June 17, 2018 / 10:03 AM / a month ago

Raina replaces unfit Rayudu in India's ODI squad for England

(Reuters) - Batsman Suresh Raina will replace Ambati Rayudu in India’s one-day squad for next month’s England tour, the Indian cricket (BCCI) has said.

FILE PHOTO - Cricket - India v England - Third T20 International - M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, India - 01/02/17. India's Suresh Raina plays a shot. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Raina, who last played an ODI for India in October 2015, has been called up after Rayudu failed to clear a fitness test held in Bengaluru on Friday.

“The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Suresh Raina as Ambati Rayudu’s replacement in India’s ODI squad for the series against England,” the BCCI said on their website.

The 31-year-old is also part of India’s Twenty20 squad to face England.

Starting on July 3, India will play three Twenty20 internationals, three one-dayers and five test matches against England.

Reporting by Aditi Prakash in Bengaluru; Editing by Amlan Chakraborty

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