India World Cup squad: Sreesanth, Rohit Sharma ignored

There is no major surprise selection as India have announced their 15-member squad for the ICC World Cup 2011.

updated: January 17, 2011 11:57 IST
  • Total Shares


The exclusion of middle-order batsman Rohit Sharma was the surprise in India's 15-man World Cup squad announced in Chennai. The other bone of contention had been the second specialist spinner's slot, and the selectors have picked both offspinner R Ashwin and legspinner Piyush Chawla, ahead of left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha. Most of the other names in the squad were along expected lines.

India's major concern ahead of the team selection was the injuries to four first-choice players - Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir and quick bowler Praveen Kumar - but the selectors picked all four, confident that they will be fit in time for the tournament which starts on February 19.

Show Full Article
  • World Cup 2011
  • Cricket