The Indian Team for the upcoming Sri Lanka T20 Series has also been announced along with the team for South African Test Series. Virat Kohli rest from the Sri Lankan ODI Series has been extended for this short series too thereby Rohit Sharma will lead the Indian team in the limited series against Sri Lanka comprising 3 ODIs & 3 T20s.
Tamil Nadu Spinner Washington Sundar is included in the T20 Sereis followed by his worthy IPL performances along with Basil Thampi and Deepak Hooda.
Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Mohammed Shami, Bbhuvaneswar Kumar and Umesh Yadav are rested keeping the long Overseas Cricketing Season along with the Spin Duo of Ravi Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja.
Meanwhile, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey & Dinesh Karthik retained their spot in the shortest format of the Game.
MS Dhoni is also included in the Squad as he will get some valuable game time before a long break of Cricket.
Indian Team for Sri Lanka T20 Series
Rohit Sharma (capt.), KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Basil Thampi, Jaydev Unadkat
Schedule T20 Series:
1st T20I: December 20, 7.00 PM – Cuttack
2nd T20I: December 22, 7.00 PM – Indore
3rd T20I: December 24, 7.00 – Mumbai