Yuvraj dropped from India's ODI squad

India's Lokesh Rahul plays a shot during the first day's play of their third cricket test match against Sri Lanka in Pallekele Sri Lanka Saturday Aug. 12 2017

India's Lokesh Rahul plays a shot during the first day's play of their third cricket test match against Sri Lanka in Pallekele Sri Lanka Saturday Aug. 12 2017

Veteran batsman Yuvraj Singh has been left out of India's squad for the upcoming limited-overs games in Sri Lanka. The Mumbai batsman has been named as the vice-captain of the squad.

Download the News Nation Mobile App and stay connected with top stories from India and around the world. "Who said I am not playing? In case of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, we still don't have replacement but Yuvraj's place has multiple contenders", the official, who can't come on record told PTI today. Rohit Sharma is a certainty to again wear the blue jersey, but it's still not known whether the selectors would rest Rahul despite being fully fit. He led India A to victory in the tri-series in South Africa earlier this month, and led the run-charts with 307 runs in five innings.

Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel are likely to handle the slow bowling duties.

RohitSharma, who was rested for the West Indies series, returns and will be the vice-captain of the side.

Fully aware of spinners' heavy workload during the ongoing Test series against Sri Lanka, the team management and national selectors have rested the spinners.

Squad: Virat Kohli (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Ajinkya Rahane.

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