India recall Yuvraj Singh for England ODI series
Indian selectors have recalled senior batsman Yuvraj Singh into the One-Day International squad for the upcoming series against England.
Yuvraj, last played an ODI for India in 2013 and was instrumental in India's 2011 World Cup triumph where he was named the man of the series. His performance in the World T20 tournament in 2016 led to his exclusion from the squad.
However, he has been recalled back based on his performance for his state team Punjab where he scored 260 and 85 in two first-class games.
With MS Dhoni deciding to step down from captaincy, Virat Kohli has been handed over the reins of the team and this will be the first time, he will be leading India in all the three formats.
Shikhar Dhawan has returned to the ODI side after recovering from a thumb injury while the likes of Kedar Jadhav, Manish Pandey and Ajinkya Rahane have been retained. Rohit Sharma, who was earlier ruled out of the Test series against England hasn't made significant progress from his injury as well.
R Ashwin has been rested for the ODIs but has been picked in the T20I squad which also youngsters like Rishabh Pant, Yuzvendra Chahal and Mandeep Singh.
India will play three ODIs and as many T20Is against England between 15th January and 1st February.
India ODI squad:
KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (capt), MS Dhoni, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Yuvraj Singh, Ajinkya Rahane, Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Amit Mishra, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav
India T20I squad:
KL Rahul, Mandeep Singh, Virat Kohli (capt), MS Dhoni (wk), Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Manish Pandey, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra
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