Tuesday 12 October 2010 

India Name Squad Missing Stars For Australia ODIs

India Name Squad Missing Stars For Australia ODIs
India Name Squad Missing Stars For Australia ODIs
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India's opening batsmen Virender Sewhag and Sachin Tendulkar will miss the upcoming three-match One-Day International series with Australia.

The big-hitting pair were absent from a 14-man squad named for the series, which begins in Kochi on 17th October.

Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, fast bowler Zaheer Khan and left-arm spinnner Pragyan Ojha are also missing and the Indian board (BCCI) confirmed that Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir and Ishant Sharma were not in the squad as they are carrying injuries.

Gambhir and Sharma missed the second Test in Bangalore with knee injuries.

The series offers an opportunity for the likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Saurabh Tiwary and Ranganath Vinay Kumar to impress in the absence of a number of experienced players.

India ODI squad: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Ravi Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravi Jadeja, Praveen Kumar, Virat Kohli, Ashish Nehra, Munaf Patel, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Saurabh Tiwary, Murali Vijay, Ranganath Vinay Kumar, Yuvraj Singh

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