Mumbai, June 10, 2021: The All-India Senior Selection Committee picked the Indian squad for the 3-match ODI series and the 3-match T20I series against Sri Lanka scheduled in the month of July. All matches will be played at the R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium, Colombo.
With regular players are in England for the WTC Final and 5-match test series against England, Shikhar Dhawan has been named the captain of both the ODI and T20I series for the Sri Lanka tour. Dhawan remains the only senior player apart from Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Hardik Pandya, who is not a part of the test squad currently.
Meanwhile, the absence of regulars means, Devdutt Padikkal making the cut in the limited-overs series for the first time. The left-hander has been in rollicking form in white-ball cricket in the domestic circuit as well as the IPL. Maharashtra and CSK opener Ruturaj Gaikwad has also been handed his maiden call up along with medium-pacer, Chetan Sakariya who impressed one and all in the first half of IPL 2021.
- Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Nitish Rana, Ishan Kishan (Wicket-keeper), Sanju Samson (Wicket-keeper), Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, K Gowtham, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Vice-captain), Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Chetan Sakariya.
- Ishan Porel, Sandeep Warrier, Arshdeep Singh, Sai Kishore, Simarjeet Singh
The white ball tour will start with three ODIs, taking place on July 13, 16, and 18, followed by three T20Is on July 21, 23, and 25 in Colombo.