World’s top cricketers named in provisional squads for ICC Champions Trophy 2013. India will defend its No.1 ODI ranking and will also try to match Australia’s feat of holding both the 50-over ICC tournaments at the same time.
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Seven of the eight participating sides have named their best cricketers in the preliminary squads for the prestigious ICC Champions Trophy 2013 – the only nation versus nation tournament of the year – to be staged at Cardiff Wales Stadium, Edgbaston and The Oval from 6-23 June.
Defending champion Australia has submitted its provisional squad to the International Cricket Council (ICC), as required, but has opted not to release the names.
New Zealand has become the first side to announce its 15-member squad while Australia, England, India, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies are expected to trim their provisional squads and announce the final line-ups on or before the 6 May cut-off date.
Four members of the Surrey playing staff have been named in the provisional squad (in bold below), including new captain Graeme Smith who landed in the UK this morning (Tuesday) to meet up with his new team ahead of the county season.
AUSTRALIA (has opted not to announce)
ENGLAND – Alastair Cook, James Anderson, Jonathan Bairstow, Gary Balance, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Danny Briggs, Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler, Varun Chopra, Rikki Clarke, Jade Dernbach, Steven Finn, Alex Hales, James Harris, Craig Kieswetter, Stuart Meaker, Eoin Morgan, Graham Onions, Samit Patel, Kevin Pietersen, Joe Root, Graeme Swann, James Taylor, James Tredwell, Jonathan Trott, Chris Wright, Luke Wright and Chris Woakes
INDIA –RavichandranAshwin, Unmukt Chand, ShikharDhawan, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, AshokeDinda, Gautam Gambhir, Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, ViratKohli, Siddharth Kaul, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Praveen Kumar, Vinay Kumar, Amit Mishra, Ishwar Pandey, Irfan Pathan, AjinkyaRahane, Suresh Raina, ParvezRasool, AmbatiRayudu, WriddhimanSaha, Mohammed Shami, Jalaj Saxena, Ishant Sharma, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Manoj Tiwary, Umesh Yadav and Murali Vijay
NEW ZEALAND (final squad) – Brendon McCullum (captain), Trent Boult, Grant Elliott, Andrew Ellis, James Franklin, Martin Guptill, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nathan McCullum, Kyle Mills, Colin Munro, Luke Ronchi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Daniel Vettori and Kane Williamson
PAKISTAN – AbdurRehman, Ahmed Shehzad, AizazCheema, Asad Ali, Asad Shafiq, Anwar Ali, Azhar Ali, EhsanAdil, HammadAzam, Haris Sohail, Imran Farhat, Imran Khan, Junaid Khan, Kamran Akmal, Misbah-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Rizwan, Nasir Jamshed, Rahat Ali, Saeed Ajmal, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Akmal, Umer Amin, Umar Gul, WahabRiaz, Yasir Arafat and Zulfiqar Babar
SOUTH AFRICA – AB de Villiers (captain), Kyle Abbott, Hashim Amla, FarhaanBehardien, Henry Davids, Quinton de Kock, Marchant de Lange, JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Dean Elgar, Imran Tahir, Colin Ingram, Jacques Kallis, Rory Kleinveldt, Ryan McLaren, David Miller, MorneMorkel, Chris Morris, Justin Ontong, Robin Peterson, Wayne Parnell, Aaron Phangiso, Vernon Philander, RileeRossouw, Graeme Smith, Dale Steyn, Rusty Theron, LonwaboTsotsobe, Roelof van der Merwe and Vaughn van Jaarsveld
SRI LANKA – MalingaBandara, Dinesh Chandimal, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Shaminda Eranga, Rangana Herath, Ishara Jayaratne, ShehanJayasuriya, Mahela Jayawardena, Thilina Kandamby, Chamara Kapugedera, NuwanKulasekara, SurangaLakmal , Dilhara Lokuhettige, Farveez Maharoof, Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Ajantha Mendis, JeevanMendis, Angelo Perera, Dilruwan Perera, Kusal Perera, Kumar Sangakkara, Sachithra Senanayake, Milinda Siriwardana, Upul Tharanga, Lahiru Thirimanne , Thisara Perera, Seekuge Prasanna, Chanaka Welagedara, KithruwanVithanage
WEST INDIES – Adrian Barath, Sulieman Benn, Tino Best, Nkrumah Bonner, Darren Bravo, Dwayne Bravo, Jonathan Carter, Johnson Charles, Sheldon Cotterrell, NarsinghDeonarine, Shannon Gabriel, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Nikita Miller, Sunil Narine, VeerasammyPermaul, Kieron Pollard, Kieran Powell, DeneshRamdin, Ravi Rampaul, Kemar Roach, Andre Russell, Darren Sammy, Marlon Samuels, Ramneresh Sarwan, Lendl Simmons, Devon Smith, Dwayne Smith, Devon Thomas and Chadwick Walton