World Cup squad to be picked on January 17

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Mumbai, Jan 14 (PTI) The final 15-member Indian squad forthe forthcoming ICC Cricket World Cup in the sub continentwill be picked by the national senior selection panel onJanuary 17.

"The selection committee is to pick the World Cup squadon the 17th at Chennai," a Cricket Board source told PTItoday.

The selection panel, with Krishnamachari Srikkanth atthe helm, has picked a preliminary squad of thirty members forthe mega event, and the list would be pruned to the requirednumber as per ICC regulations for the tournament.

The list of probables already picked by the selectorsis as follows: M S Dhoni, Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar,Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina,Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra, S Sreesanth, MunafPatel, Ishant Sharma, Vinay Kumar, M Vijay, Rohit Sharma,Ravindra Jadeja, Ajinkya Rahane, Sourav Tiwary, Yusuf Pathan,Parthiv Patel, R Ashwin, Wriddhiman Saha, Dinesh Karthik,Shikhar Dhawan, Amit Mishra, Piyush Chawla, Cheteshwar Pujara,Pragyan Ojha, Praveen Kumar.

The World Cup is to be held in India, Sri Lanka andBangladesh from February 19-April 2. India are placed in GroupB in the preliminary phase along with co-hosts Bangladesh,England, South Africa, West Indies, Ireland and Netherlands.

India and Bangladesh will kick off the tournament in thelatter�s backyard � at the Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium inMirpur.

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