Sehwag to lead in first 3 ODIs against WI; Sachin, Dhoni rested

Last Updated: Nov 25, 2011, 18:47 PM IST

Zeenews Sports Bureau

New Delhi: MS Dhoni has been rested for the first three ODIs against West Indies as Harbhajan Singh was yet again ignored by the selectors here on Friday. Sachin Tendulkar is also rested for the first three ODIs.

In place of Dhoni, Virender Sehwag will captain India. Youngsters Ajinkya Rahane, Varun Aaron have been retained in the squad along with wicketkeeper batsmen Parthiv Patel. Punjab leggie Rahul Sharma is the fresh face.

Southpaw Yuvraj Singh failed to make it to the squad on fitness grounds.

The first match of the ODI series will be played in Cuttack on November 29 while Visakhapatnam (Dec 2), Ahmedabad (Dec 5), Indore (Dec 8) and Chennai (Dec 11) will host the other matches.

Squad

Virender Sehwag (C), Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Parthiv Patel (WK), Ajinkya Rahane, Manoj Tiwary, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Varun Aaron, Umesh Yadav, Rahul Sharma, Praveen Kumar, Vinay Kumar