PHOTOS: India will miss these five players

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Published: Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 13:33 [IST]
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Harare, July 23: MS Dhoni and four others will be missing in action during India's five-match ODI series against Zimbabwe.

Dhoni, R Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Umesh Yadav have been rested from Zimbabwe sojourn. Virat Kohli will be leading India in his first full tour as captain.

The series begins tomorrow in Harare and the young Indian side is likely to be tested by the home team.

Dhoni's captaincy skills will be definitely missed and so are the bowling abilities of Bhuvneshwar, Ishant, Umesh and Ashwin.

These five's absence is an opportunity for other youngsters like Ambati Rayudu, Parvez Rasool, Ajinkya Rhane, Jaydev Unadkat and Cheteshwar Pujara to impress.


Captain Cool MS Dhoni

Captain Cool MS Dhoni has been rested from this tour. His leadership and end-over batting will certainly be missed.

Umesh Yadav's pace will not be on view

Umesh Yadav is one of the quickest bowlers in India. Zimbabwe batsmen can heave a sigh of relief that they will not be facing him.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar won't be swinging the new cherry

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, known to swing the new ball, will be absent in Zimbabwe. He has been a superb performer for India since making debut a few months back.

R Ashwin gives way to Parvez Rasool

R Ashwin has made way for Jammu and Kashmir offspinner Parvez Rasool. It is a huge tour for Rasool as he is the first from J and K to be in the Indian team.

Ishant Sharma gets a break too

Ishant Sharma was instrumental in bowling India to victory in the Champions Trophy final. His two wickets in one over changed the game.

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