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Shikhar Dhawan to lead India on Sri Lanka tour
Mumbai, June 10, 2021
Batsman Shikhar Dhawan will lead the Indian team on a six-match white-ball tour of Sri Lanka in July, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced here today.
Pace bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be the vice-captain of the 20-member squad that was picked by the All-India Senior Selection Committee, a press release from BCCI said.
The team will play three one-day internationals (ODIs) and three T20Is against Sri Lanka. All the matches will be played at the R Pemadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo.
The squad: Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Nitish Rana, Ishan Kishan (Wicket-keeper), Sanju Samson (Wicket-keeper), Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, K Gowtham, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Vice-captain), Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Chetan Sakariya.
Five net bowlers have also been picked. They are: Ishan Porel, Sandeep Warrier, Arshdeep Singh, Sai Kishore and Simarjeet Singh.
The following is the schedule of matches:
1st ODI 13th July
2nd ODI 16th July
3rd ODI 18th July
1st T20I 21st July
2nd T20I 23rd July
3rd T20I 25th July