India Squad for Sri Lanka Series: Indian team announced for Sri Lanka series

India Squad for Sri Lanka Series
India Squad for Sri Lanka Series

India Squad for Sri Lanka Series: The Indian team has been announced by the BCCI for the India tour of Sri Lanka (IND vs SL). The All-India Senior Selection Committee has selected the Indian team for the upcoming MasterCard Sri Lanka tour to be held in January 2023. The tour includes three T20Is and as many ODIs. Hardik Pandya will lead the team in the T20 series, while Shikhar Dhawan has been dropped for the ODIs. Sanju Samson has returned to the T20 team while Virat Kohli has been rested.

Also, KL Rahul has been dropped as the vice-captain in ODIs while Rishabh Pant has been kept out of limited overs cricket. Hardik Pandya will be the new vice-captain in ODIs. Rahul, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli will also miss the T20I series with the call-up of Shivam Mavi and Mukesh Kumar.

According to a report, Rishabh Pant has been asked to report to the NCA next week for a few weeks. Because he has a knee injury.

India squad for Sri Lanka ODI and T20I series

India squad for Sri Lanka ODI and T20I series
India squad for Sri Lanka ODI and T20I series

India squad for Sri Lanka T20: Hardik Pandya (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav (VC), Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Akshar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Umran Malik, Shivam Mavi, Mukesh Kumar.

India squad for Sri Lanka ODI: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya (wk), Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Akshar Patel, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh.

According to Cricbuzz, Rohit Sharma attended the selection meeting via video conferencing, but he will not be available for the T20I series. Rohit is struggling to be fit for the ODI series as well. While he has been named as the captain, a call will be taken based on his fitness.

A senior BCCI official had told SportsKia on Saturday, “Rohit is yet to be 100 per cent and we don’t want to take any chances when it comes to injury. Jadeja and Bumrah are back in NCA. His prognosis is good. If they clear the fitness test, then they will be eligible for selection. But considering the workload in ODIs, it is only natural that he will make a comeback in ODIs. T20 is not our focus at the moment.

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