RP Singh preferred over Sreesanth

The Indian teams for the Malaysian tri-series (15 man squad) and the Champions Trophy (14 man squad) were announced on sunday, with Sreesanth being the lone discard for the second tourney. Sreesanth has been the team management's favourite lately and his ommission did come as a bit of a surprise. There really isn't much to choose between Sreesanth and RP Singh in terms of what they can add to the team's collective performance. The cricinfo report says that RP got the nod because he bowls left-handed and would add some variety to the attack. If that is true, then it sort of indicates that the selectors don't think too much of Irfan as a left-arm strike bowler anymore.

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