Indian squa for Asia Cup Announced..Sehwag, Zaheer Rested.. Kohli Vice captain..

@venkit (2957)
India
February 29, 2012 4:08am CST
Slightly changed new squad has been announced. The main players who rested are: Sehwag,Zaheer and Umesh yadav Harbhajan was not picked once again.. Sachin Tendulkar retained in the squad... Another Change happened is the India's future captain Virat kohli has been appointed as new vice captain The comeback players are: Yusuf Pathan and Ashok Dinda.. Dinda called back due to his super performance in Ranji, he took 37 wickets from 6 matches.. The squad is like this: MS Dhoni (capt & wk), Virat Kohli (vice-capt), Sachin , Gambhir, Rohit Sharma, Raina, M Tiwary, R Jadeja,Ashwin, Praveen Kumar, Vinay Kumar, Rahul Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, Irfan Pathan, Ashok Dinda.
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@banta78 (4335)
• India
29 Feb 12
Selectors have refrained from making wholesome changes to the squad, sticking to tried and tested with minor changes in team composition. They are backing the pros, to gain the confidence and form back on pitches that favor their style of play. Sehwag has been totally out of sorts and he also seems to have fitness issues. Zaheer and Umesh too seemed to be carrying niggles and needed to be rested. So let's hope the Indian team does well in Asia Cup.
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@venkit (2957)
• India
29 Feb 12
Ya selectors have not tempted to make huge changes.. In Indian Subcontinental pitches this team may perform well. I thouught P ojha or mishra would get a chance, but they stick to rahul sharma.. Yusuf Pathan was picked, without doing something special, just surprised in it..
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@ajithlal (14568)
• India
3 Apr 12
I think Paul Valathy and Ambadi Raydu should have been given chance because both are good players and did not get enough chance in the international level.
• India
1 Mar 12
It's good to see the chance for the Old players like yousuf and irfan. And better think is kohli as a wise caption for training of captionship for the future team. He has already shown as a good Caption in the Under 19 Worldcups. He is the caption brings us the Under 19 world cup. So all the Best to our team India to Win this Series.
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@venkit (2957)
• India
1 Mar 12
Ya irfan and yusuf are getting chance, its after a long time both brothers are picked together in the squad. And Kohli is future Indian captain, and already a world cup winner for India.
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@amitpro (75)
• India
29 Feb 12
I think they should be playing with Zaheer in the squad. Kohli has played quite well recently better than any player in the present tour. It will be interesting to see how he handles the responsibility of being a vice captain. Sachin will be etting his 100th 100 very soon surely. this will be a pleasure to watch master playing against Indian subcontinental teams.
@venkit (2957)
• India
1 Mar 12
Zaheer is not dropped, he is injured.He was given rest as requested by physio. And virat has got this vice captaincy in very young stage. I think he is the youngest vice captain for India.. Surely sachin's century is very much in the scene.
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• India
29 Feb 12
I think this is a better squad. The selectors haven't done much changes to the current squad, just few changes. Sehwag was not playing up to his best, so its better to drop him. And Sachin is not dropped, its very good chance to score his hundred. India have chosen one of the better & strong squad available at the moment. Zaheer was having some fitness issues, so there is nothing wrong in dropping him. Y Pathan got a good opportunity to regain his form and play well, Hope Dinda will play well. I think Ojha/Harbhajan should have taken into the squad. This is a good squad consisting of some seniors and youngsters.
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@venkit (2957)
• India
1 Mar 12
This is a balanced team, Sachin has got chance to make century in this Australia tour also. He is there because of his talent.. Hope that he will make the century in this series itself, If India get into the finals.. Surely Ojha/Harbhajan would have been a nice pick..
@preethaanju (3000)
• India
29 Feb 12
Yes dont call Sehwags exclusion as 'rested'.He was dropped is the right way to put it. Yes these home tigers will scored by millions on these flat pitches. Another thing is the pampering that has begun to Kohli. He has only begun his international career. yes its true he has a few good innings under his belt. But lets not go over board praising him.
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@venkit (2957)
• India
29 Feb 12
yes, in India when a senior player is discarded from selection its stated as rest by the board. Here also Board says that he is rested... And virat is surely India's future captain, but he can take that slot when time comes. Here we have choice to make Gauti as the vice captain, but Selectors went ahead of Gauti and made kohli as vice captain.. Which means selectors are eying on kohli as India's future captain.. In my opinion, gauti should have given the vice captaincy..This is a bit too early..
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@yaso4u (502)
• India
29 Feb 12
Performance counted for selection, the best example is the selection of Ashok dinda ahead of some senior bowlers. Well done Krish ! Yusuf Pathan also given chance as per his performance in local matches. I will accept the selection of sachin and dhoni. Because sachin is really in good nick but his unluckyness keep him away to score big score. Dhoni has to be there, he doesn't need so much rest.
@venkit (2957)
• India
29 Feb 12
so what do you say about raina?? anyway this is a good squad.. but if India qualify for CB series finals and if viru makes a ton there, then we will repent for avoiding him. Actually the selection should have happened only after the end of the ongoing tour..
@yaso4u (502)
• India
29 Feb 12
Venkit, I am great fan of Viru. For viru coming into form will take only one match which will take place at any time. But selectors told that Shewag and Zaheer had been asked to take rest by physio of our team. About Raina, he will be different player when he plays in the sub-continental pitches so his selection is also fine as per me.
@venkit (2957)
• India
29 Feb 12
In subcontinental pitches all Indian batsmen will play well. And Zaheer is certainly rested, but viru I don't think its a rest.It is a drop due to his poor form. But as I have already mentioned, in India selectors always use the word rest to drop the seniors from the team..
• India
29 Feb 12
It is a great team selection by selector. Here i am notice two bengal players dinda and tiwary picked up. I am very happy for it. Because there have many talanted players. But does not flick in big match or odi. But tiwary got a century againts west indise. But i am shocked when i did not see him any match againts australia or srilanka. And dinda prove himself in ranji. So hopefully india will win asia cup. And yusuf pathan is a tallented player. Who can cahange impossible to possible. And virat kohli's promotion for vice captain. Its also a great choice by selector. Because virat can take resposibility to win. Hopefully we will get lot of success from this team. And india will champion of asia cup.
@venkit (2957)
• India
29 Feb 12
surely Tiwary will find place in Asia cup team as there is one more space opened for middle order batsman, because we have only 2 openers gauti and sachin.. I don't know why Dhoni didn't gave at least one chance for tiwary in CB series, surely he is a talented player need to get more chance.. Tiwary should have got at least one chance in place of raina.. Dinda has made the selectors to pick him with his wicket taking performance in Ranji..he is the second highest wicket taker in last ranji season.. Hope that the come back players dinda and yusuf will utilize the chance..
@msdivkar (1903)
• India
29 Feb 12
Hi venkit, It is pleasing to see Virat Kohli promoted to Vice Captain. he is the future captain of India and need to be trained in that department. In general the team selected looks to be good and balanced but still feel that Habhajan should have been included. There is still some cricket left in him, at least selectors could have tried him for this series. After doing so much for Indian cricket he deserves a better treatment. Another name I feel missed is Pragyan Ojha, he bowled so well in West indies series. Ashok Dinda is new promising player and his inclusion in the team is welcome one.
@venkit (2957)
• India
29 Feb 12
surely, this looks like a balanced team. Harbhajan should have given the chance, but selectors may be thinking that he should perform and come up for selection..I don't think that his career has ended.. And virat is surely India's future captain, but making him vice captain now is a bit too early(i think).. There is Gauti in the team, If he is not present then virat can be given the vice captaincy.. But vice captaincy doesn't matters as long as Dhoni plays..
@vt689586 (585)
• India
29 Feb 12
i just saw the news that Indian team has decided for next tournament and i got surprised that they did not take sehwag ,zaheer and umesh yadav.well it is very unfortunate that they have decided to play without these player.and i am sure they will miss them in that Asia cup.i think they should gave one chance to sehwag.but it is India all thing can happen here.
@venkit (2957)
• India
29 Feb 12
Umesh and zaheer is injured, thats why they are given rest.. And in recent past India is following the strategy of resting or rotating the fast bowlers so that they can remain there fitness for long time.. And Sehwag didn't play well in this series apart from yesterdays match. As an opener he should perform, otherwise he will face situations like this.
@ajithlal (14568)
• India
10 Mar 12
I think most probably Sehwag will get enough rest because considering the huge schedule including the IPL most probably players would have get burned out and tired. I think it is wise to rotate the players. I would have given rest to Dhoni also before the IPL and I think players should be rotate and rested and also given chances and not be kept out for longer time.
@vt689586 (585)
• India
29 Feb 12
i just saw the news that Indian team has decided for next tournament and i got surprised that they did not take sehwag ,zaheer and umesh yadav.well it is very unfortunate that they have decided to play without these player.and i am sure they will miss them in that Asia cup.i think they should gave one chance to sehwag.but it is India all thing can happen here.