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Yuvraj Singh ignored as India squad for Sri Lanka ODIs, T20I announced

13 August 2017

Yuvraj, 35, began India's campaign at the Champions Trophy in June with a match-winning 53 off 32 balls against Pakistan but his form trailed off thereafter, with scores of 7, 23* and 22.

Talented Karnataka batsman Manish Pandey, who recently led the India A squad to a tri-series win in South Africa, made a comeback to the team. Available on Android and IOS. Rohit Sharma and Yuzvendra Chahal also got a call-up for the series starting from August 20.

Spin duo Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin, and pacers Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav were rested keeping the side's tight schedule in mind.

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Yuvraj was below-par in the last couple of tournaments, scoring 105 runs in the ICC Champions Trophy and 57 runs during the West Indies tour.

Fully aware of spinners' heavy workload during the ongoing Test series against Sri Lanka, the team management and national selectors have rested the spinners.

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Squad: Virat Kohli (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma (vice-capt), KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Ajinkya Rahane, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur.

The ODI series will commence from Aug 20 at Dambulla.

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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Yuvraj Singh ignored as India squad for Sri Lanka ODIs, T20I announced