The All-India Senior Selection Committee has picked the India Cricket Team for the 3 match Test series against Sri Lanka.
Indian selectors recalled middle-order batsman Rohit Sharma. He last played a Test for India against New Zealand in October 2016. After that, he was sidelined due to the thigh injury.
The middle-order batsman Karun Nair & off-spinning allrounder Jayant Yadav has been dropped from the squad.
BCCI recalled uncapped all-rounder Hardik Pandya to the Test squad & he adds some strength to a pace-bowling unit for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka.
KL Rahul is set to play his first international match since the March 2017, having completed his rehabilitation from injury.
The Selectors have retained Abhinav Mukund as the reserve opener & Kuldeep Yadav as the third spinner for three-Test series against Sri Lanka.
|1||July 21-22||Warm-up||Colombo (Moratuwa)|
|2||July 26-30||1st Test||GICS, Galle|
|3||Aug 3-7||2nd Test||SSC, Colombo|
|4||Aug 12-16||3rd Test||PICS, Kandy|
|5||Aug 20||1st ODI||RDICS, Dambulla|
|6||Aug 24||2nd ODI||PICS, Kandy|
|7||Aug 27||3rd ODI||PICS, Kandy|
|8||Aug 31||4th ODI||RPICS, Colombo|
|9||Sept 3||5th ODI||RPICS, Colombo|
|10||Sept 6||Only T20I||RPICS, Colombo|
India will start their tour on 26th July in Galle before playing the next two Tests in Colombo and Kandy.
Team India : Virat Kohli (Captain), M Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice captain), Rohit Sharma, R Ashwin, R Jadeja, W Saha (wk), Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, M Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Abhinav Mukund.
More to follow…