Injured Sreesanth ruled out of tri-series DHAKA (Agencies) - captain Shoaib Malik wanted to continue the 11 match win streak and add another three to his cap of victories when his charges meet the hosts Bangladesh in the opener of the Tri-nation Tournament at Mirpur Stadium on Sunday. Pakistan, led by young Shoaib Malik, had whitewashed Bangladesh at home 5-0 in April and look certain to assert their dominance though Malik termed the hosts as "tough customers" at home. "On home conditions they play a lot better and we got to be careful about it. I want to win the first game, which would raise our confidence levels and we would know how to play in Bangladesh since we are playing here after a long time," Malik has said. Bangladesh have not shown consistency but have put up fighting totals against both South Africa and Pakistan this year. However, they need to raise their game if they dream of upsetting their formidable rivals. The hosts' performance would depend largely on the showing of their skipper Mohammed Ashraful and the top-order, which has been strengthened by the addition of wicket-keeper batsman Mushafiqur Rahim. If their top-five batsmen could fire they can make a fight out of it. However, it would enormous task for their bowlers to contain rival batting line-up studded with reliable Salman Butt at the top and Younis Khan, Mohammad Yousuf in the middle apart from hard hitters in Misbah-ul-Haq and Shahid Afridi. He said his side would be able to handle the blow of losing pace bowler Mohammad Asif in the tri-series. Asif was replaced by paceman Sohail Khan in the 16-member squad that arrived in Dhaka on Friday. "We are here to play cricket and our concentration is only on cricket," Malik told reporters, shunning questions over Asif's detention. "We still have a good bowling attack with Sohail Tanvir, Umar Gul, Sohail Khan and Rao Iftikhar and they all are working hard. After a win against India last year they defeated Zimbabwe and Bangladesh 5-0 in successive series to take their tally of consecutive one-day wins to 11, which is a record for the country. "Our goal is to maintain consistency. We have won 11 games in a row and now we want to continue it and add three more wins here," said the Pakistan captain. Meanwhile, India paceman Shanthakumaran Sreesanth has been ruled out of the tri-series due to a side strain, a cricket board official said on Saturday. "Sreesanth has a left side strain and he will require two weeks to recover from it," cricket board secretary Niranjan Shah said in a statement. The bowler will be replaced by the uncapped Manpreet Gony, who has impressed in the domestic Twenty20 league recently. Gony's inclusion takes the number of uncapped players in the 15-member Indian squad to three with Pragyan Ojha and Yusuf Pathan the other new faces. Pakistan is the third team involved in the Bangladesh tri-series to be played from June 8 to 14 in Dhaka. Sreesanth, however, will be available for the Asia Cup to be played in Pakistan from June 24 to July 6. India are already without star batsman Sachin Tendulkar who will sit out of both the tri-series and the Asia Cup due to a groin injury. The teams: India squad: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa, Yuvraj Singh, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Irfan Pathan, Yusuf Pathan, Piyush Chawla, Pragyan Ojha, Manpreet Gony, Rudra Pratap Singh, Ishant Sharma, Praveen Kumar. Coach: Gary Kirsten. Pakistan squad: Shoaib Malik (capt), Salman Butt, Nasir Jamshed, Younis Khan, Mohammad Yousuf, Misbah-ul-Haq, Shahid Afridi, Kamran Akmal (wk), Sohail Khan, Umar Gul, Sohail Tanvir, Rao Iftikhar, Wahab Riaz, Fawad Alam, Bazid Khan, Naumanullah. Bangladesh squad: Mohammad Ashraful (Captain), Abdur Razzak, Dolar Mahmud, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim, Raqibul Hasan, Shahriar Nafees, Aftab Ahmed, Junaid Siddique, Rubel Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Alok Kapali, Farhad Reza, Mehrab Hossain jnr, Nazimuddin, Shahadat Hossain, Tamim Iqbal, Dhiman Ghosh, Mosharraf Hossain.