India's selectors make one change April 3, 2006

Uthappa brought in for Gambhir

Cricinfo staff

India's selectors made one change to their 15-man squad for the remaining four ODIs against England, bringing in Robin Uthappa for Gautam Gambhir. The squad will remain the same for the two ODIs in Abu Dhabi which immediately follow the conclusion of the England series.

Explaining the decision, chairman of selectors Kiran More said: "Gambhir has not been performing of late, so we thought we will give a chance to Uthappa." Gambhir, who came into the side in place of the injured Sachin Tendulkar, has only one hundred and one fifty to show from his 16 ODIs, and he has not passed 38 in his last ten games. Uthappa, a 20-year-old right-hand batsmen, impressed in the Challenger Series earlier this season.

"If we win the series against England and we think some players have to be rested then we may consider other names also," Indian cricket board secretary Niranjan Shah added.

India squad Rahul Dravid (capt), Robin Uthappa, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Mohammad Kaif, Suresh Raina, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Irfan Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Ramesh Powar, Ajit Agarkar, Munaf Patel, Venugopal Rao, S Sreesanth, RP Singh.