India axe falls on Yuvraj
India have dropped all-rounder Yuvraj Singh for next week's third and final Test against the West Indies in Mumbai
Last Updated: 17/11/11 5:50pm
India have dropped all-rounder Yuvraj Singh for next week's third and final Test against the West Indies in Mumbai.
With the home side enjoying an unassailable 2-0 lead, the selectors have taken the opportunity to rest the left-hander after his disappointing run of form.
Yuvraj has mustered only 66 runs from three innings, and has been replaced by Rohit Sharma for the final clash at the Wankede Stadium.
Sharma, 24, has played 67 one-day internationals but has yet to make his Test debut.
He has forced his way into the reckoning with back-to-back centuries in domestic cricket, and he will compete with Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane for the No.6 spot in the batting line-up.
Sharma's inclusion is the only change in India's 15-man squad as Mahendra Singh Dhoni's side look to head into the five-match one-day series on the back of a Test whitewash.
India squad: MS Dhoni (Capt), V Sehwag, G Gambhir, R Dravid, S Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, V Kohli, R Sharma, A Rahane, R Ashwin, P Ojha, R Sharma, I Sharma, U Yadav, V Aaron.