Yuvraj back in Team India for World Twenty20

Cancer survivor has not played competitive cricket since November

India on Friday selected cancer survivor Yuvraj Singh for the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka, four months after he was treated for a rare germ-cell tumour between his lungs.
 
The 30-year-old left-hander, one of the most flamboyant batsmen in world cricket, was named in a 15-man squad for the tournament to be played from September 18 to October 7.
 
Yuvraj, who completed chemotherapy in the United States in April, has not played competitive cricket since two home Tests against the West Indies last November.
 
He only recently began light training at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore.
 
Yuvraj played a key role in India's 50-over World Cup triumph last year, scoring 362 runs and taking 15 wickets in nine matches to be named man of the tournament.
 
The squad, announced by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) after a selection committee meeting in Mumbai, also includes off-spinner Harbhajan Singh.
 
Meanwhile, VVS laxman who was seen struggling with the willow during the Australia tour managed to retain his place in the Test squad for the series against New Zealand.
 
Lanky paceman Ishant Sharma and middle-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara, who were out of the Test team due to injury, also made it to the Test team.
 
Indian Squad for World T20
 
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (C), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ashok Dinda, Manoj Tiwary, Zaheer Khan, Yuvraj Singh, Irfan Pathan, Piyush Chawla, Harbhajan Singh, L Balaji.
 
Squad for New Zealand series
 
Mahendra Singh Dhoni(C), Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, R Ashwin, Zaheer Khan, Pragyan Ojha, Umesh Yadav, Ajinkya Rahane, Piyush Chawla, Ishant Sharma, Suresh Raina.
 
 

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