Gautam Gambhir To Skipper Indian Cricket Team for West Indies ODIs

Linus FernandesAnalyst IIMay 13, 2011

Gautam Gambhir leads the Indian ODI team to the Windies
Gautam Gambhir leads the Indian ODI team to the WindiesTom Shaw/Getty Images

A point of similarity between Gabriela Pasqualotto and Mahendra Singh Dhoni:

Until today, the two had been content to play a game of, “Maybe I will, maybe I won’t.” 

Pasquallotto, of course, was referring to whether she’d take her stories public and go to the tabloids.

She will—if she’s paid and if she’s allowed to write it herself. Fair enough.

Dhoni, on the other hand, kept his fans and the BCCI on tenterhooks as to whether he would be part of the West Indies ODI scene.

Breaking news is that he will not.

Gautam Gambhir leads the side in his absence—Suresh Raina, his able deputy.

No real surprises. The selectors decided to reward consistency rather than flash-in-the-pan IPL performances.

I guess club and moolah over state does not cut much ice at BCCI headquarters.

Parthiv Patel and Wriddhiman Saha are the glovesmen.

Vinay Kumar is the only selection that could be said to have been chosen for his exploits in the IPL.

Murali Vijay misses out. Subramaniam Badrinath deservedly gets another opportunity at last.

The Squad

Gautam Gambhir (C), Suresh Raina, Parthiv Patel (WK), Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Subramaniam Badrinath, Rohit Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin, Praveen Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Munaf Patel, Vinay Kumar, Yusuf Pathan, Amit Mishra, Wriddhiman Saha (WK).

Quote of the day: 
I have seen the future and it doesn’t work. – Robert Fulford