In a substantial reshuffle, India decided to rest some of the regular first team players for the upcoming Asia Cup in Dhaka. While the speculation surrounding Sachin Tendulkar was cleared, Virender Sehwag and Zaheer Khan were not as lucky as they were sidelined from the 15-member squad. Pathan brothers and Ashok Dinda also made it to the squad for the four-nation series.
Virat Kohli's sensational ton against Sri Lanka allowed selectors to rest more responsibility on his young shoulders. He has been appointed deputy to MS Dhoni.
The Master Blaster, whose selection was much doubted, has been picked. All eyes will once again be eager for his 100th century if he does not get it in Australia.
Rohit Sharma will get another chance to prove his much-hyped talent; something he couldn't on the Australian tour.
Yusuf Pathan has been a surprise inclusion. The powerful right-hander has been picked for his ability to tackle spin, which is expected to play a huge role in Dhaka.
Irfan Pathan, who showed intent with the bat and ball in the limited chances he got, has been given another opportunity by the selectors.
Despite his poor show in Australia, India have chosen to go with Ravindra Jadeja, possibly eyeing the need of a spin bowling-all-rounder.
Ravichandran Ashwin will continue to lead the spin attack with no sign of his predecessor Harbhajan Singh in sight.
Praveen Kumar's accuracy has earned him a spot in the Indian squad. He is expected to take the new ball for the Indians.
Rahul Sharma has been selected as the second Indian spinner in a series where he might get more chances.
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