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India’s latest bowling star Munaf Musa Patel has been included in the 15-man squad to face England in the first three ODIs. Andhra Skipper Y.Venugopal Rao returns to the side after being dropped for two One Day Series after the Sri Lanka series. Gautam Gambhir and Ramesh Powar have retained their spots. India have two offies in their squad with Harbhajan and Ramesh Powar and there is no place for left arm spinner Murali Kartik. Despite Sachin Tendulkar being ruled out due to his shoulder injury neither Sourav Ganguly nor VVS Laxman were even considered. India has had a good record in the One Dayers of late winning 12 out of their last 16 matches. The first India Versus England ODI begins on March 28 at Delhi.
India ODI Squad for the first three ODIs : Rahul Dravid (Captain), Virender Sehwag (Vice Captain), Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Mohammad Kaif, Suresh Raina, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Wicket Keeper), Y.Venugopal Rao, Harbhajan Singh, Ramesh Powar, Irfan Pathan, Ajit Agarkar, Munaf Patel, Rudra Pratap Singh, Sreesanth