For the 3 matches T20I series against Sri Lanka, captain Virat Kohli has been rested. Rohit Sharma will lead. The Indian team has included youngsters who have done well in IPL. Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Basil Thampi, Jaydev Unadkat are the fresh players included in the T20I series. MS Dhoni will do the wicketkeeping duties. Dinesh Karthik has been named as second back up wicketkeeper
KL Rahul also made a comeback into the T20I squad. Shreyas Iyer retains his place in the squad. Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav are two spinners. Hardik Pandya is a second all-rounder.
Jasprit Bumrah who has done well in limited overs format will be the third pacer. The first T20I will be played on 20th at Cuttack, the second one at Indore on 22nd and the final T20I at Mumbai on 24th.
Squad for 3 match T20I series against Sri Lanka
Rohit Sharma (C), Sheryas Iyer, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik(WK), MS Dhoni (WK), Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Deepak Hooda, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj, Basil Thampi, Jaydev Unadkat, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav.