Raina, Yuvraj miss out on strong India T20 squad


MS Dhoni will captain a strong India side in their Twenty20 international series against West Indies in the United States, but Suresh Raina and Yuvraj Singh are not included.

Raina and Yuvraj are notable absentees in a 14-man squad that includes nine members of India's World Twenty20 squad from last March.

The duo were named captains of the India Red and Green teams for the upcoming Duleep Trophy, consequently missing out on the T20Is in Florida on August 27 and 28.

India rested a number of big names for the June limited-overs series against Zimbabwe, and Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Ajinkya Rahane are among the key names to return.

Ashish Nehra misses out with an ankle injury, while KL Rahul is rewarded for his impressive form in the ongoing Test series with a spot.

Amit Mishra and Stuart Binny have been recalled having last featured in the shortest format at international level in 2014 and 2015 respectively.

Hardik Pandya, Pawan Negi, Harbhajan Singh and Manish Pandey are the other players present at the World T20 to miss out on a spot.


India squad: MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Amit Mishra, Stuart Binny.