Indian team leaves for Asia Cup in Bangladesh

India's campaign will start with a clash against hosts Bangladesh on February 25. In MS Dhoni's absence, Virat Kohli will lead the team.

updated: February 23, 2014 12:04 IST
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Mumbai: The Indian cricket squad, led by Virat Kohli in the absence of injured regular skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, departed here today for the Asia Cup competition in Bangladesh starting on February 25.

Dhoni has been ruled out of the tournament after the wicketkeeper-batsman sustained a Grade I left side-strain injury during the course of the second Test against New Zealand earlier this month.

The Kohli-led team would commence its campaign to regain the trophy, that India won for the fifth and last time in 2010 in Sri Lanka, with a round robin game against hosts Bangladesh on February 26.

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