Sreesanth, Khan back in India’s Test team
NEW DELHI (AP) - Indian cricket selectors have recalled fast bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth and fit-again paceman Zaheer Khan for the three-Test series against Sri Lanka.
The 26-year-old Sreesanth played his last Test against South Africa in Kanpur in 2008 before he was sidelined due to disciplinary issues. He made his way back into the squad after taking 22 wickets in 10 matches for Warwickshire and will now likely share the new ball with Khan.
Khan has recovered from a shoulder injury that kept him out of the Champions Trophy and the one-day series at home against Australia.
The experienced test batting duo of Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman were also included after being ignored for the one-day series against Australia.
The selectors also named uncapped left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha along with first-choice spinners Harbhajan Singh and Amit Mishra.
The Test series begins in Ahmedabad on Nov. 16, followed by Test matches at Kanpur on Nov. 24-28 and Mumbai on Dec. 2-6.
After the Test series, both teams will play two Twenty20 games and a five-match one-day series. Squad: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Yuvraj Singh, M Vijay, S Badrinath, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma, Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, Pragyan Ojha and Amit Mishra.