The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the squad for the upcoming limited-overs series against Sri Lanka. Four youngsters Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Nitish Rana, and Chetan Sakariya who performed brilliantly in IPL 2021, have earned their maiden national team call.
The young Indian team will play three ODIs followed by the three T20Is, The series will start from July 13 and the last match of T20s will be played on July 25 at Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, where all six games will be played.
🚨 NEWS 🚨: The All-India Senior Selection Committee picked the Indian squad for the 3-match ODI series & the 3-match T20I series against Sri Lanka in July. #TeamIndia
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 10, 2021
The squad made by the selection committee & especially selecting new & going faces can be considered as the best move as all senior cricketers are involved with the Test series against England, the Sri Lanka tour will give the youngsters a stage to showcase their talent and impress the team selectors ahead of the T20 World Cup in India.
Experienced opener Shikhar Dhawan will lead the side in the absence of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, while Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be his vice-captain.
The All India Selection Committee also picked five net bowlers who will travel with the squad to Sri Lanka.
India’s squad for the Sri Lanka series:
Shikhar Dhawan (c), Prithvi Shaw, Devdutti Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Nitish Rana, Ishan Kishan (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, Krishnappa Gowtham, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (VC), Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Chetan Sakariya
Net Bowlers: Ishan Porel, Sandeep Warier, Arshdeep Singh, Sai Kishore, Simarjeet Singh