MS Dhoni Rested for ODI Series vs Sri Lanka, Virat Kohli to Lead

India have rested Bhuvaneshwar Kumar for the first three ODIs against Sri Lanka. Virat Kohli has been named captain as the selectors decided to give Mahendra Singh Dhoni a break.

updated: October 21, 2014 22:45 IST
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Dhoni has been rested and Kohli has been named skipper.


India have rested Mahendra Singh Dhoni for the first three ODIs vs Sri Lanka and named Virat Kohli as captain. Wriddhiman Saha has been named wicketkeeper. Varun Aaron and R Ashwin are back in the side.

Frontline pace bowler Bhuvaneshwar Kumar has also been rested.

Kohli, who has been touted as a future India skipper, had last led in Zimbabwe, leading the world champions to emphatic victories. Dhoni, who has been under pressure of a hectic schedule, was rested probably keeping in mind the upcoming tour of Australia and the World Cup that follows immediately. (Also read: Dhoni's Test captaincy fails to impress Aussie greats)

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