Sehwag to lead Rest of India, Nayar added to India A squad

Jan 31, 2013 13:30 IST

The All-India Senior Selection Committee met at Bengaluru earlier today to pick the Rest of India team for the Irani Cup, the Board President's XI and the India 'A' team.

1. The rest of India team will play against Mumbai, the 2012-13 Ranji Trophy Champions, at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, from 6 February 2013 to 10 February 2013.

Sehwag will lead the Rest of India team in the Irani Cup. Reuters

Sehwag will lead the Rest of India team in the Irani Cup. Reuters

2. BOARD PRESIDENT’S XI, for the two-day game against Australia, to be played at Chennai on 12-13 February 2013.

3. INDIA ‘A,’ for the three-day game against Australia, to be played at Chennai from 16 February 2013 to 18 February 2013.

While the squads themselves are fine, it was interesting to see that the selectors haven't picked Virender Sehwag, who has been badly out of form, for the tour matches against Australia. It was also sad to see that Wasim Jaffer has not been picked for the tour matches either.

Abhishek Nayar, who had a brilliant allround season for Mumbai, was added to the India A squad on 31 January. Nayar led Mumbai with 966 runs at an average of 96.60 and also took 19 wickets at an average of 22.89.

REST OF INDIA

Virender Sehwag (Captain)
Shikhar Dhawan
Murali Vijay
Manoj Tiwary
Suresh Raina
Wriddhiman Saha
Harbhajan Singh
S. Sreesanth
Pragyan Ojha
Ishwar Pandey
Abhimanyu Mithun
Ambati Rayudu
Mohammed Shami
Jalaj Saxena

BOARD PRESIDENT’S XI

Abhinav Mukund (Captain)
Robin Uthappa
Ambati Rayudu
Mandeep Singh
Kedar Jadhav
Parthiv Patel
Stuart Binny
Sarabjit Ladda
Parvez Rassol
Mohammed Shami
Parvinder Awana
Kamlesh Makwana

INDIA ‘A’

Shikhar Dhawan (Captain)
Jiwanjyot Singh
Rohit Sharma
Manoj Tiwary
Ajinkya Rahane
C. Gautam
Rakesh Dhruv
Jalaj Saxena
Manpreet Gony
Vinay Kumar
Dhawal Kulkarni
Ashok Menaria

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