New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Thursday announced a 20-man squad for the 3-match ODI and 3-match T20 series between India and Sri Lanka to be played in July.
The BCCI has handed over the captaincy of Indian team opener Shikhar Dhawan for this tour, while India's fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been made the vice-captain of the team. The All India Selection Committee has done the job of giving opportunities to many young players for the Sri Lanka tour. The first ODI of this tour will be played from July 13, while the last match of the T20 series will be played on July 25.
In the Indian cricket team, KKR opener Nitish Rana has got a chance for the first time, while Devdutt Padikal and Rituraj Gaikwad, who have performed brilliantly in the IPL, have also been given a chance. Many shocking selections have been made on this tour against Sri Lanka, but the most shocking has been the selection of fast bowler Chetan Sakaria.
Chetan Sakariya made his IPL debut this year and did a great job of bowling for Rajasthan. His brilliant bowling has paid off with his selection in the squad for the tour of Sri Lanka. The selectors have also given a chance to all-rounder Krishnappa Gautam in this team, while Ishan Porel, Sandeep Warrier, Arshdeep Singh, Sai Kishore and Simranjit Singh have also been given a chance as 5 net bowlers.
The Indian team, which went to play the Test Championship final, will not be a part of this tour, due to which neither Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have got the command. Let us tell you that on July 13, the Indian team will play the first match of the ODI series against Sri Lanka, while on July 21, it will play a 3-match T20 series.
Indian squad for Sri Lanka tour: Shikhar Dhawan (capt), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (vice-captain), Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikkal, Rituraj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Nitish Rana, Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, Krishna Gautam, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakraborty, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Chetan Sakaria.