India Tour of Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka to lead depleted Sri Lanka against Shikhar Dhawan’s India

IND vs SL 1st ODI: Skipper Dasun Shanaka upbeat about Sri Lanka's chances against strong Team India
IND vs SL 1st ODI: Skipper Dasun Shanaka upbeat about Sri Lanka's chances against strong Team India

India Tour of Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka to lead depleted Sri Lanka against Shikhar Dhawan’s India – Less than 48 hours before the 1st ODI at the Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) finally announced the squad on Friday. Dasun Shanaka will lead the side while Dhananjaya De Silva will be his deputy. Captain on the tour of England and Bangladesh, Kusal Perera missed out due to injury. The first ODI will be played on the 18th of July 2021.

India tour of Sri Lanka: Big blow, Sri Lanka’s batting mainstay Kusal Perera all set to miss ODI series vs India: Sri Lankan skipper for two series, Kusal Perera, has suffered a shoulder injury which has put his participation in the upcoming white-ball series against India at stake. India and Sri Lanka are slated to play the first ODI against each other on July 18. Apart from Perera, Binura Fernando will also be unavailable for the ODI series due to a sprained ankle.

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As per the report published in DailyFT, ‘Perera, it is learnt, picked up the injury during the ODI series in England and played with it due to the unavailability of a proper replacement in the squad.’

Shikhar Dhawan led Team India reached Sri Lanka on June 28 with the series scheduled to be played from July 13. But after two members of Sri Lanka’s support staff tested positive for COVID-19, the entire squad was isolated and the series was postponed by five days. Instead of July 13, now the series will be played from July 18.

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India Tour of Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka squad for ODIs and T20Is:

Sri Lanka squad: Dasun Shanaka (Captain), Dhananjaya De Silva (Vice Captain), Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Ashen Bandara, Minod Bhanuka, Lahiru Udara, Ramesh Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Lakshan Sandakan, Akila Dhananjaya, Shiran Fernando, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Ishan Jayaratne, Praveen Jayawickrema, Asitha Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Isuru Udana

India Squad: Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Nitish Rana, Ishan Kishan (Wicket-keeper), Sanju Samson (Wicket-keeper), Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, K Gowtham, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Vice-captain), Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Chetan Sakariya

Net Bowlers: Ishan Porel, Sandeep Warrier, Arshdeep Singh, Sai Kishore, Simarjeet Singh

India’s tour of Sri Lanka, 2021 – ODI series – 3 PM
S.No. Date Match Venue
1 18th July 1st ODI Colombo
2 20th July 2nd ODI Colombo
3 23rd July 3rd ODI Colombo

 

India’s tour of Sri Lanka, 2021 – T20I series – 8 PM
S.No. Date Match Venue
1 25th July 1st T20I Colombo
2 27th July 2nd T20I Colombo
3 29th July 3rd T20I Colombo

 

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