No place for Sehwag in Indian team for England ODIs

Cheteshwar Pujara has got the nod ahead of the misfiring Virender Sehwag.

FP Sports, Jan, 06 2013

The All-India Senior Selection Committee met in Delhi earlier today to pick the Indian team for the first three matches of the ODI series between India and England.

Virender Sehwag has missed out and that means Ajinkya Rahane could get a chance to open regularly. Cheteshwar Pujara has been picked in place of Sehwag. The Gujarati youngster has impressed in the longer format of the game, can also look forward to some ODI cricket.

Sehwag's performances have been below par in recent times. Getty Images

Sehwag's performances have been below par in recent times and the selection committee have taken the bold step of dropping the senior member of the team.

The team is as follows: M.S. Dhoni (C), Gautam Gambhir, Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, R. Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashok Dinda, Shami Ahmed

The first three ODIs will be played at Rajkot, Kochi and Ranchi, on 11 January, 15 January and 19 January respectively.

Published Date: Jan 06, 2013 | Updated Date: Jan 06, 2013

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1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4497 105
4 New Zealand 3114 97
5 Australia 3294 97
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2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 5266 117
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
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2 England 1962 123
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