West Indies in India 2013-14 November 12, 2013

Dhawal Kulkarni in India ODI squad, Ishant dropped

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Mumbai pace bowler Dhawal Kulkarni has earned a maiden national limited-overs call-up, being picked in India's 15-man squad for the one-dayers against West Indies. Ishant Sharma and Vinay Kumar, who had forgettable series against Australia last month, have been dropped.

Allrounder Ravindra Jadeja, who was rested for the preceding Test series to allow him the chance to recover from a shoulder niggle, is back. Yuvraj Singh, who also had a very poor one-day series against Australia, retains his place.

Haryana seamer Mohit Sharma, who featured in the second-string squad that played in Zimbabwe in August, has also been included. Mohit showed good touch in the first two rounds of the Ranji Trophy; he has seven wickets from two games, having extracted swing from the helpful Lahli track and claimed the prize wicket of Sachin Tendulkar in his final domestic game, as well as contributing with the bat when his team was in trouble.

Kulkarni had played in the same Lahli match and picked up three wickets. He was part of the India A squad that played New Zealand in Visakhapatnam in August-September, and claimed five wickets from two List A games there.

Ishant and Vinay were both battered during the high-scoring Australia one-dayers. While that was the case with most of the bowlers in the series, the manner in which they bowled, repeatedly erring in their lengths and lines, brought them much criticism. The duo was the most expensive among specialist bowlers from both sides, both with an economy rate a shade under eight. The lowlight for Ishant was the Mohali match, in which he was taken for 30 runs in an over by James Faulkner, with India losing the game when they looked to be on course for a victory.

In that batsman dominated series, Yuvraj produced his worst series stats in one-dayers, scoring 19 runs in four innings with a high score of 12. On comeback to the Indian team, however, in the one-off Twenty20 that was played before the ODIs, he had hit a match-winning, unbeaten 77 to propel India in a stiff chase.

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  • POSTED BY Yogesh_Sawant on | November 12, 2013, 17:39 GMT

    Good time to try few more new comers before we settle down into a final squad at least a year before the 2015 world cup. Vinay's century with the ball in the last match hasnt gone invain here. Dhawal has decent pace and can extract bounce. He has a good outswinger too. Mohit has already proved his worth in the domestic circuit and in the Zimbabwe tour earlie this year. But the important question is will these two gentlemen get a game in the 3 match series? May be yes, if India is 2-0 up, which is not unlikely given that kemar roach and pollard are not playing. Otherwise with on the 3 placid pitches a 2 spin, 2 pacemen, 1 jadeja attack and the Dhoni ideology of not to change a winning side I find it difficult for these two to get a crack at the West Indies. On the batting front a make or break series for yuvraj, a bad series and he will watch the south africa series on television.

  • POSTED BY CherryWood_Champion on | November 19, 2013, 7:03 GMT

    @green_track_boasters: Nope you smelled me at the wrong place ... I am Bharat Indians fan. And btw .. Rahane got 17 chances ... which were not utilized properly. There were n-number of players on domestic circuit who scored heavily but could not make it to Indian-XI on a regular basis. Ex: Amol Muzumdar, Kanitkar, Brijesh Patel, Ajay Sharma, Wasim Jaffer and more recently Badrinath. If talent is not a major criteria then Rahane, should have been in the team even before Rohit Sharma. But that is not the case. Again let me be clear, I hope Rahane grabs it with both his hands when his chance comes .. for now RAYUDU is a better player then RAHANE.#peace ... Debate ends here .. cheers ... cricinfo please publish.

  • POSTED BY sijanki on | November 17, 2013, 19:14 GMT

    Good Selection.. Team India Future Players Mandeep Singh/Robin Bist/Aparajith/Sanju Samson/Rishi Dhawan/Mohit Sharma/Harmeet Singh/Sandeep Sharma/Chand/SS Tiwary/Ishwar Pandey.

    Where are Umesh Yadhav and Varun Aaron ?

  • POSTED BY on | November 17, 2013, 7:33 GMT

    yes the selection of the selectors is good and I am also happy to see yuvraj in the squad

  • POSTED BY Al_Bundy1 on | November 15, 2013, 16:50 GMT

    BCCI could have given a C level contract to fringe players like Parvez Rasool, Rishi Dhawan, Ishwar Pandey, etc. They are the future of India - not Ishant Sharma and Suresh Raina.

  • POSTED BY on | November 15, 2013, 6:04 GMT

    Good selection from Indian selectors as Ishant Sharma was sloppy during the ODI series against Australia. India should try out young cricketers to further improve their side. Yes, a very good move.

  • POSTED BY wolf777 on | November 14, 2013, 3:21 GMT

    West Indians would love to play Kulkarni's pace...they grew up on this type breakfast....1/40, 2/46, 3/60, 1/38, 2/41 are his figures in last five matches...yup West Indian batsmen are already nervous thinking of facing him...yup.

  • POSTED BY thaikkathameed on | November 13, 2013, 19:01 GMT

    Good the selectors have dropped Ishant Sharma. He should now play in Ranji Trophy and get his rhythm back and then try to become the spearhead of Indian attack.

  • POSTED BY Playfair on | November 13, 2013, 17:37 GMT

    Why has Dinesh Karthik been over looked? Thought he played and performed well when Dhoni had rest recently? raina seems to be having a much longer run

  • POSTED BY hnlns on | November 13, 2013, 17:25 GMT

    The two new faces in seam and swing department are the most heart warming aspect of this selection, as is the choice of the other two in this group. Not so sure if Unadkat has been picked just for variety sake. I can't see him performing great feats unless he can crank up the speeds to hit at least 135 kph consistently if not 140. He should know that he is replacing someone of the class of Zaheer Khan. This should be really the FINAL CHANCE for Raina and Yuvraj, they have had enough of the long rope and can make way for promising youngsters like Rahane, Tiwary, and Rayudu.

  • POSTED BY Yogesh_Sawant on | November 12, 2013, 17:39 GMT

    Good time to try few more new comers before we settle down into a final squad at least a year before the 2015 world cup. Vinay's century with the ball in the last match hasnt gone invain here. Dhawal has decent pace and can extract bounce. He has a good outswinger too. Mohit has already proved his worth in the domestic circuit and in the Zimbabwe tour earlie this year. But the important question is will these two gentlemen get a game in the 3 match series? May be yes, if India is 2-0 up, which is not unlikely given that kemar roach and pollard are not playing. Otherwise with on the 3 placid pitches a 2 spin, 2 pacemen, 1 jadeja attack and the Dhoni ideology of not to change a winning side I find it difficult for these two to get a crack at the West Indies. On the batting front a make or break series for yuvraj, a bad series and he will watch the south africa series on television.

  • POSTED BY CherryWood_Champion on | November 19, 2013, 7:03 GMT

    @green_track_boasters: Nope you smelled me at the wrong place ... I am Bharat Indians fan. And btw .. Rahane got 17 chances ... which were not utilized properly. There were n-number of players on domestic circuit who scored heavily but could not make it to Indian-XI on a regular basis. Ex: Amol Muzumdar, Kanitkar, Brijesh Patel, Ajay Sharma, Wasim Jaffer and more recently Badrinath. If talent is not a major criteria then Rahane, should have been in the team even before Rohit Sharma. But that is not the case. Again let me be clear, I hope Rahane grabs it with both his hands when his chance comes .. for now RAYUDU is a better player then RAHANE.#peace ... Debate ends here .. cheers ... cricinfo please publish.

  • POSTED BY sijanki on | November 17, 2013, 19:14 GMT

    Good Selection.. Team India Future Players Mandeep Singh/Robin Bist/Aparajith/Sanju Samson/Rishi Dhawan/Mohit Sharma/Harmeet Singh/Sandeep Sharma/Chand/SS Tiwary/Ishwar Pandey.

    Where are Umesh Yadhav and Varun Aaron ?

  • POSTED BY on | November 17, 2013, 7:33 GMT

    yes the selection of the selectors is good and I am also happy to see yuvraj in the squad

  • POSTED BY Al_Bundy1 on | November 15, 2013, 16:50 GMT

    BCCI could have given a C level contract to fringe players like Parvez Rasool, Rishi Dhawan, Ishwar Pandey, etc. They are the future of India - not Ishant Sharma and Suresh Raina.

  • POSTED BY on | November 15, 2013, 6:04 GMT

    Good selection from Indian selectors as Ishant Sharma was sloppy during the ODI series against Australia. India should try out young cricketers to further improve their side. Yes, a very good move.

  • POSTED BY wolf777 on | November 14, 2013, 3:21 GMT

    West Indians would love to play Kulkarni's pace...they grew up on this type breakfast....1/40, 2/46, 3/60, 1/38, 2/41 are his figures in last five matches...yup West Indian batsmen are already nervous thinking of facing him...yup.

  • POSTED BY thaikkathameed on | November 13, 2013, 19:01 GMT

    Good the selectors have dropped Ishant Sharma. He should now play in Ranji Trophy and get his rhythm back and then try to become the spearhead of Indian attack.

  • POSTED BY Playfair on | November 13, 2013, 17:37 GMT

    Why has Dinesh Karthik been over looked? Thought he played and performed well when Dhoni had rest recently? raina seems to be having a much longer run

  • POSTED BY hnlns on | November 13, 2013, 17:25 GMT

    The two new faces in seam and swing department are the most heart warming aspect of this selection, as is the choice of the other two in this group. Not so sure if Unadkat has been picked just for variety sake. I can't see him performing great feats unless he can crank up the speeds to hit at least 135 kph consistently if not 140. He should know that he is replacing someone of the class of Zaheer Khan. This should be really the FINAL CHANCE for Raina and Yuvraj, they have had enough of the long rope and can make way for promising youngsters like Rahane, Tiwary, and Rayudu.

  • POSTED BY bhushanB on | November 13, 2013, 16:28 GMT

    Team looks good except....

    You cannot have all four of the following in the final X1 - only two at a time and rotate..

    Batsmen who can bowl --> Yuvi, Raina Bowlers who can bat --> Ashwin, Jadeja

    We need to use these as alrounders.. and fill the rest of the team with specialists....

  • POSTED BY bhushanB on | November 13, 2013, 16:25 GMT

    Do not forget the upcoming team (exept for Parthiv...but hey at least one needs to have international experience to lead the side..and he is an ok bat to open)

    India - Future:

    Unmukth Parthiv Patel (C) Zol Mandeep Singh Robin Bist Baba Aparajith Sanju Samson (Wk) Rishi Dhawan Mohit Sharma Harmeet Singh Sandeep Sharma

  • POSTED BY bhushanB on | November 13, 2013, 15:43 GMT

    Hey after I compiled the possible rotation for ODI... just a curious thought

    How about a match between the two teams.

    India: Dhawan, Rohit, Kohli, Rayudu, yuvi, Irfan, Dhoni (C, Wk), ashwin, ojha, bhuvi, shami

    VS

    India bench: Rahane, Vijay, Pujara (C), Manoj, raina, Nayar, Karthik (Wk), jadeja, mishra, Zaheer, Umesh

    I think it will very close than many think.......

  • POSTED BY bhushanB on | November 13, 2013, 15:38 GMT

    With the amount of cricket that is being played.... and the amount of talent/people waiting on bench... India is better off rotating players.. series/series especially people with similar skill sets like..

    Dhawan/Rahane Rohit/Vijay Kohli/Pujara Manoj/Rayudu yuvi/ raina Irfan/Nayar Dhoni/Karthik ashwin/jadeja ojha/mishra bhuvi/Zaheer shami/umesh

  • POSTED BY on | November 13, 2013, 15:07 GMT

    Very good selection from selectors well done Sandeep patil & co. As South Africa tour is approaching I think we need good 5-6 fast bowlers who r in form not spinners who r going to largely ineffective on SA pitches also it is very good sight for World Cup we need at least a pool of 10 good fast bowlers & 4 good spinners they can also try Sandeep Sharma , ishwar pandey, s kaul, imtiaz Ahmed on batting front yuvraj struggle against aus but he is still a big match player i would love him getting some form vijay zol is talented player he could be good for tests Samson ,aparajith,chand,mandeep. Zak,parveen,rp singh,ishant,vinay kumar,bhajji,yadav,v aaron,sehwag , gambhir i hope they would get some form back I feel sorry for rayudu to warm the benches

  • POSTED BY binu.emiliya on | November 13, 2013, 15:02 GMT

    Who told Indian bowling is not strong? This is the best bowling unit we can have right now ,Shami,Bhuvi and Mohith will make a good combination with Aswin & Jadeja I don't feel Iswar Pandey is an International material, with his strong physique he is bowling 125 kmph speed , I prefer Rishi Dhawan over him

  • POSTED BY on | November 13, 2013, 14:44 GMT

    Its time to dumped Raina and Yuvi from the ODI team and play Rahane and Rayudu/Manoj tiwary in odi team, this 3 should be in the squad and the better 2 should play in, in this way they will get maximum games and will prove themselves soon. My team to adjsut 2 batsmen in team is 1. Rohit 2. Dhawan 3. Rahane 4. Kohli 5. Rayudu/Tiwary 6. Dhoni 7. Jadeja/Dhawan (Depending upon conditions), 8. Ashwin/ Bhajji (As he is still better for ODIs), 9. Bhuvi 10. Shami/ Mohit 11. Umesh/ Aaroon. It makes squad of 15 also and this should built as a team for next world cup they will defiantely bring cup home. I keep Kohli at 4 to adjust other newcomers around him other wise our lower order will suddenly become inexperienced and others will count on that. Hope Sandip Patil and Co are reading this comment.

  • POSTED BY SSGupta on | November 13, 2013, 14:31 GMT

    Dropping Ishant and Vinay is a good decision. But selectors should have taken another bold decision to bow out Yuvraj and Ashwin from ODI side. Yuvraj flopped all through the Aus series and won't be effective against RSA abroad series. Just like Vinay and Ishant, Ashwin too conceded lots of runs without wickets in the Aus series. He has never been impressive in the ODIs. Selectors should think beyond Bhajji and Ashwin for the ODIs. Also it would have been better if Dhoni be rested for ODIs against WI. Inclusion of Mohit Sharma is a good decision; hope he performs well again and regains his spot for RSA tour. Feels disappointed for Rahane. He has been in-out of the squad. Wonder why selectors are again choosing 5 fast bowlers for home series?

  • POSTED BY on | November 13, 2013, 14:21 GMT

    where is irfan pathan?

  • POSTED BY rock.rockyin on | November 13, 2013, 14:11 GMT

    Disappointed... we shud have gone for a new out look and resting many players .... If I am a selector this would be my team to test few players for one last time and to check the capability of others..

    M Vijay..Rahane...Rayudu..Yuvraj..Raina...S Binny..Amit Mishra .. Pervez Rasool..Umesh yadav..Shami..Unadkat

    Glad Ishant and Vinay are dropped.

  • POSTED BY CricketMaan on | November 13, 2013, 13:59 GMT

    Ishant was not the only one that was swayed in that Aus series, but then unlike Faulkner, Ishant has been around for a few years and that is where he received more flak. I just noted that Ishant had decent ODI stats in 2013, although that average is not good. What seems to be hurting Ishant is that he seems to not willing to learn. There seems to be someone that is telling him is a hit the deck hard bolwer and he has stuck to that formula. A wise head and some domestic cricket is what he needs. If he is not in the starting XI for India on 14th, then i hope he will paly the Delhi Mumbai Ranji. Would be fun to watch both Ishant and Zak competing for 1 or 2 spots in SA.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | November 13, 2013, 13:28 GMT

    sanju v samson should have been given a chance...

  • POSTED BY Rambo_MW3 on | November 13, 2013, 13:09 GMT

    Nice choices, I would like to see Mohit playing.

  • POSTED BY aravind077 on | November 13, 2013, 13:08 GMT

    not good decision by selectors because ishant and vinay are bowled the pitches are batting tracks.australians bowlers als not bowled well

  • POSTED BY Al_Bundy1 on | November 13, 2013, 12:48 GMT

    Completely agree with @ Vivek Singh - Selectors deserve the credit for dropping Ishant n Vinay, these two bowlers are pathetic and don't have the skills to succeed in International cricket. Good opportunity for Dhawal. Feel sorry for Ishwar Pandey - he clearly missed out to less talented bowlers. Unadkat hits lower speeds of 125-130k and I don't think with that he can survive against likes of Gayle, Samuels, etc. in batting friendly conditions. Who knows Gayle might do us a favor by taking Unadkat to the cleaners? Just like Faulkner opened the eyes of our selectors by taking Ishant to the cleaners.

  • POSTED BY on | November 13, 2013, 12:27 GMT

    y selector's didnt c players like Rishi dhawan,Rahul shukla, Ishwar pandey. Rishi can bat too. RP singh is in good form now. Then y its kulkarni. I think it is poli-tricks...

  • POSTED BY Kaka13 on | November 13, 2013, 12:27 GMT

    I think should give chance to Umesh Yadav as SA tour coming, it would be a good exposure for him.

  • POSTED BY on | November 13, 2013, 12:05 GMT

    all rounders gayle,samuel,bravo,sammy will be strong reply to indian team.indian team will be tough to overcome westindians marvellous batsmen,allrounders and bowlers

  • POSTED BY Arjun_CB on | November 13, 2013, 12:03 GMT

    Wise team selection kudos to selection committee... Good to see Ishath and Vinay out of indian sqauard...

    Would love it if we had bowler who could hit 140+ consistently and bring X factor.. waiting for such a bowlers !!!!!

  • POSTED BY on | November 13, 2013, 11:45 GMT

    west indies team is stronger than indian team compare to performance.bowling is very strong than india with rampaul,narine,holder,sammy,bravo comes in

  • POSTED BY on | November 13, 2013, 11:39 GMT

    nice team selection, they would chosen Dawal kulkarni earlier, so late.

    any idea abt Aparajit...

  • POSTED BY on | November 13, 2013, 11:22 GMT

    Selectors deserves the credit for dropping Ishant n Vinay, these two bowlers are pathetic and doesn't have the required skills to succeed in International cricket, good opportunity for Dhawal..his hardwork in the domestic cricket has finally paid off..a good 135-140kph hit the deck bowler who's capable of bowling good outswingers and yorkers and can bowl long spells without tiring...however personally I would have wanted to get a 140+ bowler like Umesh/Aaron/Shukla to get an X-factor....shami n dhawal bowls in 135-140k range..while bhuvi n mohit r in 130-135k range....Unadkat hits lower speeds of 125-130k and I don't think with that pace he can survive against likes of Gayle, Samuels in batting friendly conditions..selectors could have picked Pawan Suyal (Delhi, 137-142kph) or Aniket Chaudhary (Rajashthan, 130-135kph) for the position of left armer

  • POSTED BY kdevil3 on | November 13, 2013, 11:19 GMT

    Gambhir & shewag is getting changes in Domestic ...but not performing

  • POSTED BY Mudhassir on | November 13, 2013, 11:18 GMT

    Selectors plz take a look on Ishwer Pandey (M.P)

  • POSTED BY real26_03 on | November 13, 2013, 11:05 GMT

    Finally Selectors are choosing bowlers on merit! Already Shami Ahmed showed his merit and what an impact he made on his debut?

  • POSTED BY on | November 13, 2013, 11:00 GMT

    Oh Come on guys.I think you all will never get satisfied with the teams selection,if they select x you want y to be selected and if they select y you want z to be selected...Selection committee members know better than us whom to select whom not to....

  • POSTED BY SamRoy on | November 13, 2013, 10:32 GMT

    Sandip Patil is doing a good job as chief selector. Vengsarkar did a decent job as well. The main reason India did badly was Srikanth who will go down in Indian record books as the worst chief selector of all times. He couldn't tell whether a cricketer was past his prime or not.

  • POSTED BY on | November 13, 2013, 10:23 GMT

    my playing eleven is dhawan,rohit,virat,yuvraj,dhoni,raina,jadeja,ashwin,bhuvnashwar,shami,dhawalor mohit. yuvraj need to grab this opertunity with both hands and become a regular number four once again.dhoni should give him regular bowling too.

  • POSTED BY on | November 13, 2013, 10:17 GMT

    pls give a chance GAUTAM GABHIR OR SEHWAG............................

  • POSTED BY android_user on | November 13, 2013, 9:54 GMT

    very good decision by selection commitee to drop both Ishant sharma n Vinay kumar- drre aye durust aye

  • POSTED BY android_user on | November 13, 2013, 9:47 GMT

    dhawal kulkarni's inclusion is not a good selection..rishy dhawan is a better bowler than kulkarni

  • POSTED BY vsroc on | November 13, 2013, 9:33 GMT

    Posted by Venkat Sraman on (November 13,2013) Cricket selection committee has done an excellent job by dropping Ishant Sharma & Vinay Kumar and bringing in Dhawal Kulkarni & Mohit Sharma into the team respectively.The composition of the team is well balanced to bring out their best in the upcoming ODIs against West Indies. This gives another opportunity for the youngsters to prove their worth.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | November 13, 2013, 9:32 GMT

    yuvraj should be dropped. out of form.

  • POSTED BY on | November 13, 2013, 9:32 GMT

    good to see selector decided stick wit only inform player....... this may be last chance to prove for uv in odi....but team should need 2 bowlers who can bowl 145+ speed ...selector should look at umesh and varun and rahul shukla (RR)..SANDEEP SHARMA (KINGS XI PUNJAB).... and india should try to grow now the good wicketkeeer batsman like samson (rr) in middle order..

  • POSTED BY on | November 13, 2013, 9:30 GMT

    Good changes. Finally Vinay and Ishant dropped. We should also try Rishi Dhawan and Stuart Binny at some point, both seem good all rounders.

  • POSTED BY rock.rockyin on | November 13, 2013, 9:24 GMT

    when will Suresh Raina be dropped?

  • POSTED BY on | November 13, 2013, 9:02 GMT

    Abhishek Nayar should have been definitely tried out as an Allrounder. Since next worldcup is in Australia & Newzealand a fast bowling allrounder is the need of the hour. And he has been performing consistently in the domestic setup.What say!

  • POSTED BY android_user on | November 13, 2013, 9:01 GMT

    I think they should have included R Dhawan from Mumbai India

  • POSTED BY Fast_Track_Bully on | November 13, 2013, 9:00 GMT

    Congrats and all the best to Dhaval and Mohit. It is good to see selectors picking youngsters now a days unlike the neighbors who donot have courage to rest/drop any seniors. It is clear that Umesh and Ishant are test bowlers and I think it is time to decide on Yuvi too. He is a good player but lost his form after his comeback. But as long as India can afford one or two non performers uxury, thats not a problem.

  • POSTED BY vish57 on | November 13, 2013, 8:49 GMT

    India needs a batsman all rounder who can bowl fast/seam bowling say a Kallis or Watson type especially for SA tour; if Yuvaraj fails may be Abhishek Nayar a better bet there. We really lack a genuine batsman allrounder at no.6 or 7 after Robin Singh, Ganguly /Kohili does not come under this category as they are batsmen you can bowl.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | November 13, 2013, 8:32 GMT

    good decision ishant dropped kulkarni ODI back

  • POSTED BY mzm149 on | November 13, 2013, 8:30 GMT

    Another Indian "fast" bowler on the scene. Looks interesting. Just wondering when how many games he will take to become another Dinda, Ishant, Vinay Kumar, Umesh Yadav or Irfan Pathan. I mean when will he get good spanking.

  • POSTED BY on | November 13, 2013, 8:17 GMT

    Namaste where is Arron & Praveen Kumar? What happened to Umaesh Yadav.Why is he not considered in tests & odis? Too many cooks should not spoil the broth!!!! Good that Vinay is dropped in the series against WI. Ishant must get trained under Kapil so that he can improve well.In tests he must bowl long spells.He can use his hight & delivery the ball. Now ZK is in his fag end of his carrier & may play for a couple of years. Let him be the coach for the Indian team & he knows the bowlers very well. BCCI must use this experience along with Kapil Dev.In batting RSD must be taking as Batting coach.It is the right time that BCCI must develop the 2nd line of defence. Players like Unmakt Chand, Baba Aparajit & others must be given exposure in the home series. The tracks must be fast & bouncy so that the players must get adjusted to the foreign conditions. In this ODI series pl do nto prepare flat tracks.Let the bowlers also have the say.Finally cricket is always the winner.

  • POSTED BY TheShaikh on | November 13, 2013, 8:05 GMT

    @agarkano... "Mohit, Bhuvaneshwar and Shami, that looks to me like McGrath, Gillespie and Lee."... Brilliant! Cant stop laughhing at that one!!!

  • POSTED BY Lets_Bash_Indians on | November 13, 2013, 8:05 GMT

    CherryWood_Champion - haha,,IF you consider 4 ODIs performance better than first class career.My dear friend,the debate is over here. Indeed You are a true cricket Analysist.I appreciate your cricket knowledge,,,.& yes that's what im saying, that you cannot compare batsman on one innings, Just like you compare Rahane & raydu. & Please SRT Ration doesn't Fill him up with Talent by itself. By the Way, I can Smell you're Mumbai Indian Fan. LOL. Still RAHANE IS BETTER THAN RAYADU,,, Anyday #cheers

  • POSTED BY on | November 13, 2013, 7:58 GMT

    very happy that jadeja is back. Jadeja is the best spinner in Indian team. His line and length is spot on every-time and can finish over in less than a minute. Sometimes he gets lot of spin and bounce from the wicket which keeps batsman in two minds all the time. He is not only best bowler but a best cricketer look at his fielding. He have not perform with the bat that's because he comes in at way below and he is a aggressive cricketer and clearly he wants to come up the order. If raina is not performing at number 4 than jadeja can be given a place at number 4 and see how he bats at that position after all he is match winner both with the bat and the bowl. if he become successful at number 4 than India will surely benefit with one of the top all-rounder in the world.

  • POSTED BY on | November 13, 2013, 7:54 GMT

    Not dropping Yuvi is a great decision. He is running into a bit of tough luck i would say, should be given more chances. After all he had significant contribution in every big series that India won be it the t20 world cup or the 2011 world cup. Same goes for Raina he is running into a bad patch and sometimes we do feel he is no more required in the squad just because of the way openers and if required lower order batsmen are batting, but he has been the spine of middle order for a long time now and has brought us out from crunch situations.

  • POSTED BY on | November 13, 2013, 7:53 GMT

    raina is good.probelm is not giving him in fixed place in batting line up.i dont know why selecting yuveraj. dhawal is not fit for international games yet.

  • POSTED BY on | November 13, 2013, 7:52 GMT

    Future of Indian Cricket will be brighter, if we identify young talents well in advance and groom them, mainly through overseas tours in countries like South Africa, Australia & England. The concept of A-Team is good; but is meant for all age groups. What I am proposing is the concept of selecting "Colts"; the really young ones.

    The two criteria I propose are: They (1) should be around 20, (2) should have clearly shown potential. Using these criteria, I suggest the following XI.

    1. Unmukt Chand 2. Mandeep Singh 3. Manprit Juneja 4.Vijay Zol 5. Baba Aparajit 6. Sanju Samson 7. Smit Patel 8. Rush Kalaria 9. Aksar Patel 10. Sandeep Sharma 11. Jaspreet Bumrah 12. Hanuma Vihari

    I might have missed a few. Anyway, we usually select 15-16 players for overseas tours. Four more names are needed. The team must be balanced with enough batsmen, bowlers and at least two keepers. (I am ignoring the 23-30 age group; who are ready to be picked, to replace non-performers)

  • POSTED BY on | November 13, 2013, 7:50 GMT

    I seriously don't know why DK is ignored time and again?????

  • POSTED BY on | November 13, 2013, 7:46 GMT

    india playing 11 Rohit sharma jadeja Virat kohli ashwin yuvraj singh dhawal kulkarni/mohit sharma suresh raina bhuwaneshwer kumar M.S dhoni shami mohommed

  • POSTED BY nh00 on | November 13, 2013, 7:41 GMT

    I wonder what Dinesh Karthk and Manoj Tiwari should do to get back in the reckoning considering their last intl appearances were definitely worth longer tenures. (that said, I'm not sure if they are injured at the moment. Is that the case?)

  • POSTED BY android_user on | November 13, 2013, 7:37 GMT

    zaheer pls come back

  • POSTED BY on | November 13, 2013, 7:33 GMT

    I was hoping that the selectors would take note of the young Himachal all-rounder Rishi Dhawan. I'd like to see him in the test side, but these days the test prospects are given a chance in the ODIs first. MSD has always been talking about the lack of seam bowling all-rounders in India. Rishi Dhawan averages 40+ with the bat and 25 with the ball in First Class cricket.

  • POSTED BY on | November 13, 2013, 7:23 GMT

    We have to appreciate and learn from Indian selectors.

    In tests, they gave a chance to some one who is in awesome touch. Rohit Sharma, scores a century. Also gives the cap to Shami Ahmed, who grew up in there, and has both the pace & swings.

    In ODI's, Dhawal Kulkarni gets a go, who was brilliant during the CLT20 and did amazing at the death for the MI. Mohit Sharma has also been equally good at domestic level.

    And the class, Yuvraj retains his position, despite a poor series. They know he still has a lot to offer..

  • POSTED BY Iceman29 on | November 13, 2013, 7:20 GMT

    Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina are just passengers in this team...why are they even selected after their consistent non performance? Dinesh Karthik and Ambati Rayudu/Rahane should be given chances....

  • POSTED BY CherryWood_Champion on | November 13, 2013, 7:17 GMT

    @green_track_boasters: lol .. you and your analysis. Bro, I do not compare players of different eras. You do that on your own peril. Each of them are great players and have their own style. Again I am not saying Rahane is bad. Given whatever opportunities they each got ..doesn't matter who the opposition is Rayudu has performed better. That is a FACT which you cannot deny. Remember Rayudu is also rated highly by SRT himself. So that clearly gives another reason why RAYUDU IS BETTER THAN RAHANE. Also to clarify on the first class average of 60 for RAHANE does not make him a better player than Rayudu. SRT, Kohli, Rohit, Dravid & VVS all have lower averages in first class cricket compared to Rahane. That does not mean Rahane is better than all these players. So for now .. I would rate RAYUDU as a better player than rahane. #peace

  • POSTED BY Rohit... on | November 13, 2013, 7:16 GMT

    Guys, Please Understand that Zaheer is already 35 and is a fast bowler.... The lifetime of a fast bowler is lowest among all the cricketers... Zaheer is expected to retire by 36 and BCCI will play him only to give him a farewell..... Coming back to the topic, Yuvraj has disappointed the most but BCCI wants to test him against some bowling which doesn't have Johnson in their squad... If Yuvraj fails then he will never get another game and will play domestic cricket for the rest of his life... Jadeja has truly shortened his delightful but unpredictable career.

  • POSTED BY Iceman29 on | November 13, 2013, 7:15 GMT

    I sincerely hope that this should be the end of Ishant and Vinay...fingers crossed..may these two never get chance in the team in any format...

  • POSTED BY Rangarajuram on | November 13, 2013, 7:14 GMT

    The selectors doing a wonderful job which is good for Indian cricket. Even if one or two decisions may not give desired results it can be ignored. But Earlier under Mr. Srikanth, no such bold decisions were made. Even none of his press conf was meaningful

  • POSTED BY Iceman29 on | November 13, 2013, 7:13 GMT

    Like all other players....Pervez Rasool will also be ignored and after sometime people will forget him...

  • POSTED BY on | November 13, 2013, 7:02 GMT

    I made a mistake in an earlier post, by typing in Mishra's name among the batsmen.

    In fact there are JUST FOUR full fledged batsmen, in the 15 member team? Dhawan, Rohit, Kohli & Ambati Rayudu. Dhoni often ignores Rayudu. So we have just three batsmen!!! Of course the WK can also contribute. Many of the bits and pieces players ( under the garb of all rounders) are floundering in batting: Yuvi, Raina, & Jadeja.

    All the rest are bowlers. Why so many?

  • POSTED BY on | November 13, 2013, 6:56 GMT

    Good Selection. But Some of the players should have been rested like Ashwin ,Jadeja,Kohli. The players like Rasool , Rahane should be given a chance in these one dayers.

  • POSTED BY Naresh28 on | November 13, 2013, 6:53 GMT

    Good of selectors to try out other players. One player who is continually ignored is Sandeep Sharma - when is his chance coming up. Baba Aparajith , Sanju Samson and Vijay Zol are good enough to be tried as well. They may be young but when prepairing for next WC they need to be looked at.

  • POSTED BY ashok16 on | November 13, 2013, 6:41 GMT

    Sandeep Patil and his team are doing a good job. A much improved run of things compared to the last round under Srikkanth. Dhawal Kulkarni Ranji performances have been top notch, Mumbai are the champions, and it is time the light shone on him.

  • POSTED BY rakster on | November 13, 2013, 6:32 GMT

    I think the selectors have made a mistake, I would have Varun Aaron, Umesh Yadav and Shami in the side, we need this trio to be ready to play the first test against SA. Bombard them with pace. Bhuvneshwar Kumar should also be there. Kulkarni has not got the pace neither has Undakat. Rayudu should not be in either, have Samson in there. Rahane should also be in, Yuvi and Raina should be out, can;t handle the short ball. Had enough chances

  • POSTED BY on | November 13, 2013, 6:29 GMT

    raina should havebeen dropped..heis far tooinconsistent for india..even though he has played for 180 games..he performs consistently only for csk..no.4 positionj ust doesnt suit him..he has no technique and will struggle like hell when india plays in south africa..rayudu deserves to bat at no.4..he is been knocking the doors for too long now..he is actually an amazing talent wasted due to bad selection system

  • POSTED BY android_user on | November 13, 2013, 6:24 GMT

    not dropping yuvraj and raina just becoz they had one poor series is a good decision.also the hitman, rohit sharma was not dropped when he had a poor run over 2 to 3 series and now suddenly he is the hitman.so yuvi and raina should get this opportunity.

  • POSTED BY Rohan_K on | November 13, 2013, 6:22 GMT

    Congrats Dhawal, Sad you were picked in NZ tour in 2009 being the leading seam bowling wicket taker in Ranji trophy 08, unfortunately did not get a game like others did after ex: Unadkat in SA tour2010, Mithun in SL, Vinay in Aus tour2011, surely you were better than these three who came in and failed. This is a new opportunity for you, hope you get an ODI vs WI. Dhawal has over 100 more First class wickets than Shami, Mohit & Unadkat and about 60 more than IC Pandey and 30 more from Bhuvi. If he does not get a chance to play India this season, then one cannot justify why others got. Stop saying why Mumbai players are getting more opportunity. What happened with Rahane, Jaffer, Muzumdar and Rohit had to wait over 100 ODIS for 1st test cap and even if Mumbai players are preferred then why not ? They are Ranji, IPL,CLT20 Champions. Only team to so far have won 2 outright games this season despite missing key players in last game like Dhawal, Sachin, Rohit, Rahane vs full side Punjab

  • POSTED BY ICCexpert.... on | November 13, 2013, 6:21 GMT

    where is Parvaiz Rasool ?

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | November 13, 2013, 6:20 GMT

    Where is Ajinkya Rahane? He deserves more opportunities like Raina and Yuvraj.

  • POSTED BY on | November 13, 2013, 6:19 GMT

    very bad selection.selectors going on for favourite state players.srikkanth is best.dhawal kulkarni and yuveraj is selected only coz of selectors state.mumbai selectors is no good for selection panel

  • POSTED BY MohamedBasheer on | November 13, 2013, 6:14 GMT

    If the selectors think about the SA tour means, where is Zaheer Khan & Dinesh Karthik ? why do they not selected ?

  • POSTED BY GRVJPR on | November 13, 2013, 6:09 GMT

    Pujara will be fully exposed now. Unline raina or kohli he plays in top 3 in tests in India which is the best place to bat in India. Ball doesn;t reverse swing or spin, unlike when kohli or raina comes to crease. Pujara is taking this Indian team back to its old fielding side that eisted with slow movers like laxman and dravid. It was horrible to see pujara struggling on bouncy tracks and shivering on last tour.

  • POSTED BY on | November 13, 2013, 6:08 GMT

    Why YUVI in squad. I also want to see the fire works from him but if we are dropping all non-performers from the squad like Ishant / Vinay. Why not YUVI. THis seems to be a baise decision from selection commitee

  • POSTED BY on | November 13, 2013, 6:03 GMT

    Missing Zak here, please take him to South Africa

  • POSTED BY CricketFever11 on | November 13, 2013, 5:59 GMT

    Where is Ashok Dinda. Best bowler in Indian domestic circuit. Bring him Back.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | November 13, 2013, 5:54 GMT

    we are in it to win it!

  • POSTED BY HDG1978 on | November 13, 2013, 5:44 GMT

    @ hayer you seem to be against Mumbai players. Is that the case? Ishwar Pandey will get his chance soon. Dhoni has been trying his best to push Mumbai players out of Team India eg: Ajinkya Rahane, who has been carrying drinks and warming the bench. Not know much about the performances of Sidharth Kaul and Sandeep Sharma. Please give more info about these upcoming cricketers. Having had a look at Mohit Sharma in Zim and against Mumbai, he seems a good prospect.

  • POSTED BY vb03 on | November 13, 2013, 5:31 GMT

    Good selection of fast bowlers keep in mind of SA tour, why don't do the same in batting. Hope Raydu will get change to play at least 2 matches.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | November 13, 2013, 5:29 GMT

    how can you forget the contribution of yuvraj singh in WC 2011 & T20 WC. He is the most reliable player in Indian team than others and also can show some magic with bowl.

  • POSTED BY on | November 13, 2013, 5:23 GMT

    where is dinesh karthik? what wrong he did?

  • POSTED BY cric_fan_sam on | November 13, 2013, 5:22 GMT

    Everything is fine except that why did the selectors select Ishant for the second half of the series against Australia, if they had to drop him without giving a chance, why select him in the first place?

  • POSTED BY agarkarno1 on | November 13, 2013, 5:20 GMT

    Think Mohit is better than Dhawal as a bowler. But have seen Dhawal making some crucial contributions with bat for Mumbai, so he is a good selection too. Mohit, Bhuvaneshwar and Shami, that looks to me like McGrath, Gillespie and Lee.Good luck guys..!

  • POSTED BY class9ryan on | November 13, 2013, 5:09 GMT

    Suresh Raina and Yuvraj will do well against the Windies and retain their places untill the WC2015. India really wasting time in these two. I think they should atleast play one County season untill the time they play in the WC.

  • POSTED BY on | November 13, 2013, 5:08 GMT

    History will repeat.. After county stint Zak made a comeback against SA in 2006... This is similar to that.. Hope the comeback is as strong as 2006 if not stronger

  • POSTED BY Fan1969 on | November 13, 2013, 5:02 GMT

    Great selection. This selection committee has stuck to performance as the only criteria and not relied on history or emotions.

    That is why Gambhir, Sehwag, Zaheer, Bhajji are fighting for a place with Ishant and Vinay adding to that list. Yuvi has survived due to the amazing 77* that allowed India to win the T20.

    India is on TRACK to create 15 pacers (most medium!) allowing them to follow the best practices of England and Australia. Best pacers must bowl in TESTS and the second string in ODIs/T20s. This will help manage work load / injuries and the bowlers can stick to a style of bowling rather than become aggressive in TESTS and DEFENSIVE in ODIS.

    Good luck to Dhawal, Mohit and Unadkat. I hope they play and SHAMI is given rest before the very tough SA series.

  • POSTED BY Hijas on | November 13, 2013, 5:00 GMT

    Raina and yuvraj cannot tackle in biuncy pitches.... they should be replaced by sanju,tiwary...Expereince is also key so bcci should presist with zaheer atleast till world cup...

  • POSTED BY on | November 13, 2013, 4:50 GMT

    Good & Great Selection, drop yuvi, raina & Jaydev Unadkat bring Rishi Dhawan Baba Aparajith and Sanju Samson/karthik

  • POSTED BY Gr8Mindzzzz on | November 13, 2013, 4:47 GMT

    There are lot of cricketers who have proved their worth in domestic cricket who should be given a chance at least to play against the not-so-hard-team-to-beat . Abishek Nayar, Badrinath, Ambati Rayudu, Saurabh Tiwary, Manoj Tiwary. Sidelining only Bowling attack is fine. But we can also give chances to Batsmen by resting players like Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Jadeja and try out players who are worth the pick.

  • POSTED BY kdevil3 on | November 13, 2013, 4:36 GMT

    Believe me Kulrkarni is just another Dinda.previous one was Gangulies ...nw its Sachins. That does mean that he will not perform...He will but will fail at crucial times.Thats the biggest problem. Hope he will prove it wrong...Mohit and Shami looks similar.We need Zaheer in SA thats for sure. India could have rested Dhoni...Let Rehane get a chance. Zaheer-Umesh-Bhui-Shami-need one more in SA

  • POSTED BY on | November 13, 2013, 4:34 GMT

    its a time for yuvraj to show that a one bad series does not make a great player an ordinary one, a fact that there are no mitchell johnson like bowler to face, yuvi might fancy his chances, and also i just get the feeling that yuvraj has to bat at #4 because he is your most experienced player and also a responsible one....anyways all the best yuvraj, a great series here will boost his confidence to the ICC WC 2015......

  • POSTED BY SridharKalyan on | November 13, 2013, 4:33 GMT

    Not a bad list - except for two glaring 'inclusions' - of Yuvraj and Mishra; one is past is prime and one is never prime enough for those around him, to be included in the playing XI !!! So, why include them? It would have been better to utilize the slots to groom two youngsters say like Zol, Aparajith, Samson etc even if they are going to be just 'non-playing' members in the list. They will atleast be able to soak in the atmosphere and may be, just may be, there will also be benefits from transfer of knowledge!!!

  • POSTED BY on | November 13, 2013, 4:27 GMT

    i wish the team ws chosen for the first two one dayers.. if we had won we could have taken a few more players and see their performance esp players liek IC pandey,sanju samson,aparjith

  • POSTED BY Anil_Koshy on | November 13, 2013, 4:19 GMT

    I think Suresh Raina should also have been dropped, he has had enough opportunities, everybody in the world knows he cannot handle short ball and he has not done anything to overcome that weakness.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | November 13, 2013, 4:12 GMT

    Great selection. Need to make space for Rishi Dhawan Baba Aparajith and Sanju Samson. Varun Aron and Umesh Yadav too should be groomed for place in the World Cup squad.

  • POSTED BY on | November 13, 2013, 4:05 GMT

    Also No place is availble for Yuvraj Singh....

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | November 13, 2013, 4:02 GMT

    Why not selectors concentrate on spinners and choose to select fast bowlers as we are not upto level in spin bowling

  • POSTED BY ReverseSweepIndia on | November 13, 2013, 3:54 GMT

    it would have been better to keep Shami out of it and let him play first class cricket with Bengal. Its not everyday that we get good bowlers, need to cotton wrap them. BCCI can go one step further and players like in this case can be paid at international rates for playing domestic. Well, he already has been chosen for ODI's I really wish he does not get selected for T20. I do not want to lose my only hope which comes out of this popgun attack (overseas tours)

  • POSTED BY SamRoy on | November 13, 2013, 3:47 GMT

    @GRVPJR Everyone knows Raina has an issue with the short ball, Pujara has a small issue with the short ball as well. He is a bit of a compulsive hooker. But unlike Raina he gets into decent positions to play hook or pull. It will be better for Pujara if doesn't pull or hook every short ball and uses his discretion. And Raina is not good enough for test cricket. Anyone whose only century (after 17 tests and 29 innings) is in SSC (The flattest pitch on earth) against a SL attack without Murali, Vaas, Malinga and an inexperienced Herath; well I back any decent first class cricketer like Mithun Manhas or Tanmay Shrivastava or Rajat Bhatia (who are not good but decent) to score hundreds against that SL attack on that pitch. Otherwise Raina's test resume looks miserable failed against Short Ball, failed against off-spin and many times got out stumped or bowled to the slog through mid-wicket (sign of impatience). Have ever analyzed Raina's shortcomings in test cricket?

  • POSTED BY on | November 13, 2013, 3:41 GMT

    Its good to see the changes...but IC Pandey deserved this call ahead of dhawal Kulkarni..although Dhawal is also an excellent bowler...

  • POSTED BY on | November 13, 2013, 3:38 GMT

    Ishant's exit means now all indian fast bowler will try hard in Ranji maches as they found a chance to get selected if they do good...

  • POSTED BY on | November 13, 2013, 3:34 GMT

    good selection. keep it up selectors, for dropping who non-perform. but its too late to drop vinay and especially ishant.

  • POSTED BY SamRoy on | November 13, 2013, 3:30 GMT

    @GRVPJR Iam not telling anyone who should play or who won't, my issue with you is providing false information. Everybody has a right to correct information. I am not saying that Pujara should be there in the ODI team. But why distort information like PUjara struggled on SA A tour? And Ishant failed because of flat pitches at home? Do you know that Ishant took 20+ wickets in WI (2011) where pitches don't help fast bowlers nowadays? Though most of the wickets he took was down to incompetent batting from WI batsman but that is not my point. He failed miserably in SA, Australia and England in helpful conditions against good batsmen. That's my point. He can't bowl well on helpful conditions and that's a fact. Trying to distort information like he has become blunt owing to flat pitches at home is not the correct information when he has played most of his test cricket away from home. I have never said he is not talented. He needs a break from international cricket to sort his bowling out.

  • POSTED BY GRVJPR on | November 13, 2013, 3:25 GMT

    As far as ODI is concerned Harbhajan Singh SHould be bought back. Ashwin is doing alright in test matches both with bat and ball. Pressure should be kept on Ashwin for keeping him on his toes. Bhajji with 400 test wickets will be enough to do that.

  • POSTED BY Dilseben on | November 13, 2013, 3:23 GMT

    Sandeep Patil & Co. has done a good job yet again. Actually they have been consistently tried to blood in new comers as & when possible. The inclusion of Mohit & Dhawal Kulkarni is a decision in the right direction, but I just hope they do get an opportunity to showcase their credentials rather than just warming the benches. With the South African series just round the corner, I would have preferred Kohli, Dhoni & Bhuvi given rest with Rahane , Sanju & Mohit playing in their spots and Rohit given the captaincy. Anywaz the selectors know better. All the best India!!!

  • POSTED BY on | November 13, 2013, 2:57 GMT

    i know for a fact sandeep pattil is the best selector unlike K.srikanth and vengsarkkar. vegsarkkar opt gambir out when he was the prime and has given chances to wasim jaffer.

    k srikanth is the worst,how could he ignore badarinath from the test series?

  • POSTED BY gvarun1975 on | November 13, 2013, 1:45 GMT

    now a days the selectors are very giid.they r giving chances to everyone who r in form and who r really talented.very good for indian cricket

  • POSTED BY on | November 13, 2013, 1:30 GMT

    I like the squad but i wonder what has Bhajji done not to be selected .He has proven in every ODI format including T20 that he is a match winning bowler .It is almost impossible to hit Bhajji the way Ashwin and Mishra can be hit as we have seen in the IPL .Best way to play him is to hit singles off him , In the last ODI in which he got a chance in Sri Lanka he actually bowled very well and in the last IPL he had the most wickets and one of the best strike rates and economy rates among all spinners . So i ask again why is he not being selected in ODIs he is a much better ODI batsman than any of the other spinners as well and an above average fielder. It makes no sense ,only reason is his age and perhaps Dhonis antipathy towards him perhaps because the Chennai superkings have never been able to hit him and hes so competitive ,vocal and demonstrative as an opponent that it is probably easy to dislike him But not selecting him is not just right.

  • POSTED BY on | November 13, 2013, 1:09 GMT

    For those who cry out for Ishant, we can form a "Sharma Team" and send them on a lng overseas tour.

    1. Ishant Sharma. 2. Rahul Sharma 3. Sandeep Sharma 4. Karan Sharma 5.Bipul Sharma 6.Joginder Sharma 7. Manan Sharma 8. Praveen Sharma 9. Mohinder Raj Sharma 10.Gokul Sharma. And Ishant can make a claim for: 11. Rohit Sharma, and 12: Mohit Sharma.

    Chetan Sharma could be the Coach. Charu Sharma: Manager-cum-Spokesman.

  • POSTED BY on | November 13, 2013, 1:01 GMT

    Too many bowlers; too few genuine batsmen?

    Batsmen. 1. Shikhr Dhawan 2. Rohit Sharma 3. Virat Kohl 4. Ambati Rayudu 5. Amit Mishra 6. Ravi Jadeja (Was more o abowler; than batsman)

    Allrounders:

    1. Yuvaraj Singh (Out of form in all areas) 2. SureshRaina (Out of form; but some effect in bowling) 3. Ravindra Jadeja (Effective in Bowling; out of form in Batting)

    Wicket Keeper: M S Dhoni (slipping a little in Keeping; but excellent finisher)

    Bowlers: 1. Bhuvanesh Kumar. 2. Mohamed Shami. 3. Jaydev Unadkat 4. Moht Sharma 5. Amit Mishra 6. Ravi Ashwin (Can bat;but shown mostly in Tests) & A few Part-Timers: 7. Yuvaraj, 8. Raina, 9.Kohli

    Could certainly have included a genuine batsman in place of one of the bowlers.

  • POSTED BY on | November 13, 2013, 0:55 GMT

    Nicely done ! Finally Ishanth Is taken to the fence !

  • POSTED BY SanjivAwesome on | November 13, 2013, 0:54 GMT

    Opposition batters will miss the frightening sight of Ishant's scrambled .... locks.

  • POSTED BY abc3 on | November 13, 2013, 0:46 GMT

    I keep seeing never ending calls for Pujara to be included. People need to realize the focus currently is on building a team full of energetic players who can contribute in many departments and their excellent show on the field was what made a difference in Champions trophy. Pujara belongs to the 90's mold who can consolidate an innings and that's about it. Current ODI skills are different from what he possesses. He will also be a big liability on the field. He had several knee surgeries and cannot sustain current fast pace at which ODI games are played now a days. We got rid of most slow fielders and are building a team of excellent fielders. We should not go backwards on that. Also calls for having him on green tops is a moot point. ODI grounds are mostly flat across the world. They are made flat for entertainment even if they are green for Tests. Only on very very rare occassions we get real greentop but by and large all over the world ODI wickets are prepared in favour of batsmen.

  • POSTED BY on | November 13, 2013, 0:29 GMT

    Dropping Ishant Sharma....after his Delhi team mates Sehwag and Gambhir were unceremoniously left out during this year shows that its not quite cricket......Mumbai players Dhawal Kulkarni is promoted perhaps Sandip Patil is showing his bias.....

  • POSTED BY VVSR92 on | November 13, 2013, 0:25 GMT

    Vinay kumar deserved a longer run. Ishanth not suitable for odi's. Good chance for new comers though.Good squad make sense to retAIN THE BATTING LINE UP.

  • POSTED BY chepujaradon25 on | November 12, 2013, 23:41 GMT

    Good job in dropping Ishant and Vinay. Completely useless bowlers. Although i dont know why Yuvraj is being persisted with. He's just not the same batsman as before. His position should go to someone deserving like Pujara/Rayudu/ Rahane.

  • POSTED BY Raj12345 on | November 12, 2013, 23:19 GMT

    Why Yuvi & Raina so special and they are given more chances when they fail and why not same applied to DK, Ranahe and Tiwary. DK is good player, please don't waste. He need support from selectors to prove his worth.

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 23:11 GMT

    good choice in bowling similar they should try other two batsman instead of yuvraj/raina. both are super flow against good fast bowler. next wc is in aus so this is best time to try others and find good combination. i think rehane/pujara/raydu/manoj tiwari should give a try.

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 22:49 GMT

    Why not gambhir and sehwag still not getting home series....

  • POSTED BY shoroh on | November 12, 2013, 22:41 GMT

    I dont understand why we keep going with Yuvraj when we can try other players. I understand he scored 77 in a T20 but what did he do before that to get in anyway. Why not Rahane or someone else. We keep going back to older players and not giving enough chance to newer players. Ishant has been a liability for a long time - with his fielding as well. Vinay could have been given another chance - considering this was probably the first time he failed. The bench has become so strong these days that it is so easy to loose your place in the XI - and thats how it should be. The pressure should be on - players who have proven themselves - Rohit (after a long wait i have to say - but he always seemd to have the talent); Kohli; Shikhar; Dhoni; B Kumar; Ashwin. Questionable - Raina (suspect against bouncers though - could have a big problem in the world cup - but historic performance and fielding strength); Yuvraj (again bouncing ball issue). Others are new anyway.

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 22:41 GMT

    Posted by GRVJPR on (November 12, 2013, 18:02 GMT) "The way people are going after Ishant Sharma seems to me that India had produced donalds and Ambrose before him and will produce Walsh, and Mc Grath after him. I think for Ishant to take decision to become bowler on dead docile flat dusty tracks is a remarkable act of bravery."

    I am not a fan of Ishant, but well said mate. In fact this is very funny mate.

  • POSTED BY indianzen on | November 12, 2013, 22:09 GMT

    Md Shami is hitting 140 with consistent swing. Bhuvi is swinging like a dolly. Ashwin and Jadeja are slow bowlers, with parttime stuff from Yuvi, Raina, Virat and Rohit. Dhawal and Mohit will be in the squad but doubtful to get a chance. I feel Umesh should be trained on swing and he can be a real threat in foreign pitches.

  • POSTED BY Lets_Bash_Indians on | November 12, 2013, 21:38 GMT

    @CherryWood_Champion - lol, sarcasm. average of 50, against what, zimbabwe. hmm mind boggling, rahane played against better teams though he is averaged only 26. Other part, you cannot just rely on few odis average. Look at their profiles, there you see the First class career, if you see there RAHANE has an average of approx. 60 , contrary Rayadu got 46+. now you will see there List-a career,just to keep your voice above,there both guys averaged 36+.now you will see twenty20 career just for the last resort, there too.. Rahane average is 28. Rayadu got 24. Guess what Ishant Sharma also Visioned as Great India Pacer once & Moreover If One innings descibe the batsman better, BRIAN LARA would be better then SRT,DBradman,Ponting Combined. SO Brother, Stay Disagree,but Reality is,, RAHANE IS BETTER THAN RAYADU,,,anywhere. #thanks #peace

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 20:39 GMT

    I hope Rahane, Raydu and Pujara gets a chance in playing XI before they become dump warming the bench like Manoj Tiwary who despite of very good performances whenever given a chance. We have to also agree that everyone is not so blessed or lucky like Rohit Sharma who got 100 ODI match practice before he actually started performing. Rohit can never ever be close to Sachin Tendulkar, its waste of comparing him with sachin basis on one or two series.

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 20:38 GMT

    what about MRF pace foundation why dont i see bowlers with raw pace of 150+ its shamefull that you cannot generate 5 pace bowlers out of 200 crore population

  • POSTED BY binu.emiliya on | November 12, 2013, 20:31 GMT

    Very good squad, so the bowlers for the eleven Jadeja Aswin Bhuvi Shami Mohith

  • POSTED BY Rkhanten1 on | November 12, 2013, 20:29 GMT

    India should try other players, Riana, Yuvraj, Jadeja have got enough chances. For the world cup, the team should be consist of Rohit, Dhawan, Kohli, Pujara, Rahanay, Rayudu, Vijay Zol, Chand, Dhoni, Ashwin, B. Kumar, Shami, Parvez Rasool, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni Mohit Sharma

  • POSTED BY android_user on | November 12, 2013, 20:27 GMT

    really funny how people still think that ishant was given a raw deal! thank Faulkner for bringing shami into the team or else we would have lost the first test !! mohit deserved a chance after his performances in the IPL and ranji trophy over the last 2 seasons( not to forget his MoM debut ) ... dhawal will not be in the XI unless Ind win the initial matches and rahane surely deserves another go in the place of raina/yuvi ....pujara could have been picked but then he can't bat higher than no.4 in the current line up! so overall satisfactory selection ....go india

  • POSTED BY BRUTALANALYST on | November 12, 2013, 20:21 GMT

    This demonstrates the difference between proactive Indian selectors and West Indies. On Shami's great Test appearance they have backed him to perform in the ODI series for some reason the W.I have not backed Shillingford despite his great outing and the Indian conditions suiting his game instead they have gone with Permaul for reasons unknown . . .

  • POSTED BY ProdigyA on | November 12, 2013, 20:21 GMT

    Anybody heard about Atul Sharma. Media created a huge hype as the fastest bowler before he ever played cricket. Is he still there or was it just another sham.

  • POSTED BY Nampally on | November 12, 2013, 20:14 GMT

    The Selectors are getting back on track.It appears that the Mantra will be on Economical bowlers minimizing the opposition total to give the strong Indian batting the smallest total to chase. This theme is clear & is the right one. Yuvraj is retained purely for his batting skills since the LH spinner role is now assigned to Jadeja. Yuvraj failed badly against the OZ with very poor batting. It looks like it will be "Now or Never" for Yuvraj! Ishant & Vinay have been tried but failed & possibly out of the Future Indian squads. The spinners are the 2 all rounders, Ashwin & Jadeja + the seamers are B.Kumar & Shami. The 5th bowler will likely be a seamer- Mohit or Kulkarni. The use of 2 New balls + 4 out fielders, makes the inclusion of spinners like Mishra doubtful, although Mishra was outstanding in the IPL 6. There is very little room for any new batsmen to be included. Yuvraj & Rayudu are likely to be 2 batsmen whose positions are up for grabs, if they fail to produce, when in XI!

  • POSTED BY cric_crazy123 on | November 12, 2013, 20:00 GMT

    Well, Ishant deserve a long run. In current indian team, he has best strike rate and best average( barring bhuvi). this year he had just one bad series and he is out of the team. Ishant has played 68 odi in 6 years and jadeja has played 86 in 4 years and ashwin has played 64 games in 3 years. for me, ashwin is pathetic more than ever nowadays, some eople says hes getting wickets but whose and when,in recent series he got 9 wktt but most of those came at the end of inning when player took risk.Ashwin is gud for test only. and what wrong has bhajji done. he got 17 wickets in 2 ranji matches and not selected but mohit got 7 in 2 games , he was preferred over bhajji.

  • POSTED BY pull_shot on | November 12, 2013, 19:57 GMT

    Have to feel for Rahane why cant we give rest to kohli for this series

  • POSTED BY arvindjadwa on | November 12, 2013, 19:55 GMT

    drop Raina, and give Rahane a chance

  • POSTED BY devil_in_details on | November 12, 2013, 19:45 GMT

    Ishant and Vinay are out I believe because of their lack of control on line and length and lack of mental toughness in the Ind-Aus series and not because of giving away x amount of runs. The selectors and Dhoni understand that any bowler can go for runs on the featherbeds, but its the lack of control and refusing to learn of these two,that put the selectors off. I am surprised to see Mishra selected because he was guilty of cracking under pressure too, but I guess he had only one match in the series so gets benefit of doubt. Dhawal's selection was a bit of a wildcard but this is a series for experimentation and his performance has been steady if not spectacular. Finally this must Yuvaraj's last chance. I think Pujara as India's best bat he needs to be there in the team and should not be tagged as test only. He would be particularly useful in more bouncy tracks of Australia during World Cup. Pujara and Rahane in place of Yuvaraj and Raina.

  • POSTED BY CherryWood_Champion on | November 12, 2013, 19:44 GMT

    India's main fast strike bowler and best economical bowler have been dropped. What a pathetic decision by the selectors and the captain ;-) .... on a more serious note ... I still feel Ishant is talented and needs a lot of variations along with speed in his armory. For that he will have to go back to domestic cricket and come up with performances that impress the selectors. Having the talent is one thing and converting it into a result oriented skill is a different one. Yes I do agree with my fellow friends that he should believe himself and more in his talent than superstitions. And yes .. he definitely needs a hair cut so that he sees where the ball the is landing.

  • POSTED BY CherryWood_Champion on | November 12, 2013, 19:36 GMT

    @green_track_boasters .. Totally Disagree with you ... With all due respect to Ajinkya ... he is not as good as Ambati Raydu. Rayudu has an Average of 50 in whatever chances he got in ODIs where as Ajinkya has an average of only 26. While Ajinkya scored 172 against England in India, Rayudu made 177* against England in England on seaming green top. Rayudu was touted as the next great talent after Sachin which bough him Mumbai Indian's colors. Having said that Ajinkya is not far behind ... he just needs to get a chance to prove his worth. Unfortunately the current Indian team is so strong that the bench itself is warmed by so many talented players like Rayudu, Ajinkya, Pujara in ODIs.

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 19:34 GMT

    Finally my prayers have been answered,...i hope both (Ishant, and Vinay) of these played their last ODIs for India...

  • POSTED BY Al_Bundy1 on | November 12, 2013, 19:23 GMT

    We should all thank Faulkner for getting rid of Ishant for us. People who say Ishant Sharma was lucky obviously live in an alternate universe. I think Ishant is one of the luckiest bowlers ever!! He played for so long with a ridiculous bowling average of 39. Also, it's time to end the Raina experiment. He has been playing for 8 years now, how come he's still a rookie?? Same thing should apply to Yuvraj. This meaningless ODI series was a good place to rest Bhuvi and Shami, and try a few young bowlers like Ishwar Pandey, Imtiaz Ahmed, etc. Good thing that Dhawal and Mohit are getting a chance. Unadkat would amount to nothing - he is just wasting space.

  • POSTED BY Batmanindallas on | November 12, 2013, 19:07 GMT

    GRVJPR Since you seem to be such an expert what would you do? Keep playing Ishant and not try others. If we had done that there would have been no Dhawan today-so I am sure none of these youngsters are not Mcgrath or Aakram but even if they turn out to be a Zaheer it is not a bad deal. Shami so far has done well and who knows what a Mohit will or can do

  • POSTED BY sgma on | November 12, 2013, 19:04 GMT

    what about RAHANE? please dont ignore that talent

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 18:59 GMT

    For me no. 4 Raina and no. 5 Yuvraj are very risky and flashy. They both can score good on their days but i won't pick both. we need Rahane or pujara at 4.

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 18:53 GMT

    Thank God BCCI has now realized that both Ishant and Vinay are useless bowlers even on bouncy tracks. Good to see either Shawn Pollock who have the IPL stints with their respective franchises. I am very happy by the decision of selectors and please select Rahul Sharma also in the national team who bowled exceptionally well in CLT20 and who destroyed the batting of Otago volts top batsmen and ended their winning streak.

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 18:51 GMT

    No interesting spinners in sight? India depends on batting but in SA they will struggle on the extra special juicy wickets ;) so India must carry the best players overseas...Shewag, dinesh karthik, and plenty of bowling variety. SA will play pace well. Only a murali, warne, or Saqlain or Kimble could trouble them. Or swing like sreesanth showed. But who cares. 4-0 to eng and Aus is long forgotten. Am sure the famed and much hyped batsmen will fail miserably against steyn, morkel, philander, de Lange and co. So let's see what Raina, Shikar, vijay, Rohit do. Kohli has shown it. Pujara should. But Aswin and Jadeja will be more like bowlers than all rounders. But let's be positive.

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 18:47 GMT

    Der's brtter option dan kulkarni... Rishi dhawan continuing his good form and Rahul shukla done well for Royals..Rishi can bat too dat's put him at da top for my list. Dont forget RP sing now he's doing well in da domestic matches. Irfan pathan also an another option. He's a genuine all rounder.And for Sachin's Replacement der's some good players like Juneja, Samson & Aparajit. Dont know wat going on in selectors mind.

  • POSTED BY BetterReading on | November 12, 2013, 18:43 GMT

    Zaheer, Irfan, Nehra, Balaji, RP Singh, Ishant, Vinay Kumar, Munaf, Dinda...all these 1-by-1 came and went. Hoper Bhuvaneshwar remains on the scene for a long duration like Srinath/V Prasad

  • POSTED BY Raj-NJ on | November 12, 2013, 18:39 GMT

    What mistake "Rahane" did? I feel really sorry for talent like him.

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 18:36 GMT

    @GRVJPR ... dude can you tell me the last time Ishant performed consistently in a series? where his bowling avg was below 25 and eco under 4.5 ... forget that even his first-class avg and eco rate are not close enuf to them... and if you call bowling at 135kph(max) consistently on the shorter length "bowling his heart out" .. Indian cricket doesn't need his heart...a few wickets would serve us better... so please stop backing Ishant Sharma... a bowler of his calibre shouldn't have played 51 tests...really shows Indian bowling in poor light!

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 18:35 GMT

    gr8 selection... ajinkya should have been in the squad.Rayudu should get a chance in final 11

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 18:35 GMT

    Why Rishi Dhawan who is pace all rounder not given chance in team.

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 18:34 GMT

    We should try before the WC Ishwar Pandey ( 2012 he was at the Top of the charts in terms of wickets Ranji) Sandeep Sharma ( Great swing bowler look at U19 and Domestic for gods sake) Rahul Shukla ( This guy is sensational people should watch RR IPL in Champions trophy to sense it) S. kaul ( Fast definitely with good seam but not proved well in Ranji so far )

  • POSTED BY ramli on | November 12, 2013, 18:32 GMT

    I don't understand one thing ... have there not been pace bowlers before who bowled decently on Indian pitches? It is all in the mind and executing the plans well. Even in flat pitches, bad bowling cannot be tolerated. You need to be containing runs at least if not taking wickets. No excuses therefore to include IS and VK. How can anyone believe that Yuvraj will struggle in SA? I thought he hit six sixers in one over there! Let us be positive and give players decent chances to show.

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 18:26 GMT

    Pujara is definitely needed in the One Day side, because Raina will be a non entity abroad on Saf n Aus wickets.

    Jaidev is out of his league, perhaps a Ishwar Pandey or even Sandeep Sharma of Punjab wud have been a better option.

    I cant Rayadu really doing anything better then Raina and I think a ZOL or APARAJITH would have made more sense.

  • POSTED BY GRVJPR on | November 12, 2013, 18:23 GMT

    Congratulations to Ishant Shrama for a highly successful career and bravery for taking up fast bowling in India when he knew pretty well that all the people on cricketing forum will line up to ridicule him (except for me) and will keep the conditions completely aside when evaluating his record. Waiting for seeing donalds, Mc Graths, and Akrams of India, which must be coming to Indian squad, judging by the reactions of people against Ishant Sharma. Let me see how many new favored bowlers play 50 test matches and survive in India.

  • POSTED BY GRVJPR on | November 12, 2013, 18:13 GMT

    Problem in India is not the lack of fast bowlers, but expertise about bowling fast. The only thing I hear in commentary is "Pitch it Up". Surely there is more to fast bowling than "Pitch it up". All the batsmen line up to advise fast bowlers. Pitch it up, pitch it up, and when they do it and bowlers got hit "They are experimenting too much". Clearly shows people are making comments on fast bowling just for the sake of commenting.

  • POSTED BY IndTheBest on | November 12, 2013, 18:13 GMT

    It's a human tendency to criticize the selectors that's what some of us doing it. Exit of Ishant and Vinay Kumar was expected. Yuvraj is talented and does very good in tour games and one T20. I agreed that he failed to conquer M Johnson in last series but you can't really ignore match winner like Yuvraj just after one series. He is a must in ODI. Mohit S was expected but I was not quite following Kulkarni! Youngsters should be groomed in nation's first class structure, not in the national team while representing the country!! Good selection overall. I do still have Ishwar Pandey, Sandeep Sharma(1) and Baba Aprajit in my watch list. Good luck!

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 18:11 GMT

    @fauzy. Agree with you completely. We need to do what the Aussies are doing- constantly rotating their faster bowlers. This will help keep them injury free and fresh.

  • POSTED BY Lets_Bash_Indians on | November 12, 2013, 18:10 GMT

    Ajinkya Rahane is 200 times more superior than Ambati Raydu, technically ,in slogging ,in patience,others you name it.Totally unfortunate Lad. #sigh

  • POSTED BY ramz30380 on | November 12, 2013, 18:10 GMT

    Good team selection - AT LAST ISHANT IS DROPPED! I disagree with ppl here saying that Shami must have been rested - Bhuvi cud have been rested but Shami is new - he needs some match practice for the selectors to make their call on him for the SA tour. The selectors are rite in not picking Pujara - he is injury prone - we need him for the SA tour and hence it is better to give the other batsmen a go.

    IMHO this is a chance for Yuvi. Raina is an asset - can bat, bowl and field he will be part of any playing XI at least we find a suitable replacement who betters him in all 3. Disappointed not to c DK.

    @teju4cricinfo - stop being critical of having CSK players in the Indian Team and mostly critical of MSD. Remember it was MSD who backed Rohit Sharma in spite of the whole world calling it a blunder. If your memory serves u right - Rohit plays for MI and not CSK. MSD backs talent no matter the guy or the place he is from - so stop criticizing his moves - remember country comes first!

  • POSTED BY android_user on | November 12, 2013, 18:05 GMT

    excellent selection of mohit and kulkarni, ishant should hv a hair cut first and blive in his abilities and not b superstitous

  • POSTED BY GRVJPR on | November 12, 2013, 18:02 GMT

    The way people are going after Ishant Sharma seems to me that India had produced donalds and Ambrose before him and will produce Walsh, and Mc Grath after him. I think for Ishant to take decision to become bowler on dead docile flat dusty tracks is a remarkable act of bravery.

  • POSTED BY fauzy on | November 12, 2013, 17:58 GMT

    Why we are not trying Imtiaz Ahmed ,he also as quick as shami, he heat the deck hard and capable of getting reverse swing, donewell against west indies and domestic season over the year and very capable lower order hard heating batsmen,may be good T20.Now T20 and ODI world is down the corner we must try all bowing option from differant corner of the country to form a talented pool like of (Ishwar pandey,varon Aaron,Abu nechem,Rahul Shukla,) and many more to create a very formadeble bunch of pace bowler!If any bowler got injury or some may lost form we should not look back? we must shuffle our fast bowling resources to keep them fresh and injuries free.

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 17:54 GMT

    It is baffling the way YUVI played in the last odi series. he was in tremendous form till then with 1 100 and 4 50s in the 7 matches he played prior to the odi series.I think he has been given one more chance to prove...if he doesn't this time...it could be his last odi series...

  • POSTED BY GRVJPR on | November 12, 2013, 17:52 GMT

    @SamRoy If you are rating his performance on that South Africa A tour than for your kind information Suresh Raina scored more runs than Pujara at a better strike rate. So if you are basing his selection on that inconsequential performance than Raina should be selected ahead of him. As I have already said that Pujara may look like gentlemen but that is not good enough to make a squad. Where are the runs??

  • POSTED BY GRVJPR on | November 12, 2013, 17:41 GMT

    Still credit to Ishant for trying his heart out on dead docile indian picthes fully knowing that his record will be poor because of conditiions and he will be rediculed despite the opposition bolwers bowling worse than him. Well done mate, you did try hard and that is better than those useless centuries. It is just that people here don't have an eye to understand conditions. Same people have no problem with Johnson and faulkner selected for ashes who bowled worse than you and couldn't save their team from loosing even when they had 360 runs to defend on more than one ocassion and that too under helpful conditions under lights. Well tried mate.

  • POSTED BY shebeerdoha on | November 12, 2013, 17:40 GMT

    I expected... OUT: Ishanth, Vinay, Yuvraj... IN: Mohit, Zaheer, Rahane. Anyway it is better to give yuvraj another chance before SA ODI's... If selectors seriously looking to Zaheer for SA series, this may be the best chance to test him.

    I prefer a 13 man squad for the ODI series, others can play in ranji matches instead of sitting in the bench.. Learn it from aussies, they announced a 12 man squad for first test for ashes.

    Rishi Dhawan & A Nayar should be include for SA ODIs

  • POSTED BY SamRoy on | November 12, 2013, 17:38 GMT

    @GRVPJR Well Pujara may struggle on bouncy tracks but he did not struggle on the A tour. And He did get out to a bouncer in the last test and not by gloving it to wicket-keeper; he was trying to play the upper-cut and the low variable bounce of that Eden Gardens pitch did him in. Also Ishant Sharma averages 60+ in England, Australia and SA(48+). While such an average is healthy with the bat, it is hopeless with the ball. Bangladesh fast bowlers will do better. So your point that flat pitches in India have blunted Ishant is not correct. Please stop providing false information and stay away from test forums

  • POSTED BY cricket_lover1 on | November 12, 2013, 17:37 GMT

    umesh yadav should have been selected..where is varun aaron?

  • POSTED BY GRVJPR on | November 12, 2013, 17:35 GMT

    @ Cashif Mohd Those averages are poor, but Once Glenn Mc Grath said that if was asked to play 20 test matches in row on dead Indian picthes he will declare retirement, and steyn agreed with him!

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 17:34 GMT

    he deserves the place in indain squad..

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | November 12, 2013, 17:33 GMT

    What ever team India put out there they gonna win against this poor selected West Indies team especially Sammy who has no right being selected over big bravo

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 17:31 GMT

    @GRVJPR almost 50 matches on docile tracks?? What are you talking about?? He has played 7 in Australia, 4 in England, 3 in SA that makes 14 matches out of 51.. And he has taken 29 wickets in those 14 games.. 2 wickets a match!! 1 wicket an inning!! Do not give me the out of form story.. He is not a test class bowler.. Moreover his strike rates in those countries conducive to seam bowling are appalling.. Check out the stats here..

    http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/player/236779.html?class=1;template=results;type=bowling

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 17:31 GMT

    Guess I'm just happy to see the back of R Vinay Kumar. At least, before this Australia series Ishant had picked up 23 wickets from 13 ODIs this year, and had an average of 23.56. For Vinay Kumar all I can see is a glutton for punishment with a placard "hit me" running towards a batsman. Regardless of his domestic record, he is an atrocious bowler at international level. No real pace, no skillful use of line and length, and always buckles under pressure. Even in IPL, he is the only reason why a team with Kohli, Gayle, AB DeVilliers and Dilshan can't win ..

  • POSTED BY parthspartan on | November 12, 2013, 17:28 GMT

    I hope that the mumbai pitch should swing, bounce and spin little , same for ODI's will be good for the SA series.

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 17:28 GMT

    Very good selection this time around,, MOHIT & DHAWAL got their due and selected ,,, Hope they get a chance to showcase their skills in ODI series & hope subsequently these 2 pacers get selected to South African tour,,,, YUVRAJ- he is talent that can't be ignored especially in ODI & T20 side.. YUVRAJ is a must...!

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 17:26 GMT

    @GRVJPR Mate, Ishant is worse than what we think he is! He is totally useless. For your kind info, it is not only in the 'dead' pitches of India he has not performed rather he has struggled all over the world. He averages a pretty decent 33.5 in India and 41+ abroad which for a bowler, let alone the leading bowler, is totally unacceptable. He has been playing in the team for the past 4 years based on his one-off spell against Ponting (Cant say Aussie team as he averages whopping (disgusting) 73 in Australia!) And Please dont insult Tsotsobe by comparing him with 'luckless' Ishant..

  • POSTED BY knv1955 on | November 12, 2013, 17:26 GMT

    Why selectors didn't try Kulkarni against a stronger opposition like Australia. Why did they retain Ishant for Aussies series & drop him now? Why not Biinny or Aparajit? Why Umesh is being ignored. Is Rayadu a long term prospect. Yuvi's career is over. Time to have a look at Sanju Viswanath,Zol. Dinesh Kartik deserves a relook.

  • POSTED BY parthspartan on | November 12, 2013, 17:25 GMT

    my team :: 1.dhoni,2. shikhar dhawan, 3. rohit sharma, 4.virat kholi,5. yuvraj singh,6 rishi dhavan, 7 abhishekh nayar, 8. stuard binny, 9. sanju samsun, 10. ashwin, 11. mishra, 12. shami, 13. bhuvi, 14. mohit. 15. dhaval kulkarni and two extra 16. ambati rayadu 17 baba aparajit..... out of number 2,3 and 4 only one should play in a game and not all the three and give chance to others.

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 17:24 GMT

    Where is Rahul Shukla?? That guy is bowling the same speeds as Shami is.. He looks an awesome prospect.. And as far as batting is concerned, the Raina experiment needs to stop.. He has to bat at 5 or lower.. He neither has the technique, nor the temperament to score those hundreds.. He along with Yuvraj make the batting look very very unsettled.. They are going to score big in this series and cement their places.. But come Australia or SA, they will fold like a house of cards.. When there are players like Aparajith, Zol and Sanju Samson, why are we still sticking with Yuvraj and Raina?? Many might think that my criticism of Yuvraj is unfair, but we have to agree that given his obvious talent, he has never made it count.. He is a bits and pieces bowler and a tremendous has been batsman..

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 17:21 GMT

    @ Ab Ram Kishore : What Ajinkya Rahane has done so far?

  • POSTED BY GRVJPR on | November 12, 2013, 17:18 GMT

    I am amazed by number of people saying Pujara should have been included assuming that he is a better batsmen on bouncy wickets. May I ask on what basis? So far he has always struggled on bouncy tracks. For example, last South Africa atour he was a completer failure. In a recent test match vs WI he was out on a short ball gloving it to wicket keeper. He really needs to prove himself, both on batting and fielding and running between the wickets (very important in ODI) and that too over a period of time before making a claim for ODI spot.

  • POSTED BY gauravm5 on | November 12, 2013, 17:18 GMT

    In India's last ODI against Australia, scorecard was seen displaying raina: 28 (30) 28 runs off 30 balls, Yuvi: 12(14), Kohli: 0(3) and Vinay Kumar's FIGURES WERE 102 off 54 balls...how could they drop such a hard working cricketer Vinay Kumar..shocking and baffling decision by Indian selectors.

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 17:16 GMT

    DINESH KARTHIK should be in place of Yuvraj Singh / Ambati Rayudu.

  • POSTED BY TRAM on | November 12, 2013, 17:16 GMT

    Except Dhoni's friends Yuvraj & Raina every one deserves to be there. Pujara and DKarthik should have come instead.

  • POSTED BY jaggi.jagan on | November 12, 2013, 17:15 GMT

    Yuvi is lucky to get another chance. He will now bat like a prince against the lowly WI bowling attack. His inept batting against high quality Mitchell Johnson will soon be forgotten and there will even be talks about putting him in the middle order in test series against South Africa.

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 17:13 GMT

    Good selections, except i would have preferred DK instead of Rayudu...and also agree with comments that Umesh needs to be in the team because the pace line up is a bit too one dimensional. Yuvraj also should have been dropped and Rahane/Nayar should have got opportunities to prove themselves.

  • POSTED BY drpramit on | November 12, 2013, 17:12 GMT

    nice to see mohit sharma, but life wont be easy for him either. We Indian have a lot of expectations from our fast bowlers but truth is that not a single fast bowler including bhubneswar is a world class. For SA wkts u need a bowler who can bend his back & bowl his heart out. We have phased out our batsmen but our years old problem with bowler is same. shami is now our new hope, lets not overburden him with our expectations.

  • POSTED BY GoCho on | November 12, 2013, 17:11 GMT

    Poor decision by the selectors. India's biggest weakness in limited overs cricket is death bowling. How is that problem solved by picking Dhawal who is a decent new ball bowler like Bhuvi and Mohit?

  • POSTED BY Nampally on | November 12, 2013, 17:09 GMT

    Man for Man, Mohit Sharma & Dhawal Kulkarni are superior choices than Ishant & Vinay. It is time to move on! Ishant & Vinay got so many chances over the past 2 years & have been consistently the 2 most expensive bowlers in ODI's for India. They left the Selectors with no wiggle room but to search for new talent. Moreover Kulkarni & Mohit have done well in both Ranji & Short format- IPL. They richly deserve to be in the squad. I would have also taken this opportunity to include A.Nayar in all rounder's spot. He is a good medium pacer & can bat well. Also he has surprised many by his performance either with bat or ball when others fail. Keeping both Yuvraj & Jadeja in XI- one as a batsman & other as a bowler, when they are similar in bowling, makes no sense. It is clear that Dhoni prefers jadeja over Yuvraj, any day.This will be reflected in SA squad too. Nayar replacing one of these guys makes lot of sense for WI squad - keeping in mind that Nayar fits perfectly for SA Tour needs!

  • POSTED BY Raki99 on | November 12, 2013, 17:07 GMT

    They saving Umesh for the SA and New zealand and ENG. same with zaheer.

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 17:06 GMT

    Why Jaidev Unadkat is still there in the team, his bowling speed is 122 kmph max. No swing and pace cannot survive for long.

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 17:06 GMT

    From my point of view, this time the selection committee had given more preference to bowlers side. The list show India is going with 8 batsmen with 7 bowlers in both spin and pace attack. It shows the batting strength goes down when compared to bowling attack selection. If any two batsmen get in injured list, then its difficult to sustain the situation. Should have selected Dinesh Karthick to the side my dropping one bowler to spin attack.

    Ashok, Coimbatore.

  • POSTED BY GRVJPR on | November 12, 2013, 17:06 GMT

    @Rukky Raina is still young, just 25 yrs old. Few low scores happen in everyone's career. Overall his record is excellent given the position he bats on. His contribution in field, especially in ODI cricket, can't be underestimated.

  • POSTED BY VishBhoo on | November 12, 2013, 17:04 GMT

    And Ajinkya Rahane is being treated very very badly by selectors and he must be in the team ahead of Raina....

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 17:04 GMT

    Cochin Oneday will be washed out.... its raining heavily here at cochin

  • POSTED BY Saaggi on | November 12, 2013, 17:03 GMT

    Why selectors are not looking an fast bowling allrounder I think Rishi Dhawan is the best choice to groom an fast bowling allrounder looking at the future of indian cricket at outside of India

  • POSTED BY android_user on | November 12, 2013, 17:03 GMT

    wow ishant out from the team lastly!!! nd mohit nd dhawhal entry,. its a right decision from team manager gud luck team india for the upcoming series ....................

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 17:01 GMT

    despite his current form.. gautham gambhir is still a better batsman.. he is one of the best players of spin. so why he cant fill the so called number 4 spot instead of raina... and bhuvi need to perform well in this series.. cant be like taking only one wicket in a innings which he is doing now... an one more thing.................................. please bring zaheer boss.. he also took wickets in ranji match.. waiting to see zaheer and shami bowling the opening spell

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 17:01 GMT

    Good Selection. We know this team is transition period, we need to find fast bowlers - who can hit the base of the middle stump on consistent base during the end overs in one day internationals. we should focus on $145Kmph - Varun arun, Umesh Yadav. Yes they have line and length problem, but we cannot test them in SouthAfrica. The batting looks almost settled, but i feel that dinesh karthick and Rayudu should be in playing eleven.

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 17:01 GMT

    despite his current form.. gautham gambhir is still a better batsman.. he is one of the best players of spin. so why he cant fill the so called number 4 spot instead of raina... and bhuvi need to perform well in this series.. cant be like taking only one wicket in a innings which he is doing now... an one more thing.................................. please bring zaheer boss.. he also took wickets in ranji match.. waiting to see zaheer and shami bowling the opening spell

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 17:01 GMT

    Good Selection. We know this team is transition period, we need to find fast bowlers - who can hit the base of the middle stump on consistent base during the end overs in one day internationals. we should focus on $145Kmph - Varun arun, Umesh Yadav. Yes they have line and length problem, but we cannot test them in SouthAfrica. The batting looks almost settled, but i feel that dinesh karthick and Rayudu should be in playing eleven.

  • POSTED BY GRVJPR on | November 12, 2013, 17:00 GMT

    Indian bowling is not that bad as it is made to look on Indian Pitches. This is why australian selctors have selected those bowlers who couldn't defend 360 on more than one occassion on Indian picthes, fully understanding that conditions made them look ordinary. Similarly Indian bowling did very well at Champions trophy in England. They might not be the best, but they aren't worst as well. Somehow I think it will be a mistake to drop Ishant from South Africa tour.

  • POSTED BY sapnil2000 on | November 12, 2013, 16:58 GMT

    how many match india plays per year and rest of the team. seems like they play more matches than rest of teams combined

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 16:55 GMT

    Poor thinking by not including Pujara....Raina wd struggle in Australia..at no 4 u need solidity which pujara can provide

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 16:53 GMT

    Ishwar Pandey deserves a place in this team after claiming maximum wickets in 12-13 ranji season. And an 8 wicket haul against Railways in an inning this season. you will rarely see an 8 wicket haul by a fast bowler on these Indian pitches. And considering his good bowling against South Africa A team and SA tour in line, he must get a chance.

  • POSTED BY CrickLover_lathif on | November 12, 2013, 16:53 GMT

    Good that selectors not interested to give one more chance to lambu as recommended by dhoni...same time they could have think about zaheer who is good in slag overs,which is a major issue currently.

  • POSTED BY GRVJPR on | November 12, 2013, 16:53 GMT

    @ Shaju Krishnan Ishant is out of form and selectors have dropped him. That is OK. But to say he was useless, I don't agree. We have made him useless by playing on dead docile wickets (almost 50 test matches on dead picthes) just to see some celebrated names to get more centuries. Yes, Ishant also needed to improve, but we didn't help. Look at South Afric and number of doctored pitches dished out to likes to Tsotsobe so that his figures (along with steyn) looks great. Now don't tell me Tsotsobe is potentially better than Ishant.

  • POSTED BY Rukky on | November 12, 2013, 16:49 GMT

    Well, overall good selection. But better if we could have replaced S Raina and Yuvraj by some new young batsman...like Ajakya Rahane, Pujara, or others.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | November 12, 2013, 16:48 GMT

    perfwct team selection with top 7 the same. my recomendation will be to have uvi at 4 and raina at 5. bottom 4 should be ashwin bhuvi shami mohit. extra 4 should be unadkat, dhawal, sanju samson and amit mishra.

  • POSTED BY teju4cricinfo on | November 12, 2013, 16:46 GMT

    Good to see Mohit & Kulakarni in the squad but only Mohit will get a chance to play in 11s as he is from CSK. 5 places are confirmed for CSK players and rest have to be fought among others. I don't understand how Jadeja was fit for last ODI against Aus (Test squad was already announced, was confirmed that he was unfit) and fit again ODIs against WI. Why don't BCCI try Dinesh Karthik instead of Raina who failed against Aus??

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 16:41 GMT

    Going by the last few ODI matches, the weakest link in the Indian playing 11 has been pace bowling. To fill the 2 or 3 pace bowler position we now have buvi, shami, unadkat, kulkarni and mohit. I would say good job selectors. I am looking at India winning 3-0 barring rain.

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 16:41 GMT

    So finally Ishant dropped..!!! Good decision, though it's too late.. "Late better than never..!!"

  • POSTED BY GRVJPR on | November 12, 2013, 16:41 GMT

    @ Saud Choudhry All the bowleres were hit in that series. Aussies couldn't defend 360 runs on two occassions, yet those aussie bowlers are selected in Ashes.

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 16:37 GMT

    raina should be a part of playing 11 just to regain his form for SA series.

  • POSTED BY GRVJPR on | November 12, 2013, 16:36 GMT

    @SC13159 I have no problem with Pujara in ODI team but first he needs to prove himslef both in batting and fielding. Just because he looks like a well behaved guy with calmness around him, doesn't mean a place is gifted to him. Last tour if South Africa he was a complete failure. We will see if he has improved when he tours this time. But selection should only be based on performance and not if someone looks like gentelemen or not.

  • POSTED BY Richvii on | November 12, 2013, 16:33 GMT

    Ajinkya Rahane is being treated very badly. He deserves a place in the team ahead of Rayadu. he is a superior batsman!Sharma fails 25 times but is continued-Rahane fails 3 times and is dropped!This is travesty of justice!

  • POSTED BY VishBhoo on | November 12, 2013, 16:32 GMT

    Why Suresh raina is in the team as he hardly performing since Champions trophy?Since then he has played all the matches in WI tour,Zimbambwe tour and Australia hom series without scoring any substantial score,But he will be there always in the team because of Dhoni favourism.and Umesh should have been in the team

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 16:30 GMT

    This particular selection committee is one of the best in recent times and has overcome the difficult phase of phasing out of several seniors and blooding talented youngsters. They should be given due credit for giving opportunities to highly successful new comers like Shikar Dawan, Shami, etc. However, they have missed a trick. See how England manages the workload of their top pace bowlers. I feel Shami and Bhuvi should have been rested for couple of games at least.

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 16:30 GMT

    Why not Abhishek Nayar...Stuard Biinny ,. we need seam bowling allrounders in SA conditions.. so better give them exposure....

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 16:26 GMT

    If Dhoni had his way, then Ishant would still be in the team. Just recall how strongly he defended the bowler after he had been pummelled for 30 runs in a single over.

  • POSTED BY Tvaranitra on | November 12, 2013, 16:26 GMT

    Great going by the selectors. I think Ambati Rayudu should be in playing 11 and now we have a very healthy competition and that is good for Indian cricket. It is good to have the players playing when they are in the good form. Good luck team India.

  • POSTED BY ladycricfan on | November 12, 2013, 16:25 GMT

    WC 2015 will be in Australia. Pujara should be in the team. Bhuvi and Mohit to open the bowling and Shami the third pace man. Exciting bunch of youngsters. Ishwar Pandey did well in A tour to SA, unlucky to miss out.

  • POSTED BY nainil0683 on | November 12, 2013, 16:21 GMT

    Prefect selection. A very good step to drop our "Spearhead" and his un-identical twin Vinay Kumar. While Ishant should quit playing cricket all-together, Vinay should take Bowling 101 class before considering to even play club level cricket. Great opportunity for Dhawal Kulkarni as well as Mohit Sharma to extend his good form from Zimbabwe. I just hope Unadkat, Kulkarni and Mohit gets their chances in the series. A very balanced team overall. For Yuvraj and Raina criticizers, they are the spinal cord of the team. One spark can ignite the Tsunami and we are waiting for that spark from them.

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 16:21 GMT

    why was DK forgotten !! who s future keeper after dhoni !!

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 16:20 GMT

    This is a good team except I would choose umesh yadav in the team he gives the extra pace that is needed to tear through the opposition FINALLY ISHANT SHARMA DROPPED this guy is a complete waste doesn't have common sense he bowls most of all I think he looses direction becoz of his long hair

  • POSTED BY Thakur-Vicky-Ojha on | November 12, 2013, 16:17 GMT

    #ROHIT come on caption show one more brilliant inning

  • POSTED BY AamirKhan-SuperStar on | November 12, 2013, 16:17 GMT

    Very good bowler Dhaval, he can swing it both ways and he is faster than Bhuvi. Hope he gets a game. Would love to see yuvi fire he hasn't justified the reason for his return to internationals but he is an important asset for 2015 campaign and should never be dropped. Lets see if Zaheer and yadav make a comeback in SA or not.

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 16:17 GMT

    Good and better squad good fast bowling and yuvraj can give chance. No problem with him. Vinay could have been in place of Amit mishra.

  • POSTED BY sriram_tiwari on | November 12, 2013, 16:13 GMT

    umesh yadav should be given a chance

  • POSTED BY vvbr on | November 12, 2013, 16:09 GMT

    Indian selection framework is so strong that it doesn't allow young/raw surprise package of fast bowlers to join the indian line up. Dhawal is good but he is also the mould of agarkar, yadav, vinay kumar etc., not tall but good quickies to play for states/IPL teams. Again shami/bhuvaneshwar kumar doesn't come in that category of tall indian fast bowlers. Last to play was Srinath and Prasad. They were gentle giants for Indian standards.

    Yuvraj is being lucky as is Suresh Raina. I am happy for Ambati Rayudu but there is no strong case for anybody else to be in the team.

    Vinay Kumar and Ishanth Sharma had a golden opportunity to be part of indian line up. Nobody is to be blamed except for themselves. Vinay Kumar didn't even shine in the bat and his horrible overpitch balls and full tosses undid him!

  • POSTED BY tidumalshankar on | November 12, 2013, 16:07 GMT

    with this........westindies will have butterflies flying in their stomach seeing this line up itself ;)

  • POSTED BY BigINDFan on | November 12, 2013, 16:06 GMT

    If one is to assume this ODI squad is selected in preparation for SA then I agree with comments that Umesh Yadav and Ishwar Pandey need to be given chances. Same thing with giving Mishra chances. Only 1 of Yuvraj or Raina should be included to increase competition and get them to perform.

    These matches are played in India so no point in judging players when SA pitches are totally different. The focus should be trying out reserve and young players to boost the bench strength ahead of SA and not run into surprises in SA.

    Overall good selection barring one or two players.

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 16:04 GMT

    Why is DINESH KARTHIK missing?

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 16:02 GMT

    I dont get why Dinesh Karthik is not back in place of Yuvraj? He has the talent and has the runs but is constantly being ignored for no fault of his. Yuvraj had a miserable Australia series and it makes no sense to retain him when Dinesh is in the form of his life.

  • POSTED BY InsideHedge on | November 12, 2013, 15:59 GMT

    One day our selectors will understand the importance of rotation and rest. I don't see any point in selecting both Bhuvi and Shami, they're both certainties for the upcoming tour to SA, let them put their feet up for a few days. At most, they should be asked to play one FC match for their Ranji team before departing for SA.

    And is there any plan to hit SA early? Of course not. We all know we'll be playing the 2nd Test looking to square the series, just like West Indies will be doing at Mumbai. Some things never change *sigh*

  • POSTED BY vr.mandalapu on | November 12, 2013, 15:56 GMT

    I am bit surprised with the selection of Yuvraj. Is it for some sentimental reason? Time to rope in youngsters keeping the world cup in mind.Though I am happy to see Rayudu in the squad, I have my own doubts about including him in the final eleven. As one earlier commenter said if the team management does not have any plans to give opportunity to people like Rayudu then better allow him to play for Ranji team so that people like me can at least watch him playing there.On the whole I am happy with the team selection.

  • POSTED BY bdsmaruf on | November 12, 2013, 15:56 GMT

    zaheer,bhupi, shami, umesh, ishwar these pacers will be cracker for sa. if bhupi, shami open attack then zaheer should be third seamer as he is most experienced most bowler.

  • POSTED BY InsideHedge on | November 12, 2013, 15:55 GMT

    Good to see Ishant and Vinay dropped, I hope we never see them again, I know that sounds nasty but we've actually witnessed them at their peak! They had their chances, something we fans can only dream about.

  • POSTED BY Siddhesh31 on | November 12, 2013, 15:55 GMT

    Good choice by selectors ..Dhawal has performed well in the last few matches including the recent West Indies A tour .. And Mohit too deserved a comeback into the team looking out at the recent performance of our bowling .. And this is definitely the last opportunity for Yuvraj .. He has to score because there are many talented players who are really waiting for an opportunity ..Rayadu & Rahane are really closing in on Yuvraj & also Raina for that matter ..Still Raina has performed in the Ranji match so he will not be under that much pressure ..

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 15:55 GMT

    Hope to see more of Amit Mishra, Rayudu in this series, come on they are also in the squad, why not just give them a chance, they deserve much better than sitting on the benches and good to see selectors are still having an expectation from Yuvraj Singh, he deserves it. All he need is just one good series and that will surely uplift his morale.

  • POSTED BY nbcsm on | November 12, 2013, 15:54 GMT

    ^^master is from mumbai,recommendation of master is more valuable than talent.

  • POSTED BY palla.avinash on | November 12, 2013, 15:51 GMT

    Sandeep patel is just improving his selection day by day , hats off to him for bringing dhawal kulkarni in the squad.Now i really starting to admire him, he should also be selected for test matches also even if he doesn't do well in odis.He is natural bowler with simple action any way missing praveen kumar in the squad may be he was injured.Batting wise this series should a test for yuvraj and raina, they need to prove themselves and rayudu should get a chance if they fail. jedeja might have been rested but as he is only all rounder present it is tough to rest him.Pujara might be unlucky for not a chance a head of yuvraj and raina after consistent failures.

  • POSTED BY pull_shot on | November 12, 2013, 15:47 GMT

    I think umesh yadav is preferred for test matches only thats i think is fair but all d best for dhawal kulkarni

  • POSTED BY AsherCA on | November 12, 2013, 15:45 GMT

    Going by track records - here's what I expect to find in the 11 Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni (capt), Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma.

    Ambati Rayudu, Amit Mishra, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni will only warm the benches.

    I would prefer Rayudu in the 11 more to give him exposure...either of Ashwin OR Jadeja could make way, 5th Bowler's quota could be distributed between Rohit, Virat, Yuvaraj & Raina.

  • POSTED BY drrao.nit on | November 12, 2013, 15:45 GMT

    Mohi sharma is going to become another dhoni... watch him. Congrats mohit. This time you are going to fire the WI team.

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 15:42 GMT

    Good that both Dhawal & Mohit will get a paid holiday.Knowing Dhoni, he will stick to the same XI with may be Unadkat coming in place of Vinay from the team that played the last ODI with Australia. And last but not the least,both Amit Mishra & Ambati Ryuddu's paid holiday tenure increases...

  • POSTED BY android_user on | November 12, 2013, 15:38 GMT

    I love the selection of pace bowlers. Yuvraj deserved to be in team. am not sure about raina. but I have a feeling dhoni will produce some magic out of his favourite players.

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 15:37 GMT

    We should also give more and more chances to Ishwar Pandey as well. He is pretty much as effective as Mohd Shami.

  • POSTED BY CricketChat on | November 12, 2013, 15:36 GMT

    Dropping Ishant and Vinay is to be expected. Why was Yuvraj retained? But for a lucky knock in T20, he didn't do much in the ODIs against Aussies. I see is no point in having Mishra and Rayudu in the 15 if there no chance of them playing unless the 1st choice players get injured. At least, they can play FC for their state teams. Bench warming and drinks carrying roles could be given to youngsters who may hope to learn a thing or two sharing dressing room with seniors. These two are too old for that.

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 15:35 GMT

    truth is always bitter. Dhawal was in India during nz tour 2009

  • POSTED BY SamRoy on | November 12, 2013, 15:34 GMT

    Either Shami or Bhuvi could have been rested and given chances to Ishwar. We need a fit Shami, Bhuvi,Umesh, Ishwar and Zaheer for SA. Moreover Ishwar would have got adjusted to the team environment and not be too nervous if he gets a test cap in SA. Finally, the selectors are doing the right thing. No Ishant for SA should be the way to go. I like Dhawal quite a bit. Much better than Ishant and Vinay. Though I like Ishwar more, because unlike Ishant he actually troubles batsman with bounce. Excellent team. Hope Mohit and Dhawal get chances.

  • POSTED BY hayer on | November 12, 2013, 15:31 GMT

    Happy for Ishant, he can go and play Ranji to gain some confidence. But surprised to Dhawal Kulkarni in. What this guy has done special! where are Ishwar Pandey and Sid Kaul?

  • POSTED BY Cricketist_23 on | November 12, 2013, 15:31 GMT

    I still can't understand the LOGIC behind selecting and dropping a bowler. i think its more beyond "remove one who gives away runs, take one who takes wickets".. there is a constant "change" in the bowling composition.

  • POSTED BY knv1955 on | November 12, 2013, 15:31 GMT

    What has Dhawal Kulkarni done to merit a sudden call up? Ishant was retained in the squad despite poor show in 3 matches against Australia for the entire series & now discarded without giving another chance.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | November 12, 2013, 15:31 GMT

    again mumbai cricketers preferred

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 15:30 GMT

    Where is UMESH YADHAV ? ... He should be the right asset for the fast pitches in AUS,SA,ENG & NZ ?

  • POSTED BY New_Gen_India on | November 12, 2013, 15:29 GMT

    Bloody hell ! This is a young squad of eager bowlers & powerful batters, lead by a powerful capt. The series, for India, is looking good already !

  • POSTED BY hayer on | November 12, 2013, 15:29 GMT

    I am wondering what Dhawal Kulkarni has done better than Ishwar Pandey, Sidharth Kaur and Sandeep Sharma!! He is not even the best bowler in Mumbai side.

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 15:28 GMT

    Will be great to see the bowling attack combo of Bhuvi-Shami-Mohit...

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 15:28 GMT

    dhawal was in team India squad for NZ tour 2009.

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 15:28 GMT

    Where is Praveen Kumar. Why not MOHIT SHARMA?

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 15:25 GMT

    What wrong have people like Dinesh Karthik,Ajinkya Rahane have done???

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 15:25 GMT

    What wrong have people like Dinesh Karthik,Ajinkya Rahane have done???

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 15:28 GMT

    Where is Praveen Kumar. Why not MOHIT SHARMA?

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 15:28 GMT

    dhawal was in team India squad for NZ tour 2009.

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 15:28 GMT

    Will be great to see the bowling attack combo of Bhuvi-Shami-Mohit...

  • POSTED BY hayer on | November 12, 2013, 15:29 GMT

    I am wondering what Dhawal Kulkarni has done better than Ishwar Pandey, Sidharth Kaur and Sandeep Sharma!! He is not even the best bowler in Mumbai side.

  • POSTED BY New_Gen_India on | November 12, 2013, 15:29 GMT

    Bloody hell ! This is a young squad of eager bowlers & powerful batters, lead by a powerful capt. The series, for India, is looking good already !

  • POSTED BY on | November 12, 2013, 15:30 GMT

    Where is UMESH YADHAV ? ... He should be the right asset for the fast pitches in AUS,SA,ENG & NZ ?

  • POSTED BY android_user on | November 12, 2013, 15:31 GMT

    again mumbai cricketers preferred

  • POSTED BY knv1955 on | November 12, 2013, 15:31 GMT

    What has Dhawal Kulkarni done to merit a sudden call up? Ishant was retained in the squad despite poor show in 3 matches against Australia for the entire series & now discarded without giving another chance.

  • POSTED BY Cricketist_23 on | November 12, 2013, 15:31 GMT

    I still can't understand the LOGIC behind selecting and dropping a bowler. i think its more beyond "remove one who gives away runs, take one who takes wickets".. there is a constant "change" in the bowling composition.