The selection committee of the BCCI headed by Krishnamachari Srikanth today announced a 15 member team for the first two tests against the touring Australian side. Former captain Saurav Ganguly, who was omitted for the Rest of India team, has been included in the team.
The team members are Anil Kumble (captain), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Saurav Ganguly, Subramaniam Badrinath, MS Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Zaheer Khan, Munaf Patel, Harbhajan Singh, RP Singh, Ishant Sharma and Amit Mishra.
The first Test will be played in Bangalore from October 9 and the second match at Mohali on October 17. The selectors will announce the team for New Delhi and Nagpur tests after the second test.