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Friday, March 26, 2010

Indian Squad for twenty20 World Cup - Chawla and Vinay included

Latest Update as on 20th April 2010:
Indian vice-captain Virendra Sehwag has been ruled out of world twenty20 squad and M.Vijay who is in prime form in IPL seson3 will take his place. Gautam Gambhir is named as vice-captain of Indian team.

Indian selectors on Friday announced the twenty20 world cup squad in which they have included leg spinner Piyush Chawla and Karnataka fast bowler R.Vinay Kumar who is currently performing exceptionally well for his team in IPL 2010.

Ishant Sharma and Virat Kohli both has not been included in the 15 member squad announced by selectors. Both have not done well in the on going IPL also and that is the main reason showing behind their exclusion.

There were injury concerns surrounding fast bowler Ashish Nehra and Gautam Gambhir but both have been included in the 15 member twenty20 squad. Since both are recovering well and hopeful to be fit before twenty20 world cup get underway.

Piyush Chawal is included as second specialist spinner in the squad ahead of Amit Mishra and Pragyan ojha because of good performance in last season. He will make comeback after almost two years of break from National side.

S.Sreesanth, R.P.Singh also failed to make into the 15 member squad. Ravinder Jadeja who doesn't taken part in this year IPL because of ban is also included in the squad.

Dinesh Karthik is included as second wicketkeeper in the team. M.S.Dhoni will lead the side while Virendra Sehwag will be his deputy. The bowling will be led by Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra, Praveen Kumar, Vinay Kumar and Harbhajan Singh.

World twenty20 will start from April 30th just five days after IPL twenty20. Indian team who is in Group C along with South Africa and Afghanistan in world twenty20, will play their first match on 1st of May 2010 against Afghanistan, while the second match is against South Africa on 2nd of May 2010.

Twentry20 Squad of India: MS Dhoni (Captain & WK), M.Vijay, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Yusuf Pathan, Dinesh Karthik, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Zaheer Khan, Praveen Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Harbhajan Singh, Piyush Chawla, Vinay Kumar.


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