| On Jun 11, 2021 12:02 AM IST

SL vs IND: Shikhar Dhawan named captain as Indian squad gets announced for Sri Lanka Tour

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India Squad for Sri Lanka: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has recently announced the squad for the tour to Sri Lanka. It will be veteran opening batsman, Shikhar Dhawan who will be captaining the Men in Blue this time around. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar will be the second in command to Dhawan for the series ahead.The likes of Devdutt Padikkal, Nitish Rana and Ruturaj Gaikwad have also received maiden call-ups.

WTC Final Date

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are both in the United Kingdom as they take on New Zealand in the WTC Final from June 18-22, at the Ageas Bowl Stadium, Southampton. Their next assignment will be against England, scheduled from early-August to mid-September.

As a result of a month’s break from the WTC Final to the series against England, the BCCI have decided to form an entirely fresh squad for the three-match ODI series, and three match T20I series in Sri Lanka. The two sides will start proceedings on July 13, as the campaign ends on July 25.

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SL vs IND Squads:

India Squad (ODIs and T20Is)

Shikhar Dhawan (Captain),  Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Vice-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, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Chetan Sakariya

Net Bowlers: Ishan Porel, Sandeep Warrier, Arshdeep Singh, Sai Kishore, Simarjeet Singh

With Ravi Shastri in the United Kingdom as well, it will be former Indian captain Rahul Dravid who will be given responsibility of head-coach in the forthcoming tour to Sri Lanka. Dravid has ample experience of mentoring young cricketers and has been successful in nurturing their way to great heights.

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