Raina sees it as an opportunity
Suresh Raina, India's stand-in captain for the tri-series in Zimbabwe, has said the tour is "an excellent opportunity" for the younger players selected in place of resting or injured seniors to stake a claim for a regular spot in the national line-up.
"It's nice that the seniors wanted a break and the selectors took the positive step of picking such a young side," Raina told the Telegraph. "Indeed, one is thankful to the board."
Raina was named captain for the tournament, and Virat Kohli his deputy, after the selectors decided to rest regular captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra, Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh and Praveen Kumar.