Pacer Ishant Sharma was axed from both the limited-overs teams, while struggling batsman Suresh Raina was dropped from the ODI squad for the Asia Cup.

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.

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All-rounder Yuvraj Singh continued to be ignored for the ODI team but got the selectors' nod for the Twenty20 World Championships to be held from March 16 to April 6.
     
Rookie pacer Ishwar Pandey, all-rounder Stuart Binny and fast bowler Varun Aaron retained their place in the ODI squad announced by BCCI Secretary Sanjay Patel after a meeting of the selection committee here.
     
Opener Gautam Gambhir and veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, who were picked in the Rest of India for Irani Trophy, were not named 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.

ASIA CUP-2014
Match Date/Day Teams Venue Time
1 Tuesday, Feb 25
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Fatullah 1:30 PM
2 Wednesday, Feb 26 India vs Bangladesh Fatullah 1:30 PM
3 Thursday, Feb 27 Afghanistan v Pakistan Fatullah 1:30 PM
4 Friday, Feb 28 India vs Sri Lanka
Fatullah 1:30 PM
5 Saturday, March 01 Bangladesh v Afghanistan Fatullah 1:30 PM
6 Sunday, March 02 India v Pakistan Mirpur 1:30 PM
7
Monday, March 03 Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka
Mirpur 1:30 PM
8 Tuesday, March 04 Bangladesh vs Pakistan Mirpur 1:30 PM
9 Wednesday, March 05 India vs Afghanistan Mirpur 1:30 PM
10 Thursday, March 06 Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Mirpur 1:30 PM
FINAL Saturday, March 08 TBC Vs TCB Mirpur 1:30 PM

 

INDIAN SQUAD FOR ASIA CUP-2014

Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain)

Playing role: Wicketkeeper batsman

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Right-arm medium

Shikhar Dhawan

Playing role: Top-order batsman

Batting style: Left-hand bat

Bowling style: Right-arm offbreak

 

Virat Kohli

Playing role: Middle-order batsman

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Right-arm medium

 

Cheteshwar Pujara

Playing role: Batsman

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Legbreak

Ajinkya Rahane

Playing role: Top-order batsman

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Fielding position: Right-arm medium

Rohit Sharma     

Playing role: Batsman

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Right-arm offbreak

Ravindra Jadeja

Playing role: Allrounder

Batting style: Left-hand bat

Bowling style: Slow left-arm orthodox

Ravichandran Ashwin

Playing role: Bowler

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Right-arm offbreak

Ambati Rayudu

Playing role: Wicketkeeper batsman

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Right-arm offbreak

 

Mohammed Shami

Playing role:  Bowler

Batting style:  Right-hand bat

Bowling style:  Right-arm fast-medium

 

 

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Playing role: Bowler

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Right-arm medium

 

Varun Aaron

Playing role: Bowler

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Right-arm fast-medium

 

Amit Mishra

Playing role: Bowler

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Legbreak

 

Ishwar Pandey

Playing role: Bowler

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Right-arm medium

 

 

Duncan Fletcher

Coach

 (JPN/Agencies)

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