After a thumping win over West Indies, India is ready for Australian tour beginning from 26th December, 2011-12. Indian cricket team will play 4 test matches, 2 T20 matches and Commonwealth Bank Tri Series of 10 One Day International Matches (ODI), featuring India, Australia and Sri Lanka. The selection made by selectors of Board of Cricket Council of India (BCCI) has introduced some young faces for Team India. It is all due to injuries, the bench strength of India is inexperienced. Varun Aaron, Ajinkya Rahane, Abhimanyu Mithun, Umesh Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin and Wriddhiman Saha are the new faces selected by the selectors for the Australian tour.
Abhimanyu Mithun, Umesh Yadav, Varun Aaron and Ishant Sharma are the shouldering the Indian bowling department, for the upcoming Australia tour. Pragyan Ojha and Ravichandran Ashwin are the two spinner which will be sharing the burden.
Dhoni will be the wicket-keeper and Wriddhiman Saha is a back-up for wicket keeping. Wriddiman Saha is the reserve wicket keeper.
MS Dhoni is the Captain of the Team India who has Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag as the two openers and Ajinkya Rahane as the back-up opening batsman.
This time India is introducing some new faces in their team and they are new for Australians as well. According to the selectors, new faces in team India may troubles Australian team.
Did the selectors decided to play safe? There are many experienced players in India, but Board of Cricket Council of India (BCCI) gave chances to the new comers for Australian tour of India. Off-Spinner Harbhajan Singh is an experienced player, but is axed from the Australian tour due fall in the form.
Irfan Pathan is one of the experienced players, but is also opted out of the team by the selectors. The selection of the new players may trouble Indian Team or it may generate good results. It’s now up to the new comers to prove themselves and the decision made my BCCI selectors is fair one.
For more information on Bhajji’s performance In Australia check out another blog of mine on Ravichandran Ashwin Replaced Harbhajan for Australian Tour.