Mohali: Yuvraj Singh will make his Test debut when India take on New Zealand in the series deciding second cricket Test starting in Mohali on Thursday.
The stylish Punjab left-hander will come into the side as replacement for skipper Sourav Ganguly, who was ruled out of the match after undergoing a minor surgery on Tuesday to treat an abscess in his left thigh, chairman of selectors Syed Kirmani said. "The only change we have made in the squad is including Yuvraj Singh.
He has earned a place as Sourav Ganguly has been advised rest," Kirmani said. The selectors have retained the rest of the team that drew the first Test at Ahmedabad last week. In the absence of Ganguly, the team will be led by vice-captain Rahul Dravid.
India: Rahul Dravid (captain), Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Aakash Chopra, VVS Laxman, Parthiv Patel, Anil Kumble, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, L Balaji and Yuvraj Singh.