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Sehwag, Harbhajan, Yuvraj, Gambhir not in List of 30 Indian Probables for WC

Mumbai, Dec 04: Indian Cricket aces Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh, the five stars of India who had brought World Cup 2011, were shown the door after a selection committee held a meeting on Thursday to announce 30 Indian probables for the upcoming World Cup 2015.

A five-member selection committee of BCCI headed by Sandeep Patil decided to leave 11 players from the squad for their poor form when the new team will be prepared for the trophy. While Sachin Tendulkar has retired, pacer S Sreesanth has been banned for spot-fixing.

Apart from the famed five 2011 World Cup winners, pacers Ashish Nehra and Munaf Patel, spinner Piyush Chawla and allrounder Yusuf Pathan were also among the players left out  of the list announced by BCCI Secretary Sanjay Patel after a meeting.

Meanwhile, Axar Patel found a place for his consistent performance in the ODI series against Sri Lanka along with Wicketkeeper batsman Sanju Samson in the 30-man list. The final list is likely to be announced by January 4.

The dreams of Virender Sehwag were shattered who wanted to be party of the main tournament.

List of 30-man probables: MS Dhoni, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Robin Uthappa, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Manoj Tiwary, Manish Pandey, Wriddhiman Saha, Sanju Samson, R Ashwin, Parvez Rasool, Karn Sharma, Amit Mishra, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Varun Aaron, Dhawal Kulkarni, Stuart Binny, Mohit Sharma, Ashoke Dinda, Kuldeep Yadav and Murali Vijay.

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