SL vs IND: Team India is all set to take the flight to Sri Lanka where they will be playing 3 ODIs and as many T20I matches. The upcoming Sri Lanka vs India limited-overs series will kickstart with the one-day international matches from 13 July while the tour ends with the third and final T20I scheduled on 25 July. All the six white-ball games will take place at the R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
The first ODI match between Sri Lanka and India will start on 13 July at the R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. The second and third ODIs are scheduled on 16 and 18 July respectively. The IND vs SL three-match T20I series will start with the first match on 21 July.
Tuesday, 13 July, 2021
Sri Lanka vs India, 1st ODI starts at 2:30 PM IST
Friday, 16 July, 2021
Sri Lanka vs India, 2nd ODI starts at 2:30 PM IST
Sunday, 18 July, 2021
Sri Lanka vs India, 3rd ODI starts at 2:30 PM IST
Wednesday, 21 July, 2021
Sri Lanka vs India, 1st T20I starts at 7 PM IST
Friday, 23 July, 2021
Sri Lanka vs India, 2nd T20I starts at 7 PM IST
Sunday, 25 July, 2021
Sri Lanka vs India, 3rd T20I starts at 7 PM IST
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.
Shikhar Dhawan will be the captain alongside Rahul Dravid as the head coach for this relatively inexperienced India squad for the upcoming Sri Lanka tour. In the absence of star players like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, both Dhawan and Dravid are quite excited for this Lanka series and they are hoping to give opportunities to as many players in order to help them showcase their skills at the big stage.
“It’s a great honor for me to be captain of the Indian team. I am looking forward to it. I’ve played under Rahul Dravid’s coaching once for India A. We sync together really well and looking forward to the Sri Lanka series. We’ll build a lot of positive things. The aim is to build a happy environment,” Shikhar Dhawan said in the pre-departure press conference.
“This is a very good team. There is positivity, confidence in our team and everybody is confident that we will do well. There is a lot of excitement. It is a new challenge but at the same time, it is a great opportunity for all of us to show our talent.
“Everybody is waiting (for the tour to begin). 13-14 days have passed since we are in quarantine, so the players are waiting when we can hit the ground and we have 10-12 days for preparation. The team is a nice blend of experience and youth,” added Shikhar Dhawan.
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