Indian cricket team players have left for Sri Lanka tour. The team will face the hosts in Colombo for a series of three ODIs and as many T20Is. In India, the players of the team were already quarantined so that after reaching Sri Lanka, they would not have to stay isolated for long. The first match of the series is to be played between the two countries from July 13.
Under the captaincy of the new captain Shikhar Dhawan, the Indian team left for Sri Lanka. The role of Team India’s head coach will be played by former veteran and National Cricket Academy director Rahul Dravid. Veteran bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been made the vice-captain of the 20-man team. The Indian team will remain in isolation for 3 days in Sri Lanka, after which they will practice in small groups. From July 2 to 4, the players of the team will practice, after which on July 6, the team will prepare for the series together.
14 days quarantine in India
Before leaving for Sri Lanka, all the 20 players of the Indian team along with the coaching staff and selectors were also quarantined in the hotel. The team was quarantined from June 14 to June 27, after which everyone has now reached this tour. The first ODI will be played on July 13 while the second match of the series will be played on July 16. The final match of the ODI series is to be played on 18 July.
At the same time, the T20 series will start from July 21. The second match of this limited overs series will be played on 23 July, while the last match of the series and tour will be played on 25 July. All these matches will be played in Colombe. According to Indian time, ODI matches will be played from 2.30 pm, while T20 matches will be played from 7 pm.
Indian team for Sri Lanka tour is as follows
Shikhar Dhawan (capt), Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikkal, Rituraj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Nitish Rana, Ishan Kishan (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Yuzvendra Singh Chahal, Rahul Chahar, Krishnappa Gautam, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakraborty, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Vice Captain), Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini and Chetan Sakaria.