New Delhi. After being given the responsibility of leading the Indian team for the Sri Lanka tour, opener Shikhar Dhawan said on Friday that it is an honor for him to be given this opportunity. The Indian team will play three ODIs and as many T20 matches on the Sri Lanka tour from July 13, which will be played in Colombo. The selectors picked up several fresh faces for the Sri Lanka series on Thursday as the main team will be in the UK for the World Test Championship final (WTC) and the five Test matches against England (India vs England).
Shikhar Dhawan has given his reaction after being elected the captain of the Indian cricket team on the tour of Sri Lanka. This reaction of Dhawan has come to his fans through social media. Dhawan is very happy about the captaincy of the Indian cricket team and he has expressed this happiness through Twitter.
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Shikhar Dhawan tweeted, “I am honored to be given the opportunity to lead the country. Thank you all for your well wishes.” This 35-year-old player has played 34 Tests, 145 ODIs and 65 T20 matches. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was appointed as the vice-captain.
Five players were included in the Indian team for the first time for this series, including K Gautam, Devdutt Padikkal, Nitish Rana, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Chetan Sakariya. At the same time, Rahul Dravid will go to Sri Lanka together as the coach of this team.
Team India for Sri Lanka tour Shikhar Dhawan (captain), 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, Krishnappa Gautam, Krunal Pandya , Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakraborty, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini and Chetan Sakaria.
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India’s tour of Sri Lanka
3 ODIs and 3 T20 matches will be played between India and Sri Lanka. The first match of the ODI series will be played on July 13, the second ODI on 16 and the third match will be played on July 18. After this, Team India will play the first match of the T20 series on July 21. The second match will be held on 23 July and the third T20 match on 25 July. All matches will be played at Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.