India VS Sri Lanka: Shikhar Dhawan and Rishabh Pant Dropped, Rohit Sharma Returns to ODIs. Hardik to Lead in T20Is.  

India VS Sri Lanka

The India VS Sri Lanka series gets underway on January 3, 2022. With that being said, the squad for the India VS Sri Lanka series had to be announced a little early. But even after a delay, a great squad for the Indian team has been announced. There are many changes to the team. The most effective ones are the sackings of Shikhar Dhawan, the prolific Indian batter, and Rishabh Pant, a powerhouse of talent who has failed in the white-ball circuit. Here is a look at the teams: 

Indian Squad for India VS Sri Lanka ODIs: 

India VS Sri Lanka
Rohit is back in the ODI team after the thumb injury. IMG SRC: BCCI

Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya (VC), Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh. 

Expected Playing XI: 

Rohit Sharma(C), Ishan Kishan(WK), Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer/KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal. 

Key Takeaways from the ODI Squad: 

  • Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are in the ODI Squad. With Rohit back as the captain of the team in the India VS Sri Lanka ODIS.
  • KL Rahul is an integral part of the team. But the vice-captain is comeback man Hardik Pandya. 
  • Shikhar Dhawan is dropped due to poor form.  
  • Rishabh Pant is dropped after multiple failures in the white-ball format.  
  • The reason to drop Shikhar Dhawan is also because of the splendid performances of Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan.  
  • Mohammed Shami is back in the ODI setup.  
  • No updates on Prasidh Krishna and Jasprit Bumrah. 

Indian Squad for India VS Sri Lanka T20Is: 

India VS Sri Lanka
Once a KKR Batter, Surya is now the vice-captain of the Indian team. IMG SRC: KKR

Hardik Pandya (C), Ishan Kishan (wk), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav (VC), Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Umran Malik, Shivam Mavi, Mukesh Kumar. 

Expected Playing XI: 

Ishan Kishan, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Axar Patel/Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik, Yuzvendra Chahal. 

Key Takeaways from the T20I Squad: 

  • Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are not a part of the T20 setup. Virat was India’s best T20 batter in 2021 and 2022.  
  • Suryakumar Yadav has been promoted to vice-captain after his exceptional performance in the shortest format of the game.  
  • Ruturaj Gaikwad has been called-up after an elite performance in the VJT 2022.  
  • Shivam Mavi from Bengal and Mukesh Kumar have also been picked.  

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