Dhawan to lead, 4 players earn maiden India call-up as BCCI announce squad for Sri Lanka tour

India’s tour of Sri Lanka

The Indian cricket team is scheduled to tour Sri Lanka in July for a limited-overs series.

Schedule

India and Sri Lanka will lock horns in three ODIs (July 13, 16, and 18) and three T20Is (July 21, 23, and 25).

One venue

All the matches between India and Sri Lanka in July will be played at the R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.

Second-string India

BCCI has announced a second-string squad as the main team will be in England at that time.

Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan has been named the captain for the Sri Lanka tour in the absence of Virat Kohli, who is in England for the WTC final and Test series.

Maiden India call-ups

As many as four players - Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Nitish Rana, K Gowtham and Chetan Sakariya – have received their maiden India call-up, courtesy of their impressive performances across the last two IPL seasons.

Head coach

Former India cricketer Rahul Dravid has been confirmed as India’s head coach for the upcoming Sri Lanka tour. However, the BCCI is yet to announce the roster of the support staff.

India squad

Shikhar Dhawan (c), Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Nitish Rana, Ishan Kishan (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, K Gowtham, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (vc), Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Chetan Sakariya

Iyer and Natarajan

The duo of Shreyas Iyer and T Natarajan was not considered for selection as they are both still recovering from surgeries.

Net bowlers

Ishan Porel, Sandeep Warrier, Arshdeep Singh, Sai Kishore, Simarjeet Singh