India’s second-string side reached Sri Lanka to play a limited-overs series in the Island nation on Monday. The team will be led by opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan. Rahul Dravid has been appointed as the Head coach of the side.
While on their route to Sri Lanka, skipper Shikhar Dhawan shared a post on his Instagram account and captioned it as “Next stop, Sri Lanka!”
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India’s swashbuckling batsman Suryakumar Yadav posted a funny comment on the post. “I have my eyes on you skip. Find me in that pic” commented Suryakumar Yadav
To this, Shikhar Dhawan replied cheekily, “hahaha dikh gya bro agli baari tere begair nahi click karengey. Un aankhon ne draa diya”.
India tour Sri Lanka with a second-string squad
In the absence of India regulars Rohit Sharma, Captain Virat Kohli, the selectors have named a relatively young Indian squad such as the likes of Chetan Sakariya and Ruturaj Gaikwad for the tour of Sri Lanka. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar will be Shikhar Dhawan’s deputy on the tour. Prithvi Shaw will be making a comeback into the Indian squad.
All SET! 💙
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 28, 2021
This will be India’s final limited-overs series before the T20 World Cup. While, the skipper Shikhar Dhawan agreed that there will be serious competition for places in the squad, but the main focus will be to win the series.
The Indian Team will play three One Day Internationals and as many T20 Internationals against the Islanders in Colombo, at the R Premadasa Stadium.
India’s 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.