Dravid, Ganguly left out from Champions Trophy probables

July 8th, 2008 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS  

A file-photo of Harbhajan Singh

Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) Abhishek Nayar, Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja and Ajinkya Rahane have been included while experienced Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid left out of the list of 30 probables for the Champions Trophy, to be held in Pakistan in September. Nayar and Rahane came into the limelight during the Indian Premier League (IPL) while Kholi and Jadeja were a part of the World Cup winning under-19 team. Incidentally Kohli was the captain of the World Cup team.

The list, announced by the Indian cricket board here Tuesday, also includes in-form domestic players Subramaniam Badrinath and Manoj Tiwary and comeback players like Mohammad Kaif and left-arm spinner Murali Kartik.

The selectors also followed their ‘look ahead policy’ by excluding Ganguly and Dravid, thus making it more or less clear that the two have played their last One-Day Internationals.

Dravid has not been part of the one-day team since the series against Australia at home last October while Ganguly’s last appearance in a limited overs game was against Pakistan in Gwalior in November. Fast bowler Munaf Patel has also been left out.

Probables:

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Sachin Tendulkar, Zaheer Khan, Rohit Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Robin Uthappa, Suresh Raina, Piyush Chawla, R.P. Singh, Irfan Pathan, Ishaant Sharma, Praveen Kumar, Manpreet Singh Gony, Pragyan Ojha, Parthiv Patel, Dinesh Kartik, S. Badrinath, Mohammed Kaif, Manoj Tiwary, Abhishek Nayar, Pankaj Singh, Murali Kartik, Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, Ajinkya Rahane, Yusuf Pathan, S. Sreesanth

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