Opener: Virender Sehwag
In a bold move, the BCCI selection committee dropped the woefully out of form opener Gautam Gambhir and called up Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan instead. While veteran batsman Virender Sehwag managed to hold on his spot in the team, the experienced Harbhajan Singh will be making a comeback for his 100th Test. Injuries to Zak and Umesh Yadav have opened the doors to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and surprisingly enough, Suresh Raina, who scored a Irani Cup ton days ago, was overlooked. Take a closer look at the new Team India which will battle it out against Australia in an attempt to revenge the0-4 drubbing Down Under
Set aside the century against England at Ahmedabad’s flat track, Viru has not had a single decent score in 2012 but, surprisingly enough, survived the axing. This could probably be his last chance and the presence of Shikhar Dhawan will only be an additional pressure.
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Should Kohli replace Dhoni as India's Test captain?
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- Yes, Dhoni is too defensive a captain for Test matches. India needs an aggressive personality at the helm of affairs
- No, With two big tours in England and Australia, India must bank on seasoned Dhoni to lead a young, inexperienced team
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