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BCCI names Raina as captain for Zimbabwe series

Published: Thursday, May 20, 2010, 16:24 [IST]
 
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Raina to lead India in Zimbabwe

Mumbai: Suresh Raina has been named as the captain of India for the upcoming tri-series in Zimbabwe which also includes Sri Lanka.

Regular captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and other senior players including Sachin Tendulkar, Ashish Nehra, Harbhajan Singh, Gautam Gambhir and Zaheer Khan have been rested as the BCCI senior selectors have named a fresh squad for the series.

Dinesh Karthik has been named as the specialist wicket-keeper for the series whereas Piyush Chawla will join the T20 team against Zimbawe on June 12 and 13 after the tri series concludes on June 9.

Apart from Karthik and Naman Ojha, the side includes specialist batsmen Murali Vijay, Raina, Kohli and Rohit Sharma, and all-rounders Yusuf Pathan and Ravindra Jadeja.

Left-arm spinner Pragyan Ohja has been included in the squad along with leg spinner Amit Mishra while the pace attack will comprise of fresh faces which includes Umesh Yadav, R Vinay Kumar, Ashok Dinda and Pankaj Singh.

Squad:

Zimbabwe Tri-series squad: Suresh Raina (capt), Virat Kohli (v-c), Murali Vijay, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Rohit Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Vinay Kumar, Ashok Dinda, Pankaj Singh, Amit Mishra, Pragyan Ojha, Naman Ojha.

Indian T20 squad: Suresh Raina (capt), Virat Kohli (v-c), Murali Vijay, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Rohit Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Vinay Kumar, Ashok Dinda, Pankaj Singh, Amit Mishra, Pragyan Ojha, Naman Ojha and Piyush Chawla.

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