Kumble Retained as Captain for Australia Tour


Bangalore, Dec 6: The selectors on Wednesday retained Anil Kumble as India's Test captain for the tour of Australia and pencilled in the pace trio of Irfan Pathan, Ishant Sharma and V R V Singh for the third cricket Test against Pakistan starting here on Saturday.

With a number of key players grappling with injuries, the selectors announced a list of 24 probables for the Australia tour, which would be pruned to a 16-member squad on December 12 after getting report on the players' fitness.

Among the pacers, Zaheer Khan has sustained a heel injury, S Sreesanth is nursing a shoulder injury and R P Singh is yet to recover from a side strain.

Former Test player Chetan Chauhan has been appointed as administrative manager for the Test series in Australia.

M V Sridhar, vice president of Hyderabad Cricket Association, has been appointed as assistant manager who will also look after media for the test series.


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