Squad Announcement – Ganguly in, Mishra the surprize

Yes, Dada is in; something for Ganguly fan to cheer. Many expected this. Fellow blogger Ottayan, sarcastically or seriously suggested that this might very well be the case.

While I rejoice in Ganguly’s Nth coming, Souberry will surely be thrilled by the inclusion of Amit Mishra. I guess the change in selecion panel did it for him.

My only gripe – yes, we always have something to barb about BCCI’s selections – is Badrinath’s selection. My vote would have been for Aakash Chopra, but I don’t think he’s got the right age. At the moment 19 is a good age. Furthermore, with Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli’s score against Australia in the ongoing tour match, Chopra will be forgotten, unless, logic prevails.

Rest of the squad remains intact, at least for the moment:

Anil Kumble (capt), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma, Munaf Patel, RP Singh, S Badrinath,  Amit Mishra

Go Dada! Rock em!


9 Responses to Squad Announcement – Ganguly in, Mishra the surprize

  1. HOmer says:

    Badri is 28.

  2. Trideep says:

    The selectors have played it totally safe this time. They have gone ahead with the tried and tested formula.. But its a very important series for the seniors. If they dont perform.. it will be difficult to retain them all for the England tour.

  3. vmminerva says:

    @Homer, yes, I’m aware. But the flavour of the day seems to be 19.

    @Trideep, true. Safe so that they can say “we gave you a chance, but you didn’t therefore…”

  4. Ottayan says:


    What you are against Badri’s inclusion?

    Madrasukku varamalla poieduva, unakku vachikiran.:)

  5. Ottayan says:


    Thanks for changing the url.

  6. vmminerva says:

    Ottayan, you’re welcome. I think Chopra is more technically savvy. On a lighter note, I am in Madras at the moment 🙂 Let the bicker-fest begin.

  7. HI Great Post I really found it Interesting. Looking forward for similar posts from you

  8. any explanation for comments of Mr Geoffry Boycott about the fabulous four.

  9. vmminerva says:

    @Preeyancha, thanks for the kind words. As for Boycott, i shall take the Sehwag route – he can say what he wants to.

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