Stung by two successive defeats by England at home, the national selectors today axed senior cricketers for the last Test match at Pune.

However, the selectors have decided to pick Delhi pacer Parwinder Awana for the crucial match.

Senior players Zaheer Khan, Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh faced the axe following the two successive defeats. They were replaced by Awana, Piyush Chawla and Ravindra Jadeja for the fourth Test against England at Nagpur.