Indian squad for Test series against Australia to be picked on Feb 10


The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) today said its Senior Selection Committee will meet on February 10 here to pick the team for the Test series against Australia.

The team will undergo a preparatory camp at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore from February 15 to 18, BCCI Honorary Secretary Sanjay Jagdale said in a statement.
The BCCI had conducted open trials for fast bowlers across the country last year. The best bowlers were shortlisted and sent to the regional academies at Mumbai, Chennai and Mohali for advanced training. This list was then trimmed further, on the basis of the feedback of the coaches at the academies.
The bowlers in the final list will bowl to the Indian batsmen during the preparatory camp, the statement added.
Australia, meanwhile, on January 31, had named 17-man squad, led by Michael Clark for the tour beginning later this month.
The first Test is scheduled to begin on February 22 in Chennai. The second Test will be held at Hyderabad from March 2 to 6, the third in Mohali from March 14 to 18 and the fourth at Delhi's Ferozshah Kotla Ground from March 22 to 26.


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