Dravid, Yuvraj and Sreesanth out of the first test

Rahul Dravid, Yuvraj Singh and S Sreesanth who are nursing from their injuries have been ruled out the first test against South Africa starting on Feb 6th in Nagpur’s VCA.

Even VVS Laxman who was ruled out of the second test match against Bangladesh with a wrist injury has been included in the side as he has been cured.

But, Tamil Nadu Skipper Dinesh Karthik has been removed from the side.

While, S Badrinath has been given a chance in the side with his Ranji teammate Murali Vijay who has cemented his place as the main backs are missing out. Badri among the top six batsman in the squad will surely have a test debut.

It is surprising that Sudeep Tyagi, Abhimanyu Mithun and Wridhiman Saha have been included in the side.

Tyagi is doing well in the domestic circuit and grabbed his opportunity with both hands when he was given a chance in the One Day team.

Newbie Abhimanyu Mithun has been in excellent form in the Ranjis for Karnataka as Mithun was the leading wicket taker in the Ranji Trophy, claiming 47 at 23.23

While, the Bengal Wicketkeeper Wridhiman Saha who has been selected ahead of Dinesh Karthik too has been in fine form scoring 318 runs at 38.75 in the domestic Ranji Trophy competition this season.

THE SQUAD FOR THE FIRST TEST

Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain and wicket-keeper), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir

Murali Vijay, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, S. Badrinath, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan

Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra, Sudeep Tyagi, Pragyan Ojha, Abhimanyu Mithun, Wridhiman Saha

BOARD PRESIDENT’S XI SQUAD

Rohit Sharma (captain), Abhinav Mukund, Parthiv Patel (wicket-keeper), Ajinkya Rahane,

Manish Pandey, Cheteshwar Pujara, Abhishek Nayar, Piyush Chawla, R. Ashwin, Vinay Kumar, Abhimanyu Mithun, Shikhar Dhawan, Umesh Yadav, Manpreet Gony.

The first match is set to be played in Nagpur on 6th. SO Watch out for it.

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About Adithya Ramesh

Yo people. This is Adithya. A student who loves what he does. Has passion for Cricket and is a die hard SRT fan. Loves to photograph and is a travel freak

Posted on January 28, 2010, in india, Team news and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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