Australia in India 2008-09 October 20, 2008

India name unchanged squad for remaining Tests

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The Indian selectors have named an unchanged squad for the last two Tests against Australia. They decided to release the legspinner Amit Mishra from the NKP Salve Challenger Trophy, which is scheduled from October 23 to 26, and retain him in the Test squad. Mishra's place in the India Blue team has been given to another Delhi legspinner Chetanya Nanda.

India fielded their regular XI comprising six specialist batsmen, two fast bowlers and two spinners in first Test against Australia in Bangalore. However a shoulder injury to Anil Kumble ruled him out of the Mohali Test and gave Mishra his debut. Mishra went on to become only the sixth Indian to take a five-for on debut and has given the selectors a tough decision to make if Kumble is fit for the third Test.

The decision to retain the same squad also means it is likely that Sourav Ganguly will make his final international appearance in the fourth Test in Nagpur, a match which will also be VVS Laxman's 100th Test.