India news May 11, 2014

India to tour Bangladesh after IPL

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India will tour Bangladesh for a three-ODI series during the window between the IPL final on June 1 and their departure for England on June 22. The three ODIs will be played in Dhaka on June 15, 17 and 19.

ESPNcricinfo understands India will have a new captain in all likelihood, with MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli unavailable for the tour. Dhoni has planned a family vacation and the BCCI is inclined towards resting the captain for a rigorous season starting with the England tour and culminating with the 2015 World Cup.

Similarly, Kohli, who led India during the Asia Cup in March in the absence of the injured Dhoni, has also indicated to the BCCI hierarchy that he would prefer a break going into the hectic season. The other three players who have led India in the recent past are Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir and Suresh Raina. None of them were part of the Asia Cup campaign. As a result, the selectors could be forced to choose a new captain, with Rohit Sharma and R Ashwin the main contenders to lead.

India's tour to Bangladesh was in principle agreed upon between the boards at the time of FTP negotiations in February, and the dotted line was signed on the sidelines of last month's ICC executive board meeting in April.

ESPNcricinfo had learned last week that the BCB was waiting to hear from the BCCI and also waiting to confirm the six-year TV broadcaster's deal, for which they had asked for bids from April 24. The main selling point for the BCB was the two India tours to Bangladesh during this period, including the series in June. The open bid to determine the broadcaster is on May 16.

Amol Karhadkar is a correspondent at ESPNcricinfo
Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84

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  • Ammo666 on May 16, 2014, 18:19 GMT

    @vkias: Every country wants to play cricket against IND?? but IND always backs off to play with them right:D & would only want to deliver matches in their own ground & condition against other teams so that IND can have the possibility to win more & more matches, IND doesn't want to play against BD because IND are now scared of losing against BD after some improvement of BD cricket & that's why:)...only to you & to some poor IND'n fans IND is mighty but in reality overall they are just better than a average team recently comparing to SA, AUS, ENG & SL except the ICC ranking & don't forget about NZ & SA tour... IND can play much better in their own condition & backyard only but when they get out of their cage to play that time IND becomes a soaking wet cat so i also don't need to say much more about your so called mighty IND! & if you talk about BD, they hardly get to play overseas series so first let them play enough overseas series then come back dear...

  • Ammo666 on May 15, 2014, 16:51 GMT

    @Jimmy Rock: If you want IND to send a complete new team with new players just to get clobbered badly by BD full team & make that team play again against BD's local street cricketers if this new IND team can compete with them then you are most welcome:) if AFG is better than BD especially in fast bowling & are world class then you must be knowing also that AFG's fast bowling is better than IND at the moment...

  • on May 15, 2014, 16:04 GMT

    That's great ! Certainly Rohit deserves Captaincy. Last IPL he showed great leadership talent to gave MI first IPL trophy. In current IPL too he is leading from front. I think MI think tank made big big mistake not retaining Smith, Maxwell & Johnson. Obviously it's not Rohit's mistake as he was busy in Asia cup while auction took place. Still Rohit is fighting for MI with whatever available resources. He don't have same powerful team like last. I think as far as leadership qualities, Rohit is the best choice after MSD than anybody. Virat definately is the best batsman we having but Virat is lacking leadership qualities. Still he is very much impatient on field. Leader needs to be cool on field like MSD. Plus while watching current IPL, it looks like leadership burden affecting Virats batting performance. On paper RCB is superior team than anybody. Gayle, ABD, Virat, YV, Starch, Parthiv etc etc. But Virat is not able to get best out of it as a leader. Rohit is very cool on field.

  • vkumar_086 on May 15, 2014, 6:56 GMT

    @Ammo666...yes dear mighty India....every country wants to play cricket against India, every country wants to participate in India's domestic t20 league (IPL)....i hope these two reasons are sufficient to explain the importance of India in cricket

  • on May 14, 2014, 6:33 GMT

    I think india should send complete new team to play against BD , really it is complete waste of time for other asian teams like India , pakistan , and SL to play against the weakest BD. Even street cricketers of India are much better than BD team. I think at moment Afghanistan team is much better than BD team specially in field of Fast bowling they are really world class

  • on May 13, 2014, 20:26 GMT

    Tamim Iqbal, Shamsur Rahman, Anamul Haque, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Mashrafe Mortaza, Abdur Razzak, Al-Amin Hossain & Taskin Ahmed. And if Tamim is failing again like his recent performances, bring in Imrul Kayes.

  • Ammo666 on May 13, 2014, 17:18 GMT

    @black_bird: mighty IND??? really???? Ind D team or Ranji trophy champion to beat BD oh! hell give me a break this is the joke of the week so far LOLzz!! first win with this current team consistently then come with your dreams to win with your A B C D teams huh! i would like to see really actually how much "easy" it would be for IND to beat BD... @IND'n fans trash talks won't help IND to win against BD or BD to lose against IND note it down!

  • iamsadad69 on May 13, 2014, 15:07 GMT

    My BD team- Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim(c), Shakib Al Hasan, Nasir Hossain, Mahmudullah, Mashrafe Mortaza, Abdur Razzak, Al-Amin Hossain & Taskin Ahmed

  • JRP100 on May 13, 2014, 14:46 GMT

    I can see some domestic performers getting a go here, hopefully jadhav and uthappa do so they can make the odi squad to england, cant have rahane and dhawan failing anymore and there has to be backups. Mohit sharma and ishwar pandey will no doubt get a go just for playing for csk even though they are useless trundlers who have no place in international cricket. Senior player wise i doubt gambhir sehwag yuvi raina and harbajhan will make the squad.

  • PA26 on May 13, 2014, 12:18 GMT

    Uthappa-the highest run scorer in Vijay Hazare trophy as well as highest scorer by an Indian in IPL 7 should be the opener. Sanju Samson should be tried as keeper. Stuart binny should get games & remain in playing 11. Varun Aaron should be rested before the england tour

  • Ammo666 on May 16, 2014, 18:19 GMT

    @vkias: Every country wants to play cricket against IND?? but IND always backs off to play with them right:D & would only want to deliver matches in their own ground & condition against other teams so that IND can have the possibility to win more & more matches, IND doesn't want to play against BD because IND are now scared of losing against BD after some improvement of BD cricket & that's why:)...only to you & to some poor IND'n fans IND is mighty but in reality overall they are just better than a average team recently comparing to SA, AUS, ENG & SL except the ICC ranking & don't forget about NZ & SA tour... IND can play much better in their own condition & backyard only but when they get out of their cage to play that time IND becomes a soaking wet cat so i also don't need to say much more about your so called mighty IND! & if you talk about BD, they hardly get to play overseas series so first let them play enough overseas series then come back dear...

  • Ammo666 on May 15, 2014, 16:51 GMT

    @Jimmy Rock: If you want IND to send a complete new team with new players just to get clobbered badly by BD full team & make that team play again against BD's local street cricketers if this new IND team can compete with them then you are most welcome:) if AFG is better than BD especially in fast bowling & are world class then you must be knowing also that AFG's fast bowling is better than IND at the moment...

  • on May 15, 2014, 16:04 GMT

    That's great ! Certainly Rohit deserves Captaincy. Last IPL he showed great leadership talent to gave MI first IPL trophy. In current IPL too he is leading from front. I think MI think tank made big big mistake not retaining Smith, Maxwell & Johnson. Obviously it's not Rohit's mistake as he was busy in Asia cup while auction took place. Still Rohit is fighting for MI with whatever available resources. He don't have same powerful team like last. I think as far as leadership qualities, Rohit is the best choice after MSD than anybody. Virat definately is the best batsman we having but Virat is lacking leadership qualities. Still he is very much impatient on field. Leader needs to be cool on field like MSD. Plus while watching current IPL, it looks like leadership burden affecting Virats batting performance. On paper RCB is superior team than anybody. Gayle, ABD, Virat, YV, Starch, Parthiv etc etc. But Virat is not able to get best out of it as a leader. Rohit is very cool on field.

  • vkumar_086 on May 15, 2014, 6:56 GMT

    @Ammo666...yes dear mighty India....every country wants to play cricket against India, every country wants to participate in India's domestic t20 league (IPL)....i hope these two reasons are sufficient to explain the importance of India in cricket

  • on May 14, 2014, 6:33 GMT

    I think india should send complete new team to play against BD , really it is complete waste of time for other asian teams like India , pakistan , and SL to play against the weakest BD. Even street cricketers of India are much better than BD team. I think at moment Afghanistan team is much better than BD team specially in field of Fast bowling they are really world class

  • on May 13, 2014, 20:26 GMT

    Tamim Iqbal, Shamsur Rahman, Anamul Haque, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Mashrafe Mortaza, Abdur Razzak, Al-Amin Hossain & Taskin Ahmed. And if Tamim is failing again like his recent performances, bring in Imrul Kayes.

  • Ammo666 on May 13, 2014, 17:18 GMT

    @black_bird: mighty IND??? really???? Ind D team or Ranji trophy champion to beat BD oh! hell give me a break this is the joke of the week so far LOLzz!! first win with this current team consistently then come with your dreams to win with your A B C D teams huh! i would like to see really actually how much "easy" it would be for IND to beat BD... @IND'n fans trash talks won't help IND to win against BD or BD to lose against IND note it down!

  • iamsadad69 on May 13, 2014, 15:07 GMT

    My BD team- Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim(c), Shakib Al Hasan, Nasir Hossain, Mahmudullah, Mashrafe Mortaza, Abdur Razzak, Al-Amin Hossain & Taskin Ahmed

  • JRP100 on May 13, 2014, 14:46 GMT

    I can see some domestic performers getting a go here, hopefully jadhav and uthappa do so they can make the odi squad to england, cant have rahane and dhawan failing anymore and there has to be backups. Mohit sharma and ishwar pandey will no doubt get a go just for playing for csk even though they are useless trundlers who have no place in international cricket. Senior player wise i doubt gambhir sehwag yuvi raina and harbajhan will make the squad.

  • PA26 on May 13, 2014, 12:18 GMT

    Uthappa-the highest run scorer in Vijay Hazare trophy as well as highest scorer by an Indian in IPL 7 should be the opener. Sanju Samson should be tried as keeper. Stuart binny should get games & remain in playing 11. Varun Aaron should be rested before the england tour

  • EasterncafeXI on May 13, 2014, 9:49 GMT

    Bring back Muhammad Kaif, i dint understand why he was drop look at his last few international innings, He is to date the best indian Born Caption. I Have played aginst him in the U-19 world cup, he has the brain a caption need India have waisted a great fielder and leader.

  • TheRisingTeam on May 13, 2014, 9:45 GMT

    Only way to beat these fellow Asian teams is to pick good tall fast bowlers and in Bangladesh's case the 2 young promising Al-Amin and Taskin Ahmed along with Mashrafe experience will at least make it very tough for these asian batsman who obviously prefer spin over pace. The series will be decided who bats better as India's bowling nobody even fears toothless. But really Rahim dodgy captaincy is likely to have affect again. He is not captain material and captain should be Shakib.

  • on May 13, 2014, 9:18 GMT

    My Team will be 1, Anamul Haque Bijoy, 2, Samsur Rahman, 3, Mushfique 4, Imrul Kayes, 5, shakib alhasan, 6, Mominul Haque, 7, Ziaur Rahman, 8, Al-amin, 9, Rubel Hossain 10, Taskin Ahmed, 11, Arafat Sunny, 12, Shohag Gazi, 13, Moahmmad-ullah, 14, Sabbir Ahmed,

  • on May 13, 2014, 9:01 GMT

    Great Chance to give Gambhir nd Sehwag a run..or any one of the them.. also they must try Pujara, Samson , Rishi Dhawan, Sandeep Sharma and Kedar Jadhav along with Yuvraj (crucial for 2015 world cup) and Raina..

    My 15 player would be: 1. Rahane 2. Dhawan 3. Pujara 4. Samson(wk) 5. Yuvraj 6. Rohit 7. Rishi Dhawan 8. Ashwin 9. Bhuvi 10. Shami 11. Sandeep Sharma 12. Ishwar Pandey 13. Kedar Jadhav 14. Gambhir 15. Amit Mishra... Give Jadeja, Raina rest , even Rohit Sharma too..

  • rajkirp on May 13, 2014, 6:59 GMT

    Bailey has credited Sanjay Bangar, Watson has credited Rahul Dravid. Time for BCCI to credit and use Indian coaches. They have a better understanding of Indian players. Sanjay Bangar should be the coach for BD tour. He should also be the understudy to Duncan Fletcher for England tour and 2015 World cup. Thereafter, he should be the leading coach.

  • on May 13, 2014, 6:43 GMT

    1.dhawan 2.pujara 3.uttapa 4.samson 5.rahane 6.raina 7.jadeja 8.binny 9.ashwin 10.mishra 11.bhuvi sub-mohit,rayudu,shami,tambe

  • Govind1234 on May 13, 2014, 6:39 GMT

    My Team- Gambhir,Uthappa,Rohit,Raina,Yuvraj,Samson,Jadeja,Ashwin,Tambe,Bhuvnesh,Mohit,Rahane,Sandeep,Aaron

  • on May 13, 2014, 6:07 GMT

    My Ban team -Aminul islam,Salma Khathun(best allrounder),Bi Joy,Saikat,Shuvo,Mominal,Rebel Hossain,Tuskin,Sakibul,sadman,Habibul,arapan sunny

  • vkumar_086 on May 13, 2014, 6:02 GMT

    @Bruisers....meaningless tour, yes i also choose useful county cricket matches for our young players in England than this useless BD tour.....all main players should have been rested, every country wants India to play against them, so Indian players playing lot of cricket than any other players in the world, see only ten days gap between IPL and England tour, in this gap one more tournament, so its good opportunity to test our bench strength, BCCI should send 2nd string team....we can win easily with this team against BD

  • sergio11 on May 13, 2014, 5:31 GMT

    what is the need of this series?? Players should really be leaving to Eng..anyways happy to see Kholi and Dhoni not included..and ofcoz pujara and vijay..i wish these players must leave to Eng early..My XI 1.Rohit(captain) 2.Shikar 3.Rahane 4.uttappa 5.Dinesh 6.Raina 7.Jaddu 8.Ashwin 9.Mishra 10.Bhuvi 11.Mohit...Shami and Varun must be rested..as on those dust bin sorta wickets 140+ bowlers are easy picking....

  • Prashant.akash on May 13, 2014, 4:59 GMT

    My 14 will be:- Rohit (C), Dhawan, Uthappa, Pujara, samson, yuraj, raina, binny, buvi, karan sharma, ishwar, mohit, jadeja, ashwin

  • on May 13, 2014, 3:58 GMT

    my team will be.. sehwag gambhir samson raina yuvraj rohit jadeja ashwin bhuvi shami mohit

  • on May 13, 2014, 3:06 GMT

    My team 1.Rohit 2.Gambir/Shaw an 3.Pujara 4.Raina 5.Rayudu/Yuvraj 6.Karthik/Samson 7.Jadeja 8. Ashwin 9.Thambe/K sharma 10. B.kumar 11. Shami/ Pandey

  • Ain_EL_Sabet on May 12, 2014, 23:58 GMT

    If mushy remains captain then no hope for Bd to win even one game becuz he will make sure Bd lose from the jaws of victory like he did several occasions in past. Wish Taijul Islam is given a chance .

  • AnoMaLy on May 12, 2014, 23:53 GMT

    @Albert_cambell - You must have gone into hiding after the T20 WC, your words sound like a classic case of sour grapes LOL ##Another choke. Ind should definitely field a second string team and see how the experiment goes before the big tours. My Team - Rohit Sharma, Rahane, Pujara, Raina, Samson (Wk), Jadeja, Ashwin, Mohit Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, Y Chahal, V Aaron. Yuvraj [12th man]

  • AnoMaLy on May 12, 2014, 23:38 GMT

    @PlanetCricket 3-0 loss to BD.Mate that will only happen in that planet of yours. Come back to planet earth

  • on May 12, 2014, 22:31 GMT

    My team: Gambhir, Rohit, DK, Kedar Jadhav, Surya Yadav, Rayadu, Samson, Binny, Aaron, Ashwin, Tambe, Chahal, Sandeep Sharma, Ishwar Pandey, Bumrah

  • Bruisers on May 12, 2014, 22:00 GMT

    A pointless series before an important tour, yet again. Playing tour games in England against club sides would have been far more beneficial to the youngsters who have no prior experience of playing there. Well, now that the series is confirmed, I hope the selectors pick the squad with the WC15 in mind. We need a different opening combination for the WC. Dhawan is clearly out of form, and Rohit is not an opening material. Let's try in-form batsmen like Uthappa and Rahane. It might not be a bad idea to try out Kedar Jadhav or Surya Yadav in the middle-order, along with Rohit, Raina and Rayudu. Karthik or Gautam will be the 'keeper. Bowling shouldn't be a major concern against a team like Bangladesh. Sandeep Sharma and Mohit Sharma seem to be automatic choices, with B Kumar, and there's a vast array of spinners to choose from. Hope Ashwin and Jadeja are rested. 3-0 with ease, boys!

  • indianzen on May 12, 2014, 21:22 GMT

    R Ashwin will lead, 3-0 win for India. After Kapil Dev, a bowler will captain the Indian side...

  • on May 12, 2014, 21:21 GMT

    Robin.Rahene.Raydu.Kartik.Raina.Jadeja.Binny.jadeja.ashwin.bhvi.sami.vinay .yadav.

  • on May 12, 2014, 20:57 GMT

    I would say this tour is unwanted for the regular players, but this will be a important tour to test our bench strength and also test the senior players out of the team due to their poor form. My team will go like this as i will rest all the players who played in nz and asia cup. Gambhir (captain) Robin uthappa sanju samson karun nair/ k L rahul/ Dhinesh karthik. Yuvraj. Raina. Suryakumar yadav/kedhar yadhav. Binny/LRshukla/ I pathan. V Aaron. sandeep sharma. Mohit sharma. Umesh yadav. Parvez rasool. amit mishra. In this the team doesnot look like a A team or 2nd string team as it has good blend of senior players and youngsters in it. By the way the outcome of the performance could be used for heavy schedule of eng and aus.

  • on May 12, 2014, 20:00 GMT

    my Team for bangladesh will be Dhawan.Rahene.raydu.rohit.raina.dinesh kartik.binny.jadeja.ashwin.bhvi.sandip sharma.yadav.shami

  • on May 12, 2014, 19:49 GMT

    Meaningless series. If the BCCI wanted more ODIs, they could have scheduled a 3 match, or even a 5 match ODI series against Ireland to try out youngsters and also help the players in adjusting to the conditions, besides giving Ireland some ODIs they really deserve to get against the top teams

  • vkumar_086 on May 12, 2014, 18:54 GMT

    @strike_hard....yes true dear i also felt this as useless tour....for Indians, England tour is very important.....BCCI should stop organizing such baseless tours, players will feel the pain of playing continuously, it will add stress and there is possibility of injuries just before important tournament.....so its better to send our 2nd string team to BD and full strength team to England (to know the playing conditions)....one thing I appreciates is about BCCI, it arranged Australia tour just before WC 2015 to acclimatize the conditions of WC venues

  • on May 12, 2014, 17:53 GMT

    my team would be : Rohit , Shikhar , Samson , Rayudu , Raina , jadeja , Jadhav , Rishi Dhawan , Sandeep Sharma , Aswin , Bhuvi , Aaron , Chahal and DK

  • on May 12, 2014, 17:49 GMT

    my team for Bnagladesh;

    Robin,Karun nayar, Kl Rahul, kedhar jadhav, suryakumar yadav,Rahane, sanju samson,rohith sharma(captain) Binny,karan sharma,vinay kumar,sandeep sharma, bhuvanesh kumar,shami,chahal

  • Jadejafan on May 12, 2014, 17:37 GMT

    Should be an easy 3-0 victory for Bangladesh providing Rahim doesn't still continue to mess up with his captaincy skills. Anyone can take on this embarrassing Indian attack like its nothing.

  • xylo on May 12, 2014, 17:35 GMT

    I would rather have players like Dhawan, Rahane, Mohit Sharma, Shami, Bhuvanesh, Ashwin, Rohit rested from this series. I don't see how this series is any help to prepare for the England tour. A team with the likes of Irfan Pathan, Sehwag, Gambhir, PK, etc who want to break into the squad should be good enough.

  • Masking_Tape on May 12, 2014, 17:30 GMT

    If BCCI send a 2nd string team I hope the Tigers humiliate the Indians once again. Sending a 2nd string team against a full nation is just plain disrespectful. Teams have been stopped doing it because they know what happens. I hope Tigers re-remind them by trashing them on the field.

  • Ammo666 on May 12, 2014, 17:25 GMT

    I hope IND'n fans won't cry over the absence of so called legendary dhoni & kohli again if IND lose to BD a match in this series...& point to be noted that IND would be again playing in BD in their home type condition so i can understand...so in this condition BD will have to play to their real potential to win against IND !

  • on May 12, 2014, 17:07 GMT

    hope man in form robin uthappa wil be in squad... he deserves place fr upcomin matchs n world cup

  • vkumar_086 on May 12, 2014, 16:58 GMT

    @black_bird....correctly said dear....BD did not win over hongkong and Afghanistan (the only team having 100% winning record against BD in ODI's) in their own dugout.....it is better to send our Ranaji champion team to play against them

  • on May 12, 2014, 16:31 GMT

    I think the series will be a competitive one... As Dhoni and Kohli may not play...a great chance for Bangladesh..Also Bangladeshi players have to play well against the India.....

  • on May 12, 2014, 16:11 GMT

    Well..it is a really good thing that Virat is also being rested..he did not look captaincy material and I shudder to imagine him captaining in a crunch situation of a WC final..its a good time to test Rohit's captaincy as come what may he will not be dropped from the side..at least utilize as much of him as possible..

  • strike_hard on May 12, 2014, 16:05 GMT

    Absolutely useless and unnecessary tour, without any context or background. It may be just a 5 day tour but it inhibits the players from either resting or preparing for the Eng tour. Would Rohit, Shikhar, Shami etc not benefit more with few extra tour matched in england if you have to utilise the time between IPL and June end? I think a complete A team should be sent for this tour, and those who haven't played test cricket in England should be sent there prematurely. Its high time some importance is given to test cricket and BCCI stop planning baseless ODI tours

  • ramz30380 on May 12, 2014, 16:04 GMT

    @Facebook User - With wht stats are u saying tht Bajji performed better than Ashwin? Bajji's Ranji performance was close to pathetic and if u are mentioning this IPL then Ashwin has picked up 10 wkts at an avg of 22.60 & Bajji has picked up 6 wkts with an avg of 34.83! Ashwin took the most no. of wkts in the just concluded WC T20 for India. He had the best economy rate among the top wkt takers of 5.35!

    Prove with stats mate tht Bajji is better than Ashwin!!! Maxie has been the only batsman to take him to task! Otherwise der has been no-one else!!! Just bcoz u want to support Bajji dont demean another guy in the team!

  • Manu_reddy on May 12, 2014, 15:39 GMT

    @bala rahul: bro even i want shami to b rested n to be fresh for england tour so only i have not included him in my team n i want him to play bcs i want to c how he trasfers his improved death bowling from ipl to intetnational arena....

  • on May 12, 2014, 15:36 GMT

    @black_bird.The mighty Indians!!!!the mighty Indians last time won a odi series in overseas???well i can't remember.If you are the mighty Indians than why you lost the match against Bangladesh in 2007 WC.If the mighty Indians loose against Bangladesh.than why Bangladesh can't loose to Hong Kong.Send your D team,mighty Indians...We are here for keeping your bad overseas record alive....

  • Karthic2228 on May 12, 2014, 15:35 GMT

    Rohit a front contender for captaincy seriously its like smith taking captaincy from michael clarke in test cricket...

  • svickyvel on May 12, 2014, 15:23 GMT

    1.Rohit, 2.Rahane,3.Samson,4.Raina (Captain),5.Dinesh,6.Jadeja,7.Dhawan,8.Nair,9.Shami,10.Aaron,11.Sandeep,12.Mohit,13.karan,14.Irfan,15.Chahal

  • on May 12, 2014, 15:21 GMT

    dhavan rohit (c) sanju yuvi raina binny jadeja ashwin bhuvi mohit pandey bench-chahal uthappa dk sandeep manish

  • on May 12, 2014, 15:05 GMT

    India will Crush Bangladesh and get crushed by England :)

  • TheRisingTeam on May 12, 2014, 15:01 GMT

    It will be a joke if Bangladesh cannot beat an Indian side without Dhoni and Kohli. I want to see this 11 for Bangladesh - Tamim, Mominul, Anamul, Rahim, Nasir, Shakib, Mahmudullah, Sabbir, Mashrafe, Rubel and Al Amin.

    Reserves...Taskin, Naeem, Imrul, Taijul and Nazmul.

  • switchgrind68 on May 12, 2014, 15:00 GMT

    @ abcdef_12345 I said the series is unnecessary from the players point of view. I'm sure they must've felt like 'Ohh no, yet another irrelevant series against Bangladesh in Bangladesh'. This surely is an irrelevant series, even with respect to the ICC rankings. The only good thing that can come out of this short tour would be a couple of our talents proving themselves. For us, it will be decent viewing as we always look forward to watch our team play. In reality, the series is pretty much a mutual arrangement between the two concerned boards.

  • on May 12, 2014, 14:42 GMT

    Pravin Tambe can get a nod . It may turn out to be a good one for him . as most of the regular players are unavailable he may prove his mettle and prove that life begins at the forties and another point is that the matches will be played in the sub continent so he can just dance a jig with his magical spell

  • Ain_EL_Sabet on May 12, 2014, 14:38 GMT

    @ buddybd, for india there is no difference between playing in india and playing in Bd becuz its the same condition. india play strongest in home condition and you can consider Bd their home-condition too. I am Bd fan and hope Bd win atleast one game .

  • desiboy454 on May 12, 2014, 14:34 GMT

    Part 2 of 2: Raina has been in good nick, I would def play him at # 6 over binny or rayadu any day. in the beginning of the IPL i was sure GG is a goner.. but he has shown why he is GG. Looks in great nick and his experience will def help at top of the order in WC. I would play GG n shikar for # 1 &2. bring rohit at # 4. Having raina in the side allows MSD to get maybe 2 - 3 over out of him. I personally think GG is needed in the side. Shikar & Rohit wont click in Australia as opener. and Indian middle order gets weak after Virat is out. So Rohit would do justtice there. My playing XI for England ODI & WC. 1. GG 2. Shikar 3. Virat 4. Rohit 5. MSD 6 Raina/Yuvi 7. Jadeja 8.Ashwin (will be him even though i would pick Bhajji) 9.Bhuvneshwar 10. Mohit Sharma 11. Shami.. I just hope Shami can improve death bowling.. LETS GO TEAM INDIA!

  • saymon1 on May 12, 2014, 14:30 GMT

    My xi for 3 odi"a 1.Tamim 2.anamul 3.imrul 4.shakib 5.mushfiq 6. Nasir 7.gazi 8.razzak 9.mashrafee 10. Al Amin 11.arafath sunny . 4 others ::mahmuduliah, Mosadek hoasain, taskin, shamsur Rahman ..

  • desiboy454 on May 12, 2014, 14:29 GMT

    Part 1 of 2: So going off the last couple months & ipl so far. I say give the players who are 99% going to England a break, and test out some players who you could potentially bring to the ODI series in England. This is probable the best time to gain some understanding of 30 odd players before the WC. personally i don't see Rahane, Rayadu, Binny in the middle order. I like rahane in tests. So my XI: 1.Shikar 2. GG 3. Rohit 4. Yuvi 5. Raina 6. Uttapa (wk) 7. Jajeda 8. Harbhajan 9. Mohit Sharam 10/11: Varon, Sandeep Sharma, Umesh, Ishwar Pandey. Here is my take, for bowlers I am extremely sure. BK, Shami & Mohit are gonna be int he squad for WC. I think shami needs to work on his death bowling a little, kind of like how BK has. Very impressed with him in IPL. But trying trying IShwar Pandey and Aaron would not be bad either. Bounce from Ishwar and Pace from aaron. Also, for batting.. We are gauraneted that Shikar, Rohit, Virat, MSD are for sure. so 2 places left.

  • on May 12, 2014, 14:28 GMT

    Ashwin is a really interesting prospect, but Rohit will be the obvious choice

  • on May 12, 2014, 14:27 GMT

    I think its the best time to test the old and young players. But only selecting those who have realistic chance to represent India in WC 2015. With Gauti, Yuvi and Viru seem to finding their form (Gauti may have found his fully), and Bhajji performing better than Ashwin.

    My 15 member squad will be -

    1. & 2., Gauti & Rohit (either of those as Captain), 3. Viru, 4, Yuvraj Singh, 5. DK (wk), 6. Raina, 7. Jadeja, 8. Rahane, 9. Ashwin, 10. Bhajji, 11. Chahal/Karn/Amit, 12. Bhuvi, 13. Shami/Aaron, 14. Sandeep (what a talent), 15.Mohit

    You need a balanced side (i.e. experience and fresh bloods) for the biggest tournament like WC. That's my squad, I think those experienced players are worth a chance and its simple in case T20 WC 2014 doesn't repeat, just don't play with those who are out of form in a tournament like WC, but if they find their form it time, i.e. play more than 4-5 good innings in 9-10 games, then they are bigger match winners than our inexperienced young talents.

  • buddybd on May 12, 2014, 14:09 GMT

    Well hopefully India score some points against Bangladesh since India playing abroad is destined to lose. This big time loser in abroad may have a chance to perform otherwise to put a pause from falling further down since Bangladesh going through a bad patch of late.

  • Dominic532 on May 12, 2014, 14:05 GMT

    This is a good opportunity for new players.And for those who emerge from IP Like samson,mohit,pandey.But not the players like ROHIT SHARMA.And a good chance for yuvi and yusuf to get some good form.IT will be a test for india.AND NOT WANT TO SEE ROHIT SHARMA.

  • on May 12, 2014, 14:05 GMT

    india xi 1shikhar dhavan 2viru 3raina 4r sharma 5pathan usuf 6binni 7jadeja 8ashwin 9 b.kumar 10 shami 11 v arun

  • ramz30380 on May 12, 2014, 13:57 GMT

    I doubt tht BCCI will send a second string team because BCB is waiting for its telecast sponsorhips which will depend heavily on Ind touring them at the moment - sending a 2nd string side may not do them any favor - so BCCI will relent for sure - but may be it will give them stars who do not feature in their regular stream of things to make it interesting....

    In tht list are - Gambhir, Sehwag, Uthappa, DK, Yuvraj, Umesh Yadav, Harbajan, Irfan Pathan, etc. The ones tht we will be closely watching will be Gambhir, DK, Yuvraj, Umesh and Irfan Pathan who have a realistic chance of making it to the 2015 WC squad! Remember Irfan Pathan will come good in Australian conditions!!! He will be very keenly watched....

  • 65247 on May 12, 2014, 13:53 GMT

    sanju should be given a chance to prove his worth and also young upcoming talents like mohit sahrma,ishwar pandey,sandeep sharma,rishi dhawan, kulkarni etc and also should give a chance to pujara in odi's

  • pravineswar on May 12, 2014, 13:48 GMT

    this tour is waste of time, but given WC 2015 next year, it is time to test former discards plus few hopefuls given our lack of bench strength. i would not play any Test player for Eng in this Bang series and give new opportunity only to Samson, Rishi & Rasool. Other IPL 2014 performers shud play one more Ranji season. After WC, i hope new era will be born for them. My 15 will be Gauti (C), Utthapa, Samson (WK), M. Pandey.Rayudu, Kedar, Binny,Rasool,Rishi,Mohit,Varon,Amit Mishra (VC), Ishwar, P.Ohja, Vinay. (6 bat (incl Binny), 1 WK, 2 AL, 2 spinner, 4 fast bowler)

    Indian Team for Eng, Vijay, Dhawan, Pujara, Kohli, Rahane, Rohit, Dhoni, Jadeja, Bhuvi, Ishant, Shami with Ashwin, Raina, W.Saha, Praveen Kumar & Umesh. May be KL Rahul can be slotted as Third opener. Of all young players he looks better equipped for Test. Zaheer can be included in ODI, i dont think he will last 5 match Test series. He is better to play ODI till WC and then retire. We need his experience.

  • ashqarmahi on May 12, 2014, 13:35 GMT

    sehwag and gambir should get a chance...and that man chahal...

    And about captain...Rohit Sharma is the main choice...Rohit sharma should be the next indian captain not Kohli....Kohli is great batsman no doubt...he will be one of the greatest but his attitude does not go with the captain..his body language is not like a leader....MS Dhoni already made a level in terms of captaincy and kohli is no where near that level....

  • British_North_America on May 12, 2014, 13:14 GMT

    switchgrind68 When you say it is an unnecessary series, can you point to a series which is necessary? If India does not tour England, how will it bother the life of Indian and English People? If you say entertainment will be missed, at least some entertainment will come from Bangladesh series as well.And this series is happening because Bangladesh voted ICC revamp, so we owe it to you.

  • on May 12, 2014, 13:11 GMT

    too much cricket is being played. players are humans give some break

  • on May 12, 2014, 13:04 GMT

    This is good for the viewer in India , as IPL will be over on june 1st so its necessary to overcome the emptiness in there heart. And Bangladesh may not beat hongkong but always they are a big competent for India.....hope for a good tight series.........

  • 10000000 on May 12, 2014, 13:00 GMT

    This Series not at all Required adter all the Palyers are playing with no rest and lot of cricket in IPL. Also it is not a good point by resting only two, all 15 players of last tour will have the same pressure and burden wt these two have. Also before going to England, if any good/ usefull bowler or a player injures here. it will be same repeart wt we faced in 2011 with zak.

    After IPL let them take some rest and go as fresh unit ( not like few from Banla few direct) then only we can expect some good cricket in England and the on... Finally Players also Humans, not machines.

  • British_North_America on May 12, 2014, 12:58 GMT

    India Full Strength Team>Bangladesh Full Strength Team But India without Kohli and Dhoni<<Bangladesh Full Strength Team Apply to ODI only*

  • British_North_America on May 12, 2014, 12:54 GMT

    black_bird Send your street cricketers to beat Bangladesh and we will see how well India fare this time without run machine Kohli who win you countless number of matches single handed.

  • SridharKalyan on May 12, 2014, 12:53 GMT

    Great opportunity to send out a good team. It could be like this: 1]Rahane, 2] Shikar Dhawan, 3]Cheteshwar Pujara, 4] Rohit Sharma (Captain), 5]Suresh Raina, 6] Ravindra Jadeja, 7]Naman Ohja, 8] Rishi Dhawan, 9] I Pandey, 10] Dhawal Kulkarni, 11] Varun Aaron. Besides these, the other four would be: Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Pragyan Ohja and Yuzvendra Chahal. Uthappa can don the gloves if Naman has to be rested during the tour (unlikely, but..) This will not only get some key players match-fit, but also rest some others who could easily fatigue (like Ashwin) - from the lot that is definitely likely to make it to England Tour.

  • on May 12, 2014, 12:50 GMT

    My XI for Team India and BD is as follows

    India: Sehwag/Gambhir, Rohit, Raina, Uthappa/Rahane, Yuvraj, Samson(Wk), Jadeja, Ashwin, Sandeep, Bhuvi, Chahal/Mohit

    Bangladesh: Tamim/Shamsur, Anamul, Shakib, Mushfiq(Wk), Mosaddek, Nasir, Riyad, Zia/Razzak, Mashrafe, Sunny, Taskin

  • HarrowXI on May 12, 2014, 12:42 GMT

    R Ashwin would be my choice as he is the only one gonna sit out in Test matches in england. Rohit will be in Test team so i wont make him captain. I would rest all the players who is going to play first test match

  • joe7sanchez on May 12, 2014, 12:41 GMT

    well sanju is good option , but i dont think they will give a chance to sehwag, and bowlers like shami n bhuvi should also get reat to start fresh in england

  • gowdi on May 12, 2014, 12:31 GMT

    my 15 member squad will be Main XI 1.Rohit Sharma(c),2.Sehwag,3.Uthappa,4.yuvraj,5.Samson(wk),6.raina,7.Jadeja,8.Ashwin,9.Bhuvneshwar Kumar,10.Sandeep Sharma,11.Mohit sharma

    Other 5 will be 12.G.Gambhir if he is ready to sit out or else he should be dropped and Karun nair in,13.Surya kumar Yadhav,14.Ajinkya Rahane,15.Y.Chahal,16.I.Pandey

  • switchgrind68 on May 12, 2014, 12:23 GMT

    First things first, I feel this is an unnecessary series. We can expect a few new faces and a couple of comebacks in the squad for this series. The ideal squad should be 1. Ajinkya Rahane, 2. Shikhar Dhawan, 3. Robin Uthappa, 4. Dinesh Kartik, 5. Rohit Sharma, 6. Suresh Raina, 7. Ravindra Jadeja, 8. Ravichandran Ashwin, 9. Varun Aaron, 10. Shami Ahmed, 11. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, 12. Amit Mishra, 13. Kedar Jadhav, 14. Mohit Sharma, 15. Cheteshwar Pujara. Rohit Sharma should be appointed captain and must bat in the middle order.

  • vik56in on May 12, 2014, 12:18 GMT

    This is a way by India of saying Thank You Bangladesh for your support during the Big Three reconstitution !

  • on May 12, 2014, 12:18 GMT

    viru and gauti should get chance

  • on May 12, 2014, 12:15 GMT

    If had to pick the playing XI it would be 1. Gambhir 2. Dhawan 3. Rahane 4. Rohit 5. Yuvi 6. Sanju Samson 7. Jadeja 8. Ashwin 9. Mohit 10. Bhuvi 11. Shami

  • MahesCuterowdy on May 12, 2014, 12:14 GMT

    DK should be in the tour... Because we need a well experienced backup keeper for our 2015WC... Sanju will get cap first in T20 not in ODI ... Step by Step

  • Water_Bottle on May 12, 2014, 12:06 GMT

    1)Uthappa 2)Sehwag 3)Gambhir (cap) 4)Yuvraj 5)Rohit 6)Raina 7)Jadeja 8) any spinner except ashwin 9)Bhuvi 10)Mohit 11)Sandeep Sharma

  • black_bird on May 12, 2014, 12:06 GMT

    India should send their D team to beat this minnow bangladesh. Or under -19 team. The team who can't win against hing kong, does not stand a chance against mighty india.

  • on May 12, 2014, 12:05 GMT

    I'm glad as India was avoiding to tour Bangladesh. Whether Dhoni, Kohli travel or not, this is good news...

  • Shajahan.P on May 12, 2014, 12:04 GMT

    Sanu Samson is not doing wicket keeping in any matches(Ranji, u21) apart from IPL. why are you all referring as a WK!

  • sumit1982 on May 12, 2014, 11:59 GMT

    Let Ashwin to lead India for these 3 ODI's

  • MahesCuterowdy on May 12, 2014, 11:58 GMT

    Rohit,Gambir,Viru,Dk,Aswin(Capt),Jadeja,Mohit,Sandeep sarma,Shami,Buvi,Mohit Reserve Rahane,Rayudu,Mishra,Uttappa ...........

  • on May 12, 2014, 11:47 GMT

    India should gibe Sir Jadeja a chance as captain

  • Nishad84 on May 12, 2014, 11:39 GMT

    Gambhir should lead India in Dhoni's absence. My 11 Gambhir,Shikhar,Rohit,Rahane,Yuvraj,Karthik,Jadeja,Bhuvi,Shami & Mohit

  • on May 12, 2014, 11:35 GMT

    The tour of Bangladesh between IPL and the England tour is absolutely non-sense.I mean why have they it in 1st place makes no sense.As the condition and pitch are not even 5% of what her are in England. But,this may be the opportunity for the Indian Team selectors to test their bench strength and short-list some young players for the upcoming World-Cup. The 16 member team to visit Bangladesh should be: Sanju Samson,Tambe,Sandeep Sharma,Mohit Sharma,Vaarun Aaron,Irrfan Pathan/Umesh Yadav,Gambhir,Yuvraj,Sehwag,Rishi Dhawan/Binny,Harbhajan Singh,Raina,Rahane,Rohit

  • on May 12, 2014, 11:08 GMT

    What about rasool n pujara they should also get chance

  • on May 12, 2014, 10:59 GMT

    i want to see ashwin leading the team.. he is very strong and never worried always tries new things. very good knowledge about cricket.my opinion

  • on May 12, 2014, 10:55 GMT

    Welcome to Bangladesh. Lets have a super fight.

  • on May 12, 2014, 10:46 GMT

    Team India for Bangladesh Tour 1. Gautam Gambhir (captain) 2. Virender Sehwag 3. Robin Uttappa 4. Kedar Jadhav 5. Yuvraj Singh 6. Suresh Raina 7. Dinesh Kartik 8. Harbhajan Singh 9. Sandeep Sharma 10. Varun Aaron 11. Praveen Kumar 12. Amit Mishra 13. Irfan Pathan 14. Ambati Rayudu 15. Manoj Tiwary Same time Dhoni Rohit, Virat, Shikhar, Vijay, Pujara, Rahane, Ashwin, Jadeja, Bhuvi, Shami, Umesh, Ishant, Saha should leave for England to acclimatised early in English weather and have some practice. And after the end of that bangladesh series two batsmen and two bowler should be added to the test squad. Say Gambhir and Rayudu/Sehwag and in bowlers Praveen/Aaron. Zaheer should be selected if and only if he is fit and can play maximum 3 tests.

  • on May 12, 2014, 10:39 GMT

    Virat Kohli would be the 1st choice from Selectors point Of view. He's been Consistent with Bat from Couple of years and shown some Bright Chances To lead India in a Great way.

  • on May 12, 2014, 10:29 GMT

    1)gambir 2) karaun 3) shewag 4) tanmay mishra 5)sanju 6)uttappa 7) rahane 8)yuvi 9)sandeep 10 ) bhuvi 11) mohit 12)ashwin / mishra 13) chahal 14) praveen kumar

  • Hemu57 on May 12, 2014, 10:28 GMT

    There is nothing wrong If YUVI leads the team for one time. After all he is the most experienced player in current Indian team.

    Middle order hitters like Kedar Jadhav, Surya kumar yadav. even Karun nair can be given with this opportunity.

    Absence of dhoni must be filled with some like Samson or goutham.

    Indian pacers need to improve themselves as 2015 world cup is nearing.

  • vkumar_086 on May 12, 2014, 10:26 GMT

    India should take this tour as practice session for much awaited England tour (although it wont help much to India)...give main players rest because they are playing lot of cricket....shami, bhuvi, Dhoni, Kohli, jadeja should be given rest....go with emerging players like Sandeep sharma, Sanju samson, mohit sharma, kedar jadhav, Vijay zol, chahal, baba aparajith, stuart Binny and many more players (really India has very good domestic structure to groom such new talents)....even India can white wash BD with such young players....

  • Kedars_DT on May 12, 2014, 10:26 GMT

    None of the players who will tour England should play in this series. The BCCI has completely forgotten that players are human beings and not machines who can play non-stop cricket. This tour is nothing but the result of BCB supporting BCCI in gaining the control of ICC. Its high time in Indian cricket that players raise their voice against such stupid tours. BCCI please tell us that how a Bangladesh tour can be used as match practice for England tour ? Does the conditions even match 10% ?

  • on May 12, 2014, 10:22 GMT

    rest regular player take new 11 my frist odi 11 1) karun nair 2)rahane 3) sanju 4) rohit 5)rahul 6)rayadu 7)jadeja 8) ashwin 9)bhuneshwer 10) aron 11) mohit

  • on May 12, 2014, 10:15 GMT

    Yuvraj is the best option available under the current circumstances. If not, you can always fall back on Rohit Sharma

  • on May 12, 2014, 10:14 GMT

    Make Yuvi the captain. that is the optimal choice for now. There are no others ready yet.

  • on May 12, 2014, 10:13 GMT

    Yuvi should be made the captain.

  • on May 12, 2014, 9:50 GMT

    Probable 15 members Team India against Bangladesh tour Rahane, Gambir Samson, Yuvi, Rayudu Binny, Amit Misra, Mohit, Ishwar Pandey Sandeep, Chahal

    Bench:Kedar Jhadav, Karun Nair,varun aron and Manish

  • Sakthiivel on May 12, 2014, 9:50 GMT

    India should not take Bangladesh lightly, they are good side in their home. Saying that this tour wont be helpful for English season. Better should play some practice match in england.

  • on May 12, 2014, 9:47 GMT

    Gambhir should be given an opportunity to lead the team. When Robin Uthappa is in great form, he should be in. I doubt why the mediocre KLRahul should come in? He did not utilize his 8 chances to make it big, whereas Karun Nair did that. Rahul needs more exposure in domestic matches (ODI).

    Sandeep Sharma deserves a place. Sanju/Uthappa should keep the wickets.

    Gambhir, Uthappa (WK), Shikhar, Rahane, Sanju (WK), Raina, Jadeja, Ashwin, Sandeep Sharma, Rohit Sharma, Bhuvi, Irfan, Chahal, Shami, Ishwar & Amit Mishra could be the best team. But identifying playing XI will be extremely difficult :)

  • ThePacifist10 on May 12, 2014, 9:14 GMT

    This shouldn't be used to prepare the team for the English conditions. Rather, it should be used to give the youngsters some chances and get most of the team back to their usual rhythm after a hiatus from international cricket. Consider it a light warm-up, if you will. However Bangladesh should not be underestimated.

    So who deserves a chance on this tour? KL Rahul or Robin Uthappa as a wicketkeeper-batsman, replacing Dhoni. Karun Nair or Sanju Samson should replace Kohli. I'd like to see Yuzi Chahal in for Amit Mishra and Aaron, Bhuvi and Shami forming our pace attack.

    I'm not convinced about Rahane in ODIs. It seems he cannot find the balance between T20 and Test cricket. Let's not try to make all our players jack-of-all-trades players. Keep him for Tests and T20Is. Drop Yuvraj. His time is up. I hope to see an exciting tour full of promising youngsters! Go India!!

  • on May 12, 2014, 9:13 GMT

    1)Gambhir (c) 2)Dhawan 3)Samson 4)Raina 5)Rohit 6)D K (wk) 7)Jadeja 8)Ashwin 9)Bhuvi 10)Shami 11)Mohit

    SUB: Uthappa, Mishra, Sandeep, Rayudu...

  • D-Coach on May 12, 2014, 9:01 GMT

    Probable 16 members Team India: 1.Rahane / Gambir 2.Uthappa / Shewag 3.Sanju (wk) 4.Raina 5.Rohit(c) 6.Yuvi 7.Jadeja 8.Karan Sharma / Chahal 9.Ashwin 10.Bhuvi 11.Sandeep Sharma / Aron / Shami. Ashwin also can be rested as his skills are so negative. We can use it to find some good off spin Talent like Shivam Sharma, Pravez, etc.

  • CricketMaan on May 12, 2014, 8:52 GMT

    I hope FANS dont get EMOTIONAL and start clamouring for IPL STARS. A new selection comittee will pick the 15 so it depends who will head the comittee i suppose. It certainly will be nice to see the IPL stars get a go, but need to pick a 15 that will form the probables for WC 2015 and not just a test for newbies. If Gautam is still in plans then this is the only time to play and see if he is indeed back in form. I cannot see anyone but Rohit or Raina leading the team in the absense of MSD or Kholi. My 15 will be Gautam, Dhawan, Rohit, Pujara, Rahane, Raina, Yuvi, Rayudu, DK, Jadeja, Ashwin, Bhuvi, Shami, Aaron, Mohit, Pandey, Mishra/Sandeep

  • ishmam_84 on May 12, 2014, 8:48 GMT

    BD selectors should give chance BCL performer Taijul Islam in stead of non performer Abdur Razzak. Shuvo should be dropped. In place of him Shoummo Sarkar or Mosaddek Hossain should be included. Young sensation Taskin must be selected.

  • on May 12, 2014, 8:35 GMT

    Its a gud chance for youngsters to show their talent.. Team should be: Dhawan, Uthappa, Rahane, Rohit, Raina, Sanju, Jadeja, Ashwin, Bhuvi, Sandeep Sharma n Ishwar Pandey.. Back up: Shami, Mohit, Mishra & Suryakumar Yadav..

  • binkuvarghese88 on May 12, 2014, 8:30 GMT

    Would love to see Sanju and Sandeep Sharma in Indian Jersey

  • on May 12, 2014, 8:20 GMT

    Parthiv, Rahane, Rohit, Samson, Raina, Jadeja, Rajat, Sandeep, Mohit, Ashwin and Buvneshwar. Bench: Shami, Chahal, Rayudu and Manish

  • on May 12, 2014, 8:10 GMT

    I think Gambhir or yuvraj may take Indian captainship in Bangladesh tour

  • rajkirp on May 12, 2014, 8:07 GMT

    Players who are certain to make it to the Test XI in England should be kept out of the Bangladesh Series. These are M Vijay, Dhawan, Pujara, Virat Kohli, Rohit, Rahane, Dhoni, Ashwin, Bhuveneshwar, Zaheer and Shami. The other 3 players who I think will make it are Jadeja, Sandeep Sharma, Iswhar Pandey.

    As for the balance 3, I hope the selectors will look at Kedar Jhadav, Karun Nair and Sanju Samson for their good performances in Ranji matches. These players should also play in Bangladesh to get imbibed into international cricket. For the other 8 for Bangladesh ODI series, I don't think Gambhir, Yuvraj and Sehwag will be selected for 2015 World Cup. So best would be give others a chance to show their skills rather than these 3. They should be Raina, Dinesh Karthik, Binny, Raydu, Varun Aaron, Mohit Sharma, Amit Mishra, Chahal.

    I sincerely hope that Ishant Sharma is given a miss from here on for all international cricket.

  • on May 12, 2014, 7:59 GMT

    hope tigers will bounce back

  • on May 12, 2014, 7:55 GMT

    I would prefer 1) Gambhir 2) Rahane 3) Sanju 4) Rohit (Cap) 5) D K (Wk) 6) Raina/Raydu 7) Jadeja 8) Chahal 9) Bhuvi 10) Shandeep 11) Aron/ Mohit

  • Humdingers on May 12, 2014, 7:55 GMT

    Brilliant stuff from BCCI. How better to get good practice for an England tour! Fantastic foresight. If India even manage to draw a game in England I will be impressed.

  • on May 12, 2014, 7:49 GMT

    Please bring Sehwaq back, No dhoni No Vrath sure he will play well

  • on May 12, 2014, 7:44 GMT

    My XI would be- 1.Rahane 2 .Rohit(c) 3.Raina 4.Yuvi 5.Rayudu 6.Sanju Samson (wk) 7.Jadeja 8.Bhuvi 9.Ashwin 10.Sandeep Sharma 11.Shami

    - Uthappa, Pujara, Mohit, Karun nair

  • Warm_Coffee on May 12, 2014, 7:42 GMT

    Easy centuries for the talent Anamul Haque.

  • on May 12, 2014, 7:41 GMT

    rohit should be captain and sandeep Sharma should get chance

  • vishnu19saravanan on May 12, 2014, 7:33 GMT

    Give One Last Chance To DK...He is very Capable Batsman And wicket keeper..Yes he made some mistakes in asia cup..every cricketers make mistakes...How many chances Had given to rohit..do u remember that that srilanka series?? 5 matches he scores 13 runs..still he had many chances....DK is the one someone likes to play more innovative and agressive cricket...for me he should be get one last chance..just give him a long run in odi's..then see wat he does..

    My Playing XI

    1) Dhawan 2) Rohit 3)DK(WK) 4)raina(cp) 5)Rahane 6)rayudu 7)Jadeja 8)Ashwin 9)Bhuvaneshwar 9)Shami 10)Mohit 11) Mishra

    Bench 1)Sanju,Uthappa,Chahal,sandeep sharma

  • Naresh28 on May 12, 2014, 7:27 GMT

    Ya give them a break. Players dont have a chance to unwind with the constant series after series schedule. A good chance to give Shewag, Yuvi, Gambhir a go. Also Uthappa as opener and keeper. Raina should captain since its ODI's. Pujara has failed in the shorter versions. I would also rest players like Rohit,jadeja, Ashwin and Dhawan. Rahane is a good choice to partner Uthappa. There are new spinners who can stand in. Plenty of wicketkeepers to choose from as backup to Uthappa. Seamers are plentiful as well.This is the best time to select a side to see what options exist.

  • Malik_Murad on May 12, 2014, 7:26 GMT

    Is this series a deal between two boards for BD's favor to IND for BIG-3 ?

  • 9717669381 on May 12, 2014, 7:24 GMT

    PLAYING Xi- Dhawan, Rohit, Raina(Capt.), Pujara, Yuvi, Samson(WK), Jadeja, Ashwin, Bhuvi, Shami, Sandeep..... SUBS- D Karthik(WK), Ishwar Panday, Raydu, V zol

  • StreetView on May 12, 2014, 7:20 GMT

    Raina must be made the captain. Team: Dhawan,Gambhir,Pujara,Rahane,Raina(c),Samson(WK),Jadeja,Ashwin,Mishra/Mohit/Sandeep,Bhuvi,Shami. Though as usual Nohit will be preferred over the other 'performers'.

  • on May 12, 2014, 7:18 GMT

    bd XI - Tamim,Bijoy,Shovo,Mominul,Sakib,Rahim(c),Nasir,Gazi / Riad,A sani / Razzak,Taskin,Al Amin / Rubel.

  • on May 12, 2014, 7:15 GMT

    It is a Perfect time for Sandeep patel and co. to experiment young talents in the Indian team..The bangaldesh pitches would ideally suit slow bowlers. with Dhoni and Virat, Shami and ashwin too deserves a break..So my ideal squad would be Rohit,Dhawan(c),Pujara,Raina,Samson,Sehwag,Rahane,sandeep sharma,Bhuvi,Bhatia,Jaddu,Chahal, Bhajji,Chawla. Guys like Sehwag and Bhajji needs a chance atleast against Bangla..Pujara needs to be tested in ODI squad keeping WC in mind.. Samson is a star in the making and he is ready to play international cricket..sandeep sharma can be a real find for the Indian team who along with Bhuvi can make a lethal opeing swinging pair.. chahal and Bhajji would be a ideal choice for spin dept.. If a man with firstclass batting avg of 50 and bowl avg of 20s deserve a place in international team, then surely Bhatia needs atleast a game played for india.. I hope that the selectors Give accredition to player`s talents

  • on May 12, 2014, 7:00 GMT

    without dhoni and virat !!!!!india will loss all 3

  • ramz30380 on May 12, 2014, 6:51 GMT

    I saw some ppl commenting tht GG must be made captain which I dont think is relevant considering they are looking into the future. GG and MSD are abt the same age, so as far as limited over captaincy goes - there will be no one else till MSD is around which means GG will not get his chance.

    Ashwin is a better choice - he is a smart thinker, a decent bat - it will open up options for India if he happens to do well. Though GG is not my personal fav, I can say he is a team man - he will play to his potential even under another captain (maybe he will exchange a few unwanted words though!). GG shud be in the team as a player - not captain.

    With the kind of emotions Rohit Sharma displayed after MI's loss to CSK, I dont think he must b made captain for MI again leave alone captaining India!!!!

  • on May 12, 2014, 6:48 GMT

    Never underestimate BD they are a good side remember they beat Ind in the 2007 WC. Only thing is that they need exposure to the international arena. Time to give Sanju Samson a chance upcoming emerging player for keeping. All the best for the new captain.

  • on May 12, 2014, 6:43 GMT

    My XI would be- 1.Dhawan 2 .Rohit(c) 3.Raina 4.Rayudu 5.Rahane 6.Jadeja 7.Parthiv (wk) 8.Bhuvi 9.Ashwin 10.Mishra 11.Shami SUBS- Pujara, Karthik, Mohit, Ishant... Ishant should be the main focus in England series so should be given confidence...and Parthiv deserves a chance for his performances in Domestic circuit as well as IPL

  • CherryWood_Champion on May 12, 2014, 6:41 GMT

    Dhoni and Virat should have an extented vacation in England ... that way they will have get acclimatized to the weather and conditions for the England series :)

  • on May 12, 2014, 6:30 GMT

    India squad - Uthappa, Lokesh Rahul, Gambhir (c), Rohit, Raina (vc), Jadeja, Ashwin, Sandeep Sharma, Bhuvi, Shami, Aaron, Mohit, Mishra, Kedhar Jadhav, Pujara, Tambe, Sehwag, Chahal, Yuvraj, Samson, Karun, Ishwar

  • Dysan25 on May 12, 2014, 6:29 GMT

    Wow .. that was unexpected .. both the Captain and the Vice-captain taking breaks .. I don't think it really matters who captains this side for this series .. If they win handsomely it will be hailed as a masterstroke, if not they say they are still learning .. no big deal really ..

  • on May 12, 2014, 6:24 GMT

    India XI - Uthappa (wk), Gambhir (c), Rohit, Pujara, Raina (vc), Jadeja, Ashwin, Mishra, Bhuvi, Shami, Aaron/Sandeep

  • on May 12, 2014, 6:21 GMT

    shewag making comeback kedhar jhadav and robin upttapa included in team

  • Rafelgibt on May 12, 2014, 6:14 GMT

    Without Dhoni and Kohli still i think that INDIA is far better than Bangladesh team.Hope Bangladesh would show better performance in the field this time.Come on Tigers!Dont be panic.Just Roar>>>

  • soumyas on May 12, 2014, 6:00 GMT

    @vikumsd007... Good team selection, but what if Uthappa,Gambhir succeed ? whom will you keep out when Dhoni,Kohli comes back ? So selectors don't want to end up to ambiguous situation, they will select players who are not looking for a comeback or cement their place. They will go for floaters like Murali Vijay, Dinesh Kartik.

  • on May 12, 2014, 5:54 GMT

    Give the young Sanju Samson a chance as dhoni is taking rest..he is a an excellent keeper and a very useful batsman.. Also Gambhir, Uthappa and Sehwag deserve another chance

  • vikumsd007 on May 12, 2014, 5:31 GMT

    India XI Should be - Uthappa,Gambhir,Rohit,Rahane,Raina,Jadeja,Ashwin,Mishra,Bhuvi,Shami,Aaron/Mohit

  • on May 12, 2014, 5:30 GMT

    Just hope that Kohli, Pujara, Rahane are not included in this series and are sent to England so that acclimatize to the conditions..

    Could not care less if we even lose to Bangladesh after fielding a third string side.

  • hussyboy81 on May 12, 2014, 5:19 GMT

    alright then... Bangladesh on its way to become Sri-lanka.... will play meaningless ODI series and bilateral ODI series with India.... and earn some revenue as well as provide some batting & bowling practice to the Indian A-string and B-string team

  • on May 12, 2014, 5:07 GMT

    So they're sending in an A squad. That's quite expected, since it is typical of India to do so.

  • johntycodes on May 12, 2014, 4:58 GMT

    So india are playing bangladesh in a odi series for the 7th time since australia has played bangladesh. Give us some easy wins. Fair draw yeah right

  • on May 12, 2014, 4:39 GMT

    give all players rest who will go for england test is more important than odis the playing 11 sewaq,uthappa,gambhir,rayudu,yuvraj,karthik(w),raina(c),mishra ,aaron,mohit,ishwar pandey,/ sandeep sharma irfan pathan binny.ishant give rest to jadeja ashwin rohit rahane dhawan shami b.kumar yadav for england they will 5 test matches their

  • Vpk74 on May 12, 2014, 4:37 GMT

    Probably ASHWIN will be the most suitable one! Sharma Ok Well!...Good Luck

  • Vpk74 on May 12, 2014, 4:35 GMT

    Senseless!!! Maybe a India B Team would have been preferred.!

  • Riffat on May 12, 2014, 4:33 GMT

    Tired of playing domestic (IPL) club cricket and resting for international cricket. No wonder IPL is ruining Indian cricket in the longer run. Anyway, without Kohli and Dhoni, it might get interesting though India is way ahead in terms of batting strength.

  • naren1983 on May 12, 2014, 4:29 GMT

    This is just a formal matches need to be played as per FTP. Indian team should not take Bangladesh easily, Proper team has to be selected and play sensibly. But we can expect some surprises like including Sehwag, Gambhir and few... Good that we have got some players coming to form in IPL, so they may be available... My team would be 1. Uthappa 2. Rahane 3. Pujara 4. Rohit 5. Raina 6. Kedar Jadav 7. Jadeja 8. Ashwin 9. Bhuvi 10. Mishra 11. Mohit 12. Sandeep 13. Sehwag 14. Rishi Dhawan 15. Ishwar Pandey.

  • slackers11 on May 12, 2014, 4:25 GMT

    We should send the U-19 team to this tour, all the players need rest before the England series. All the people who are complaining about players playing IPL and taking rest for Bangladesh tour, ofcourse IPL is more important than Bangladesh tour, no one takes these series seriously, so whats the point playing top players here.

  • on May 12, 2014, 4:16 GMT

    hahaha.... guys India is going for a ODI series and most of you have given squad for T20 series.... may be the effect of IPL... vivekanandanarulmozhi is too toooo optimistic about his squad...

  • on May 12, 2014, 4:12 GMT

    without virat and dhoni match wont be much interesting..

  • on May 12, 2014, 4:03 GMT

    Good chance for Rohit to show to captaincy skills and a very important chance for samson to show his talents. hope samson cement his place after dhoni in indian squads

  • on May 12, 2014, 3:55 GMT

    Dear SANATP22. why do u want Vinay Kumar in the team man.. I believe Bangladesh got enough below club standard bowlers for batting practice..I don't understand why any team in the world wants to have Vinay Kumar in their side..

  • bala2rahul on May 12, 2014, 3:42 GMT

    @Manu_reddy. Couldn't agree with u more. Need to rest Shami. And Perhaps Bhuvi too. Guys we may lose to bang 3-0. But we need to take that chance so that we can win a test series in England. Lets send an A team to Bangladesh while we send the test regulars to England at least a week early. We could've easily played an additional 3 dayer against Ire/Sco. Both parties would've benefited.

  • SANATP22 on May 12, 2014, 3:40 GMT

    Team for BAN tour for 3 ODI 1. S Dhawan 2.Rohit Sharma (C) 3.Ajinkya Rahane 4.Robin Uthappa 5.Saju Samson 6.S Raina 7.Yuvraj Singh 8.R Jadeja 9.H Singh 10. Bhuneshwar Kumar 11. Sandeep Sharma 12 Y Chahal 13.Vinay kumar 14.Praveen Kumar

  • vivekanandanarulmozhi on May 12, 2014, 3:18 GMT

    This is good news, India need to send completely new team with combination old horses and young guns. My team will be

    Playing IX :Shewag, Gambhir( C ), Uthappa, Pujara, Yuvi, Raina, Binny/ Bhatia, Ishwar Pandey, Mohit sharma, sandeep sharma, chalal

    SUB : Karn sharma, Surya kumar yadhav, Varan aroan

  • on May 12, 2014, 3:15 GMT

    Ithink my team fr 3 odis in bangla...Robin uttappa...ajinkyarahane...shiker..rohith..karun nayar..kedarjadav..cm goutham..raina..binni...vinay..sandip..rishidawan...shami..aswin..jadeja..

  • on May 12, 2014, 3:03 GMT

    waste of tym. india may want more to gt prepared for eng series,spending more time in england wud b handy .As india cudnt even win a single match in last england tour.

  • on May 12, 2014, 2:57 GMT

    indians are going to lose this

  • Lion_Wallaby on May 12, 2014, 2:57 GMT

    Dhoni and Kholi will be rested since they are too tired after playing IPL(domestic). How pathetic situation is this? Why can't they rest in IPL and represent the country in international games? IPL is ruing the game of cricket for all young players in India. Will there be a Luxman or a Dravid in the future for India? All young players would want to play IPL and become a millionaire not to play test.

  • on May 12, 2014, 2:27 GMT

    ok we r w8ing.... bangla wash coming soon ...... :)

  • on May 12, 2014, 2:20 GMT

    What is the meaning of msd and virat are unavailabe? they must stay

  • on May 12, 2014, 2:18 GMT

    waw looking forward for this tournament. good luck Bangladesh.

  • on May 12, 2014, 2:07 GMT

    Why not send a B team then? Unwarranted tour, hardly evince interest whenever India tours Bangladesh.

  • Manu_reddy on May 12, 2014, 1:51 GMT

    for tests in england tour i would like to have this playing 11 ....1 & 2.davan/vijay/rahane 3.pujara 4.kohli 5.rohith/rahane 6.ashwin/jadeja 7.dhoni 8.rishi davan/jadeja(depends on pitch) 9.bhuvi/pandey 10.shami 11.ishanth/umesh(i dont want ishanth but am sure he ll play ahead of umesh r aron) rahul, jadhav n aaron are back off players...it gives balance with 5 bowlers n 2 all rounders n we may lose with this team but chances of winning will also increase with many good bowling options... For odis my team would be 1&2. davan/rohith/uthappa 3.kohli 4.rahane/pujara 5.dhoni(he shud bat at 5) 6.yuvi/raina 7.jadeja/davan 8.aswin/mishra 9.bhuvi 10.shami 11.umesh r mohith...

  • Manu_reddy on May 12, 2014, 1:15 GMT

    In the absence of dhoni n kohli i would like to have this team 1.dhavan 2.uthappa(wk) 3.pujara/rahane 4.rohith(c) 5 6. yuvi/raina/jadav 7.jadeja/rasool 8.ashwin 9.bhuvi 10.aaron/yadav 11.sandeep/mohith...i am not selecting shami bcs i want him to be fresh for england tour n i have not selected either sehwag r gambir bcs they have not done well in domestic tournaments n ipl is not a stage to select a player...wat do u say abt my team guys....

  • TheMysteryMan on May 12, 2014, 1:11 GMT

    Send the new team under Rohit's leadership. We need backup captain and Rohit needs to learn how to take on responsibility of captaining national side.

    I would say, rest Ashwin as well. Give old guard a chance. Include Harbhajan, Yuvi and Gambhir. Sadly I think Viru is done. His batting may still be some good, but he looks pathetic in the field and while taking quick singles in IPL. He looked so ungainly while trying the skier catch the other day. Got nowhere close to it. Like he didnt see it at all in the night sky. Include Aaron, Sandeep Sharma and Praveen Kumar. Rest Shami and Bhuvi. They deserve break before England.

  • Anil_m on May 11, 2014, 23:47 GMT

    Another pointless ODI series for the benefit of broadcasters.

  • Lion_Wallaby on May 11, 2014, 23:25 GMT

    No Varun Arron please. He is just good at feeding the batsmen. Give Irfan Pathan the confidence and a hope that they still keep him in the mind. I haven't seen any Indian fast bowler other that Zaheer better than Irfan.

  • on May 11, 2014, 23:05 GMT

    its new challanging for our new captain to handle the situation in other country as a captain in first time.....but i think it may be Suresh Raina is the best option for this

  • Albert_cambell on May 11, 2014, 22:36 GMT

    Nice to see two equally matches teams taking on each other. This series will be as entertaining as the Ashes series.India have been relying too much on Dhoni and Kohli since the post Sachin era.But knowing the fact that both are unavailable, i expect India to suffer a 3-0 Whitewash from Bangladesh.

  • Captainman on May 11, 2014, 21:34 GMT

    Battle of minnows. Whoever wins the toss really of the 2 teams should pretty much win it due to both teams poor bowling attack otherwise a full strength Indian side is bit too much for Bangladesh.

  • on May 11, 2014, 21:30 GMT

    Totally useless tour. Give the players some rest or maybe send them early to England to get acclimatized to he conditions. I don't see the point of this tour.

  • Herath-UK on May 11, 2014, 21:23 GMT

    Some crumbs to BD for cowering to BCCI pressure at the ICC meeting. However another 3 nil thrash what BD gets in return, another humiliation in waiting on their asking! On the other hand no Dhoni, no Kholi, like playing an associate team!

  • on May 11, 2014, 21:14 GMT

    India can send a second 11 and beat Bangladesh any time. Even Trinidad and Tobago can send their best 11 and beat Bangladesh. My point Bangladesh should play club cricket and improved before looking to get international Match. .

  • sapnil2000 on May 11, 2014, 20:30 GMT

    kohli and dhoni both are in off form, so its good for india

  • on May 11, 2014, 20:14 GMT

    Well Its The Best Time To Try Out Players Like Pujara, Sandeep Sharma.. I Would prefer resting rohit sharma and Ashwin as well.. also Players like Irfan, Yuvraj, Gauti, Viru Should Be Given a Chance In The Short Series To Figure out the squad for Next year's World CUP!

  • on May 11, 2014, 20:09 GMT

    intersting that Kohli or Ms wont be there maybe the others will step up for once or maybe give a chance to new batsman SN Khan, S Samson anyone

  • on May 11, 2014, 19:59 GMT

    The mind boggles on why BCCI agrees to such tours like this to Bangladesh ? We have biggest tour to England, time to get payback for last time when they humiliated India. Why cant BCCI send a decent A Squad to England for a few weeks ie June 1st-21st. You may ask why ? would be good to acclimatise to English conditions incase Team India need any back up players for the tour. There was a time when u19s and A team use to tour regular and Indian players used to come. It helped them alot especially Z Khan and Kumble when they came over many years ago.

  • Harizs on May 11, 2014, 19:58 GMT

    For God sake please select Robin Uthappa as opener .not dhawan or rohit...robin n gautam are doing so weell as openers..

  • on May 11, 2014, 19:52 GMT

    Yuvraj should be in 15 man squad. the result of keeping your main batsman out of 11, we have recently seen in the final of WC2014 which resulted a great downfall in prestige of Y Singh. He still is the best hitter for India and a strong backbone of Indian batting middle order. The best line for him are written in his profile at Cricinfo:" When all is well with Yuvraj Singh, he hits the ball as clean and long as it has ever been hit. When all is not well, he looks so awkward you forget he can hit the ball clean and long." . It was really painful watching him batting like Mc grath and listening critics from people. But I had no reply. Great to see him back.

  • on May 11, 2014, 19:48 GMT

    It's going to be Rohit, no question.

  • on May 11, 2014, 19:46 GMT

    This is madness, after all overseas losses BCCI doesn't care for rest for players, What good will this tour will bring for players whom should be taking rest or focusing on upcoming England series. England tour will so difficult for indian players especially after IPL, all batting techniques will be gone, where as England has already started playing first class cricket and getting ready for Srilanka series. I can't c Rohit leading India, He is waste in original team forget captaincy

  • on May 11, 2014, 19:41 GMT

    R.Ashwin is a very clever bowler and will be good choice for Leading the side.Chances of Ash leading the side is very less though

  • bangla_slog on May 11, 2014, 19:35 GMT

    India will risk losing some of the games if they tour without Virat Kohli. He was the only difference between the two teams in the past matches. Bangladesh has a terrible pace attack, that's why Virat Kohli hardly got out against Bangladesh. This is going to be very interesting. :)

  • ramz30380 on May 11, 2014, 19:33 GMT

    I think trying out Ashwin will be good - just to see how it goes - He is an agressive guy and an on-the-feet thinker. With Rohit not doing so well as the MI captain, it may not be the right time for him to fit into the role! Making Ashwin the captain will be a complete out of the box thinking - for all tht we know, it mite work!

  • K.A.Virk on May 11, 2014, 19:27 GMT

    Good Move by team INDIA,BD will definitely benefit from it

  • aeroboy.ae on May 11, 2014, 19:20 GMT

    India will be BANGLAWASHED bt the tigers :)

  • British_North_America on May 11, 2014, 19:14 GMT

    Without both of them, India will be in trouble.

  • Nadeem1976 on May 11, 2014, 19:10 GMT

    good for Bangladesh that they will play against India. Let's hope BD wins at least one match.

  • on May 11, 2014, 19:10 GMT

    I don't understand how they are allowed to play IPL and given permission for rest during an International Series.

  • on May 11, 2014, 19:09 GMT

    very good move to rest MSD and Kohli. Time to find out if others can lead the way or not or are we too heavily dependent on MSD and Kohli.

  • on May 11, 2014, 19:05 GMT

    Ashwin should be made the captain. Besides his performances as an all-rounder he is a very good tactician. The match is happening in Bangladesh which is spinner friendly so surely Ashwin would not have bad performances with the ball. This is the best chance to try out a new captain.

    We cannot have only one option in Kohli after Dhoni. May be Ashwin can be opted for limited over side and Kohli for test side would be good. Though he has good captaincy skills Rohit will never be a consistent performer. So he shouldn't captain the side.

    May be Raina could be brought back into the side and appointed as the captain. And also could be tried at no.3. But he won't be a consistent performer either.

  • chinnu_rocking231 on May 11, 2014, 18:58 GMT

    y Gamnbhir can be called up and made as captain... try new players too Gambhir(c) sikhar rayudu rohit sanjusamson/DK uttapa raina/yuvi/binny jaddu ash bhuvi umesh varun/ishwar mishra ....

  • Cpt.Meanster on May 11, 2014, 18:53 GMT

    After all the intensity of the IPL, this tour will be a waste of time. If India wants to tour Bangladesh, it must be a proper series with a few test matches, some ODIs and a couple of T20s. Obviously, BD were forced to accept the new Big 3 proposal on the grounds that the Big 3 would tour them for something at least. This is the first move by India with Australia and England likely to arrange similar mini trips in the near future. Since it's ONLY going to be a 3 ODI affair, some new Indian players should be tried out. Sanju Samson (RR), Vijay Zol (RCB), Kedar Jadhav (DD), Karn Sharma (SRH), Yuzvender Chahal (RCB), Baba Aparajith (CSK) are some names.

  • on May 11, 2014, 18:50 GMT

    mere gap fillers something bcci will never learn INdia has a long away campaign players need some rest and timeout.What would a tired depleted squad do overseas without rest

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  • on May 11, 2014, 18:50 GMT

    mere gap fillers something bcci will never learn INdia has a long away campaign players need some rest and timeout.What would a tired depleted squad do overseas without rest

  • Cpt.Meanster on May 11, 2014, 18:53 GMT

    After all the intensity of the IPL, this tour will be a waste of time. If India wants to tour Bangladesh, it must be a proper series with a few test matches, some ODIs and a couple of T20s. Obviously, BD were forced to accept the new Big 3 proposal on the grounds that the Big 3 would tour them for something at least. This is the first move by India with Australia and England likely to arrange similar mini trips in the near future. Since it's ONLY going to be a 3 ODI affair, some new Indian players should be tried out. Sanju Samson (RR), Vijay Zol (RCB), Kedar Jadhav (DD), Karn Sharma (SRH), Yuzvender Chahal (RCB), Baba Aparajith (CSK) are some names.

  • chinnu_rocking231 on May 11, 2014, 18:58 GMT

    y Gamnbhir can be called up and made as captain... try new players too Gambhir(c) sikhar rayudu rohit sanjusamson/DK uttapa raina/yuvi/binny jaddu ash bhuvi umesh varun/ishwar mishra ....

  • on May 11, 2014, 19:05 GMT

    Ashwin should be made the captain. Besides his performances as an all-rounder he is a very good tactician. The match is happening in Bangladesh which is spinner friendly so surely Ashwin would not have bad performances with the ball. This is the best chance to try out a new captain.

    We cannot have only one option in Kohli after Dhoni. May be Ashwin can be opted for limited over side and Kohli for test side would be good. Though he has good captaincy skills Rohit will never be a consistent performer. So he shouldn't captain the side.

    May be Raina could be brought back into the side and appointed as the captain. And also could be tried at no.3. But he won't be a consistent performer either.

  • on May 11, 2014, 19:09 GMT

    very good move to rest MSD and Kohli. Time to find out if others can lead the way or not or are we too heavily dependent on MSD and Kohli.

  • on May 11, 2014, 19:10 GMT

    I don't understand how they are allowed to play IPL and given permission for rest during an International Series.

  • Nadeem1976 on May 11, 2014, 19:10 GMT

    good for Bangladesh that they will play against India. Let's hope BD wins at least one match.

  • British_North_America on May 11, 2014, 19:14 GMT

    Without both of them, India will be in trouble.

  • aeroboy.ae on May 11, 2014, 19:20 GMT

    India will be BANGLAWASHED bt the tigers :)

  • K.A.Virk on May 11, 2014, 19:27 GMT

    Good Move by team INDIA,BD will definitely benefit from it