MUMBAI: Yuvraj Singh has been named in the India 'A' squad that will take on England in a three-day match at Mumbai's Brabourne Stadium, from October 30.
Last week, Yuvraj made 208 (his second highest first-class score) for North Zone versus Central Zone in the Duleep Trophy semifinal. After staging a nine-month recovery from a rare germ cell cancer, he had returned to cricket in a Twenty20 International versus New Zealand and played in the ICC World Twenty20 that followed.
A good performance in the three-day fixture against England will put the 30-year-old back in the reckoning for the crucial No.6 spot for the upcoming Tests against Alastair Cook's team.
The India 'A' squad that will take on England, however, will be without a spinner, as the Sandeep Patil led selection committee decided to deprive the visitors of being over-exposed to what will be their biggest concern in the Tests. An all-seam attack thus comprises Irfan Pathan, Ashok Dinda, R. Vinay Kumar and Parvinder Awana.
The batting duties of the Suresh Raina-led side will be shared between Ajinkya Rahane, Manoj Tiwary, Robin Bist, Ashok Menaria, Shikhar Dhawan, M. Vijay and Abhinav Mukund. Rohit Sharma has not been included.