India news February 11, 2014

Raina out of Asia Cup squad

ESPNcricinfo staff

Suresh Raina has been left out of India's squad for the Asia Cup, which starts on February 25. The batsman, however, is a part of the team for the World Twenty20, scheduled for March.

Cheteshwar Pujara has been included in the Asia Cup squad, while Ishant Sharma has been left out of both teams.

Ishant and Raina's exclusions are the only two changes to the India ODI squad from the one that played in New Zealand.

Since the series against England in January 2013, when he scored 277 runs with four half-centuries, Raina has had just one fifty-plus score - against Zimbabwe - in 24 innings. He was dropped from the last two ODIs against New Zealand, after scores of 18, 35 and 31 in the first three games.

For Pujara, this is his first ODI call-up since the tour to Zimbabwe when the batsman made his one-day debut. Pujara scored 13 and 0 in the two matches, but since been in good form, scoring Test hundreds against West Indies and South Africa.

In Ishant's case, his exclusion due to recent poor form has continued from the New Zealand series, where the bowler was dropped after the first two ODIs in favour of Varun Aaron. Ishant had a poor series against Australia at home, conceding 189 runs in three matches at an average of 94.50 with two wickets. Against South Africa, Ishant picked up four wickets in two ODIs at an average of 19.50, while he picked up two wickets against New Zealand, giving away 118 runs at 59 and an economy rate of 7.86.

The pace attack in both squads is led by Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami. Ishwar Pandey, who was a part of the tour to New Zealand, has been picked for the Asia Cup, while Mohit Sharma has been named in the Twenty20 squad.

Stuart Binny, who made a debut against New Zealand recently, finds a place in the ODI and T20 squads.

India squad for Asia Cup: MS Dhoni (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ambati Rayudu, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Varun Aaron, Stuart Binny, Amit Mishra, Ishwar Pandey

India squad for World Twenty20 MS Dhoni (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Stuart Binny, Amit Mishra, Mohit Sharma, Varun Aaron

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  • on March 12, 2014, 18:24 GMT

    prob xi. Dhawn. rohit. virat. yuvi. dhoni raina . jadu. ashwin. bhuvi. shami. varun/ mishra

  • dharam_16 on February 18, 2014, 15:49 GMT

    the probable eleven for the first match in Asia Cup; 1.Shikhar Dhawan, 2.Rohit Sharma, 3.Virat Kohli, 4.Cheteshwar Pujara, 5.Ajinkya Rahane, 6.Ambati Rayudu, 7.MS Dhoni (c/wk), 8.Ravindra Jadeja, 9.Ravichandran Ashwin, 10.Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 11.Mohammed Shami

  • on February 18, 2014, 13:02 GMT

    Ishant sharma & Raina will be back for 2015 World cup

  • on February 18, 2014, 10:23 GMT

    y not dinesh karthik for t20 wc squad ..?

  • Aditya255 on February 17, 2014, 17:33 GMT

    This lineup would be good for India:

    Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, M.S Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin/Ambati Rayudu, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Varun Aaron

    A nice rookie seam lineup that shows promise to the Indian future (Aaron brings pace, Shami has the skills, and Bhuvi can swing the ball nicely), bring Ashwin in when conditions are spin friendly, or Ambati when not, and guys like Rahane and Shami have played well in NZ. I would think trying Pujara as an opener one of these games would be good. Shikhar providing the runs, Pujara providing the solid support/defense next to him (cliche to Sehwag/Gambhir), and a good opening foundation. I have seen Rohit as a guy who can come in and play a quickfire role. Kohli is best at no. 3, coming in when India are one down early, or when India need to rebuild in the innings. But Rohit-Dhawan are good openers too, all depends on what Dhoni feels.

  • yjreddyindia on February 16, 2014, 13:12 GMT

    Finally a good decission has been taken.thanks to bcci selectors.

  • LAKINGSFAN on February 15, 2014, 20:33 GMT

    It's a mistake done by selectors. They should have dropped Nohit Sharma from the team. Raina is not #4 batsman.And, he's the best player we got to play at #6. Raina should have been persisted at the cost of Nohit. Gambhir should have been selected instead.

  • sahil123india on February 15, 2014, 7:53 GMT

    MANOJ Tiwari in ODI

    Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St 8 8 1 251 104* 35.85 324 77.46 1 1 24 2 3 0

    where is he, why everyone ignore him, see the static, and he got 5 wickets also, very handy bowler. far better than nohit and vijay..

    and i m not from bengal , i m from india...

  • on February 14, 2014, 11:11 GMT

    As far as T20s are concerned, I am a big fan of Binny and want to see him play. India should use their IPL experience to make their T20I side an IPL Indian all stars kind of team. Raina, Rohit, Kohli, MS are all IPL superstars. I sincerely hope Yuvi has done something about his form because he can be lethal to any bowling attack. Our players are definately world beaters in subcontinent conditions and they can actually win the world t20 but then it's t20 hard to say. Bowling wise, spin is crucial in T20s in the subcontinent. Interesting to see what combination India adopt. Jadeja is going to be crucial as an all rounder, batted brilliantly in Auckland on both occassions. My team would be Dhawan, Rohit, Kohli, Jadeja, Yuvraj, Binny, Dhoni, Ashwin, Kumar, Shami, Aaron India usually go for Rahane but Binny has always looked more valuable all round.

  • on February 14, 2014, 10:56 GMT

    Good team in my opinion, Raina got too undependable and he needs to sort out his issues with short pitched bowling. It is a positive move to go for younger fast bowlers who can bowl fast in this format considering the venues of WC2014. People who are asking for top seamers from the Ranji Season must realize that pace is essential right now, and only a few of the Indians have that, better to nurture them over this year and make them ready to be world-class bowlers. Aaron in particular bowled balls over 145 Kph in the NZ ODIs. Pujara is a good addition to the ODIs because all India's batting line-up was overflowing with attacking strokemakers, someone like him will stabilize it. Also, stop asking for spinning all rounders, none of them are can replace Jadeja, fast-bowling all rounder is what we need and Irfan Ptham is simply not one who looks good/fit enough

  • on March 12, 2014, 18:24 GMT

    prob xi. Dhawn. rohit. virat. yuvi. dhoni raina . jadu. ashwin. bhuvi. shami. varun/ mishra

  • dharam_16 on February 18, 2014, 15:49 GMT

    the probable eleven for the first match in Asia Cup; 1.Shikhar Dhawan, 2.Rohit Sharma, 3.Virat Kohli, 4.Cheteshwar Pujara, 5.Ajinkya Rahane, 6.Ambati Rayudu, 7.MS Dhoni (c/wk), 8.Ravindra Jadeja, 9.Ravichandran Ashwin, 10.Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 11.Mohammed Shami

  • on February 18, 2014, 13:02 GMT

    Ishant sharma & Raina will be back for 2015 World cup

  • on February 18, 2014, 10:23 GMT

    y not dinesh karthik for t20 wc squad ..?

  • Aditya255 on February 17, 2014, 17:33 GMT

    This lineup would be good for India:

    Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, M.S Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin/Ambati Rayudu, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Varun Aaron

    A nice rookie seam lineup that shows promise to the Indian future (Aaron brings pace, Shami has the skills, and Bhuvi can swing the ball nicely), bring Ashwin in when conditions are spin friendly, or Ambati when not, and guys like Rahane and Shami have played well in NZ. I would think trying Pujara as an opener one of these games would be good. Shikhar providing the runs, Pujara providing the solid support/defense next to him (cliche to Sehwag/Gambhir), and a good opening foundation. I have seen Rohit as a guy who can come in and play a quickfire role. Kohli is best at no. 3, coming in when India are one down early, or when India need to rebuild in the innings. But Rohit-Dhawan are good openers too, all depends on what Dhoni feels.

  • yjreddyindia on February 16, 2014, 13:12 GMT

    Finally a good decission has been taken.thanks to bcci selectors.

  • LAKINGSFAN on February 15, 2014, 20:33 GMT

    It's a mistake done by selectors. They should have dropped Nohit Sharma from the team. Raina is not #4 batsman.And, he's the best player we got to play at #6. Raina should have been persisted at the cost of Nohit. Gambhir should have been selected instead.

  • sahil123india on February 15, 2014, 7:53 GMT

    MANOJ Tiwari in ODI

    Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St 8 8 1 251 104* 35.85 324 77.46 1 1 24 2 3 0

    where is he, why everyone ignore him, see the static, and he got 5 wickets also, very handy bowler. far better than nohit and vijay..

    and i m not from bengal , i m from india...

  • on February 14, 2014, 11:11 GMT

    As far as T20s are concerned, I am a big fan of Binny and want to see him play. India should use their IPL experience to make their T20I side an IPL Indian all stars kind of team. Raina, Rohit, Kohli, MS are all IPL superstars. I sincerely hope Yuvi has done something about his form because he can be lethal to any bowling attack. Our players are definately world beaters in subcontinent conditions and they can actually win the world t20 but then it's t20 hard to say. Bowling wise, spin is crucial in T20s in the subcontinent. Interesting to see what combination India adopt. Jadeja is going to be crucial as an all rounder, batted brilliantly in Auckland on both occassions. My team would be Dhawan, Rohit, Kohli, Jadeja, Yuvraj, Binny, Dhoni, Ashwin, Kumar, Shami, Aaron India usually go for Rahane but Binny has always looked more valuable all round.

  • on February 14, 2014, 10:56 GMT

    Good team in my opinion, Raina got too undependable and he needs to sort out his issues with short pitched bowling. It is a positive move to go for younger fast bowlers who can bowl fast in this format considering the venues of WC2014. People who are asking for top seamers from the Ranji Season must realize that pace is essential right now, and only a few of the Indians have that, better to nurture them over this year and make them ready to be world-class bowlers. Aaron in particular bowled balls over 145 Kph in the NZ ODIs. Pujara is a good addition to the ODIs because all India's batting line-up was overflowing with attacking strokemakers, someone like him will stabilize it. Also, stop asking for spinning all rounders, none of them are can replace Jadeja, fast-bowling all rounder is what we need and Irfan Ptham is simply not one who looks good/fit enough

  • JRP100 on February 13, 2014, 23:00 GMT

    the selectors are making their intentions clear, to stick with the same core players until the world cup and replace any few who have been consistently failing as raina and ishant have been. Ashwin and rahane need to start performing (even in the sub continent) or they'll be next to get the axe with mishra and rayudu taking their places. Pujara's selection was good to assess his fitness for ODI's. The squad will not change for the WC by the looks of things (unless the likes of kedar jadhav saurabh tiwary and rishi dhawan have some exceptional IPL and vijay hazare trophy performances and rahane, rayudu and ashwin/binny have some serious failures).

  • on February 13, 2014, 7:59 GMT

    Why not Parvez Rasool..the guy has scored around 600 runs and taken 27 wickets this domestic season...Seems like a good Spin Allrounder for us...Would like to see some youth in the team..Baba Aparajith is one of the interesting prospects for the future...KL Rahul could also have been thought of as a good back up opener for the Asia cup...We need to build a pool of players which are not trying to for sure..

    I see lack of creative thinking in this selection...

  • on February 12, 2014, 20:49 GMT

    How many medium-swing bowlers who are consistently performing in domestic can we name each one of them? Anybody?

  • on February 12, 2014, 19:15 GMT

    I dont understand what Vinay Kumar has to do to get into Indian team I wish to see Vinay Kumar, Bhuvu, Shami & Umesh Yadav playing in CW 15 for India though I am a Pakistani :)

  • on February 12, 2014, 17:56 GMT

    I don't know why PARVEZ RASOOL, SIDDHARTH KAUL, KEDAR JADHAV IS NOT GIVEN ANY OF THE CHANCES while they really performing in Ranji Trophy. WHAT happened to them? I don't know why selectors are ignoring them? what will be the reason? only "GOD" knows it. Replace RASOOL instead of MISHRA. But nice to see the Drop of "RUN FLOWING MACHINE culprit ISHANT SHARMA".

  • Raj12345 on February 12, 2014, 17:29 GMT

    Why only Raina should be dropped. Why not others. RG is first one should be dropped.

    Who is hating Dinesh Karthik in team. Is it Dhoni afraid of him?

    @rvndas, Vijay don't represent both teams in last several series, so you can't drop one doesn't exists.

  • sams235 on February 12, 2014, 17:14 GMT

    We missed Yuvi in the middle order in NZ. We need someone to rescue when openers dont click. Rahane doesnt seem like he is going to last longer, he cannot accelerate scoring rate as Yuvi used to.

  • on February 12, 2014, 14:52 GMT

    How & why Rohit Sharma continues to get selected is a mystery indeed. He has no temperament and does not deserve so many chances. He must be shown the door

  • rvndas on February 12, 2014, 14:50 GMT

    Rohit sharma, Murali Vijay, Ashwin should also be sacked. Also remove Dhoni as test captain. Ever since Dhoni took over captaincy, his main focus was his captaincy rather than best interests of Indian Cricket. When he found it difficult leading a team with more seniors, instead of taking up responsibility at a later date, he came up with the concept of phasing out seniors. Almost all seniors Kumble, Ganguly, Dravid, Laxman were forced to retire barring sachin because of his iconic status.what ever are the reasons, he enjoyed the support of selectors. These seniors were always under immense pressure to perform or perish. The result of the same was evidently seen with India losing in two overseas series. Now other seniors like sehwag, gambhir, harbhajan are also meted out with the same treatment. Time and again Dhoni was only instrumental in bringing others careers to a forced end. Dhoni is a good thinking captain but a poor resource manager without vision. So are Indian selectors.

  • Blackholesun on February 12, 2014, 13:13 GMT

    Finally some Wisdom prevailed and Ishant is dropped. He has been given enough chances and has not really justified his position in the team ! Expansive and wayward bowler, can't bat and can't field.

    Raina too has not performed in quite sometime now, so his exclusion didn't really came as a surprise.

  • Lalz on February 12, 2014, 10:30 GMT

    We could have rested senior players like Kohli, Dhoni, Jadeja, Ashwin and Rohit so as to test new fringe players. These 5 are sure shot players in current setup unless they were dropped from the squad. As Asia cup is played in subcontinent pitches we can test our domestic stars. KL Rahul can suit as an opener for his technique, D Karthik as wk, Rasool/Jalaj Saxena as spinning allrounder, S tiwary as hard hitter. Jadhav as an aggressive player, Rishi Dhawan was expected for his Ranji performance. If I were a selector, I would pick Shikhar Dhawan, Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara (capt), Karthik, Ambati Rayudu, Ajinkya Rahane,Kedhar jadhav, S Tiwary, Jalaj Saxena, Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Varun Aaron, Stuart Binny, Amit Mishra, Ishwar Pandey..

    and 11 will be. Dhawan, Rahul, Pujara, Karthik, Rayudu/Rahane/Jadhav, Tiwary, Binny, Jalaj, Mishra, Shami, Kumar/Varun/Pandey. @ Nampally and other regular visitors, I would like to have a suggestion on this...plzzz

  • on February 12, 2014, 7:56 GMT

    change the captain is all i want to say...seriously considering mohit sharma as a fast bowling prospect makes me sick....dhoni is good as a batsman and keeper but as a captain all he is good at is sheer senseless politics.

  • rajcl on February 12, 2014, 7:14 GMT

    in my opinion first fielding is must improved,look indian feilders vs aus , sa , nz , eng , may be sl,,,,,,,,my point is when others dived for catch put hand on the ball 80% catches was taking , but our felders just stoping ball 90% of cathes droped at that point & in circle not attacking & our feilders saves 4 but leak 1 or 2 runs that must should be change ,,, teech them how to hold the ball when dived

  • rajcl on February 12, 2014, 7:00 GMT

    guys i am not blaming any one i am too kannadiga & i want too players from karnataka to represent india but rahul, nair , sharath are too new & opposition dont no there strentgh & weakness so they are performing well , lets play them 2 more session then spoke about that players & its just not for karnataka players , its for owl indian new players ( in indian team 11 are too good in home pitches but fail in out side asia ) so likes of samson , zol , aparigith , rasool etc too early defenetly my next 1st pick rishi dhawan

  • rajcl on February 12, 2014, 6:34 GMT

    @ Kashi0127 they were future not present so did not select

  • KishorKumar25 on February 12, 2014, 6:23 GMT

    Pujara should open the innnings along with Dhawan. If he bats anywhere below No.3 will be a failure. But I think Dhoni wants him to fail in ODIs, so he will ask him to bat at No.4. Politik.

  • Rayvolution on February 12, 2014, 6:07 GMT

    How exactly is Mohit Sharma a better bowler than Umesh Yadav??

  • on February 12, 2014, 5:27 GMT

    Rohit Sharma needs to be made the Captain as he captained MI beautifully to victory. Varon Aarom must feature in all ODI's & Tests& bowling coach should work with him to perfect his line length. I Sharma is a good bowler (except for death bowling so don't bowl him in death overs) but needed this this exclusion to get back in form & earn his place the hard way.

    All in all it is Dhoni who doesn't know how to utilize his rich resourced team India's resources best.

    Third man must be kept fine for fast bowlers so that boundaries are not leaked of good balls. In circle fielders muist be kept right at the edge of circle to prevent mistimed shots going for boundaries. Short mid wicket & short cover must always be employed to prevent cheeky singles. If runs r leaked of mistimed shots, edges & in the form of cheeky singles of good balls bowler gets confused what to bowl.

  • Kashi0127 on February 12, 2014, 5:07 GMT

    @Pavan_Kalyan6969 Sehwag, Gambhir are yesterday stories and are only fit for the tamasha called IPL. But why are India selectors ignoring Karin Nair, Manish Pandey, Rahul and Vinay Kumar. Dhoni has made sure Vinay's international career is virtually destroyed by giving him chances on dead flat tracks. There should be a new policy allowing Ranji champions to tour a select country and play unofficial tests. That way I am sure the current Karnataka team will perform better than Dhoni's men.

  • on February 12, 2014, 5:03 GMT

    Will see how slow pujara maintains 120 Sr needed by each Indian batsman as their bowlers always leak 350

  • KeepitHonest on February 12, 2014, 4:20 GMT

    I think Indian selectors are missing a trick - they should pick either Chand or Zol instead of Rahane, Raidu or Rohit and play him as an opener or at #5. What happened to Karthik. Binny will be a flop at the international level

  • kapilesh23 on February 12, 2014, 4:15 GMT

    @Tauhid KT- Boss India is not a rich nation. I don't know which country you belong but India is not a rich nation.

    It is BCCI which is the richest cricket board, there are some differences between India and BCCI.

  • anver777 on February 12, 2014, 4:05 GMT

    Allrounders Pathan brothers are missing in the T20 list ???

  • cricketsubh on February 12, 2014, 3:34 GMT

    raina is a gud player in sub continent but he can not play out of sub continent as a selector u always pick a player who can play in all condition but raina fails to do that he only score runs in india ,sub continent pujara selection is also strange i do not think his a bud fielder and also he is not fit i think he should play only test not odis he is a test player not odi payer and also i think he cannot pay big shots i think yuvi should get a chance not pujara.

  • S.Seshachalam on February 12, 2014, 3:30 GMT

    No point moving backwards. With seniors around, including the openers, India still lost 8 tests on the trot in England and Australia. Let's give some more time for the present Team India. Surely they will become more consistent in winning during the coming months.

  • on February 12, 2014, 3:28 GMT

    no zaheer khan means frustrated bowling again

  • on February 12, 2014, 3:16 GMT

    Mr. Dhoni should learn from karnataka team on how to rotate players... He justs fields the same XI everytime and keeps losing.... the other 4 or 5 players are just there for namesake.... why doesn't he try including them...instead of trying ashwin at middle order or kohli/rohit bowling few overs....

  • on February 12, 2014, 3:13 GMT

    Good selection ... Love to see Aarun is there bkz WC is coming he needs some practice...!!

  • on February 12, 2014, 2:30 GMT

    My XI for Asia Cup: Shewag, Gambhir, Kohli, Yuvraj, Raina/Rohit, Dhoni (cp&wk), Jadeja, Ashwin/Harbhajan, Zaheer, Bhuveneswar, Shami

  • sachin_equal_to_bradman on February 12, 2014, 2:22 GMT

    @Pavan_Kalyan6969: Please don't give baseless comments here!!! With all respect to the legend VIRU, I ask you one thing...What has VIRU done in the last 2 years atleast in the domestic level to claim a place in the Indian team especially with the world cup around???? Don be emotional to give a farewell to viru....You can ask what has rohit/dhawan done...But the problem with viru is he is no more fitter and his hand-eye coordination is not same as it wer once and no need to comment about his fielding...Don't you realise that fielding is very important in the game??? Yes rohit/Dhawan is doing not that great but atleast we can go for other young players...Gambhir also did not do good in the domestic.But still he has years in his hands

  • on February 12, 2014, 2:11 GMT

    @Pavan_Kalyan: Both Gauti n Viru are still provided opportunities @ domestic cricket n everyone should earn their place.. Hodge played amazing cricket n only then got back into Oz team.. Time to give opportunities for the consistent performers n this selection committee is hitting bulls eye everytime. All the best Team India:)

  • on February 12, 2014, 1:59 GMT

    i sincerely request selectors, MSD and all cricket enthusiastic for sticking to following t20 and odi team till world cup 15: dhawan+rohit+kohli pujara+binny+Dhoni jadeja+ashwin+ shammi+bhuvi+ishwar.

    groom binny as kallis.

    For test team should be: dhawan+vijay+pujara kohli+rohit+binny+dhoni+jaddu shami+ishwar+zak/ishant.

  • on February 12, 2014, 1:50 GMT

    Plz being a selection committee see Sehwag , gambir...

  • on February 12, 2014, 1:35 GMT

    it is bad that raina was dropped from odi. batting at no 5 and scoring 30s & 40s in fine. and moreover he is a left hander., we should have a petty in the middle order. now we have dhawan at 1 & jaddu at 7 inbetween all are right handers. I ll go for raina ahead of rahane., as rahane failed to capitalize on his given chances...

  • WC2011Champs on February 12, 2014, 1:25 GMT

    I am with Cricketsunami again. People commenting here are really fickle-minded and the selectors are going that way too. Chopping and changing will be detrimental to individuals as well as the team. This has been the story of England team. It is a revolving door where guys come, perform sometime, then lose out, then called up again because their replacement wasn't that great either and never sure if they belong. A core of the team is very critical to be able to perform as a unit and that has worked well for India and Australia. You can't go to WC next year with uncertain opening pair, bowling line, and 6-7 new players. I think Raina belongs to the core team. Soon Dhoni, Kohli will start looking for help and will find themselves stuck among new guys.

  • on February 12, 2014, 1:08 GMT

    dhoni always demands his ipl team in india team, firsgt time the raina is out

  • on February 12, 2014, 0:56 GMT

    Dhoni is not a good captain but a lucky captain.

  • on February 12, 2014, 0:55 GMT

    Mark my words.. Pujara will be a failure in ODIs and will not last long!! Hope this doesn't screw up his test temperament.. He might be like the wall Rahul Dravid was but Dravid was more modern.. he will eventually become like a Badrinath playing for CSK.. used sparingly and not really a key member of the team... If all you're looking for is people to leave balls that are above shoulder height and hold one end at 70 strike rate.. sure..

  • on February 12, 2014, 0:32 GMT

    Raina is definitely a talented and team player but he needs to sort out the batting problem, for that county cricket would easily boost his career. With Ishant training under the likes of Wasim Akram, Kapil or McGrath would mean more disciplined bowling. Ishwar Pandey Binny Pujara need somtime on ground to prove their selection, rest of the team needs some temperamental therapy to quickly get of the low phase. Australia lost ashes tour to India but they are ferocious now. Rediscovering player's capability is more important than outrageously blaming them.

  • PS_Chicago on February 12, 2014, 0:25 GMT

    Interesting omission is Umesh on the bowling front. Can't comment on batting since folks on the team haven't quite shown much promise and don't see others in the pipeline.

  • trivisharma on February 12, 2014, 0:03 GMT

    Some one who is not good on short pitch Bowling on subcontinent pitches does not deserve a place in playing 11. Plz Drop ashwin and bring irfan so the side will be balance for world cup 2014.

  • on February 11, 2014, 23:35 GMT

    where is uttappa ?

  • on February 11, 2014, 23:19 GMT

    Well proof of the pudding is how India performs outside Indian subcontinent. Seeing the performance in South Africa and New Zeland so far one can only hope for the best!!!

  • inswing on February 11, 2014, 23:16 GMT

    Good decision. Raina is a good player… inside India. In world cup in Aus he would be useless. Just like Ishant and Ashwin. Pujara's choice was too obvious to ignore.

  • Abrarwkhan on February 11, 2014, 22:39 GMT

    I am sorry Pujara is not at all a good choice,we need explosive batsman in ODI and T20's .Gambhir deserves another chance ,he could provide strength to middle order or open as well.

  • on February 11, 2014, 22:15 GMT

    Irrespective what several fans think, I believe the selectors are doing a pretty good job. When it comes to India, everyone has an opinion and a super strong one at that =) They are so damn sure they know the best and the selectors don't.. What I wonder about is - how fans fail to realize we cannot keep trusting some players for some period of time and then start looking at replacements.. Rohit, Dhawan, Rahane have barely played a handful of tests and expecting them to perform like the fantastic four is simply not fair. Even the fantastic four weren't winning the moment they joined.. we built a cohesive team and then eventually folks started feeding each other's performances. Wait for a "settled" team and then analyze performances.. Gambhir and Sehwag were given a LOT of time to get back in form (nearly 2 years) and yet they couldn't. It's a raw deal if you chuck these guys out after one failed SA tour and an average NZ tour. I think they picked a perfect squad!!

  • on February 11, 2014, 21:54 GMT

    O nooooo Suresh Raina, he has got the central contract category one and drop him. He must have performed big time.

  • on February 11, 2014, 21:47 GMT

    what about Yusuf Pathan instead of Suresh Raina.Yusuf had good Ranji season with ball & bat.he is a t20 player better than Raina.

  • Nampally on February 11, 2014, 21:23 GMT

    @prasanna-79: If Gambhir can make it into the Indian Team based on his performance, it is fine to have him as the skipper of the team. But when he cannot even score runs in the Ranji or in the Rest of the India Team, how can he make the grade. Gambhir has been given many chances to show form & performance. But failed miserably. So the Indian Test Team is beyond him. I like to see youngsters like Pujara, Kohli & Rohit Sharma as Captaincy candidates. They are the future of the Indian batting. Dhoni failed to develop any good bowlers in 5 years by his irrational XI selection- just 3 specialist bowlers for a 5 day test Match! He virtually killed the RH leg spinners & constantly complains about bowling deficiency instead of finding a way to get best out of them. India needs a captain articulate in Cricket + with a vision for developing Bowlers + encouraging talent. Dhoni's overseas record is miserable. India needs a captain who is an action orientated Leader - Not specialist in Excuses!

  • InsideHedge on February 11, 2014, 21:16 GMT

    Absolutely delighted to see Yuvraj in the T20 squad. One day his career will end but I don't know how we'll replace him. You can already see how much we miss in the ODIs.

    His performances in the 2011 World Cup will always linger in my memory. One of our most underrated players, a player with a terrific big game temperament. God Bless, Yuvi!

  • on February 11, 2014, 21:13 GMT

    A kind request to all. If you are recommending someone for selection then I believe you are obligated to let us know who will you drop. The squad can only be 15 and not 50 in which case we could have selected Ishant Sharma's family as well.

  • Herath-UK on February 11, 2014, 20:47 GMT

    It looks from the entries the best thing for the selectors is to include one from each state to keep all happy & not cricketing reasons.

  • on February 11, 2014, 20:44 GMT

    wat ashwin dng in odi n t20 ...we wil surly gng to get out of tourmnt in initial stage itself!

  • MiddleStump on February 11, 2014, 20:33 GMT

    There is no chance of winning the T20 World Cup or the next World Cup in Australia no matter who is selected. The best course would have been to select young players and groom them with a 3-5 year outlook. There is an Irani Cup match going on. Nair got runs, Aparajith is 42 not out but the selectors remain bone headed. Mishra gets selected after getting (gasp!) 1 wicket in a match where Pankaj Singh got 6. Sanju Samson did not even get a chance to play. Mercifully Ghambir and Sehwag have been left out. Yuvraj and Raina get one more opportunity to show the world they have no clue about handling the short ball.The selectors waited for Ishant to get 9 wickets before they dropped him. Which is why it took so long.

  • Pavan_Kalyan6969 on February 11, 2014, 20:25 GMT

    Dear Dhoni please stop recommending u r IPL mates, Dear selectors pleae open u r eyes.. Where are Sehwag, Gambhir? the best opening pair for india in all forms of the game. Just look at australia team. They took Brad Hodge in 20-20 Matches against eng. and he performed well too. Dont discourage seniors.

  • on February 11, 2014, 20:14 GMT

    @John Sunder - This article pretty much sums up Rainas Drop

  • JRP100 on February 11, 2014, 19:56 GMT

    sharma and dhawan should do well because the tournaments are in the sub continent, good opening stands from them should give 300+ scores and so a chance for india to win, its a shame that they will no doubt however struggle in england the wc and australia in times to come. Its dissapointing to see rahane still in the ODI squad after 5 full games where he failed everytime (in addition to the 20 others where he was mediocre overall), hopefully pujara and rayudu take the 4 and 5 slots (and if either fail then binny gets their place) ODI 11 rohit, dhawan, kohli, pujara, rayudu/binny, dhoni, jadeja, ashwin, bhuvi, shami, aaron/pandey (if aaron starts to go wayward)

    t20 rohit, dhawan, kohli, yuvraj, raina, dhoni, jadeja, ashwin, bhuvi, shami, mohit sharma (seeing as aaron gets hit badly in IPL on a yearly basis)

  • sumit1982 on February 11, 2014, 19:55 GMT

    Along with Binny his two teammates of Karnataka team vinay kumar and robin should be included after both of them have gr8 season.

  • on February 11, 2014, 19:53 GMT

    dear selectors,,VERY GOOD TO SEE TELUGU STAR AMBATI RAYUDU is good to select pujara....then what about ishanth sharma...he doen very well in the champions trophy as well as in the test cricket in newzeland......and what about umesh yadav...he did well in champions trophy....and it is very bad that we are unable to see cricket of harbajan,gowtham and SUPER SEHWAG....

  • rajbask on February 11, 2014, 19:39 GMT

    My Asia cup XI: Surely we can win Rohit, Dhawan, Kohli, Pujara, Jadeja, Dhoni, Binny, Ashwin, Bhuneshwar, Mohd Shami, Ishwar Pandey

  • on February 11, 2014, 19:38 GMT

    very sorry to see raina dropped for odis, cannot recollect anyone winning games for India more often than he has, but great to see yuvi back for the T20s, I am sure he will claw his way back to the ODI squad.

  • on February 11, 2014, 19:23 GMT

    Dear Selectors, thanks for selecting Cheteswar Pujara in ODI team. It's actually a very late decision. Anyway, good to see such talent playing ODIs. All the best Pujara..!!!

  • on February 11, 2014, 19:18 GMT

    T20 selection is really bad. Dhawan, Ashwin, Rahane & Varun Aaron should be replaced by Rayudu, Irfan Pathan, Dinesh Karthik & Robin Uthappa.

    Dhawan has failed to give good start in limited overs format. Ashwin is no more effective and is predictable. Rahane was a complete failure in NZ conditions.

  • on February 11, 2014, 19:17 GMT

    The people are so biased, they don't see the big picture. All Tamilians rooting for Dinesh Kartik regardless whether he performs or not. North Indians want Yuvraj,Gambhir,Sehwag and Bhajji even though they avg worst than regular players in Ranji in last season. I am glad that Ishant is out no more long hair no more ordinary bowling!

  • on February 11, 2014, 19:14 GMT

    India is rich nation now. For winning outside india, they should carry a bag of money to bribe the opposition. Otherwise I don't think whatever combination you try out you are not going to win atleast these days.

  • Temuzin on February 11, 2014, 19:04 GMT

    Arvind Deepak: Dont worry the same very fan who were chanting Raina, Raina, raina to get him out of the team will start chanting Rahane, rahane, Rahane within a series or two. Right now there focus is on Ashwin, Rohit and Dhoni. Once they realize that then time for Rahane will come. Just wait and watch.

  • Temuzin on February 11, 2014, 18:59 GMT

    I can't tell you how bad our selectors are. They make so many fans unhappy every time they select a team. If Mishra is not selected many fans are unhappy, no matter how many chances he got and how many times he was dropped. Same is true for Dinesh karthick, tyhis guy is in and out of the team since last 7-8 years. Gambhir, sehwag, pathans and all other has been players are still in demand for so many fans, even if they average in 20s in Ranji. India should include 50 players in the team to satisfy most of the fan. BCCI should pass a law for that.

  • on February 11, 2014, 18:58 GMT

    dinesh karthick should b given enof chances to prove himself,batsman of such a game changing ability and variety of strokes cant b left out,team needs him.

  • wolf777 on February 11, 2014, 18:56 GMT

    @ surendra007, @ gorukula and other Yuvraj supporters on what basis Yuvraj Singh should even have been selected??? He has barely managed 307 in last 10 matches with the highest of 42 in a Ranji Game. His previous 40 plus score came in November Ranji Game. Stuart Binny would be better choice in his place who just scored a 100 on Irani is time to move on.

  • Da_Beast on February 11, 2014, 18:36 GMT

    Here is the problem imo, India has NO left handers in their middle order. India has no X-Factor players in their lineup anymore. This can hurt them. If you look closely at the One Day team, it is beginning to resemble very much like the England outfit. We know how successful they have been. When the bowling is mediocre, and only Virat and Dhoni able to accelerate at will, we might struggle to chase or set good totals.

  • on February 11, 2014, 18:32 GMT

    Very Bad Selection .Should have included Dinesh Kartick atleast in any one of the tournament.good to see pujara in ODI squad.

  • bhushanB on February 11, 2014, 18:30 GMT


    Your ideal ODI.. we need someone like yuvi/Raina at No.6 who can play selfless shots and also bowl some overs......a pace bowling allrounder would be ideal.... have not seen Binny yet, so if he can step up to it.. great...

  • bhushanB on February 11, 2014, 18:26 GMT


    Sorry, are you saying...gambhir "was"....... or "is"?

    For me.. yes he "was" good and so "was" in the team... If he can prove that he "is" good and "will" get one can stop him....

    I may have missed a season or two, but I did not hear he performing that great...noteworthy...

  • Unmesh_cric on February 11, 2014, 18:05 GMT

    Finally some sense prevails! Ishant is more of a Test match bowler, with his back-of-length bowling. ODI and T20s are not his cup of tea. He is too predictable for shorter format and the opposition batsmen can put him under pressure easily by playing aggressively. Pujara gets a well deserved opportunity in ODIs. He should be tested in ODIs before the World Cup next year. My playing XI and batting order: Asia Cup ODIs (considering subcontinent conditions): 1. Rohit 2. Dhawan 3. Pujara 4. Kohli 5. Rayudu 6. Dhoni 7. Jadeja 8. Ashwin/Mishra 9. Bhuvi 10. Shami 11. Aaron

    T20 World Cup: 1. Rahane 2. Dhawan 3. Kohli 4. Rohit 5. Raina /Yuvi 6. Dhoni 7.Binny 8. Ashwin 9. Mishra 10. Bhuvi 11. Shami

  • RajeshNaik on February 11, 2014, 18:03 GMT

    The team is selected and that is final. Support the team, fellas. Keep the bias aside. Our favorites may or may not have made the cut. But the best team has been selected. Let us support the captain and the team. All the best to the team.

  • gorukula on February 11, 2014, 18:03 GMT

    Pathetic selection.............gambhir, yuvi, and bjajji should have been in the team.

    I dont expect rahane, rayudu, pujara are going to clear the long boundaries in AUS-NZ............need to have Yuvi in the middle order to change gears whenever required, i dont see non of the above doing that. With this squad for WC2015, i can hardly imagine 250-270 scores from India. If you dont rotate the strike, dont hit big hits then this is bound to happen, and given our bowling lineup, opposition has to just milk them.

    gambhir and dhawan can give you a ideal start, followed by kohli and yuvi who will consolidate the start and then up the tempo, followed by the big hitters rohit, raina, dhoni, jaddu.

    My ODI XI - dhawan, gambhir, kohli, Yuvi, Rohit, Dhoni, Jadeja, Bhajji, Bhuvi, Shami, Varun (reserves - mishra, binny, yadav, rahane)

    T20 XI : dhawan, gambhir, kohli, Yuvi, Rohit, Dhoni, raina, jadeja, Bhajji, Bhuvi, Shami, (reserves - mishra, binny, yadav, rahane) --- 2 pacers are enough in BD

  • seantells on February 11, 2014, 18:02 GMT

    make sense, Raina needes to collect himself , Ishant is a useless bowler give more chances to Yadav he still hasn't got best yet but he's someone Indian cricket should bank on. Ashwin is a unsporty overrated bowler gets wickets on merits there are many promosing spinners out there

  • SeenuRx on February 11, 2014, 17:59 GMT

    The reason to rest them is simple "WorldT20". I dont know how people are justifying Ishant's and Raina's bad performances ?? They have not done great, but were good in NZ. Sadly India still cannot find a seam all rounder. (like Morkel, Bravo)

  • surendra007 on February 11, 2014, 17:58 GMT

    Zaheer khan and yuvaraj should be back in Odi squad according to their experience which will be helpful for the team in success of world cup 2015.

  • vijaysrivatsan on February 11, 2014, 17:41 GMT

    With most of the big names from odi missing by Either retirement or being dropped, the odis seem unlovable

  • on February 11, 2014, 17:36 GMT

    Only because of Rohit and Ashwin I lost interest and faith in indian cricket. How many chances they got. Unbelievable.

  • on February 11, 2014, 17:36 GMT

    the selection is good when considering raina, isant, pujara(odi) and yuvi (t20).. but considering Rahane(have a place in both formats while doing poorly), Dinesh Karthick (should have been in both formats instead of Rahane), Rayudu ( missing in T20) and binny (u cant use him as a spclist batsman or as a spclist bowler- so total waste).. Dhoni should be left out from T20 squad after the 3 T20 world cup failures, t20 captain ship might be handed to virat.. dinesh karthik might be a keeper.. but the same politics happing in BCCI.. nothing to do..

  • on February 11, 2014, 17:33 GMT

    Good decision to leave Ishanth and Raina out. Atleast now people should stop saying that Dhoni sticks to his players. The truth is that Dhoni gives players a few more extra chances than usual. I'm still worried why Dinesh Karthik was removed from ODI squad. He didnt play bad and he played 2 wonderful practise match knocks in England. We need a player like DK who can stay on crease for long time and as well maintain 100 strike rate.

  • Browndynamite7 on February 11, 2014, 17:30 GMT

    My ideal indian ODI XI: Sharma,Dhawan,Kohli, Pujara, Rahane/Rayudu, Dhoni, Jadeja,Binny, Shami, Bhuvi, Mishra/ Aaron

    Ideal Test XI- Vijay, Dhawan,Kohli,Pujara, Sharma, Rahane,Dhoni, Ashwin, Jadeja, Bhuvi, Shami

    Ideal T20- Dhawan, Sharma, Kohli, Rahane, Rayudu, Dhoni, Jadeja, Mishra, Shami, Bhuvi, Mohit Sharma

  • Browndynamite7 on February 11, 2014, 17:23 GMT

    Glad to see Pujara in the team, and to all those saying he shouldn't be in it, Pujara himself has said he want to be part of the ODI squad so it's worth giving him a try. Karthik should have been included in the T20 squad ahead of Raina as Karthik is in good form AND can play the short ball. Gambhir on the other hand, is a player I'm glad is gone, he is out of form, getting out for single digit scores against Karnataka in the Irani Cup.

  • on February 11, 2014, 17:22 GMT

    Raina Raina Raina!!!! happy you folks who wanted Raina out. Raina is a good number 6. Atleast he kept scoring quick 30s. What about Rahane? He has miserably failed in the opps he has had till now. We saw it even during the ongoing series. Please try out a different opening combination. Rohit strike rate is so poor in the 1st 1 overs. He has only accelerated after getting 50. Its a gamble having Rohit in No1/2. Now having picked Rahane, atleast try him i the opening slot and if he fails show him the exit door.

  • ProdigyA on February 11, 2014, 17:18 GMT

    Rohit must be given a kick on the backside and be warned not to waste the new ball. He just eats away 4-5 overs putting too much pressure on Dhawan and when he gets out there is too much pressure on Kohli and middle order to up the run rate.

  • on February 11, 2014, 17:17 GMT

    Just chill guys, bashing is of no use, we all can pick several instances where the shortlisted players have performed below par and even culprits to the defeat in the matches, same players have their special moments of success which are overlooked.

    Doesn't matter, on game / spot improvisation will make or break.

    Same skepticism was shows when the 2011 wc team was announced, we emerged winners, flat track or home ground or whatever advantages we had, we fought hard and we won, it is easier said than done.

    Favoritism for certain players will continue, you cant do nothing about it, its just plain human psychology.

    Be positive, we will reach there, 1983 to 2011 was huge, and probably will take as much or may be even less, but once victory is in hand, the gaps are forgotten and its just moments of joy.

    Probably ICC should set up 22 players per team, 11 each of batting and bowling team, this way we can almost fulfill the demands of each Indian cricket supporter, ha.......

  • Savvy-Cricket-Analyst on February 11, 2014, 17:16 GMT

    The Selectors are not known to give us any pleasant surprises. So once again, the top performers in domestic games like Ranaji Trophy, have been ignored, whether top performer in bowling (Rishi Dhawan) or top performer in batting (Kedar Jadhav). Therefore, the same players who failed repeatedly have been given more opportunities or recycled back into the team. Mohinder Amarnath had called the Selectors as 'Jokers'. How correct he was!

  • ProdigyA on February 11, 2014, 17:15 GMT

    Completely agree with Nampally. Selectors keep changing the XV players but nine of them get a chance to play in the XI because of stubborn Dhoni. He must be removed from captaincy.

  • prasanna_79 on February 11, 2014, 17:14 GMT

    What DK needs to do is treat each inning he plays as his last & concentrate for longer periods of time & make big hundreds.. Also he should open for TN in FC matches & make big runs.. He is too talented a player & deserves a place in the test & T20 teams.. I thought he batted beautifully as an opener in the tests he played in England & SA , which is very hard to do.. DK.., pl work hard & make the selectors sit up & take notice of your performances.. Your time will surely come.. But when it comes pl make sure to grab with both hands & both legs as well..,if possible..!!!

  • Savvy-Cricket-Analyst on February 11, 2014, 17:09 GMT

    Looking at the track-record and history of Dhoni, I am 100% confident that the following players in the team will be just passengers acting only as 'drinks carriers' and will not get a single chance to play in any match - Amit Mishra, Ambati Rayudu, Stuart Binny and Ishwar Pandey.

    Knowing the stubbornness of Dhoni, I wonder why team India even bothers to pick up 15 players, when even 11 players could be sent for the tour. In case of injuries, a player could quickly be flown to Bangladesh, which is just a neighboring country.

  • on February 11, 2014, 17:09 GMT

    Very disappointed for Dhoni..not having Raina in the team, and for having Pujara...his solace is having Ashwin...hope he recovers from this shock !!!

  • prasanna_79 on February 11, 2014, 17:02 GMT

    @Nampally.., Sir.., how about Gambhir as a captain.. I think Kohli shouldn't be put under too much of pressure at this stage of his carrier & he needs to be left alone & made to flourish as a batsman.. Also Gambhir captained the Knightriders very well & also when he was given the oppurtunity to captain India against NZ..,he made the team gel well & he even made Yusuf Pathan to perform well under him.. Thats what is expected of a good leader right..? , to extract the best out of each & every player at his disposal & not be biased towards / against specific players.. Also gambhir is more aggressive & proactive in his captaincy than Dhoni who is always looking to defend than attack.. Also performance-wise Gambhir was doing OK in limited overs games before he got dropped..,it was in tests that he really struggled.. I think he can play as a middle order bat @ No.5 even in tests as well.. What do you say sir..?!!

  • on February 11, 2014, 16:59 GMT

    Ishant better for Tests... so good decision there. Raina's dropping... good decision. Where is the seaming allrounder? Binny is still unknown. Dhoni should have tried him further in NZ. Wasted opportunity there. For ODI, I think Rahane/Pujara could open with Dhawan. Rohit does not rotate strike and if you take away the big shots, we will be more likely to be down two wickets and put pressure on middle order. Dont understand the strategy with handling Yuvraj. He can be useful in Aus-NZ with his ability to play on the up. Deserves ODI and T20 chances compared to Rahane. Should probably be a toss up between the two depending on who is performing.

  • jammuthejatt on February 11, 2014, 16:56 GMT

    Raina is our best number 6 batsman and one of our best fielder. Why did our coach/captain/team management ruined him by promoting him at number 4? Do not drop him put him back where he belongs beside he has great track record against Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Mark my word people Raina will be missed!

  • keshabn on February 11, 2014, 16:49 GMT

    i think selectors are on the way to kill a good test match batsman by playing him in one day game. cheteswar pujara...with his multi operated knees i don't know how long he will carry. he is also not a swift fielder. let him play test matches only..

  • prasanna_79 on February 11, 2014, 16:48 GMT

    Its really amazing to see so many people asking for Vinaykumar's inclusion in the ODI & T20 squads.. No doubting his commitment & attitude & he is a very good fielder as well.., but his bowling performances in the numerous oppurtunities he had received in the shorter forms was way below average.. Pl. don't get confused with days cricket form with limited overs form mates.. He can be used as a 3rd/4th seamer in our test team when India plays overseas on green pitches..,can be lethal on his day.. But shorter forms is definitiely not his cup of tea..,even in IPL matches he got smacked whenever he was under pressure..!!

  • Vnott on February 11, 2014, 16:46 GMT

    Good to see Pujara in squad. We should have picked Dinesh Karthik as well - batting would have been sorted since Karthik can open as well if needed. Gambhir would have the other alternate who is obviously not favored by Dhoni. barring Karthik and gambhir this is possibly the best combination we could have picked.

  • prasanna_79 on February 11, 2014, 16:36 GMT

    It would have been very nice if Dhoni had been removed from captaincy & Gambhir included as a captain..( Day dreaming for a better team may be.. ) Atleast the think tank should tryout pujara as an opener in place of rohit & rohit can be used as a middle order bat in place of raina.. Also it would have been nice if the team had options in the spin-bowling allrounders dept like say a parvez rasool who would be useful in sub-continental conditions instead of Ajinkya Rahane.. My line-up for the Asia Cup would be Dhawan,Pujara,Kohli,Rohit,Dhoni,Binny /( Raina would have been a better choice in sub-continental conditions..,he is less likely to receive bouncers at very good pace in bangladesh but he has had his chances ),Ashwin / (Ideally P.Rasool could have been tried out),Jadeja,B.Kumar,M.Shami,V.Aaron.. My Ideal ODI team for 2015 WC would be : Dhawan,Pujara,Kohli,Gambhir (c),Rohit,Dhoni,Binny/A.Nayar,R.Jadeja,R.Dhawan,V.Aaron/U.Yadav,M.Shami Reserves : B.Kumar,D.Karthik,P.Rasool..

  • RK.Chandru on February 11, 2014, 16:28 GMT

    What more poor Dinesh Karthick has to do to earn his place in the team. Even as a mere batsman (forget he being a keeper), he's a lot better than others currently playing in the team. He does very well abroad contrary to many other flat pitch bullies in the team now. He was unceremoniously dropped after the Champions trophy despite doing a lot better than many other batsmen in that team. At least, for T20 world cup, he must have been selected. He plays a lot of innovative shots and is an agile fielder too. Varun Aron has been tested already and is sure going to prove a pain in Doni's neck! Ishwar Pandey must be played and not to benched further.

  • on February 11, 2014, 16:25 GMT

    My squad for odis:

    Rohit Dhawan kohli Rahane Pujara Dhoni Jadeja Mishra Bhuvi Pandey Shami

  • Nampally on February 11, 2014, 16:24 GMT

    While the Selectors are making every attempt to select players on Form, Fitness & performance in the squad, Dhoni is not including right players in the XI. As long as this matter is dealt between Dhoni & the Selectors in direct face to face meeting, the new faces will not be benefitting India. Pujara was selected in the squad last time in the ODI's but was left to carry the drinks for 3 ODI's + got a tongue lashing from Dhoni(with TV on him) for not doing the "Drinks Boy" job well! Will he again be the Drinks Boy? Binny was in NZ ODI squad was in XI for one ODI but never got a chance to bat being left low in batting order + given just over to Bowl. Even Rayudu bowled 3 0vers! Pandey & Mishra played neither ODI's or the Tests in NZ. Pujara, Binny, Pandey & Mishra are all in the squad again. Is there any point in including these guys when they never make XI? Real change in results will start with change in Captaincy. Let Kohli captain ODI & Dhoni 20-20. This is essential to move Forward!

  • yuvi_gladiator on February 11, 2014, 16:23 GMT

    so we are going to continue playing in odis with only batsman i guess. pujara is no go in odi game and rahane is a joke with averge of 22 and strike rate of 70 after 25 games

  • bhushanB on February 11, 2014, 16:23 GMT

    My reason on why Ashwin failed where Ajmal flourished...

    1.) His carrom ball has completely a different trajectory, different line than his (??) stock ball...... where as Ajmal.. both balls land in the same line and same length... just outside off... and the batsman is in two minds.. which way it turns.. so either gets lbw or with the doosra gives a slip catch....

    With Ashwin his carrom ball is not outside off, but it is leg and his (??) stock ball (if and when he bowls from over the wicket as he should) lands outside off.... so just by the line, the batsman can easily pickup whether it is the off-spinner or a carrom ball.... Also the carrom ball is slightly faster than his stock (??) ball.. and often is also slight short....

    He needs to practice to land both the balls in the same area.. just outside off....

    2.) Another glaring issue is.. his negative line... bowling from round the stumps.... something that ruined harbhajan.... They should realize that they are not Sanath Jayasuri

  • on February 11, 2014, 16:21 GMT

    poor selection, no new face like rishi dhavan, still searching for an allrounder...stop area based selection

  • kr_kinshuk on February 11, 2014, 16:16 GMT

    What's Umesh Yadav's fault.... Vinay Kumar got a million chances before he got dropped.

    Umesh Yadav and Varun Aaron should be given more chances. Along with Shami, they might just answer to India's bowling woes.

    Btw, the fact that Vinay Kumar is picking so many wickets at the domestic level reflects very poorly on the status of indian domestic cricket.

  • wolf777 on February 11, 2014, 16:14 GMT

    Yuvraj Singh??? For what? He has scored 307 at 28 runs per inning and picked up 3 wickets. His highest score in these 10 outing is 42 on Jan 18th …may be selectors saw that as a sign of comeback!!!

  • on February 11, 2014, 16:11 GMT

    I think raina is better then raydu...

  • on February 11, 2014, 16:04 GMT

    @Souvick Basu : The last sentence of your "post" applies to you as well... Cheteswar Pujara has just played two ODIs @ 6.50 per innings, interestingly his T20 average is better than his ODI average... so please explain me his selection mate!!!! Your reasoning defies logic :):)

    To your knowledge, the selection process involves all forms of cricket and also the manner the runs were scored and wickets taken along with the other dynamics of fielding etc.... Surprisingly the so called HIGHLY Talented Rohit has got a long rope unlike other cricketers who are thrown after couple of chances... take the instance of last 10 ODI of HIGHLY talented chap - he has scores of over 50 only on two instances and other scores are pathetic.. this has happened to him multiple times , but selectors feel that he is the only Talented chap around and give him chances till eternity... very strange...... This can happen only in India..

  • on February 11, 2014, 16:03 GMT

    We Indians are fickle minded...Dhoni is the biggest match winner India has produced...His record is impeccable...Its becoz of him India is a big force in World Cricket..

  • on February 11, 2014, 16:02 GMT

    Hi i wonder why Ashwin is not dropped. he is shame on indian spin bowling becoz we r known for best spinners. he hardly lnows spin bowling PARVAIZ Rasool should b given a chance to prove .he hasn't been given a chance even in Zimbabwe Gauti should replace very ordinary opener Murli vijay. he too is such a weak batsman. Lastly i am very happy that S. Raina most timid & ordinary batsman of indian history has been showed the exit!!!

  • Batmanindallas on February 11, 2014, 15:57 GMT

    Venkatesh Take it easy buddy. Raina has played 24 games and has one 50 and he has been very poor when it comes to games abroad. As for Rahane I do think he is a misfit in one dayers and his spot should go to Pujara. As for Ashwin he has been a very poor performer outside India and one of the worst fielder in the INdian side. You have to find places to hide him. Jadeja has done better and is an outstanding fielder while Ashwin I think looks like a happy middle class clerk than a sportsman

  • on February 11, 2014, 15:54 GMT

    Raina was struggling so deserve a break. Rahane & Raydu have not done anything significant with the bat, so we are left with Pujara. Problem with team selection is that we dont have too many all rounders. seriously we r missing players like yuvi & sehwag who were match changers. Lets hope new batting order may click & bdw where that guy manoj tiwari is ?

  • bhushanB on February 11, 2014, 15:52 GMT

    Hopefully Pujara can now get back to his basics... and focus... on what got him this far... He does not have to try those extravagant drives so early in the innings (TEST), like in NZ 1st

    innings... to try to prove a point for ODI berth... Now that he is in.. he should gather himself.. and put that high price on his wicket... From the little I saw in NZ test, he was trying to rush himself...

    Like others were expecting.. he does not have to slog sixes....He just has to hold one end up..

    possibly with a 80 SR He just needs to walk in the steps of modern ODI legends like...(strike rate)

    Sachin (86)........ Dravid (72)........ Ponting (81) Misbah (74) Trott (77) Kallis (73) sangakkara (77) Lara (80)

    Even modern ODI legend like Kohli has a strike rate of 89 (surprised that Amla had a better

    strike rate and average)

  • on February 11, 2014, 15:48 GMT

    This is very disappointed by this team selection. It is apparent that Ashwin gets some technical faults in his action and clearly need some rest but he is picked. There is no new face for the future even in T20 team.No Gumbhir or Bajji in any team. Now Ishant and Raina out of team but somehow may be they will come again for next series. Who knows. This team going nowhere. Dinesh Kartik, Sanju Samson must be in final 16. We gonna thresh out in 1st round.

  • Arun_Mathew on February 11, 2014, 15:47 GMT

    guys,, we can select only a team of 15. we cant select everyone from ranji, i think selectors did good this time. raina dropped,, kudos,, i hope we never see ishant again in odis and T20s. good that varun aaron and binny retained, and coming to T20, good to see yuvi there, he is going to be our go to man, if yuvi finds his touch, 2007 can repeat. please dont say harbhajan or chawla should have been selected, harbhajan is under par till now, look at his bowling in irani trophy, i hope gambhir and irfan makes a comeback soon.

  • on February 11, 2014, 15:43 GMT

    Always going with the same bunch of players will not take india any where.Rohit is a good player but not opening he's always been playing at 3 or 4. Gauti shud b back n d opening slot. Parvez rasool to b given enough chances instead of Ashwin who bats well than his bowling

  • chikuta on February 11, 2014, 15:38 GMT

    Recently Vinay Kumar was thrashed by the Aussies in India ,he didn't make most of his chances,same story with Uthapa, Harbjan,Zaheer,Pathan are all spent force. The present team looks good , it would be better to have another spinner like Rasool.

  • on February 11, 2014, 15:34 GMT

    good to see stuart binny in the squad.. hope so this time he get more games to play.

  • on February 11, 2014, 15:34 GMT

    Date to Post this. The selection is simple. Now with Sandeep Patil as chief selector, he picks the mumbai team Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Amabti Rayadu (from IPL), Ishwar Pandey. In the 5 One-day series, Rahane scored only 1 double digit and the rest 4 are all single digits. No questions asked. He is good in one-day, 20-20 and test matches. Back when srikanth was chief selector when Vijay, Karthick and Ashwin was in the team there was lot of blame and immediately they have to be dropped. Now they lost series in South Africa and New Zealand. But still they are the future and no questions asked. Take my word if they lose the Asia Cup, the first one to be dropped will be Ashwin as raina is already dropped even though he scored better than rahane in the 5 match one-days. Raina on his day can win matches from impossible but that can never be said for rahane......

  • bhushanB on February 11, 2014, 15:29 GMT

    @cricketsunami Thanks..... having seen rohit play in the NZ test, first innings... I think he needs those initial 30-40 balls to get into the groove.... so seem to be more suited for Tests (unless we find a Shewagish blaster at the other end in ODIs...Dhawan has a long way to be a Shewag (at his best))..... I mean he even does not attack.. hit me kind of balls in the earlier part of his innings.....

    This is where I saw Pujara a bit different... he sure leaves the good ones.. and defends them to perfection... but if the ball is in the slot.. even when he is early to the crease... he tries to hit a boundary....

    That could just be a confidence thing.. but.. may be its just me..

  • bhushanB on February 11, 2014, 15:21 GMT

    Rahane should grab his chances... there are not going to be that many..... He has shown grit in SA, but does not seem to be settled in yet...... His lofted shots in ODIs are not fully committed.... they are hit with just enough power to reach the fielder at the boundary... needs to learn from Dhoni, Kohli.. when you hit it.. in the air... you cannot just time it... you have to hit it hard....

    Having rooted for a long time for him to get into final X1... he needs to step up... soon.... and not let these hard earned chances go to a waste.... Need to show a little more confidence in himself.. and not worry about things he cannot control....

    Also luck has to favor him a bit.. the last few of his dismissals are dubious at best....

  • on February 11, 2014, 15:15 GMT

    Vinay Kumar deserved a place ahead of Mohit or Ishwar

  • on February 11, 2014, 15:12 GMT

    Selectors do not watch domestic cricket. If they, Sukla, Rishi, etc could not be ignored

  • on February 11, 2014, 15:12 GMT

    I think irfan, zaheer and yadav should also have given a look along with chawla, ojha and harbhajan. For batting, lets hope that rahane will open with dhawan n sharma to come at no.4/5. For hiw much more time undia will fo on with ashwin.

  • fudgys11 on February 11, 2014, 15:10 GMT

    Now guys wait for the bomb-shell!!!!!!!! Give rest to Dhoni and make Vinay Kumar the captain. Remember karnataka has won Ranji and Irani tophy (nearly) this year due to his superb captaincy. And all the while he has rotated his team very well giving rest and chance to everyone in the team. Not keeping the winning 11 same as has been done by Dhoni. Not a single player has been a passenger in Karnataka team and everyone has been made to feel important and are taking every single chance to succeed. That is good captaincy !

  • on February 11, 2014, 14:59 GMT

    surprised to see robin uthppa nt in t20 shockin y selectors ignoring him frm 2008 ...whn rohit can get 100 of chances y nt one chance fr robin...

  • on February 11, 2014, 14:59 GMT

    guys who are rooting for selections based on Ranji trophy pls be reminded that Ranji trophy is a 4 day affair...and the selection is not for the test squad but for limited overs think before u ink

  • Temuzin on February 11, 2014, 14:59 GMT

    bhushanB: I totally agree with you. Rohit is a concern no matter at what position he plays. His slow scoring and anxious body language creates undue panic in the team. In tests too Jadeja should be send higher than Rohit. And there should always be another stronger hitter whenever Rohit is playing. Coaches should teach Rohit how to take single and rotate strike.

  • on February 11, 2014, 14:58 GMT

    Best domestic batsmens this season, ignored by selectors; Kedar jadhav, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, ankith Bavne, S S tiwary, Kadiwale,GH vihari, karun nayar.

    Best bowelers; Rishi dhavan,A.Mithun, pankaj sigh, anureet singh,A B.Dinda, Vinaykumar, Anureeth sigh Best wicket keepers; CM gowtham, RH motwani, M ravat, Kd karthik, Sanju samson

    Best allrounders: Rishi Dhavan, A darekar, R. vinay kumar,pervez rasool,

    Harbajan singh, yousuf pathan

    young talents: vizay Zol, ankth Bawne, KL rahul, Baba aparajith, hanuma vihari, sanju samson,pervez rasool

    ours is a big country and why dont we have separate team for ODI/ TEST/ T20, and different captains for different format

  • on February 11, 2014, 14:57 GMT

    I don't think Pujara will include in playing eleven. He is selected only tol warm benches

  • on February 11, 2014, 14:46 GMT

    I personally feel that Pujara is specialist batsman for tests only. He should be left concentrate on tests, not for ODIs. Raina definitely is better than him for ODIs considering how quick he scores whenever required. I think Pujara cannot score more than 6 runs an over, so is Rohit Sharma unless otherwise he scores more than 50 or 100. So, Rohit should have been dropped before he change his name to NoHit permanently.

  • bhushanB on February 11, 2014, 14:40 GMT

    My team ideal ODI team (with the available options and not totally going over beyond)

    1.) Dhawan,..... 2) Pujara,...... 3.) kohli,...... 4,5) 2 of 3 (Rahane/ Rayudu /Rohit), ...... 6.) Binny (/raina would have been perfect here/ Find that pace bowling alrounder/rishi Dhawan may be),...... 7.) Dhoni, ....... 8.) Jadeja (Ashwin), .......... 9.) Shami, ............ 10.) Bhuvi, ............. 11.) Pandey............

  • on February 11, 2014, 14:32 GMT

    My team for WT20 would have been: 1) S. Dhawan 2) Kedar Jadhav 3)V Kohli (Capt) 4)S.Samson/ D.Karthik (wk) 5)Yuvraj Singh 6) Stuart Binny 7) Ravindra Jadeja 8)Rajat Bhatia 9) J Bhumrah/R. Shukla 10) Varun Aaron 11) M.Shami Reserves: Iqbal Abdulla, Rahane, R Dhawan, P Rassol

  • on February 11, 2014, 14:31 GMT

    Where is Gautam Gambhir? He is the perfect one down player. Our Team India missing experience in middle-order. We Indian are hoping for the best for Yubraj Singh.

  • on February 11, 2014, 14:30 GMT

    Why not Laxmi Ratan Shukla he was the most impactful player in Ranji trophy carrying his team single handedly and batted brilliantly in seaming wickets and also turners each and every innings he came with less than 0 runs on the board and 4 wickets down. He is an outstanding fielder and is picking up crucial wickets. WHat wrong has he donee?????

  • shripadk on February 11, 2014, 14:29 GMT

    @rag.udupa Vinay Kumar has not just been tried, he has played over 30 ODI matches. And for that he has economy of close to 6 and less than 40 wickets to show. He has been given plenty of chances.

    Mithun did not get as many chances, but he did play 4 tests and he was not effective at all. Some players do great on domestic circuit but not well at International level. It happens.

    The problem with Rohit and Ishant has been consistency. But they both show flashes of brilliance. Even inconsistent Rohit Sharma can be very destructive. And lately he has had steady form. He was dropped from team when he did not perform in past.

    Raina is Dhoni's favourite. He has had long rope. But finally his number too is up in ODIs. In T20 his selection is justified as he can be very destructive and more suited for T20.

    Karnataka might be Ranji champions, but at international level, that special talent is required. It can be in the team that did not even make the quarters.

  • bhushanB on February 11, 2014, 14:28 GMT

    My biggest concern would be if Rohit... already kills the momentum by scoring a 30 ball 10, gets out... or worse gets Dhawan out, as he goes for shots to keep the runrate going... and then Pujara has to get in.... steady the ship and take extra pressure due to such an embarrassing run rate.. thanks to Rohit...

  • NirajPawar on February 11, 2014, 14:24 GMT

    A partial success and a failure in this team selection. Pujara finally getting a call up to the ODI team, he really deserves it. Finally Ishant has been dropped after too many poor performances, hope another fast bowler will perform well in his place. Gambhir should have been included, Rahane has not done anything as of now to justify his ODI selection. Raina will be missed; he still has a lot to offer the team. He is a key member in this side. I don't see why the selectors feel Zaheer is a test-only player- his experience and skill are really needed in the ODI side too. A very hit-and-miss selection!

  • on February 11, 2014, 14:24 GMT

    I think this is a good move to Have Pujara in the side. Though Raina would be better in Asia , If India are to have a shot at the 2015 WC they need to have Pujara , Irfan Pathan and Zaheer in the Side. And for the love of god please send Ishant Sharma to county to work on his line & length

  • on February 11, 2014, 14:22 GMT

    poor selection.. none of this Ranji performers have been selected.. likes of Nair, Lokesh, Karthik, Sharad are not even considered as options for the series to come in near future. If they don't get a chance now when will they get? After losing their form or what...

  • GRVJPR on February 11, 2014, 14:13 GMT

    @ xylo, Only time will tell if PUJARA is equal replacement to RAINA in ODI Cricket. Let he play at number 6 under pressure like raina and show us that he can score at brisk rate consistently when reuired rate is over 10 per over, I doubt it. With raina there is always a chance but with pujara match over with India loosing 99 out of 100 times.

  • rag.udupa on February 11, 2014, 14:07 GMT

    Whats the need of Ranji trophy at all.. For the past 4 years, Karnataka has been ruling Indian domestic cricket.. Why none other than Binny is selected.. If you say Vinay/Mithun have been tried and tested, what about Rohit and Ishant? Its the same losing team we see again and again and also utter disrespect for the domestic game. These Rohit/Ishant/Raina should have been tested here in Ranji.. that too against Karnataka.. everyone would have known their values.. see whats Gambhir is doing? Giving catch practices.. he would have done same thing against good opponents too..Sharath deserves a places.. so is KL Rahul.. enough of lobbies..give credit to merit..

  • on February 11, 2014, 14:05 GMT

    zaheer not picked for asia cup might be his odi carrer is over....... i think his exp is required in wc 2015.

  • on February 11, 2014, 14:05 GMT

    Unbelievable and dissapointed seeing the squad f Asia cup and twenty twenty because of missing vinay kumar he was performance was good in all kinds formates y i dont no not giving the chances for Karnataka n bowler ..

  • xylo on February 11, 2014, 14:04 GMT

    While Pujara is more than an equal replacement of Raina with the bat, he is probably half of what Raina is on the field. But then, Raina's form has been patchy at best in recent times.

  • simpleadmin on February 11, 2014, 14:02 GMT

    i am shocked to see here some people telling karthik is better keeper than dhoni,oh my gudness, i think those people should visit some doctor soon,,dhoni has some technical flaws to moving ball in tests,,but in one day and t20 he is best and irreplacable,,same goes in tests,,he is india's best batsmen along kohli in last 5 years,,not only india,s but among all odi teams he is best and consistent,,show me the keeper batsmen after dhoni who is so consistent,,he plays with pressure all the time and bails india out of trouble,,because of his captaincy indi became strong team from 2008,now they are strugging coz of openers,#4 batsmen and bowlers,,see dhoni's record from 2008 and then speak,,,after sachin,dhoni is india's best odi player,,this is fact start accepting,,i agree he is having low scores,but overall his career avg is gud for keeper,after gilly dhoni is having best avg,,nobody is perfect,,so he is having minor weakness of moving ball in tests,,so dont target him for that,,

  • on February 11, 2014, 14:02 GMT

    Bad team selection. Dhawan,rohit,rahane failed in odi, but still selecting as well as rayudu also not prove himself in odi. So we need more changes in odi. Dinesh karthik, aparajith, Samson are better replacement for them. again gave chance to them, again they play well bcoz its in inside continent. again we go with the same team to England and not to register single victory in all format. So bad selection.. Y always omitting yadav bcoz he is played along with sehwag and co?? Rohit is a worst batsman for opening slot. Sehwag/ganguly/sachin/gambhir how they played in opening slot. But lookout rohit strike rate in odi. its equal to test match strike rate.. Indian team start destroying due to bad selection. Form batsmans/bowlers need to play only in local cricket..

  • GRVJPR on February 11, 2014, 14:02 GMT

    After yuvraj, raina was the only batsmen who could have given momentum to the team and play unselfishly. Dhoni will play till end to boost his average and less said about Pujara, Rahane, Rohit is better. All these don't have ability to accelerate which is must in limited overs cricket. These guys might score solid 30 and boost their own averages but never will win India a game. They just can't hit a boundary when needed. All other teams have playes down the order with that ability and they are needed. Playing solid was not Raina's role. Our top order failed repeatedly and that's why Raina looked bad.

  • sachin_is_god_of_cricket on February 11, 2014, 14:00 GMT

    In my opinion India should have experiment with some player who has good record in recently completed Ranji Trophy. seeing the WC2015 is so close it will provide a good competition among players. Some players for Asia cup should be rested since there are two relatively weak teams(afg,ban). I don't think that Pujara is fit in ODIs now a days because ODI has became more fast and we often see 300+ score in subcontinent( Pujara is best for test matches no doubt). My squad for Asia Cup---- Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane(Opener) Virat Kohli Ambati Rayudu Kedar Jadhav MS Dhoni Sourabh Tiwary Rishi Dhawan Ishwar Pandey Mohammed Shami Varun Aaron Bhuvneshwar Kumar Stuart Binny Ravindra Jadeja Parvez Rasool

  • realfan on February 11, 2014, 13:56 GMT

    dhoni should make changes in batting order for the sake of WC15 dhawan, rohit, pujara, kohli, jadeja/rahane, rahane/jadeja, dhoni, ashwin ( no way dropping him from squad ) , bhuvi, shami, varun....

    give jadeja some time , atleast 10 overs to bat... he is much better batsman when he gets time to settle down... dont waste him at 7 ort 8...

    and T20... i dont care about that, but i would have liked to see, dhawan rohit, kohli, rahane, jadeja, bhuvi, shami rested... too much cricket for them these days... atleast i would have liked to see kohli leading and dhoni resting.... anyway all the best....

  • GRVJPR on February 11, 2014, 13:55 GMT

    @ Patties1984 , It's alright to be happy, but let me see if Pujara can hit sixes like raina to win India matches when needed. If you think he can score at strike rate of 120 and be consistent, which is reuired, you are in for a shock. Pujara is going to be the biggest embarrasment for India in ODI cricket, No way near a better fielder than Raina, can't bowl, poor runner between the wickets, no boundary hitting ability and no sudden acceleratin ability under pressure. Raina will eventually be missed, Raina averages 35 at strike rate of 91 at number 6, let me see if pujara can manage that under pressure.

  • HarrowXI on February 11, 2014, 13:55 GMT

    My playing XI would be (changing in batting order)

    1)Dhawan 2)Rohit 3) Kohli 4) Dhoni 5 ) Ashwin 6)Yuvi 7) Raina 8) Jadeja 9)Bhuvi 10)Shami 11 ) I pandey

    keeping the wickets in hand untill 12 overs. Go for slogging in last 8 overs and hope for the best. I am affraid you cant win WC with this team.

    If dhoni playing at No 4 we might go to semis.

  • on February 11, 2014, 13:53 GMT

    Vinay kumar is in form and was better choice than varon Aaron .anyways dhoni will play only his choice through out series.others may get chance only to field.all the best binny

  • chandan_r on February 11, 2014, 13:45 GMT

    Vinay Kumar is a specialist when it comes to t20. If you see the recent past of international t20 and ipl, he is the most impressive of all due to his variations. So I am disappointed not to see him in the t20 world cup squad. I completely agree with him being dropped from ODI squad. But he deserved a place in t20 squad for sure.

  • on February 11, 2014, 13:44 GMT

    Bringing in Pujara in place of Raina was a no-brainer. Ishant had to long go. It will be interesting to see the team for the next test series India plays. I hope they drop Ishant from the test side too and bring in Rishi Dhawan or someone competent. Time to drop Ashwin and give Amit Mishra a longer run.

  • Patties1984 on February 11, 2014, 13:44 GMT

    Raina out Pujara in !!! there is a GOD !!!

  • on February 11, 2014, 13:42 GMT

    My wish list! India for T20 Rohit/Rahane,Dhawan,Kohli,Raina,Yuvi,Binny,Dhoni,Jaddu,Ashwin,Bk,Shami.

    India for ODI's Rohit,Dhawan,Kohli,Pujara,Rahane,Dhoni,Jaddu,Binny,Ashwin,Bk,Shami.

  • on February 11, 2014, 13:35 GMT

    India's strengths are its weaknesses.... You all debate your line-ups and 'best teams' but you do so, almost universally, according to provincialism and biased. So, no one really knows who to believe and when you have 1.3 billion people (which is nuts... too overcrowded) it ends up just being a tidal wave of opinion.

    Ironically, I suspect the only ones who know what the best line-up for India actually is, probably live outside of India. Free of any interference with logic. What you should do is make normal pitches that suit pace bowling and then spin at the end and work out who your best plyers really are and not your flat track bullies, and then you will succeed both at home and away. But you do not want a teething or problem period (ironically, as you are in it right now), so you refuse to move away from fan appeasement and living in the now... look FORWARDS.

  • on February 11, 2014, 13:34 GMT

    They've kicked out Ishant Sharma and that's well and good. But Aaron? They guy will break his back after the first two ODIs itself. I expected a better replacement. And Raina! I guess he was rested and given time to prepare for T20 WC. He could not have been dropped while Rayadu remains in the team. Raina is not a player as bad as people think. I think he is one of the best match winners India has ever produced. It might be a wild idea but I think he would do pretty well as opener in indian conditions, as he plays pretty much like Sehwag. He could also play in the middle order in foreign countries while the spinners are in operation. He will be missed in the Asia Cup when the batting order will collapse as usual. I agree he doesn't contribute always, but he is still better than most of the other players in the team who don't contribute at all.

  • alexpeter on February 11, 2014, 13:29 GMT

    ashwin must be in team,not happy in indian openers-anyway dhawan,rohit(unhappy in selection)kohli,raina,dinesh karthik,dhoni,ashwin,jadeja,ishwer pandey,mohammed shami,umesh yadav is bench strength will be varun aaron,jadhav,mohit sharma,amit mishra will good.bad team way to take winners cup by india

  • on February 11, 2014, 13:24 GMT

    our T-20 team should be completely different than ODI's bar a few exception. Mohit, did well in IPL, so deserve his chance in T20. Also, Dhawan, I am not sure how successful he will be in T20. Kedhar Yadav should have been given chance in T20. Also, Shami should not be included in T20. All in all we have got one international quality bowler in our rank, lets not get him injured/make defensive bowler by bowling in T20.

  • Akash_Sharma on February 11, 2014, 13:23 GMT

    I don't think the selection is up to the mark. We should use the in form players and especially the bowlers who are in-form like PANKAJ SINGH from Rajasthan and VINAY KUMAR from Karnataka, rather than Bhuvneshwar Kumar, he needs more work on him and he will receive many chances but Vinay and Pankaj are veterans and they need chance now. Another Point is that DINESH KARTHIK should also have made it to the team, as additional WK. And Dhoni can bowl ZAK in TEST why can't we use him in T20s man.. I am happy for BINNY...

  • on February 11, 2014, 13:21 GMT

    Rohit is Dhawan's nightmare in the opening. Rohit does not rotate strike. When have you seen an opener playing with such a slow strike rate? I have not seen a better 7th batsman than Raina for India. His wish to play higher is killing his career. 1. New Opener 2. Dhawan 3. Kohli 4. Pujara 5. Rayudu 6. Dhoni 7. Raina 8. Jadeja. 9. Ahmed 10 B.Kumar 11. Aaron

  • on February 11, 2014, 13:20 GMT

    We have picked some just because we have to have team.

  • IndCricFan2013 on February 11, 2014, 13:18 GMT

    We have been asking for Pujara for long. But he should have been playing outside subcontinent. Anyways it is welcome. But dropping Raina in Asia/Subcontinent, big mistake. Selectors need to think logically. Raina should play in Asia and Rahane should play outside. Both should be in ODI Team. Mostly everyone's record in ODI, except Kohli and Dhoni are the same. Rohit, Raina, Dhawan Asia specialists. Pujara, Rahane outside Asia specialists. Rohit and Raina is more effective in Asia than Pujara and Rahane.

  • on February 11, 2014, 13:14 GMT

    no backup wicket keepers? think D Karthik would have been a good choice

  • nikhil_indian_fan on February 11, 2014, 13:09 GMT

    PUJARA's inclusion in the team is a very good sign. we need some one like dravid (pujara in this case) to give solidity and hold one end in case there is a collapse. it is very important that we include such proper stroke players in our squad, as we have seen the top order collapses so frequently in the last year.

  • on February 11, 2014, 12:58 GMT

    Unique selection difficult to predict !!!! Where is Abhimanyu Mithun? K.L.Rahul & Sharath for Karnataka must be included in the side.Also it is time for Dhoni to step down from captaincy.

  • on February 11, 2014, 12:56 GMT

    Y don't we have a pinch hitter in the team for the t20 world cup. Y are the likes of Uttappa, Yusuf, Irfan, Manish etc are being over looked. Those are the guys who can turn the match on it's head if given an opportunity. It looks like a test squad. Given the form of our bowling unit it's important to have atleast the WORLD CUP HERO YUVI in the team.. God bless the Indian Bowlers. How far can the batsman alone win it for India. Hoping that the bowlers come up with something special in the upcomming matches.

  • on February 11, 2014, 12:39 GMT

    I think Ashwin has been riding his luck a bit too far and he has not performed well at all in the one day series in the New Zeland and has just taken 1 wicket in 5 one day matches played and he certainly does not deserve his place in the squad. Bring back Bhajji here and you will see the difference or even you can try out Rasool who has the batting capabilities and much better fielder than Ashwin !!!! this is utter non sense of even taking him in the squad !!!!!!

  • on February 11, 2014, 12:36 GMT

    I'm impressed with the selection. The selector gone with only one day and T20 form. It is important to select the person who are in form rather than experienced, but not in form.

  • AamirKhan-SuperStar on February 11, 2014, 12:31 GMT

    Hoping Amit Mishra plays some game. I mean he is a leg spinner he is supposed to be an asset, a luxury that teams all around the world lack. Can you think of a better leg spinner currently? And thankgod for getting rid of Ishant, even though he is doing good in tests he doesnt deserve to be in this team right now. Another good decision was with Pujara, let Raina rediscover himself, he is a great player and will only come back strongly.

  • rajcl on February 11, 2014, 12:27 GMT

    @ vipinchirackal , no 1 porforming better in odi exept dhoni & virat , in bowling spin twins is toothless whats wrong with try with dropped persons & no one want stick with gambhir , bajji , sehwag, etc until them retired, just asking about some minimum chances ( look at baily no good domestick record but in international he is too good in short format & david hussy is too good in domestic not in international ) so its fair to give chances to them they have the potential to come back, if they will not utilize then move on thats it,

  • on February 11, 2014, 12:27 GMT

    MS Dhoni in last 14 Test Inning 39, 10,15, 24, 29, 19, 4, 42, 12,24, 28, 4, 44,49 No Fifty ave 24.5. If they are omitting Raina due to poor performance then why can't omit Dhoni in Test matches. There is no proper selection Committee in India , Full Freedom given to Dhoni . Captancy in last 11 Match overseas-L L D L L L L L L L L...

  • alexpeter on February 11, 2014, 12:22 GMT

    very very bad selection.everybody talking about ashwin.he only not take wicket for last some matches only.jadeja also same like ashwin in south africa and newzealand.but talking about ashwin is very comedy comments.but taking out raina and bring rayudu,binny and rahane is very joking.rahane after 23 matches average only 22.and he is in team.dinesh karthik and raina good in middle order.surely india cant win both tournaments

  • on February 11, 2014, 12:21 GMT

    Good selection. As the tournament will be played in BD, it is indeed a very good selection. But after that ROHIT's chapter must be closed permanently.

  • on February 11, 2014, 12:20 GMT

    gonna be best if 1) sehwag 2) gambhir 3)kohli 4) rahane 5) karthik/binny 6) dhoni/ rohit 7) jadeja 8) ashwin/harbhajan 9) i. pathan 10) s.ahmed 11) b. kumar

  • on February 11, 2014, 12:17 GMT

    Where is backup specialist Wicket Keeper in both the Squads ??

    Do we have an option to bring extra player (Wicket Keeper) in the middle of the series if Dhoni get injured ?? If No, it could be a problem for India with these teams selection.

  • mageshsidhu on February 11, 2014, 12:15 GMT

    Dear MR.Tashan329

    Ashwin has batting ability when compare with Harbajan

    you please make a Statistics of batting averages of both (Comparision)

  • naren1983 on February 11, 2014, 12:12 GMT

    At-last selectors considered Pujara for ODIs, he is one of the best players along with Virat Kohli. Now it seems our middle order is strong, this will help openers to play freely especially for Rohit Sharma. Then followed by Dhoni, Rayudu & Jadeja will give depth to batting. Rahane is not needed in Bangladesh, because we have pujara for solidity and Rayudu as hitter. Ashwin will add some value to batting, but Mishra should be considered over Ashwin as his variations will help in Bangladesh. Final XI should be 1. Shikhar 2. Rohit 3. Kohli 4. Pujara 5. Dhoni 6. Rayudu 7. Jadeja 8. Binny 9. Mishra/Ashwin 10. Bhuvi 11. Shami. As Bangladesh pitch doesn't help fast bowlers much, its better go with Binny instead of Aaron or Pandey. Atleast it gives depth in batting.

  • FRpunk on February 11, 2014, 12:08 GMT

    I Can`t Believe that People here are Asking to Bring Back Vinay Kumar ..... Are U Kidding Me ? do u Guys Even Follow International Cricket ? It Looks Like u guys are only interested in Domestic Matches and not the international matches . Please Guys Have a Look At Vinay Kumar`s Performance in the India vs Aus Series . U should get your answers after having a look at that .

  • sundersingh on February 11, 2014, 12:07 GMT

    We dont want ishant sharma to be dropped, he should improve his Wrist position when delivering the ball, then he will be fit enough to trouble any batsman with his height.. hope experts find solution this problem. Bcoz ishant already played 50 odd test matches ,he will be an asset in foreign conditions.. we dont want to lead him to list of weary FB munaf, RP, praveen etc...

  • Rajeshj on February 11, 2014, 12:04 GMT

    @tashan329: By the way, you forgot to mention the stats of other world class bowlers (pacers/spin) who bowled in those 17-odd matches (both Indian and opponent team).. the figures would have been the same, because in all these matches 600+ runs were scored by both teams in each of them.. So you mean to say that other world class bowlers are also spineless like Ashwin.. The pitches in most of these matches were flat tracks and it would be a super-human effort for a spinner to take wickets and bowl economically.. I think his economy rate is quite decent given the fact that they were high-scoring games.. Also, did you check the score card in the ongoing Karnataka vs. ROI match.. Harbhajan/Mishra have been pounded at an economy rate of over 5 in a league match.. Imagine how much they would have given, if they had bowled in those 600+ run matches... please dont criticize just for the sake of it..

  • shiprashah on February 11, 2014, 11:59 GMT

    my indian team:srinivasan (captain),m.s.dhoni (vice captain),rohit sharma(sucker),dhawan,yuvi,gambhir,ashwin,raina ,shammy,umesh yadav,k.d. kartik,Amit Mishra, Ishwar Pande

  • on February 11, 2014, 11:58 GMT

    My team for Asia cup would be Dhawan, Rohit, Pujara, Kohli, Dhoni, Binny, Jadeja, Mishra, Bhuvi, Shami, and Aaron in the order specified.

    Dhoni should be in at 5 and that's the key in order to hold the innings in case of quick wickets.

  • vipinchirackal on February 11, 2014, 11:57 GMT

    on what basis you ask to bring gambhir and bhaji back.they couldnt play well even at renji trophy.please use your sense before arguing for something.they were pathetic at irani trophy also

  • on February 11, 2014, 11:56 GMT

    Dinesh karthik, irfan pathan, and Parveen kumar should have been in the team. rohit sharma, varun and mohit should not be the part of this squad. even goti also is better option than Raydu........... Dhawan -Goti opener, Kohli, Karthik, Yuvraj, Dhoni, (Irfan & Jadeja -all rounders), Bhuneshver, Parveen, Shami. is the best 11.

    Pujara, Raina, Umesh Yadav, Ashwin, are in the option............

  • GreenBouncySpin on February 11, 2014, 11:55 GMT

    Finally some sense prevailed in the selection committee by dropping Ishant, Raina and bringing Pujara in. But I don't think MSD will include Pujara in the playing XI - he will warm the bench all the matches unless someone is injured.

  • Shubham18 on February 11, 2014, 11:55 GMT

    Though its a good change but still in my opinion even after Ishant's performance which is not upto mark - its good he's given a break to improve. Though I would like to see him there in Australia for the World Cup - faster and better. India need him on the bouncy pitches of Australia.

    Very intelligent decision of dropping Raina and Yuvraj considering their inability against short balls. And also good that Pujara is selected.

    ODI squad looks good. Playing XI : Rohit, Dhawan, Virat, Rahane, Rayudu/Pujara, Dhoni, Jadeja, Ashwin, Bhuvi, Shami, Aaron

    T20 squad definitely needs a change. Though due to the nature of T20, a fast bowler will concede runs then who wil u replace him with Mohit, Binny. Think how will they bowl at the death. If Shami or Aaron fail then u dont have any FAST bowler. Vinay , Pankaj could have been great instead of Mohit.

    T20 XI : Rahane, Dhawan, Virat, Yuvraj, Rohit, Raina, Dhoni, Jadeja, Ashwin, Shami,Bhuvi Part-times can bowl 4 overs or replace Rahane with Aaron

  • on February 11, 2014, 11:53 GMT

    BCCI believes that doing the same thing will fetch them different results. This team is jaded and needs time off to regroup if we have to realize their full potential. It would have been good to overhaul the team and have some new faces, who are performing in domestic competitions to join in. We could have a bigger pool to choose from. It is sad that the selectors treat the domestic circuit as a parallel universe.

  • zzby on February 11, 2014, 11:51 GMT

    nice to see Amit Mishra, Mohit Sharma both in team,just dhoni need som e medecine which will create some courage, so he can play these leggies.

  • on February 11, 2014, 11:51 GMT

    Still remembers the words of great Mohinder Amamranath aggainst Selectors. They are real jokers. No reasons of having Ranji & Irani trophy. If BCCI and selectors and Selfish captain wants to have thier own team , please stop domestic matches. No reasons for Ignoring Dinesh & Vinay.

  • vipinchirackal on February 11, 2014, 11:50 GMT

    Stop complaining atleast now.this is the best possible line up we have at present may be rayadu is a matter is an apple of discord.i feel he doesn't have the quality to play for the national team.if you need better bowlers you have to emulate ipl laws like borrowing Australian or south African bowlers for one year.mohit Sharma is the best bowler we have at t20 format.T20 can never be compared with other formats .At T20 rohit and raina are better batsmen than kohli and pujara like mohit and ojha is better than shami and aswin.At T20 you should select the players on the basis of ipl.

  • prawinq on February 11, 2014, 11:50 GMT

    Dinesh Karthik is technically better keeper than dhoni and good stroke player too.. If DK plays couple of good knocks, then MSD will be question mark.. I think because of this fact, Dhoni omitting DK..

  • on February 11, 2014, 11:48 GMT

    Surprised to see Ashwin still in the teams. Does he not need some rest and also a period of introspection before playing for India again?

  • amar_rdy on February 11, 2014, 11:48 GMT

    Happy to see Ishant is finally dropped from the team...

  • ramli on February 11, 2014, 11:45 GMT

    It is painful NOT to see Raina's name in an ODI tournament to be held in sub-continent. That is the harsh reality of cricket. let us hope he does not lose heart.

  • ramli on February 11, 2014, 11:44 GMT

    @deepaksam ... Is karthik the best WK in India? He was, once upon a time, not now!! Of course, he is a useful cricketer, but, there are only 15 places up for selection and unfortunately he has not set the stage by fire or done enough to push anybody out. He has to bide his time and ... keep playing IPL

  • on February 11, 2014, 11:42 GMT

    MSD is hiding behind the gloves to justify his place in the Test team. And giving up the gloves in any format will raise questions as to why not for other formats. Bottomline Dinesh Karthik, who deserves to be in the squad is being wasted. Maybe not relevant to the current topic but DK deserves to don the gloves for India especially in the Tests. Parthiv Patel is a clean striker of the new ball and should open the innings in T20 with MSD playing as a batsman.

  • rajcl on February 11, 2014, 11:40 GMT

    @ GRVJPR, may be u r right but defenetly he should drop or rested for 2 serious ( he can score 30+ save 10 + in bowling contain 10 runs as 5 th bowler,, overall 50 avg of an inngs) & yuvi also back for odis for soon he is real class & try bajji for odi some where & gambhir for odi & give 1 or 2 final chance for sehwag in tests,,, dont bring them for 2 or 3 series some where else u given chances to others also to prove them & try rishi dhawan as soon as posible & bring uttappa for t20 fear less batsman to face fast bowler with walking after hayden

  • ramli on February 11, 2014, 11:39 GMT

    Well ... we can select only 15 ... and there are umpteen names that could have been selected for various reasons ... as cricket lovers, just let us wish good luck to those selected and hope they bring laurels to the game ... No use of arm-chair wisdom

  • on February 11, 2014, 11:38 GMT

    Many CSK fans asking why Vinay Kumar was not included. Come on. Did you guys remember the way he bowled in the Aus home series? Short and Wide or good length slow asking to be hit. He was so ordinary and picked up a few wickets with rank bad deliveries and some luck. Please look up the stats and speak to people who actually saw the matches. I did and he was pathetic. It was so bad je was dropped for both SAF and NZ series. His performances so bad that our selectors couldnt pull a Ishant on us. He is where he belongs which is at the domestic level.

  • shrastogi on February 11, 2014, 11:37 GMT

    Finally Pujara gets his due. Why do we get wisdom only when results are not as per expectations ? Please dont expect miracles from him and give him a decent rope. Please dont ask him to open. I would consider him lucky if he makes it to the eleven in first few games. We need solidity in the middle order and that is how I see his role in the team. Overall decent teams.

  • sundersingh on February 11, 2014, 11:32 GMT

    I think BCCI has a rule, that all the time INDIAN TEAM should have 2 Sharmas in the squad.. LOL! I hope Pujara is given a chance ahead of Rayudu... If that is not the scenario , then we r assured Raina is coming back as soon as possible... we should try pandey ahead of varun

  • siddhartha87 on February 11, 2014, 11:31 GMT

    Batsmen like Warner,Maxwell will be really happy to see this bowling line up.imagine mohit sharma,B.Kumar,Ashwin bowling to them.Should be pure carnage

  • spinkingKK on February 11, 2014, 11:30 GMT

    I also agree with Mithil Kapre's comment about Dinesh Karthik. I go one more step further and call that Dinesh Karthik is India's best batsman in all formats along with Kohli. For some strange reasons, he is getting dropped after a couple of failures. If you are looking for talent, guts and the ability to take the fight up to anyone, you just can't go past Karthik. It is very unfair that he is not getting a long run in the team.

  • on February 11, 2014, 11:27 GMT

    Karthik instead of rahane could have been a far better choice

  • on February 11, 2014, 11:26 GMT

    @Vicky Strongboy his sin is he doesnt play for CSK!

  • Kangroos.Proteas.Monkeys.Lions on February 11, 2014, 11:26 GMT

    Jadeja has recently shown some promise with the bat otherwise Raina has been a better batsman with a useful part time bowling ability. Anyway, good chance for Jadeja to show his batting credentials which are well known on the domestic circuit. He is striking the ball with bat in hand and can replace Raina permanently.

  • spinkingKK on February 11, 2014, 11:24 GMT

    Whatever happened to Irfan Pathan. Is he permanently injured for life?

  • tashan329 on February 11, 2014, 11:23 GMT

    Ashwin in his last 8 ODIs - 8 Matches, 72 Overs, 0 Maidens, 396 runs conceed, 2 wickets, 198.00 Average, 5.50 Economy, 216.00 SR

    Ashwin in last 11 ODIs - 11 Matches, 101.5 Overs, 1 Maidens, 520 runs conceded, 8 wickets, 65.00 Average, 5.10 Economy, 76.37 SR

    Ashwin in last 17 ODIs - 17 Matches, 157.5 Overs, 1 Maidens, 855 runs conceded, 17 wickets, 50.29 Average, 5.41 Economy, 55.70 SR

    Harbhajan is way better than him.

  • Cricket_crackpot on February 11, 2014, 11:23 GMT

    My Indian team : Subhomoy Das, Arindam Das, Laxmi Shukla, Sourashish Lahiri, Manoj Tiwari, Saha, Ranadeb Bose, Dinda, Utpal Chatterjee, Ashok Malhotra, Arun Lala

  • rajkumarrajendran on February 11, 2014, 11:22 GMT

    its another major mistake from indian selectors . i donno why they are keep ignoring gambir . he s classic and match winner for us. can i ask one ques to selectors for not selecting gambir?, dont say not in form . now our current team players also the same . dhawan , ashwin , great losers but getting the chance continuosly . this s shame.. end of indian team and begining of csk team ...... god help us from dhoni and co....

  • siddharthiiti on February 11, 2014, 11:22 GMT

    Why are selectors not picking Zaheer Khan ? He is our premium fas bowler ,should have been there in both the teams.

  • Chaitanyareddy90 on February 11, 2014, 11:19 GMT

    Ishant droped.what about ashwin.his selection 100% politics.dhoni srinivasan is protect like body gards for ashwin. All ready we have jaddu his performence well in bowling than ashwin if u want anothes spin all rounder test spin allrounders like rasool,jalaj,sanklecha etc. Vinay kumar should be selected for t20 because he is good lower order batsmen and have more expearence in this format.

  • Vishnu_65 on February 11, 2014, 11:17 GMT

    Playing 11 would be 1.Rahane 2.Sharma 3.Pujara 4.Kohli 5.Rayudu 6.Dhoni 7.Binny 8.Jadeja 9.Aron 10.Bhuvaneshwar 11.Shami

  • on February 11, 2014, 11:17 GMT

    Why dinesh kartik dropped?what is his sin?

  • on February 11, 2014, 11:17 GMT

    for one dayers dhawan rohit kohli rahane rayadu dhoni ipathan r dhawan sbinny bkumar sahmed ipandey rjadeja ashwin mishra [mishra because we'll be playing in the sub continent outside ill play pujara in place of mishra .for t20 the team should be dhoni dhawan rohit kohli raina yuvraaj sbinny ipathan rdhawan bkumar sahmed rashwin rjadeja utthappa ypathan in any conditions these are the best 15 and can be played accordingly.

  • on February 11, 2014, 11:16 GMT

    Why mohith sharma I don't understand why csk players getting more chance

  • balaji28 on February 11, 2014, 11:16 GMT

    I don't know how rohit sharma,shikhar dhawan,rahane are getting this much opportunities even after a dismal performance in the last 10 odi matches against proteas and kiwis. These guys will get enormous amount of runs in the sub continent wickets and again they will get selected and will fail outside sub continent wickets.These guys are one time wonders and they will surely score one 50 or century in a series and fail in the rest of all the matches in the series and will book their place.If these guys are selected for the 2015 worldcup then defending the worldcup will be a day dream for india.I don't know what sin dinesh karthik has committed as he isn't getting a opportunity to play for india any format of the game.It will happen only if dhoni retires.

  • arnagaraj on February 11, 2014, 11:14 GMT

    what about Dinesh karthik ?

  • deepaksam on February 11, 2014, 11:13 GMT

    Two major performers in the ongoing Irani cup - Karthik and Vinay not in any team. Whats the use of the domestic tournaments then? Dont know why Karthik is always ignored by Dhoni - when he is the best wicketkeeper batsman in the country and his batting is far superior to Dhoni overseas.

  • on February 11, 2014, 11:12 GMT

    I think its agood decisin to drop ishant and raina

  • manish1977 on February 11, 2014, 11:09 GMT

    i dont agree on the names of irfan pathan, Unmukt chand (both not selected), rohit sharma, rayudu and mohit sharma (selected). Irfan has done anything lately to ask for a selection. Unmukt has only been good in the ad featuring him and team india players. Rohit sharma should go back to domestic cricket In a recent article on cricinfo, there was a comparative analysis of ankit bawne and chand, ankit was miles ahead of chand.

    Personally i think rishi dhawan deserved a chance along with kedar jadhav and may be pankaj singh

  • on February 11, 2014, 11:08 GMT

    I think this is a reasonably good team selection except maybe a Pankaj Singh could have been tried in both formats and Rajiv Bhatia for T20s.

  • on February 11, 2014, 11:06 GMT

    Good decision to drop Raina and Ishant ! :)

  • GRVJPR on February 11, 2014, 11:05 GMT

    Now people will realise importance of raina. At his position, particularly with India chasing a run rate of above 10 in final overs, someone with ability to hit sixes, and fast runner is needed. Pujara , rahane, rohit can't do that even in their dreams. They might score 30 not out at strike rate of 50 but India will loose the match. Every other team has strong hitters at that place, not INDIA.

  • Crickaddict on February 11, 2014, 11:04 GMT

    Overall good selection. Would have loved to see Kedar Jadhav though in both formats. Pankaj Singh is also missing , may be selectors keeping him for the tests in england and australia which is fair.Hopefully Rishi dhawan will get a nod in those overseas tests as well.Now it's up to dhoni to select pujara in the eleven and keep persisting even if he fails in two or three games. India missed his solidity in the one days in NZ. Ishant's exclusion is welcome as Aaron will go for wickets in the middle overs even if he concedes some runs.Good Luck India.

  • on February 11, 2014, 11:02 GMT

    why did nt they add rajat bhatia in conditions suited to him in bangladesh...he can bat a bit and is familiar with slow tracks in bangladesh as he played for kkr and he is also t20 specialist.

  • Vansh_Super11 on February 11, 2014, 11:01 GMT

    One has to consider that both Asia Cup and World cup T20 are going to be played in Bangladesh and conditions over there will suit Indians. The main dilemma for the dhoni would be the combination of team for ODI and T20. After the new rules it is mandatory to have 3 seamers in the ODI's so my team for ODI will be, Dhavan, Rohit, Virat, Pujara, Raydu, Dhoni, Jadeja, Mishra, Bhuvi, Shami and Aron. Where as in T20 Pujara and Raydu in middle should be replaced by Yuvi and Raina !

  • on February 11, 2014, 10:59 GMT

    GAutam gambhir, Zaheer khan and Irfan pathan should also be given a chance ! :3

  • on February 11, 2014, 10:59 GMT

    Finally that guy Ishant is dropped. Kudos to the selectors.

  • on February 11, 2014, 10:58 GMT

    Vinay Kumar far better than Aron and Mohit.....Dinesh Karthick certainly missed the bus he is better than Ambati and Yuvraj (out of form)

  • venkyind on February 11, 2014, 10:57 GMT

    rahane selection is excellent because he was out in newzealand with some unluck and the pressure that rohit sharma applied on him at the start of his innings and in test he played well in first innnings and was not out in second but was given out until that delivery in second innings he was never beaten by a bowler his defence was solid and played some lovely strokes and pujara selection is also nice but pujara at 4 and rahane should open and rohit at 5 rahanes avg of 35.78 in odis away and 52 in tests says he is player who can play in any conditions

  • HarrowXI on February 11, 2014, 10:57 GMT

    Those who are exited by selection of Pujara & Varon Aaron,Amit mishra,Ishwar pandey and Binny. Please stop day dreaming about this players making debut.

    MSD will select below playing XI. 1)Dhawan2)No hit sharma 3)Kohli 4)Rahane 5)Raydu 6)Dhoni 7)R Ashwin 8)Jadeja 9)Mohit sharma 10)shami ahmed 11) B kumar.

    this will be the playing eleven in asia cup. whether we win or loose the matches. MSD THE LIVING LEGEND. SALUTE TO SRINIVASAN & MSD. ASIA CUP BRING IT ON.

  • gheman on February 11, 2014, 10:56 GMT

    Raina out Mohit in equation maintained for Srini

  • Iceman29 on February 11, 2014, 10:55 GMT

    what did Dinesh Karthik do? Is it because Dhoni feeling insecured of him? What about Umesh Yadav, Manoj Tiwary?

  • RaviDravid on February 11, 2014, 10:54 GMT

    Playing 11 for World Cup 1.Dhawan 2.Sharma 3.Raina 4.Kohli 5.Yuvraj 6.Dhoni 7.Binny 8.Jadeja 9.Ashwin 10.Bhuvaneshwar 11.Shami

  • From_Mountains on February 11, 2014, 10:52 GMT

    Why Ashwin is retained both in ODI & T20 teams?? It is a senseless decision by selectors by picking up Mohit Sharma instead of Pankaj Singh. It is a shame that Stuart Binny is selected in both the because of his father being a selector. He is not a bowling all-rounder at all instead he is in the team because of his batting performance. We need a strong bowling all-rounder like Irfan Pathan or Rishi Dhawan. I would be great if Praveen Kumar being selected in place of Bhuvenswar Kumar, who is struggling of late due to lack of pace.

  • on February 11, 2014, 10:52 GMT

    @patrick aashish.. thnk god u r not d selector kohli in substitute kaif in squad

    which world are you in?

    team selection has few issue which many points out

    1.mohit sharma re-selection 2. rahane in odis/t20s 3. absence of raina in odis 4. absence of ishwar in t20 5. absence of kartik in any squad...may b he has issues with dhoni

  • on February 11, 2014, 10:51 GMT

    Ashwin can be tried at the top of the order..... he can be developed into a gud batsman.... Sometimes while watching him bat... I feel like lakshman is playing.... some of the strokes are so similar to VVS.

  • on February 11, 2014, 10:51 GMT

    remamber my words: India has lost the T-20 World cup & Asia Cup

  • plymuth12 on February 11, 2014, 10:51 GMT

    for the asia cup rohit sharma and rahane should make way for raina and dinesh karthik

  • on February 11, 2014, 10:50 GMT

    Why is Rohit Sharma always given a long run..... He's not at all consistent.... if Ambati Rayudu would have got that long run, he would have been a world class cricketer like virat kohli by now..... if any criticism or danger of getting expelled from the team arises, then Rohit will play 2 or 3 matches very well and again the same old story...... he is not at all using the talent given to him by God, even virat kohli does not have half his talent, but look at the way he plays..... its all about attitude..... I strongly feel Rohit Sharma doesn't have that...... At least in the future, he should not be given a long run like this... he has had enough...

  • Jimmycool10 on February 11, 2014, 10:49 GMT

    AGAIN NO DK,UMESH.... so sad.. we need DK in middle order.. Rahane should be as opener plzz... otherwise he will be wasted in middle order.. will be dropped soon because of bad captaincy...

  • sahbas_s on February 11, 2014, 10:49 GMT

    Those who want Vinay in the team bcz of one good ranji season should know that wasim jaffers and badrinaths would be invincible in the indian team had ranji success been counted in team selection.there are people who can't succeed at international stages and vinay is one of them.But unfair to omit DK. Overall good selection provided Rohit doesn't open.

  • venkatesh018 on February 11, 2014, 10:48 GMT

    My Asia Cup team: The Playing XI--- Vijay, Gambhir, Pujara, Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha, Binny, Jadeja, Ashwin, Umesh, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar (Plus) Mishra, Ishwar Pandey, Abhimanyu Mithun, Rayudu. ( MSD, Virat Kohli, Shami Ahmed would have been all rested from this meaningless tournament).

  • on February 11, 2014, 10:47 GMT

    Thought process seems to be very positive, however inclusion of Yuvi might again come under scrutiny...Grow up selectors, please have a broad look up on the emerging youngsters playing in Irani Trophy, U19 Teams as well....Jiwanjyot Singh, Karun Nayar, Vijaya Zol & others are yet to be considered!!!

  • on February 11, 2014, 10:46 GMT

    India should try Rishi Dhawan and Pankaj Singh

    My squad for WC 2015 should be:

    1. Dhawan 2. Pujara 3. Kohli 4. Rohit 5. Rayudu/Rahane 6. Dhoni 7. Jadeja 8. Ashwin/Binny (depending on the pitch) 9 Rishi Dhawan 10 Shami 11 Pankaj Singh

    Other batsmen to try out before WC: Manoj Tiwary, Uthappa, Yuvi

    Bowlers to try out: Varun Aaron, Umesh Yadav, Mohit Sharma, Bhuvi, Ishwar Pandey

    Thank god they've finally dropped Ishant. And Raina.

  • sony_sr on February 11, 2014, 10:45 GMT

    Very good squad! Thanks for dropping ishant.

  • on February 11, 2014, 10:42 GMT

    ohh.. wht hapend about irfan pathan & gambhir both are good players must be in the both format of the game.. they can control very well and capable of defending.. previous selection committe is better then the new..

  • on February 11, 2014, 10:41 GMT

    vinay kumar is far better bowler than varun aaron,varun's line and length was horrible against kiwis..........and also raina is far better player than rahane and raydu in asian conditions...........

  • PomarJagadish on February 11, 2014, 10:41 GMT

    @Patrick Aashish Dude Guess u r frm karnataka(Ofcourse You r Thru FB).. wat fo u mean by Robin Uthappa being Vice Captain. He doesnt even deserve a place in Indian squad. N what do u mean by virat Kohli(Best cricketer across all formats from the past 2 years) being 12th man in squad ... U gotta have no cricketing sense at all or i donno wat... n surpise surprise NO SHAMI in any formats...Kudos to u dude...U r out of world...hahaha

  • gauravm5 on February 11, 2014, 10:39 GMT

    Ishant Sharma dropped. MORE THAN 90% of Indian cricket fans will be MORE MORE THAN HAPPY

  • on February 11, 2014, 10:39 GMT

    No Kedar Jadhav for the WT20??? Unbelievable

  • barryrichardsfan on February 11, 2014, 10:37 GMT

    kedar jadhav, list a avg 51, strike rate 105, highest run getter of the season. I feel for the guy. Where does the motivation come from now? But yes Rayudu also deserves a good run, so fair enough. Good selection but I really doubt Binny's bowling skills at international level.

  • prakash_mishra on February 11, 2014, 10:36 GMT

    And why is Dinesh Karthik not even being looked at?Is he not worthy of being in Indian squad? he recently scored 90+ for ROI against Karnatka.Binny did well and has been included and thats good on selector's part.Why Mohit Sharma? Pankaj Singh,Umesh Yadav are better prospect than him.Even Rahul Shukla is a better bowler than him.It seems Dhoni wants another Joginder Sharma.Lucky Joginder!!! A left arn Seamer would have added variety but I am not sure if anyone was available for selection except for Zaheer Khan.Its sad that Left arm Seamers like Irfan Pathan and R.P.Singh got lost in this fury of Indian pacers where one or the other pacer becomes a mediocre after a while.Bhuvi looked deadly initially but lack of pace has now turned him into an easy bowler against whom batsmen look to play their shots.Shami is OK but is always expensive.Aaron has pace but lacks everything else.Umesh is good prospect ans should be provided with more chances to play at highest level more often.

  • AFanOfGoodCricket on February 11, 2014, 10:36 GMT

    How can the selectors ignore Rishi Dhawan? He is the highest wicket taker in Ranji. The selectors seem to pick teams based on IPL performances. if so, why have a Ranji trophy at all?

  • on February 11, 2014, 10:35 GMT

    Please bring Viru for 20/20 we need him

  • Aju.Nair on February 11, 2014, 10:35 GMT

    Many people were talking about Sanju Samson for world t20...where is he in the list...I doubt whether Pujara gets a place in the playing 11..Dhoni is going to prefer Rahane and Raydu only for sure for unknown reasons....Varun Aaron proven to be expensive with his eco. but still find place for t20..Iswar Pandey is left out of the t20 squad..Without giving fair chances dropping from the team is totally unacceptable..happy to see Yuvaraj in the team..when it comes to tournament like this I am sure Yuvaraj will bounce back will have a superb come back...Godspeed..

  • on February 11, 2014, 10:35 GMT

    Again and again BCCI and the selectors get into the favouritism trap. Why not give a chance to some emerging talent like Kedhar Jadhav, Pankaj Singh, Atitkar, Shreyas Gopal, Baba Aparajith and CM Gautam? Of course, we may lose every match. BUT we aren't winning even with Dhoni and Rahane and Ashwin and Rohit around.

  • IamnitiN on February 11, 2014, 10:34 GMT

    mohith sharama is not agood option Including pujara is perfect where is irfan/

  • on February 11, 2014, 10:33 GMT

    vinay kumar certainly deserved a place he single handedly changed the dimension of ranji semifinal with is street smart bowling he is type of bowler who can win three out of five matches but can make the other two lose but the thing is he provides better option than mohit in t20

  • strokemaker11 on February 11, 2014, 10:32 GMT

    Rohit Sharma will continue to waste the deliveries and create pressure for Dhawan and Kohli. Not sure why Ashwin isn't dropped and how Mohit Sharma earned his spot. Drop Srinivasan and everything will fall into place.

  • Rahul_78 on February 11, 2014, 10:31 GMT

    Raina and Ishanth out..! Sounds like a music to us Indian fans ears. Well done Sandeep Patil. Hope some tough decisions are taken for the Test squads especially related to Dhoni who has the worst record among all Indian skippers in away tests.

  • on February 11, 2014, 10:31 GMT

    this year who playing chennai..and bombay they will play next year odi..indian team controling two boss one is is srinivas..where is gambir..uttappa

  • umesh4uvk on February 11, 2014, 10:31 GMT

    What the happened to selectors ? Not in ODIs, but at least in T20 Yusuf pathan deserves the place based on his Ranji performance with bat and ball both.

  • Manu_Sachin on February 11, 2014, 10:30 GMT

    We can't find best Opening Partner against Shewag and Gautam, Then Rohit, Virat, Yuvraj, Dhoni, Jadeja / Raydu, Ashwin / Bhajji, Varun / Vinay, Shami, Bhuvanewhar Kumar. Raina needs to be tested as given a lot many chances, now its time test other bench players who are eagerly waiting for their chances. Looking at 2015 WC we need make these people ready instead shuffling the players even though they come across through some rough patches, do not judge on 1 or 2 matches.

  • on February 11, 2014, 10:30 GMT

    And once again Mishra is all set to enjoy his world tour....

  • Anuj17 on February 11, 2014, 10:29 GMT

    Why Mohit Sharma is in squad.

  • pravs11 on February 11, 2014, 10:29 GMT

    Vinay Kumar deserves to be among the bowlers, his recent/current performance in domestic has proved him to be the best fit for the Indian line-up.

  • kricet_fan on February 11, 2014, 10:28 GMT

    where is uthappa and praveen kumar.. kl rahul could have been considered for opening the innings

  • on February 11, 2014, 10:28 GMT

    i dont see any significant change in squad under performer ashwin still in the team, raina may be out in odi he still in t20...still the feeling of cheenai super kings...

  • Rajiv007 on February 11, 2014, 10:28 GMT

    This team was needed in NZ but the selectors didn't Raina is a better striker of the ball than Pujara and should have been selected for Asia Cup...(subcontinent pitches). At least no Ishant...thank you!

  • on February 11, 2014, 10:27 GMT

    Still Ravichandran Ashwin is continuing to be the part of the team. What is the reason behind it.Why no Dinesh Karthik, no Pravez Rasool. Also amazed to see no need an experienced guy in the team. Over all it is a poor selection. I feel that with this poor team India will fail miserably in T-20 world cup that is for sure.

  • on February 11, 2014, 10:26 GMT

    rahane open rohit dhawan out yuvi raina middle order t20

  • on February 11, 2014, 10:26 GMT

    The tournament is in Bangladesh so pretty good selected. I would be disappointed if India loses any of these tournaments. Flat dead pitches like India, good to make Indians forget how they were outplayed in SA and NZ.

  • prakash_mishra on February 11, 2014, 10:25 GMT

    Don't understand why CSK players keep getting chances despite not been able to prove so far. It should have been Umesh Yadav ahead of Mohit Sharma for T20 squad.Look at the bowlers,except for Aaron and Shami to some extent ,all are mid 120 KPH bowlers and will be no threat to batsmen.India will not qualify for Knock-Outs with such Bowling Line-up.Rayadu is a proven T20 campaigner for MI but he is not included in T20 world cup rather in ODI.Ashwin will continue despite all dismal performances. MyXI for T20: Dhawan,Rahane(opens in T20 better),Kohli,R.Sharma,Y.Singh,Raina,Dhoni,Jadeja/Binny,B.Kumar/A.Mishra,Shami,Aaaron XI for Asia Cup: Dhawan,Rohit,Kohli,Pujara,Rahane,Dhoni,Binny,Jadeja,Ashwin/A.Mishra,Shami.Aaron. Lets not hope much as team India sucks these days.Ishant was finally looking OK and could have been useful in ODIs.But selectors seem to have only in tests along with Zaheer.International exposure is better that playing in domestic circuit.Yadav should have been part of both.

  • on February 11, 2014, 10:25 GMT

    Fair selection for s.Binny but what about vinay..........its not fair

  • barryrichardsfan on February 11, 2014, 10:25 GMT

    Mr Patrick Ashish has put Kohli in reserves in one of his teams. lol. Good going mate!

  • Aravind_Verified on February 11, 2014, 10:24 GMT

    Pujara should open the batting with dhawan and rohit sharma at no.4..

  • SaifQazi on February 11, 2014, 10:24 GMT

    You can't help but feel bad for the man - Raina. If at all he had to be dropped/sidelined, it should had been for the tours to SA/NZ where fast & bouncy wickets would had scarred his confidence which I suppose it did, at the end of day. Asia Cup will be played, like always, in subcontinent. So now dropping him doesn't make sense, much in the same way as picking him for the previous tours didn't make sense. Not a sound decision. Having said that, dropping Ishant makes complete sense. He's all over the place with his bowling & he needs to sort out some serious bowling issues which he's having since ages. That is, the difference b/w the three formats and the kind of bowling required to be effective across the 3 formats.

  • on February 11, 2014, 10:23 GMT

    Let it be ..

  • on February 11, 2014, 10:22 GMT

    Enjoy the game .. Try to bring the cup !!

  • on February 11, 2014, 10:22 GMT

    again its not Indian team its India cements team .all the best srini and dhoni .and also meiyappan .let's announce one more team which is a bunch of real performers of Indian cricket

  • HarrowXI on February 11, 2014, 10:22 GMT

    surprise surprise ???? I am glad to see this players playing for india.

    Dear sandeep patil & co. When there will be a chance for Sanju Samson, Baba abarjeet,Sandeep sharma, Chand,Vijay Zol,Irfan Pathan,Manpreet singh in indian shirt. This is now going back to 90s. No more youngsters required. We cant have same 20 players playing for india for last 4 years. I cant remember when the last time we had a youngster making debut.

    There was a time when india used to gave debut to ---Sachin,Kambli,Yuvraj,Kaif,Virat Kohli,Ishant sharma,Ifran Pathan,Harbhan singh,Ajit agarkar etc.

    This all great names picked on early days and serve india for long long time. Please bring those days back sooner rather than later. We really want to defend WC 2015. I cant see this players or team can do this. END OFF....

  • kricet_fan on February 11, 2014, 10:21 GMT

    varun aaron will be the 'ishant sharma' in both the tournaments. they could have selected pankaj singh/vinay kumar instead. and dhoni might not be available for world t20 as he may land in jail for betting issues with gurunath meyiappan

  • TNAmarkFromIndia on February 11, 2014, 10:21 GMT

    What is with this favoritism for Ajinkya Rahane in the limited overs formats of the game although he has done nothing but fail every single time? He has yet to show any potential in the limited overs formats. His best chance is at the top of the order but the team management doesn't want him to play at that position. He simply doesn't have the game to succeed in the middle order in the limited overs format of the game. This would've been the perfect time to bring in Kedar Jadhav who has played in the middle order throughout his career and who has been scoring big runs at an incredibly fast pace. He's someone who has had an exceptional one-day record in domestic cricket. Yet they're obsessed with Rahane although he has never been a good player in ODIs and T20s.

  • strokemaker11 on February 11, 2014, 10:20 GMT

    The choice of Ashwin, Mohit sharma and Amit Mishra baffles me. Why dont drop Ashwin along with Ishanth. Dhoni will anyways never play Amit Mishra. None of the performers like Pankaj siingh or Rishi Dhawan got chances but instead Mohit Sharma. This is a seletion influenced by Srinivasan and Dhoni. Instead of India send CSK team.

  • on February 11, 2014, 10:20 GMT

    It's ok let them play .. Gud luck .. Bring both the cup !!!

  • on February 11, 2014, 10:20 GMT

    pankaj singh they could have take,, again its same looser team.. i don't think they will reach quarter finel..

  • on February 11, 2014, 10:19 GMT

    Mixed feelings on the selection - good to see the selectors going with the youngsters who warmed the benches in NZ. But my question is their effectiveness in the sub-continent horrible flat tracks - Binny & Ishwar. Bowling was and continues to be our bane. Rahane needs to open with Dhawan and Rohit should come down the order. Pujara adds some solidarity to the frail middle order.

    I do not understand the logic of announcing squads when a tour is in progress. It definitely impacts players who are dropped. And please anyone, I repeat, anyone is better than Vinay Kumar !

  • umalik712 on February 11, 2014, 10:18 GMT

    Mohit Sharma is not good as Umesh, vinay or zaheer. Vinay is in prime form should be given one last series. Ashwin should rested play mishra. Binny must get chance to bowl his quota overs if he make it to playing XI. Binny can be key player in WC 2015. Youvi selection is good for team in T20. Youvi have to play good cricket & WCt20 & IPL. Then he can consider for England tour later in year. Pujara is strong contender of Dravid in both formats ODI & Tests.

  • on February 11, 2014, 10:16 GMT

    Praveen Kumar, Irfan Pathan???? :( Give them a chance...

  • on February 11, 2014, 10:16 GMT

    People who are taking about Vinay kumar should understand he is only meant to play domestic cricket he is the worst bowler whe it comes to international scenarios. He has been clubbed around in all international tornaments. Even Stuart Binny is the worst choice, Rishi Dhawan, Parvez Rasool would have been a better choice.And people better dont coment about Rohit and Rahane they are the best when it comes to both forms of cricket.

  • on February 11, 2014, 10:15 GMT

    this is unbelievable stuff!!! ishant dropped?!!!!!! well the selectors finally seem to have regained some sanity.. . dhawan rohit/rayudu kohli pujara rahane dhoni jadeja ashwin shami pandey and umesh/Aaron should make a strong XI

  • on February 11, 2014, 10:14 GMT

    Quite clearly Pujara is not going to feature in the ODI's until Rayudu or Rahane perform horrendously in the first couple of matches( both of them are expected to play the initial matches)... And most likely the third ODI would be a do or die match for India, and if he would fail in that he would no longer be considered for future ODI's. So not sure if he should feel happy about this selection at all...

  • on February 11, 2014, 10:14 GMT

    finally ishant free cricket will be played....and please;please include pankaj singh in the team.much better than the sharmas nad kumars.

  • ssshNevo on February 11, 2014, 10:14 GMT

    finally, sharma and raina gone. Pujara (the future) in!!!

  • on February 11, 2014, 10:13 GMT

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

    ODI Team

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

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

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

  • on February 11, 2014, 10:13 GMT

    1.When Raina is not in form, why is he in for WTC20? Selectors contradict themselves. 2.Vinay defintely a better option when Mohit & Varoon are present. 3.Ashwin will ever continue to be a liability.Selectors still trust him :( 4.Father is one of the selectors. Son is in the team. Hmmmm... 5.Why Kedar Jadhav is not given any chances so far? 6.Dinesh karthik shld hv been in but so unlucky.

  • raj2014 on February 11, 2014, 10:12 GMT

    Where are Vinay, Manish Pandey, Binny, KL Rahul? BCCI look at the Ranji Winners.

  • on February 11, 2014, 10:12 GMT

    nice selection, good combination of players pujara,rayudun mohit.....and at last happy that pujara selected for odi's of luck for india hoping india will win both aisa and t20 cup......

  • rustyryan on February 11, 2014, 10:11 GMT

    Rahane should open along with Dhawan. He must be like Ganguly who played most of his test career lower down the order where as at the top in ODIs. And with Rohit, MS, Jadeja and Ashwin , this could be India's most capable lower order in years. This should be equally complemented at the top by Dhawan, Rahane, Pujara and Kohli. Best squad for Asia cup. Kohli, in the middle order would be as equally dangerous as of Yuvi or any other player and Kohli , Rohit, with little bit of confidence, are for sure capable of chasing any target. Go India.

  • on February 11, 2014, 10:11 GMT

    mr keshavmurthy are yu have cricket brain vinay is consistency perfomer ..think and coment man

  • on February 11, 2014, 10:10 GMT

    R Ashwin is repeatedly getting selected despite poor performances.. Why? Please try some new spinner instead of him. Amit Mishra has been selected but still will only be warming the bench as Ashwin will be preferred. And Pujara is a good selection.

  • on February 11, 2014, 10:10 GMT

    rishi dhawan should be included in the ODI team

  • Shiv.Yorker on February 11, 2014, 10:09 GMT

    Almost fair selection!! no raina and ishanth! ashwin escaped!! good to see pujara in ODI team n he shud be a regular member from here on

  • on February 11, 2014, 10:08 GMT

    the world t20 squad is not of harbhajan and zaheer are required...india's bowling attack is very weak and in bangladesh tracks will be made for batsmen and indian bowlers cant control the india's chance of winning the world cup is very low

  • rajuramki on February 11, 2014, 10:07 GMT

    I do not know what wrong has Dinesh Karthik done to be omitted . They could have tried Razool atleast in the one dayers . For heavens sake , let not Dhoni send Rohit as Dhawan's opening partner . Rohit kills the momentum and puts too much pressure on the middle order .

  • on February 11, 2014, 10:06 GMT

    Once again this selection committee has got it spot on. Much better than the previous one.

  • Rajakottaram on February 11, 2014, 10:06 GMT

    Where is DK,Pathan,Zaheer??????

  • ODI_BestFormOfCricket on February 11, 2014, 10:06 GMT

    why still rohit sharma in the team? Greatest flat track bully ever! Raina is far better than rohit sharma!

  • on February 11, 2014, 10:05 GMT

    haaasshhhh!!!!finally ishant free cricket team.but i m sad that pankaj singh is not included.A much much better bowler than both sharma(ishant,mohit) and the bhuvneshwar kumar.

  • on February 11, 2014, 10:05 GMT

    Haha why is everybody crying for Vinay Kumar, he has been given enough chances and honestly he doesnt have to pace to trouble batsmen at the internation level. I would have liked Umesh Yadav to be selected in place to Mohit Sharma or Unadakat but anyways Dhoni will never select the reserve players anyways :)

  • smartrah on February 11, 2014, 10:03 GMT

    While all the changes are justified, I feel for Raina. He has always batted under pressure and abnormal circumstances. His scores of 30 are as good as 50 for other batsmen. I really hope he comes back strong in the side. He is a match winner.

  • on February 11, 2014, 10:01 GMT

    My playing eleven for World Cup 2015 --- 1.Shikhar Dhawan 2.Ajinkya Rahane 3.Virat Kohli 4.Cheteshawar Pujara 5.Ambati Rayadu 6.MS Dhoni 7. Stuart Binny 8.Ravindra Jadeja 9.R.Ashwin/Vinay Kumar/Pravin Kumar 10.Bhuvneshwar Kumar 11.M.Shami

  • on February 11, 2014, 10:01 GMT

    The other Sharma need to be shown the door as well

  • azhar44 on February 11, 2014, 10:01 GMT

    dhawan rohit ashwin rahane have done nothing in last two tours but still in the side also there is no other opener great work by our selectors...

  • Sharath274 on February 11, 2014, 10:01 GMT

    Hope Pujara will open with Dhawan and Rohit comes lower down.. comparing both, Rohit can attack better when he comes down than Pujara.. for Asia cup, I feel some opportunities could have been given for some more fringe players..Pankaj Singh, Rishi Dhawan and may be a couple of untested spinners (if there are any) ...

  • on February 11, 2014, 10:00 GMT

    Good to see ishant getting out from both squads....n raina raina from odi's....but still cant understnd y rayudu is being picked???? ...he seems not to be fit in upcoming wc 2015 squads....better to give chance to gambir n yuvraj ..they r big players for big matches... bowling seems good as plan for wc..but harbhajan singh is better option than mishra and ashwin ....keeping sight on wc 2015..

  • HarrowXI on February 11, 2014, 10:00 GMT

    In T20 side i would have selected Irfan Pathan instead of Binny. Parvez rasool instead of Amit mishra.Sandeep sharma instead of Mohit sharma. Baba Abarjeet (aLL rounder and opner instead of rohit sharma.) might drop dhoni for sanju samson

    somehow this team has box office name but lacking killer insticts and hunger to win games which 2007 T20 squad had. Team need a bit freshness of youth. I am sick of seeing same 16 or 17 players playing all three format. This is young format. Needs to give chance player like sanju samson who express themselves.

  • FRpunk on February 11, 2014, 10:00 GMT

    Mixed Feelings about the Squads . Glad that the Selectors are`nt Picking Players on just ODI Forms and are actually Taking notice of T-20 Forms of the Players . Yuvraj is our Best T-20 Batsman . Raina is a very good T-20 players too . as for the bowling , its gonna be tough . don`t know why is Mohit sharma Brought back ? These 120kmph Trundlers won`t do any good for india .

    its Baffling to see the Internet Darling Rahane still be part of the odi squad even though he has a terrible record in the odis . Averages 22.30 and his Strike rate is Less than 71 . Terrible . Guess the Pressure on Kohli would be even higher now to Score Quickly in the Middle overs . Dhawan can score quickly if he scores and Jadeja can Slog at the end . Raydu , rohit , rahane only slow down the runrate .

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:59 GMT

    vinaykumar, pankaj singh, kedhar jadhav, kl rahul , manish pandey,may deserve a place in national team

  • annys on February 11, 2014, 9:59 GMT

    BOYCOTT all India matches, this is crappy selection influenced by dhoni and srinivasan

    mohit sharma is better than vinay,umesh,zaheer :)))

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:58 GMT

    can anyone tel me why everyone behind ambati rayudu exclusion.. that guy hasnt given fairly chance... when given he has done well.. that guy shud be given a chance who was sidelined by bcci because of his icl links...otherwise he may hv debuted earlier dan raina..... rahane shud be out of team...instead one of karnataka batsman shud be tried....

  • RDBX on February 11, 2014, 9:57 GMT

    Thank Goodness!! Finally there is some sense in selecting squads, very good team.

    @BCCI one more thing, either play Rohit at No 5 in ODIs & open with Rahane or else even these changes won't be effective.

    My Playing XI for ODIs in batting order: Dhawan, Rahane, Kohli, Pujara, Rohit, MSD, Binny, Jadeja, Shami, Aaron, Pandey/Ashwin.

    For T20s: Dhawan, Rohit, Kohli, Yuvraj, MSD, Raina, Binny, Jadeja, Ashwin, Shami, Aaron/Bhuveneshwar.

    I would play Ashwin & Jadeja both as conditions would certainly favor them more. Amit Mishra hasn't impress me as much otherwise he would have made in to my team in expense of Ashwin.


  • on February 11, 2014, 9:57 GMT

    India Lost last 3 world T20 cups and dhoni was the captain.. please change the Dhoni team and Dhoni captaincy.. coming to team... Gambhir should get a chance....

  • cricket-is-best on February 11, 2014, 9:57 GMT

    @ Srikanth Mohan - why vinay kumar? time and again he has proved to be horrible in international cricket, except that he is a good fielder.

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:56 GMT

    finally Ishant is dropped ....

  • sergio11 on February 11, 2014, 9:56 GMT

    .so this will be the core of the team for WC 2015...Selector gone for Pujara,instead of Karthik or a Gambir...but the question is..where will you slot him in??number 4?? he is not a naturally aggresive think about a situation..india chasing 300+ in a big ground like Melbourn or one can find boundaries in those big grounds regularly,in which runs generally come by ones or 2's or even have to run 4...does he have the fitness to do that???i doubt....even if he do well in asia cup...i seriously doubt about his performnce in AUS...and he cannt bat at 4..its actually too low for him..may be Rohit at 4 and Pujara opening...

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:56 GMT

    Pankaj singh again not considered.. Heard about him trying to meet selectors to know reasons for his exclusion... I thought after taking 6 wickets he might stand a chance.. As it is our current bowlers are not doing well..

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:55 GMT

    pathetic team selection. I wonder why they keep on dibly dobly bowlers like Mohit Sharma, Unadkat. What is wrong with Umesh Yadav. Why they are not picking him. Again Dinesh kartik is left out. Rahane had his opportunies in odi cricket. Kedar Jadhav and Parvez Rasoolwould have been good choice along with Shardul Thakur

  • raj2014 on February 11, 2014, 9:54 GMT

    Very Bad Decision and Team Selection :( No Appreciation or encouragement for Upcoming and Well Deserved Players..

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:53 GMT

    Excluding Ishant Sharma in ODIs and T20s is a good move. Because Ishant can be an effective bowler in Tests with this height and bounce.Let him play only tests and i think he can get only better from here.

  • FaruqueAzam on February 11, 2014, 9:53 GMT

    Selectors have given enough chances to Rahane, He is not performing as per expecting of indian people. So Selectors should have think a new option in place of him.

  • raj2014 on February 11, 2014, 9:53 GMT

    Oops !!! No one from Ranji Winners !!! Vinay, Binny, Uttappa, Gautam, Manish..

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:52 GMT

    Finally, the selectors have heeded to our wishes.... :D :D

    Pujara in the team for the Asia Cup. Without Raina, I'm sure he will make it into the playing XI.

    My XI : Dhawan, Rohit, Pujara, Kohli, Rahane/Rayudu, MSD, SIR/Binny (Depending on pitch ) , Ashwin, Bhuvi, Shami, Aaron/Pandey.

    I still think Rishi Dhawan has been overlooked, and he's a MUCH better fast bowling all-rounder than Binny.

    For the t20 WC, I'd pick Dhawan, Rohit, Kohli, Raina, Yuvi, MSD, SIR/Binny, Ashwin/ Mishra (Mishra's exploits in IPL should earn him a place, but since it's sub-continent, Dhoni will be tempted to give Ash a couple of games before any changes) , Bhuvi, Aaron, Shami/Mohit Sharma (Of the two, Shami deserves some rest, and , Mohit did have a fabulous IPL Season last time, so he's got to be useful in the first 6 overs. )

  • Deepak_Shankar on February 11, 2014, 9:52 GMT

    I dont understand the yardstick of my fellow Indian fans Raina after playing 100 plus odi cannot be trusted to play a long innings or win a match and his problem with short ball is a world known secret and Rahane is useless within 5 matches wonderful what comparision way to go guys.After entry of Sir Jadeja Raina was slated at 4 n 5 and he failed time and again and people still want him to play since he scores 30-40 comeon man middle order is crucial if he hits 30-40 and gets out when your top order fails and you are chasing big targets which india has been thanks to your bowlers off late what is use of playing raina

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:52 GMT

    Why Ashwin, Varun Aron and Bhubneshwar Kumar are present in the team, after so many debacles with the bowling I think that selection committee and Dhoni have not learnt any. If some one perform well in one innings make him demi God and give him all the freedom Selection Committee is good in that. I think India has forgotten about Vinay Kumar who is best in current lot for both ODI and T20. Dhoni once again will not give any chance to Stuart Binny, Amit Mishra, Ishwar Pandey and even if they play they will not be asked to anything other than fielding. Well Done Dhoni you try to block those who are good to keep Srinivasan happy and CSK happy.

  • KiranP1260 on February 11, 2014, 9:52 GMT

    oh .. how badly i miss the greatest fast bowler india has ever produced ..

  • Vikram_Rathore on February 11, 2014, 9:51 GMT

    Where is Vinay Kumar, why not Sanju Samson... why wasn't Eshwar Pandey or Stuart Binny never given a chance at NZ?

    How is Rayudu with a 1st class average of 45 in the team, how is Rahane with his ODI average in early 20s (after 20+) matches in the team? How is Rohit Sharma with an ODI average of 35 after 120 matches in the team (He scored a bulk of entire career runs in just 3 series, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh & Australia in India 2013).

    Indian cricket team selection is nothing more than enigmatic favouritism.

    That's why Ganguly was the best.

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:48 GMT

    Both the teams are looking good.....Hope will be in the winning side atleast in Asia...@Mehul Sarkar: Vinay Kumar is not a international product.

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:48 GMT

    I dont think that there is a place for Varun Aaron because he is not an impact bowler in T20 format So far he played 20 Twenty 20 matches and just took 16 wickets with E.Rate of 7.51........ Instead of that they will have to go with Umesh Yadav who is experienced in T20 and played 60 matches and took 57 wickets or go with R Vinay Kumar who so far took 124 wickets in Twenty20......But Over all selectors selected a good team but the problem is with the bowlers...... All are young and no experience at all....... So it is necessary to have 1 key impact fast bowler which guide the other ones that what kind of bowling they should have to do in the death stage of the game......

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:47 GMT

    finally no Ishant Sharma in team....Brave move selectors

  • Fast_Track_Bully on February 11, 2014, 9:46 GMT

    Good choice. But in sub-continent pitches Raina was good.Now, we donot have an experienced middle order. At least 4, 5 will be youngsters. No more Vinay Kumar experiment please.

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:46 GMT

    Yuvi or Gauti is still a better option than Rayadu. don't know why they are sticking with Rayadu. Even Stuart Binny was wasted by Dhoni in only match he was included.

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:46 GMT

    Raina-Ishant deserves sacking & Rohit too.. He s vry slow in opng gvng pressure 2 Dawan at d othr end making him 2 hit early & get out :-(

    Rohit/Rahane r clear test players , their FC avg tells tht..! And v badly need a nmbr.4 batsman 2 rotate strikes wit Virat.. Hope Pujara wud b a gr8 choice :-) And Yuvi's ODI days r ovr, Bt v need both Raina/Yuvi in T20s so ovrall nic selection..

    ODI XI : Rohit/Rahane, Dawan, Virat, Pujara, Rayudu/Rahane, MSD, Aswi, Sir, Bhuvi/Binny, Shami, Varun.. T20 WC XI : Rohit/Rahane, Dawan, Virat, Yuvi, Raina, MSD, Rahane/Rayudu, Sir/Aswi, Bhuvi/Binny, Shami, Varun/Mohit..

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:45 GMT

    Where is Manoj Tiwari ??? Yusuf Pathan also good in T20.. sply in Bangalesh...

  • chinnu_rocking231 on February 11, 2014, 9:44 GMT

    Atlast Indian selectors did some excellent selection... Raina definitely needed a break.. Ishant need to learn basics and can always come back once he is gains more skill....Love to c Gambhir in squad.. but dhoni should have came in btwn... its k... binny ishwar pandey pujara rahane mishra should get more games now...

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:44 GMT

    Gambhir, dhavan, kohli, rohit sharma, dhoni, Stuart binni, jadeja, ashwin,irfan Pathan, and any two fast bowlers (fast bowler is not going to make any differance anyway)

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:44 GMT

    Would have like to see Sanju Samson in the T20 squad. Also it still shocks me why is Ashwin persisted with. Ashwin is pale shadow of his earlier form. And very nice move to bring groom Pujara at No.4 in ODI squad. He has all the qualities similar to the great Dravid to anchor the ship in middle overs and let Kohli and Dhoni play their natural game.

  • Deepak_Shankar on February 11, 2014, 9:44 GMT

    Surprising is all I can say that selectors took a brave step of dropping Ishu from both squads and Raina from ODI interesting questions will Ishwar Pandey play? guess not since we are playing in Bangladesh not more than 2 pacers shall be taken by Dhoni and his choice would be Bhuvi and Shami guess Ishwar will warm bench again.My guess 9 batsman (including Ashwin and Jadeja) and 2 bowlers shall be the squad.Rohit Dhawan Virat Pujara/Rahane Dhoni Jadeja Ashwin Bhuvi Shami

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:43 GMT

    why raina out in india condition its great loss

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:43 GMT

    where the hell is Dinesh Karthik????? he is such an important T20 player and he has been ignored??? and Suresh Raina still persisted with???? quiet shocking!!! Dhoni and the selectors have lost it completely. God save the Indian Cricket!! It is going to dogs!!!!

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:43 GMT

    I think Raina should be added to odi squad.It is not that 1 or 2 performance is not good so we can put him out.We have to give chances to him.We have only seen his performance outside Asia.We also want to see his performance in Asia.

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:42 GMT

    It's really nice to see that selectors seen right place to ishant sharma and suresh raina..Selectors must drop R.Ashwin from both sides.

  • Ramamoorthy_Nagooran on February 11, 2014, 9:40 GMT

    To see... most of the people here about the one name missed in the list earlier - MSD. Its obvious he is not ignorable now.

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:40 GMT

    bad selection....selector is big fool.....

  • hayer on February 11, 2014, 9:39 GMT

    @mastergirish1986 Viney is always in Red hot form in domestic but his wickets at International level are not because of his skills. they are because of his lollies. Usually he take 2 wickets for 70 runs. But yes, I am agree with you and happy to see Binny in team.

  • Naresh28 on February 11, 2014, 9:38 GMT

    At last Pujara makes it into ODI squad. Umesh Yadav took a 5for in the CT. Why do we not give him a chance? Binny can only go up from here on - he should grab his chance with both hands. He needs to prove his worth as a bowler!!!

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:37 GMT

    raina' s exclusion is well made decision. but its a too late one

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:35 GMT

    Nice to see Pujara in ODI team. He can be the best man at No: 4 position.

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:35 GMT

    happy about pujara's selection in one day side. zaheer should have been included in both the squads his experience and death bowling is vital if India have to win the world t20..we have seen our bowlers leak runs in death overs ...zaheer should be back otherwise India will have to pay the price!

  • kiran2406 on February 11, 2014, 9:35 GMT

    surprised to see rayudu out of T-20 cricket.. Can accelerate better than rahane in short format especially in middle overs... Sad that he didn't got enough chances...

  • Shajahan.P on February 11, 2014, 9:35 GMT

    What Ambati Rayudu and Ajinkya Rahane have proved? and Why Dinesh Karthik was left out? Another Dhoni's / CSK&MI team

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:35 GMT

    No Pankaj Singh ???? He is better than Mohit Sharma and In form

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:35 GMT

    Why....again and again ...selectors are picking same pace attack despite their faliure in tour matches including ashwin too?????One thing assures from here that FORGET ABOUT ASIA CUP AND WORLD CUP T20 if you are an Indian fan .Really disappointed with the selection.

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:34 GMT

    Vinay deserves a place in the team.Instead of yuvraj or ambati, Vinay should have been their.

  • visukrish on February 11, 2014, 9:34 GMT

    Yuvraj(hero) is back...carefull dhoni...this time yuvraj wont give chance to rulled out by u...yuvraj the great..

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:32 GMT

    there is no 3rd opener for team india gambhir should be part of t20 and asia cup

  • Arrow011 on February 11, 2014, 9:32 GMT

    Why is Yuvraj always in some team or the other even without performing he gets selected. Why some new youngster is not given a chance instead like allrounder Rishi Dhawan? Rishi Dhawan needs to get a place in all 3 formats of cricket, doubters please check his first class record in cricinfo, he is a genuine allrounder unlike the pathan brothers.

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:32 GMT

    Amazing how the selectors can ignore Rishi Dhawan a consistent performer over last couple of seasons. Also Pankaj Singh is missing. L Rahul could have got a look in for Asia Cup. This bowling attack is going to go for runs a plenty.

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:30 GMT

    Ashwin not to desreve in both team....Gauti & Umesh Yadhav must required

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:30 GMT

    and wat has happened to Dinesh Karthick...really feel sorry for will not do his confidence any good....also no ojha.....surprise surprise

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:30 GMT

    Thanks to selectors for not selecting Ishant Sharma this time. So many opportunities have been given to him but he never deserved those. He is the worst bowler ever played for India.

  • PCMondal on February 11, 2014, 9:30 GMT

    IN what basis Aswin got selected

  • cric_crazy123 on February 11, 2014, 9:29 GMT

    Since long, I have been waiting for Pujara to be included in ODI team. Good too raina and ishant being dropped. Now pujara should perform well, he will be a crucial player in next world cup. India have england and aus tour before the world cup in Aus & NZ. He will have plenty of matches before world starts. Now tean india lacks a fast bowling all-rounder so they should choose either of Binny- R dhavan.If we want to win next world cup. MY squad for world cup will be. 1) MSD 2) V KOHLI 3) S DHAVAN 4) R SHARMA 5) C PUJARA 6) A RAHANE 7)R DHAVAN 8) R JADEJA 9) S BINNY 10) R ASHWIN 11) M SHAMI 11) B KUMAR 12)Z KHAN 13) G GAMBHIR 14) U YADAV 15) V AARON.

  • GirishJ on February 11, 2014, 9:28 GMT

    shocked on exclusion of Vinay Kumar from world T20 side.. He is in hot form now (Ranaji and Irani cup).. Somewhat agree that he may not fit for ODI but he is one of current best bowlers in T20.. his T20 stats can be checked.. Happy that they considered Stuart Binny..

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:28 GMT

    Good decision to drop him for odis.. equally good dec to include him in T20. Coz currently there are no better options than raina and yuvi in indian middle order. Dont trust in rayadu.. binny is a strong hitter. He deserves chances as he bowls those beautiful outswingers too taught by his father..

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:27 GMT

    Glaring exclusions: Pathan brothers (especially Irfan), Sanju Samson (atleat include him in squad and last Gauti...i mean he is not that bad a player or that out of form that he cannot make it to play in sub-continent. But still happy to see wats served on the plate. good job selectors

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:27 GMT

    Finally some sanity prevails , Ishant Sharma is not in the team. Pujara is finally given a chance in the ODI squad. Harbhajan could have been given a chance t20 and Gambhir in the ODI squad . Instead of Ishawr Pandey who will only be sight seeing , the selectors should have included Umesh Yadav.

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:26 GMT

    team looks good. hope they win in subcontinent :)

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:25 GMT

    Good to see return of best India t-20 player YUVI. Also addition of Amit Mishra is good addtition to spin attack. Maybe Yousuf pathan should have been considered for Bangladesh..

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:25 GMT

    Captaincy will be questioned after the loss of both cups, its better to change with a new young captain

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:25 GMT

    Why is Ajinkya Rahane given a nod ahead of Gambhir? He has scored below 50 runs in 5 Odis in New Zealend. No sense in dropping Raina for ODIs in Bangladesh. Rayadu should have been dropped instead.

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:25 GMT

    good! dhoni"s name has been included in your text. first u(cricinfo) made a mistake omitting dhoni"s name.

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:24 GMT

    Where is Vinay Kumar? He must be include in both squad..Currently he is in a great form in Ranji Trophy and also give much better performance in ongoing Irani Trophy.

  • dakshinap on February 11, 2014, 9:24 GMT

    Why the selectors are still persisting Rohit, Rahane, Ashwin & Jedeja. These guys are not deserved to play for the national team. Robin Utappa, Kedar Jadhav, F Rassol & Rishi Dawan are the good options instead of the aforesaid players. Good to see Pujara in the ODI Team. Team India need some fire power in the low middle order.

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:24 GMT

    Guys you have missed one his name is M S you have changed.

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:24 GMT

    where is MSD?????? funny

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:24 GMT

    Thank god! Ishant has been left out!

  • Real_AB on February 11, 2014, 9:23 GMT

    Finally some much needed decisions are made.

    Raina and Sharma out of ODI was a long long wait, should have happened about 6 months earlier but better late than never.

    Pujara in ODI squad is a must especially with world cup in Australia and New Zealand coming up. He should have been in the ODI squad that played in New Zealand.. Well..

    Yuvraj needs to take this chance he is given in the T20 team. He is a real asset if he can find some form and I believe that an in form Yuvraj will give us a better chance of winning in Australia then any other player except Kohli.

    Stuart Binny deserved this chance after his performance in the Irani Cup, hope Dhoni give him a chance to show his skill unlike in the recent ODI in New Zealand.

    Good team selection overall.

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:23 GMT

    Stupid Selections: 1. Pandey in ODI (Will Dhoni play him in XI - no) 2. Raydu in ODI (Hahahahah...Had he had the potential, he would not be waiting till now...nd he just cant accelerate against medium fast bowling) 3. Ashwin in ODIs, T20s (What a Joke....Please spare India...Most easy bowler...d part timers r much better) 4. Raina and Kedar Jadhav a must in ODIs

  • Dhayavet on February 11, 2014, 9:23 GMT

    Is Dhoni exculded from the squad??????? I don't see the name!!!!!!!

  • Madhuchandra on February 11, 2014, 9:23 GMT

    Dear All, Where Our Captain MS Dhoni He Not In XI

  • sharma987 on February 11, 2014, 9:23 GMT

    why ashwin and mishra....ashwin is good with bat dat 2 only smtimes...mishra useless anyway.......try rasool,nadeem...bhuvaneswar has lost it..another praveen kumar........shud give playing chance to pandey and binny

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:22 GMT

    why there's no mention of MS Dhoni in any of the squads?

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:22 GMT

    Where is Dhoni in the list ... did they drop dhoni also

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:22 GMT

    The most experienced Raina (Ater Dhoni) is left, so sad. For the past few series he is not up to his standards and may be selectors would have given one last chance. Bad luck and i don't see him coming into squad in near future.

  • ABHIUPPU on February 11, 2014, 9:22 GMT

    Surprising Ishwar Pandey has been picked given that he was only warming up the bench in NZ. Good to see Raina being dropped though he could have a been a better player in sub-continent conditions

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:22 GMT

    so apparently rahane is a better odi batsman than raina....u only have to compare their strike rates and averages in the nz series to get d answer....baffling 2 to say the least

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:22 GMT

    oh god what happend to msd is he sacked.he is not in the both asia cup & t20 world cup squad.

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:21 GMT

    I think the team Cricinfo was happy to see Raina being left out of the team. you were continuosly writing against him & his technique on short pitch balls. But dont forget the worst of our defeats in Newzealand came in the 4th & 5th ODI in both the matches Raina was left out. In all the games Raina played in NZL he was in crease when the required runrate was more than 8.00. so he cant leave all short pitch balls at that time. Now the indian team is having pujara, rahane & also Rayadu in the team, all are somewhat similar technique batsmans. i feel the reason for raina's exclusion is more because of fallout CSK's & Mumbai Dominance. i also dont see Indian team improving from here on.

  • ca_aniruddha on February 11, 2014, 9:21 GMT

    Good selection.. dropping of raina was a necessity... still feel Rayudu should be there in T20 squad..

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:21 GMT

    Gautam Gambhir should have been included in one day squad.Pujara was a good choice for ODIS so that we can build ODI team for 2015 world cup. But Yuvraj Singh or Suresh Raina should have been preferred in one day squad. Both are better than Ambati Rayudu.

  • PCMondal on February 11, 2014, 9:21 GMT

    I am not able to understand why Ghambir not considered for selection india loose both Asia Cup as well as WT20

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:21 GMT

    plz include sehwag and gambhir also

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:21 GMT

    What is Ashwin doing there in both the squad, especially in ODIs.

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:21 GMT

    where is dhoni in the list

  • TZ9383 on February 11, 2014, 9:21 GMT

    Where is MS Doni and who is the captain

  • nilkanths on February 11, 2014, 9:21 GMT

    why raina out in indian condition ?

  • KannanAnanya on February 11, 2014, 9:21 GMT

    What sin Dinesh Karthik committed....? being a committed cricketer....? He is as solid as Dhawan and Rohit. Yuvi cd have been tried in Asia Cup. If he is not good enough for Asia Cup, how will he be good for world cup 2015?

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:21 GMT

    What is new in it!!!

    What Rohit Sharma doing better to be part of this squad... India will may win Asia cup but that will be on Flat track!!! Still dhoni is captain this is the biggest question

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:21 GMT

    finally justice has been done !!! bu i doubt pujara's ability in ODI squad...nevertheless he's been given a chance...Ishant shrma bye bye....

  • Hyderabade on February 11, 2014, 9:21 GMT

    Finally some change Raina and Ishanth Out of Team good to see bench getting some chance again in Asia Cup... Pujara should be in ODI's.. Yuraj should be star in T20 again.. Rahane and Bhuvi should utilize the chance again

  • Karunk on February 11, 2014, 9:20 GMT

    After becoming Ranji champs and dominating Irani trophy, Karnataka has just one player (Binny) in both teams. What was the need for selectors to be present in both Ranji finals and Irani trophy, if they have fixed set of players. Vinay could have figured in place of Mohit Sharma in T20 side. Varun Aaron has been picked in both teams inspite of him being left out in ROI team. Anureet played in his place. It is a great disappointment for both Vinay & Pankaj. Yuvraj is completely out of form and has been named in T20 side. When will guys like Kedhar Jadhav get a chance? It was time to rest Ashwin.

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:20 GMT

    Raina should have been there...coz he would have saved 25 runs in his fielding....

  • satzzz on February 11, 2014, 9:20 GMT

    Where is MSD in this team? Indian team without the captain is a bizarre. Even when the squad for NZ was announced cricinfo did slip out Rohit Sharma's name. It is always better to post some hot news correctly than quickly.

  • sonsia on February 11, 2014, 9:20 GMT

    Ohh....Where is Dhoni's fav long hair guy...?? And they should replace Ashwin also by Bhaji in both tournaments..happy to see Mishra again in squad... But will he able get any chance in presence of CSK's spinner...??

  • shark1969 on February 11, 2014, 9:19 GMT

    where is dhoni name missing

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:19 GMT

    Where is Dhoni in the list?

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:19 GMT

    Who will lead the squad???... cant see MSD in both list

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:19 GMT

    where is MSD? why dhonis name is not visible...

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:19 GMT

    Bhajiiii where r u?????

  • Varun290589 on February 11, 2014, 9:19 GMT

    No Dhoni in both the squads??Is it true??:o

  • LongLiveTestCricket on February 11, 2014, 9:19 GMT

    So finally Ishant dropped from both teams and Raina from ODIs.Is more a dream come true for us fans that they are not in the 15 selected. Yuvraj was MoM in last T20 game played against AUS so fine to have him there.Lets pray Mishra gets a chance there as he is a wily bowler in T20s/ODIs.On the batting front Rahane,Rayudu and the openers need to pull up their socks and subcontinent conditions would anyways make it easy for them.Still don't think that Dhoni will play Pujara but lets see we get to see a lot more stability at No. 4/5 in ODIs.

    on another note,Would be great if Pankaj,Rishi could make it to the long England 5 Test tour later on.

  • vipravara on February 11, 2014, 9:19 GMT

    Is Dhoni not the part of either of theses squads? Wonder who is the captain?

  • smartrah on February 11, 2014, 9:18 GMT

    Where is Mahendra Singh Dhoni?

  • jazz_rango on February 11, 2014, 9:18 GMT

    Where is Vinay Kumar?? Come on guys... He deserved a spot. This is unfair... No spot for a Ranji & Irani Trophy winning captain???

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:18 GMT

    It's really nice to see that kind of team..Selectors pick well balance team. I think Gautam Gambhir deserve chance to comeback in Indian team ahead of Yuvraj Singh or Ajinkeya Rahane.

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:18 GMT

    On what basis Yuvi got selected ???

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:18 GMT

    i dont see dhoni's name... is he really out of the team

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:18 GMT

    India squad for Asia Cup: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ambati Rayudu, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Varun Aaron, Stuart Binny, Amit Mishra, Ishwar Pandey

    India squad for World Twenty20 Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Stuart Binny, Amit Mishra, Mohit Sharma, Varun Aaron

    NO MS DHONI ???? any mistake??

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:18 GMT

    Where is Dhoni. forgot to mention his name I guess

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:18 GMT

    oh my goodness. I can not believe it. Cricinfo, can you verify it please. Our pace bowling 'SPEARHEAD', LEADER of attack has been left out?

  • santhoshg016 on February 11, 2014, 9:17 GMT

    Very good selection for T20 side.. but still not sure about Asia cup Squad.. i think Dinesh karthik/ Yuvraj should be replaced instead of Ambati Rayudu... over all good selection... its going to be a flat in Bangladesh good to see Varon Aaron and Ishwar pandey in the squad.. my team for world cup T20 11 players is... Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj singh, Suresh Raina, Ms Dhoni, Jadeja, Ashwin, Binny, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvaneshwar kumar...

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:17 GMT

    I think R Ashwin Replace with R Vinay kumar

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:17 GMT

    MS Dhoni not included in both the squads. Please proof read before posting.

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:16 GMT

    It is extremely sad not to see Yuvraj Singh's inclusion in Asia Cup. He is a match winner and unlike Shikhar Dhawan. Yuvi has earned his position in the team and has been consistent till world cup. After his return from treatment, Yuvraj was never given proper time to settle in the team after return. This is really disturbing. What are your doing Selectors and MS Dhoni? Wake up guyz..........

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:16 GMT

    One day team should be as follows: 1. Dhawan 2. Pujara 3. Virat 4. Ajinkya 5. Rohit 6. Ashwin 7. Dhoni 8. Jadeja 9. Bhuvi 10. Shami 11. Aaroon. T-20 team 1. Dhawan 2. Ajinkya 3. Virat 4. Rohit 5. Yuvraj 6. Raina 7. Dhoni 8. Jadeja 9. Ashwn 10. Bhuvi 11. Shami.

  • MaheshLoya on February 11, 2014, 9:16 GMT

    Good... Ishant is not in Odi team :-)

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:16 GMT

    Well done selectors.He got more chances than anyone else.He should have been drop 2 years ago it took a while but good decision in the end.

  • arunksankar on February 11, 2014, 9:15 GMT

    Is Dhoni out of the squad as well!! Or you left out by mistake?

  • srinidhi3030 on February 11, 2014, 9:15 GMT

    Are the selectors blind? Come & see in chinnaswamy stadium, how Vinay is bowling. BCCI please arrange a match against Karnataka team against your so called Indian team, you will go for toss.....

  • MaheshLoya on February 11, 2014, 9:14 GMT

    Ridiculous selection… Why the hell R Ashwin is in the team..

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:14 GMT

    Pujara deserves place in INDIA ODI team...finally he is in team

  • simpleadmin on February 11, 2014, 9:14 GMT

    Finally ishant dropped,,,thank god,,,dropping of raina is good lesson for him who was taking his place for granted,,its big setback for him,,,dropping of raina is also a lesson for dhawan and rohit,whose performance have dipped in last 2 series,,hopefully they perform well,,,bhuvnesh lucky to stay,,,,overal gud selection

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:14 GMT

    Where is Captain MS Dhoni's name in both the squads..???

  • nishantb99 on February 11, 2014, 9:14 GMT

    Where is MSD's name in both squads??!! :O

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:13 GMT

    sad that vinay kumar is excluded from the squad!!

  • ramz30380 on February 11, 2014, 9:13 GMT

    Why isn't Dinesh Karthik part of the squad? He is being ignored time and again.... Happy that finally Pujara is in the ODI mix. In my opinion, he will make a good No.4 batsman. It is not right to think that he is not a ODI specialist. He will steady the innings in ODIs which is what nobody has been able to do for a while now....

    The others around Pujara are all capable of big hitting, but u need someone to drop anchor and IMHO Pujara is the man! Winning the Asia Cup will bring smiles to the faces of Indian fans after the dismal performances of the Indian team in SA and NZ...

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:12 GMT

    why ashwin still in both the teams? why not harbhajan or ojha? when gambhir will make a comeback? when praveen kumar will get the chance? why not youngsters like rishi dhawan,sanju samson,unmukt chand?

  • True_Indian_Raj on February 11, 2014, 9:12 GMT

    Again wrong selection!! No good bowler except Shami. Why selectors are not giving oppurtunity to new bowlers? But happy with Binny, Pandey, Pujara selections. All the best Team India

  • sramesh_74 on February 11, 2014, 9:12 GMT

    Decent selection overall. Mishra and Pandey will make good tourists. I dont see them getting a game. Good to see Binny in both squads. He can hit the ball a long way. He should get a few games to prove his ability.

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:12 GMT

    Very Very Surprising selection for Asia Cup, by removing Raina.

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:12 GMT

    Now we can have several Indian Team for the Asia Cup & ICC T20 World Cup with new Captains & new Domestic Players... Common Start Action...

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:11 GMT

    where is ms dhoni..................

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:11 GMT

    Why Dhoni is not in the squad?

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:11 GMT

    is MS Dhoni Left Out ?? good to See Yuvraj

  • Mubthasim4040 on February 11, 2014, 9:10 GMT

    Is ter no Dhoni in the squad..?

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:09 GMT

    Vinay Kumar in form bowler is missing in team.......

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:09 GMT

    where is the captain's name ? is it any suspense ?

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:08 GMT

    Surprising Vinay kumar Excluded & Aaron given a chance

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:08 GMT

    Very happly with both the squads but feet Gambhir should have been selected atleast for Asia Cup. Otherwise a good selection (y)

  • fonu on February 11, 2014, 9:08 GMT

    MSD name is not listed ,how ?

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:06 GMT

    And no MSD as well in both squads! :P

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  • on February 11, 2014, 9:06 GMT

    And no MSD as well in both squads! :P

  • fonu on February 11, 2014, 9:08 GMT

    MSD name is not listed ,how ?

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:08 GMT

    Very happly with both the squads but feet Gambhir should have been selected atleast for Asia Cup. Otherwise a good selection (y)

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:08 GMT

    Surprising Vinay kumar Excluded & Aaron given a chance

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:09 GMT

    where is the captain's name ? is it any suspense ?

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:09 GMT

    Vinay Kumar in form bowler is missing in team.......

  • Mubthasim4040 on February 11, 2014, 9:10 GMT

    Is ter no Dhoni in the squad..?

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:11 GMT

    is MS Dhoni Left Out ?? good to See Yuvraj

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:11 GMT

    Why Dhoni is not in the squad?

  • on February 11, 2014, 9:11 GMT

    where is ms dhoni..................