Shikhar Dhawan will captain Team India in the limited overs series against Sri Lanka in July.
After being given the responsibility of leading the Indian team for the Sri Lanka tour, opener Shikhar Dhawan on Friday said it was an honor for him to be given this opportunity. The Indian team will play three ODIs and as many T20 matches on the Sri Lanka tour from July 13, which will be played in Colombo. The selectors on Thursday picked several fresh faces for the Sri Lanka series as the main team will be in Britain for the World Test Championship final and the five Test matches against England. Also Read – As coach Rahul Dravid sculpted the youth, gave every player a chance
Dhawan tweeted, “Honoured to be given the opportunity to lead the nation. Thank you for all your well wishes.” Also Read – India vs Sri Lanka: Announcement of Indian team for Sri Lanka tour, Shikhar Dhawan will captain; Watch Full Squad here
Humbled by the opportunity to lead my country Thank you for all your wishes 🙏 pic.twitter.com/SbywALBTwZ Also Read – I Convinced I Don’t Need To Play With My Ego Now, Virat Reveals His Dilemma Before England Tour
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) June 11, 2021
The thirty-five-year-old has played 34 Tests, 145 ODIs and 65 T20 matches. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was appointed as the vice-captain. Five players were included in the Indian team for the first time for the series, including K Gautam, Devdutt Padikkal, Nitish Rana, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Chetan Sakaria.
Full schedule of India’s tour of Sri Lanka
July 13: 1st ODI, Colombo (10 AM onwards)
July 16: 2nd ODI, Colombo (10 AM onwards)
July 18: 3rd ODI, Colombo (10 AM onwards)
July 21: 1st T20I, Colombo (7 PM onwards)
July 23: 2nd T20I, Colombo (7 PM onwards)
July 25: 3rd T20, Colombo (7 PM onwards)
The Indian squad for the Sri Lanka tour is as follows: Shikhar Dhawan (capt), Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikal, Rituraj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Nitish Rana, Ishan Kishan (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, K. Gautam, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakraborty, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (vice-captain), Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini and Chetan Sakaria. Net Bowler: Ishaan Porel, Sandeep Warrier, Arshdeep Singh, Sai Kishore and Simranjit Singh.