IND vs SL: Sri Lanka team is currently experiencing a disappointing run in international cricket. The Kusal Perera-led team suffered a humiliating 0-3 T20I series whitewash in England and also lost the three-match ODI series against Bangladesh. The Island nation failed to win a single match during the five completed white-ball fixtures in England. Most importantly, Sri Lanka has struggled to find a permanent captain in recent times.
Under the captaincy of Kusal Perera, the Lankan Lions have succumbed to seven losses out of their nine white-ball matches. However, according to a report mentioned in a leading Sri Lanka news publication, The Papare, Dasun Shanaka is all set to replace Perera as the new Sri Lanka captain for the upcoming India series. In his previous captaincy reign, the Shanaka-led team defeated Pakistan 3-0 in the 2019 T20I series. However, the all-rounder is yet to captain Sri Lanka in 50-overs cricket.
In 28 ODIs, Dasun Shanaka has scored 611 runs and also picked up 10 wickets. The right-handed swashbuckling all-rounder has smashed 508 runs and also taken 11 wickets in 42 T20I matches.
Sri Lanka and India will be locking horns in a three-match ODI series starting with the first ODI on 13 July. Both the teams will also play 3 T20I matches scheduled to begin on 21 July. All the six white-ball games will be played at the R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Incidentally, just like Sri Lanka, India has also named a new limited-overs captain in Shikhar Dhawan for the upcoming limited-overs tour. The likes of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja are present in England for the five-match Test series and thus, Dhawan will be leading the Men in Blue in Sri Lanka while Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been named as the vice-captain.