Yuvraj set for India comeback
Yuvraj Singh is set to make an immediate return to international cricket in India's ICC World Twenty20 squad and also against New Zealand.
The 30-year-old all-rounder last played for his country in November last year, before falling ill with a rare form of cancer and spending several months undergoing treatment.
He has been passed fit not only for the global Twenty20 tournament next month in Sri Lanka, in which India will bid to regain a title they won in South Africa when it was first held five years ago, but also a short-format series at home to New Zealand shortly beforehand.
Big-hitting Yuvraj, who also bowls slow left-arm, last played for India during the Test series against West Indies eight months ago.
He has not taken part in limited-overs international cricket since India's World Cup final victory over Sri Lanka in Mumbai in April 2011.
Following the recent announcement of his recovery, his swift return to top-level cricket is a surprise - without the opportunity of match practice first.
India's ICC World Twenty20 squad: MS Dhoni (Captain/wkt), V Sehwag, G Gambhir, V Kohli, Y Singh, S Raina, R Sharma, M Tiwary, I Pathan, R Ashwin, Z Khan, L Balaji, P Chawla, H Singh, A Dinda.