The skipper sustained an injury during the course of the second Test against New Zealand.

M.S. Dhoni has been ruled out of the Asia Cup in Bangladesh with a side strain. Virat Kohli will lead India in his absence while Dinesh Karthik will don the wicket-keeper’s gloves.

According to a BCCI release, Dhoni suffered a grade-one strain to his left side during the second Test against New Zealand in Wellington and will undergo rehabilitation for 10 days.

In the team selected on February 11, Suresh Raina and Ishant Sharma were omitted even as Cheteshwar Pujara earned a recall.

India opens its Asia Cup campaign against Bangladesh in Fatullah on February 26.

The team: Virat Kohli (c), Varun Aaron, Ravichandran Ashwin, Stuart Binny, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami, Ishwar Pandey, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Rohit Sharma.

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