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Indian team for Zimbabwe tour announced
All most all senior players have been rested for the tour and the selection committee has named Suresh Raina as captain and Virat Kohli as his deputy of an extremely young Indian squad for the low-profile Zimbabwe tour starting on May 28 - June 9.

BOARD OF Control for Cricket in India has announced the Indian team for its tour to Zimbabe. The Indian team will participate in tri-series involving Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka and is also scheduled to play T20 matches against the former.

All most all senior players have been rested for the tour and the selection committee has named Suresh Raina as captain and Virat Kohli as his deputy of an extremely young Indian squad for the low-profile Zimbabwe tour starting on May 28 – June 9, 2010 in Bulawayo and Harare.

Regular captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and senior players Sachin Tendulkar, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Gautam Gambhir and Ashish Nehra were rested and gave opportunity to a host of youngsters for their impressive performances in the domestic circuit.

The new team is a young fifteen member’s squad with new faces galore and mostly players will be playing their first international game. Dinesh Karthik has been named the specialist wicketkeeper.

Tri-series will be over on June 9, leg spinner Piyush Chawla will join the squad for India’s subsequent two Twenty20 Internationals against Zimbabwe on June 12 and 13. The side includes specialist batsmen Murali Vijay, Raina, Kohli and Rohit Sharma, batsman-stumper Naman Ojha, besides all-rounders Yusuf Pathan and Ravindra Jadeja.

Leg-spinner Amit Mishra, left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha and offie Ravichandran Ashwin will spearhead the slow bowling department in the tri-series, while the largely inexperienced pace attack will comprise Umesh Yadav , R Vinay Kumar , Ashok Dinda  and Pankaj Singh.

The India Squad for Zimbabwe tri-series: Suresh Raina (Captain), Virat Kohli (Vice-Captain), Murali Vijay, Dinesh Karthik (Wicket Keeper), Rohit Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Vinay Kumar, Ashok Dinda, Pankaj Singh, Amit Mishra, Pragyan Ojha, Naman Ojha.

The India T20 Squad: Suresh Raina (Captain), Virat Kohli (Vice-Captain), Murali Vijay, Dinesh Karthik (Wicket Keeper), Rohit Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Vinay Kumar, Ashok Dinda, Pankaj Singh, Amit Mishra, Pragyan Ojha, Naman Ojha and Piyush Chawla.

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