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In pics: Meet India's Champions Trophy squad

May 04, 2013 19:43pm
  • In pics: Meet India's Champions Trophy squad
  • Delhi left-hander Shikhar Dhawan, who scored a brilliant 187 on his Test debut against Australia, has earned a recall to the ODI squad for the Champions Trophy. (AFP)
  • In pics: Meet India's Champions Trophy squad
  • MS Dhoni will lead the Indian side for the second time in Champions Trophy. He led the ‘Men in Blue’ in 2009 when they were ousted in the group stage. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: Meet India's Champions Trophy squad
  • Virat Kohli, who is leading Royal Challengers Bangalore in the current IPL season, will take over the mantle of a senior batsman in the absence of Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: Meet India's Champions Trophy squad
  • Murali Vijay has been a surprise inclusion in the squad. He has replaced Gautam Gambhir as an opener and will start the innings with Shikhar Dhawan. (AFP)
  • In pics: Meet India's Champions Trophy squad
  • Dinesh Karthik, who will be a back-up wicketkeeper for MS Dhoni, has been recalled to India’s ODI squad after almost three years. (AFP)
  • In pics: Meet India's Champions Trophy squad
  • Rohit Sharma, who is averaging almost 54 in IPL 6, has been given a chance to bolster the middle-order that will be without Yuvraj Singh. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: Meet India's Champions Trophy squad
  • Suresh Raina is now a permanent feature of India's limited-overs squads and will be important to India's plans in England. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: Meet India's Champions Trophy squad
  • Irfan Pathan should consider himself lucky to have found a place in the 15-man squad. The Baroda player last played for India at the ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka last year. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: Meet India's Champions Trophy squad
  • Ravindra Jadeja has performed well in home conditions but is yet to prove himself in foreign conditions. Champions Trophy could provide that chance to Jadeja. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: Meet India's Champions Trophy squad
  • Part of the 2011 World Cup winning Indian team, R Ashwin will be leading the spin attack along with legspinner Amit Mishra and Ravindra Jadeja. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: Meet India's Champions Trophy squad
  • Legspinner Amit Mishra has booked his place in the squad following a solid showing in the Ranji Trophy and IPL 6. Mishra has also come up with some useful innings with the bat. (AFP)
  • In pics: Meet India's Champions Trophy squad
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar has shown a lot of promise with the new ball, especially with his ability to swing the ball both ways. He will be an asset in England to provide India early breakthroughs. (BCCI)
  • In pics: Meet India's Champions Trophy squad
  • Ishant Sharma's good form in the IPL has proved to be a lifeline for him but he needs to reproduce the same form for India in the Champions Trophy. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: Meet India's Champions Trophy squad
  • Considered India's future fast-bowling spearhead, Umesh Yadav has been the leading wicket-taker for Delhi Daredevils and is expected to do well in helpful English conditions. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: Meet India's Champions Trophy squad
  • The highest wicket-taker for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 6, Vinay Kumar has impressed with his temperament while bowling in the death overs. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: Meet India's Champions Trophy squad
  • In pics: Meet India's Champions Trophy squad
  • In pics: Meet India's Champions Trophy squad
  • In pics: Meet India's Champions Trophy squad
  • In pics: Meet India's Champions Trophy squad
  • In pics: Meet India's Champions Trophy squad
  • In pics: Meet India's Champions Trophy squad
  • In pics: Meet India's Champions Trophy squad
  • In pics: Meet India's Champions Trophy squad
  • In pics: Meet India's Champions Trophy squad
  • In pics: Meet India's Champions Trophy squad
  • In pics: Meet India's Champions Trophy squad
  • In pics: Meet India's Champions Trophy squad
  • In pics: Meet India's Champions Trophy squad
  • In pics: Meet India's Champions Trophy squad