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Banglas name the T20 WC Probables

The Bangladesh team has included a number of new faces in the team. Alok Kapali, Shahriar Nafees and Aftab Ahmed are set to return to the team.

The selectors have included many youngsters including Mohammad Elias, Alauddin Babu, Faisal Hossain Mithun Ali, Shamsur Rahman, Mohammed Sohrawordi, Nazmul Hossain Milon, Jahirul Islam Nasir Hossain, Rony Talukder and Robiul Islam.

Good news for them is that Mashrafe Mortaza and Mohammad Ashraful are back in the squad.

Here is the 20 man squad–

Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mohammad Ashraful, Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Junaid Siddique, Mahmudullah, Naeem Islam, Shahadat Hossain Abdur Razzak, Rubel Hossain, Shafiul Islam, Syed Rasel, Aftab Ahmed, Alok Kopali, Nazmul Hossain, Dolar Mahmud, Mahbubul Alam, Faisal Hossain, Mithun Ali, Shamsur Rahman, Mohammed Sohrawordi, Nazmul Hossain Milon, Jahirul Islam, Nasir Hossain, Rony Talukder, Robiul Islam, Mohammad Elias and Alauddin Babu.

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Final 23 man squad announced for IPL

Chennai Super Kings

  1. MS Dhoni (Captain)
  2. Parthiv Patel
  3. Suresh Raina
  4. S Badrinath
  5. Shadab Jakarti
  6. Sudeep Tyagi
  7. Manpreet Goni
  8. Murali Vijay
  9. Ravichandra Ashwin
  10. L Balaji
  11. Hemang Badani
  12. G Chandrashekar
  13. KB Arun Karthik
  14. Thilan Thushara
  15. Micheal Hussey
  16. Albie Morkel
  17. George Bailey
  18. Justin Kemp
  19. Thissara Perera
  20. Matthew Hayden
  21. Muttiah Muralidharan
  22. Jacob Oram
  23. Makhaya Ntini

Deccan Chargers

  1. Adam Gilchrist
  2. Andrew Symonds
  3. Ryan Harris
  4. Mitchell March
  5. Chaminda Vaas
  6. Dwayne Smith
  7. Kemar Roach
  8. Herchelle Gibbs
  9. VVS Laxman
  10. RP Singh
  11. Pragyan Ojha
  12. Rohit Sharma
  13. Venugopal Rao
  14. Arjun Yadav
  15. Ravi Teja
  16. Tirumalsetti Suman
  17. Anirudh Singh
  18. Ashish Reddy
  19. Harmeet Singh
  20. Azhar Bilakhia
  21. Monish Mishra
  22. Bodapati Sumanth
  23. Rahul Sharma

Delhi Daredevils

  1. Gautam Gambhir
  2. Dinesh Karthik
  3. Virender Sehwag
  4. Amit Mishra
  5. Mithun Manas
  6. Ashish Nehra
  7. Avaiskar Salvi
  8. Rajat Bhatia
  9. Keedar Jadhav
  10. Pradeep Sangwan
  11. Joginder Singh
  12. Umesh Yadav
  13. Sarandeep Singh
  14. Shashi Ranjan
  15. Sarajeet Ladda
  16. TM Dilshan
  17. Mosies Henriques
  18. Dirk Nannes
  19. Andrew McDonald
  20. Farveez Mahroof
  21. Wayne Parnell
  22. AB De Villiers
  23. David Warner

Kings XI Punjab

  1. Kumar Sangakkara (Captain)
  2. Mahela Jayawardane
  3. Adrian Barath
  4. Amanpreet Singh
  5. Bipul Sharma
  6. Brett Lee
  7. Irfan Pathan
  8. James Hopes
  9. Shaun Marsh
  10. Karan Goel
  11. Love Ablish
  12. Manvinder Bisla
  13. Mohammad Kaif
  14. Rethinder Singh Sodhi
  15. Piyush Chawla
  16. Romesh Powar
  17. Ravi Bopara
  18. Shalabh Srivastava
  19. Tanmay Srivastava
  20. S Sreesanth
  21. Vikramjeet Malik
  22. Yusuf Abdulla
  23. Yuvraj Singh

Kolkata Knight Riders

  1. Sorav Ganguly (Captain)
  2. Varun Aaron
  3. Iqbal Abdulla
  4. Ajit Agarkar
  5. Ishant Sharma
  6. Ashoke Dinda
  7. Wriddhiman Saha
  8. Eklakh Ahmed
  9. Harshad Khadiwale
  10. Rohan Gavaskar
  11. Chirag Pathan
  12. Cheteshwar Pujara
  13. Murali Karthik
  14. Manoj Tiwary
  15. Laxmi Ratan Shukla
  16. Chris Gayle
  17. Brendon McCullum
  18. Brad Hodge
  19. Charles Langaveldt
  20. Angelo Matthews
  21. Ajantha Mendis
  22. Owais Shah
  23. Ganapathi Vignesh

Mumbai Indians

  1. Sachin Tendulkar (Captain)
  2. Zaheer Khan
  3. Harbhajan Singh
  4. Shikhar Dhawan
  5. Abhishek Nayar
  6. Ambati Nayudu
  7. Saurabh Tiwary
  8. Aditya Tare
  9. Chandhan Madan
  10. R Satish
  11. Syed Sahabuddin
  12. Ishan Malhotra
  13. Dhawal Kulkarni
  14. Ali Murtaza
  15. Rahul Shukla
  16. JP Duminy
  17. Dwayne Bravo
  18. Ryan McLaren
  19. Kieron Pollard
  20. Lasith Malinga
  21. Sanath Jayasuriya
  22. Dilhara Fernando
  23. Graham Napier

Rajasthan Royals

  1. Shane Warne
  2. Micheal Lumb
  3. Graeme Smith
  4. Shaun Tait
  5. Dimtri Mascarenhas
  6. Morne Morkel
  7. Johan Botha
  8. Damien Martyn
  9. Yusuf Pathan
  10. Kamran Khan
  11. Munaf Patel
  12. Naman Ojha
  13. Abhishek Jhunjunwala
  14. Siddharth Trivedi
  15. Shrikant Wagh
  16. Swapnil Asnodkar
  17. Abhishek Raut
  18. Sumit Narwal
  19. Amit Singh
  20. Syed Ahmed
  21. Faiz Fazal
  22. Amit Paunikar

Royal Challengers Bangalore

  1. Anil Kumble (Captain)
  2. Robin Uthappa
  3. Rahul Dravid
  4. Manish Pandey
  5. Praveen Kumar
  6. Balachandra Akhil
  7. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar
  8. Vinay Kumar
  9. Virat Kohli
  10. Shreevats Goswami
  11. KP Appana
  12. S Sriram
  13. Abhimanyu Mithun
  14. Jacques Kallis
  15. Kevin Pietersen
  16. Ross Taylor
  17. Roelof Van der Merwe
  18. Dale Steyn
  19. Mark Boucher
  20. Eoin Morgan
  21. Steven Smith
  22. Cameron White
  23. Dillon du Preez

Raina, Sreesanth and Karthik in for Eden test

The Board of Control for Cricket in India, after seeing the shameful performance by the Indian team in the first test which ended today, have made three major changes to the Squad for the second test match which is starting on 14th, just a 4 day gap.

Wriddhiman Saha, the Bengal keeper who played a cameo role of 36 runs has been replaced one of the most experienced wicket keeper of India, Dinesh Karthik.

The Tamil Nadu Skipper was dropped and Saha was surprisingly selected ahead of him. But now again Karthik is recalled. Everything happening is strange!

The Veteran batsman, VVS Laxman though has not recovered from his injury so he is not picked up. Rohit Sharma was a selected as a cover for Laxman, had suffered a ankle injury just before the start of first test is been replaced by the One Day batsman, Suresh Raina.

The Seamers Sudeep Tyagi and Abhimanyu Mithun have been axed from the side.

S Sreesanth who had suffered an hamstring during the Bangla tour has recovered from his injury and he has been included in the side for the Kotla test.

SQUAD FOR EDEN TEST:

Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Capt)

Virender Sehwag

Gautam Gambhir

Murali Vijay

Sachin Tendulkar

VVS Laxman

S. Badrinath

Harbhajan Singh

Amit Mishra, Zaheer Khan

S.Sreesanth

Ishant Sharma

Pragyan Ojha

Dinesh Karthik

Suresh Raina

I have found strange decisions made by the selectors:

  • Selection of Dinesh Karthik

First of all why was Saha selected.?

As a backup for Dhoni ahead of Karthik. No one thought he would get a chance. But luckily he got. Now, he was selected as a backup and as a debutant, he did what he could do.

Now why is Karthik selected?

Saha should have been given another chance. If you would drop him, then why did you pick him? Its stupid selection.

  • Abhimanyu Mithun dropped-

First of all, why was he selected?

The selectors say that youngsters need a opportunity and so on. But it is sure that he won’t get a chance. Then why did they pick him?

Even Tyagi was simply picked! Ok, I accept he was a backup.

Ok. Now, Instead of Mithun a batsman could be selected.

  • Selection of Raina

Even though, Raina is a kind of experienced played, it is not great to debut a batsman in a important series.

So, there is likes of Wasim Jaffer. He is a great test class batsman. He has loads of talent and he has represented the Indian side.

So, its totally a kind of OK selection!

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.

World Championship of Cricket- Who will make it for India?

Hmm, Sadly with four important players- Yuvraj, Laxman, Dravid and Sreesanth out of the side. The selection committee  headed by Kris Srikanth will meet tomorrow and will decide who will replace these players in the upcoming World Series of Championship against South Africa.

Dravid and Yuvraj are surely out and have to take a minimum month of rest. But Laxman may play. I have no idea on Sreesanth.

The Selection committee will surely not select uncapped players instead of them to give a chance because this series is too important as it will change to rankings. If India lose the series they will slip down to No.2 spot or even worse No.3.

Even bad is that Dravid and Laxman, the main caps of the Indian batting will surely miss out. So the question is who are the ones who will play instead of these biggies.

So I have prepared a squad for the test series against South Africa.

  1. MS Dhoni (Captain)
  2. Virender Sehwag (Vice Captain)
  3. Gautam Gambhir
  4. Sachin Tendulkar
  5. Murali Vijay
  6. Harbhajan Singh
  7. Amit Mishra
  8. Pragyan Ojha
  9. Zaheer Khan
  10. Ishant Sharma
  11. Munaf Patel
  12. Subramanium Badrinath
  13. Wasim Jaffer
  14. Virat Kohli
  15. Sudeep Tyagi

So, you would be questioning out with what I have selected. So I have my explanations.

  • I’ve chosen Munaf Patel because i won’t give a place for an uncapped player. Surely when Munaf is given a chance, he will prove his worth. The main thing is that he has experience. No other player including Ashish Nehra has experience.
  • Wasim Jaffer! You will think it is a bad choice but he is the only experienced player India have in test cricket. He is excellent in test cricket. He is doing superbly for Mumbai Ranji.
  • S Badrinath is probably a test player. He is solid like Laxman and is the best replacement for VVS Laxman.
  • Virat Kohli may be given a go because if you give a go to players like Raina or Jadeja, they are sloggers in batting ad would not stay long. So he is the only guy who stays long in the team who is uncapped in test matches.
  • People feel Cheteshwar Pujara should be given a go, but in this series he might not be a good choice because he is uncapped. He has experience his domestic circuit but he has no international experience.
  • So this is the best team India can have in my point of view if the injured 4 players are not there.

The 24 year old devastating opener is back in the team to power the Banglas

The Bangladesh cricket selectors have named the Bangladesh squad for the ongoing Test series against India starting from January 17th in Chittagong.

The selectors have recalled the 24 old Shahriar Nafees into the 14 man squad. He too was named in the team for the Tri Series but unfortunately with the likes of Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes, he had to sit out. He last played his test against the South Africans in 2008 but was removed from the team when he joined Indian Cricket League.

Major set back for the Bangaldeshi is that Mashrafe Mortaza, the leading bowler of their pace attack was left out of the test series as he is suffering from an injury.He too missed the tri series.

Shakib Al Hasan who led the Minnows to a emphatic win in West Indies last year will lead the side in absence of Mashrafe Mortaza.

The selectors too named the uncapped rookie paceman Shafiful Islam in the 14 man squad. The 20 year old, who had debuted in the Tri series, has been named the replacement for Mortaza.

Bangladesh Test squad:

Shakib Al Hasan (capt), Mushfiqur Rahim, Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Junaid Siddique, Mohammad Ashraful, Raqibul Hossain, Mohammad Mahmudullah, Shahriar Nafees, Shahadat Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Enamul Hossain, Mahbubul Alam, Shafiul Islam.

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