Thursday, December 2, 2010

India takes 2-0 lead in ODI series against New Zealand

Gautam Gambhir
After winning both first one day international at Guwahati and second at Jaipur India takes 2-0 lead in 5 match ODI series between India and New Zealand. New players are selected for the rest of the series as selectors previously picked the squad for first two matches of the series only. Gautam Gambhir is retained as the captain for the rest of the series and Zaheer Khan returned to the squad for the remaining three matches.

India's lead pace-man, Zaheer, who missed the first two matches due to injury is returned and both Sreesanth and Raina are rested for the rest of the series, with rest of the squad remaining as it is under the captaincy of Gambhir.

Selectors have decided to rest four ace players before the south africa series including regular captain of the Indian Cricket Team Mahendra Singh Dhoni and other three top players Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar and Harbhajan Singh.

Zaheer missed the third Test match against New Zealand and first two ODIs due to injury in groin during the second Test match of the Test Series at Hyderabad. Now he will be available for the remaining fixtures in the series on December 4th, 7th and 10th.

Parthiv Patel also get his comeback call after six years of gap and will keep the wickets for the fourth and fifth ODI at Bangluru and Chennai respectively. Mumbai batsman Rohit Sharma will also get the chance to play in 4th and 5th ODI as he was dropped after the Sri Lanka series.

Indian Squad for 3rd ODI: Gautam Gambhir (captain), Murali Vijay, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Sourav Tiwary, Yusuf Pathan, Wriddhiman Saha (wicketkeeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra, Praveen Kumar, Munaf Patel, Ravindra Jadeja and R. Vinay Kumar

Indian Squad for 4th and 5th ODIs: Gautam Gambhir (captain), Murali Vijay, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Sourav Tiwary, Yusuf Pathan, Parthiv Patel (wicketkeeper), R.Ashwin, Ashish Nehra, Munaf Patel, Zaheer Khan, Praveen Kumar, Ravindra Jadeja, Rohit Sharma


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