Yuvraj was also picked up for the ensuing World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka. But it turned out to be a disappointing tournament for India as they failed to make the semifinals despite winning four of their five matches.
Though among the disappoints, there was a silver lining for Indian cricket as the Under-19 team lifted the World Cup in style in Australia in August.
Skipper Unmukt Chand scored 111 not out as India defeated the hosts by six wickets in the final.
As the year came to a close, expectations were high from India to exact revenge on England in the much hyped series. Fans expected India, who lost all matches last year in England, to give them the same treatment.
Though India started the four-match series with a convincing nine-wicket win Ahmedabad, England bounced back strongly to win the next two matches and draw the final Test in Nagpur to win their first series in India after 28 years. The two-match T20 series ended in a draw.