No Harbhajan, Raina; Sachin, Sehwag return for 1st Test vs West Indies

Updated: 31 October 2011 18:16 IST

Harbhajan Singh has been excluded from India's squad for the first Test against West Indies, and R Ashwin, Pragyan Ojha and Rahul Sharma will make up the spin department.

Kolkata:

Harbhajan Singh has been excluded from India's squad for the first Test against West Indies, and R Ashwin, Pragyan Ojha and Rahul Sharma will make up the spin department. Amit Sharma has also been excluded, meaning India will have a completely different set of spinners to the one they had on the England tour.

Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Ishant Sharma and Yuvraj Singh have recovered from their injuries in time to make it to the squad, which will be captained by MS Dhoni.

The pace department also has a new look with Praveen Kumar and Sreesanth being left out in favour of Umesh Yadav and Varun Aaron. Ajinkya Rahane also finds a place as a reserve opener, ahead of M Vijay and Abhinav Mukund, while Virat Kohli replaces Suresh Raina.

Squad: M S Dhoni (capt & wk), Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Yuvraj Singh, R Ashwin, Pragyan Ojha, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Virat Kohli, Varun Aaron, Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Sharma

Topics : Cricket Gary Kirsten Anil Kumble Yuvraj Singh Sachin Tendulkar India West Indies Ravichandran Ashwin Harbhajan Singh MS Dhoni Virender Sehwag India in West Indies, 2011 West Indies in India, 2011
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