Sachin Tendulkar will fly early to Australia to prepare for India's upcoming Test tour.
New Delhi: Sachin Tendulkar will not be in India's ODI squad for the last two matches of the series against the visiting West Indies team, sources told CNN-IBN on Monday.
Tendulkar, who last played in an ODI in the final of the World Cup on April 2, 2011, will instead depart early for Australia with a few other members of the Test squad on Thursday.
Reports during the weekend had indicated that Tendulkar may play in the ODIs in Indore and Chennai on December 8 and 11 respectively after being rested for the first three matches of the series that India leads 2-0, with the third match to be played on Monday in Ahmedabad.
The Kris Srikkanth-led selection panel will meet on Monday to pick the squad for the last two ODIs against the West Indies besides choosing a replacement for the injured pacer Praveen Kumar for the upcoming Tests against Australia.