Ganguly, Yuvraj not in the Rest of India XI for Irani tie

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Mumbai, Sep 8 (UNI) Former captain Sourav Ganguly and Yuvraj Singh today suffered a major jolt as they did not find a place in the Rest of India squad for the Irani trophy tie against Delhi to be played at Vadodra from September 24 to 28.

The exclusion of the left-handed duo has raided a serious question mark about their future in the National side as three other seniors Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and V V S have been included in the 14 member team led by Anil kumble.

Uttar Pradesh's Mohammed Kaif, Mumbai opener Wasim Jaffar and wicket Keeper Parthiv Patel get another chance to prove themselves while Bengal medium pacer Ashok Dinda is a suprise inclusion in the team.

The outgoing Dilip Vengsarkar-led five-member committee also named the India 'A' squad, to be led by S Badrinath, for the triangular series against Australia 'A' and New Zealand 'A' from September 15-26 in Chennai and Hyderabad.

The A team includes among others Suresh Raina, Pathan brothers-Irfan and Yusuf, Wicket keeper Dinesh Kartik, Rohit Sharma and Robin Uthappa.

Irani Cup team: Anil Kumble (C), Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, V V S Laxman, Wasim Jaffer, M S Dhoni (vice-captain, wk), Mohd Kaif, Harbhajan Singh, Pragyan Ojha, Zaheer Khan, Munaf Patel, R P Singh, Parthiv Patel (wk) and Ashok Dinda.

India 'A' team: S Badrinath (Capt), Suresh Raina (V-capt), Robin Uthappa, Swapnil Asnodkar, Rohit Sharma, Dinesh Kartik, Abhishek Nayar, Irfan Pathan, Praveen Kumar, Dhaval Kulkarni, Piyush Chawla, Ravi Teja, Yusuf Pathan, Jaydev Shah, Wriddhiman Saha UNI RKM HSB ND1540

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