No Harbhajan, Raina; Sachin, Sehwag return for 1st Test vs West Indies
Indian skipper MS Dhoni was expected to get rest for the 1st Test against the West Indies beginning from November 6. But that did not happen as he was included in the squad announced on Friday.
Meanwhile, Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh and Ishant Sharma made a comeback to the side after their injury-induced absence.
Harbhajan Singh, who was dropped for the ODI series against England, has again been excluded. R Ashwin, who has cemented his place in the ODI team, has finally got the selector's nod for Tests as well. He is joined Pragyan Ojha in the spin department.
The 3 Test series begins at the Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium here.
Sehwag had undergone two surgeries on his shoulder while Yuvraj Singh was out of action from the England tour due to a strained ligament. Tendulkar suffered from a swolledn toe on the same tour.
West Indies on the other hand have had their share of injuries with Adrian Barath being replaced by Lendl Simmons for the two-Test series against Bangladesh.
The squad: MS Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, VVS Laxman, Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid, Yuvraj Singh, R Ashwin, Pragyan Ojha, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Virat Kohli, Varun Aaron, Rahul Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane
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