The team for the first two one day games against Pakistan were announced today. As expected Rahul Dravid has been dropped from the team along with Dinesh Karthick. Both Karthick and Rahul were in poor form against Australia.
Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir comes back into the team. In my opinion, instead of giving a chance again to Virender Sehwag, the selectors should have tried the in-form Badrinath. Badri came up with two good knocks in the ongoing Challenger series in Ahmedabad. When he is in top form I really wonder why we should go back to Virender Sehwag if the intention of the selectors is to test the youngsters. Badri, dont lose heart. You will get your chance!!
Praveen Kumar of Uttarpradesh gets a chance to be among the Indian Squad. Thats what he will get after the first two ODI's as there is no place for an bowling all-rounder unless Irfan Pathan makes way.
Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Robin Uthappa, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt & wk), Irfan Pathan, Praveen Kumar, Zaheer Khan, RP Singh, Sreesanth, Harbhajan Singh, Murali Kartik.