Yuvraj dropped; Ashwin, Jadeja rested for Sri Lanka ODIs

Ivan Schwartz
August 13, 2017

Following a string of low scores, Yuvraj Singh was on Sunday dropped from the India squad for the upcoming five-match one-day global series and one-off T20I against Sri Lanka, starting August 20.

India, who have already pocketed the Test series 2-1 and are dominating the final Test, hold an impressive record against Sri Lanka in ODIs.

Four senior bowlers, including pace duo of Mahammed Shami and Umesh Yadav, have been rested along with leading spinners R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja.

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RohitSharma, who was rested for the West Indies series, returns and will be the vice-captain of the side. Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant, who were also part of the squad in that tour, have been left out as well. The series starts on August 20 and ends on September 3.

India are set to play five One Day Internationals and one Twenty20 International, starting August 20, under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. Rohit had been rested from the tour of Windies after the Champions Trophy, the last limited-overs series India played. Karnataka batsman Manish Pandey and Mumbai's Shardul Thakur were included in the 15-man squad announced after a two-hour long selection meeting.

Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, K. L. Rahul, Manish Pandey, Ajinkya Rahane, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah. The lone T20- I will be played on September 6.

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