The Indian squads for the seven-match ODI series against England and for
the Twenty20 World Cup in South Africa will be chosen here on August 7,
the Cricket Board announced today.
The selectors also have to name the captain for the inaugural Twenty-20 championships
as Rahul Dravid, alongwith Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly,
has pulled out of the tournament.
Dravid, however, would captain the side that is to be picked
for the seven ODIs against England from August 21 to September 8.
The 15-member squad for the Twenty-20 event, to be held from
September 11-28, will have to be chosen from the list of 30 probables which
has been already announced.
There's a strong possibility of swashbuckling Ranchi wicketkeeper-batsman
Mahendra Singh Dhoni being named to lead the team following his elevation
to ODI vice captaincy.
Included among the probables are India discards for the England
tour - Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh and Irfan Pathan.