Rahul Dravid returns to India ODI squad
August 16, 2009
Just a couple of alterations in India’s ODI squad announced on Sunday saw a major statistical shift and significant surge in star power. Sachin Tendulkar’s return and Rahul Dravid’s recall mean a lot has changed in the collective first-impression of the squad that will play the tri-series in Sri Lanka and later the Champions Trophy in South Africa.
Rahul Dravid, who last played an ODI in October 2007, is included in India’s tri-series trip to Sri Lanka and the Champions Trophy in South Africa.
Rohit Sharma has been dropped for Dravid, while opener Virender Sehwag is still out with the shoulder injury he suffered in the Indian Premier League.
However, Sachin Tendulkar and Suresh Raina return from injuries.
In the bowling department, leg-spinner Amit Mishra is preferred to left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha, while paceman Zaheer Khan’s shoulder injury keeps him out of the squad.