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Cricket World Cup 2011: India Player Profile

Publish Date: 14 Feb 2011, 04:13 PM
Last Updated: 16 Feb 2011, 03:39 PM
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Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni

15 SOLDIERS TO FIGHT WC BATTLE

Indian cricket team under the supervision of most successful skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, will aim to break the 1983 jinx.

The squad, led by MS Dhoni, seem to have a firm grasp of their game, especially in India. The World Cup will be a last chance for Sachin Tendulkar to add the one feather missing from his cap. The middle order is dangerous— Virat Kohli, Yusuf Pathan, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni are game changers of their own. The bowling looks sharp with speedster Zaheer Khan and turbunator Harbhajan Singh who can give answer with both bat and bowl.

India is all set to ready to fight the first battle of the mega cricket event starting February 19.

 


 

Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain/Wicket-Keeper) 
Batting Style :Right Handed
Skill :Wicket Keeper

Dhoni is a right-handed batsman and wicket-keeper. Dhoni, referred as 'Mahi' by his friends, debuted in the Bihar cricket team during the 1998-99 cricket season and was selected to represent India-A for a tour to Kenya in 2004.

Dhoni made multiple centuries against the Pakistan-A team in a tri-nation series and was selected in the Indian national team later in that year.
 
Dhoni tends to play mostly from the back foot with a pronounced bottom hand grip. He has a very fast hand speed through the ball which often results in the ball racing across the ground.

Dhoni scored 183* against Sri Lanka, highest score by an Indian wicketkeeper.

Virender Sehwag
Batting Style : Right Handed
Bowling Style :Off break
Skill :Batsman
The devastating Indian opener Virender Sehwag born on October 20, 1978. He is a right hand batsman and right arm off break bowler. He has had an extraordinary career so far with the ability to score majority of his runs in boundaries. His brilliant hand eye coordination compensates for his nominal footwork; taking on the opposition he demolishes the bowlers to all round the park. A shrewd cricketer, Sehwag bowls decent off spin and has the knack of picking up wickets at important stages.
Gautam Gambhir
Batting Style : Left Handed
Bowling Style : Leg break
Skill : Batsman
The hostile and a compact opening batsman, Gautam Gambhir is one of the most elegant batsmen in the country. The Delhi boy has displayed his all round ability, performing amazingly in each format of the game. Gambhir together with Sehwag forms the most dangerous opening pair in the international arena.
Sachin Tendulkar
Batting Style : Right Handed
Bowling Style : Right-arm medium
Skill : Batsman
With a blistering career, Sachin Tendulkar is one of the icons of cricket. Sachin has been the most complete batsman of his time, he bats with perfect balance and selective stroke-making. With all the shots in his armory, is a nightmare for the opposition, when on song. Tendulkar’s achievements are magnified with the amount of expectations he has performed for India. As time went on, he moulded his batting according to the needs of the team, with more sensible stroke play.
Yuvraj Singh
Batting Style : Left Handed
Bowling Style : Slow left-arm orthodox
Skill : All-Rounder
India’s talented and aggressive left hand batsman Yuvraj Singh also known as “Yuvi” is one of the clean strikers in the world. He has also created history for hitting 6 sixes in T20 World Cup against England at Durban in 2007.
Suresh Raina
Batting Style : Left Handed
Bowling Style : Off break
Skill : Batsman
An aggressive young batsman, Suresh Raina has panache in his batting and bowling as well. Raina has the ability to rip any bowling attack and has the ability to turn the match on any point. Also with an electrifying fielding, Raina saves lots of runs in the field for team.
Virat Kohli
Batting Style : Right Handed
Bowling Style : Right-arm medium
Skill : Batsman
A flamboyant batsman with a calm head, Virat Kohli has established himself as a hard-hitting and a consistence batting performer. Virat has emerged as a magnificent match finisher as well. He was selected in India's ODI’s squad against Sri Lanka in 2008.
Yusuf Pathan
Batting Style : Right Handed
Bowling Style : Off break
Skill : All-Rounder
Flamboyant and aggressive all-rounder impressed all the cricket fans in the country. Yusuf Pathan, also known as match turner with his hard hitting performance, established himself as a lower-order batsman, after a successful inaugural IPL season. He never allows the opposition bowlers to settle down with his brutal hitting. Yusuf Pathan is a perfect all rounder and a trump card for team India.
Harbhajan Singh
Batting Style : Right Handed
Bowling Style : Off break
Skill : Bowler
An experienced off-spinner ‘Turbunator’ Harbhajan Singh marked his distinctiveness with a hat-trick against the Aussies in the memorable Test match at Kolkata. A passionate player, Singh is India's most successful off-spin bowler. However, he has been the most controversial cricketer too. His spat with Andrew Symonds and Mathew Hayden, created a huge uproar, when India visited Australia in 2008. Later he was involved in slapping his own teammate Sreesanth, during an IPL tie.
S Sreesanth
Batting Style : Right Handed
Bowling Style : Right-arm fast medium
Skill : Bowler
Passionate, and entertaining with his aggression right arm speedster S Sreesanth has impressed with his ability to swing the ball both ways. An outstanding display in the Challenger Trophy earned him a place in the national squad for the Sri Lanka series; his clinical performance against the Windies was instrumental in India’s historic triumph. He may play the key role in World Cup.
Ashish Nehra
Batting Style : Right Handed
Bowling Style : Left-arm medium fast
Skill : Bowler
Left-arm speedster, made a promising debut against Zimbabwe in 2001. He mixes his deliveries well with intelligent changes in pace, clever variations of line and length. He is capable of moving the ball of the pitch and his late in-swingers are one of the best which troubles opponents. His presence will enhance the chances in the upcoming mega Cricket event.
Ravichandran Ashwin
Batting Style : Right Handed
Bowling Style : Off break
Skill : Bowler
With a magnificent show in IPL, spinner R Ashwin made his spot in the Indian squad. He earned his first call-up for India, for the home ODIs against South Africa in early 2010 and gave a superb spin hold with his performance.
Piyush Chawla
Batting Style : Left Handed
Bowling Style : Leg break
Skill : Bowler
Amazing command over his variations, leg spinner Piyush Chwala certainly has the potential to bamboozle the opponent with his witty turns. Chawla is handy with the bat as well.
Munaf Patel
Batting Style : Right Handed
Bowling Style : Right-arm medium fast
Skill : Bowler
Strong and tall right arm pacer Munaf Patel is a genuine swing bowler. He has come up with some clinical performances for his team and keeps irritating the batsman with his flawless line, length and inswingers. His well directed yorkers helps team to scalp the opposition.
Zaheer Khan
Batting Style : Right Handed
Bowling Style : Left-arm fast medium
Skill : Bowler
India’s premier speedster Zaheer Khan announced himself at the world stage in 2000. His ability to swing the ball troubles the opponent batsmen. His terrific bowling can turn the match as well. He knows the trick and sometimes answers with the bat as well.

 

 

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