Tuesday 21 December 2010 

Tendulkar, Chawla Named In India's ODI Squad

Tendulkar, Chawla Named In India's ODI Squad
Tendulkar, Chawla Named In India's ODI Squad
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India have named a 16-man squad for their upcoming One-Day International series in South Africa, recalling leg-spinner Piyush Chawla and leaving out fast bowler Ishant Sharma as well as all-rounder Ravi Jadeja.

Sachin Tendulkar returns to the squad and is set to play an ODI for the first time since the series against South Africa in India in February, when he scored a double-century in Gwalior.

Chawla joins left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha and off-spinner Harbhajan Singh in the squad which is likely to bear a strong resemblance to India's final 15-man squad for the World Cup, which they will co-host along with Bangladesh and Sri Lanka from February until April.

Chawla's last ODI appearance came in 2008.

India play five One-Day Internationals against South Africa from 11th to 23rd January as well as Twenty20 International in Durban on 9th January.

Series Schedule

09 Jan 2011 Only Twenty20
South Africa v India Sahara Stadium, Kingsmead, Durban IT20
12 Jan 2011 1st ODI
South Africa v India Sahara Stadium, Kingsmead, Durban ODI

15 Jan 2011 2nd ODI
South Africa v India New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg ODI  
18 Jan 2011 3rd ODI   South Africa v India Sahara Park Newlands, Cape Town ODI
21 Jan 2011 4th ODI   South Africa v India Sahara Oval, St George's Park, Port Elizabeth ODI
23 Jan 2011 5th ODI   South Africa v India Centurion Park ODI

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

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