Yuvraj Singh omitted from India 2015 Cricket World Cup squad

Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh was named Man of the Tournament at the 2011 World Cup

India have omitted all-rounder Yuvraj Singh, 32, from their preliminary squad for next year's Cricket World Cup.

Batsmen Virender Sehwag, 36, and Gautam Gambhir, 32, and swing bowler Zaheer Khan, 36, were also left out, along with spinner Harbhajan Singh, 34.

All five played in India's victorious campaign at the 2011 World Cup, where Yuvraj was named Man of the Tournament.

Uncapped trio Sanju Samson, 20, Manish Pandey, 25, and Kuldeep Yadav, 19, are all included in the 30-man squad.

Yuvraj recovered from being diagnosed with cancer in 2012 to play in India's campaign at this year's World T20, but he has not featured in recent India squads in the 50-over format.

The 2015 World Cup takes place in Australia and New Zealand from 14 February to 29 March.

India squad: Varun Aaron, Ravichandran Ashwin, Stuart Binny, Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni (capt & wk), Ashok Dinda, Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Virat Kohli, Dhawal Kulkarni, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Amit Mishra, Manish Pandey, Akshar Patel, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Parveez Rasool, Ambati Rayudu, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Karn Sharma, Mohit Sharma, Rohit Sharma, Manoj Tiwary, Robin Uthappa, M Vijay, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav.

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