Chennai: Yuvraj Singh made a comeback to the Indian team as the selectors on Monday picked him in the 15-member squad for the lone T20 International and the first three ODIs against Australia starting October 10.

With his more than useful left-arm spin as back-up, Yuvraj is certain to play an important role in that Indian bowling line-up in the middle overs. Yuvraj replaced Dinesh Karthik, who didn't do much since his comeback save a lone half century in the Champions Trophy.

India will play one Twenty20 and seven ODIs against Australia. But selectors decided to pick the squad only for the Twenty20 and first three ODIs.

The Twenty20 will be played in Rajkot on October 10. The first three ODIs will be hosted in Pune (October 13), Jaipur (October 16), and Mohali (October 19).

Umesh Yadav was dropped from the 15-member Indian cricket team.

Opener Murali Vijay, who hasn't set the limited overs stage on fire was also dropped from the squad announced by the selection committee headed by Sandeep Patil.

Bengal speedster Mohammed Shami, seasoned Karnataka seamer Ranganath Vinay Kumar and promising Saurashtra left-arm seamer Jaydev Unadkat were retained from the pace attack that played its last international series in Zimbabwe.

Haryana paceman Mohit Sharma was dropped from the squad while Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ishant Sharma made a comeback after well deserved rest. Bhuvneshwar bowled India Blue to Challenger Series triumph with a four-wicket haul in the final.

India squad: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Vinay Kumar, Amit Mishra, Ambati Rayudu, Mohammed Shami, Jaydev Unadkat.


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