India captain Dhoni out of tri-nation series

Published Jul 02, 2013 01:02am
India's captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, left, is tended by the team physiotherapist after injuring his leg during the Tri-Nation Series cricket match against the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica, Sunday, June 30, 2013. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced on Monday that Dhoni has been ruled out of the ongoing Tri-Nation Series due to a hamstring injury and he will be replaced by Ambati Rayudu. — Photo by AP

KINGSTON: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been ruled out of the remainder of the Tri-Nation Series with a right hamstring strain sustained while batting against the West Indies in his team's first match of the tournament on Sunday at Sabina Park.

His place in the 15-man squad is to be taken by the uncapped 27-year-old batsman Ambati Rayudu.

Vice-captain Virat Kohli, who led the team on the field in Dhoni's absence against the West Indies, takes over as captain for the remainder of the series.

India face Sri Lanka on Tuesday in Kingston with both teams looking for their first points after each lost to the hosts in their respective opening fixtures.

Following that encounter, the tournament shifts to the Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad, for the remaining three preliminary matches at the final, starting with India against the West Indies on Friday.

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