Arrive Sri Lanka Tour in July. Regular captain Virat Kohli is busy touring England. In the absence of Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan has been selected for the limited overs series.
IND vs SL: Two Indian cricket teams will be touring two countries at the same time. One team has already reached the England Tour since June 2. The second team will then travel to Sri Lanka in July. Regular captain Virat Kohli is busy touring England.
In the absence of Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan has been selected for the limited overs series. Shikhar Dhawan expressed his feelings on social media about handing over the captaincy to himself.
For the first time, Shikhar Dhawan has got a chance to captain the Indian team. The BCCI has selected Dhawan to lead the team selected for the tour of Sri Lanka. Thus, led by Shikhar Dhawan, Team India will tour Sri Lanka next July. Shikhar Dhawan emphasized the responsibility he received by tweeting. “This is the first time I have had the opportunity to lead my country, for which I am grateful,” he wrote.
Humbled by the opportunity to lead my country 🇮🇳 Thank you for all your wishes pic.twitter.com/SbywALBTwZ
– Shikhar Dhawan (@ SDhawan25) June 11, 2021
Shikhar Dhawan has played 34 Tests, 142 ODIs and 65 T20I matches for India so far. Shikhar Dhawan is currently going through great form. Dhawan also performed brilliantly during IPL 2021. Dhawan was the highest run scorer in the tournament till the IPL was postponed.
The first ODI of the Sri Lanka tour will be played on July 13 at the Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Where the Indian team will play a series of 3 ODI matches. The Indian team will then play a series of 3 T20 matches. The series will start on July 21.
Twenty players have been selected in the Indian squad for the tour of Sri Lanka. In which mostly new faces have found a place. Chetan Sakaria, Devdutt Padikkal, Rituraj Gaekwad, Nitish Rana are included. Manish Pandey has also returned.