Sachin Tendulkar included in India's Asia Cup squad

Sachin Tendulkar plays in the tri-series against Sri Lanka in Hobart on 28 February 2012
Image caption Sachin Tendulkar has been out of form recently

Indian selectors have included Sachin Tendulkar in the squad for the four-nation Asia Cup cricket tournament to be held in Bangladesh from 11-22 March.

Tendulkar has been out of form recently and struggling to score his 100th international century.

In the ongoing tri-series in Australia, which also features Sri Lanka, he has made only 143 runs in seven innings.

Hard-hitting opener Virender Sehwag and bowler Zaheer Khan do not figure in the 15-member squad because of injuries.

The Indian side will be led in Dhaka by Mahendra Singh Dhoni as captain and Virat Kohli as vice-captain.

The squad will also include Gautam Gambhir, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Manoj Tiwary, Yusuf Pathan, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rahul Sharma, Praveen Kumar, Vinay Kumar, Irfan Pathan and Ashok Dinda.

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