India’s national selectors have just announced the squad for the Twenty20 World Cup in Sri Lanka and it includes not one but plenty of stunning picks.
The first one has to be Yuvraj Singh. He has not played any real competitive cricket since recovering from a rare germ-cell cancer but the selectors felt he had recovered well enough to be picked.
The other surprise was Harbhajan Singh. The off-spinner has struggled for form but once again, the ‘professional’ selectors have gone with their gut feeling. Lakshmipathy Balaji has also been included as is Piyush Chawla.
The squad for the New Zealand Test series was also announced.
Team India for T20Is/ICC World T20
Mahendra Singh Dhoni(C), Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Irfan Pathan, R Ashwin, Zaheer Khan, L Balaji, Ashok Dinda, Rohit Sharma, Piyush Chawla, Harbhajan Singh, Manoj Tiwary.
Team India for Test series against NZ-
Mahendra Singh Dhoni(C), Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, R Ashwin, Zaheer Khan, Pragyan Ojha, Umesh Yadav, Ajinkya Rahane, Piyush Chawla, Ishant Sharma, Suresh Raina.