Asia Cup: Rohit Sharma to lead team India, Virat Kohli rested
Rohit Sharma will lead the Indian team in the Asia Cup, the selectors announced on Saturday. India's regular skipper Virat Kohli has been rested for the upcoming tournament.
Manish Pandey, Ambati Rayudu and Kedar Jadhav have recalled and are part of the 16-member squad.
However, Suresh Raina, Umesh Yadav and Siddarth Kaul were missed out. They recently featured in the squad for the England ODI series.
Rajasthan left-arm fast bowler Khaleel Ahmed is the only new face in the team.
Asia Cup is scheduled to start from September 15 in Dubai. India will open the tournament against Bangladesh on that day.
Team India for Asia Cup, 2018 announced. Rohit Sharma set to lead the side in UAE #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/mx6mF27a9K— BCCI (@BCCI) September 1, 2018
Here is the full squad:
Rohit Sharma (captain), Shikhar Dhawan (vc), KL Rahul, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Khaleel Ahmed.