Select your Indian team for the World Cup opener vs Bangladesh

The 2011 World Cup is set to kick-off and India is, as usual, favourites going into the tournament.

India hasn't won the world title in 28 years and considering the form that the team is in at present, as also the fact that the tournament is being played in home conditions, there is huge expectation from Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men.

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While the captain has many match-winners at his disposal and a good coach to guide, what will matter most is how the big names apply themselves on the field and handle the immense pressure that comes with a World Cup.

In such a scenario, it will be the team composition that will matter most whenever India takes the field.

Will Virat Kohli get the nod ahead of Suresh Raina? Will the think-tank opt for three seamers or two spinners, going by the conditions? And if does opt for two spinners, who will partner Harbhajan Singh?

Will S Sreesanth's indiscipline cost him a place in the eleven?

These and many other questions will be answered during the next few weeks.

But you can take a head start. Before the Indian team is selected for the opening match against Bangladesh, you have the opportunity to select your own playing eleven.

So what are you waiting for? Put on your thinking caps and pick the best possible Indian XI to face the team that upset the applecart in 2007.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain)
Virender Sehwag
Sachin Tendulkar
Gautam Gambhir
Yuvraj Singh
Suresh Raina
Virat Kohli
Yusuf Pathan
Harbhajan Singh
Ravichandran Ashwin
Piyush Chawla
Zaheer Khan
Munaf Patel
Ashish Nehra
Shantakumaran Sreesanth