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- A total of 6 matches will be played in the limited over series between India and Sri Lanka.
- Shikhar Dhawan will be the captain of the Indian team while Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be the vice-captain.
- The first ODI between India and Sri Lanka will be played on July 13.
New Delhi: A lot is new and about to happen for the first time on India’s tour of Sri Lanka. New coach, new captain, new players and much more. This will be the first time that two senior Indian men’s teams will play a bilateral series at the same time. This is the first time in more than five years that the Indian team will take part in an ODI series without Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.
The BCCI has already announced the 20-man Indian team for the Sri Lanka tour. After this it was also clear that Rahul Dravid will be the head coach of this Indian team. So former India captain Rahul Dravid will play the role of head coach of the senior national team for the first time. Shikhar Dhawan will captain the Indian team for the first time. He will become the 40th captain of India.
Five new faces have got a chance in the Indian team going to Sri Lanka. Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Nitish Rana, Krishnappa Gautam and Chetan Sakaria will be part of the senior Indian team for the first time. In this way, India’s tour of Sri Lanka is going to be very special in a new way.
The Indian team will play a total of 6 limited overs matches on the Sri Lanka tour. A three-match ODI series will start between the two countries from July 13 and will be followed by a series of three T20 Internationals. The first, second and third ODI will be played on June 13, 16 and 18 respectively. This will be followed by three T20 Internationals on 21, 23 and 25 July respectively.
Let us tell you what is going to happen on the Sri Lanka tour this time:
New Team The Indian team led by Virat Kohli is currently in the UK. India’s second-rate team under the leadership of Shikhar Dhawan will be on a tour of Sri Lanka. Indian team will play Test and ODI series at the same time. This will be brand new. Earlier in 1998, India had played two teams together, but then both were playing limited overs cricket. This time will be different and new. While one team will play a limited overs series, the other team will play a Test series in England from 4 August.
new captain The Indian team has got a new captain through the tour of Sri Lanka. Shikhar Dhawan will lead the team. Shikhar Dhawan will be the 40th captain of India. The left-handed batsman will be seen taking charge of the national team for the first time.
new coach Rahul Dravid will play the role of head coach of the Indian team for the first time. Earlier, he had coached the national team for a short period on the tour of England in 2014, but this is the first time that he will work as a full-time head coach.
new player India has included five new faces Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Nitish Rana, Krishnappa Gautam and Chetan Sakariya for the Sri Lanka tour. Take a look at the performance of these players.
devdutt padikkal The left-handed opener consistently performed better. He scored 737 runs in seven innings in the Vijay Hazare Trophy and became the first Indian batsman to score four consecutive List A centuries. In IPL, Padikkal has cemented his place in RCB as an opener. He also scored a century in the suspended IPL 2021.
Ruturaj Gaikwad Gaikwad has scored runs in 58 List A matches at an average of 47.87. Apart from this, playing for Chennai Super Kings in IPL, he scored five half-centuries in just 13 matches.
Nitish Rana Nitish Rana has an average of 41.27 in List A cricket. He scores runs in T20 at 8.18 per over. He has scored half-centuries like Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh and Yusuf Pathan while playing for KKR in the IPL.
Krishnappa Gautam – Chennai Super Kings bought Gautam for Rs 9.25 crore in IPL 2021 auction. In List A cricket, Gautam took 70 wickets in 47 matches. His batting strike rate is 141.26. Gautam made many brilliant performances with the ball and bat in domestic T20 matches, due to which he got a chance in the national team.
Chetan Sakariya – The 23-year-old cricketer’s life changed completely. Rajasthan Royals bought the left-arm pacer for Rs 1.2 crore. Chetan Sakariya’s younger brother committed suicide before IPL. After the suspension of IPL 2021, his father died due to Kovid-19. However, Sakariya was selected on the basis of style. He took six of his first seven IPL wickets for KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni and Nitish Rana.
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