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India-Sri Lanka white ball tour schedule and squad details out

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According to the ICC’s Future Tours Programs (FTP) and as per schedule the Indian Cricket Team will play three ODIs and three T20Is against Sri Lanka in July 2021.

Sourav Ganguly, BCCI president on Sunday has confirmed that the men in a blue will play against Sri Lanka for a limited-overs bilateral series in upcoming July, though dates for the series are not decided yet.

Notably, the captain and vice-captain of the Indian Cricket Team, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma will not be a part of this tour as they both will preparing for the Test series against England.

It is observed that the players participating in the WTC final won’t appear in Sri Lanka as it won’t be possible logically due to the quarantine period rules in both countries. It’s quite difficult for players to travel to Sri Lanka and then again to England. Ganguly said

“We have planned a white ball series for the senior men’s team during July where they will play T20 Internationals and ODIs in Sri Lanka. Yes, it will be a team of white-ball specialists. It will be a different team,”

Surely it’s a different team without king Kohli and Hitman Sharma. With that, a lot of new faces can receive a maiden call for the Indian squad for the tour. The BCCI wants all the key players in the form before the Test series against England as they can utilize the one-month break to get ready for the test series.

Meanwhile, it is speculated that India’s veteran opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan can lead the young and inexperienced team, and it is a huge opportunity for Prithvi Shaw to showcase his skills during the Sri Lanka tour while Ishan Kishan and Sanju Samson can be preferred as first-choice wicketkeepers in the absence of Rishabh Pant.

The tour to Sri Lanka provides huge exposure to batsman and important bowlers who were left out of the contingent and also for other white-ball specialists.

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