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India rests senior players for tri-series

India rests senior players for tri-series

Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar are among a swathe of experienced players being rested as selectors picked Suresh Raina to lead a new-look India squad in a limited-overs cricket series in Zimbabwe starting May 28.
Opening batsman Gautam Gambhir, fast bowlers Zaheer Khan and Ashish Nehra, off-spinner Harbhajan Singh and allrounder Yuvraj Singh were the other notable absentees from the squad announced Monday for the series involving Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka.
Players who did well in the recent Twenty20 Indian Premier League were given a chance in the one-day international arena, with fast bowlers Pankaj Singh and Ashok Dhinda, wicketkeeper-batsman Naman Ojha and offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin all making the India squad.