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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Yuvraj Singh named as captain for the warm-up game against Australians

Yuvraj Singh after not making into the Rest of India squad for Irani trophy now got a golden opportunity to prove himself once again before sectors will pick 15 member squad for the first test match starting from October 9th in Bangalore. He was named as captain for Board President’s XI in a four day warm-up game against the Asutralia to be played from October 2nd in Hyderabad.

S.Sreesanth was also included in the squad after he misses the Kitply Cup, Asia Cup and the tour of Sri Lanka due to hamstring injury. Opener Wasim Jaffer and Akash Chopra are also included in the squad as two specialist openers.

Now Yuvraj needs to play a big knock against the Australians to cement his place in the test side. He averages just 29.42 in the 13 test matches he played so far. Irfan Pathan and M.Gony were also included in the squad to lead the pace bowling attack.

Meanwhile selectors also announced the India A squad for the two unofficial test matched to be played against New Zealand A. Suresh Raina will lead the India A in the absence of S.Badrinath who was included in the Rest of India squad after Sachin Tendulkar pull out himself from Irani Trophy.

While Jaydey Shah the Saurashtra captain will be named as vice captain of India A.

Board President's squad: Wasim Jaffer, Aakash Chopra, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh (Captain), S Badrinath, Rohit Sharma, Parthiv Patel (WK), Irfan Pathan, S Sreesanth, Piyush Chawla, Pragyan Ojha, Pankaj Singh, Manpreet Gony, Yogesh Takawale, Rakesh Dhurv.

India A Squad: Jaydev Shah, M Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina (Captain), Sahil Kukreja, Cheteshwar Pujara, Yusuf Pathan, Ravindra Jadeja, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Ashok Dinda, Dhawal Kulkarni, Sudeep Tyagi, Amit Mishra, Pradeep Sangwan, Mohnish Parmar.


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posted by KANISH RANJAN @ 7:58 PM  
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