NEW DELHI  - Keeping sentiments aside, Team India will prepare itself for the three-match ODI series with Pakistan that is scheduled to be held in December later this year, said Indian skipper MS Dhoni after the end of the two-day camp in Chennai ahead of the Sri Lanka tour.

"The series has been scheduled and as professional cricketers we are going to prepare ourselves for the bilateral series, keeping sentiments aside," said Dhoni adding that the team has a hectic schedule. The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Monday agreed to host the series--three ODIs and two T20 games -- beginning in December-end this year.