ODI Team and Captain named for Australia ODI series

Predictably, Dhoni has been named the captain. Ajit Agarkar and Munaf get the chop and there are no surprises there. Rohit Sharma should probably consider himself unlucky for being dropped despite doing nothing wrong (or right)  – it is possible he may yet get another chance in the ODIs against Australia as the team has been picked for the first 3 games alone. Vengsarkar has  said that Sehwag will also get a look in. Meanwhile Pathan, Sreesanth and Bhajji have been re-called into the ODI squad. When the playing XI is selected,  it will be an interesting toss up between Bhajji (who has been doing well in T20) and Ramesh Powar (who did well in the ODIs in England)

I wonder if Suresh Raina and Manoj Tiwary will also be rotated into the team for the subsequent games. They are both fully fit and are currently in the India A team picked to play South Africa A. It will also be interesting to see if anyone from the India A team (like Badrinath or Chopra) make the test squad for the Pakistan tour.

Here is the team:

Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt) ,Yuvraj Singh (vice-captain), Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Dinesh Karthik, Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa, Irfan Pathan, Ramesh Powar, Piyush Chawla, RP Singh, Zaheer Khan, Sreesanth, Harbhajan Singh


7 responses to “ODI Team and Captain named for Australia ODI series

  1. I think its a pretty good team.
    Still,I would have prefered one change, inclusion of sehwag in place of Karthik. Karthik is good for test. Specially after a below average performance in ongoing 20-20 WC.

    But i am sure after the first 3 ODIs sehwag will be considered if we go by Vengsarkar’s words.

  2. Anybody knows what is the current status of L.Balaji.
    The last I read, he was going to have a surgery in England.

  3. Is Nehra fit now. He could give some breaks for Zaheer and RP.
    Also Yomahesh is another one that could be given a try.

  4. Yes Nehra is fit now. They should play him. He gets that late swing which is always a handful. Especially in this form of the game.


  5. Sreesanth has looked out of form in this 20 20 world cup. He needs to find his anger again. Like Asif has when he signals back to the dressing room once he gets the batsmen out. Anyway im off to watch India play. Im so nervous. Come on India


  6. Also i would put in Yuvraj Singh to open. I always wanted him to bat up the order. Lets hope they bat him there. And Guatam down the order, hes a massive hitter

  7. Guys,

    Sachin and Saurav are going to open so anyways including Sehwag in the squad when you already have Robin and Gautam, i dont think it is required tio be done.

    We are currently looking for 4th down batsmen between Karthik, Sehwag, Gautam, Robin.

    My personnel opinion is Rohit Sharam, who is not in squad for the first 3 ODI’s, should be the perfect choice and rest players will have to wait till our elder members retire from ODI’s.

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