Tendulkar returns for test series in England

Sachin Tendulkar can clinch his 100th international century after being included in India's squad for the upcoming series against England.

The 38-year-old batting great has scored 51 centuries in test matches and 48 in one-day internationals.

Tendulkar, who opted out of India's ongoing tour of the West Indies, returned to the 17-strong test squad on Saturday along with strike bowler Zaheer Khan, opener Gautam Gambhir and pace bowler Shantakumaran Sreesanth, who were all out with injuries.

Middle-order batsman Yuvraj Singh was also picked after recovering from a lung infection, while flamboyant opener Virender Sehwag was selected despite still recovering from a shoulder injury.

The first test starts at Lord's on July 21.

India name squad for England Tests

India on Saturday named a 17-man squad for the upcoming four-Test series in England.

Indian Test squad: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt), Gautam Gambhir (vice-capt), Abhinav Mukund, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Venkatsai Laxman, Suresh Raina, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, Praveen Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Munaf Patel, Amit Mishra, Yuvraj Singh, Wriddhiman Saha, Virender Sehwag.

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