Saturday, 2 July 2011

Tendulkar in India squad for England series, chasing 100th international century

CHENNAI, India - Sachin Tendulkar can clinch his 100th international century after being included in India's squad for the upcoming series against England.
The 38-year-old batting great has scored 51 centuries in test matches and 48 in one-day internationals.
Tendulkar, who opted out of India's ongoing tour of the West Indies, returned to the 17-strong test squad on Saturday along with strike bowler Zaheer Khan, opener Gautam Gambhir and pace bowler Shantakumaran Sreesanth, who were all out with injuries.
Middle-order batsman Yuvraj Singh was also picked after recovering from a lung infection, while flamboyant opener Virender Sehwag was selected despite still recovering from a shoulder injury.
Tendulkar had asked to rest during the West Indies tour after a hectic few months that included the World Cup and the Indian Premier League, in which he leads Mumbai Indians.
Yuvraj and Gambhir (shoulder injury) had been ruled out of the West Indies tour while Zaheer (ankle) and Sreesanth (elbow) were replaced just before the series.
The first test starts at Lord's on July 21.

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