Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar will finally make his return to one-day cricket in the forthcoming triangular series (starting Feb 5) featuring India, Australia and Sri Lanka Down Under, it is learnt.
Rest and injury concerns prevented Tendulkar from figuring in 50-over cricket after India clinched the ICC World Cup on April 2, 2011. The national selection committee headed by Krishnamachari Srikkanth will only be informed about Tendulkar's availability for the tri-series by the team management when the selectors meet tomorrow.
Tendulkar has played in 453 one-day internationals and has scored 18,111 runs over a 22-year period. India won the tri-series by beating a strong Australian team in a best of three finals system in 2007-08. They did not need a third final to achieve their first success in this competition which they earlier participated in 1980-81, 1985-86, 1991-92, 1999-2000 and 2003-04. However, India under Sunil Gavaskar claimed the World Championship of Cricket in 1985.
YUVRAJ RULED OUT: Meanwhile, Yuvraj Singh has been ruled out of the one-day tri-series to be played in Australia following the ongoing Test series, reported ESPNcricinfo. Yuvraj, it is learnt, has yet to fully recover from the non-malignant lung tumour which kept him out of the team since the home ODIs against