SL vs IND 2021: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday announced the Team India Squad for the Sri Lanka tour of 2021. Shikhar Dhawan will be leading the India National Cricket Team in Sri Lanka while Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been named the vice-captain for the visitors.
The Indian cricket team will play three ODIs, and as many T20 Internationals in Sri Lanka between July 13 to 25. The ODIs will take place on July 13, 16 and 18, while the T20Is will be played on July 21, 23 and 25. The venues for the games are yet to be announced.
A second-string squad has been named for the tour as the A-listers will all be in England, preparing for the five-match Test series. Notably, six players have received the maiden call up – Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Krishnappa Gowtham, Chetan Sakariya, Varun Chakravarthy, and Nitish Rana.
A total of 5 net bowlers have also been added for the tour apart from the 20-member squad which consists of Ishan Porel, Sandeep Warrier, Arshdeep Singh, Sai Kishore, Simranjeeet Singh.
India Squad For Sri Lanka Tour
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
Net Bowlers: Ishan Porel, Sandeep Warrier, Arshdeep Singh, Sai Kishore, Simarjeet Singh