Bhajji out for 2 ODI's; Yusuf & Ashwin in

Published: Tuesday, February 16, 2010, 13:20 [IST]
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Bhajji out for 2 ODI's; Yusuf, Ashwin in

Kolkata: India will miss the services of Yuvraj Singh and off-spinner Harbhajan Singh while explosive batsman Yusuf Pathan is likely to return to the side when the national selectors meet here tomorrow to pick the squad for the first two one-dayers against South Africa.

Yuvraj had sustained a ligament tear in his left wrist during the Test series against Bangladesh last month and is likely to undergo a surgery in Australia soon.

India vs South Africa - Fixture

Harbhajan Singh has opted out of the first two ODIs because of his sister"s marriage. "He has sought permission from the BCCI to attend his sister's wedding on February 22," sources said

Tamil Nadu spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and Pathan are the front-runners to fill in the places of Yuvraj and Harbhajan.

Likely Squad:

MS Dhoni (captain), S Tendulkar, V Sehwag, G Gambhir, V Kohli, Y Pathan, S Raina, R Sharma, R Ashwin, Z Khan, A Nehra/P Kumar, S Tyagi, A Mithun, A Mishra/P Ojha.


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