Mumbai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Thursday named a 30-member squad of probables for the Feb 14-March 29 One-Day International (ODI) World Cup, scheduled to be played in Australia and New Zealand next year.
Five members of India’s 2011 World Cup-winning team – Yuvraj Singh, Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan, Harbhajan Singh and Gautam Gambhir – were left out of the squad.
The discarded Punjab pair of Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh, as well as Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir have not been named in the pool of 30 probables the BCCI selectors announced on Thursday, with younger players with recent ODI experience being preferred. The final trimmed list of 15 for the 2015 World Cup is to be named in January.
The 30 probables list:
Batsmen: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Robin Uthappa, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Manoj Tiwary, Manish Pandey, Murali Vijay
Wicketkeeper: MS Dhoni, Wriddhiman Saha, Sanju Samson
Allrounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Akshar Patel, Stuart Binny, Parvez Rasool
Spinners: R Ashwin, Karn Sharma, Amit Mishra, Kuldeep Yadav
Fast bowlers: Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohd Shami, Umesh Yadav, Varun Aaron, Dhawal Kulkarni, Stuart Binny, Mohit Sharma, Ashok Dinda