India names ODI squad for series against South Africa

MUMBAI,  (Reuters) – Sachin Tendulkar returned to   the Indian one-day squad for January’s five-match series   against South Africa, 11 months after scoring an unbeaten   double century against the same opponents.  

Sachin Tendulkar

The 37-year-old Tendulkar, who completed his 50th test   hundred on Sunday, became the first man to score a double   century in one-day cricket against South Africa on Feb. 24 at   Gwalior.  
 
Since that match, Tendulkar has skipped all of India’s   one-dayers and Twenty20 matches, including those in the Asia   Cup and the ODI series against Australia at home, to heal   niggling injuries and rest his ageing body.
  
The tourists named a full strength 16-member squad yesterday to be led by captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni for the   single Twenty20 and five ODIs — India’s last series before   the World Cup in February.   

Dhoni, Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Harbhajan Singh were   rested in India’s last one-day series at home against New   Zealand, which the hosts swept 5-0, led by stand-in captain   Gautam Gambhir.   
Leg-spinner Piyush Chawla gets a chance to stake his claim   before the Indian selectors pick their World Cup squad of 15,   to be submitted to the International Cricket Council by Jan. 19.
  
Squad: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Virender Sehwag,   Gautam Gambhir, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina,   Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra,   Praveen Kumar, Munaf Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yusuf Pathan,   Piyush Chawla, Shanthakumaran Sreesanth.

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