Harbhajan Singh dropped again from the test squad, due to positive performance from off spinner Ashwin. It seems it is difficult for Harbhajan to come back to national team. Harbhajan Singh’s of late performance on of not taking wickets much lately has been criticized and that is the main worry that has been the reason for him to drop from the squad. It is a good time and a great opportunity for Ashwin.
Dhoni’s view is different but selectors thought otherwise and amply supported by coach Fletcher. Ashwin’s performance in ODIs against England both home and away has been staggering, England is a good side and his performance matters most. Amit Mishra missed the bus due to Rohit Sharma, who got praise from the maestro Sachin for his brilliant IPL performance and has been a great potential and in the mould of great Kumble.
Praveen Kumar rested for series long stint and has been replaced by both faster bowlers Yadav and Aron. Ashwin and Yadav will be making their debut in the first test match and the reserves will be Rahane,Aron and Kohli. Raina dropped from test squad after near disaster performance at England test series and Yuvraj is fit enough to play test and must be highly vitalized with his promotion to Grade A.
Sachin, Dravid, Laxman,Sehwag,Yuvraj,Gambhir,Kohli,Rahane
Wicket keeper and skipper
Ojha, Ashwin, Rahul Sharma
Medium and fast mediums
Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav and Aron