Team India will be playing limited-overs series against Sri Lanka while Indian senior players join the World Test Championship final against New Zealand on Jun 19.
The limited-overs series which would begin from July 13 comprises of 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is. Team India will lead Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan with the deputy in the form of Bhuvneshwar.
BCCI has announced a 20-member squad with a lot of exciting uncapped players in it.
The squad consists of 10 batsmen including 2 wicket-keepers, 2 all-rounders, 4 spinners, and 4 pacers. But, who are the new members? Who unfortunately misses out? Let’s find out in this article.
Rahul Dravid would be travelling along with the team as the head coach for Team India.
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The team would also see a new leader in the form of Shikhar Dhawan with Bhuvneshwar Kumar as his deputy. After a long time, Team India would be seeing a bowler in the leadership role.
Team India have selected as many as 6 uncapped players in the squad. The list includes Devdutt Padikkal and Ruturaj Gaikwad in the openers category, Nitish Rana in the middle-order, Krishnappa Gowtham as the all-rounder, Varun Chakravarthy as the spinner, and Chetan Sakariya as the pacer.
Four of these six have been impressive in IPL in the last two years with Chetan Sakariya given a consideration owing to his IPL 2021 performance and Krishnappa Gowtham considered purely basis of his other domestic performances
The team will also have five net bowlers that would travel along with the team to Sri Lanka. The list includes Ishan Porel, Sandeep Warrier, Arshdeep Singh, R Sai Kishore, and Simarjeet Singh.
Official Squad for Team India:
Devdutt Padikkal, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Manish Pandey, Nitish Rana, Prithvi Shaw, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sanju Samson, Shikhar Dhawan (C), Suryakymar Yadav, Krishnappa Gowtham, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (VC), Chetan Sakariya, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Rahul Chahar, Varun Chakravarthy & Yuzvendra Chahal.
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