India Test Squad against Australia 2013 Team Players List.Ind vs Aus 2013 schedule BCCI announced India Test team squad against Australia tour 2013 in Feb, Mar. India team squad players Test list here check full members of team on this page about Ind Test squad for Aus 2013.Senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh rode on past reputation to return to the squad to form a three-pronged spin assault also comprising R Ashwin and Pragyan Ojha.Under-performing opener Gautam Gambhir was shown the door with Shikhar Dhawan being his surprise replacement in the 15-member Indian cricket squad, announced on Sunday for the first Tests against Australia beginning February 22 in Chennai.The choice committee, headed by Sandeep Patil, deliberated for over hours at the BCCI headquarters and made changes to the squad that played against England in Nagpur in December.
With Zaheer Khan, Umesh Yadav and Irfan Pathan recovering from injuries, the selectors opted to give rookie paceman Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who impressed in the limited overs-series against England and Pakistan, his maiden Check call.The off-spinner, who has 408 wickets in 99 Tests, is a proven performer against the Australians on the dust bowls at home and that reputation alone seems to have worked for him given that his domestic form this season has not very been impressive.The 32-year-old Harbhajan, who was dropped from the team after the lost third Check against England in November, has been brought back, keeping in mind his excellent record against Australia.Gambhir will, however, lead India A in a practice match against Australia from February 16 to 18 than Dhawan.On the other hand, the 31-year-old Gambhir, for whom a Check hundred has proved elusive for over years now, became the largest casualty of India’s 1-2 home debacle against England last year.
India Test Squad against Australia 2013 Team Players List
India test team squad for Australia tour 2013 players list details here below.
India Test Squad vs Australia 2013:
- MS Dhoni (capt & wk), Virender Sehwag, M Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Pragyan Ojha, Harbhajan Singh, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashok Dinda.
The 27-year-old Dhawan, set to be among the reserves, has been in good form in the domestic circuit, striking a hundred for Delhi in a warm-up match against England last year.The 28-year-old Vijay, on the other hand, had cracked a century in the ongoing Irani Cup match against Mumbai.