Tamil Diplomat

India squad for first 3 ODIs against New Zealand announced; Raina returns, Yuvraj ignored

Middle-order batsman Suresh Raina has staged a comeback while Haryana off-spinner Jayant Yadav was the lone new face in the squad.

Raina, who had been rested from the ODI series against Zimbabwe in June, returns to the fold even as senior off-spinner R Ashwin, pacer Mohammed Shami and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja were given a break. Leg-spinner Amit Mishra also returned to the squad.  Veteran left-handed batsman Yuvraj Singh who was rested for Zimbabwe tour has been ignored by the new selection panel.