New Delhi. Team India was announced on Thursday for the limited overs series against Sri Lanka to be held next month. The Indian team will play three ODIs and only three T20 matches on this tour. The team will be commanded by experienced opener Shikhar Dhawan, while many new players have been given a chance.
Many young players have been given a place in the team for this tour. Among them are players playing for different teams of IPL like Devdutt Padikkal, Rituraj Gaikwad, Chetan Sakaria. Spinners Varun Chakraborty, Nitish Rana and Krishnappa Gautam can also get a chance in India’s playing XI for the first time.
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Varun Chakraborty, who played for IPL team KKR, was included in Team India twice before but due to poor fitness he could not make his debut yet. He represents Tamil Nadu in domestic cricket. Royal Challengers Bangalore’s opener Devdutt Padikkal and Chennai Super Kings’ Rituraj Gaikwad can also be seen in the blue jersey, captained by Virat. Saurashtra’s fast bowler Chetan Sakariya has also been given a place. Chetan had recently lost his father due to Kovid-19. Chetan played for Rajasthan Royals till the postponement of IPL-2021, taking a total of 7 wickets in 7 matches and impressed a lot.
The first ODI series will be played between India and Sri Lanka, the first match will be played on July 13, the second ODI will be played on 16 and the third match will be played on 18 July. The T20 series will start from July 21, with the second match being played on July 23 and the third T20 on July 25. All matches will be played at Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
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.
net bowler- Ishaan Porel, Sandeep Warrier, Arshdeep Singh, Sai Kishore and Simarjit Singh.