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India vs Sri Lanka: Dhawan to lead, Shaw and Padikkal earn call-ups

India are scheduled to clash with Sri Lanka in three One-day Internationals and as many Twenty20 matches on the tour that will begin on July 13 and conclude on July 25

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India vs Sri Lanka | India cricket team | Shikhar Dhawan

BS Web Team & Agencies  |  New Delhi 

Shikhar Dhawan. Photo: AP | PTI
Shikhar Dhawan. Photo: AP | PTI

Opener was on Thursday named as captain of the Indian team that will travel to Sri Lanka for a limited-overs tour next month as the BCCI announced a 20-man squad, packed with youngsters, including six uncapped players.

With country's top cricketers already in England for the World Test Championship final and the subsequent England series, the selection of a number of youngsters in the squad is on expected lines.

Many of them impressed in the suspended IPL and have been rewarded with their maiden India call-up. They included Devdutt Padikkal, pacer Chetan Sakaria, Nitish Rana, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Varun Chakravarthy.

and Manish Pandey have made a comeback but Shreyas Iyer missing out on selection means he has not yet recovered from his shoulder injury.

Out of favour spin duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal are also part of the squad that also has Pandya brothers -- Hardik and Krunal -- apart from two wicket-keeper batsmen in young Ishan Kishan and Sanju Samson.

India are scheduled to clash with Sri Lanka in three One-day Internationals and as many Twenty20 matches on the tour that will begin on July 13 and conclude on July 25.

All the matches will be played at the R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo.

None of India's players who are a part of the travelling group for the World Test Championship final and the England Test series will be part of the Sri Lanka series.

Former India skipper and current National Cricket Academy (NCA) head Rahul Dravid is set to coach the Indian limited-overs team that will play the six-game series against Sri Lanka in July.

India squad for Sri Lanka series 2021

Squad: (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, (Vice-captain), Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Chetan Sakariya

Net Bowlers: Ishan Porel, Sandeep Warrier, Arshdeep Singh, Sai Kishore, Simarjeet Singh.

Full schedule 2021

ODI series schedule
Match Date Time Venue
1st ODI 13-Jul 10:00 AM R Premdasa Stadium
2nd ODI 16-Jul 10:00 AM R Premdasa Stadium
3rd ODI 18-Jul 10:00 AM R Premdasa Stadium
T20 series schedule
Match Date Time Venue
1st T20I 21-Jul 7:00 PM R Premdasa Stadium
2nd T20I 23-Jul 7:00 PM R Premdasa Stadium
3rd T20I 25-Jul 7:00 PM R Premdasa Stadium

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First Published: Thu, June 10 2021. 22:38 IST