Indian cricket captain Mahender Singh Dhoni smiles during a press conference in Mumbai before leaving for England for the Champions Trophy. PTI
The Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Indian cricket team left here today for Bangladesh to compete in the ICC World Twenty20 Championship scheduled from March 16 to April 6.
The former champions would open their campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan on March 21 at Mirpur in a Super 10 game and then take on the West Indies on March 23 at the same venue.
The 15-strong squad would warm up for the championship by playing a couple of practice games against Sri Lanka (March 17) and England (March 19).
Squad: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Stuart Binny, Amit Mishra, Mohit Sharma and Varun Aaron.