Harbhajan Singh has been recalled to the India squad for the first time in two years for next month’s one-off Test in Bangladesh. The 34-year-old replaces the left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja, who was dropped from the squad that lost in Australia in 2014-15, in a full-strength India team for the 10-14 June Test at Fatullah.
The Indian selectors also named a powerful line-up for the three one-day internationals to be played in Mirpur, although the fast bowler Mohammad Shami was left out because of an injury he sustained at the World Cup and replaced by Dhawal Kulkarni.
Harbhajan, who has played 101 Tests since making his debut in 1998, was picked as the selectors felt it necessary to have two off-spinners in the side to deal with the six left-handers in Bangladesh’s batting order.
Off-spinner picked for one-off Test in Bangladesh. Harbhajan has played 101 Tests since 1998 debut