IND vs SL: Why is Shikhar Dhawan DROPPED from India ODI Squad for India vs Sri Lanka ODI Series? Here’s the update

Updated on: Dec 28, 2022 3:01 pm IST

  • Shikhar Dhawan dropped IND vs SL 2023

    Shikhar Dhawan Dropped for IND vs SL ODI series: Team India is all set to host Sri Lanka for a three-match T20I series and 3 ODI games starting in January, 2023. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has already announced both the India ODI as well as T20I squads for the Sri Lanka home series and there are a few surprises which have raised several eyebrows. India will begin 2023 calendar year with the 1st T20I encounter against Sri Lanka on 3 January, 2023 in Mumbai while the ODI series will be starting on 10 January, 2023.

    IND vs SL: Why is Shikhar Dhawan DROPPED from India ODI Squad for India vs Sri Lanka ODI Series? Here’s the update

    It was really a big shocker as senior opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan got dropped from the India ODI squad for the upcoming three-match IND vs SL 2023 series at home. It looks like the national selectors and the team management have decided to look ahead especially after Ishan Kishan scored an amazing double-century during the final ODI in Bangladesh. On the other hand, Dhawan managed to score just 18 runs from 3 ODIs against Bangladesh and also registered a single fifty in the New Zealand tour. Incidentally, in the absence of regular captain Rohit Sharma, it was Shikhar Dhawan who led the India ODI team during the previous few series against New Zealand, South Africa and West Indies.

    For the upcoming ODI series against Sri Lanka at home, India have picked three frontline openers in Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan. After being appointed as the T20I captain, all-rounder Hardik Pandya has been named as the vice-captain of the India ODI squad.

    India ODI Squad

    Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya (VC), Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh.

    India Playing 11

    1. Rohit Sharma
    2. Shubman Gill
    3. Virat Kohli
    4. Shreyas Iyer
    5. KL Rahul (wk)
    6. Hardik Pandya
    7. Washington Sundar
    8. Axar Patel
    9. Mohammed Shami
    10. Mohammed Siraj
    11. Umran Malik/Arshdeep Singh

    India vs Sri Lanka 2023 Schedule

    Date Format Matches Time Venue Result
    3 January, 2023 1st T20I India vs Sri Lanka 7 PM IST Mumbai
    5 January, 2023 2nd T20I India vs Sri Lanka 7 PM IST Pune
    7 January, 2023 3rd T20I India vs Sri Lanka 7 PM IST Rajkot
    10 January, 2023 1st ODI India vs Sri Lanka 2 PM IST Guwahati
    12 January, 2023 2nd ODI India vs Sri Lanka 2 PM IST Kolkata
    15 January, 2023 3rd ODI India vs Sri Lanka 2 PM IST Thiruvananthapuram

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