Kaif, Bose among 29 players shortlisted for camps

Published: Saturday, May 26, 2007, 23:53 [IST]
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New Delhi:Middle order batsman Mohammad Kaif along with bowlers Harbhajan Singh, Irfan Pathan and Ajit Agarkar find a place in the list of 29 probables shortlisted by the BCCI for the camp in prepration of Ireland and England Tours.

Bengal's Ranadeb Bose, who has been ignored by the selectors inspite of ending up as the highest wicket-taker in the domestic circuit last season, has also been included among the probables along with with promising Gujarat bowler Pragyan Oza.

The fitness training camp has been divided into two stages - June 4-8 for bowlers will be held at Infosys Campus, Mysore while the camp for batsman will take place from June 9-12 at National Cricket Academy in Bangalore.

Among the 15 batsman selected for the camp, Mumbai youngster Rohit Sharma gets a look-in.

Piyush Chawla and Yo Mahesh were not considered as they will be leaving for training at Australian Cricket Academy on June 2.

There are no other major surprises in the line-up, comprising of 15 batsman and 14 bowlers.

These camps would be followed by a conditioning camp for the players selected for Ireland and England tours (on June 12) at the NCA from June 13-16, a BCCI release said today.

India will play four limited over off-shore matches in Ireland and Scotland, followed by a three-Test series against England with the matches scheduled at Lord's (July 19-23), Trent Bridge (July 27-31) and The Oval (August 9-13).

This will be followed by a seven-match ODI series against the hosts from August 21 to September 8.

Shortlisted Players:

Bowlers (14): Zaheer Khan, R.P.Singh, V.R.V. Singh, Ishant Sharma, S. Sreesanth, Ajit Agarkar, Irfan Pathan, Ranadeb Bose, Munaf Patel, Anil Kumble, Ramesh Powar, Rajesh Pawar, Harbhajan Singh and Pragyan Oza

Batsmen (15): Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Wasim Jaffer, VVS Laxman, Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa, Virender Sehwag, Dinesh Mongia, M.S.Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, Rohit Sharma, Mohd. Kaif, S. Badrinath and Yuvraj Singh.


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