Team India departs for ODI tri-series in Bangladesh

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Mumbai, Jan 2 (ANI): The 15-member Indian cricket squad left for Dhaka on Saturday morning from Mumbai for the one-day international (ODI) tri-series between India, Sri Lanka and hosts Bangladesh beginning from January 4.

Earlier on Friday, Team India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni had said that he was eager to try out new players during the Bangladesh tour, but not at the cost of losing the series.

Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar has opted out of the limited-over tri-series in Bangladesh.

He has asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for a break from the shorter version of the game.

However, Tendulkar would be available for the two tests that will be played after the one-day international matches.

Rohit Sharma has been called in the side as a replacement for Tendulkar.

Rohit Sharma was called in to replace Tendulkar in one of several changes to the 15-man squad for the limited-over series, scheduled to start in Bangladesh from January 4.

Yuvraj Singh, Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, Ashok Dinda and Amit Mishra were also added to the line-up, while Ishant Sharma, Praveen Kumar and Pragyan Ojha were dropped.

The final of the tournament will take place on January 13, with the first of the two tests commencing in Chittagong on January 17.

India will begin its campaign against Sri Lanka on January 5.

The tri-nation series will be followed by a two-match test series against Bangladesh in Chittagong (Jan 17-21) and Dhaka (Jan 24-28). (ANI)

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