Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Indian Squad for Asia Cup Cricket 2010

Indian squad for the upcoming Asia Cup Cricket 2010 has announced today (8 June). In a surprise move, Indian selectors left out Yuvraj Singh from India’s 15-man Asia Cup squad. Sachin Tendulkar was not considered for selection for the tournament at his personal request.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who was rested for the Tri-nation Series in Zimbabwe, has returned to lead India in the tournament starting from 15 June in Sri Lanka. Some other regular players, who also missed the tournament in Zimbabwe, including opening pair Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir have been included in the squad.

Saurabh Tiwary, the promising Jharkhand batsman, has earned his first call-up to the national team. His recent performance in domestic circuit impressed the selectors. The 20-year-old has scored 1579 runs at an average over 50 from 19 first class matches with 6 centuries to his credit. Moreover, his performance in limited over cricket is also impressive. His hard-hitting batting helped Mumbai Indians reach the final of IPL 2010.

However, the biggest surprise is the omission of Yuvraj Singh. The batsman has been suffering from a wrist injury over the last few months and struggling for form in the recent tournaments.

All rounder Yusuf Pathan also failed to make the cut for the Asia Cup squad following his recent poor form. He failed to continue his impressive IPL form in international circuit. His exclusion has left India with one all rounder in Ravindra Jadeja.

India will feature their first choice pace attack in Asia Cup as Zaheer Khan, Praveen Kumar and Ashish Nehra have come back. Praveen Kumar was forced to go back home after sustaining abdominal muscle tear during Twenty20 World Cup 2010. However, the pacer has shaken off the injury and is ready to take part in Asia Cup.

Praveen’s replacement in T20 World Cup, Umesh Yadav, who also played in the recent Tri-nation series, has failed to keep his place following a poor show in Zimbabwe. Pacer Pankaj Singh was also dropped from the squad for the same reason.

However, Bengal pacer Ashok Dinda and off spinner R Ashwin were included in the squad, despite India’s frustrating performance in Zimbabwe. Dinda and Ashwin starred in this year’s IPL.

India’s spin attack would be led by Harbhajan Singh, who has also returned after missing the Zimbabwe tournament. Pragyan Ojha, Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja will be there to support Harbhajan. Amit Mishra, following his frustrating performance in Zimbabwe, has been excluded.

Chief of the Indian selectors, Kris Srikkanth, has said that fitness, fielding ability and consistency were at the core of their mind while selecting the squad.

Ambati Rayudu and Robin Uthappa could not earn the call, despite having an impressive domestic performance recently. There are some who believe that Uthappa should have been included in T20 World Cup squad following his excellent performance for Bangalore in IPL 2010.

Roles

Players

Batsmen

MS Dhoni (wk), Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Saurabh Tiwary

Bowlers

Zaheer Khan, Praveen Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Ashok Dinda, Harbhajan Singh, Pragyan Ojha, R Ashwin

All rounders

Ravindra Jadeja,

70 comments:

  1. this is wrong with yusuf pathan

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  2. the most liked thing about indian squad is omission of yuvraj.

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  3. if selection is on the basis of performence as the cheif selector mr. shrikant has said then yusuf pathan has performed reletively well in comparesion of ravinder jadeja. then why he has selected ravinder jadeja and not yusuf pathan. this shows (reveals) clear partiality. mr. shrikant dont be smart.

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  4. this is a wrong selection .....!

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  5. 1.when yusuf selected for the zimbabwe .so why he not get a chance for batting in top order .

    2. even suresh raina is not used for bowling also
    so where is the mistake of yusuf pathan .
    can;t bcci is seen . its a big partiality
    in my view yusuf have to get a chance in asia cup
    i think dhoni is the one man who used yusuf perfectly

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  7. I like the INDIAN SQUAD for asia cup.i think that all batsman win pklay nicely

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  8. The Best side is Yuvraj and Pathan has been droped and Zahir and Pravin Singh is In and Saurav Tivari has got a chance ......... The only thing is we can miss Sachin Tendulkar

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  9. then where is mr atul sharma the fast bowler in this world

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  10. good and balanced team

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  11. Yusuf Was Excellect Bowling In IPL this year.i dont know why raina is not used in zim tour.i have been watching cricket more than ten years.indian batmans always belive that we can boost the runrate in last ten overs(but they dont)eventhough asking rate(while Chasing) was high in the middle of the innings.this ideas have to change .india will get bright future

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  12. indian squad is good but the think is the players should use the chance once given to them .......
    why the selectors omitting robin uthappa ?????

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  13. i think india miss mr.sachin and pathan power.
    ashwin is good blower and batsman .ashwin come in middle order and fast running the scrod

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  14. 1.when yusuf selected for the zimbabwe .so why he not get a chance for batting in top order .

    2. even suresh raina is not used for bowling also
    so where is the mistake of yusuf pathan .
    can;t bcci is seen . its a big partiality
    in my view yusuf have to get a chance in asia cup
    i think dhoni is the one man who used yusuf perfectly

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  15. REALY NICE SQUAD I AM KEEN TO SEE SAURABH TIWARY IN ACTION....THIS TIME INDIA SHUD WIN.........BEST OF LUCK INDIA...CHEERS..

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  16. why un necessarly ravidra jadeja,

    till now no good performance, he is al rounder ?

    al rounder means what u know ?

    Kalis, flitoff, shane watson, these are al alrounders.

    Tirupathi Rao.

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  17. Well its a alarming thing for Yuvraj... hopefully India plays well because in recent past we haven't performed too well in shorter versions of the game.

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  18. Yaah its bad for yusuf pathan & dada

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  19. pls select robin uttappa instead of ravinder jadeja bcos jadeja has never been a all rounder

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  20. wtf! i luv yuvraj..where is he?

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  21. why they don't select robin uthappa for asia cup,,,,,,,,

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  22. srikanth is mental

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  23. where is sreeshant,ishant, robin,suman,kaif?
    do they not deserve their earnest chance?
    yes, yuvi is the best player india had ever produced but many players are waiting for their chance?i belive india is the best team in the world circket "IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING EVEN THE WORD IMPOSSIBLE SAYS I M POSSIBLE"

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  24. EaSt OR WeSt InDiA iS tHe BeSt !

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  25. Twinkle Twinkle Little Stars I*N*D*I*A Is The Super Stars !

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  26. bullsh...yuvraj or uthappa or irfan pathan....no body has been selected...this is sheer partiality with ravindra jadeja....he ia a more of a liabilty than anything else...if india goes on and loses the asia cup,it would be sheerly attributed to srikanth's lack of sense

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  27. ** UTHAPPA **IS THE F I T T E S T AND FASTEST BATSMAN I EVER SEEN. I m not faking....he proved himself in the recent ipl matches..by becoming the MOST STYLISH PLAYER & HE scored MOST SIXES in that IPL ......THEN WHY HE WAS NOT CHOOSEN FOR ASIA CUP ???? I hate the selectors...they have surely done PARTIALITY....AGAINT UTHAPPA...ANYWAys all the best for ASIA CUP.....FROM-NEERAJ mail me at imnks1@gmail.com

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  28. Why is Irfan Pathan not given a single chance to prove himself???????

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  29. man these guys r killing indian cricket team by selectign the worst time players, i mean lk players lk sreesanth, kartik, utthapa and others r not in there due to dinda ashwin nehra really omg

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  30. Why is Uthappa left out ? Hey I know... Coz' Kris Srikkant is an @$$.... That SOAB always gives chance to useless players like Ravindra Jadeja, who despite of being in poor form and consistently failing to perform always makes it to the Indian team.
    Ashok Dinda isn't a proper bowler. I think it's very very unfortunate for the likes of Irfan Pathan, S.Sreesanth and Ishant Sharma who've always had to face the axe just coz' they didn't perform in a couple of matches.

    I think Yusuf Pathan should be played up the order for getting anything outta him. Just like Shane Warne uses him Dhoni too should use him as an ACE up his sleeve. I don't think the problem is with his form, but with his lack of confidence and experience. All he needs is a push up and he'll surely do what he does best.

    And as for Zaheer Khan, he should get his line right. Coz' I don't see the sting in him any more. He isn't the kinda guy he used to be. If U wanna know what I'm talking bout' just check out videos of his recent bowling performance. His straying line and length have been one of the reasons for India giving away runs in the beginning overs.

    But it always comes down to performance. All we want is for India to win and that is of prime importance. I just hope these guys play as a team and not as a bunch of wannabes playing for personal glory or interest...

    The future will tell.

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  31. without yuvi india will not win Asia Cup...
    This is not a gd team for Asia cup. Yuvi 1000000 time better then other seleced player.
    Mahi.................

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  32. yusuf should have been selected ahead of R.jadaja

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  33. yusuf should've been selected ahead of jadeja

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  34. u guys need boweler's because new bowler shit

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  35. be careful beware of indian team for other teams (sehwag is there )

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  36. IRFAN:robin utthappa should come back..........

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  37. Why selecting 4 spin on the team....instead of ojha,yusuf is better because he is all-rounder

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  38. i think robin uthappa and Yuvraj must have been selected because they lead India many times to win the selecters are doing very much parciality

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  39. i think robin utthapa and yusuf pathan must be selected. i dont know why the selecters choose only one allrounder and that also as ravindra jadeja who not a good batsmen

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  40. the selector have o be included the player yusuf pathan in the team in the place of all rounder and give chance to robin uttappa and he is in good form

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  41. why irfan pathan is not been given a chance..he is one of the finnest all-rounders we have now...also he has performed very well in IPL 3

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  42. iam very happy with exclusion of yuvraj....his fitness level is down plus he is getting more into glamour....~~~
    iam not happy with the inclusion of ravindra jadeja......he has not performed upto the mark for the indian team~~~
    its good that sehwag and gambhir are back....!!

    with ashok dinda in the squad....we have lethal pace attack~~~~~

    iam not pleased with the exclusion of yusuf pathan~~

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  43. why ravindra jadeja still in team
    yusuf should select ahead of jadeja
    this is injustice against yusuf
    yusuf is much better then jadeja as a all rounder


    all rounder means ...!
    shane watson, kallis , irfan pathan ,yusuf pathan andrew flitif etc jadeja yuck my foot ...!!
    irfan and robbin utthapa should cum back in team india .....!!!!


    imran siddique

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  44. bull shit selection.........v cant win without sachin......thats 4 sure

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  45. the main thing is that sachin is not playing....the person who broke the record of highest runs in cricket history and also the no.1 to score 200 in one-day...and the captain of mumbai indians who reached the IPL finale...he is the moral of the team...and there are some young players who had played really good in IPL like robin utthappa,manish pandey,sikhar dhawan,raidu....so anyways wish for a best luck for our INDIAN team...

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  46. Guys be cool, Don't you get bore with so much cricket? It is difficult to make selection of indian team. Yuvraj is righly dropped. Utappa need to prove more, couple of innings in IPL doesnt mean much, see in de case of Naman Ojha,Murali Vijay. R Jadeja is of course seems a wrong selection as of now. I feel Irfan Pathan is a good as compare Jadeja. Lets hope for the better

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  47. ravindera jadeja do not deserve to play internationl

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  48. Hai, The selectors are gone crazy. Those players are not performing well like Ashok Dinda, Ravinda Jadeja, they give them more chance and they must give a chance Irfan Pathan change he can even bat and oppisstion has a fear. Why not selected Yusuf selectors may have forgotten the Two Brothers partnership in T20 world cup. Not a good team for Asia Cup.

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  49. the best team is
    sehwag
    sachin
    gambir
    yuvi{virat kohli}
    dhoni
    raina
    uthappa
    harbhajan
    irfan
    zaheer
    sreesanth

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  50. this is the wrong with irfan,yushuf&uthappa on the basis of selection

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  51. yuppie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1yuvraj left out he should learn something from this n come back to his normal form leaving all timepass he does n concentrate on cricket..........great m happy eith this squad

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  52. please consider and think about sreesanth being there in the team......... he is real good... he being aggressive does help the team out.... he is completed devoted towards cricket.. pls think !!!

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  53. yousuf,jadeja sirf ipl mein hi score kerte hain.ipl k shair international cricket mein dhair

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  54. U Know Why Irfan Pathan not selected?, coz he may win matches.......
    our aim is not to win matches but to select our relatives, our home state players, and start acting in ad films.....
    don't give chance when a player is in form, he may excel, no no.... make him sit in the bench watch matches share dressing room and at last when he looses the momentum give him a chance, and then u'll come to know he should'nt been selected.
    jedeja is a gud finisher he can score 50 runs for 80 balls once in every 10 matches he plays, wat a finisher. he should hav been thrown out when he threw his wicket for a cheap irresponsible runout when God hit 175 to chase against aus, jadeja can't even manage an 18runs of 18 balls.
    And virat kohli can only maintain a strike rate of 70, if he comes 1down then god saved the opponent team.

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  55. yes, it is wise decision to exclude Yuvraj & Yusuf bcoz they are not doing well since long time, now its time to give opportunity to new comer.

    Suresh H

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  56. Mr. Shrikanth doesn't know how to select players. He just goes out like anything. Yusuf Pathan, Robin Uthappa and Irfan Pathan all performed well in the recent IPL T-20. Irfan Pathan being all-rounder can give good support to the team. The selectors should give him atleast one chance to perform and also to Robin Uthhappa.

    Kartik Desai

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  57. Its not a very good selection...Yousuf is out its ok but why Yuvraj is out couldn't understand and why they have selected to Ravindra Jadeja he is a totally worst player. I could not understand how Indian selectors selects a player on the base of performance or region or its all about Dhoni to select the team. IRFAN pATHAN and ROBIN UTHAPPA did pretty well in IPL but they didn't get a chance for Zimbabwe Tour...

    Mohit Chauhan

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  58. No doubt Mr. Srikant is a good crickter but for the selecter point of view very worst. It is proved after selecting Ravindra Jadja for ASIA Cup squad. Ravin Uthappa like player kept outside. May be he is doing partiality.

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  59. i think they need to give chance to Robin Uthappa & Vinay kumar,

    Gururaj

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  60. Why Usuf Pathan is out of team, dhoni is also running out of form so why to take risk by taking dhoni in the team

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  61. squard leader yuvraj or sehvag, but not dhoni

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  62. THIS IS THE NICE TEAM BUT ONLY ONE MISTAKE IS THAT WHY THE SELECTORS IS NOT GIVING THE CHANCE TO THE ROBIN UTHAPPA?................... WHY? AND WE WILL REALLY MISS SACHIN TENDULKAR................ SELECTORS DONE THEIR JOB NOW THE WORK OF DHONI IS START TO PLAY THE GOOD TEAM IN THE FIELD with the good order and pairing...................................

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  63. Sarang Dhar SahooJune 15, 2010 at 10:19 PM

    My Best Team is

    Virendra Sehwag
    Goutam Gambhir
    Suresh Raina
    Robin Utthapa
    Rohit Sharma
    Virat Kohli
    Mohendra Sing Dhoni
    Harbhajan Singh
    Zaheer Khan
    Asish Nehra
    Pragyan Ojha

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  64. team selector didn't how to selected the player again, indian team should be

    1. Sachin tendukar
    2. virendra Sehwag
    3. Suresh Raina
    4. Virat Kohli
    5. Rohit Sharma
    6. Yousuf Patan or Robin Utthapa
    7. Dhoni
    8. Ravindra Jadeja
    9. Harbhajan Sigh
    10. Zaheer Khan
    11. Asish Nehra
    12. Pragyan Ojha

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  65. y the selectors r nt joing master blaster sachin tendulkar

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  66. the best team for asia cup is

    virender sehwag
    sachin tendulkar
    gautam gambhir
    suresh raina
    yuvraj singh{rohit sharma
    robin uthappa
    ms dhoni
    irfan pathan{yusuf pathan}
    harbajhan singh
    zaheer khan
    sreeshanth
    ishanth sharma
    pragayan ojha

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  67. wat a joke!!!! ravindra jadeja as an all-rounder!!!!!!!

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