Dravid among Champions Trophy probables
Rahul Dravid finds himself back in the ODI reckoning after the former captain was named in India's 30-member probables list for the Champions Trophy, on Monday.cricket Updated: Jul 06, 2009 17:54 IST
Rahul Dravid finds himself back in the ODI reckoning after the former captain was named in India's 30-member probables list for the Champions Trophy, on Monday.
The All-India Senior Selection Committee, which met at the MA Chidambaram Stadium to pick the 30 probables for the elite top-eight tournament to be held in South Africa during September 2009, however decided to ignore the likes of Irfan Pathan and Robin Uthappa.
A veteran of 333 ODIs, Dravid has not featured in India's ODI squad since playing his last one dayer against Australia in Nagpur in 2007.
Senior cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, who had opted out of the just-concluded West Indies tour, returns to the side as do the injured duo of Virender Sehwag and Zaheer Khan.
Hard-hitting Delhi batsman Virat Kohli, Bengal stumper Wriddhiman Saha, Tamil Nadu's R Ashiwin and Murali Vijay also found a place in the list of probables.
UP pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, lanky Rajasthan medium pacer Pankaj Singh and the Mumbai duo of Ajinkya Rahane and Dhawal Kulkarni also found mention in the list.
Probables: M S Dhoni, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Rohit Sharma, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Suresh Raina, Yusuf Pathan, Abhishek Nayar, Ishant Sharma, Zaheer Khan, R P Singh, Praveen Kumar, Harbhajan Singh, Pragyan Ojha, Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik, Munaf Patel, R Ashwin, M Vijay, Amit Mishra, Ajinkya Rahane, Dhawal Kulkarni, S Badrinath, Ashish Nehra, Virat Kohli, Bhuvneshwar Kumar Singh, Wridhiman Saha, Pankaj Singh.