The Indian cricket team is to play in a limited-over series on the tour of Sri Lanka next month. For the ODI and T20 series against Sri Lanka, the Indian selectors' committee has announced the team with veteran opener Shikhar Dhawan as the captain while pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been named as the vice-captain.
Kuldeep Yadav, who was dropped from the Test team, remains in the limited-overs series. Along with this, Nitish Rana, Devdutt Padikkal, Rituraj and Chetan Sakariya have been included in the team for the first time. The first one-day match of the T20 series of three ODIs and as many matches will be played on July 13, while the last T20 match will be played on July 25. All matches at one place Colombo's R.K. Premadasa Stadium will be played.
Indian squad for the Sri Lanka tour is as follows: Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikkal, Rituraj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Nitish Rana, Ishan Kishan (WK), Sanju Samson (WK), Yuzvendra Singh Chahal, Rahul Chahar, Krishnappa Gautam, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakraborty, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Vice-Captain), Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini and Chetan Sakaria. Net Bowlers - Ishan Porel, Sandeep Warrier, Arshdeep Singh, Sai Kishore, Simranjit Singh.
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