Australia Test series: Sehwag axed

Last Updated: Thu, Mar 07, 2013 09:45 hrs

Out-of-form opener Virender Sehwag was dropped from the Indian squad on Thursday as the All-India Senior Selection Committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the team for the third and fourth Tests of the ongoing Airtel Test series against Australia.

The selectors announced a 14-man squad for the remaining two Tests and no replacement was announced for Sehwag.

The opener scored just 2, 19 and 6 in the last three innings against Australia in the ongoing series.

MS Dhoni will lead the team.

The third Test will be played in Mohali from Mar 14 to Mar 18.

The final Test will be played in Delhi from Mar 22 to Mar 26.

India is leading the series by 2-0 margin.

The team is as follows:

1. M.S. Dhoni Captain

2. Murali Vijay

3. Cheteshwar Pujara

4. Sachin Tendulkar

5. Virat Kohli

6. Ravindra Jadeja

7. Harbhajan Singh

8. R. Ashwin

9. Pragyan Ojha

10. Bhuvneshwar Kumar

11. Ajinkya Rahane

12. Ashok Dinda

13. Shikhar Dhawan

14. Ishant Sharma

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