India's World Cup squad to be announced on January 6
Defending champions India will announce their final 15-man World Cup squad on January 6, it has been confirmed. The squad for the upcoming tri-series involving Australia and England will also be picked on the same day.
“The selection of the squad for the tri-series and World Cup will be done at 1 pm in Mumbai on January 6,” BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel said.
The tri-series, which will be perfect preparation for the Indians ahead of the mega event, will begin on January 16 with the final being played at the WACA, Perth, on February 1.
A preliminary 30-man World Cup squad was announced last month by the Sandeep Patil-led selection panel, with the big guns Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan, Gautam Gambhir and Harbhajan Singh all being left out.
Probables: MS Dhoni (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Robin Uthappa, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Manoj Tiwary, Manish Pandey, Wriddhiman Saha, Sanju Samson, R Ashwin, Parveez Rasool, Karn Sharma, Amit Mishra, Ravindra Jadeja, Akshar Patel, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Varun Aaron, Dhawal Kulkarni, Stuart Binny, Mohit Sharma, Ashok Dinda, Kuldeep Yadav, Murali Vijay