New Delhi: The Indian team for the limited overs series against Sri Lanka to be held in July this year has been announced and the team’s opener Shikhar Dhawan will captain Team India in this series. The Indian Senior Selection Committee selected the Indian team for this series of three ODIs and three T20 matches to be held from July 13 to 25. All matches will be played at the R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo.

Team India announced for Sri Lanka tour

The first ODI between India and Sri Lanka will be played on July 13 while the second and third ODIs will be played on July 16 and 18 respectively. The ODI series will be followed by three T20 matches on 21, 23 and 25 July.

Under the leadership of captain Virat Kohli, the Indian Test team will play a five-match Test series against England in August-September, so Dhawan has been made the captain for the Sri Lanka tour. Apart from Dhawan, the team’s fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been made the vice-captain.

All-rounder Hardik Pandya and spin duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal have been selected by the Cricket Board of India (BCCI) in the 20-man squad released on Thursday.

Young players such as Devdutt Padikkal and Prithvi Shaw are expected to make up the squad with two wicket-keeper batsmen in young Ishan Kishan and Sanju Samson.

The Indian squad for the Sri Lanka tour is as follows: Shikhar Dhawan (capt), Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Nitish Rana, Ishan Kishan (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, K. Gautam, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakraborty, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (vice-captain), Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini and Chetan Sakaria.

net bowler : Ishan Porel, Sandeep Warrier, Arshdeep Singh, Sai Kishore and Simranjit Singh.


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