Bangalore – Yuvraj Singh is set to return to international cricket after months of cancer treatment.
Yuvraj has been included in India’s squad for the World Twenty20 tournament and before that event, which begins in Sri Lanka next month, will line up against New Zealand in a two- match T20 series on home soil.
The 30-year-old all-rounder last played for his country during last November’s Test series against the West Indies, before falling ill with a rare form of cancer and spending several months undergoing treatment. He has not taken part in limited-overs international cricket since India’s World Cup final victory over Sri Lanka in Mumbai in April 2011.
Following the recent announcement of his recovery, his swift return to top-level cricket is a surprise – without the opportunity of match practice first.
India’s ICC World Twenty20 squad: MS Dhoni (Captain/wkt), V Sehwag, G Gambhir, V Kohli, Y Singh, S Raina, R Sharma, M Tiwary, I Pathan, R Ashwin, Z Khan, L Balaji, P Chawla, H Singh, A Dinda