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.
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)
BOARD PRESIDENT’S XI
Abhinav Mukund (Captain)
Shikhar Dhawan (Captain)