Dhawan comes in as India pick team for the future
The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Tuesday announced a second-string squad for the three-match one-day series against Australia, starting on October 17. HT reports.cricket Updated: Oct 13, 2010 01:25 IST
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday announced a second-string squad for the three-match one-day series against Australia, starting on October 17.
While Sachin Tendulkar, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan and Pragyan Ojha have been 'rested', Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir and Ishant Sharma "are undergoing treatment for minor injuries, and have therefore not been included," BCCI said in a statement.
Delhi batsman Shikhar Dhawan is the only new face in the squad. The southpaw was expectedly elated for his much-awaited maiden call-up to the national team. "I'm very exited…it's a dream come true," Dhawan told the HT. "This has happened after a long wait. I will give my best whenever given a chance."
Australia too have rested skipper Ricky Ponting, all-rounder Shane Watson and fast bowler Mitchell Johnson for the series. Squad: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt), Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Saurav Tiwary, Ravichandran Ashwin, Praveen Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Munaf Patel, Vinay Kumar, Ravindra Jadeja, Rohit Sharma.
'Hope there's room for compromise'
Add from Mumbai: The scrapping of the two Indian Premier League (IPL) teams has definitely made the other franchisees insecure, admitted former Australia wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist.
"There will be feelings on insecurity among the other franchise owners now about who may be next. I truly hope there is room for compromise," Gilchrist, the Deccan Chargers skipper, said on the sidelines of a promotional event.