Rahul Dravid called as Mr. Dependable or Wall of India made a surprise re-entry into India’s One Day International squad to play against England. Dravid scored 10765 runs at an average of 39.43 in 339 ODIs played his last one day match during Champions Trophy in South Africa, 2009.
The way Rahul coped up with seaming conditions in England for last two test matches made him find the berth in 16 member squad announced today by the selection committee head Krishnamachari Srikkanth. As expected earlier, Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh are excluded from team due to injuries. India is presently trailing by 0-2 in four Test series.
Final Squad: MS Dhoni (C), Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag (VC), Rahul Dravid, Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Parthiv Patel (wk), Amit Mishra, R Ashwin, Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma, Praveen Kumar, Munaf Patel, Vinay Kumar.