Saturday, 19 August, 2017

Team for ODI series and T20 announced, Yuvraj Singh axed

India's Shikhar Dhawan right and Lokesh Rahul run between the wickets during the first day's play of their third cricket test match against Sri Lanka in Pallekele Sri Lanka Saturday Aug. 12 2017 Sri Lanka vs India: BCCI announce squad for ODI series, Shardul Thakur earn call-up
Christy Curtis | 14 August, 2017, 01:16

On the other hand, veteran batter Yuvraj Singh has been axed from the team. He led India A to victory in the tri-series in South Africa earlier this month, and led the run-charts with 307 runs in five innings. Spin duo of R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja and pacemen Mohammad Shami and Umesh Yadav have been rested and making their way into the team are left-arm spinner Axar Patel, leggie Yuzvendra Chahal and uncapped pacer Shardul Thakur.

Rohit Sharma returns to India's squad as vice-captain and the fit-again KL Rahul is also back in the fray. India will be aiming to clinch the ODI series as well.

Virat Kohli-led India will play five ODIs and one Twenty20 in Sri Lanka starting August 20.

India's Shikhar Dhawan left and Lokesh Rahul cheer each other during the first day's play of their third cricket test match against Sri Lanka in Pallekele Sri Lanka Saturday Aug. 12 2017

Talented Karnataka batsman Manish Pandey has made a comeback into the Indian limited overs squad for the upcoming series against Sri Lanka. WIth such a star-studded middle order, one understands why Yuvraj, who did not have a great Champions Trophy nor the West Indies series, faced the axe. While the ODI series conclude on September 3, the one-off T2) will be played on September 6. He last played an ODI against New Zealand in October 2016 and has now regained his spot in the national team.

India squad Virat Kohli (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma (vice-capt), KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Ajinkya Rahane, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur.

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