Sachin Tendulkar Rested To India


NEW DELHI: India best Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday for the tri-series in Australia, catastrophe the brilliant batsman's self-imposed banishment from one-day candid alfresco the World Cup.

Tendulkar, the world's arch one-day batsman who is block his 100th all-embracing century, was included in a 17-man band for the tri-series adjoin Australia and Sri Lanka, to be played from February 5 to March 8.

The aforementioned squad, led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, will additionally affection in two Twenty20 internationals adjoin hosts Australia in Sydney on February 1 and in Melbourne on February 3.

His admittance agency Tendulkar will accept added opportunities to almanac a 100th ton if he is clumsy to accomplish the battleground in the final Test adjoin Australia in Adelaide afterwards this month.

The Indian candid lath appear the band on the day Dhoni's men were thrashed by an innings and 37 runs in the Perth Test to accord Australia a absolute 3-0 advance in the four-match series.

It was India's seventh alternating Test defeat abroad, afterward their 4-0 beating in England aftermost year, in a afflictive run that has taken the burnish off their limited-overs World Cup achievement aftermost April.

Tendulkar, who turns 39 in April, has played in aloof four of India's 47 one-day internationals alfresco the World Cup in the aftermost two years, preferring to blow and apply on Test matches.

His almanac 18,111 runs in 453 one-day matches with 48 centuries includes the first-ever double-century in one-day cricket, an best 200 adjoin South Africa in Gwalior in February 2010.

He was the brilliant aerialist in India's World Cup victory, with 482 runs in nine matches, additional alone to Sri Lankan Tillakaratne Dilshan's 500 runs in as abounding games.

There was no abode in the band for the World Cup's man of the clash Yuvraj Singh, who has yet to achieve abounding fettle afterwards actuality advised for a non-malignant lung tumour.

Fast bowler Ishant Sharma, currently arena in the Test series, has been adequate as seamers Praveen Kumar and Irfan Pathan accompany the new-ball advance for the one-dayers.

Veteran batsmen Rahul Dravid and Venkatsai Laxman, who do not comedy one-day candid any more, will acknowledgment home afterwards the final Test.

Indian squad:
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Virender Sehwag (vice-capt), Gautam Gambhir, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Manoj Tiwary, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rahul Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Praveen Kumar, Vinay Kumar, Zaheer Khan, Irfan Pathan, Parthiv Patel.

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