The 15-member Indian cricket team has been announced yeaterday by the selectors for the upcoming Sri Lanka tour starting from July 27. The team India will play four ODIs and one T20 match in Sri Lanka.
In addition, the left- arm spinner Pragyan Ojha and fast bowler Umesh Yadav also made their comeback into the team, however, Pathan brothers, Ravindra Jadeja and swing bowler Parveen Kumar left out of the team.
Pragyan Ojha will be backed up by off-spinner R. Ashwin and leg-spinner Rahul Sharma in the team, skipper MS Dhoni has three spin optins in the team now, though, regular spinner Harbhajan Singh is not included in the team.
Now, if talked about pacemen, Zaheer Khan will be supported by Umesh Yadav and also Ashok Dinda and Vinay Kumar.
Talking to media, chairman of selectors Kris Srikkanth said after announcing the squad said, “We have the best available team. Sachin is not available. I think it is a very good side which has very strong batting line-up and good bowlers and we are confident that it will do well in Sri Lanka.”
MS Dhoni (capt, wk), Virat Kohli (vc), Gautam Gambhir, Suresh Raina, Virender Sehwag, Rohit Sharma, R Ashwin, Pragyan Ojha, Zaheer Khan, Umesh Yadav, Ashok Dinda, Vinay Kumar, Ajinkya Rahane, Manoj Tiwary, Rahul Sharma.