Indian T20 Squad vs South Africa...Uthappa, Yusuf, Dinda in...Sehwag, Zaheer Out
March 7, 2012 11:45am CST
Indian team is going to play the one-off Twenty 20 international against South Africa on March 30 in Johannesburg. This Match can be considered as an International T20 Practice match looking forward the IPL 2012. This is a very recently announced schedule. Selectors have declared the 15 member squad for the match. Robin Uthappa and Yusuf Pathan had made their come back to the T20 side. MS Dhoni will captain the side,and Virat Kohli will be the vice captain. The squad is : MS Dhoni Virat Kohli Robin Uthappa Gautam Gambhir Rohit Sharma Suresh Raina Ravindra Jadeja R Ashwin Praveen Kumar Vinay Kumar Rahul Sharma Yusuf Pathan Manoj Tiwary Irfan Pathan Ashok Dinda
8 Mar 12
did they mention who is going to open alongside Gambhir? hope they are not thinking irfan as the opener. besides why do they need this match anyways? they have to travel from india to south africa and return in less than week just to play one stupid T 20 game? i just hope what you said by "This Match can be considered as an International T20 Practice match looking forward the IPL 2012" is not true. IPl was suppose to the practising platform for international T20s and now its the other way? and why you need 15 guys in the team for anyway? only one match so that must mean the other 4 guys are in the squad for carrying water bottles?
8 Mar 12
BCCI is giving more importance to making money by selling cricket. I accept ramaswamy's view,BCCI have planned this sudden match to attract fans and people for T20. Surely IPL should be a practice and learning option for youngsters to play international matches, but me too feels that it is going vice-verse.
8 Mar 12
I think Uthappa will be a good option. And there was no need for 15 member for a match wich last for 3 hours.... 13 members squad would have been enough. "This Match can be considered as an International T20 Practice match looking forward the IPL 2012", its just a funny comment, BCCI need the Fans to be back in the T20 format, as IPL will soon start after the match.
9 Mar 12
Sehwag's exclusion from the side was pretty obvious due to his poor form against West Indies(except one inning of 200) and Australia (where his average is of 13).Uthappa and Yusuf have their chances overdue and I guess selector should also picked Manoj Tewari .He didn't get chance after his maiden 100.Anyways Its good team for the subcontinent and Indians are looking absolute favorites.I also believe that this is a redemption series for Sachin as well because of his poor run lately( average of 20 against Australia with a total of 143 runs in 7 one days).