Gautam Gambhir [ Images ] was on Saturday, named captain of the Indian team for the first two matches of the ODI series against New Zealand [ Images ] starting on November 28 with the selectors opting to rest five senior players, including regular skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni [ Images ].
Dhoni, Virender Sehwag [ Images ], Sachin Tendulkar [ Images ], Zaheer Khan [ Images ] and Harbhajan Singh [ Images ] were not considered due to injury concerns as a 14-member ODI squad was announced today after a selection committee meeting here.
"MS Dhoni, Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh were not considered due to injury concerns, which require attention and rehabilitation," BCCI secretary N Srinivasan said in a statement.
The selectors also announced the Test team for India's [ Images ] tour of South Africa [ Images ] next month with Dhoni as the captain and all the other four senior players rested for the ODI series against New Zealand returning.
Saha also found a place in the 17-man Test squad, the same as paceman Umesh Yadav.
Jaydev Unadkat [ Images ], who was named in place of Zaheer Khan for the ongoing third Test against New Zealand here, was also retained in the squad.
Team: Gautam Gambhir (c), Murali Vijay [ Images ], Virat Kohli [ Images ], Yuvraj Singh [ Images ], Suresh Raina [ Images ], Sourav Tiwary, Wriddhiman Saha (wicketkeeper), R Ashwin, Praveen Kumar [ Images ], R Vinay Kumar, Munaf Patel [ Images ], S Sreesanth, Yusuf Pathan, Ravindra Jadeja.
Team for Test Series against South Africa: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (c), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid [ Images ], Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman [ Images ], Suresh Raina, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma [ Images ], S Sreesanth, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara [ Images ], Wriddhiman Saha, Jaydev Unadkat, Umesh Yadav, Pragyan Ojha [ Images ].