Updated: 19/07/2012 07:19 | By pa.press.net

Yuvraj named in India squad



Yuvraj Singh has undergone treatment for a rare form of cancer

Yuvraj Singh has undergone treatment for a rare form of cancer

India have named Yuvraj Singh in their provisional 30-man squad for the ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka this September.

The 30-year-old's inclusion comes after he underwent treatment for a rare form of cancer. He last played for his country in a Test against West Indies last November and has since been receiving chemotherapy in America after a germ cell cancer was detected near his lungs.

A 23-cap T20 international, Yuvraj was named player of the tournament as India won the 50-over World Cup last year and famously scored 36 in a perfect over off England's Stuart Broad in the inaugural T20 World Cup.

He is joined in the group by spinner Harbhajan Singh and Munaf Patel - both of whom have been out of favour with selectors. Mahendra Singh Dhoni will captain the side.

India preliminary squad: Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Manoj Tiwary, Yuvraj Singh, Robin Uthappa, Mandeep Singh, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik.

Naman Ojha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Pragyan Ojha, Piyush Chawla, Rahul Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Ravindra Jadeja, Vinay Kumar, Zaheer Khan, Irfan Pathan, Umesh Yadav, Ashok Dinda, Praveen Kumar, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Munaf Patel.

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