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Ponting dropped from Australia's one-day team

Former captain Ricky Ponting was dropped from Australia's team for the tri one-day series against India and Sri Lanka, selectors said today. Is it time for India to drop its non-performing seniors?

india Updated: Feb 20, 2012 13:24 IST
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Former captain Ricky Ponting was dropped from Australia's team for the tri one-day series against India and Sri Lanka, selectors said on Monday.

Chief selector John Inverarity said Ponting, the second all-time leading runscorer in ODIs, was axed because of his poor batting form.

Australia squad for Tri ODIs
The Australia squad named on Monday for the tri one-day series internationals against Sri Lanka in Hobart on February 24 and against India in Sydney on February 26:

Australia - Michael Clarke (Capt), Shane Watson (vice-capt), Dan Christian, Xavier Doherty, Peter Forrest, Ryan Harris, Ben Hilfenhaus, David Hussey, Michael Hussey, Brett Lee, Clint McKay, Matthew Wade, David Warner.

Is it time for India to drop its non-performing seniors?