Raina to replace Rayudu in ODI squad

The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named southpaw Suresh Raina as Ambati Rayudu's replacement for the ODI series against England.

A file photo of Suresh Raina in Chennai Super Kings' colours. Raina last played an ODI for India in 2015 and will be on the plane to England after he was announced as a replacement for Ambati Rayudu.   -  PTI

The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named southpaw Suresh Raina as Ambati Rayudu's replacement for the ODI series against England. Rayudu failed the Yo-Yo test at the National Cricket Academy on Friday.

It is learnt that Rayudu, who played a stellar role in Chennai Super Kings’ victorious IPL campaign, performed below-par in the range of 14 in the Yo-Yo test. The benchmark was 16.1 points.

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Rayudu became the second player to fail the Yo-Yo test. Earlier, Mohammad Shami was dropped from the squad that played Afghanistan in the one-off Test owing to the same reason.

India is scheduled to play three ODIs in England. The first match will be played at Trent Bridge on June 12 while Lord's and Leeds will host the second and third ODIs on June 14 and 17 respectively.

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Raina last played for India in an ODI in 2015 against South Africa where he scored 12. Rayudu's last ODI in national colours was in 2016 against Zimbabwe.

Squad: Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Siddarth Kaul, Umesh Yadav