Yuvraj, Nehra the surprise picks as India names T20 squad

NEW DELHI: Veterans Yuvraj Singh and Ashish Nehra Saturday returned to India’s Twenty20 side for next month’s limited-overs tour of Australia, where it will play five one-day internationals and three Twenty20 games.


The 34-year-old Yuvraj, who last played international cricket at the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh during March-April 2014, was selected after some fine performances in domestic one-day games this month.

Yuvraj, remembered for his six sixes in an over to Stuart Broad during the inaugural edition of the World Twenty20 in 2007, was picked as India looks for a finisher batting at number six or seven for the World Twenty20 to be held in India In March-April.

Nehra, 36, last played for India in the 2011 World Cup but has been fairly consistent over the years in the Indian Premier League.