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Srikkanth, selectors arrive in Chennai to pick World Cup team

January 17, 2011 11:30 IST

krish srikkanthThe chairman of the national cricket selection committee, K Srikanth and the three other members of the committee arrived in Chennai to pick the final squad for the 2011 World Cup.

The national selectors will select the 15-member Team India out of 30 probables.

According to sources, selectors will select eight to nine batsmen and one extra wicketkeeper. Mahendra Singh Dhoni will lead the Team India at the World Cup, beginning February 19.

Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Suresh Raina, Yusuf Pathan, Zaheer Khan, Harbhajan Singh and Virat Kohli are sure to get the berth in World Cup side.

As far as second wicketkeeper is concerned, the fight is between Parthiv Patel and Dinesh Karthik.

Ashish Nehra, Munaf Patel, S Sreesanth, Praveen Kumar, R Vinay Kumar and Ishant Sharma will vie for a spot in the pace department, while Pragyan Ojha, Amit Mishra, R Ashwin and Piyush Chawla will contest for a place in the spin department.

Source: ANI