India leave for Asia Cup 2014
Virat Kohli-led India would commence its campaign to regain the Asia Cup trophy with a round robin game against hosts Bangladesh on February 26 © Getty Images

 

Mumbai: Feb 23, 2014

 

The Indian cricket squad, led by Virat Kohli in the absence of injured regular skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, departed from Mumbai on Sunday for the Asia Cup 2014 competition in Bangladesh starting on February 25.

 

Dhoni has been ruled out of the tournament after the wicketkeeper-batsman sustained a Grade I left side-strain injury during the course of the second Test against New Zealand earlier this month.

 

The Kohli-led team would commence its campaign to regain the trophy, that India won for the fifth and last time in 2010 in Sri Lanka, with a round robin game against hosts Bangladesh on February 26.

 

The remaining round robin fixtures for India are scheduled on February 28 (vs Sri Lanka), March 2 (vs defending champions Pakistan) and March 5 (vs Afghanistan).

 

The final of the tournament is scheduled on March 8.

 

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