On Tuesday evening, the BCCI confirmed the lineup for India’s next series against Sri Lanka.
Cricket: India captain Rohit Sharma will return to action in the next one-day international series against Sri Lanka, which begins on January 10, with Hardik Pandya serving as his deputy. Rohit was forced to withdraw from the Bangladesh series midway through after injuring his thumb during the second ODI, and he was later ruled out of the two-Test series that followed.
The Sri Lanka T20I squad was also named. Pandya will captain the team, with Suryakumar Yadav serving as his deputy. The series does not include senior players Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and KL Rahul. According to rumors, KL Rahul will be unavailable for the Sri Lanka series owing to personal issues, and Kohli has requested a breather. So it remains to be seen whether Kohli and Rohit will be part of India’s T20I preparations in the future.
Another significant takeaway is the omission of Rishabh Pant from both squads, while Shikhar Dhawan, India’s second-highest run-scorer in 2022, has also been dropped from the ODI squad. Mukesh Kumar and Shivam Mavi both received decent bids during the previous IPL auction and earned their first India call-ups.
Squad for ODIs: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Hardik Pandya (Vice-captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (Wicketkeeper), Ishan Kishan (Wicketkeeper), Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh.
Squad for T20Is: Hardik Pandya (Captain), Suryakumar Yadav (Vice-captain), Ishan Kishan (Wicketkeeper), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Umran Malik, Shivam Mavi, Mukesh Kumar.