Virat Kohli-led Team India arrives in Bangladesh for Asia Cup

Updated: 24 February 2014 02:38 IST

Virat Kohli is leading the side in the absence of regular skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni who has been ruled out of the tournament after sustaining a Grade I left side-strain injury during the second Test against New Zealand earlier this month.

Dhaka:

The Indian cricket squad, led by Virat Kohli arrived in Dhaka on Sunday for the Asia Cup cricket tournament which begins at Fatullah on February 25. (Read: India aim to retain No.2 spot in ICC ODI rankings)

The Indian team arrived in Dhaka this afternoon from Mumbai. (Read: Ian Chappell wants defensive Dhoni to be replaced by aggressive Virat Kohli)

Kohli is leading the side in the absence of regular skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni who has been ruled out of the tournament after sustaining a Grade I left side-strain injury during the second Test against New Zealand earlier this month.

India will begin their campaign to regain the trophy, that they won for the fifth and last time in 2010 in Sri Lanka, with a round robin game against hosts Bangladesh on February 26 at Fatullah.

The remaining round robin fixtures for India are scheduled on February 28 (vs Sri Lanka at Fatullah), March 2 (vs defending champions Pakistan at Mirpur) and March 5 (vs Afghanistan at Mirpur).

The final of the tournament is scheduled on March 8 at Mirpur.

India squad: Virat Kohli (Capt.), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ambati Rayudu, Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Varun Aaron, Stuart Binny, Amit Mishra and Ishwar Pandey.

Topics : Cricket
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