India players selected for the upcoming limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka have assembled in Mumbai, the BCCI informed on Tuesday.
The 20-man side led by Shikhar Dhawan will serve a mandatory quarantine period before boarding the flight to Sri Lanka. The first ODI is scheduled to be played on July 13.
BCCI took to Twitter and shared the pictures of the players including captain and vice-captain Dhawan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar respectively.
Earlier on Tuesday, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah confirmed that Rahul Dravid will be the coach of the Indian limited-overs team on their tour of Sri Lanka in July as regular head coach Ravi Shastri will be busy with Virat Kohli's Test side in England during that time.
"Rahul Dravid will be the coach for the India tour to Sri Lanka," Sourav Ganguly told the Indian Express.
“We have written to Indian government on tax exemption. We are awaiting for their response. We still have time. The board will take decision on it soon," Ganguly said.
The 3 ODIs are scheduled to be held on July 13, 16 and 18 while the T20Is will be played on July 21, 23 and 25.
A total of six new players have been added to the squad — Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Krishnappa Gowtham, Chetan Sakariya, Varun Chakravarthy, and Nitish Rana.
Notably, Virat Kohli-led Indian Test team is currently in England and are gearing up for the World Test Chamoionship (WTC) final. The same side will feature in 5-Test series versus England from August 4.
India Squad for Sri Lanka Tour: Shikhar Dhawan (c), Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Nitish Rana, Ishan Kishan (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, K Gowtham, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (vc), Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Chetan Sakariya
Net Bowlers: Ishan Porel, Sandeep Warrier, Arshdeep Singh, Sai Kishore, Simarjeet Singh
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