Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
Markets | By Noel Gibbs

Team for ODI series and T20 announced, Yuvraj Singh axed

Team for ODI series and T20 announced, Yuvraj Singh axed

Experienced fast bowlers Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami have been rested, probably keeping in mind the option of an extra spinner in the spin-friendly Sri Lankan conditions.

The Virat Kohli-led squad features Manish Pandey and Axar Patel, who are returning to the Indian ODI side after a year's gap, whereas Yuzvendra Chahal has also been recalled to the squad. Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant, who were also part of the squad in that tour, have been left out as well. Manish Pandey, who had a great triangular series in South Africa has been rewarded for his performance. Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel and Shardul Thakur were also named in the 15-man squad.

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The same squad will represent India in the one-off T20I that follows the ODI series. The fifth ODI will be played on Sept 3 in Colombo.

This will be India's first ODI assignment after West Indies tour.

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India are set to play five One Day Internationals and one Twenty20 International, starting August 20, under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. Talented Karnataka batsman Manish Pandey has made his come back in the national team.

Shardul Thakur, who bagged 9 wickets in the four List A matches he played from July end to August has been drafted alongside Akshar, who has picked up 7 wickets but is expected to turn things around in Sri Lanka.

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Former Indian skipper MS Dhoni, all-rounder Hardik Pandya, batsmen Kedar Jadhav, Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan retain their place.

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