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The National Selectors led by Kiran More have brought in 2 changes to the Indian Squad that has already won the 7 ODIs series 4-1. They have brought in Mohammad Kaif who has returned to full fitness from his hamstring injury and have included quick bowler Vikram Singh of Punjab. Mohammad Kaif had proved his fitness by playing for Central Zone against West Zone at Aurangabad in the Duleep Trophy match. Venugopal Rao who has been impressive in this series and J.P.Yadav who has had moderate performances have been dropped from this squad for the 2 ODIs to be played against Sri Lanka at Rajkot and Baroda. Vikram Singh (V.R.V.Singh) is one of the quickest bowlers in India after Munaf Patel and has done exceedingly well in the domestic circuit after making his Ranji Trophy debut just last season, the 21 year old tall bowler has got many batsmen at first class level hopping to his bowling. Recently the boy was in the news for his effective performance with both ball and the bat and also knocking off Sourav Ganguly on his helmet at Rajkot in a Duleep Trophy encounter. Former Captain Sourav Ganguly now has to wait whether he can make it for the South Africa Series or not.
Indian Squad for the last 2 ODIs : Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid (Captain), Yuvraj Singh, Mohammad Kaif, Suresh Raina, M.S.Dhoni (Wicket Keeper), Harbhajan Singh, Murali Kartik, Irfan Pathan, Ajit Agarkar, Sree Santh, R.P.Singh, Vikram Singh