India Team Squad For Asia Cup 2012 Team Players.India have left out vice-captain Virender Sehwag and pace spearhead Zaheer Khan for the Asia Cup in Bangladesh, selectors insisting the out-of-form duo were rested and not dropped.
Ind squad for Asia cup in Bangladesh Veteran Sachin Tendulkar, chasing an elusive 100th international century, was included in the 15-man squad named Wednesday that also marks the return of hard-hitting batsman Yusuf Pathan and seamer Ashok Dinda.
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Virat Kohli, who fired India to an impressive win over Sri Lanka in Hobart on Tuesday to keep them afloat in the tri-series in Australia, was promoted as vice-captain to skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, as India look to the future.
The 23-year-old smashed an unbeaten 133 off 86 balls as India chased down a stiff target of 321 in just 36.4 overs to fashion a bonus point victory by seven wickets.
India need Australia to defeat Sri Lanka in Friday’s last league match to join the hosts in the tri-series finals.
Sehwag, who last year became only the second batsman after Tendulkar to score a double-century in one-day cricket, averaged just 24.75 in Tests and 13.00 in the tri-series during the Australian tour.
Yusuf Pathan, elder brother of all-rounder Irfan, played the last of his 56 one-day internationals on the tour of the West Indies in June 2011.
Dinda, who has played five one-dayers and three Twenty20 internationals, forced his way back into the squad after a good showing in domestic cricket.
Defending champions India will join Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in the 50-overs-a-side Asia Cup, to be played at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Dhaka from March 11 to 22.
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India squad: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Virat Kohli (vice-capt), Sachin Tendulkar,Gautam Gambhir, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Manoj Tiwary, Yusuf Pathan, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rahul Sharma, Praveen Kumar, Vinay Kumar, Irfan Pathan, Ashok Dinda.
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