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Ganguly, Agarkar dropped
January 21, 2006 10:50 IST
Last Updated: January 21, 2006 11:02 IST
For the second time in the series Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul Haq elected to bat on what is largely viewed as another nightmare of a pitch for the bowlers, in Faisalabad.
The Indian team, as captain Rahul Dravid explained, decided to "be positive" and included five bowlers for the second Test against Pakistan at the Iqbal stadium on Saturday.
Sourav Ganguly was dropped to accomodate the fifth seamer -- Rudra Pratap Singh, while Ajit Agarkar made way for the third left-arm seamer in the team, Zaheer Khan.
Dravid would thus be opening in the second Test too, after piling a 410-run first-wicket partnership with Virender Sehwag in Lahore.
India: Rahul Dravid (captain), Virender Sehwag (vice-captain), Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Irfan Pathan, Anil Kumble, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Rudra Pratap Singh
Pakistan: Inzamam-ul-Haq (captain), Younis Khan, Mohammed Yousuf, Abdul Razzaq, Shoaib Akhtar, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Salman Butt, Kamran Akmal, Danish Kaneria, Mohammad Asif.
Umpires: Rudi Koertzen (South Africa) and Simon Taufel (Australia).
Match Referee: Ranjan Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
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