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India squads for England, Bangladesh to be picked

Amol Karhadkar

May 28, 2014

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Robin Uthappa punches one down the ground, Kolkata Knight Riders v Chennai Super Kings, IPL 2014, Kolkata, May 20, 2014
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The first big selection meeting of the season will be held on Wednesday when Sandeep Patil's men pick India's squads for the five-Test series in England and the preceding three ODIs in Bangladesh.

While it is being perceived that it would be too early to pick the Test squad for the tour that starts on June 26, the BCCI is taking precaution since visas for United Kingdom tend to get delayed at times.

When it comes to the Test squad, the selectors will be in a quandary over whether to pick 16 or 17 members. While the top seven in the batting line-up that featured in the previous Test series against New Zealand are assured of their places, the selectors will have to ponder over whether to go for Gautam Gambhir or Robin Uthappa as the reserve opener.

While Gambhir has experience on his side, Uthappa has followed up a fruitful domestic season with a consistent outing in the IPL at the top of the order. Besides, Uthappa also lends the option of being a back-up wicketkeeper, something that may come in handy on a long tour. Ambati Rayudu is likely to be persisted with as the reserve batsman.

As for the bowling line-up, Zaheer Khan - fitness permitting - and Mohammed Shami are set to lead the attack. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Varun Aaron and Mohit Sharma will be vying for the remaining three or four pace-bowling positions. While R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja are sure to lead the spin attack, it remains to be seen if the selectors go for a reserve slow bowler or a specialist back-up keeper to complete the squad.

The biggest talking point for the Bangladesh ODI series, to be held from June 15 to 19, is about who will be put in charge of the team. With MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli both likely to be rested ahead of a gruelling season that would culminate with the 2015 World Cup, Rohit Sharma and Ashwin are frontrunners for the captain's post.

It has to be seen if the selectors prefer Uthappa, the leading run-getter this IPL season, as Kohli's replacement or go for either Suresh Raina or Yuvraj Singh, both of whom have lost their place in the ODI side but have shown glimpses of form in the IPL. When it comes to Dhoni's replacement, Wriddhiman Saha, who has been waiting in the wings, and Sanju Samson, the Kerala keeper-batsman who has shown potential in the Ranji Trophy and the IPL, are the main contenders.

Amol Karhadkar is a correspondent at ESPNcricinfo

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Posted by   on (May 31, 2014, 10:05 GMT)

Shewag deserve a chance howcan you drop a class player like him When he start showing his sing of form

Posted by Gamshach on (May 28, 2014, 13:16 GMT)

For sure Sehwag and Gambhir should be there in the team for the test match and of course they may not fit for ODI but they will prove in the test .

They are well experienced batsmen and can get more scores on the scoreboard.

Posted by spot_on on (May 28, 2014, 11:54 GMT)

Drop Dhawan and win some series!

Posted by kiran2406 on (May 28, 2014, 11:48 GMT)

Drop rahane from ODI squad and consider uthappa in his position.. rahane has not promised a lot in ODI's but did wonderful job in test matches...

Posted by gopal.share on (May 28, 2014, 11:48 GMT)

Raina (C ), Uthappa, Rahane, Pujara, Rayudu, Manoj, Jadhav, Saha, Rasool, Akshar, Vinay, Umesh, Binny, Mohit, Mishra

Posted by CricketChat on (May 28, 2014, 11:47 GMT)

Uthappa (KKR) and Sandeep Sharma (Kings XI) deserve spots in the team after their stellar performances. If selected, they should be played, not made to sit on bench. Don't know why people think Zaheer Khan has any future with Ind side. He is done for good after latest injury saga. Ishant, who couldn't command a regular place even in a weak team like Sunrisers should be discarded for the time being. I don't think any Indian pace bowler was given as many chances as Ishant despite repeated failures. He will have to improve and prove his worth again through domestic grind just like Uthappa has done last couple of yrs.

Posted by   on (May 28, 2014, 11:27 GMT)

uthappa deserves a place in the squad fr bth the series.. nly worrying aspect s lack of bowlers to choose from for englnd series.. same old zak nd ishant wont do india ny gud..

Posted by Naresh28 on (May 28, 2014, 11:23 GMT)

No body wants to talk about MANOJ TIWARI who is a tried and tested Test player and was left out of late because of injury. He may not be suitable for ODI/T20 but to me is a surety for TESTS. The team could be strenghtened by including TIWARI/UTHAPPA at least in the 16/17 team selection.

Posted by Being_Bunty on (May 28, 2014, 11:16 GMT)

For Bangladesh Tour with Virat and Dhoni players like Rohit Sharma,R Ashwin and Bhuvi should also be rested as they are confirmed to play next WC and players like Samson, Rayudu, Uthappa who are waiting for their chance to play should be included, considering their recent form... Yuvi and Gouti also deserves another chance .

Posted by venbas on (May 28, 2014, 11:14 GMT)

Not able to understand the logic of putting Zak over Bhuvi as an automatic choice...Zak has already failed big time in SAF on seamer friendly conditions whilst Bhuvi has been making waves whether it is IPL or regular matches. Shami and Varun whilst good do not necessarily translate into bowlers who will terrorize the Opposition. Considering the woeful form of Ishant we have only Shami and Varun to support Bhuvi. I hope the selectors also try out players like Sandeep Sharma and Mohit Sharma for their sheer consistency and ability to be accurate/take wickets in ODIs. And please please get Pujara into the ODI team. He would be the first person in my team to handle the quicks in English/SAF/Australian conditions.

Posted by Abdul06 on (May 28, 2014, 11:11 GMT)

England tour Squad: 1) shewag, 2) Gambir, 3) Pujara, 4) Kohli, 5) Rohit, 6) Dhoni, 7) Jadeja, 8) Harbhajan, 9) Shami 10)Buvi 11)Aaron and Mishra,Umesh, Rayudu, D.Karthik.

Harbhjan has good economy then all other indian player in IPL T20.

Shewag/ gambir pair is lloking stronger than others... at now both has proficiency in their game...

Posted by jasskh on (May 28, 2014, 11:11 GMT)

my squad for bang tour shewag(capt), gambhir, uthappa, sampson, tiwary, yuvraj,rahane,y pathan, harbhajan, s sharma, v aaron, y chahal, k sharma, a dinda, squad for the england series shewag, gambhir, pujara, kohli, rahane, r sharma, dhoni (capt), jadeja, ashwin, m. shami, b.kumar, u yadav, sampson, uthappa, k nair, k jadav, i sharma, r dhawan

Posted by cvenka on (May 28, 2014, 11:10 GMT)

It will be a retrogressive step if gambhir or shewag are selected. They had their chances. It is time to nurture new talents. Though the same can said about uthappa, his consistancy and wicket keeping will be an asset if selected

Posted by faizal26 on (May 28, 2014, 10:57 GMT)

Uthappa and Rohit Sharma should be the openers in ODI series. Dhawan is completely out of touch for a long time now. I would prefer a line up of 1) Uthappa 2) Rohit 3) Samson 4) Yuvraj 5) Raina 6) Yusuf (if he performs well today too)/ Karun Nair (is in brilliant form) 7) Jadeja 8) Ashwin 9) Bhuvi 10) Umesh Yadav 11) Shami... Other squad members Varun Aaron, Rahane, Rayudu, Piyush Chawla/Sandeep Sharma

For tests: 1) Gambhir 2) Vijay/Dhawan (both are in poor form) 3) Pujara 4) Kohli 5) Rohit 6) Rahane 7) MS 8) Jadeja 9) Shami 10) Bhuvi 11) Zaheer (if fit)/ Umesh Yadav... Other squad members Ashwin, Uthappa, Vijay/Dhawan, Rayudu, Tambe

Posted by BoyaniA on (May 28, 2014, 10:47 GMT)

I just pray and hope Murali Vijay doesn't get the chance. With World Cup in OZ in view. Pujara needs to be added in ODI Team. He can handle the short stuff better than Rohit Sharma who has been very unconsistent. Uthappa needs to be play extremely well if a chance is given.

Posted by Haleos on (May 28, 2014, 10:45 GMT)

pick akshar patel instead of ashwin for the limited overs. ashwin needs to work in domestivc limited overs.

Posted by Haleos on (May 28, 2014, 10:41 GMT)

Ashwin as ODI captain?????? He should not be a part of limited overs.

Posted by A.Ak on (May 28, 2014, 10:39 GMT)

IPL is a T20 game. When would people learn not to consider IPL form in to ODIs and Tests?.

Posted by Haleos on (May 28, 2014, 10:38 GMT)

Viru over overrated Vijayi anyday.

Posted by   on (May 28, 2014, 10:09 GMT)

piyush chawla should be in odi squad

Posted by m.m.masuk on (May 28, 2014, 10:07 GMT)

I mean, India pick out a strong squad for Bangladesh tour in next month. There will be considered experience cricketers who are expert in Bangladeshi conditions.

Posted by Siddhesh31 on (May 28, 2014, 10:03 GMT)

For Bangladesh : 1. Uthappa 2. Dhawan 3. Vohra 4. Rohit 5. Yuvi 6. Samson 7. Jadeja 8. Ashwin 9. Sandeep Sharma 10. Aaron 11. Bhuvi Reserves : Mishra Mohit Rahane

For Tests : 1. Dhawan 2. Uthappa 3. Pujara 4. Kohli 5. Rohit 6. Rahane 7. Dhoni 8. Jadeja/Ashwin/Mishra 9. Bhuvi 10. Aaron 11. Shami/Umesh

I would prefer Mishra over Ashwin & Jadeja for tests ..

Posted by vkias on (May 28, 2014, 9:58 GMT)

@ramli.....performance in IPL alone is not a benchmark to get a place in Indian team....uthappa performed well in domestic season as well....players like karthik, raina, yuvi, rohit getting lot of chances in spite of their failure, so there is nothing wrong in giving a chance to uthappa prove himself....

im not taking BD tour into account.....keeping in a view of long tour of England, BCCI should go with completely new team...even we can whitewash BD easily with this team

Posted by vikumsd007 on (May 28, 2014, 9:56 GMT)

Uthappa is a must for WC 2015 so he needs some international game time so he needs to go to Bangladesh,England &Australia and the West Indies home series and Gambhir needs to be in there For Bangladesh along with Uthappa and Dhawan and he should play at 3 then the selectors should decide on which of the openers have to play.Samson should play in Bangladesh as he has to prove himself and One of yuvi and Raina is a must for the foreign tours and World Cup as they can take up the role of a sixth bowler.The three pacers should be Bhuvi,Shami,Aaron Playing XI for Bangaldesh :- Dhawan,Uthappa,Gambhir,Rohit,Yuvraj/Raina,Samson,Jadeja,Ashwin,Bhuvi,Shami,Aaron

Posted by   on (May 28, 2014, 9:51 GMT)

My squards for the England tour 1)Virendra sehwage 2)\Robin Uthappa3)Virat Kohli 4)Suresh Raina5)Yuvraj Singh 6)M S Dhoni (WK)[Captain]i7)R Jadeja8)R Aswini9)B kumar10)M sami11)sandeep sharma Extra :- 1)sanju samsam 2)Rohit Sharma 3)A Rahane 4)Mohit Sharma 5)G Gambhir

Posted by Shyba on (May 28, 2014, 9:43 GMT)

My squad for Bangladesh tour: gambhir, uthapa, samson, yuvraj, raina d kartik, s binny, h sing, misra, shami, b kumar, I pandey, k nair, p thambe,k jadhav

Posted by Dalena on (May 28, 2014, 9:42 GMT)

V. Sehwag should get a chance .. he has played better than gambhir..hope he gets one chance

Posted by vishak812 on (May 28, 2014, 9:40 GMT)

Praveen Kumar Can be considered.. He can swing the ball...

My Squad For Bangladesh Tour Is

1.R.Uthappa 2.P.Patel 3.C.Pujara 4.R.Sharma 5.Yuvraj Singh 6.S.Raina 7.R.Ashwin 8.R.Jadeja 9.P.Kumar 10.B.Kumar 11.M.Sharma

Posted by   on (May 28, 2014, 9:31 GMT)

It seems most of us have forgotten Vinaykumar performance in domestic tournaments, he should be selected at least for Test matches against. We should not judge players performance only from IPL, have to count the domestic tournaments for selecting the Indian team.

Posted by riwick on (May 28, 2014, 9:28 GMT)

Anybody who performs on Indian pitches has to be sent to England/South Africa/Australia on A tours and should only be selected if he performs there too. Uthappa was a big flop in UAE leg of this IPL which only moderately assisted fast bowlers. He should be tried on fast pitches before he can be taken up for selection

Posted by wapuser on (May 28, 2014, 9:25 GMT)

My favorite player yuvi join to the indian team.. the great match winner. .

Posted by Yasassri on (May 28, 2014, 9:22 GMT)

'Manan Vohra' automatically choice for Bangladesh tour. great prospect. 'Yuvraj Singh' can lead India in Bangladesh and also contributed well to win World Cup 2011.

Posted by vkias on (May 28, 2014, 9:20 GMT)

@ramli.....performance in IPL alone is not a benchmark to get a place in Indian team....uthappa performed well in domestic season as well....players like karthik, raina, yuvi, rohit getting lot of chances in spite of their failure, so there is nothing wrong in giving a chance to uthappa prove himself....

im not taking BD tour into account.....keeping in a view of long tour of England, BCCI should go with completely new team...even we can whitewash BD easily with this team

Posted by SamWintson92 on (May 28, 2014, 9:15 GMT)

SANJU SAMSON SHOULD BE PICKED AGAINST BANGLADESH.

MY 15 for BAN ODIs: 1 Rohit (C) 2 Dhawan 3 Gambhir 4 Rahane 5 Yuvraj 6 Samson (WK) 7 Jadeja 8 Ashwin 9 Mishra 10 Shami 11 Bhuvneshwar. 12 Aaron 13 Mohit 14 Uthappa 15 Sehwag.

Posted by champion_india786 on (May 28, 2014, 9:12 GMT)

For Bangladesh tour: 1. Uthappa 2. Vohra 3. Rohit (c) 4. Samson 5. Raina 6. Rayudu 7. Jadeja 8. P Chawla 9. Sandeep 10. Aaron 11. Mohit. The regulars such as MSD, Kohli, Dhawan, Bhuvi, Shami and Ashwin should be rested after a vigourous IPL and upcoming ENG tour:

For England tests: 1. Dhawan 2. Rahane 3. Pujara 4. Kohli 5. Rohit 6. MSD 7. Irfan Pathan 8. Ashwin 9. Bhuvi 10. Shami 11. Aaron with Mohit, Jadeja, Saha, Rishi Dhawan and Robin as reserves.

Posted by   on (May 28, 2014, 9:08 GMT)

@naveen_next not sure about vijay but I am sure dhawan will do in eng and australia . also in WC 2015.

Posted by OBIE on (May 28, 2014, 9:07 GMT)

My Squad would be: Sehwag, Gambir, Dhawan, Rohit, Raina (C), Uthappa, Saha, Yuvraj, Jadeja, Tambe, Mishra, Umesh, Aaron, Bhuvi, , Sandeep Sharma.

Posted by   on (May 28, 2014, 9:07 GMT)

@nxt dhawan is trustable not sure about vijay. dhawan is maturing and do well surely in eng and aus and WC 2015

Posted by greatAakash on (May 28, 2014, 9:03 GMT)

i think viru is the best test batsman india ever had after gavaskar so viru should be considered in both test and odi squad.....

Posted by   on (May 28, 2014, 8:59 GMT)

Gambhir barely plays good for kkr perhaps 2 in 12 matches. Gambhir should forget his international career and just work harder for domestic seasons and IPL.

Posted by naveen_next on (May 28, 2014, 8:52 GMT)

we cannot trust Dhawan & Vijay on England pitches..need to try with Uthappa,. England Test Squad should be Gambir, Uthappa, Pujara, Virat, Rahane, Rohit/fastBowler, Dhoni, Jadeja/fastBowler, Ashwin, Bhuvi, Shami.... if its seaming condition, then take one more fast bowler in place of Rohit/Jadeja

Posted by   on (May 28, 2014, 8:43 GMT)

Tambe should be in Bangladesh squad that man has deserved to be in at least that series. Utthapa for only Bangladesh tours and subcontinentals. He will fail in nz AUS and england. Gambhir dosent deserve place in odi or tests. he barely plays good for kkr.

Posted by kartcric on (May 28, 2014, 8:36 GMT)

@ramli.Nobody will select robin just based on ipl form.He had a really good ranji trophy,an astonishing vijay hazare where he had avg of over 70 and now this ipl.Just say his hard work and dedication is paying off

Posted by   on (May 28, 2014, 8:35 GMT)

if gambhir is picked, he could lead the side

Posted by ramli on (May 28, 2014, 8:10 GMT)

Adding RU into the team based on his sheer late-IPL success comes with great risk!! No teams will be kind to give him 2 reprieves every match for him to score a fifty each time!!! Good luck to him???

Posted by CricketMaan on (May 28, 2014, 8:10 GMT)

A lot of fans clamouring for Uttapa as wkt.keeper, note he does not keep wickets in 50 overs even for his state and its very different from 20 overs. Although he has certainly deserves another shot at opening in ODIs. His sucess so far is on sub.continental pitches so a challenge ahead for him on bouncy track. I also see a lot fans asking Ashwin to be dropped. I cant see that happening as MSD has a lot faith in both Jaddu and Ashwin as spinners in WC15. Aaron and Umesh could be a good pick, but both are still inconsistent and hopefully they will rectify that before WC. My pick assuming Rohit will lead and Raina his deputy..Uttappa, Dhawan, Rohit, Yuvi, Raina, Jadeja, Saha/DK, Ashwin, Bhuvi, Aaron, Umesh/Ishant/Ishwar/Mohit..I feel its too early to rush Sanju, Sandeep to national colors, rather let them play the emerging tour in Australia and gain more exprience against tougher opponents and prove there ability.

Posted by imwhoim on (May 28, 2014, 8:09 GMT)

My XI: For Bangla: 1.Dhawan 2.Uthappa 3.Raina 4.Rohit 5.Rahane 6.Yuvi 7.Jaddu 8.Ashwin 9.Bhuvi 10.Umesh 11.Shami 12.Gambhir 13.Rayudu 14.Varu Aron 15.Mohit Sharma 16.Sandeep Sharma

For England Test: 1.Dhawan 2.Rahane 3.Pujara 4.Kohli 5.Rohit 6.Gambhir 7.Dhoni 8.Ashwin 9.Bhuvi 10.Ishanth 11.Umesh 12.Jaddu 13.Aron 14.Samson 15.Md Shami 16.Ishwar Pandey

Posted by ramli on (May 28, 2014, 8:07 GMT)

@Rohitrajput ... so VS is your captian ... after having done practically nothing in any circuit but just showing off in miniscule matches in IPL ... how uncharitable leave alone being ungrateful one can be to MSD than you?

Posted by ziazai on (May 28, 2014, 7:55 GMT)

Indians are home's lion, we have seen in past therefore expect whitewash is unfair. I hope they should do it.

Posted by   on (May 28, 2014, 7:55 GMT)

Would thinknit best if Raina or Yuvi plays, with Uthappa as the Keeper. it might be heavy on him, but he has done really well. Besides, that way, we have another spot open for either Yuvi & Raina and strengthen the middle order with both of the playing. Buvi is should easily be the obvious choice amongst the rest of the bowlers.

Posted by Rohit... on (May 28, 2014, 7:51 GMT)

Gambhir ate No. 3 & Utthapa as keeper... Bhuvi and Mohit to lead the bowling attack.

Posted by naveen_next on (May 28, 2014, 7:50 GMT)

Uthappa & Gambir should replace Dhoni & Kohli fr Bangla tour..as Uthappa can keep the wicket...also these 2 can open the innings...

Posted by secondopinion on (May 28, 2014, 7:49 GMT)

Time to look beyond Gambhir, Yuvi and even Zaheer. There are solid new players, like Pujara, Uthappa and Bhuvi. He has been the outstanding bowler in the IPL. Stand-in wicket-keeper must be a specialist for a test series, like Saha or Samson. Mohit Sharma, Ishwar Pandey are better than Ishant Sharma who has one good match and then 5 indifferent ones.

Posted by Raju2009 on (May 28, 2014, 7:35 GMT)

Add Virat Kohli to My squad of England, missed him...

Posted by rohitrajput on (May 28, 2014, 7:31 GMT)

Rohit's time will be:- 1 Robin Uthappa (K), 2 V Shewag(C), 3 Kohli, 4 Yuvraj, 5 S Raina, 6 Rayudu, 7 R Jadeja, 8 Ashwin, 9 Bhuvaneshwar K,10 Mohammad Shami, 11 Mohit Sharma.

if this team comes as playing eleven and represents india teram in any condition with any team facing...it will be a win for india for sure...

Great to see uthappa in form and a leading run scorer in IPL league, i was waiting for him to play in India team from coupal of years...wish u the best mate...thanks.

Posted by ravs2627 on (May 28, 2014, 7:30 GMT)

Gambhir should be given a chance in 5 test series of England. I definitely believe he has the caliber

And my team would be bangladeh 1)gambhir 2) Uttapa 3) Ajinkya rahane 4) Rohit Sharma 5) Yuvi 6) Raina 7) Jadeja 8) Ashwin 9) Bhuvi 10) Shami 11) Umesh yadav

England Test Squad 1)gambhir 2) pujara 3) Ajinkya rahane 4) Rohit Sharma 5) kohli 6)dhoni 7) Jadeja 8) ohja 9) Bhuvi 10) Shami 11) Umesh yadav

England ODI 1)gambhir 2) yuvi/raina 3) Ajinkya rahane 4) Rohit Sharma 5) kohli 6)dhoni 7) Jadeja 8) ohja 9) Bhuvi 10) Shami 11) Umesh yadav

Posted by RAJEESHKUMAR on (May 28, 2014, 7:30 GMT)

Just want to see tambe in for bangladesh tour. He deserves it.

Posted by Naresh28 on (May 28, 2014, 7:28 GMT)

Tall batsman like Uthappa and Tiwari are needed on overseas tracks. Their height makes them play high bounce better.

Posted by murali_k_meda on (May 28, 2014, 7:28 GMT)

Indian team should required 1 or 2 all-rounders in the middle of the game like anderson.

Posted by Naresh28 on (May 28, 2014, 7:25 GMT)

UTHAPPA definitely for a spot. For me Manoj Tiwari should get a lookin - especially in TESTS. An easy task choosing a backup WKY - there is so much talent, but i think Uthappa could always double up as one. Both Yusaf Pathan and Yuvi should make the ODI teams. I would go in with Ajinka Rahane as the other opener. In bowling its time to bring back Praveen Kumar(a great talent) The leader of the pace attack is not there - who will stand up?

Posted by Raju2009 on (May 28, 2014, 7:18 GMT)

My Squad for Bangladesh 1. Robin 2. Karun Nair 3. Ambati 4. Yuvraj 5. Wriddhiman 6. Rohit 7. Jadeja 8. Bhuvi 9. Ashwin 10. Md. Shami 11. Ishwar Pandey 12. Varun Aron 13. Sanju Samson 14. Harbhajan Singh 15. Yusuf Pathan 16. Rishi Dhawan

For England 1. Gautam Gambhir 2. Robin Uthappa 3. Shikhar Dhawan 4. Yuvraj Singh 5. Rohit Sharma 6. MSD 7. Jaddu 8. Ashwin 9. Bhajji 10. Bhuvi 11. Shami 12. Umesh 13. Ishwar 14. Wridhhiman 15. Ishant 16. Sandeep Sharma 17. Pravin Tambe

Posted by Raju2009 on (May 28, 2014, 7:15 GMT)

My Squad for Bangladesh 1. Robin 2. Karun Nair 3. Ambati 4. Yuvraj 5. Wriddhiman 6. Rohit 7. Jadeja 8. Bhuvi 9. Ashwin 10. Md. Shami 11. Ishwar Pandey 12. Varun Aron 13. Sanju Samson 14. Harbhajan Singh 15. Yusuf Pathan 16. Rishi Dhawan

For England 1. Gautam Gambhir 2. Robin Uthappa 3. Shikhar Dhawan 4. Yuvraj Singh 5. Rohit Sharma 6. MSD 7. Jaddu 8. Ashwin 9. Bhajji 10. Bhuvi 11. Shami 12. Umesh 13. Ishwar 14. Wridhhiman 15. Ishant 16. Sandeep Sharma 17. Pravin Tambe

Posted by sammysam on (May 28, 2014, 7:14 GMT)

If India send Ashwin and Jadeja as the specialist spinners count on another 5-0 whitewashing for India. For India to win test matches abroad, they must pick LEG spinners especially in Eng and Aus.

Posted by   on (May 28, 2014, 7:11 GMT)

Playing XI for Bangladesh:uthappa,rahane/dhawan,rohit,Raina,Yuvi(c),sanju,ASHWIN,jadeja,bhuvi,p.Kumar,umesh yadav.Substitutes I.pathan,vohra/M pandey,I pandey,Shami.

Posted by Uday1409 on (May 28, 2014, 7:10 GMT)

IPL form shouldn't be considered for picking the squads..Test Cricket is a different bll game....One or two good hits will not put the bolwer under pressure...As pointed out by someone Rishi Dhawan was asked to bowl in the middle overs where he cannot bowl 135+Kph if the keeper stands up to the stumps..Shami was taken apart but he bowled lot of good bowls which were taken edges gone fr boundaries..

Posted by   on (May 28, 2014, 7:01 GMT)

My selection for Bangladesh tour squad:1.uthappa 2.Dhawan 3.Rohit(c) 4.RAINA 5.Yuvi 6.Rahane 7.jadeja 8.ASHWIN9.Praveen Kumar 10.Bhuvi 11.SHAMI 12.Sanju 13.I pathan 14.Umesh yadav 15.Bumrah First XI should be playingXI.Use four bowlers in Bangladesh matches because we can see who bowls best.In England test squad Dhoni,kohli,pujara,rahane,vijay in place of sanju,Yuvi,dhawan etc.Give a chance to Praveen Kumar an IRFAN pathan in England tours for Odi an test matches.

Posted by ROHIT69K on (May 28, 2014, 7:00 GMT)

Ban-Uthappa,Sehwag,Samson(wk),Rohit(c),Rayudu,N Ojha,Vohra,B Kumar,Akshar Patel,Sandeep S,Tambe,A Patel,KV Sharma,Rahane,Nair

Posted by zia2020 on (May 28, 2014, 6:59 GMT)

1. Robin 2. Sehwag(captain) 3. Raina 4. Rohit 5. Yuvraj 6. Sanju 7. Jadeja 8. Chahal 9. Bhuvanesh 10. Shami 11. Umesh yadav. This is the best team for Bangladesh.

Posted by Chennai_Cricket on (May 28, 2014, 6:57 GMT)

Bangladesh team not in good form, Even CSK can beat bangladesh

Posted by black_bird on (May 28, 2014, 6:49 GMT)

Why not send your u-19 team and whitewash the minnow?. If hong kong can do it, why not your u-19 team?. V. kohli is missing 3 centuries. I am not sure, why he is being rested.

Posted by twistatwistaa on (May 28, 2014, 6:48 GMT)

1 ajinkya rahane 2 shikhar dhawan 3 kohli 4 karun nair or rahul 5 msd 6 kedar jhadav 7 jadeja 8 ashwin 9 zahir khan 10 bhuneshwar kumar 11 mohmaed shami

Posted by AshwinMS on (May 28, 2014, 6:41 GMT)

Let Uthappa enter as a batsman.He's not a specialist wicket keeper.Sanju or Saha should be picked as keeper.I like Sanju to be in the team.But still,Saha has been waiting for an opportunity for a long time.He's an amazing wicket keeper.

Posted by kartcric on (May 28, 2014, 6:29 GMT)

I would be very happy if praveen kumar goes to england.He was our best bowler when we went to england in 2011.He swung the ball like how spinners turn it square in india.Also his international stats are too good to be ignored

Posted by   on (May 28, 2014, 6:23 GMT)

Ban tour-gambhir(c),uthappa,samson(wk),vohra,karun,raina,jadeja,ashwin,umesh,aaron,shami,bhuvi,Yuvi,yusuf,irfan n for England tour-ghambir,uthappa,pujara,kholi,rahane,sehwag,dhoni,ashwin,shami,umesh,aaron,bhuvi,zaheer,sikhar,lokesh R,Jadeja,irfan pathan

Posted by Rajakottaram on (May 28, 2014, 6:23 GMT)

For Bangladesh tour my selection is 1.Uthappa,2.Shewag,3. Samson,4.Tare,5. Rohit (C),6. Raina,7. Jadeja,8. Ashwin, 9.Bhuvi,10. Mohit,11. Shami,12. Rahane,13. Rayudu,14. Varun,15. Mishra

Posted by latecut_04 on (May 28, 2014, 6:18 GMT)

Ashwin and jadeja set to lead spin 'attack'????what nonsense..they ended up NOT having any spin in NZ and SA.Amit Moihra and Jadeja should be included with Aswin to play only in ODIs.Also Dhoni is no test class wicketkeeper.Dinesh Kartik should be the test WK with Sanju Samson being his understudy, the lad is a magnificent prospect and if groomed well can finally be India's answer to the long long wait for a WK-batsman.Ofcourse none of these is going to happen.Indian fans be ready for a 0-5...sigh!!!

Posted by kartcric on (May 28, 2014, 6:13 GMT)

@kksubbu.If you ask me who should go to england out of samson,nair and rahul it should be rahul.He was the second highest run scorer in the ranji trophy and other than that i think he was the man of the series in the ACC emerging u-23 cup.Kedar jadhav should definetely go.

Posted by Prans1997 on (May 28, 2014, 6:09 GMT)

Please get rid of the useless rohit sharma from all formats . He is fit only for ipl. Hehas never performed for Iindia except against mediocre west indies and in that series against aus where even faulkner scored

Posted by wapuser on (May 28, 2014, 6:07 GMT)

dnt forget damp wickets,,,overcast conditions ,,,cool breze ,,,plus past shameful records,,,msd shud pick varon arun along wid zak,,,,ashwin nd ishant shud nt b picked ,,,

Posted by Chennai_Cricket on (May 28, 2014, 6:03 GMT)

1. Robin 2. Sehwag 3. Raina 4. Rohit 5. Yuvraj 6. Sanju 7. Jadeja 8. Chahal 9. Bhuvanesh 10. Shami 11. Umesh yadav. This is the best team for Bangladesh.

Yadav is good death bowler, Bhuvanesh good swing bowler and chahal (leg spin), Jadeja (left arm spin), raina (offbreak). This will give variety of bowling attack

Posted by kartcric on (May 28, 2014, 6:02 GMT)

@Kksubbu.Rishi dhawan should not make it.He looks a bits and pieces cricketer.I dont know how he got 49 wickets in the ranji trophy.He only bowls at just 125kph and doesnt swing the ball too.

Posted by jpjpjp59 on (May 28, 2014, 6:01 GMT)

uthappa should not be wicketkeeper as he is not a specialist wicketkeeper....

one should not forget the way d karthik lost the matches in asia cup just with his poor wicketkeeping ...

i dont think uthappa is a safe keeper behind the stumps as he keeps on fumbling for kkr every 2nd or 3rd match...

uthappa can be the opener cause he deserves it.....

Posted by Being_Bunty on (May 28, 2014, 6:00 GMT)

For Bangladesh Tour- 1.Uthappa,2.Dhawan,3. Samson,4.Yuvi,5. Rohit (C),6. Raina,7. Jadeja,8. Ashwin, 9.Bhuvi,10. Mohit,11. Shami,12. Rahane,13. Rayudu,14. Varun,15. Mishra

Posted by vishal_87 on (May 28, 2014, 5:56 GMT)

My team: 1. Uthappa 2. Gambhir (C) 3. Rahane 4. Samson 5. Rohit (VC) 6. Yuvraj 7. Jadeja 8. Ashwin 9. Bhuvi 10. Mohit Sharma 11. Shami 12. Rayudu 13. Raina 14. Harbhajan

Posted by nikhil102 on (May 28, 2014, 5:53 GMT)

im with you on that @steve92 because harbhajan is very economical and deserves a chance

Posted by kartcric on (May 28, 2014, 5:53 GMT)

@jpjpjp59.That 74 was just one innings.He needs to learn to convert his attractive starts to big ones.And his first class avg is only 43.3 which is only decent in india

Posted by kksubbu on (May 28, 2014, 5:50 GMT)

I am not against the selection of Karun Nair, Rahul & even Sanju. They are very young and need to get more exposure to domestic cricket (both formats). As they are in the range of 20-22 years old, they have plenty of time to acquire more skills. In the recent IPL, Karun did a decent job but struggled. Sanju gets 20s and 30s. But for match against MI, he did not score big. Rahul was not at all confident. He played like a kid, asking advice for each and every ball from big players like Warner etc. His misfielding and dropping of catches indicates that he needs to get more and more practice with fielding as well (though he is a part-time WK) besides batting.

Such youngsters should be given opportunity at the right time & NOT at a wrong time where they lack consistency. Otherwise they will be demotivated very badly.

Posted by Manishkk on (May 28, 2014, 5:43 GMT)

The selectors must consider Yusuf Pathan for the selection too. I am not saying this after his 22 ball 72 knock, but if you turn the pages and scroll down his form in the recently concluded Mushtaq Ali Trophy, you would see how he dominates bowlers of all standards and is likely to do it overseas too. However, i am unsure of his chance in the national team, given that Dhoni's favorites (Raina Jadeja, etc) are usually preferred. These favorites are the Jamai Raja of the Indian national cricket team. No matter you perform or not, Mr Dhoni will ensure you a place in the team. This ridiculous approach from Captain Cool takes a toll on the career of talented batsmen like Yusuf Pathan.

Posted by kksubbu on (May 28, 2014, 5:38 GMT)

Uthappa & Gambhir combination has worked very well. Their understanding on field is excellent. Selectors should cash it. They stand for both LONG & SHORT formats. Selections should not be totally based on IPL7 performances.

Having said that, My take on ODI team for B'Desh: Robin(WK1), Gambhir (C), Yuvraj, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Jadeja, Rahane, Sanju/W.Saha/Rayudu(WK2), Ashwin, Amit Mishra, B.Kumar, Varun Aaron, Mohd.Shami, 2 from [Sandeep Sharma/Rishi Dhawan /Ishwar Pandey].

England Tour (LONG Format): Robin, Gambhir , S.Dhawan, Rohit, MSD (C & WK1), Virat Kohli, Jadeja, Ashwin, Amit Mishra, B.Kumar, Ishant, Mohd.Shami, Umesh Yadhav, Rahane, Pujara, W.Saha/Rayudu

England Tour (Short Formats): Robin, Gambhir , S.Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj, Rahane, Suresh Raina, MSD (C & WK1), Virat Kohli, Jadeja, Ashwin, Amit Mishra, B.Kumar, Mohd.Shami, Umesh Yadhav/Varun Aaron, Sanju/W.Saha/Rayudu

Posted by sachin_equal_to_bradman on (May 28, 2014, 5:29 GMT)

@Steve92: Is Rohit sharma from CSK??? None had more chances in the history of more than 100 years of cricket!!!! Need anymore explanation? Don target MSD/CSK without knowing about the game!!!

Posted by kartcric on (May 28, 2014, 5:19 GMT)

@steve92@rohitshah07.Agree with you guys on bhajji.He had a wonderful ipl and were better than both ashwin and jadeja.Ojha should also go

Posted by yadabhi7 on (May 28, 2014, 5:16 GMT)

my Team :- S raina(C), R sharma(VC), robin uthapa, sanju samson, g gambhir, a rahane, a rayudu, shami mohammed, h singh, k sharma, r ashwin, m sharma, u yadav, m Vohra,M Pandey

Posted by sr8473 on (May 28, 2014, 5:15 GMT)

for bangladesh odi tour 1.robin uttapa (wk )2 shikar dhawan 3 . rohit sharma(c) 4.rahanae 4.yuvraj 5.bhuvi 6.shami 7.saha 8.vohra 9.ashwin.10.jadeja.11.varun aron.12.zaheer khan 13. awana

Posted by jpjpjp59 on (May 28, 2014, 5:13 GMT)

naman ojha is 30 years old.....he is definitly not a long term solution for wicketkeeper after dhoni.......so why not groom someone for the future who is young like samson 19 years old.....his 74 from 47 balls in the last match showed a lot of maturity while he saw his senior shane watson struggle to get going 8 from 18 balls.......samson averages 58.88 in this ranji season

Posted by Hemu57 on (May 28, 2014, 5:09 GMT)

I don't understand why Don't YUVII get a chance to lead the side, Yuvraj can be declared as a captain atleast for the Bangaladesh series.

Posted by rohitshah07 on (May 28, 2014, 5:05 GMT)

Shikhar Dhawan and Vijay both need to be axed! Rahane at the top, open with gambhir/sehwag. Also feel that Bhajji and Yuvi deserve national recall

Posted by Steve92 on (May 28, 2014, 5:03 GMT)

Don't forget about Harbajan Singh.He is a consistent bowler in all formats and have more experience to pick a wicket in other continent.Always MSD gave a chance to CSK players.England test series is a toughest one.Atleast pick Harbajan Singh as a substitute.

Posted by   on (May 28, 2014, 5:01 GMT)

sanju samson shud be picked for the odi squad ..

Posted by kartcric on (May 28, 2014, 5:00 GMT)

Time to select new openers for the test series. No vijay and dhawan.Then please dont select sanju samson.He scores attractive 20s and then gets out.Kl rahul should be selected.Time to give ojha a chance overseas.He has done incredibly well in india

Posted by   on (May 28, 2014, 4:59 GMT)

i don't know whom to pick but pl drop 1. Jadeja (As a spinner) 2. Ashwin 3. Raina 4. Yuvi 5 Zaheer 6 Ishant 7. Rohit

Posted by jpjpjp59 on (May 28, 2014, 4:47 GMT)

samson for keeper in bangladesh.......and w saha for keeper in england as u need for experience there

Posted by Naren21 on (May 28, 2014, 4:38 GMT)

if Gambhir is selected, he should be played in the final XI. Sanju Samson can be taken as reserve Wicket keeper batsman as this would be a good experience travelling with the team. Not sure if left arm spin would be useful in England.It will be testing time for Dhawan,Vijay and Rohit.

Posted by ishaan_sen on (May 28, 2014, 4:36 GMT)

If Gambhir goes to BD then he should certainly be the captain. Murali Vijay? We should use Robbie instead of him. Sandeep Sharma should not be considered for England at all, he's inexperienced .

Posted by anver777 on (May 28, 2014, 4:22 GMT)

I won't be surprised, If both Samson & Uthappa will be picked for this tour !!!! In my opinion Rohit is the best man for captaincy, if Dhoni & Virat is skipping the tour. Few big decisions has to be made by IND selection team today !!!!

Posted by akashhaque on (May 28, 2014, 4:20 GMT)

It is good to see that IN is in prep to select the ODI team against BD. I think IN should rest few more main players and try the fresh blood to give them an exposure. Pls no more Gambhir, Yuvi,Zaheer in ODI and Test team, let them play in IPL, no prob.

Posted by   on (May 28, 2014, 4:20 GMT)

Rohit to lead and play at his natural position at 4 .Uthappa to open .Saha can be keeper .I know this wont happen but it will be great to see bumrah in the squad.Also picking Shami will be a no brainer .Not an impressive IPL .But he beat every Indian bowler (even bhuvi) by a mile in ODIs .If he is dropped we might see the repeat of Ishant Sharma .The 2008 season of IPL destroyed his career.Hopefully Shami can get back .

Posted by j4884 on (May 28, 2014, 4:20 GMT)

Umesh Yadav, Shami and Bhuvi should be our bowlers in England along with Varun Aaron,Ishwar Pandey and Sandeep Sharma as reserves in the squad. Umesh Yadav has the potential to be India's best test bowler and his comeback augurs well for Indian cricket. Ishant Sharma has been given enough chances but is very inconsistent. Selectors please don't select him. Zaheer has been a great bowler for India but I don't think he has it in him to be fit for the whole tour and he should call it a day. Yadav and Shami can swing the ball at pace and are good at reverse swing once the ball gets old. While Bhuvi can move the ball both ways upfront and can pick up wickets.

Posted by PastMaster76 on (May 28, 2014, 4:19 GMT)

Both Gambhir & Uthappa must be included. This current Indian team is probably the most unpopular team in recent times thanks to its selfish leadership, and short sighted decisions. Today India abroad is worse than it was in the 90s.. all the good work from the Ganguly-Dravid-Sachin years seem to have eroded in the face of CaptainCool's strategy of home dominance at all costs.

Posted by   on (May 28, 2014, 4:11 GMT)

u all said ribbon...all said form player....Indian team don't need form players.it need class players who performs throughout ..just like kohli...see dhawan...dinesh kartik..all picked on form basis..struggles after two or three series.

Posted by naren1983 on (May 28, 2014, 4:10 GMT)

Last Time, India went England with lots of confidence and high pride of World Cup 2011 Win. Players with very experienced middle order includes Sachin, Dravid, Laxman, Ganguly. Expect Dravid, no body had performed. We had lacked pace bowlers & were unable to take wickets at right time. This time, its entirely different story for batsmen, its pure young & enthusiastic, they had also enjoyed batting with great fast bowlers on last SA & NZ tour, our young batsmen showed tremendous fight & good come back. I hope this will encourage to play well against down England and take the pride. But in case of bowlers, its same old story, no experience, no threat, but they too showed tremendous fight against SA. But India still searching for a quality spinner, neither Ashwin nor Jadeja proved a good spinner in foreign condition, but we should go with Ashwin, atleast hope he can improve his skills in these conditions in years to come. Come on India, our youngsters will prove this time...

Posted by manu5505 on (May 28, 2014, 4:10 GMT)

England and Bangladesh games. It's needed more experience than recent performances. Uttappa is a good choice, but can't compare with Gambhirs experience. Likewise Zaheer and other young bowlers. Test is not like T20 game. Bowlers get majority of the wickets because of batsmans mistake. But in test , they will be tested. Only good bowling can make wickets. Spin bowling is not safe in aswins and jadejas hand. Why? They are the only bowlers in Indian cricket. There are more efficient and economy bowlers in India. Don't forget about Harbhajan singh who posses more wickets in ipl and in all formats than the former said two. I wish the chennai super kings effect in Indian team selection won't be take as a fashion. I hope there will have a place for sewag in test side.

Posted by naren1983 on (May 28, 2014, 3:56 GMT)

Uthappa & Gambhir are both certain to be selected considering the current form for both ODI & Tests. My XI for Bangladesh Tour : 1. Uthappa 2. Gambhir 3. Yuvi 4. Rohit(C) 5. Raina 6. Jadeja 7. Kedar Jadav 8. Ashwin 9. Rishi Dhawan 10. Mohit Sharma 11. Bhuvi 12. Mishra 13. Suryakumar Yadav 14. Karun Nair 15. Ishwar Pandey. Selectors may surprise by resting Rohit and giving captaincy to Gambhir as well. My XI to England Tests: 1. Shikhar 2. Vijay 3. Pujara 4. Kohli 5. Rohit 6. Rahane 7. Dhoni 8. Jadeja 9. Shami 10. Ishant 11. Bhuvi 12. Ashwin 13. Ishwar Pandey 14. Gambhir 15. Uthappa. While Gambhir can be used as reserve opener, Uthappa can be as reserve Wicket Keeper and middle order if Rohit/Rahane fails. Zaheer will not be selected and its real test for our Young pacers without much experience, Ashwin will play as backup spinner for Jadeja in Tests likely, while Pandey will be a backup pacer, but will certainly get a game it seems. Very tough Test tour ahead, all the best Team India.

Posted by   on (May 28, 2014, 3:50 GMT)

muruli vijay gets a call. since he doesn't don well in ranaji and IPL. for bangla rohit should lead. all youngsters should get a go like uthappa karun vohra sandeep sharma etc

Posted by Prakashgaurav89 on (May 28, 2014, 3:43 GMT)

They should Pick ROBBIE as the opener. Use the player when he is in Prime Red Hot Form. He Could prove Handy in these condition. Whereas instead of Zaheer Khan, They Should Give chance to VARUN AARON, BHUVI & MOHIT SHARMA.

Posted by Siva_Bala75 on (May 28, 2014, 3:43 GMT)

ODI team should include Uthappa. Karun Nair will be a dark horse. Selecting the team for England is far more difficult- Should Sandeep Sharma be considered? Who will be the 3rd opener?

Posted by   on (May 28, 2014, 3:42 GMT)

Robin uttappa is a man fr selectores test and odi he should

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