Yuvraj, Bhajji in India's T20 World Cup team

FP Sports, Sep, 14 2012
Yuvraj, Bhajji in India's T20 World Cup team

India's national selectors have just announced the squad for the Twenty20 World Cup in Sri Lanka and it includes not one but plenty of stunning picks.

The first one has to be Yuvraj Singh. He has not played any real competitive cricket since recovering from a rare germ-cell cancer but the selectors felt he had recovered well enough to be picked.

Happy days are here again for Yuvraj Singh. Reuters

The other surprise was Harbhajan Singh. The off-spinner has struggled for form but once again, the 'professional' selectors have gone with their gut feeling. Lakshmipathy Balaji has also been included as is Piyush Chawla.

The squad for the New Zealand Test series was also announced.

Team India for T20Is/ICC World T20
Mahendra Singh Dhoni(C), Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Irfan Pathan, R Ashwin, Zaheer Khan, L Balaji, Ashok Dinda, Rohit Sharma, Piyush Chawla, Harbhajan Singh, Manoj Tiwary.

Team India for Test series against NZ-
Mahendra Singh Dhoni(C), Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, R Ashwin, Zaheer Khan, Pragyan Ojha, Umesh Yadav, Ajinkya Rahane, Piyush Chawla, Ishant Sharma, Suresh Raina.

Published Date: Aug 10, 2012 | Updated Date: Sep 14, 2012


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2 South Africa 3050 117
3 Australia 3087 100
4 England 3362 99
5 New Zealand 3114 97
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2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4579 114
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
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2 England 1962 123
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4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115