Selectors bring back Harbhajan Singh to Team India for Bangladesh tour

PTI | DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published May 20, 2015, 7:19 pm IST
Updated Mar 29, 2019, 3:33 am IST
Harbhajan Singh made a surprise comeback to Indian Test team that will tour Bangladesh in June. (Photo: BCCI)
 Harbhajan Singh made a surprise comeback to Indian Test team that will tour Bangladesh in June. (Photo: BCCI)

Mumbai: Sidelined for more than two years, veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh on Wednesday returned to India's Test squad for the cricket tour of Bangladesh where a nearly unchanged ODI side will take the field.

Contrary to speculation about top players being rested, the five-member selection panel headed by Sandeep Patil decided to go with full strength squads for both the one off Test and the three ODIs starting June 10.

An injured knee has forced pacer Mohammed Shami out of the tour and the selectors have picked medium pacer Dhawal Kulkarni to replace him in the ODI squad. Kulkarni has played only four ODIs so far and has taken 8 wickets.

Harbhajan's inclusion was the lone surprise in the Test side, which would be led by star batsman Virat Kohli after Mahendra Singh Dhoni retired from the format in January. Dhoni will, however, lead the ODI squad.

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