Saturday, May 23, 2015

Harbhajan Singh makes his place in Test squad

Veteran off-spinner, Harbhajan Singh, has been recalled in the Indian cricket team for the lone Test against Bangladesh. It has been more than two years that he played for his country. He was last seen representing India in March 2013 against Australia in a home series.
The 34-year-old, who is the third highest Test wicket-taker for India with 413 scalps from 101 matches, has been taken considering the strength of host nation’s batting line up and especially the number of left-hand batsmen they have.
It is thought that he will play a very important role in this match and can successfully fill up the position of Ravindra Jadeja who is dropped from the Test team. However, he retains his place in ODI squad.
The notable exclusion of this squad is Mohammed Shami who could not make his place due to injury. He was replaced by Dhawal Kulkarni in the ODI squad.
The series between Bangladesh and India is expected to be a competitive one. That is why, the BCCI has picked up a full-strength teams for the tour without granting rest to the top players.

India’s tour of Bangladesh consisting of one Test and three ODIs will kick off on June 10.