India's World Cup squad picked

So contrary to the recent preparations, India have gone without Rohit Sharma, well done to them. They've gone with three spinners - Piyush Chawla the legspinner and Ravichandran Ashwin to go with Harby's off-spin.

There was no place for Rohit Sharma, who should and will be disappointed, as the only back-up batsman India have picked is Yusuf Pathan.

Well, well. So there were surprises here - Ojha hasn't been picked for the limited-overs side in a while, so his exclusion was expected, but Chawla's been in the wilderness for some time. I'm not sure the latter was needed - maybe a reserve keeper (Patel) or fast-bowler could have been picked, but Chief of Selectors Srikkanth is positively raving about not thinking negatively about injury concerns. Seriously, he's foaming at the mouth as I write this. Courtesy NDTV.

Here's the squad:

Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (c) (wk), Harbhajan Singh, Praveen Kumar, Zaheer Khan, Munaf Patel, Ashish Nehra, Yusuf Pathan, Piyush Chawla, Ravichandran Ashwin

Expect Ganguly fans to take to the streets again. I'm not sure why, and neither will they.

That's it for now. Dissection later, if any.