India has won the tournament the most times while Pakistan is the current champion after beating Bangladesh in the final of 2012 Asia Cup.

India dropped Suresh Raina from the ODI squad for the Asia Cup but he was retained in the T20 side for the upcoming World Championships in Bangladesh.

Cheteshwar Pujara, regarded as a Test specialist, has also been included in the squad for the Asia Cup also to be held in Bangladesh from February 25 to March 8.
Rookie pacer Ishwar Pandey, all-rounder Stuart Binny and fast bowler Varun Aaron retained their place in the ODI squad.
The biggest casualty was, however, Ishant, who has been drawing flak for his poor performance in the limited overs format, as he was dropped from both the teams to be captained by Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

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The axe on Raina was also largely expected as the left-hander has been in wretched form for quite a while now. In fact he was dropped midway through the ODI series against New Zealand last month which India lost 0-4. Raina has scored only one half-century (against Zimbabwe) in the last 24 ODIs he has played.
Raina's poor form has prompted the selectors to turn to Pujara, who has been a prolific scorer in Tests.
Pujara's technique and his ability to score briskly will provide some much-needed stability to the Indian top order which failed miserably in the recent ODI series against New Zealand.
The selectors also reposed faith on off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin who has not been very successful in overseas conditions. Ashwin found a place in both the ODI and T20 squad.
The pace department looks a trifle inexperienced with Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Varun Aaron and Ishwar Pandey forming the line-up. The 24-year-old Bhuvneshwar, who has played six Tests and 31 ODIs, will be the spearhead in Ishant's absence.
Leg-spinner Amit Mishra has found a place in both the ODI and T20 squads but has not featured in any of the formats for a while despite being a part of the side.
The selectors have stuck to the opening combination of Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma in both the ODI and T20 teams while Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Raina and Yuvraj make up the middle-order in the T20 squad.
Dhoni is the lone specialist wicket-keeper in both the squads although Ambati Rayudu can don the gloves if necessary.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) also announced separate squads for the upcoming Asia Cup and Twenty20 World Cup, scheduled to be played in Bangladesh.

Misbah ul Haq has been retained as Pakistan’s captain for one-day international while Muhammad Hafeez has been given the responsibility to lead the team in Twenty20 Cup.

All-rounder Fawad Alam has been recalled to the ODI squad after a long gap.


India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Chetshwar Pujara, Ambati Rayudu, Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Varun Aaron, Roger Binny, Amit Mishra, Ishwar Pandey.

Pakistan: Misbahul Haq (C), Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmad Shahzad, Sharjeel Khan, Sohaib Maqsood, Shahid Afridi, Umar Akmal, Fawad Alam, Anwar Ali, Bilawal Bhatti, Junaid Khan, Umar Gul, Abdur Rehman, Saeed Ajmal and Mohammad Talha.


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