Team India senior opener Shikhar Dhawan will captain the Indian team for the first time. It is learned that Team India’s second team will tour Sri Lanka in July. The BCCI on Thursday announced the latest squad for the tour. Dhawan will captain the Indian team while Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be the vice-captain. Rahul Dravid will coach the Indian team.
When it comes to the team, 20 players have been selected. Prithviraj Shah, Padikkal, Nitish Rana, Samson, Ruturaj, Deepak Chahar and Chetan Zakaria have been named in the squad. Suryakumar and Ishant Kishan, who had earlier played in the limited overs series in England, retained their places.
The net bowlers will be Ishant Pirate, Sandeep Warrior, Arshadeep Singh, Sai Kishore and Simarjit Sind. Team India will play three ODIs and three T20Is against Sri Lanka in July.
Team India Squad for Srilanka Tour:
Shikhar Dhawan(Captain), Bhuvaneshwar Kumar(Vice-Captain), Pruthvi Shah, Padikkal, Nitish Rana, Sanju Samson, Ruturaj, Deepak Chahar, Chetan Zakaria, Surya Kumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Manish Panday, Hardik Pandya, Chahal, Rahul Chahar, K.Goutam, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthi, Navdeep Saini.