Rahul Dravid was dropped from the 15-member Indian one-day squad for the first two matches of the upcoming home series against Pakistan.
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Uttar Pradesh paceman Praveen Kumar was the lone new face in the team which also sees the return of opener Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag.
Dravid, 34, averages less than 10 in his last 10 one-day matches and was dropped for the final one-dayer against Australia earlier this month.
"We wanted to give him a break for a while," chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar said.
"He is a great player. He will be back very soon."
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