Indian selectors named 15-member Indian squad for the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy 2009 starting from 22 September in
Spin department includes off spinner Harbhajan Singh and leg spinner Amit Mishra. All rounder Yusuf Pathan is another effective spinner in the squad.
The squad includes two all rounders: Yusuf Pathan and Abhishek Nayar- both of whom could contribute to India’s total score with their hard-hitting batting in the lower middle order. Reserve wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik is also capable of scoring big score, and thus, adding to
Overall, the squad looks balanced, but still, it lacks strength both in batting and bowling in the absence of Virender Sehwag and Zaheer Khan.
Indian Squad for ICC Champions Trophy 2009
MS Dhoni (Captain/wicketkeeper), Gautam Gambhir, Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh, Rahul Dravid, Suresh Raina, Yusuf Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Ishant Sharma, RP Singh, Ashish Nehra, Dinesh Karthik, Praveen Kumar, Amit Mishra and Abhishek Nayar.