The Indian team has been announced for the three T20 and two test matches against Sri Lanka. The squad was announced by BCCI chief selector Chetan Sharma on Saturday (February 19). During this, Rohit Sharma has been announced as the new captain of the Indian Test team.
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The Indian team has been announced for the three T20 and two Test series against Sri Lanka. The team was announced by Chetan Sharma, chief selector of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday (February 19). During this, Rohit Sharma has been announced as the new captain of the Indian Test team. He will be India’s 35th captain in Tests. Chetan Sharma said- KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant and Jasprit Bumrah will be ready as the next Test captains while playing under Rohit’s captaincy. Any one of these three will lead India in future. Rohit’s focus is more on T20 and ODI World Cup.
Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant have been rested for the third T20I against West Indies and the entire T20I series against Sri Lanka. Shardul has been rested for the T20 and Test series against Sri Lanka. Uttar Pradesh’s left-arm spinner Saurabh Kumar has been included in the Indian Test team for the first time. He went to South Africa as a standby.
Rahane and Pujara out of Test squad
Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara have been dropped from the Test squad. Chetan Sharma said at the time of the team announcement that both have been ruled out of the Test series against Sri Lanka only. They are playing Ranji Trophy. It is a good thing that two big players of India are playing in Ranji.