The discarded Indian opener, Virender Sehwag, will represent Kings X1 Punjab in the seventh edition of the cash-rich Indian Premier League. Viru, who had been representing Delhi Daredevils, since the inception of the league, will now play under the captaincy of George Bailey, who will lead the Punjab franchise.
On the verge of making his Test debut, India`s Shikhar Dhawan today expressed his desire to form an opening combination with Murali Vijay, which can emulate the success enjoyed by Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir at the top.
The Indian team management`s dilemma over Virender Sehwag`s opening partner was evident during the training session as both Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan were seen spending considerable time at the nets today ahead of the first Test match against Australia on Friday.
Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag were among those whose slogged out for batting practice while off-spinner Harbhajan Singh had a lengthy bowling drill as the Indian team went for two grinding training sessions for the second successive day here today.
Ravichandran Ashwin, who returned a record 12-wicket haul in India`s thumping win over New Zealand in the first Test, said his success was not possible without good support from fellow spinner Pragyan Ojha.