India will go into the first cricket Test against lowly Bangladesh here on Sunday without their charismatic captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni who has been ruled out because of a back injury.

Dhoni, who has been in very good form, will sit out of the match because of back spasm, leaving Virender Sehwag with the task of leading the team.

Tamil Nadu wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik will replace Dhoni in the team which is looking to retain its number one position in the ICC Test championship by clinching the two-match series 2-0.

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