Mumbai: Yuvraj Singh is all set to regain his spot in the Indian Test team when the new national selection panel, headed by Sandeep Patil, sits down tomorrow to pick the team for the series-opener against England at Ahmedabad from November 15-19.
While skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said that the left-handed batsman was the best judge of his fitness for the rigours of Test cricket after having undergone treatment for cancer, it looks doubtful that the selectors will leave him out of the squad.
Yuvraj came back into the Indian team that slump in the Twenty20 World Championship in Sri Lanka and then strikes a double century for North Zone against Central Zone in the Duleep Trophy tie at Hyderabad, his re-entry into first class cricket.
Yuvraj’s likely competitor in the playing XI, Suresh Raina, too is expected to retain his position while he looked unconvincing against the England pace attack when leading India A at the Cricket Club of India. He made 20 and 19 not out in the drawn game.
The rest of the squad members, barring surprise selection Piyush Chawla, are expected to retain their places.