Harbhajan named in Asia Cup probables

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src='http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/images/thumbnail/ver1/h/harbhajan4.jpg' class='caption'> Harbhajan Singh has been named among 20 probables for the Asia Cup tournament beginning in Sri Lanka next month

Updated: February 25, 2007 10:07 IST
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Paving the way for off-spinner Harbhajan Singh's comeback to international cricket action after a six-month injury lay-off, national selectors today named the bowler among 20 probables for the Asia Cup tournament beginning in Sri Lanka next month. The selectors, who had earlier named 24 players for a fitness camp, pruned the list excluding Test opener Aakash Chopra, leg spinner Sairaj Bahutule, Delhi opener Gautam Gambhir and fast bowler Munaf Patel. Zaheer comes back Also making it to the probables' list was left-arm paceman Zaheer Khan who had to pull out of the Pakistan tour due to a hamstring injury, and Rohan Gavaskar who had missed the trip after making his debut in Australia early this year. Announcing the list, Cricket Board Secretary S K Nair said the 20 shortlisted players would assemble in Chennai for a training camp from July 3 to 8. "The team for Asia Cup would be named on July 7," he added. Probables: Sourav Ganguly, Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, V V S Laxman, Yuvraj Singh, Mohammed Kaif, Parthiv Patel, Anil Kumble, Harbhajan Singh, Murali Kartik, Ramesh Powar, Hemang Badani, Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra, Ajit Agarkar, Irfan Pathan, L Balaji, Amit Bhandari and Rohan Gavaskar. (PTI)

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