Yuvraj Singh dropped for Sri Lanka ODIs, Manish Pandey recalled

End of Road Yuvraj Singh dropped from India's ODI squad

While MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma were certainties to don the blue jersey after India's successful campaign in whites, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina have failed to make the cut, despite the rumours of being in Radar for selection.

Pandey's recall has come on the back of a strong one-day triangular series for India A in South Africa, which the side won: scores of 55, 41*, 86*, 93* and 32* to be named Player of the Series.

Mumbai paceman Shardul Thakur made a comeback into the squad alongwith Karnataka batsman Manish Pandey. Rohit had been rested from the tour of Windies after the Champions Trophy, the last limited-overs series India played.

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With the senior spinners rested, the selectors have included Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav in the Virat Kohli-led 15-member squad. The series starts on August 20 and ends on September 3. Dinesh Karthik will feel himeself unlucky for missing out despite a good series in West Indies. The final of Champions Trophy exposed India's slow bowling frailties.

Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Ajinkya Rahane, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur. The only T20I will be played on September 6. Dating back to 2005, India have only lost one ODI series in Sri Lanka, a tri-series held in 2010; they won series in 2008 and 2009 (twice) and then five years ago.

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