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13 August 2017, 06:47 | Kelvin Horton
Raina Harbhajan Singh Dhoni and Yuvraj at the 2011 World Cup / Getty
Indian team for the ODI Series against Sri Lanka was announced by the BCCI on Sunday.Big news, but along expected lines was the exclusion of left-hander Yuvraj Singh.
Yuvraj Singh has been dropped from India's limited-overs squad against Sri Lanka.
The selectors chose to rest four frontline bowlers - Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja. However, he led India A to victory in a tri-series which involved hosts South Africa A and Afghanistan A.
The five-match ODI series will start at Dambulla on 20 August. Named in India's Champions Trophy squad, Pandey returned to India because of an injury that flared up. Young Manish Pandey returns to the squad.The Selectors have also given rest Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav, with Mumbai fast-bowler Shardul Thakur being given a chance. Karthik had replaced Pandey in India's Champions Trophy squad and then for the trip to the West Indies, where he scored 2, 50 a class="key_underline" href="http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/topic/Bhuvneshwar-Kumar" *Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Thakur. The ODIs will be played on August 20, 24, 27, 31 and September 3, and the T20I on September 6.
Former Indian skipper MS Dhoni, all-rounder Hardik Pandya, batsmen Kedar Jadhav, Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan retain their place. Of the 150 they have played, 83 went in favour of India while in Sri Lanka, they are marginally behind the hosts, winning 23 of the 57 matches played.
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