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India to tour Bangladesh after IPL

Amol Karhadkar and Mohammad Isam

May 11, 2014

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MS Dhoni tries to force it through the leg side, New Zealand v India, 5th ODI, Wellington, January 31, 2014
India will most likely have a new captain on the Bangladesh tour, with MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli unavailable © Getty Images
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India will tour Bangladesh for a three-ODI series during the window between the IPL final on June 1 and their departure for England on June 22. The three ODIs will be played in Dhaka on June 15, 17 and 19.

ESPNcricinfo understands India will have a new captain in all likelihood, with MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli unavailable for the tour. Dhoni has planned a family vacation and the BCCI is inclined towards resting the captain for a rigorous season starting with the England tour and culminating with the 2015 World Cup.

Similarly, Kohli, who led India during the Asia Cup in March in the absence of the injured Dhoni, has also indicated to the BCCI hierarchy that he would prefer a break going into the hectic season. The other three players who have led India in the recent past are Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir and Suresh Raina. None of them were part of the Asia Cup campaign. As a result, the selectors could be forced to choose a new captain, with Rohit Sharma and R Ashwin the main contenders to lead.

India's tour to Bangladesh was in principle agreed upon between the boards at the time of FTP negotiations in February, and the dotted line was signed on the sidelines of last month's ICC executive board meeting in April.

ESPNcricinfo had learned last week that the BCB was waiting to hear from the BCCI and also waiting to confirm the six-year TV broadcaster's deal, for which they had asked for bids from April 24. The main selling point for the BCB was the two India tours to Bangladesh during this period, including the series in June. The open bid to determine the broadcaster is on May 16.

Amol Karhadkar is a correspondent at ESPNcricinfo
Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84

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Posted by Ammo666 on (May 16, 2014, 18:19 GMT)

@vkias: Every country wants to play cricket against IND?? but IND always backs off to play with them right:D & would only want to deliver matches in their own ground & condition against other teams so that IND can have the possibility to win more & more matches, IND doesn't want to play against BD because IND are now scared of losing against BD after some improvement of BD cricket & that's why:)...only to you & to some poor IND'n fans IND is mighty but in reality overall they are just better than a average team recently comparing to SA, AUS, ENG & SL except the ICC ranking & don't forget about NZ & SA tour... IND can play much better in their own condition & backyard only but when they get out of their cage to play that time IND becomes a soaking wet cat so i also don't need to say much more about your so called mighty IND! & if you talk about BD, they hardly get to play overseas series so first let them play enough overseas series then come back dear...

Posted by Ammo666 on (May 15, 2014, 16:51 GMT)

@Jimmy Rock: If you want IND to send a complete new team with new players just to get clobbered badly by BD full team & make that team play again against BD's local street cricketers if this new IND team can compete with them then you are most welcome:) if AFG is better than BD especially in fast bowling & are world class then you must be knowing also that AFG's fast bowling is better than IND at the moment...

Posted by   on (May 15, 2014, 16:04 GMT)

That's great ! Certainly Rohit deserves Captaincy. Last IPL he showed great leadership talent to gave MI first IPL trophy. In current IPL too he is leading from front. I think MI think tank made big big mistake not retaining Smith, Maxwell & Johnson. Obviously it's not Rohit's mistake as he was busy in Asia cup while auction took place. Still Rohit is fighting for MI with whatever available resources. He don't have same powerful team like last. I think as far as leadership qualities, Rohit is the best choice after MSD than anybody. Virat definately is the best batsman we having but Virat is lacking leadership qualities. Still he is very much impatient on field. Leader needs to be cool on field like MSD. Plus while watching current IPL, it looks like leadership burden affecting Virats batting performance. On paper RCB is superior team than anybody. Gayle, ABD, Virat, YV, Starch, Parthiv etc etc. But Virat is not able to get best out of it as a leader. Rohit is very cool on field.

Posted by vkumar_086 on (May 15, 2014, 6:56 GMT)

@Ammo666...yes dear mighty India....every country wants to play cricket against India, every country wants to participate in India's domestic t20 league (IPL)....i hope these two reasons are sufficient to explain the importance of India in cricket

Posted by   on (May 14, 2014, 6:33 GMT)

I think india should send complete new team to play against BD , really it is complete waste of time for other asian teams like India , pakistan , and SL to play against the weakest BD. Even street cricketers of India are much better than BD team. I think at moment Afghanistan team is much better than BD team specially in field of Fast bowling they are really world class

Posted by   on (May 13, 2014, 20:26 GMT)

Tamim Iqbal, Shamsur Rahman, Anamul Haque, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Mashrafe Mortaza, Abdur Razzak, Al-Amin Hossain & Taskin Ahmed. And if Tamim is failing again like his recent performances, bring in Imrul Kayes.

Posted by Ammo666 on (May 13, 2014, 17:18 GMT)

@black_bird: mighty IND??? really???? Ind D team or Ranji trophy champion to beat BD oh! hell give me a break this is the joke of the week so far LOLzz!! first win with this current team consistently then come with your dreams to win with your A B C D teams huh! i would like to see really actually how much "easy" it would be for IND to beat BD... @IND'n fans trash talks won't help IND to win against BD or BD to lose against IND note it down!

Posted by iamsadad69 on (May 13, 2014, 15:07 GMT)

My BD team- Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim(c), Shakib Al Hasan, Nasir Hossain, Mahmudullah, Mashrafe Mortaza, Abdur Razzak, Al-Amin Hossain & Taskin Ahmed

Posted by JRP100 on (May 13, 2014, 14:46 GMT)

I can see some domestic performers getting a go here, hopefully jadhav and uthappa do so they can make the odi squad to england, cant have rahane and dhawan failing anymore and there has to be backups. Mohit sharma and ishwar pandey will no doubt get a go just for playing for csk even though they are useless trundlers who have no place in international cricket. Senior player wise i doubt gambhir sehwag yuvi raina and harbajhan will make the squad.

Posted by PA26 on (May 13, 2014, 12:18 GMT)

Uthappa-the highest run scorer in Vijay Hazare trophy as well as highest scorer by an Indian in IPL 7 should be the opener. Sanju Samson should be tried as keeper. Stuart binny should get games & remain in playing 11. Varun Aaron should be rested before the england tour

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