Yuvraj Singh may return for the three-Test away series against Sri Lanka next month, sources told Times of India a day ahead of the team selection for the Test squad.
Yuvraj, who was dropped from the Asia Cup squad for lack of form and fitness, had also missed the two-match Test series against South Africa in February due to injury. "There is a 90% chance of Yuvraj coming back into the Test team for the Sri Lanka series," a team source said.
Pacers Sreesanth and Ishant Sharma are also expected to make the cut. Sachin Tendulkar, of course, is available for the series, and Virender Sehwag is expected to recover in time from the hamstring injury which curtailed his participation in the Asia Cup.
With Zaheer Khan, Ishant and Sreesanth in the team, the debate will be on whether to pick a fourth pacer or a third spinner. Leggie Amit Mishra is expected to make it and the selectors may opt for Pragyan Ojha instead of another pacer.
Middle-order batsman Suresh Raina, who was in the Test team for the South Africa series, will also make it to the team.
"Nothing is decided, but there will be a discussion on whether to have a fourth pacer or a third spinner," team insiders said on Thursday.