England in India, 2005-06

Dravid rested for two ODIs

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April 6, 2006

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Virender Sehwag will lead India in the next two one-day internationals against England after the selectors decided to rest Rahul Dravid. Following the series-clinching four-wicket win at Kochi, Dravid has been given a break in what has been a long season for India.

VRV Singh, the pace bowler, comes into the squad in place of Dravid and Kiran More, the chairman of selectors, said: "We decided to give Dravid some rest after a busy schedule. We will let it be known if there is any change for the last match."

The decision is a vote of confidence for Sehwag, who is suffering a poor run of form. He has made just 74 runs in the series and has been troubled by England's impressive use of the short ball.

Revised India squad
Virender Sehwag (capt), Robin Uthappa, Yuvraj Singh, Mohammad Kaif, Suresh Raina, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Irfan Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Ramesh Powar, Shantakumaran Sreesanth, Ajit Agarkar, RP Singh, Venugopala Rao, Munaf Patel, Vikram Rajvir Singh.

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