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Ashwin in India's Champions Trophy squad

Ashwin in India's Champions Trophy squad

The 31-year-old has been picked as a first-choice opener along with Rohit Sharma, with Ajinkya Rahane providing back-up.

Gambhir's loyal fans also slammed the Indian board and a hashtag named #bringbackgambhir was soon trending on social micro-blogging site Twitter.

India will defend their title in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 which will once again take place in England.

The BCCI is furious at the ICC for amending its rules to divert power and money away from cricket's major powers: India, England and Australia.

India missed the initial deadline of April 25 to name their squad - a date met by all other participating nations - but will face no sanction for the delay.

India have made it a point, under new coach Anil Kumble, to test their injured players in domestic cricket before picking them for internationals. Still, Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik were placed on standby along with batsman Suresh Raina, left-arm wristspinner Kuldeep Yadav and fast bowler Shardul Thakur.

India have belatedly confirmed their participation in next month's Champions Trophy.

After voting was held, the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators met BCCI members from the east and north zones on May 4 and asked them to announce the Indian squad "immediately", reported NDTV.

Dhawan paid a price of his inconsistency, and was axed from the Indian team.

"The team has been selected keeping in mind of the season post-Champions Trophy and you can't question future tours programme", he added. It is such performances in IPL, which might bother the selectors, who might also have to think about his long absence from the game. However, soon after the end of the IPL, the Champions Trophy would be in line.

Captain Virat Kohli will lead the team that will play in Group B against Pakistan, South Africa and Sri Lanka in the June 1-18 eight-team competition being played in England and Wales.

Off-spinner Ashwin returned to the side after skipping the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) with a hernia and Prasad said it was more tactical than anything else.


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