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Cricket: Yuvraj Singh included in World Cup squad

Singh, who recovered from cancer has been picked for the event despite doubts whether he will be fit enough to play top class cricket

  • By K.R. Nayar, Chief Cricket Writer
  • Published: 13:49 August 10, 2012

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Dubai: Yuvraj Singh has been selected for the International Cricket Council (ICC) Twenty20 World Cup 2012 in Sri Lanka.

Singh, who recovered from cancer has been picked for the event despite doubts whether he will be fit enough to play top class cricket.

Meanwhile, VVS Laxman, who was doubtful to get the nod has been selected into the Test squad for the series against New Zealand. 

The All-India Senior Selection Committee, which met at the Cricket Centre, Mumbai, earlier on Friday picked the  Indian teams for the Test series against New Zealand, and the T20 International series against New Zealand and ICC World T20 2012 in Sri Lanka.

Quick facts

INDIAN TEAM FOR THE TEST SERIES AGAINST NEW ZEALAND

M.S. Dhoni ( Captain), Virender Sehwag Gautam Gambhir. Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli. R. Ashwin, Zaheer Khan, Pragyan Ojha, Umesh Yadav, Ajinkya Rahane, Piyush Chawla, Ishant Sharma and Suresh Raina

INDIAN TEAM FOR THE T20 INTERNATIONAL SERIES AGAINST NEW ZEALAND AND THE ICC WORLD T20 2012:

M.S. Dhoni  (Captain) Gautam Gambhir ( Vice-Captain), Virender Sehwag, Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Irfan Pathan, R. Ashwin, Zaheer Khan, L. Balaji, Ashok Dinda, Rohit Sharma, Piyush Chawla, Harbhajan Singh and Manoj Tiwary