Mumbai: Five big players have been left out of the 30 probables for ICC World Cup 2015, as announced on Thursday.
Delhi duo Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh – the player of the tournament in 2011, Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh won’t be seen in action when Team India start their title defence next year in Australia – New Zealand.
The preliminary list of 30 Indian probables for the upcoming World Cup in Australia and New Zealand was finalised here on Thursday by the national selectors, who did not include a few proven but currently out-of-form cricketers. A hero in the 2011 World Cup but currently out-of-sorts opener Virender Sehwag had said on Tuesday, that he still had World Cup dreams.
The meeting of the five-member selection panel headed by Sandeep Patil took place at 1 pm, Cricket Board (BCCI) secretary Sanjay Patel informed.
The cricketers who made the cut:
MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Manoj Tiwary, Parvez Rasool, Karn Sharma, Mohammad Shami, Umesh Yadav, Varun Aaron, D Kulkarni, S Binny, Mohit Sharma, Asoke Dinda, Wriddhiman Saha, Manish Pandey, Sanju Samson, R Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Ravindra Jadeja, A Patel, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuleep Yadav, M Vijay