India’s opening batter, Shikhar Dhawan is set to take over as captain for the country’s upcoming tour of Sri Lanka. Virat Kohli, the Indian captain, is in England for a five-match Test series. The majority of the key players have traveled to the United Kingdom, including vice-captain Rohit Sharma. Let’s discuss Who is the captain for India tour of Sri Lanka
Who is the captain for India tour of Sri Lanka
As a result, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced a 20-man team for the Sri Lanka tour, which includes a number of young players. Starting on July 13, India will play Sri Lanka in three ODIs followed by three T20Is.
As furthermore, former Indian captain Rahul Dravid has been chosen as the limited-overs coach since Ravi Shastri has flown to England with the main team. Dhawan expressed his delight at the opportunity to lead the Men in Blue in this new era of his cricket career. The experienced hopes to create a pleasant atmosphere for the players.
“It’s a great honor for me to be captain of the Indian team. I am looking forward to it. I’ve played under Rahul Dravid’s coaching once for India A. We sync together really well and looking forward to the Sri Lanka series. We’ll build a lot of positive things. The aim is to build a happy environment,” Shikhar Dhawan said in the pre-departure press conference.
‘There is a lot of excitement, it is a new challenge’- Shikhar Dhawan
Six players are expected to make their national team debut in the BCCI-announced 20-member squad. Dhawan believes that everyone in the limited-overs team is confident and that there is a lot of enthusiasm among the players.
“This is a very good team. There is positivity, confidence in our team and everybody is confident that we will do well. There is a lot of excitement. It is a new challenge but at the same time, it is a great opportunity for all of us to show our talent”.
“Everybody is waiting (for the tour to begin). 13-14 days have passed since we are in quarantine, so the players are waiting when we can hit the ground and we have 10-12 days for preparation. The team is a nice blend of experience and youth,” added Shikhar Dhawan.
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