Indian selectors on Sunday announced 16 member squad for Commonwealth triangular series to be played in Australia
. Sri Lanka
will be other team to be participates in this triangular series including India
will also play one T20 International against Australia
of February at Melbourne Cricket Ground (M.C.G).
As Expected the Jharkhand Express Mahendra Singh Dhoni is retained as Captain for ODI and T20. Yuvraj Singh as usual remained India Vice captain.
However the most shocking decision taken by selectors was exclusion of Saurav Ganguly from 16 member squad.
U.P lads Suresh Raina finally able to impress the selectors with his brilliant form in Domestic Cricket and make it to 16 member squad. S.Sreesanth who misses four match test series against Australia due to shoulder injury also included in the team.
Delhi Player Ishant Sharma who impressed the selector with his fine bowling performance in Test Series against Australia also retained in the ODI squad.
Indian squad for Twenty20 and Triangular Series: Sachin Tendulkar, Virendra Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh (VC), Mahendra Singh Dhoni (C), Robin Uthappa, Irfan Pathan, Praveen Kumar, S.Sreesanth, Harbhajan Singh, Rohit Sharma, Dinesh Karthik, Piyush Chawla, Rudra Pratap Singh, Ishant Sharma.
Reserve Players: Yusuf Pathan, Manoj Tiwary and Munaf Patel.
Here is the fixture of Twenty20 and Commonwealth Triangular ODI series to be played in Australia:
India Vs Australia 2008 Twenty20 Fixtures
- Friday, 1 Feb (D/N): Only Twenty20 at Melbourne Cricket Ground
India, Australia & Sri Lanka 2008 Commonwealth Bank Triangular Series Fixtures
- Sun 3 Feb (D/N): India v Australia at Brisbane Cricket Ground
- Tue 5 Feb (D/N): India v Sri Lanka at Brisbane Cricket Ground
- Fri 8 Feb (D/N): Australia v Sri Lanka at Sydney Cricket Ground
- Sun 10 Feb (D/N): India v Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground
- Tue 12 Feb: India v Sri Lanka at Manuka Oval, Canberra
- Fri 15 Feb (D/N): Australia v Sri Lanka at W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth
- Sun 17 Feb (D/N): India v Australia at Adelaide Oval
- Tue 19 Feb (D/N): India v Sri Lanka at Adelaide Oval
- Fri 22 Feb (D/N): Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne Cricket Ground
- Sun 24 Feb (D/N): India v Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground
- Tue 26 Feb: India v Sri Lanka at Bellerive Oval, Hobart
- Fri 29 Feb (D/N): Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne Cricket Ground
Final of Commonwealth Bank Triangular Series 2008 Fixtures
- Sun 2 Mar (D/N): 1st Final - TBC v TBC at Sydney Cricket Ground
- Tue 4 Mar (D/N): 2nd Final - TBC v TBC at Brisbane Cricket Ground
- Fri 7 Feb (D/N): 3rd Final - TBC v TBC (if required) at Adelaide Oval