Tendulkar, Zaheer rested; Nehra, Nayar get a call for WI ODI series

ODI Series against West Indies

Tendulkar, Zaheer rested; Nehra, Nayar get a call for WI ODI series


Suresh Raina was also not considered because of a thumb injury while Irfan Pathan was left out of the squad announced by BCCI Secretary N Srinivasan.
Apart from Delhi pacer Nehra, Tamil Nadu batsmen Murali Vijay and S Badrinath were also included in the squad for the four-match series for which the Indian team will directly fly from London tomorrow.
Mumbai all rounder Abhishek Nayar was the lone new face in the squad which will be captain by Mahendra Singh Dhoni and will have Yuvraj Singh as his deputy.
Virender Sehwag, who pulled out of the Twenty20 World Cup because of a shoulder injury, was not considered for selection.

The 30-year-old Nehra, who last played a one-day international in September 2005, was rewarded for his fine show in the recent IPL with a berth in the squad which has no place for Irfan Pathan and an injured Suresh Raina.
Tamil Nadu opener Murali Vijay and middle order batsman S Badrinath were recalled in the squad announced by BCCI Secretary N Srinivasan through a press release.
Srinivasan said Raina was not considered for selection as he sustained a hairline fracture on his thumb and has been advised two weeks' rest. Zaheer has been rested while Tendulkar had made a request that he be rested for the tour beginning June 26.
The 25-year-old Mumbai all rounder Nayar was also rewarded for his consistent performance in domestic cricket and the recent IPL by being named in the squad to be captained by Mahendra Singh Dhoni with Yuvraj Singh as his deputy.
Virender Sehwag, who pulled out of the Twenty20 World Cup because of a shoulder injury, was also not considered for selection.

Two of the selectors -– Chairman K Srikkanth and Raja Venkat -- were in England. They communicated with their three colleagues via a teleconference.
Dhoni, Gary Kirsten, Srinivasan, Convener of the All-India Selection Committee, also participated in the meeting.
Team: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Capt), Yuvraj Singh (vice-captain), Gautam Gambhir, Rohit Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Pragyan Ojha, Yusuf Pathan, Murali Vijay, S Badrinath, RP Singh, Praveen Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Abhishek Nayar, Ashish Nehra, Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik.

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