SL vs IND: Sakariya, Gaikwad, Rana, Padikkal earn maiden call-ups; Dhawan to lead

Abhishek Singh

Abhishek Singh

Author| Jun 10, 5:17 PM

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The Indian Premier League performers have been rewarded as the All-India Senior Selection Committee announced the Indian squad for the 3-match ODI series and the 3-match T20I series against Sri Lanka. Shikhar Dhawan will lead the side in absence of all senior players, who are on a tour of England. Fast bowler Bhuvaneshwar Kumar has been named his deputy. 

Rajasthan Royals’ Chetan Skariya, who impressed with his brilliant bowling in the curtailed season of the cash-rich league has received his maiden call up. Along with him, RCB’s Devdutt Padikkal, Kolkata Knight Rider’s Nitish Rana, Chennai Super Kings’ Krishnappa Gowtham and KKR’s Varun Chakravarthy, who earlier missed being part of an Indian squad due to his injury before the Australian tour in 2019, have also been named in the Blue brigade for the first time ever in their careers. 

Making a comeback in India’s ODI squad are Manish Pandey, Sanju Samson and Navdeep Saini, all of whom missed out in the recent England series.

Along with the team, the BCCI also announced the schedule for the series which will begin with the first ODI on July 13th at the R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium, Colombo. All matches will be played over there only. The T20I series would begin on July 21. 

India’s squad: 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


  • Chetan Sakariya
  • Shikhar Dhawan
  • Devdutt Padikkal
  • Nitish Rana
  • IND
  • R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

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