The final match of the ICC World Test Championship was played in Southampton and now within two weeks, the Indian team is ready to show its skills in Sri Lanka.
New Delhi. After losing the World Test Championship, India now need to focus on the strategy ahead as the Indian cricket team will show its skills in Sri Lanka within two weeks. But veteran players will not be present in the team. Let us tell you that three ODIs and T20 matches will be played between India and Sri Lanka. Whose entire schedule is going to be like this.
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Dhawan will take over the responsibility in the absence of Virat
The final match of the ICC World Test Championship was played in Southampton and now within two weeks, the Indian team is ready to show its skills in Sri Lanka. But many veteran players will not be present in the team. In such a situation, Shikhar Dhawan has been entrusted with the responsibility of the team and he has called it a great opportunity. Players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma will not be present in this tour.
Dhawan said this would give the second-tier players an opportunity to showcase their skills and make it to the main team. He said it was a very good team. Our team has positivity, confidence and everyone is confident of doing well. The players are very excited.” He said, “It is a new challenge but at the same time it is a great opportunity for all of us to show our skills. Everyone is waiting for it.”
What did coach Rahul Dravid say?
Rahul Dravid, who is called the Wall of the Cricket, said that it is not possible for all the players to get a chance in this short tour. He said that there are a lot of players in this team who want to cement their place in the team for the upcoming world and want to make some place but I think the main goal of everyone in the team is to try to win the series.
Say hello to the new faces from #TeamIndia‘s limited-overs squad for the Sri Lanka tour! 👋😎
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 24, 2021
when will the match start
The series against Sri Lanka will begin with ODIs from July 13 followed by T20 matches from July 21. The first ODI on July 13, the second on July 16 and the third ODI on July 18 will be played in Colombo. While the first T20 will be held on July 21, the second on July 23 and the third match on July 25. All ODIs and T20 matches will be held in Colombo.
Indian Cricket Team:
Shikhar Dhawan (captain), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (vice-captain), Manish Pandey, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Chahar, Rahul Chahar, Rituraj Gaikwad, K. Gautam, Ishan Kishan (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Nitish Rana, Navdeep Saini, Chetan Sakaria, Prithvi Shaw, Varun Chakraborty and Suryakumar Yadav.
Say hello to #TeamIndia‘s captain & coach for the Sri Lanka tour
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 27, 2021