Chawla Included In Indian World Cup Squad

Chawla Included In Indian World Cup Squad
Chawla Included In Indian World Cup Squad
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India have included leg-spinner Piyush Chawla in their 15-man squad for the 2011 World Cup, which also includes Praveen Kumar and Sachin Tendulkar.

Kumar and Tendulkar have been forced home from the current tour of South Africa due to injury while Chawla last played a One-Day International in 2008 but is part of the squad in South Africa.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni will captain the side with Virender Sehwag as his deputy and high profile players missing out on selection include fast bowlers Shanthakumaran Sreesanth and Ishant Sharma as well as batsmen Rohit Sharma and Murali Vijay.

India begin their campaign in the tournament's opening match in Dhaka against Bangladesh on 19th February while they also play England, South Africa, the West Indies, Ireland and the Netherlands in Group B.

India World Cup squad: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Virender Sehwag (vice-captain), Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Munaf Patel, Praveen Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yusuf Pathan, Piyush Chawla

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