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Yuvraj Back As India Name Squads

Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh (left) has been included in India's squad to take on Australia
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Yuvraj Singh has been recalled to India's squad for the Twenty20 International and first three One-Day Internationals against Australia.

Yuvraj has not played an ODI since the fifth and final match against England in January, after which he was not selected for the Champions Trophy squad or the tour of the West Indies that followed.

That was his first full series after recovering from a form of lung cancer and he has subsequently scored runs for India 'A' against the West Indies and India Blue in the Challenger Series to force his way back into the side.

Yuvraj has a solid record against Australia having scored 962 runs in 35 ODIs against them including two of his 13 centuries.

From the squad that played in the Champions Trophy and the tri-series in the West Indies, Dinesh Karthik, Murali Vijay, Irfan Pathan and Umesh Yadav are the players that are absent.

Back into the side along with Yuvraj are pace bowlers Mohammad Shami, Ranganath Vinay Kumar and Jaydev Unadkat while Ambati Rayudu, who was a late addition to the squad in the West Indies, retains his place.

The Twenty20 International is in Rajkot on 10th October with the first three ODIs being held in Pune, Jaipur and Mohali on 13th, 16th and 19th October.

India T20I/ODI squad: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Ravichandran Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ranganath Vinay Kumar, Amit Mishra, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Mohammad Shami, Ishant Sharma, Rohit Sharma, Jaydev Unadkat, Yuvraj Singh

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