BCCI announces India's T20I and ODI squads for Sri Lanka series
India play three ODI and three T20I starting on January 3, 2023.
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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the squads for the upcoming bilateral series against Sri Lanka which is scheduled to commence from January 3, 2023. The Men in Blue will host the Islanders for three T20Is and as many ODIs across six venues in India.
Hardik Pandya will be leading the T20I side with Suryakumar Yadav as his deputy. Shivam Mavi and Mukesh Kumar, who earned big bucks at the IPL Auction 2023, have earned a call-up and will be a part of the T20I squad. Regular captain Rohit Sharma will not be a part of the T20I setup while KL Rahul and Virat Kohli have also been rested.
Full strength team for ODI series, Rahul removed from ODI vice-captaincy
Rohit Sharma will be back to lead the team in the ODIs and Pandya will join him as the vice captain. Kohli too will be back in action for the ODIs. It hasn't been clarified if Rishabh Pant has been rested or dropped as he doesn't feature in either of the squads. Ishan Kishan, on the other hand, has been named in both the squads.
Team India has endured two back-to-back dismal outings in the 50-over format against Bangladesh and New Zealand as they lost both the series. The side will be on the lookout to build a formidable unit and play aggressive brand of cricket keeping in mind the 2023 ODI World Cup.
The Men in Blue’s last T20I outing came against the Kiwis wherein Hardik Pandya led the side to clinch the series 1-0. On the other hand, the Lankan Lions take their first 20-over assignment since the T20 World Cup 2022 and will aim to start the year on a high-note.
India's T20I squad:
Hardik Pandya (c), Suryakumar Yadav (vc), Ishan Kishan (wk), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Sanju Samson(wk), Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Umran Malik, Shivam Mavi, Mukesh Kumar
India's ODI Squad:
Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan (wk), Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh