Yuvraj dropped, Ashwin, Jadeja rested for SL limited overs matches

India's Shikhar Dhawan left and Lokesh Rahul cheer each other during the first day's play of their third cricket test match against Sri Lanka in Pallekele Sri Lanka Saturday Aug. 12 2017

India's Shikhar Dhawan left and Lokesh Rahul cheer each other during the first day's play of their third cricket test match against Sri Lanka in Pallekele Sri Lanka Saturday Aug. 12 2017

The Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) has announced the 15 man squad for the upcoming ODI series and one-off T20I against Sri Lanka.

Kuldeep Yadav, who was a part of India's team that toured West Indies recently has also been retained.

Similarly, opener Rohit Sharma and pacer Jasprit Bumrah return after being rested for the tour of the Caribbean.

While Yuvraj's place in the side has been questioned by many for the longest time now, he has the backing of skipper Kohli despite a lean run with the bat and below-par fielding.

A significant call made by the selectors is the omission of the 35-year old Yuvraj. He led India A to victory in the tri-series in South Africa earlier this month, and led the run-charts with 307 runs in five innings.

The policy that the Indian selectors have followed is that any cricketer, who was out owing to injury, can come back once he has proved his match fitness. Raina was a stand-by for the Champions Trophy and should be in contention for a berth.

Also, experienced spin-twins Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja have been rested for the limited overs matches, beginning from August 20.

Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal and Shardul Thakur have also been called upon in the absence of the prime bowlers.

Rahul returns to the squad after missing the Champions Trophy and the West Indies' series after undergoing a shoulder surgery as does Pandey who suffered a side strain during the IPL and was subsequently replaced by Dinesh Karthik for Champions Trophy and West Indiaes.

Young Delhi wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant had to make way for Rahul.

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