NEW DELHI, Oct 13 (Reuter) - Indian selectors on Sunday included two new
faces in their
14-man squad for the triangular one-day series against Australia and South
Punjab's wicketkeeper-batsman Pankaj Dharmani, who scored an unbeaten
century for the Board
President's XI against Australia last week, and Karnataka opening batsman
Sujit Somasundar were
named for India's opening three matches.
Selectors left out controversial opener Navjot Sidhu whose 50-day ban
sidelined him from the
one-off test against Australia. Sidhu was banned for walking out of
India's tour of England in the
middle of the year.
Indian selectors will pick the squad for the remaining three games of the
triangular series on
October 24, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary
Jagmohan Dalmiya told
The selectors wanted to gauge Sidhu's form before considering him for
Medium-pacer Salil Ankola and opener Ajay Jadeja were also recalled.
Vikram Rathore, David
Johnson, Narendra Hirwani and Vangipurappu Laxman were the players dropped
from the test
Squad: Sachin Tendulkar (captain), Saurav Ganguly, Mohammed Azharuddin,
Rahul Dravid, Sujit
Somasundar, Ajay Jadeja, Pankaj Dharmani, Nayan Mongia, Javagal Srinath,
Salil Ankola, Anil Kumble, Sunil Joshi, Aashish Kapoor.