Sourav Ganguly has been included in the 15-man squad for the 1st Test against Sri Lanka starting on the 2nd December at Chennai as a ‘batting all rounder’. Mahendra Singh Dhoni through his super man efforts in the One Dayers has been included in place of Dinesh Karthik and Rudra Pratap Singh who has impressed with his pace and control in the One Dayers gets rewarded with a place in the Test Squad. The squad for the remaining 2 ODIs against South Africa is the same that had been picked for the first 3 ODIs which means that the Kolkatta crowd wouldn’t be watching their hero Sourav on the field for the 25th ODI. Zaheer Khan who has given explosive performances in the Duleep Trophy Squad missed out to make it to the squads.
Squad for the 1st Test at Chennai : Rahul Dravid (Captain), Virender Sehwag (Vice Captain), Gautam Gambhir, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, V.V.S.Laxman, Yuvraj Singh, Mohammad Kaif, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Wicket Keeper), Harbhajan Singh, Anil Kumble, Murali Kartik, Irfan Pathan, Ajit Agarkar, Rudra Pratap Singh
Squad for the last 2 ODIs against SA : Rahul Dravid (Captain), Virender Sehwag (Vice Captain), Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Mohammad Kaif, Suresh Raina, M.S.Dhoni (Wicket Keeper), Harbhajan Singh, Murali Kartik, Irfan Pathan, Ajit Agarkar, R.P.Singh, Jai Prakash Yadav, Sreesanth