India Squad for Sri Lanka Tour 2021 ODI & T20I Series Announced- Maiden call up for Padikkal, Gaikwad, Rana, Gowtham and Sakariya

The Board of Control for Cricket in India announced the squad for the upcoming limited-overs series against Sri Lanka on Thursday.

Veteran left hander Shikhar Dhawan will be leading the side in the absence of Virat Kohli , while Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be his deputy.

The tour comprises of three one dayers and three T-20 internationals. The ODI’s will take place on July 13,16 and 18 while the T-20Is will be played on July 21,23 & 25 respectively. All the games will be played at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

The likes of Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Nitish Rana and Chetan Sakariya received their maiden national call-up.

India’s squad for Sri Lanka series:

Shikhar Dhawan (c), Prithvi Shaw, Devdutti Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Nitish Rana, Ishan Kishan (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, Krishnappa Gowtham, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (vc), Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini & Chetan Sakariya

Net Bowlers:

Ishan Porel, Sandeep Warier, Arshdeep Singh, Sai Kishore and Simarjeet Singh

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