India vs Sri Lanka 2020: Jasprit Bumrah & Shikhar Dhawan Back in the Squad as Rohit Sharma is Rested

Published 12/23/2019, 9:05 AM EST
Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Shikhar Dhawan


Shikhar Dhawan and Jasprit Bumrah make their comeback into the Indian team after an injury layoff as India announce their squad for the upcoming home series against Sri Lanka in January 2020.

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the squad on Monday, which saw the duo get back into the team. Dhawan is expected to take the place of Rohit Sharma in the battng line-up with the vice captain rested for the tour. Another player rested for the tour was fast bowler Mohammed Shami.

India is expected to go in with straight swaps in the plating XI with Bumrah and Dhawan replacing Shami and Rohit Sharma.

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Fast bowler Deepak Chahar could cosider himslelf unlucky after an injury, while Navdee Saini keeps his place.

India and Sri Lanka will play three T20Is and three ODIs starting with T20Is on January 5 in Guwhati.

Full squads-

India T20I squad for Sri Lanka series: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Shivam Dube, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur, Manish Pandey, Washington Sundar, Sanju Samson.

India ODI squad for Australia series: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Shivam Dube, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur, Manish Pandey, Washington Sundar, Sanju Samson.

Full schedule of the India vs Sri Lanka series-

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T20I series vs Sri Lanka

1st T20I at Barasapara Cricket Ground, Guwahati – January 5
2nd T20I at Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore – January 7
3rd T20I at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune – January 10

ODI series vs Australia

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1st ODI at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai – January 14
2nd ODI at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot – January 17
3rd ODI at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru – January 19

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