New Delhi: The selectors on Friday picked a 15-member Indian squad for the T20 World Cup in West Indies next month.
MS Dhoni being named captain and Virender Sehwag named vice-captain.
Among the names in contention this time, MS Dhoni, Gautam Gambhir and Ashish Nehra are the most prominent ones who have already been dealt with injuries in the IPL and are working their way back into their respective squads.
Bangalore's Manish Pandey and Virat Kolhi, who have impressed everyone with their batting skills in IPL fail to make it to World T20 squad.
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The selectors are convinced that Karthik can play a handy role in the middle order with the bat.
Indian Team for T20 WC 2010: Yusuf Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Piyush Chawla, Virender Sehwag, MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Gautam Gambhir, Ravindra Jadeja, Praveen Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Ishant Sharma, D Karthik and Vinay Kumar made it to the squad.
Notable Dropouts: Uthappa, Ishant, Sreesanth, Joginder Sharma who were part of World Cup T20 2009 have been dropped.
Openers: Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir
Middle-Order: Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli
Wicket Keepers: MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik
All-Rounders: Yusuf Pathan, Ravindra Jadeja
Medium Pacers: Zaheer, Praveen Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Vinay Kumar
Spinners: Harbhajan Singh, Piyush Chawla