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Yuvraj named in India A squad against England, Raina to lead team

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.

cricket Updated: Oct 24, 2012 17:59 IST
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YUVRAJ SINGH

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.

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