Harbhajan to face Warks

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Harbhajan Singh is available for Surrey against Warwickshire at Edgbaston © Getty Images

Surrey will have Harbhajan Singh in their side for the LV County Championship Division One relegation battle with Warwickshire at Edgbaston.

The spinner has received permission to play from the Indian authorities, although this will be his last game before flying to South Africa as part of India's squad for the ICC World Twenty20.

Batsman Mark Ramprakash is back in the squad having missed Tuesday night’s NatWest Pro40 match against Kent due to illness.

Chris Schofield is out, having now reported for England duty, before flying out for the World Twenty20. Schofield injured a hand against Kent but will have recovered in time for the Twenty20 competition.

Left-handed Surrey Academy batsman Arun Harinath is also included alongside seamer Jade Dernbach.

Coach Mark Greatbatch has been forced to make a number of changes to the Warwickshire side.

Seamer Neil Carter comes into the squad for what would be only his second appearance in an injury-blighted season, having played against Kent at Canterbury in July, after which he was dropped to the second XI.

Carter is expected to take the place of Heath Streak, who announced his impending retirement from county cricket this week.

Captain Darren Maddy is absent on international duty as England fly out to the World Twenty20 on Sunday, so former captain Michael Powell is recalled to the side.

Fit-again Ian Westwood will return at the top of the order while left-arm spinner Ant Botha will make his championship debut for the county if selected.

Seamers Tim Groenewald and Stuart Hole are also named in the squad, with wicket-keeper Tim Ambrose leading the side for the first time in the championship.

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