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Team India’s predicted playing XI for Sri Lanka T20Is



Team India will soon jet off to Sri Lanka to feature in three T20Is and as many ODIs. The second-string Indian side will see Shikhar Dhawan leading the troops from the front while pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been named as the vice-captain for the short tour.

The Men in Blue will be playing without many experienced players. The specialists are currently in England for a Test assignment that starts from August 4 at Trent Bridge. India and England will lock horns with each other in the five-match Test series.

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Meanwhile, the Indian selectors had to pick up a team from the available pool of talents. The second-string side is a blend of youth and experience and it remains to be seen how this fresh-blooded team would go on to compete against Sri Lanka.

Schedule

July 13, 1st ODI | 2:30 PM IST (9:00 AM GMT) at the R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

July 16, 2nd ODI | 2:30 PM IST (9:00 AM GMT) at the R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

July 18, 3rd ODI | 2:30 PM IST (9:00 AM GMT) at the R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

July 21, 1st T20I | 7:00 PM IST (1:30 PM GMT) at the R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

July 23, 2nd T20I | 7:00 PM IST (1:30 PM GMT) at the R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

July 25, 3rd T20I | 7:00 PM IST (1:30 PM GMT) at the R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Indian Squad:

Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Nitish Rana, Ishan Kishan (Wicketkeeper), Sanju Samson (Wicketkeeper), Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, K Gowtham, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Vice-captain), Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Chetan Sakariya

The selection committee also named net bowlers namely Ishan Porel, Sandeep Warrier, Arshdeep Singh, Sai Kishore, Simarjeet Singh. As many as 20 players will fly to Sri Lanka. Now in this article, we will take a glimpse at the predicted playing XI for the T20I series against Sri Lanka.

Predicted playing XI

Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson (WK), Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Krishnappa Gowtham, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Chetan Sakariya & Yuzvendra Chahal

Team India will be coached by Indian legend Rahul Dravid. India will be the favourites for both ODI and T20I series. Experienced players like Dhawan, Pandya, Bhuveshwar and Chahal will do their best to take the team forward.

Moreover, there are proven talents like Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan and they will look to improve their form as well. The likes of Chetan Sakariya, Krishnappa Gowtham and Devdutt Padikkal earned maiden India call-ups.

Telecast details

India-Sri Lanka series will be telecasted on Sony Sports Network.

Live streaming details

India-Sri Lanka limited-overs fixtures will be streamed live on the Sony LIV app.

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