India VS Sri Lanka series Indian white-ball squad departed for Sri Lanka Practice allowed after 3 days of strict quarantine; Coach Dravid said – we are going to win | Practice allowed after 3 days of strict quarantine; Coach Dravid said – we are going to win
By Puneet Chaudhary - June 28, 2021
Mumbai33 minutes ago
Team India left for Sri Lanka tour under the captaincy of Shikhar Dhawan. For the first time, Dhawan is captaining Team India.
The 20-member Indian team left for Sri Lanka today for the Sri Lanka tour. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shared the photo of the team and captioned that the Indian team is ready to win the series in Sri Lanka. Team India coach Rahul Dravid said that the team is not taking the Sri Lanka tour as a practice match for the T20 World Cup, but to win the series in Sri Lanka. The Indian team has to play a series of three ODIs and three T20 matches in Sri Lanka.
BCCI sending separate team for Sri Lanka tour
BCCI is sending a separate team for this tour. Many young players have got opportunities in this. At the same time, those players have also got a chance in this team, who have not gone for the England series. In the absence of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, the captaincy of the team has been handed over to Shikhar Dhawan. Since the Indian team has stayed in England to play a five-Test series with England in August-September after the World Test Championship final.
At the same time, cricketers like Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson have been included in the team for the Sri Lanka tour. Who will try to make a place in the main team for the T20 World Cup by performing brilliantly on this tour.
Players will have to hit the ground aiming to win the series.
Dravid further said – The first priority of this tour is to win the series. At the same time, the team for the World Cup is almost fixed, although 2-3 places may be vacant. In such a situation, the young players would like to make their place in the World Cup. But the goal of the team is to win the series. I have told the players in the first two sessions. Players will have to take to the field aiming to win the series.
Shikhar Dhawan will captain the Indian team for the first time
Shikhar Dhawan will captain the Indian team for the first time on the tour of Sri Lanka. Dhawan said that it is an honor for me to captain the Indian team. I am looking forward to it. I have captained the India A team against Bangladesh under the coaching of Rahul Dravid. I think I and Dravid have the same thinking. Our target is to win the series on the Sri Lanka tour.
Team will be able to practice after being on Quarantine for three days
On the Sri Lankan tour, the Indian team will have to be on a strict quarantine for three days. After that the team will be able to start training from July 1. At the same time, the quarantine will end on July 5. The series will start with an ODI match from July 13. At the same time, before the first ODI match, the team will play an intra squad practice match.