ODI and T-20 team for Ind tour of Sri
Indian squad for the remaining tour of Srilanka has been announced and as many as 7 changes have been made with some big players rested and some players being left out. The players which have been rested are Ashwin, Jadeja, Shami, Umesh. These players have been rested due to exceesive workload as both Jadeja and Ashwin have bowled more than 105 overs in first two test, with Shami coming from injury lay-off has been rested to monitor his rehab again, also Umesh being a constant member from the beginning of the year in every format so he has been rested. With long home season ahead and approx 11 ODI’s and 9 T-20’s to be played by India in just three and a half months it is important to keep big players rested. The 2 players which have been dropped are Yuvraj and Dinesh Kartik, with inconsistency from Yuvraj it is unlikely that he will feature in further matches for team India but might get a farewell match soon. On other hand inability to prove the skills have led to Kartik being dropped.
The squad includes a good blend of experienced youth and firing characters. Manish Pandey has been included on back of a good India A performance in South africa, Rohit, Bumrah and KL Rahul are back after nursing their injuries. Kuldeep and Axar have been included as replacements to Jadeja and Ashwin. The only new entrant to the team is pacer Shardul Thakur, he had good IPL season this year for Pune based franchise and was their one of the key bowlers. Also Rohit Sharma has been appointed as the vice captain of the team. Yuzvendar Chahal have so been included in the squad after a good India A performance.
Virat (C), Rohit (VC), Dhoni (Wk), Axar, Kuldeep, Hardik, Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur, Rahane, Chahal, Manish Pandey, S.Dhawan, KL Rahul, Kedar Jadhav.