Rahul Dravid to captain India to World Cup

Published: Saturday, March 18, 2006, 23:53 [IST]
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Mumbai:Rahul Dravid will remain as India's captain until next year's World Cup in the West Indies, national selectors announced here.

Dravid, 33, has led his team to One-day series victories against Sri Lanka at home and in Pakistan since taking over from Sourav Ganguly last year. His side also drew 2-2 against South Africa at home last year.

The middle-order batsman became the sixth Indian to figure in 100 Tests during the third and final match against England which began here on Saturday.

Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar, Dilip Vengsarkar and Anil Kumble are others to have played 100 or more Tests.

Dravid also led his team in two three-Test series, beating Sri Lanka 2-0 at home last year before losing 1-0 in Pakistan in January.

His side is currently leading 1-0 against England after winning the second Test by nine wickets at Mohali. The opening match ended in a draw.

Dravid has made 8,492 runs in 99 Tests, the third-highest Indian scorer after Tendulkar (10,434) and Gavaskar (10,122).

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