IND vs SL: Rohit Sharma to lead India in ODIs, Virat Kohli will play third Test
Rohit Sharma will lead India in the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka, in the absence of Virat Kohli, who has been rested
Rohit Sharma will lead India in the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka, in the absence of Virat Kohli, who has been rested. Rohit has no previous experience of captaining India, but has led Mumbai Indians to three Indian Premier League titles. However, Kohli will lead India in the preceding third Test at his home ground in Delhi. Shikhar Dhawan was the only addition to the squad announced for the Delhi Test. While the purpose of the MSK Prasad led selection committee meeting here in Nagpur was originally to pick the Test squad for the tour of South Africa, but now that will happen around the time of third Test in Delhi, which starts on December 2. The squad for the T20Is against Sri Lanka will also be announced then.
Mumbai batsman Shreyas Iyer, who made his international debut in the T20I series against New Zealand found a place in the ODI squad, along with Punjab pacer Siddarth Kaul, who replaced Shardul Thakur. All-rounder, Hardik Pandya, who was rested for the Tests returns, as does Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who had opted out of the second and third Test due to his wedding.
Squad for Delhi Test:
Virat Kohli (C), Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (VC), Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Vijay Shankar.
Squad for Sri Lanka ODIs:
Rohit Sharma (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (WK), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul.
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