The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced a squad of young and promising players, led by veteran Shikhar Dhawan, for their limited overs tour of Sri Lanka next month. The team includes many new players like Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Nitish Rana, Chetan Sakariya.
In the absence of the likes of Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja, the BCCI had to name an entirely different side for the tour of Sri Lanka, where both the sides will play three ODIs and three T20Is. .
Along with 20 players, the selection committee has also named five players as net blowers, as has become a routine in the post-COVID-19 world.
Shikhar Dhawan (C), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (VC), P Shaw, D Padikkal, R Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, M Pandey, H Pandya, Nitish Rana, Ishan Kishan (WK), S Samson (WK), Y Chahal, R Chahar, K Gautam, K Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, V Chakraborty, D Chahar, N Saini, C Sakaria
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