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India squad for Asia Cup 2018 announced; Virat Kohli rested, Rohit Sharma to lead


The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday decided to rest Virat Kohli, and handed the captaincy to Rohit Sharma for the Asia Cup to be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from September 15. Opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan was named the deputy while Rajasthan’s Under-19 pacer Khaleel Ahmed earned his maiden India call-up for the 14th edition of the meet. Among others, Manish Pandey, Ambati Rayudu and Kedar Jadhav have been included in the squad while Suresh Raina, Umesh Yadav and Siddarth Kaul missed out. (Text: IANS)





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