India name team for first test against South Africa
Former captain Rahul Dravid, middle-order batsman Yuvraj Singh, paceman Shanthakumaran Sreesanth and wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik have been left out of India\'s squad for the first test against South Africa next month.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India named a 15-man squad today, bringing in new faces to replace injured regulars.
Middle-order batsman Subramanium Badrinath, wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha, and medium-fast bowlers Abhimanyu Mithun and Sudeep Tyagi were the inclusions.
Dravid, who suffered a fractured jaw against Bangladesh at Dhaka on Monday, has been advised three weeks\' rest while Yuvraj Singh was ruled out of the series due to an injury to his left wrist.
Sreesanth suffered a hamstring strain against Bangladesh and will be expected to be fit for the second test.
The first test will be played in the western Indian city of Nagpur from February 6 to 10. The squad will be reviewed before the second test in Calcutta from February 14 to 18.