Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Yuvraj makes way for Pujara | Yuvraj Singh dropped

Yuvraj makes way for Pujara | Yuvraj Singh dropped

The decision wasn't unexpected. An illness had forced Yuvraj to cede his spot to Suresh Raina in the second Test against Sri Lanka. Raina made a century on debut and kept his place despite Yuvraj being fit for the third Test. He then contributed a crucial cameo that helped level the series.

With Yuvraj struggling in the tri-series that followed, the writing appeared on the wall. The National selection committee, which met here at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium on Monday, replaced Yuvraj with Cheteshwar Pujara, the 22-year-old Saurashtra batsman who has been prolific in first-class cricket.

Indian squad: M.S. Dhoni (capt. & wk), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, V.V.S. Laxman, Suresh Raina, Harbhajan Singh, Amit Mishra, Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma, Sreesanth, Pragyan Ojha, M. Vijay, and Cheteshwar Pujara.

Rest of India squad for Irani Cup: Yuvraj Singh (capt.), Abhinav Mukund, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, S. Badrinath, Saurabh Tiwary, Parthiv Patel (wk), Piyush Chawla, R. Ashwin, Jaydev Unadkat, Umesh Yadav, R. Vinay Kumar, Manish Pandey, Abhimanyu Mithun, and Ravindr


Yuvraj Singh unhappy for not getting Test Selection BreakingNewsOnline.
Yuvraj makes way for Pujara The Hindu
From Test, Yuvraj pushed to the Rest Indian Express
Hindustan Times - Calcutta Telegraph
Yuvraj Singh has been left out of the Indian squad for the two-Test cricket series against Australia which begins on October 1.

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