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India recalls leg-spinner Mishra for Sri Lanka tests

India selectors recall Amit Mishra from long absence to play series vs. Sri Lanka

India recalls leg-spinner Mishra for Sri Lanka tests

NEW DELHI (AP) -- India has recalled leg spinner Amit Mishra from a long absence from the test squad, including him in a 15-man squad for an upcoming three-test series in Sri Lanka.

The 32-year-old last figured in a test during a tour of England four years ago but played limited overs games last year and was selected Thursday ahead of a clutch of left-arm spinners including Pragyan Ojha.

Mishra replaced other leg-spinner Karn Sharma, who is injured, in the only change from the squad for a one-off test against Bangladesh last month.

Chief selector Sandeep Patil said the success of Pakistan leg spinner Yasir Shah, who grabbed 24 wickets in a recent 2-1 series victory over Sri Lanka, had prompted selectors to back Mishra.

Updated : 2021-09-20 10:00 GMT+08:00