Mohali: Middle-order batsman V V S Laxman and left-arm spinner Murali Kartik on Friday made a comeback to the One-day side for India's first three matches of the triangular Limited Overs cricket tournament starting in Chennai on October 23. The national selectors led by chairman of the selection committee Syed Kirmani named a 14-member squad here that also includes a permanent wicketkeeper in teenager Parthiv Patel.
Besides India, the tournament also feature world champions Australia and New Zealand. Ashish Nehra, who has not returned to action since suffering an ankle injury during the World Cup earlier this year in South Africa, was not included since "he is being given more time to be completely fit," Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary S K Nair said.
Team: Sourav Ganguly (Capt), Virendra Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, V V S Laxman, Mohd Kaif, Yuvraj Singh, Parthiv Patel, Harbhajan Singh, Anil Kumble, Zaheer Khan, Ajit Agarkar, Murali Kartik, Avishkar Salvi. <