Yuvraj, Ashwin, Jadeja not picked for SL limited-overs series

Ross Houston
August 13, 2017

India have omitted batsman Yuvraj Singh and rested their frontline bowling attack for the limited-overs leg of the Sri Lanka tour, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Sunday.

The flamboyant left-handed all-rounder, who is a two-time World Cup victor, has represented India in 304 ODIs since making his debut against Kenya in 2000.

After a 50 against Pakistan in the Champions Trophy opener, Yuvraj hardly did anything notable as his last seven ODI innings fetched him only 162 runs. He rarely bowls and his fielding has gone down a few notches.

In the last week alone, the likes of Kedar Jadhav, Yuvraj Singh and Jasprit Bumrah have all had their fitness assessed at the facility.

Pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah and batsman Rohit Sharma, who were both rested for the West Indies tour, have also been recalled to the squad.

Indian cricketers Mohammed Shami, R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja have been rested for the ODI and T20 series against Sri Lanka.

Another significant announcement was the appointment of Rohit Sharma as the vice-captain of the team.

Meanwhile, Manish Pandey, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel and KL Rahul have also made a come back into the team.

Rahul was also an automatic choice once he is fit.

Suresh Raina too has been overlooked by the selectors.

Manish Pandey, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel and KL Rahul have been named in the 15-man squad.

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