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Indian teams for World T20, NZ series selected

Source : IBNS
Last Updated: Fri, Aug 10, 2012 11:21 hrs

The All-India Senior Selection Committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) met at the Cricket Centre in Mumbai on Friday to pick the Indian teams for the Test series against New Zealand, and the T20 International series against New Zealand and ICC World T20 2012 in Sri Lanka.

Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who recuperated from cancer, returned to the T20 side for the ICC World T20 and the T20 International series against New Zealand.

MS Dhoni has been named the captain of the team for both the T20 International series against New Zealand and ICC World T20 2012 as well as the Test squad.



Gambhir has been named the vice-captain of the T20 side.

The squad also includes Ashok Dinda, Manoj Tiwary, Rohit Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, L Balaji and Irfan Pathan.

Dinda performed well with the ball in the T20 match against Sri Lanka recently.

Pathan and Tiwary also performed well in the recently concluded series against Sri Lanka.

In the Test squad, senior Indian player VVS Laxman has been named along with Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Piyush Chawla and Ishant Sharma.

Indian team for the Test series against New Zealand:

M.S. Dhoni (Captain)

Virender Sehwag,

Gautam Gambhir

Sachin Tendulkar

VVS Laxman

Cheteshwar Pujara

Virat Kohli

R. Ashwin

Zaheer Khan

Pragyan Ojha

Umesh Yadav

Ajinkya Rahane

Piyush Chawla

Ishant Sharma

Suresh Raina


Indian Team for the T20 international series against New Zealand and the ICC World T20:

M.S. Dhoni - Captain

Gautam Gambhir - Vice-Captain

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

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