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Shilpa C, Apeejay Institute Of Mass Communication

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. Veteran Sachin Tendulkar, chasing an elusive 100th international century, was included in the 15-man squad named on Wednesday that also marks the return of hard-hitting batsman Yusuf Pathan and seamer Ashok Dinda.

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.

India squad:

Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt), 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.