By CricketCountry Staff
Colombo: Sep 28, 2012
Indian opener Virender Sehwag has been dropped from the playing XI against Australia in their ICC World Super Eights match at Colombo on Friday, according to media reports.
Ravichandran Ashwin has been included, while pacers Lakshmipathy Balaji and Ashok Dinda has been left out, ABP News tweeted.
Sehwag was rested even in the last match against England.
Earlier, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday said the team will go in with five bowlers in its World Twenty20 Super Eight match against Australia but it will be one of the toughest decisions of his career to choose between Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh.
"We would most likely go in with five bowlers but I still don't know what will be the combination. It will be a fresh wicket and we have to take into consideration how it will be before the start of the match," Dhoni told the reporters at his pre-match media interaction.
Playing five bowlers means dropping either Sehwag or Yuvraj and Dhoni knows it only too well that it will be a tough call.
"It is one of the toughest decisions I have taken so far.
“We will have to see what fits the combinations. Just wait and watch. Ultimately the decision we take has to be a good one that benefits the team."