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    BCCI to select second-string India side for Zimbabwe tour

    Mumbai: The BCCI is set to field a second-string team for India's tour of Zimbabwe in July-August, according to a leading Indian daily. India are scheduled to play five ODIs from July 24 to August 3.

    According to sources in the BCCI, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virat Kohli, R Ashwin, Ishant Sharma and others are likely to be rested.

    "Some of the top players will not be featuring in the tour of Zimbabwe as we feel they need rest because a long season awaits them. In 2010, we sent a second-string side and the same will happen this time also," a BCCI source said.

    BCCI were in talks to play two Tests and three ODI's with Zimbabwe so that Sachin Tendulkar could complete 200 Test matches. However, the logistics didn't work out and both boards agreed to have five ODI's instead.

    "We wanted to have two Test matches for Tendulkar to complete 200 Test matches but it didn't work out," a source added.