Shikhar Dhawan to lead India on Sri Lanka tour
Shikhar DhawanIANS (File photo)

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


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