As many as 5 gamers have acquired maiden call-ups.
The Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) introduced a separate squad of India, which can face Sri Lanka in three ODIs and as many T20Is, all operating parallel to India’s England tour.
The R Premadasa Worldwide Cricket Stadium in Colombo is about to play host to all six white-ball video games. Whereas an official affirmation is awaited, it stays extremely unlikely that crowds shall be allowed maintaining in thoughts the Covid-19 scenario and the latest mishaps endured by IPL and PSL 2021 seasons.
The ODI collection will get underway from thirteenth July onwards, with the following two fixtures scheduled on July 16 and 18. The three T20Is shall be performed on July 21, 23 and 25 respectively.
Opening batters Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Nitish Rana, pacer Chetan Sakariya and spinner Ok Gowtham have all acquired their maiden call-ups after spectacular home cricket stints and the Indian Premier League 2020 and 2021 seasons, whereas the board confirmed that Shikhar Dhawan will lead the group, with Bhuvneshwar Kumar being his deputy.
As many as 5 gamers – Ishan Porel, Sandeep Warrier, Arshdeep Singh, Sai Kishore, Simarjeet Singh – have been included as internet bowlers.
Most first-choice gamers lacking from Sri Lanka tour squad
In one of many uncommon situations of a nationwide group getting concerned in several worldwide fixtures, one other set of Indians shall be going through England in an away collection of 5 Exams. A bunch of first-choice cricketers together with Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, and some others busy with their UK duties, the BCCI has chosen a second-string squad of types, albeit it doesn’t even remotely look that means.
Within the absence of India’s head coach Ravi Shastri, and each Vikram Rahtour and Bharat Arun, Rahul Dravid is about to teach the group.
India’s squad: Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Nitish Rana, Ishan Kishan (Wicket-keeper), Sanju Samson (Wicketkeeper), Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, Ok Gowtham, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Vice-captain), Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Chetan Sakariya
Internet Bowlers: Ishan Porel, Sandeep Warrier, Arshdeep Singh, Sai Kishore, Simarjeet Singh