On Thursday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced India’s squad for the upcoming limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka in July. India’s star opener Shikhar Dhawan has been named as the skipper of the Indian side in the absence of the likes of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.
The Indian squad for the upcoming limited series against Sri Lanka doesn’t feature the likes of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah, KL Rahul, Mohammed Shami, and other mainstays of the Indian cricket team as they will be busy in the upcoming five-match Test series at that time.
While Dhawan will be leading the team, on the other hand, experienced pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be his deputy on the tour.
Thrilled by the opportunity given to him, Shikhar Dhawan took to his Twitter and posted a heartfelt message. In his Instagram post, Shikhar Dhawan shared a picture of himself in the Indian jersey and expressed his feelings on getting an opportunity to lead the series for India. He also thanked BCCI for the opportunity and wrote:
“Humbled by the opportunity to lead my country. Thank you for all your wishes”
Here, check out the post:
India squad for Sri Lanka tour: 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