Harbhajan out of India ODI squad

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The Independent Online

India have dropped spinner Harbhajan Singh from their squad for the first two of the five-match ODI series with England, in Hyderabad (14 October) and New Delhi (17 October).

Harbhajan struggled on the recent tours of West Indies and England so leg-spinner Rahul Sharma and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin come in, while medium-pacer Sreenath Aravind gets his first India call-up.

The squad has been weakened through injuries with Sachin Tendulkar, Zaheer Khan, Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh all out.

India squad MS Dhoni (capt), G Gambhir, P Patel, A Rahane, V Kohli, S Raina, R Jadeja, R Ashwin, V Aaron, U Yadav, V Kumar, S Aravind, R Sharma, M Tiwary, P Kumar.