Mumbai : India has dropped Sourav Ganguly from 16-member ODI squad for the tri-nation CB Series to be played in Australia from February 3.
Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman have also been not recalled for the tournament, which also features Australia and Sri Lanka. Gautam Gambhir, who has cracked three centuries in the Ranji Trophy has been included in the team, as have Suresh Raina, Praveen Kumar and Dinesh Karthik. Suresh Raina, who last played an ODI in January 2007, and Praveen Kumar, the allrounder who played an ODI last season, benefited from good performances in Uttar Pradesh's Ranji Trophy season to make the squad.
Piyush Chawla, who was impressive during last year's tour of England, takes the second spinner's spot partnering Harbhajan Singh.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain&wicket-keeper), Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh, Virender Sehwag, Dinesh Karthik, Robin Uthappa, Gautam Gambhir, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Irfan Pathan, Praveen Kumar, RP Singh, Ishant Sharma, Sreesanth, Harbhajan Singh and Piyush Chawla. (ANI)