India’s squad for ODI and T20I series against Sri Lanka announced
The All-India Senior Selection Committee has picked the Indian squad for the three-match ODI series and the three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka, scheduled in the month of July. All matches will be played at the R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium, Colombo.
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.
India’s tour of Sri Lanka, 2021 – ODI series
India’s tour of Sri Lanka, 2021 – T20I series
SLC media statement on the series, issued on 10 June 2021:
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced yesterday the arrival of the national team of India on 28 June 2021, to play a white-ball series.
The tour consisting of 3 ODIs and 3 T20i matches marks the arrival of India (men’s) National Team, to Sri Lanka, after a lapse of just over 3 years.
Its previous visit was in March 2018, when they took part in the ‘Nidahas Trophy’ Tri-Nation contest.
‘I am confident this series is going to attract the attention of the cricketing world, as both teams, which have excelled in the shorter formats of the game, plays an exciting brand of cricket, thus bringing joy to the fans,‘ said Mr. Ashley De Silva, CEO of Sri Lanka Cricket.
The contest is also going to play a vital part in Sri Lanka teams ongoing preparations aiming at the 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup and also the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, scheduled to take place later this year.
The tour will be held under a Bio-Secure Environment.
Indian team’s schedule in SL before the start of the series:
- Room Quarantine from 29 June to 1 July (3 days)
- Quarantine / Practice from 2 to 4 July (3 days)
- Practice / Rest from 5 to 12 July (8 days)