Shikhar Dhawan to lead India for Sri Lanka tour in July; six uncapped players named in side – Firstcricket News, Firstpost

New Delhi: Opener Shikhar Dhawan was on Thursday named as captain of the Indian group that may journey to Sri Lanka for a limited-overs tour subsequent month because the BCCI introduced a 20-man squad, filled with kids, together with six uncapped gamers.

With nation’s prime cricketers already in England for the World Test Championship ultimate and the following England collection, the number of quite a lot of kids within the squad is on anticipated strains.

Many of them impressed within the suspended IPL and have been rewarded with their maiden India call-up. They included Devdutt Padikkal, pacer Chetan Sakaria, Nitish Rana, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Varun Chakravarthy.

Prithvi Shaw and Manish Pandey have made a comeback however Shreyas Iyer lacking out on choice means he has not but recovered from his shoulder harm.

Out of favour spin duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal are additionally a part of the squad that additionally has Pandya brothers — Hardik and Krunal — other than two wicketkeeper batsmen in younger Ishan Kishan and Sanju Samson.

India are scheduled to conflict with Sri Lanka in three One-day Internationals and as many Twenty20 matches on the tour that may start on 13 July and conclude on 25 July.

All the matches can be performed on the R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo.


File picture of Shikhar Dhawan. Image: Sportzpics for BCCI

India’s squad: Shikhar Dhawan (captain), Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Nitish Rana, Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Sanju Samson (wicketkeeper), Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, Okay Gowtham, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (vice-captain), Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Chetan Sakariya

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

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