Sachin, Irfan join India squad for next two ODIs

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Kanpur, Nov 20 (UNI) Sachin Tendulkar made an expected come back, while all-rounder Irfan Pathan was also included in the 15-man Indian team for the next two ODIs against England announced here today.

Left-arm speedster RP Singh, who failed to impress the selectors in the two opportunities that he got in the ongoing seven-match ODI series, and Murali Vijay have been left out from the team for the next two matches.

Tendulkar's inclusion in the squad was always expected as the master blaster had himself opted out of the first three ties.

However, Irfan, whose brother Yusuf has been retained in the squad after some good performances against England, was selected after his impressive showing in the Ranji Trophy Super League match against Railways where he bagged nine wickets.

M Vijay was, however, unlucky to miss out as the Tamil Nadu opener did not get a chance to play in the three matches.

Leading the series 3-0, India will play its next two matches against England in Bangalore on November 23 and Cuttack (Nov 26).


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