India prolong Sehwag rest period
India have again left Virender Sehwag out of their squad for the one-off Twenty20 international against South Africa on March 30.
The opening batsman was rested for India’s Asia Cup campaign this month and, with the T20 in Johannesburg scheduled a week after the final in Bangladesh, Sehwag has been omitted once more, along with seamer Zaheer Khan.
Batsman Robin Uthappa and all-rounder Yusuf Pathan return to the 15-man party, while paceman Ashok Dinda has won a call-up at the expense of Umesh Yadav.
Ajinkya Rahane has failed to win a recall after he was dropped for the Commonwealth Bank Series in Australia.
India squad: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Virat Kohli (vice-captain), Robin Uthappa, Gautam Gambhir, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Praveen Kumar, Vinay Kumar, Rahul Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, Manoj Tiwary, Irfan Pathan, Ashok Dinda