Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Yuvraj Name Added India 'A' squad

Yuvraj has been named in the India 'A' squad that will take on England in a 3-day match at Mumbai's Brabourne Stadium, from coming October 30. 

Last week, Yuvraj made 208 for North Zone versus middle Zone in the Duleep Trophy semifinal. After staging a 9-month recovery from a rare germ cell cancer, he had returned to cricket in Twenty20 International vs New Zealand and played in the ICC World Twenty20 that followed. 

A good performance in the 3-day match against England will put the 30-year-old back in the reckon for the crucial No.6 spot for the upcoming Tests against Alastair Cook's team. 

No spin for England The India 'A' squad that will take on England, but, will be without a spinner, as the Sandeep Patil led selection commission decided to deprive the visitors of being over-exposed to what will be their main concern in the Tests. An all-seam attack thus comprises Irfan Pathan, Ashok Dinda, Vinay Kumar and Parvinder Awana. 

The batting duties of the Raina-led side will be shared between Ajinkya Rahane, Manoj Tiwary, Robin Bist, Ashok Menaria, Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay and Abhinav Mukund. Rohit Sharma has not been included.

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