NEW DELHI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Tuesday announced the squads for the T20I and ODI series against Sri Lanka, starting January 3. Rohit Sharma, who is recovering from a thumb injury will miss the 3-match T20I series and will return to lead the team in the ODIs.
All-rounder Hardik Pandya has been named the skipper for the T20I series and will have Suryakumar Yadav as his deputy.
KL Rahul and Virat Kohli both will not feature in T20I series and will return for the ODIs.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has been dropped from India’s white ball squads.
Interestingly, Hardik has been named Rohit’s deputy for the ODIs and Rahul will play in the team as wicketkeeper-batsman.
Out-of-form Shikhar Dhawan has also been dropped from the ODI squad for the series.
Uncapped Indian pacers and IPL big buys Shivam Mavi and Mukesh Kumar get maiden T20I call-up.
India’s squad for Sri Lanka T20Is: Hardik Pandya (Captain), Ishan Kishan (wk), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav (VC), Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Umran Malik, Shivam Mavi, Mukesh Kumar.
India’s squad for Sri Lanka ODIs: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya (VC), Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh.

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