Samson, Chand, Yuvi, Harbhajan among World T20 probables
The Indian cricket team selectors Friday named youngster Sanju Samson and seniors Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh among the 30 probables for the Twenty20 World Cup in Bangladesh March 16-April 6. Discarded India openers Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir were overlooked, as well as Pathan brothers Irfan and Yusuf.
The probables list for the simultaneously held Women's World T20 was also announced by the selection committee.
The fresh faces in men's squad are Kedar Jadhav, Rajat Bhatia, Unmukt Chand, Mandeep Singh, Shahbaz Nadeem, Karn Sharma while Parthiv Patel potentially returns to the national fold.
Stuart Binny, who was recently picked for the ODIs in New Zealand, is also in the scheme of things.
Gambhir's omission is noticeable. The southpaw, who last played for India in January, showed decent form for Delhi in the Ranji Trophy.
India probables (men): Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Vinay Kumar, Stuart Binny, Mohit Sharma, Kedar Jadhav, Yuvraj Singh, Amit Mishra, Rajat Bhatia, Sanju Samson, Ishwar Pandey, Umesh Yadav, Unmukt Chand, Mandeep Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Varun Aaron, Shahbaz Nadeem, Parthiv Patel, Karn Sharma.
India probables (women): Mithali Raj, Harmanpreet Kaur, Karuna Jain, Smriti Mandhana, Amita Sharma, Poonam Raut, Jhulan Goswami, Niranjana Nagarajan, Shubhalakshmi Sharma, Rajeshwari Gaikwad, Veda Krishnamurthy, Ekta Bist, Sonia Dabir, VR Vanita, Anagha Deshpande, Gouhar Sultana, Archana Das, Sneh Rana, Snehal Pradhan, Shwetha Jadhav, Sushma Verma, Shika Pandey, Madhuri Mehta, Thirush Kamini, Saika Ishaque, Neetu Jaiswal, Meghna Singh, Anita Lodhi, Ritu Dhrub, Asha Joy.
(Posted on 17-01-2014)