Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Rahul Dravid who has been known has the wall of indian cricket has been the surprise inclusion in the 30 member squad which has been picked for the champions trophy which is scheduled to be held in september this year,along with hime players like sehwag, sachin tendulkar and zaheer khan have also been added.Rahul dravid has played his last one Day International in October 2007. His average is about 39.49 from 333 games with a strike rate of 71.22 and the most important thing to be noted is that he is the third player to score 10,000 runs in ODI.

Rahul Dravid's inclusion follows the recent struggle of indian batsmen who struggled to play the bouncers.Players like raina,Yousuf pathan,Rohith Sharma,Gambir struggled to play the bouncers which were bowled by the fast bowlers of West Indies and England.Rahul Dravid played a key role for the victory of Royal Challengers banglore scoring 271 runs with a strike rate of 115.81.Among the players who failed to make a place in the indian team are Irfan Pathan and sreesanth.

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