India's squad for triseries in Sri Lanka (with New Zealand as 3rd team) will be without Sachin Tendulkar who has once again decided to skip one day matches after missing Triseries in Zimbabwe and Asia cup. Indian team will also be without offspinner Harbhajan Singh who wasn't completely fit in test series and left handed opener Gautam Gambhir who too was injured and missed latter half of test series. Zaheer Khan is not fit.
Jharkhand southpaw = Saurabh Tiwary who was a part of Asia cup, gets another chance for middle order slot and may make his debut this time. Yuvraj Singh returns to one day set up after being dumped for Zimbabwe tour and Asia cup for poor form. Yuvraj played one test match earlier last month but lost out to Suresh Raina who made a century on debut to cement his place in squad. Yuvraj will want to put forward some innings to restore selectors faith in him.
For middle order, Indian team will also have services of Virat Kohli who probably will bat at number 3 while Rohit Sharma will come in at 5 or 6 depending on match situation. selectors have also included their favorite Dinesh Karthik who is a floater, can bat anywhere in the order despite being a wicket keeper.
MS Dhoni, not surprisingly, is the captain of India's Micromax cup triseries squad but interestingly, Virendra Sehwag has been named as the vice captain. Indian selectors headed by Krish Srikanth has usual avoided naming any debut for Dhoni but this time they have, probably showing respect to amazing form right handed Delhi opener has been in since his return after missing T20 world cup.
Abhimanyu Mithun is an allrounder in making but he still has a long way to go and till then, men in blue have to do without any dual player as none of other player in this squad can bat as well as bowl with authority. Mithun has just played one one day international, against South Africa at Ahmedabad in February this year. Absense of Zaheer and Harbhajan will hamper Indian lower order as well but Ravichandran Ashwin and Praveen Kumar can contribute.
Indian pace department looks bleak, but Ashish Nehra and Praveen Kumar were instrumental India's Asia triump in Sri Lanka couple of months ago and should excel in conditions once again. Abhimanyu Mithun and Ishant Sharma have been retained from test squad.
Indian spin department will be headed by Ravindra Jadeja, the young left arm spinner with Ravi Ashwin and Pragyan Ojha who made his test debut last month.