The Indian team (IND vs SL) for the ODI and T20 series against Sri Lanka has been announced. From January 3, the Indian team will play T20 series against Sri Lanka. The ODI series will be played from January 10. Captain Rohit Sharma was injured on the Bangladesh tour. Because of this, he will not take part in the T20 series. Hardik Pandya will captain the team in his place. Rohit is about to return to the field from the ODI series.
It has been announced by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday late night. While promoting Hardik Pandya, the BCCI has given him the command of the team for the T20 series, while Rohit Sharma will lead the team in the ODI series. The BCCI has rested Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul for the T20I series against Sri Lanka.
Virat Kohli and KL Rahul are also not in the T20 squad and there are indications that keeping in mind the 2024 T20 World Cup, Virat, Rahul and Rohit might not even be picked in this format anymore. Bhuvneshnar Kumar hasn’t had a good run in international cricket in recent times. In such a situation, considering the recent performance of 32-year-old Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the selectors are unlikely to give him a chance in the team.
Team India for ODI series against Sri Lanka
Rohit Sharma (Captain), Hardik Pandya (Vice-Captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Washington Sundar, Yuji Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Akshar Patel, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik Arshdeep Singh.
Team India for T20I series
Hardik Pandya (Captain), Suryakumar Yadav (Vice-Captain), Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Akshar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Umran Malik, Shivam Mavi , Mukesh Kumar.