In a recent interaction, BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly confirmed India’s limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka in July. While Virat Kohli-led India will next be seen in the ICC World Test Championship final, versus New Zealand, in June and will stay put in the United Kingdom for the five Tests versus England, the white-ball regulars will take part in the tour of the island nation.
“We have planned a white ball series for the senior men’s team during the month of July where they will play T20 Internationals and ODIs in Sri Lanka,” Ganguly told PTI.
He added, “Yes, it will be a team of white-ball specialists. It will be a different team.” With Rohit Sharma also being an integral part of the Test line-up since late 2019, the Men in Blue are set to have a new captain ahead of their limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka
Series To Begin From July 13
Meanwhile the schedule for the upcoming series has been announced on Monday. The first ODI will be played on 13th July, second ODI on 16th July and 3rd and final ODI on 19th July. The T20I series will start from 22nd July and will be followed by second T20I on 24th July and third and final T20I on 27th July.
India Tour of Sri Lanka:
1st ODI: 13th July.
2nd ODI: 16th July.
3rd ODI: 19th July.
1st T20I: 22nd July.
2nd T20I: 24th July.
3rd T20I: 27th July.
However, the venues are not finalised yet and are expected to be announced soon.
More to follow…