Harbhajan out of ODI, Uthappa and Yusuf in for T20

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Published: Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 18:18 [IST]
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Harbhajan out, Uthappa and Yusuf in

New Delhi, Oct 17: The National selection committee retained the same squad for the remaining three one-dayers against England as Harbhajan Singh failed to make a comeback.

Robin Uthappa and Yusuf Pathan have been picked for the lone T20 match to be played on October 29 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Uthappa makes a comeback after missing 3 years of international cricket. Gautam Gambhir, meanwhile, has asked for a break to get married.

With young spinners like R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, who also is a decent bat, doing a good job against England in this home series, it is a clear sign to the senior off-spinner to work it out in the domestic circuit and regain form and fitness.

Harbhajan had a torrid time in England recently before he came back home following an abdominal strain midway through the tour. He appeared to be gradually getting back to wicket-taking ways in the Champions League T20, in which he led Mumbai Indians to victory.

ODI squad: MS Dhoni (Captain), Gautam Gambhir, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli, Parthiv Patel, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Praveen Kumar, Vinay Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Manoj Tiwary, Varun Aaron, Rahul Sharma, S Arvind.

T20 Squad: MS Dhoni (captain), Suresh Raina, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Yusuf Pathan, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Praveen Kumar, Vinay Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Manoj Tiwary, Varun Aaron, Robin Uthappa, Rahul Sharma, S Arvind.


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