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Yuvraj Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja rested for limited overs Sri Lanka games

Mumbai batsman Rohit Sharma has been surprisingly named the vice-captain, while opening batsman Lokesh Rahul returned after an injury lay-off.

T2 Online Newsdesk 14 August 2017, 8:34 AM
Yuvraj Singh's form has been questionable in the ICC Champions Trophy as well as India's tour of the West Indies

Yuvraj Singh's form has been questionable in the ICC Champions Trophy as well as India's tour of the West Indies Image: AFP

Veteran batsman Yuvraj Singh was on Sunday excluded from the Indian squad that will face Sri Lanka in a five-match ODI series and a lone T20I.

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. 

Also, experienced spin-twins Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja have been rested for the limited overs matches, beginning from August 20. 

Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal are captain Virat Kohli's options among slow bowlers.

Mumbai paceman Shardul Thakur made a comeback into the squad along with Karnataka batsman Manish Pandey.

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.

Mumbai batsman Rohit Sharma has been surprisingly named the vice-captain, while opening batsman Lokesh Rahul returned after an injury lay-off. The Karnataka right-hander has been in good form in the ongoing three-match Test series against the Islanders.

Young Delhi wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant had to make way for Rahul.

(With inputs from IANS)

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