Kohli and Dhoni rested, Rohit to lead India in T20 tri-series

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Kohli and Dhoni rested, Rohit to lead India in T20 tri-series

After a thumping 2-1 victory in the T20I series against South Africa, India will take on Bangladesh and hosts Sri Lanka in a T20I tri-series, starting from March 6.

The selectors have also chose to rest pace duo Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar along with all-rounder Hardik Pandya and wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav following a gruelling long-tour of South Africa.

The much-experienced Dinesh Karthik and Delhi youngster Rishabh Pant are the wicketkeepers.

Washington Sundar, Mohammad Siraj, Rishabh Pant and Vijay Shankar have also been included in the 15-member squad.

Baroda's attacking batsman Deepak Hooda, who is yet to play an worldwide match, has also been selected. Young all-rounder Washingon Sundar, who made his debut against Sri Lanka at home also got the nod.

All-rounder Hardik Pandya will also be reportedly re-energising for the Indian Premier League giving the Nidahas Tournament a miss. Suresh Raina, who recently made an worldwide comeback after a year, has been retained after impressing in the T20I series against South Africa. The final will be played on March 18 at the same venue. But now the third T20I match being the deciding encounter, he would also be recurring to play a significant role and maintain his consistent wicket-taking form in the game.

"We've kept in mind the workload and upcoming schedule while finalising the team for Nidahas Trophy".

He added, "The high-performance team has suggested that adequate rest should be given to our fast bowlers to help improve athletic performance, maximize rest and prevent injury".

Rohit Sharma to Lead India in Tri-Series; Kohli and Dhoni on Rest: - Well, as you all know that Indian team is playing since very long time and now the co-captain cool Dhoni and Virat both are playing well and now they need to rest.

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