Cancer survivor Yuvraj Singh has been given a chance to play for India in the upcoming four-Test home series against England after being picked for a three-day warm-up game in Mumbai next Tuesday.
Left-handed Yuvraj underwent three cycles of chemotherapy in the US in March for a rare germ cell cancer near his lungs, and was recalled by India last month before playing in the World Twenty20.
On Wednesday, he was named in the 14-man India A squad led by Suresh Raina.
Yuvraj, a star limited-overs player who was instrumental in triumphs at the 2007 World Twenty20 and the 2011 World Cup but has never been a certainty in tests, scored 208 this month for North Zone against Central Zone in the first-class Duleep Trophy.
India 'A' squad:
Suresh Raina (captain), Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Yuvraj Singh, Manoj Tiwary, Wriddhiman Saha (wicketkeeper), Irfan Pathan, Vinay Kumar, Parvinder Awana, Ashok Dinda, Robin Bist, Ashok Maneria, Abhinav Mukund.