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India announce squad for ICC World T20 2014; Yuvraj Singh, Stuart Binny included

Yuvraj Singh, Stuart Binny in India squad for ICC World T20 2014
Yuvraj Singh last played a T20 match for India in October 2013 against Australia © PTI

Feb 11, 2014

The Indian squad for next month’s International Cricket Council (ICC) World Twenty20 championship to be held in Bangladesh was announced on Tuesday in Bangalore. Yuvraj Singh returns to the side for the World T20 event. Stuart Binny, who is riding high on his Irani Trophy 2013-14 performance, was also included.

Yuvraj returns to the squad after playing his last T20 match for India in October 2013 against Australia. He had scored an unbeaten 77 and was awarded the Man of the Match.

Ishant Sharma was dropped from both ICC World T20 and Asia Cup squad despite picking up nine wickets in the first Test against New Zealand at Auckland.

Binny is currently playing the Irani Trophy 2013-14 for Karnataka against Rest of India. He has taken three wickets in the first innings and scored a brilliant 122 runs.

The bowling attack comprises of Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Varun Aaron and Mohit Sharma. Ravichandran Ashwin and Amit Sharma are the two spinners in the squad.

No back-up wicketkeeper was selected for the World T20.

Squad: MS Dhoni (c & wk), Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Stuart Binny, Varun Aaron, Amit Mishra, Mohit Sharma.

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Dec 26, 2014 (03:30 IST)   at Christchurch

India tour of Australia, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (05:00 IST)   at Melbourne

West Indies in South Africa, 2014-15

Jan 2, 2015 (14:00 IST)   at Cape Town

Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 2014-15

Jan 3, 2015 (03:30 IST)   at Wellington

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Dec 19, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

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Dec 17, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

New Zealand won by 7 runs

West Indies in South Africa, 2014-15

Dec 17, 2014  at Centurion

South Africa won by an innings and 220 runs

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Dec 16, 2014  at Colombo

Sri Lanka won by 87 runs

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