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Thursday, 01 March 2012 - 7:33
Sehwag rested for Asia Cup
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Virender Sehwag has been rested from India's one-day squad for next month's Asia Cup, with Virat Kohli taking over as vice-captain.

Sachin Tendulkar has been picked for the tournament, while all rounder Yusuf Pathan and Bengal fast bowler Ashok Dinda make comebacks.

Fast bowlers Zaheer Khan and Umesh Yadav have been rested.

Kohli's elevation to vice-captaincy comes after his sustained run of success in one-day cricket.

He was the highest run-getter in the format in 2011, is the leading run-scorer in the ongoing Commonwealth Bank series and has been one of India's few bright spots on the dismal tour of Australia.

Among the fringe players, India have retained batsman Manoj Tiwary and legspinner Rahul Sharma, but have axed backup wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel.

India are defending champions of the Asia Cup, which will be held in Mirpur from March 11 to 22 and also features Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

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