India Vs Sri Lanka 2021 Squad: Shikhar Dhawan-led Indian Team Departs for Sri Lanka Tour

Shikhar Dhawan Becomes India Captain

The India vs Sri Lanka 2021 game has made the BCCI choose the crew to represent India in the upcoming championship. This is because the leading team is in the United Kingdom, and they play against New Zealand in the WTC. The group selected is going to tour Sri Lanka for the T201 and ODI series in July. The matches will be held in the R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo. 

Shikhar Dhawan has been delegated as the team leader, while his vice-captain will be Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Shikhar was designated as the captain in the absence of the regular skipper, Virat Kohli. Dhawan will lead the team for the first time and work closely with Rahul Bhaiya, who will be the acting coach. 

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the selected vice-chair, was expected to be in the WTC championship and the England series by many fans. This is mainly because he is an excellent pacer with his most preferred bowling style. He will be acting second in command after Dhawan. He will be leading the pack attack alongside Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, and Sakariya. 

Players such as Devdutt Padikkal, Nikish Rana, and Gaikwad have received the maiden call-ups positions. In addition to the India vs Sri Lanka squad, the two players who did well in the IPL for Mumbai Indians, Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav, have also been included. 

Ishan Kishan will either be the pure batsman or the wicketkeeper-batsman of the team. He has previously played for two T20I games for India in which he scored 60 runs, half a century with a strike rate of 146.34. Sanju Samson will also be in the squad. He is an option for the wicketkeeping part as he is better than Ishan Kashan. 

He has played 114 IPL games and has scored 2862 runs at a strike rate of 134.82. Another player who has a chance of impressing the selectors with his skill before the World cup is Kuldeep Yadav. His effectiveness has been questioned despite the fact that he has a wicket haul of 526 wickets in all formats, including 26 in 7 tests. 

Here is entire India vs Sri Lanka 2021 squad; Shikhar Dhawan (chairman), Prithvi Shaw, (coach) Bhuvneshwar Kumar (vice-chair), Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Rahul Chahar, Sanju Samson, Varun Chakravarthy, Chetan Sakariya, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Manish Pandey, Krunal Pandya, Nitish Rana. 

The net bowlers include; Sandeep Warrier, Ishan Porel, Simarjeet Singh, Ishan Porel.

The series will begin on July 13th, and BCCI has also included the India vs Sri Lanka schedule. The players who are supposed to be in Colombia on June 28th will be quarantined following the COVID-19 measures. The three matches for the ODI series are on 13th, 16th, and 18th July, to begin at ten o’clock at the R Premadasa stadium. The T20 series matches will be played on 21st, 23rd, and 25th July, and they are to start at seven o’clock. The squad will also play the T20 series at the same venue, R Premadasa stadium. 

Stay tuned for more information on the players and their form, you can also check the India vs Sri Lanka all ODI series records

Reference Resource: 

  1. https://www.zeebiz.com/zeal/sports/news-india-vs-sri-lanka-2021-squad-announced-shikhar-dhawan-named-india-captain-check-full-squad-schedule-and-all-other-details-here-158405
  2. https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/sl-vs-ind-2021-shikhar-dhawan-to-captain-india-on-limited-overs-tour-of-sri-lanka-1265911
  3. 3.https://www.indiatvnews.com/sports/cricket/india-s-squad-for-odi-and-t20i-series-against-sri-lanka-shikhar-dhawan-appointed-captain-bhuvneshwar-kumar-vice-captain-710852
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