India in Pakistan 2003-04 March 22, 2004

Agarkar and Kumble in Test squad

Wisden Cricinfo staff



Anil Kumble: should bolster the Indian bowling attack © AFP

Ajit Agarkar and Anil Kumble have returned to the Indian squad for the three-Test series against Pakistan. Both players missed the one-day series due to injuries - Kumble was nursing a shoulder strain, while Agarkar had a shin problem. There were few surprises in the 15-man line-up, with Yuvraj Singh grabbing the extra batsman's spot, while Ramesh Powar and Murali Kartik, who were part of the one-day squad, were both retained.

The first Test starts at Multan on March 28.

Squad
Sourav Ganguly (capt), Akash Chopra, Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Yuvraj Singh, Parthiv Patel (wk), Ajit Agarkar, Ramesh Powar, Irfan Pathan, Zaheer Khan, L Balaji, Anil Kumble, Murali Kartik.

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