Chennai: The message is Loud and Clear, from now on it’s the selectors who will call the shots when its comes to Indian Team Selection, not the captain.
According To Sources Indian team will include the following:
The Squad : MS DHONI (Captain) , GAUTAM GAMBHIR, PARTHIV PATEL, AJINKYA RAHANE , VIRAT KOHLI, SURESH RAINA , RAVINDRA JADEJA, R. ASHVIN, VARUN AARON, UMESH YADAV, VINAY KUMAR, S. ARVIND , RAHUL SHARMA, MANOJ TIWARI and PRAVVEEN KUMAR
It has been made clear to Dhoni that if he has too recreate the success of the World Cup, he has to do it with a new team that has been given to him by the selectors.
The 8-0 defeat (Four Tests, One T20 & Three ODIs) in England hasn’t helped him and now he has to do work with Pace Men like Varun Aaron , who was not considered even for a Single ODI match against England.
The Pace attack has been given to skipper has got simply no experience and the only player to have expertise in bowling is Praveen Kumar. Sources close to the selection committee indicated that the likes of Aaron and Umesh Yadav have been included to give the injection of pace which was initially lacking in the Indian attack for a while.
The biggest blow, Of course, has come for Harbhajan . The man with more than 400 test wickets has been abruptly removed and if the sources are to believed he won’t be back in Indian team in a hurry Harbhajan has to perform really well in Domestic season if he has to make a strong come back for a tour later this year.
Although selectors had told that no player will be selected in the Indian side just on the basis of ipl performances but the surprise selection has been leggie Rahul Sharma, with Ravindra Jadeja as the second spinner.