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Yuvraj Singh recalled to India squad for Sri Lanka tour

Yuvrag Singh
Yuvraj has scored 1,582 runs in 33 Tests at an average of 35.95

Yuvraj Singh has been named in India's squad for next month's Test series in Sri Lanka after missing the Asia Cup.

The left-handed batsman, 28, had been dropped for the one-day tournament, which India won, because of poor form in May's World Twenty20.

Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman join Yuvraj in the 16-man party to complete a formidable middle-order.

Spin trio Harbhajan Singh, Pragyan Ojha and Amit Mishra support pacemen Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma and Sri Sreesanth.

One-day specialist Suresh Raina is the only man in the squad who is yet to play a Test.

It will be the third Test series between the nations in as many years.

The last time India visited Sri Lanka, in 2008, they were beaten 2-1, but skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's team avenged that defeat last year with a 2-0 win on home soil to move to the top of the Test rankings.

The Test series starts in Galle on 18 July, before moving to Colombo for the second match which will be played at the Sinhalese Sports Club from 26 July with the the third Test following at the P Sara Oval from 3 August.

India beat Sri Lanka by 81 runs in Thursday's final of the tri-nation Asia Cup, which also featured Pakistan, to record their first victory in the tournament since 1995.

India squad: MS Dhoni (capt), V Sehwag, G Gambhir, M Vijay, S Tendulkar, R Dravid, VVS Laxman, Yuvraj Singh, S Raina, Harbhajan Singh, A Mishra, P Ojha, Zaheer Khan, Sreesanth, Ishant Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha.

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