from Dhoni and Selectors...its will be very hard to see India loosing all the matches to England.

  • sunnysmiles on August 31, 2011, 14:07 GMT

    What have they against Irfan Pathan?The English conditions are tailor made for his swing bowling..definitely he's a better bat than Jadeja.

  • indianzen on August 31, 2011, 14:07 GMT

    Why on earth Badrinath, Vijay, pathans were not considered ?

  • on August 31, 2011, 14:01 GMT

    THANKS...JADEJA WILL WITNESS ATLEASE 4-1 SERIES IN FAVOUR OF ENGLAND

  • Mahadeeevan on August 31, 2011, 13:59 GMT

    The selectors have done a very good thing

  • jinesshh on August 31, 2011, 13:56 GMT

    If we think strategically I guess, bringing Jadeja is a better option. He is just like replacing Yuvraj singh as part time bowler and will be better batsmen then existing spinners. And I also feel we need to give people playing their heart out in domestic should be given priority and good to see BCCI going in that direction by calling Ajinkya Rahane. Also, I am sure Mukund and Pujara (poor guy missed important series because of his injury) will be selected for Australia series.

    My team for First two ODI: Sachin, Rahane, Dravid, Kohli, R. Sharma, Raina, Dhoni, Ashwin, P. Kumar, Vinay Kumar, P. Kumar (12 - Jadeja)

  • on August 31, 2011, 13:52 GMT

    why not sellected irfan pathan give a lard achance

  • on August 31, 2011, 13:51 GMT

    INDIAN CRICKET TEAM NEED TO CHANGE COACH AND PUT YUSUF PATHAN IN.

  • RogerC on August 31, 2011, 13:50 GMT

    He is a good choice, India needs a left arm spinner who can bat a bit and Jadeja is the best option when Yuvraj is not around. Gambhir's absense gives Rahane a chance, so there is no need to bring in another opener.

  • on August 31, 2011, 13:46 GMT

    where is Irfan pathan.........

  • 270380 on August 31, 2011, 13:46 GMT

    Jadeja replacing Gambhir proves that the selection of the team has not been fair. A bits and pieces allrounder replacing an opening batsman. R.P Singh playing instead of Munaf Patel in the final test indicates selections have been on personal choice of M.S. Dhoni. R.P. singh is called when he was holidaying and Munaf Patel who was in the original team and was ignored.

  • on August 31, 2011, 13:44 GMT

    im not a great fan of R. JADEJA... but... from the last ipl he has done well in the ipls.. have put up muscles.. and become a strong lad.. so i hav a good belif in him... think its a good choice.. can be usefull as 5th bowler, batsman down the order and a very good fielder..

  • Pandyan on August 31, 2011, 13:42 GMT

    Again a very bad decision by the selectors, dont know who is making all the selections here is dhoni preferring or the selectors dont find a player than this so called Allrounder for our team, he is not at all good with the bat not even can hit a ball across the boundary at the end of the innings which is expected of him coming at no 7 then what is the use of him and about his bowling if anyone wants to complete the quota of 5th bowler with the economy rate of 6 and above that can be done by Kholi and Rohit combined so there is no use of him there also he is not good with the bat to score some fast runs or either put brakes on the scoring rate with couple of wickets so again a very poor decision put India atleast can win a single match out of this series.Anyways as a true Indian fan always expecting out team to do well.

  • zico123 on August 31, 2011, 13:42 GMT

    first unfit Zaheer, then half fit Sehwag, then RP singh from Miami vacation and now Ravindra Jadeja from nowhere, whats going on with BCCI, i think its time for new selection panel may be!! yet another shocking terrible decision. selection for rahane and Varun was good, but selection for jadeja is equally bad

  • on August 31, 2011, 13:40 GMT

    now definitely India is losing the series.

  • montys_muse on August 31, 2011, 13:40 GMT

    Seems like Ravindra Jadeja is Dhoni's fav but not Irfan Pathan....such pity!

  • ChandanDua on August 31, 2011, 13:37 GMT

    Maybe there's further punishment for Dravid for telling the selectors he's retiring. now they'll say he should open the batting, too.

  • on August 31, 2011, 13:35 GMT

    someone please tell selectors that irfan pathan is also there

  • on August 31, 2011, 13:33 GMT

    and yet again a very very BAD decision from our selectors....we needed a specialist opener & waht we get is ravinder jadeja....don't know what the hell is wrong with the selectors....!!

  • buntyjuggernauts on August 31, 2011, 13:29 GMT

    I wud rather see a 16 year boy in the team in place of R Jadeja..God how many failures doea any one need to prove his incapability. Jadeja is just suitable for IPL & nothing else. Cant we opt for players from our talented young pool of Under 19 or the team just won in Australia!!!! Jadeja doesnt deserve to be in top 50!!!

  • zico123 on August 31, 2011, 13:27 GMT

    Gambhir has recently developed attitude problem, he showed that with the tremendous intensity with which he played IPL where he was captain, hiding injury, when he plays for India under Dhoni the same intensity is not seen in him, rightly so, his Test performance has severly dropped since his purple patch, he may be injured, but i am sure he will play CL hiding injury again. what a Shame Gambhir!! he has to start putting India ahead of KKR

  • KTiwari on August 31, 2011, 13:25 GMT

    Good choice. Way better than Yusuf Pathan. Yusuf plays once in 15-20 games.

  • on August 31, 2011, 13:25 GMT

    I think this is a very wise decision bcoz if u observe carefully u will notice that India does not have a fifth bowling option since Yuvraj is missing.I really think they should play Jadaja coz he will give the team atleast 5-6 overs.N anyways no.7 batsman doesn't get much to prove so i think he is a good no.7 for India.

  • zico123 on August 31, 2011, 13:24 GMT

    another TERRIBLE BAD DECISION from BCCI, why India goes back to same players who have failed and again!! why didn't they pick Irfan Pathan or Raydu?

  • on August 31, 2011, 13:23 GMT

    Why the hell people are fighting for Yusuf Pathan .He is such a flop player for India.He has dismissed for 0 many times and people still fight for him.Yusuf is a inconsistant player and a lottery ticket but people still support him.Why not Robbin Uthappa he has been consistant why cant people fight for him?Robbie never got a chance by sellectors nor people supported him.Robbin uthappa is a oppening batsman he could have replaced gambhir.

  • venky2010 on August 31, 2011, 13:22 GMT

    Come ON....Somebody should have common sense, how many times Mr Jadega was given chance...hopeless selection commitee.......Yousuf pathan is better match winning option. Utappa/Manoj Tiwari - can be given a chance.

  • on August 31, 2011, 13:21 GMT

    why jadeja why not irfan dhoni and srikant got somr ting agains him he is only player with a hatrick

  • on August 31, 2011, 13:21 GMT

    Gambhir shold replaced by an opener and I think Vijay should have been given chance

  • on August 31, 2011, 13:18 GMT

    is Jadeja better than Yousuf or Irfan??

  • SVicious on August 31, 2011, 13:18 GMT

    I call for the most radicle of changes post this series: Removal or demand the removal of Dhoni as captain and replacement with Virat Kohli in the shorter formats of the game. Raina is not just good enough a player to be captain and should just concentrate on his game. Gambhir, though a good choice, should be left alone as he needs to continue concentrating on his game. The best choice is Kohli!!!

  • Nampally on August 31, 2011, 13:16 GMT

    Although Gambhir's absence would be felt, there are already back-up opening batsmen in form of Dravid, P. Patel & Rahane. So India really needed a good bowler not a mediocre all rounder. If all rounder is needed Y.Pathan was already in the World cup winning team. Why was he denied in favour of already well tried & discarded Jadeja?.Dhoni is a poor selector of players and must not be given a free hand. He has pushed Ashwin away in favour of "over the hill Harbhajan" for 2 years now.Many fans will not know Rahul Sharma, a tall leg spinner who bowls at a much faster pace than a regular leg spinner.He gets a lot of bounce because of his pace & height even on Indian pitches. He is accurate & tough to score. He is ideal for ODI's on the English pitches. He had excellent showing in this year's IPL. He would have been the match winner. The Indian Selectors are neither dynamic nor proactive. They missed a golden chance to put the team above individuals.Rahul was the right guy at right place.

  • on August 31, 2011, 13:09 GMT

    amit mishra n ashwin can do better job than this useless jadeja both in bat n bowl..so opener should replace with another opener n uthappa as other members commenting here on cricinfo is getting 80% votes n this cleary shows there is something wrong between uthappa n selectors..he cant be part of ind set up till cheekas there..srikkant playing with his own country n making our nation look like fool in front of foreign country's by selecting guys who cant handle short ball..jadeja,yusuf,raina these cant play short ball in away conditions..come on we have good hookers and pullers like tiwary,uthappa,pandey,manariya wht the hell is going onnnnnnnnnnnnnn

  • Baundele on August 31, 2011, 13:06 GMT

    What a selection! A spin-playing batsman is replaced by a spinner. ;)

  • rustyryan on August 31, 2011, 13:05 GMT

    Selectors are out of their mind. R Jadeja - the man who lost us T20 WC twice. you gotta be kidding.

  • salam-india on August 31, 2011, 13:03 GMT

    Dhoni forget that he is playing for India not for his own town team. That's why he bring his friends (RP Sing) and his perference persons (R Jadeja) into the squad... Indian fans do you remember the selection bitween Irfan Pathan and RP Sing?..When the selector selected Irfan Pathan in place of RP Sing..Dhoni wanted to resiging as indian captain.. After that Irfan disappeared from Indian team because Captain and Coach acussed him that he is bowling under 130 km/p. Now Dhoni bring RP Sing who is out of cricket touch and bowling under 125 km/p...Okey Irfan Pathan's prob is past but what Yusuf Pathan did to ignored from the ODI selction?? Did he played bad as Dhoni and Raina did through the England Test matchs? or Dhoni and indian selectors don like Pathan's family?..If Dhoni and selectors select only their friends or preference persons into the team.. Why should I watch those matchs and support this team (their own team)

  • jals on August 31, 2011, 13:03 GMT

    Dhoni did not learned the lesson from R.P.Singh's selection for testsn now Jadeja's turn. He and shrikanth will put country at stake for the sake of his friends and relatives. This is too much.

  • iliastop11 on August 31, 2011, 13:02 GMT

    jadeja is'nt a good batsmen 2 play under pressure unlike yusuf pathan who plays well against the fast bowlers under pressure

  • landl47 on August 31, 2011, 13:00 GMT

    Somehow I don't think the selection of Jadeja is going to keep the England players awake at night worrying. The big question is, has Jadeja kept himself fit? It's presumably 4 months or so since he played even T20. Judging by most of the players who have come over, after the IPL they entered a number of eating competitions rather than spend time in the gym. He seems to have been sent for purely as cover, since he's not a good enough bat to warrant going in higher than 7 or 8, and his bowling doesn't deserve a place ahead of Mishra and Ashwin. A bit of a non-event.

  • pankajkumarsingh on August 31, 2011, 12:58 GMT

    Really??? Was a great Dhoni fan but I think he's letting success run over his head. Earlier, it was RP Singh and now it's Jadeja.

  • on August 31, 2011, 12:56 GMT

    once again bad chioce no use of write 100 lines ...this is what hppens i our indian team ...real bad chioce

  • kash2011 on August 31, 2011, 12:56 GMT

    It will be really magical when we will see Mr.Gambhir up and running for KKR in Cl qualifier....all concussion will be gone by then for sure.....and in case of jadeja..if u have dhoni..RP and RJ are free with him

  • ubl2729 on August 31, 2011, 12:54 GMT

    this is a dangerous time to indian cricket from selector.what bad selector.he will not give at least one chance to i pathan & uthappa why.he will defenatly give answer to india in future

  • barath_narayanan on August 31, 2011, 12:52 GMT

    This is not so wise decision.. Yusuf or Irfan or Even Paul Valthaty would have been good choice.

  • on August 31, 2011, 12:50 GMT

    @blake,well said..2 me yusuf is rubbish...his day comes .in 10 or 12 innings,jadeja is on d other hand very stable. Jadeja shud be india's long term investment...go jadeja@blake,well said..2 me yusuf is rubbish...his day comes .in 10 or 12 innings,jadeja is on d other hand very stable. Jadeja shud be india's long term investment...go jadeja

  • Secunderabadi on August 31, 2011, 12:48 GMT

    Jadeja is a good choice. How else can we establish a clean victory for the English. He is the one who can leak 6ers with his bowling (the 5th bowler).

  • AsherCA on August 31, 2011, 12:47 GMT

    With such a shortage of batsmen, I am surprised that Raidu has not been selected for the ODI's. I guess BCCI does not represent India, it only represents N Srinivasan, Sharad Pawar & Lalit Modi. Therefore, anyone who has offended these gentlemen is by default disqualified.

  • Fast_Track_Bully on August 31, 2011, 12:45 GMT

    Selectors recruit the whole Kochi Tuskers team to play the ODIs...parthiv, RP, vinay kumar and now Jadeja...lol

  • on August 31, 2011, 12:44 GMT

    Replacement of G Gambhir is not necessarily the opner as ANYONE can open nobody is going to make much difference. Far shot have never actually seen this guy but what about Bhuvneshwar Kumar from Uttar Pradesh/Pune Warriors. Play that guy as Joker may be cant bat well or cant bowl well...or even both or RAVINDRA JADEJA (5th bowler/7th batsmen) http://www.espncricinfo.com/england-v-india-2011/content/story/530480.html?comments=all#comments NEVER KNEW THE SHOT WOULD GO THIS FAR ACTUALLY.

  • rp1106 on August 31, 2011, 12:43 GMT

    I would like to what Ravindra Jadeja has done recently and what he did in his last outings ? BCCI keeps surprising you with some of the selections. Fans will talk about names of their choice but BCCI picks someone out of the blue. What he has done in 2011 IPL that I don't know exactly if his selection is based on that. If IPL is selection criteria then we have many other players who are better then Ravindra. IPL is not a platform where you can rate a player. BCCI will never learn. They took so much time to select a replacement and now they know Ishant's case and still not doing anything. God save Indian cricket.

  • STRAIGHT_TALK on August 31, 2011, 12:41 GMT

    How about Robin Uttappa? He can also keep wickets. Nothing wrong with Ravindra Jadeja, but what is the logic in selecting an allrounder for replacing an opener? As long as we continue to selecte teams on a patchwork basis, we will never win consistently. The players too continue to grope in uncertainty.

  • CandidIndian on August 31, 2011, 12:41 GMT

    Two things i never understood, first the obsession of BCCI with IPL and second Dhoni's obsession with Ravindra Jadeja.

  • CricketChat on August 31, 2011, 12:40 GMT

    It seems Indian think tank has a completely different view from the rest of us on how to solve form and player issues than the rest of the world. First RP Singh and now Jadeja were picked out of blues. I am sure even the players themselves weren't expecting such a generous, unexpected gift from selectors. There are factors other than logic at work here.

  • on August 31, 2011, 12:39 GMT

    Why not to give Badrinath chance?

  • on August 31, 2011, 12:38 GMT

    saurabh tiwari showed good form in emerging player tournament but as our opener is injured they should have picked a opener and shikar dhawan was the best to replace

  • on August 31, 2011, 12:35 GMT

    Manish pandey iz better replace fr gambir..nt jadeja...

  • cricketizgood on August 31, 2011, 12:35 GMT

    Man I wish I had friendship with Dhoni, I could have got a chance to play for India. Good going CAPTAIN by washing your own success from long time.

  • on August 31, 2011, 12:34 GMT

    All these people commenting on Cricinfo first bash the IPL and then ask for players like Paul Valthaty, Ambati Rayudu, Saurabh Tiwary, Manoj Tiwary, Manish Pandey, Robin Uthappa to be selected who are just IPL products and nothing else.They have no technique to counter the English pace attack.Just because someone from these guys plays a matchwinning innings in 1 out 8 or 9 IPL games doesn't mean he is the future of Indian cricket.Domestic performances in Ranji Trophy should be rewarded by selecting likes of Badrinath, C.Pujara, A.Mukund, A.Rahane and so on.

  • Hraig on August 31, 2011, 12:30 GMT

    We seriously need an opener there in ENG why the hell they has not chosen Pathan or Uthhapa. And also concern why the players like RP Singh, Uthhapa are out of ranji matches and not fit for play. Jadeja can`t be a choice, we have tested him he is not a good player. The choice should be Irfaan Pathan, Yusuf Pathan, Ambati rayudu or manoj Tiwari. I really like Ishaant Sharma opting for a surgery after Australian test Tour. In this decision he has thought only for Playing India not IPL. Thanks Ishant we want this attitude.

  • on August 31, 2011, 12:28 GMT

    Now India needs alrounder, there is no much option. If india very particular about opening batsman Abinav will be the ideal choice. He has being playing for india last couple of months in caribean and few in english condition. Moreover He would have learnt good lesson through his mistakes. I believe the Left Right opening combination will work out.

  • on August 31, 2011, 12:28 GMT

    What the Hell..Ravindra Jadeja as a replacement..Why not Raidu?? and we already have part time bowlers to fill the gap..and how good jadeja bowls??..just a crazy selection and bad for INDIAN cricket..

  • PraPraPan on August 31, 2011, 12:28 GMT

    pls note that the selection is based on Dhoni's influence. Why in the world R.P.Singh was drafted in who came in straight from Florida. R.Jadeja has been given numerous chances already. He may be excellent in the IPL due to flat pitches but England is vastly different. Ambatti Rayudu deserves a chance instead.

  • NewYorkCricket on August 31, 2011, 12:27 GMT

    Why not Irfan Pathan, seriously? and why Jadeja again.. He does fit anywhere.. Neither bowler nor batsman

  • Raj12345 on August 31, 2011, 12:27 GMT

    This is true. Am I reading news or dream? Forget his skills. He don't have ethics, what we have seen during IPL. Now everyone started understanding what is happening in Indian cricket. More fun comes even after Chikka & other selectors term over in sep. Because current selection is controlled by few players, and not by selectors.

    I would think DK/Yusuf/Uthappa/Dhawan/Vijay/Mukund might been considered.

    Poor Srikant.

    can't select Mukund- people complains TN factor can't select Vijay - people complain TN factor or CSK factor. Only Raina is exception after N number failures. can't select badri - TN factor can't select Puraja - false statement on him. Test material. can't select Uthappa - Zonal restriction can't select Rayadu - ICL return can't select Paul - no big name so far can't select DK - Dhoni will not allow to do that.

  • cricketizgood on August 31, 2011, 12:24 GMT

    Sehwag, Gambhir, Yuvraj- Batsman

    Harbhajan, Zaheer, Ishant- Bowlers

    All key players are out and still i hope India will win. I am really surprised to see that senior players like Sachin and Dravid are more fit then all these youngsters. These tour to England for cricket is starting to become a vacation tour with couple of players flying to and back from England every week. I personally believe Pathan brothers, Rayudu, Mukund, Utthappa are better choices.

  • on August 31, 2011, 12:24 GMT

    Y pathan scored a century on his last overseas match and we have someone else in his place. We won the WC because RJ was not part of the team, nevertheless he's simply just Dhoni's favourite. I hope he doesnt get a chance to play.

  • srisri on August 31, 2011, 12:22 GMT

    Welcome back Sir. Ravindra Jadeja. You add one more reason not to bother about the upcoming ODI series. Thanks.

  • rsurya on August 31, 2011, 12:21 GMT

    Please Stop taking about STATS, this has killed our team.

  • symsun on August 31, 2011, 12:20 GMT

    Someone says Dhoni's request fulfilled. But I would say as a positive move, We need atleast one left arm spinner, to take atleast KP wicket. We all know Irfan is not the same old bowler, who swings and takes lots of wickets. He leaks a lot now. He needs to bowl better to get the all-rounder spot. Yousuf is never reliable. And with the Indian teams test performance, we cannot have too many unreliable players in the XI.

  • SachinRao on August 31, 2011, 12:19 GMT

    Surprise Surpise !! Another howler from the stupid selection committee. After the shocker that was R P Singh (pulled from the wild)...R Jadeja from nowhere. After some amount of redemption by bringing performers from the emerging tournament, here we go again. Why in the world would we not have Manoj/Saurabh Tiwary or Ambati (He has got the most raw deal). Damn even Manish Pandey or Shikhar Dhawan should be higher in the pecking order.

  • rajryl on August 31, 2011, 12:16 GMT

    jadeja its interesting decision taken by bcci its no dout he has ability to play but here bcci miss the one thing he is not opening batsman in such condition in England so swinging condition there india nees a specialist opner so many player specially uthappa, ambati raydu, murli vijay, sikhar dhavan what they are thinking dont understand

    india must need gud starts now they have to depends upon mostly sachin and dravid in starting over thats increasing mo re burden an presser on sachin while he is alredy have presser of acceptation of 100th century "god helps india "

  • on August 31, 2011, 12:16 GMT

    Jadeja is a game changer he will tilt the balance towards England

  • imrashant on August 31, 2011, 12:13 GMT

    @ Thomas Cherian: Right..Pathan is better a choice, dont know what "HIDDEN" talent jadeja has

  • on August 31, 2011, 12:12 GMT

    @rama563 we have plenty of options bro.. raina kholi rohit all can bowl with some potentials.. no need of 5 th bolwer

  • on August 31, 2011, 12:11 GMT

    It seems BCCI doesn't look beyond IPL for talent , even then why not Robin Uthappa or Ambati Rayudu or Irfan Pathan or Yusuf pathan, on any given day these players are far better than Jadeja. GOD's must be crazy :)

  • Bathinda11 on August 31, 2011, 12:09 GMT

    everyone is saying Uthapa or rayudu..where is Paul Valthaty? after a brilliant comeback ..he should have been pursued in Emerging players..? Can't he be one of the options

  • on August 31, 2011, 12:08 GMT

    Amit Mishra .. batting skills!! come on .. that was test cricket!!! this is the ODI's .... mishra .. can chip in with 10 and 12 .. jadeja can hit the shots ... he is a proper batsman and bowler (allrounder)

  • on August 31, 2011, 12:08 GMT

    Jadaja s a wonderful selection..... As we know,English batsmen are little uncomfortable to Left arm slow bowlers.... Also he can cat a bit..

  • on August 31, 2011, 12:05 GMT

    Even a common cricket fan know's we need a good all-rounder in the team & we are playing in england not in srilanka.We need a all-rounder who can bowl med-fast & bat at No.5 or No.6....The player name is Irfan Pathan with all this qualifications.Get this guy into the team please.You are bringing R.P.singh after 3 years into the team 7 justifying that he can swing the ball,I'm telling you Irfan can swing the ball better than R.P.Singh.My dear Selectors think,think,think before you act !!!

  • on August 31, 2011, 12:03 GMT

    i think a opener should replace a opener like gambhir.... so i insist players like robin uthappa should come in place of jadeja.. as uthappa had opened innings in T-20 & ODI'S too...

  • on August 31, 2011, 12:03 GMT

    its not about friends of dhoni (get a life guys) ... dhoni plays with the team selected by the selectors ... what can he do .. he gives his best and gets his team to the best they can on a given day .. hard luck if a jadeja goes for 80 runs in 10 overs with no wicket ... u have days when things go your way and days when things don't .... if in the first match jadeja gets a 5 wkt haul ... the whole of india will praise him ....

  • on August 31, 2011, 12:01 GMT

    rather than giving a chance to a person who dont even know the rules( Rajathan Roayls issue). i think there are better players in line like. Robin Utappa, Ambati rayudu, Manish Pandey, Irfan Pathan(f its not a opener replacement) and many more youngstars. i dont understand who influences these selections.they are taking everything for granted.

  • Rajeshj on August 31, 2011, 11:59 GMT

    One gets a feeling that Dhoni is not selecting his team based on merit.. he seems to have too many of personal preferences while selecting his team ... and this is the next baffling one... I don't know how many more chances will R. Jadeja get and he has yet to convince any one with his cricketing credentials... What is even more strange is that a Batsman is changed with a bits-and-pieces batsman/bowler... If Dhoni moves on like this than I think he is in for a long term downfall...

  • rama563 on August 31, 2011, 11:58 GMT

    yes he is the right choice at present!!!!!! because, in the absence of yuvraj who will bowl the 5th bowler quota for the team and england to have some problems with lefthand spinnerin opposition!so dont think of only batting !!!!! tink in whole!!!!! good decision selectors and dhoni!!!!!

  • NIKR1010 on August 31, 2011, 11:56 GMT

    ANOTHER BAD CHOICE OF THE 5 WISE MEN OF BCCI.

  • on August 31, 2011, 11:55 GMT

    Jadeja is preferred over Pathan that does not make sense.....

  • 193leeds on August 31, 2011, 11:55 GMT

    Ravindra Jadeja's selection surprised me..He is not definitely a good player..

  • on August 31, 2011, 11:54 GMT

    Jadeja replaced for Ghambhir......!!! How funny its is....??? an all-rounder replaced an opening batsman....!!! Bad on u selectors....!!! Who is the perfect partner for Sachin to open the innings....??? If Jadeja is the best choice to replace Ghambir, Why don't Ambati Rayudu or Paul Valthati....???

  • arpzzz on August 31, 2011, 11:53 GMT

    Ravindra jadeja is useless Player, he got enough opportunities and he let team loose from winning positions. Yusuf pathan Scored a brilliant century in tough Fast bowling conditions in SA against likes of Steyn and Morkel. he should have been picked. If selectors want to have an allrounder then they should have picked Irfan Pathan. About Allrounder tag, i will say even Amit Mishra has good batting skills compare to Jadeja.

  • on August 31, 2011, 11:50 GMT

    ya..he is a good all rounder, but some times he batted well but not in the bowling...any way best of luck..

  • cenitin on August 31, 2011, 11:49 GMT

    Not a bad choice considering India is not going to play 5 bowlers and if Dravid will be in the 11 then who is going to bowl 10 overs. We can try Raina + Virat and Rohit in initlal matches but if that won't work then we can go to Jadeja who is a bowling all rounder. Also he performed well in the last IPL. Considering UV is not in the tesm we need someone to bowl those 10 overs.

  • on August 31, 2011, 11:48 GMT

    No need to fly in an extra opener when tendulkar, parthiv, rahane and dravid are in the squad. check Jadeja's batting stats they are pretty good, average of 31 for a young player, even his bowling is quite ok. People wanting yusuf pathan , i see where ur coming from becuz he's a match winner ON HIS DAY but he isnt "on his day" very often and most times he hopeless. dont worry as soon as Yuvraj is back Jadeja will be gone again he's just a stop gap solution, who knows he may sit on the bench for the whole tour anyway. I think selectors should give Parthiv a go as reserve opener because he looks better then the other openers tried of late and played well vs WI, also is a good keeper so can give Dhoni a rest when he needs it.

  • athar.cricket on August 31, 2011, 11:48 GMT

    poor selection.robin uthappa should have been included instead of jadeja.jadeja can't even strike run a ball in t20.so many oppurtunities have been given to jadeja

  • on August 31, 2011, 11:46 GMT

    Jadeja will do well .... say all you like guys!!! India needs to play him in every match ... he will prove many of his countrymen wrong .. hez a very good talent, im glad hez getting a chance again!

  • mandi on August 31, 2011, 11:44 GMT

    jadeja is a good choice well done selectors.good job.

  • on August 31, 2011, 11:43 GMT

    don't we have better players playing in Indian domestic circuit?

  • on August 31, 2011, 11:43 GMT

    This is the step for another white wash in ODI for India.

  • on August 31, 2011, 11:42 GMT

    either Ambati rayudu or uthappa should have been picked.Nobody knows how many of our batsmen will click in English conditions.Already Sehwag,Gambhir out.

  • on August 31, 2011, 11:42 GMT

    nice joke selecting r jadega who is useless.whr s y pathan ?

  • sud_vm on August 31, 2011, 11:42 GMT

    @ sudarshanj

    well said.... thats exactly whats happening.... i guess selectors are seeking hidden magical talents from mediocrity

  • on August 31, 2011, 11:42 GMT

    Selectors should preferred either robin uthappa or yusuf pathan ahead of jadeja.. They committed a big mistake yet again..

  • on August 31, 2011, 11:39 GMT

    dravid ill open dats y jadeja is here bt i wud hv prefered yusuf or irfan...>>>>>

  • on August 31, 2011, 11:38 GMT

    Jadeja is definitely not a good choice. They should have given chance to some new player

  • on August 31, 2011, 11:35 GMT

    Why is everybody complaining about Jadeja, he showed good form in the IPL, he will do well in England .... his bowling will do better that his batting!!!

  • PiyushD on August 31, 2011, 11:33 GMT

    There are people who bash IPL and then they cry for including players like Paul Valthaty, Manish Pandey etc who are just IPL heros not right, if it had to be an alrounder it should be Irfan Pathan specially in England. He can swing as well as PK (just low on confidence) and is more than decent batsman

  • on August 31, 2011, 11:32 GMT

    R JADEJA IS NOTHING BUT DISGRACE TO INDIAN TEAM. Its more worse news than Test Series White Wash. :(

  • Sarthak1305 on August 31, 2011, 11:31 GMT

    I have 3 possible theories for this selection:

    1.) Indian selectors have a lottery system for selection. Ex: first R.P Singh then Jadeja 2.) Indian selectors get some sadistic pleasure by making Dhonis life as difficult as possible again for ex: first the selection of R.P Singh then Jadeja 3.) Indian's were looking for a brilliant 3rd man. Fetch water, field for Dravid or Tendulkar when they have scored century u knw so on and so forth

    What say??

  • on August 31, 2011, 11:31 GMT

    He did much better than many other show man who got the opportunity before. He did well in his last domestic match too. But a lower order all-rounder to replace an opening batsman is ridiculous. Thats not replacement. Why not Mukund who just toured here, MVijay who played at the top before or any other top order batsman?. If we dont have any, then that shows how our new generation players are. Opening with P.Patel or Dravid or Kholi is not a good plan

  • on August 31, 2011, 11:30 GMT

    I belive he is made for 20/20 cricket the way he played in last IPL he deserved a another chance . shorther format suits his a lot since he is an allrounder :))

  • PiyushD on August 31, 2011, 11:28 GMT

    This is another demand of Dhoni fulfilled, We really don't knw why him, Is Irfan never going to make a comeback, IP is a big promise and instead of grooming him they are just ignoring him, may be not a good friend of Dhoni, Jadeja spin Vs IP medium pace nothing to choose but in England IP would have been much better and in batting IP is much better than Jadeja. Another selection error I think.

  • on August 31, 2011, 11:28 GMT

    i think gambir wants some rest so that he can play for kkr in champions leage qualifiers this guys will hide injury to please their club but not for the country

  • kingofkingsmanu on August 31, 2011, 11:28 GMT

    robin uthappa should have been right guy.. if no him it should have been manish pandey who now deserves more than any one else to debut..

  • Ravs1504 on August 31, 2011, 11:28 GMT

    oh God!!! pls save us from this torture... i can't believe they have picked him..my dear fellow countrymen..bcci and dhoni adds to their mindless decisions on this tour....sometime i feel dhoni just backs his friend...jadeja is just a nervous gutless player..

  • RakRaaga on August 31, 2011, 11:28 GMT

    The worst selection by Srikanth and Dhoni, where is Uthappa, Irfan, rayudu??????

  • on August 31, 2011, 11:27 GMT

    Good Choice, he played well in last IPL

  • on August 31, 2011, 11:27 GMT

    Good selection ... i guess somebody saw him lifting the bat above the head..srikanth..? dhoni..?........... missed it

  • anshu.s on August 31, 2011, 11:27 GMT

    Its good that we are getting rid of K.Shrikant and Yasphal Sharma as seletors in September......Ravinder jadeza is ridiculous selection which defies any logic....if they wanted another spinning all-rounder they could have selected Yousuf Pathan n they could have chosen any of Manish Pandey,Saurubh Tiwari,A. Menaria,R.Utthapa or Manoj Tiwari ......

  • 9ST9 on August 31, 2011, 11:27 GMT

    LO and Behold Indias favourite cricketing son returns.....

  • Sudarshanj on August 31, 2011, 11:26 GMT

    I guess u need to be mediocre to get call to team india now days. Any one interested?

  • palla.avinash on August 31, 2011, 11:24 GMT

    good selection india needs an all rounder but may too late call

  • on August 31, 2011, 11:23 GMT

    x( this is pathetic. Jadeja had his chances and he gifted many good match situations in opposition's favor, should have picked someone else!!

  • on August 31, 2011, 11:23 GMT

    Ha Ha !! England again u r lucky to play International matches against a country's "A" team.. .. Make the most of it.. So there s no point in following this series guys.. We ll follow it when our national team plays..

  • on August 31, 2011, 11:21 GMT

    Rotation system was never applied in Indian Team. Now because of injuries other players are getting chance.

  • on August 31, 2011, 11:20 GMT

    this is disgusting.. an ALLROUNDER for an opener.. select an opener like M Vijay or S Dhawan.. or a middle order batsman like R Uthappa,S Badhrinath,S Tiwari or A Rayadu.. Wat the selectors are thinking... god only knows

  • sandson on August 31, 2011, 11:18 GMT

    The one beacon of hope..the knight in the shining armour..Indian cricket torchbearer is here.. Now im sure everything will be hunky-dory.. at least for the legions of indian admirers of sir RJ !!

  • on August 31, 2011, 11:16 GMT

    Jadeja (India's Reply to Sir Gary Sobers) = ODIs Batting Av 30, Bowling Av 42... T20s Batting Av 16... Bowling Av. 46.. What a MARVELOUS pulling out a rabbit trick from our wise Indian Selection team..! Sadly.. The rabbit is pitiful and annoying and has lost India matches from winning positions... Iqbal Abdulla should have been given a shot..

  • Sudarshanj on August 31, 2011, 11:16 GMT

    All rounder Jadeja? Now i have no doubt that idiots are running indian cricket.

  • on August 31, 2011, 11:16 GMT

    yet no chance for uthappa wat s going on

  • Suresh_Joseph on August 31, 2011, 11:15 GMT

    Oh Lord, no, pleeeeease!!! Could we just play with 10 guys?

  • on August 31, 2011, 11:14 GMT

    Opener replaced by slow left arm bowler...........wow what a replacement BCCI...............they should have called Shikhar Dhawan or any other specialist opener.........

  • on August 31, 2011, 11:13 GMT

    Oh No..!!! Not RJ..!!! What is wrong with selectors..??

  • on August 31, 2011, 11:13 GMT

    Very Disappointment... why not yusuf or irfan or robin uthappa or saurabh tiwary or Manish pandey or ambati raydu.... their are many names ahead of Ravndra Jadeja..then are the selection panel doing..

  • on August 31, 2011, 11:12 GMT

    Keep him on bench..else india will lose ODI series as well.

  • on August 31, 2011, 11:12 GMT

    Jadeja was showing some good signs in the recently concluded IPL matches...Best of Luck for him...Sorry to miss Gauti...:(

  • crikbuff on August 31, 2011, 11:10 GMT

    Mr. Srikkanth and co. have lost their heads. Ravindra Jadeja has given enough proof that he is not capable enough to play at international level. Instead, Ambati Rayudu or Manish Tiwari, who have much more talent and potential shud have been picked!

  • on August 31, 2011, 11:10 GMT

    Ravindra WHO??? Does he know how to play cricket??? Why does the BCCI want to increase our suffering???

  • on August 31, 2011, 11:10 GMT

    Dhoni extends his long rope to his long time buddy!!! Hopeless..

  • on August 31, 2011, 11:10 GMT

    OH NO! India cricket is truly going backwards !

  • on August 31, 2011, 11:09 GMT

    jadeja????????????/ are you kidding selectors.. it would be fair if uthappa rayudu dinesh karthik pandey got this opportunity... u had given a chance to a man who got plenty of opportunities and poved nothing..its surely dhoni's call.. i would say...

  • on August 31, 2011, 11:07 GMT

    This is even more depressing than the whitewash ! R.I.P INDIAN CRICKET

  • on August 31, 2011, 11:02 GMT

    disappointed...Why no Uttappa or Yusuf at least...Jadeja is such a all rounder with huge numbers in front of his name in bowling figures and less numbers in batting table !

  • ashish_gajjar on August 31, 2011, 11:01 GMT

    good choice no allrounder in odi squad but this is last chance for ravindra jadeja wish u best of luck...............................

  • krnataraj on August 31, 2011, 11:00 GMT

    msd is losing it i suppose. first rp singh and now another personal favourite jadeja. are there no better players than these who need to be recalled or given a break into the indian team?? anyway it is going to be 5-0 drubbing with surely sachin and dhoni giving lame excuses like injuries to avoid playing the whole series.

  • fgrkhan on August 31, 2011, 11:00 GMT

    Dhoni is again calling up his very dear friend Jadeja. I feel now Dhoni is making a team with his friends. We have seen Jadeja who is good for nothing, neither he can bowl nor he can bat yet he manages to find a place in the team. There are so many young players who should have been tried. Paul Valthaty,Manish Pandey,Robin Uthapa,Yusuf .All these are much better than Jadeja but Dhoni is for friends. We should all condemn his act. He has done a similar thing by calling RP Singh. There were so many other good bowlers but he does not think in promoting talent but always look to support his friends. I think it is big time that we should start critisizing dhoni for these kind of acts.We have already gone down badly in tests now it is the turn of ODI's with only friends team

  • Gupta.Ankur on August 31, 2011, 11:00 GMT

    Jadeja what? This has to be a joke right! Get Yusuf pathan...........

  • on August 31, 2011, 10:57 GMT

    Thank god, I am happy murali vijay was not picked up. Bcz chennai needs him for the champians leage. Let him practice, He is fit only for chennai team in champians leage and IPL....

  • on August 31, 2011, 10:57 GMT

    Good to see the young all-rounder in side.. he can give a minimum guarantee in his 10 overs quota...

  • D.Sharma on August 31, 2011, 10:57 GMT

    Jadeja returns!!!!!!!!!!!

  • on August 31, 2011, 10:56 GMT

    Where is Irfan? Srikanth Please take him. He just want a couple of matches in overseas to get his form.

  • on August 31, 2011, 10:56 GMT

    jus recall the t20 match in 2009 wc vs england... where jadeja scored 25 frm 35 ball in chase of 153... n india managed only 150.... on wat basis is he selected.... horrible selection....

  • samadchowki on August 31, 2011, 10:56 GMT

    bad decision.. very poor selection

  • on August 31, 2011, 10:56 GMT

    This must be a joke! What about Manish Pandey, Robin Uthappa

  • on August 31, 2011, 10:55 GMT

    This is worst of worst selection for ever.selectors you have to select a opening batsmen not a middle order batsmen ..... look at other guys also,lots of talents are there.manish pandey,uthappa,valthaty,ambati rayudu etc.............

  • on August 31, 2011, 10:54 GMT

    Good selection ...................... World champions ll do well in the odi series

  • on August 31, 2011, 10:54 GMT

    another blunder from selector jadeja is a useless player they should have recaleed yusuf beacuse he has played in england and he aware of the condition

  • on August 31, 2011, 10:53 GMT

    Interesting choice. India already has 3 openers in Sachin, Parthiv and Rahane, so they've gone with another all rounder. I don't think he's needed considering they've been playing 5 bowlers in the tour matches.

  • on August 31, 2011, 10:53 GMT

    Why are they rewarding Raina? He should be sent home he is a walking wicket at the moment, Jadeja is a pretty good selection, india needs a 5th bowler

  • jaggi.jagan on August 31, 2011, 10:53 GMT

    Here goes Dhoni's boy....there are many that get to believe that Srikanth & co has all their say in selection matters...i do not quite think so. Anyway, if this is down to Ravindra Jadeja, this speaks enough about the talent pool in Indian Cricket.

  • on August 31, 2011, 10:50 GMT

    india need genuine opener and not a middle order failure like R Jadeja....he might have built some muscle but he aint got no technique to counter this english conditions...god save india...

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  • on August 31, 2011, 10:50 GMT

    india need genuine opener and not a middle order failure like R Jadeja....he might have built some muscle but he aint got no technique to counter this english conditions...god save india...

  • jaggi.jagan on August 31, 2011, 10:53 GMT

    Here goes Dhoni's boy....there are many that get to believe that Srikanth & co has all their say in selection matters...i do not quite think so. Anyway, if this is down to Ravindra Jadeja, this speaks enough about the talent pool in Indian Cricket.

  • on August 31, 2011, 10:53 GMT

    Why are they rewarding Raina? He should be sent home he is a walking wicket at the moment, Jadeja is a pretty good selection, india needs a 5th bowler

  • on August 31, 2011, 10:53 GMT

    Interesting choice. India already has 3 openers in Sachin, Parthiv and Rahane, so they've gone with another all rounder. I don't think he's needed considering they've been playing 5 bowlers in the tour matches.

  • on August 31, 2011, 10:54 GMT

    another blunder from selector jadeja is a useless player they should have recaleed yusuf beacuse he has played in england and he aware of the condition

  • on August 31, 2011, 10:54 GMT

    Good selection ...................... World champions ll do well in the odi series

  • on August 31, 2011, 10:55 GMT

    This is worst of worst selection for ever.selectors you have to select a opening batsmen not a middle order batsmen ..... look at other guys also,lots of talents are there.manish pandey,uthappa,valthaty,ambati rayudu etc.............

  • on August 31, 2011, 10:56 GMT

    This must be a joke! What about Manish Pandey, Robin Uthappa

  • samadchowki on August 31, 2011, 10:56 GMT

    bad decision.. very poor selection

  • on August 31, 2011, 10:56 GMT

    jus recall the t20 match in 2009 wc vs england... where jadeja scored 25 frm 35 ball in chase of 153... n india managed only 150.... on wat basis is he selected.... horrible selection....