11 Nov 2011

Harbhajan left out of India squad

5:55 am on 11 November 2011

The India cricket selectors have retained their 15-man squad for the second test against West Indies in Kolkata, meaning there is no place for off-spinner Harbhajan Singh.

The 31-year-old, who has taken more than 400 test wickets, struggled in England where India were whitewashed 4-0 in the test series.

He was also dropped from last month's one-day squad for the 5-0 home victory over England.

Debutant off-spinner Ravichadran Ashwin took nine wickets while left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha took seven in the first test in Delhi to keep Harbhajan on the sidelines.

India won the test by five wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

Kolkata hosts the second test from Monday, while the third starts on November the 22nd in Mumbai.