Tendulkar Rested for Sri Lanka Tri-Series
Sunday, 01 August 2010

Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir and Harbhajan Singh have all been rested for the tri-series against Sri Lanka and New Zealand that kicks off on Aug 10.

Yuvraj Singh makes a return to the 15-man squad after being dropped for the Asia Cup, the first time he had been omitted since cementing his place, reports Cricinfo.

Pace spearhead Zaheer Khan remains sidelined due to the shoulder injury which kept him out of the Tests against Sri Lanka. Ishant Sharma, out of favour when it comes to limited-overs sides after a prolonged fallow period, takes Zaheer's place and gets in line to play his first one-dayer this year.

Abhimanyu Mithun, who made his Test debut against Sri Lanka, returns to the one-day squad in place of Bengal quick bowler Ashok Dinda. Off-spinner R Ashwin and Jharkhand batsman Saurabh Tiwary, who were both in India's victorious Asia Cup team, also find a place.

Dinda will now head to Australia, along with Manish Pandey, to replace Ashwin and Tiwary in the Indian team participating in the Emerging Players tournament.

Dinesh Karthik, who flew in as Virender Sehwag's replacement midway through the Asia Cup before turning in a man-of-the-match performance in the final, keeps his spot and is likely to open the innings with Sehwag.

The series which also involves Sri Lanka and New Zealand has a league phase in which each team plays the other twice before the top two advance to final on Aug 28.

SQUAD:

MS Dhoni (capt & wk), Virender Sehwag, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik, R Ashwin, Praveen Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Abhimanyu Mithun, Ashish Nehra, Pragyan Ojha, Saurabh Tiwary

Source: bdnews24.com

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