India name Harbhajan for Pakistan Tests
India off spinner Harbhajan Singh has been handed a Test recall after selectors included him in the 14-player squad for the first two Tests against Pakistan.The 27-year-old was dropped from the Test and one-day teams after the World Cup in March due to poor form and missed the Test series win in England that concluded in August.
However, Harbhajan earned a recall to the one-day side after helping India win the Twenty20 World Cup in September and his strong recent performances have impressed the Test selectors.
Left-armer Murali Kartik was also included as the third specialist spinner after he did well on his one-day return in October.
Veteran leg spinner Anil Kumble leads the side for the three-Test series while wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was named vice-captain, giving a clear indication the one-day and Twenty20 skipper will take over as Test captain in the future.
Squad: Anil Kumble (capt), Wasim Jaffer, Dinesh Karthik, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Vangipurappu Laxman, Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Rudra Pratap Singh, Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, Murali Kartik.