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Zaheer Khan back in India Test squad for SA tour, Gautam Gambhir ignored

Zee Media Bureau/Manushree Chaumal

New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday announced Team India’s squad for the South Africa tour.

While most members of the ODI squad have been retained, pacer Zaheer Khan has found a place back in the Test squad.

All eyes were on Gautam Gambhir’s selection after his performances in the domestic series, but he was ignored.

"His name was discussed, in fact, we discussed a lot of things. Even skipper M S Dhoni was consulted and all the players were selected unanimously," BCCI Secretary Sanjay Patel said after a meeting of the selection committee.

Ambati Rayudu will make his maiden entry into the Test team as a reserve batsman.

Yuvraj Singh has maintained his position despite dishing average performance in the ODI series against Australia and the present West Indies series as well.

India Squad

Test: Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Chesteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohd Shami, Zaheer Khan, Ambati Rayudu, Umesh Yadav, Wriddhiman Saha, Ishant Sharma, Pragyan Ojha, Ravindra Jadeja

ODI: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Virat Kolhi, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Mohit Sharma, Amit Mishra.


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