IND vs SL: Shikhar Dhawan & Co departs for Sri Lanka ahead of the limited-overs series

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IND vs SL: Shikhar Dhawan-led team India departs for the limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka from Mumbai on Monday. 20 players Indian squad comprises of few experienced players & some new talents. Shikhar Dhawan-led Indian squad will face Kusul Perera-led Sri Lanka in a three-match ODI series & three-match T20I series in Colombo.

Ahead of the departure of team India to Sri Lanka, the BCCI shared the team’s picture on its Twitter handle. During the pre-departure conference, Rahul Dravid who is coaching the white ball series Indian team said that team India’s primary goal will be to win the ODI series in Colombo. He also highlighted the fact that it is an opportunity for new talents to reserve their spot in the ICC T20 World Cup by showing stellar performance in the Sri Lanka tour.

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“For sure, a lot of players are looking forward to cementing their places in the ICC T20 World Cup. There will be a few players who are pushing for places. But the key focus in the two sessions that we had so far, has been on winning the series. That is going to be our primary objective. But hopefully, people will get some opportunities to put in some good performances in the course of winning the series and knock doors of selectors,” Rahul Dravid said at a virtual pre-tour press conference on Sunday.

Shikhar Dhawan who will captain India’s white ball team for the Sri Lanka tour said that he is privileged to captain the Indian team. He also said that he is looking forward at creating a good bond with the players to create a healthy atmosphere within the team.

“It’s a great honor for me to be the captain of the Indian team. I am looking forward to it. At the same time, as a team, working with Rahul bhai. I have played under his coaching once for India A, I was the captain on a tour of Bangladesh I feel that we (the support staff and the team) sync together well. We are looking forward to the series, to build a lot of positive things in the team,” Shikhar Dhawan said at the pre-departure press conference on Sunday.

Let’s have a look at IND vs SL limited-overs Squad:

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.

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

IND vs SL Series Full Schedule:

1st ODI – July 13- 1:30 PM
2nd ODI – July 16- 1:30 PM
3rd ODI – July 19- 1:30 PM

1st T20I – July 22- 7:00 PM
2nd T20I – July 24- 7:00 PM
3rd T20I – July 27- 7:00 PM

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