The Indian Team for the first two Tests against the South Africans has been announced. It is:
Anil Kumble (Captain), Wasim Jaffer, Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman, Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Irfan Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Murali Kartik, Sreesanth, RP Singh, Piyush Chawla (back-up)
It is along expected lines given the post-Australia-tour injury-list! However, I am rather surprised to see as many as 4 spinners in the 15-member line-up! Ishant Sharma has not recovered from his injury yet and it looks like Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh have yet to prove their fitness.
I expect that the Final XI will be:
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk)
Anil Kumble (Captain)
Extras: Yuvraj Singh, Sreesanth, Murali Kartik, Piyush Chawla (back-up)