Friday 13 February 2009 

Kulkarni Earns Place In Indian Squad For NZ Tour

Kulkarni Earns Place In Indian Squad For NZ Tour
Kulkarni Earns Place In Indian Squad For NZ Tour
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Mumbai bowler Dhawal Kulkarni has earned a call-up to India's Test squad to tour New Zealand just six months after making his first-class debut.

Kulkarni took 42 wickets in the Ranji Trophy, more than any other player as Mumbai completed a 38th tournament win. Lakshmipathy Balaji was also recalled following a long spell out of the side with injury and a return to action in the fifth ODI against Sri Lanka eariler this month.

Munaf Patel and Harbhajan Singh return from injury to take their places in all three squads.

The tour, which comprises two Twenty20 Internationals, five ODIs and three Tests, begins on February 25th.

India Test squad: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Murali Vijay Kumar, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Yuvraj Singh, Dinesh Karthik, Habrhajan Singh, Ishant Sharma, Munaf Patel, Amit Mishra, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Dhawal Kulkarni

India ODI squad: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Yusuf Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma, Munaf Patel, Irfan Pathan, Pragyan Ojha, Rohit Sharma, Praveen Kumar, Dinesh Karthik.

Twenty20 squad: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Yusuf Pathan, Rohit Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Ishant Sharma, Zaheer Khan, Suresh Raina, Irfan Pathan, Ravindra Jadeja, Munaf Patel, Pragyan Ojha, Praveen Kumar, Dinesh Karthik.

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