The newly appointed selection committee leads by K.Srikanth has shown faith in the experienced S.Ganguly and keep him in the 15 member squad for the first two test matches. By the selection in the 15 member squad former Indian Captain S.Ganguly got another lease of life.
The selectors have also included two new and talented faces in the squad delhi leg spinner A.Mishra and Tamil Nadu batsman S.Badrinath for the Bangalore and Mohali Test.
By including Saurav Ganguly in the squad selectors have shown that India need experienced players as well as youth to beat the number one test team in the world. But Yuvraj Singh once again failed to make the cut as he was not included in the squad.
P.Ojha, Rohit Sharma, P.Patel and Dinesh kartik also not included for the first two test matches as they were in the squad on the tour of Sri Lanka. Gautam Gambhir and Virendra Sehwag is the two specialist opener and middle order has settled look with Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Ganguly and Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who also marks a return.
The bowling attack also look settled as Zaheer Khan will lead the pace bowling attack with backups like Ishant Sharma, R.P.Singh and Munaf Patel. Spin department will lead by Harbhajan Singh and Anil Kumble with A.Mishra might play support role if needed. Mishra, a neat and organised spinner, was included in India's Test squad to face West Indies in 2002 but did not get a game then. He subsequently made his ODI debut against South Africa in Dhaka in 2003 but fell out of national reckoning since.
Indian squad for first two Tests match against Australia: Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman, MS Dhoni, Anil Kumble (Captain), S Badrinath, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma, RP Singh, Munaf Patel and Amit Mishra.