Nidahas Trophy 2018: Indian squad for tri-series in Sri Lanka
Question in detail
Two days after the end of successful South Africa tour, BCCI announced Indian squad for tri-series in Lanka. The 15-member squad is depleted of some of the key players, including Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni. They have been rested considering India's upcoming tours of England and Australia. The other players to have been rested are Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. The wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav is out due to injury while the rest five players were in need of a deserving rest.
This time around youngsters will have the responsibilities to keep India's fortunes up and about. While Rohit Sharma will lead the team, Shikhar Dhawan will be his deputy in a side with as many as six major changes. Off spinner Washington Sundar is back to the squad. He is the third spinner in the team along with Yajuvendra Chahal and Axar Patel. All-rounder Deepak Hooda and pacer Mohammed Siraj have also been added to the squad as come-back men. Since MS Dhoni had requested for rest, Rishabh Pant has been called up as a backup wicket-keeper. Vijay Shankar comes in as a batting all-rounder. Also the side has likes of KL Rahul, Suresh Raina, Dinesh Kartik, Manish Pandey, Shradul Thakur and Jaydev Unadkat.
Scheduled to be played from 6 to 18 March, Nidahas Trophy 2018 will feature three Asian participants: India, Bangladesh and the hosts Sri Lanka. The T20 tri-series will have 7 matches. And interestingly all the seven matches will be played at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.
Nidahas Trophy 2018 schedule
Mar, 6 SL vs IND
Mar, 8 BAN vs IND
Mar, 10 SL vs BAN
Mar, 12 SL vs IND
Mar, 14 BAN vs IND
Mar, 16 SL vs BAN
Mar, 18 TBC vs TBC, Final
Indian squad for tri-series in Lanka:
Rohit Sharma (C), Shikhar Dhawan (VC), Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, KL Rahul, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Washington Sundar, Deepak Hooda, Axar Patel, Vijay Shankar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shardul Thakur, Mohammad Siraj, Rishabh Pant (wk), Jaydev Unadkat.
Do you know who have been added to the Indian squad for tri-series in Lanka?