Recently the selection committee, led by Sandeep Patil sat down to name the probables for the ICC Champions Trophy which is scheduled to take place in England from 6 to 23 June 2013.
Senior cricketers like Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh were omitted in India’s 30-member probables list for the ICC Champions Trophy.
The selectors had in mind that they wanted to include more youngsters in the squad in order to start building a team keeping in mind the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup.
Apart from the struggling seniors, batsman Cheteswar Pujara and spinner Pragyan Ojha were also left out from the list of probables announced by BCCI secretary Sanjay Jagdale.
Gautam Gambhir, who had been dropped from the Test team, finds himself in the list which has a number of youngsters like Madhya Pradesh all-rounder Jalaj Saxena, Punjab pacer Siddharth Kaul, Maharashtra middle-order batsman Kedar Jadhav and MP pacer Ishwar Pandey.
Indian Team Probables List for Champions Trophy 2013 :
Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Gautam Gambhir, Unmukt Chand, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Manoj Tiwary, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Wriddhiman Saha, Dinesh Karthik, Ravichandran Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Ravindra Jadeja, Jalaj Saxena, Parveez Rassol, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashok Dinda, Umesh Yadav, Shami Ahmed, Irfan Pathan, Vinay Kumar, Praveen Kumar, Ishwar Pandey, Siddharth Kaul.
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