THE BOARD of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the 15-man final squad for the world's biggest cricketing event ICC Cricket World Cup 2011. Chief selector of BCCI selection committee, Kris Srikkanth and the three other members of the committee picked the team in Chennai. MS Dhoni has retained his position as the captain and Virender Sehwag was selected as vice captain.
In the 15-man squad of team India for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, the surprising entrant in the team is abandoned spinner Piyush Chawla. However, young batsman Rohit Sharma and pacer S. Sreesanth missed the train. Selectors have picked eight batsmen, four fast bowlers and three spinners.
The Indian team for the World Cup Cricket 2011 tournament includes MS Dhoni (capt), Virender Sehwag(vice capt), Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Yusuf Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, R. Ashwin, Piyush Chawla, Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra, Munaf Patel and S.Sreesant.
Master blaster and legend of cricket, Sachin Tendulkar will be playing his sixth world cup and will equal the record of former Pakistani captain and batsman Javed Miandad. Miandad has played all the world cups from 1975 to 1996.
India, one of the top contenders of Cricket World Cup 2011 is placed in group 'B' with South Africa, England, West Indies, Bangladesh, Netherlands and Ireland. During the 43 days long event, a total of 49 matches including semi finals and final matches will be played in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
The 10th edition of the World Cup Cricket is going to start from February 19 at Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium in Dhaka whereas the final will be played at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on April 2.