Indian Team to be captained by Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virender Sehwag as his deputy. The main reason behind picking up three specialist spinners were the turning wickets in India. The spinners probably play a very major role on the turning wickets
The squad has six batsmen, four pacers, three spinners, one all rounder in Yusuf Pathan and a wicket keeper in captain Dhoni. Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir and pacer Praveen Kumar though had injuries has made into the squad.
India will play the inaugural match of the World Cup against Bangladesh in Mirpur on February 19.
Indian Squad :
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt/wk), Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Munaf Patel, Praveen Kumar, Yusuf Pathan, Piyush Chawla, R Ashwin, Ashish Nehra.
Leg spinner Piyush Chawla was the surprise inclusion while young batsman Rohit Sharma and speedster S Sreesanth were not included. spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who is also a useful batsman, was also named in the squad.