In-form batsman Yuvraj Singh, who dazzled in the ODI’s was recalled into the test side in the place of Sourav Ganguly. Hyderabad’s left arm spinner Pragyan Ojha was also named in India’s 15-member Test squad for the two-match series against England beginning next week.
Ojha took the berth vacated by Anil Kumble. While RP Singh has been dropped, Tamil Nadu opener Murali Vijay, who made his debut against Australia in the last Test in Nagpur, has been retained. Another Tamil Nadu batsman S Badrinath has also been named in the squad.
England are scheduled to play the first Test in Chennai from December 11-15 and the second Test in Mohali from December 19-23 as per the revised itinerary.
The Test Squad:
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt), Virender Sehwag (vice-captain), Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Yuvraj Singh, Amit Mishra, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma, S Badrinath, Munaf Patel, Murali Vijay, Pragyan Ojha.