Indian team announced for Sri Lanka T20 series 2016

The 15-member Indian squad has been announced for the twenty20 home series against Sri Lanka. In-form top order batsman Virat Kohli is rested for the three T20Is. Manish Pandey is included in Men in Blue side for ICC World T20 preparation series against title defenders Sri Lanka.

Indian team announced for Sri Lanka T20 series 2016.
Virat rested for Sri-Lanka t20 series.

“The All-India Senior Selection Committee and Women’s Selection Committee met earlier to announce the India teams for the home series against Sri Lanka,” BCCI said in a statement.

Fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar is making comeback in the side after recovering from injury. BCCI selectors also gave chance to medium pace bowler Pawan Negi for Sri lanka series who played Indian Premier League under MS Dhoni’s captaincy for Chennai Super Kings.

Indian Squad vs Sri Lanka

  1. MS Dhoni (Captain)
  2. Rohit Sharma
  3. Ajinkya Rahane
  4. Shikhar Dhawan
  5. Manish Pandey
  6. Suresh Raina
  7. Yuvraj Singh
  8. Hardik Pandya
  9. Ravichandran Ashwin
  10. Jasprit Bumrah
  11. Ashish Nehra
  12. Harbhajan Singh
  13. Ravindra Jadeja
  14. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
  15. Pawan Negi

Sri Lanka will on the tour of India for 3 twenty20s. Pune, Ranchi and Visakhapatnam are the hosting venues for India-Sri Lanka 2016 cricket series starting from 9th February.

Women’s squad

Mithali Raj (Captain), Smriti Mandhana, Veda Krishnamurthy, Harmanpreet Kaur, Anuja Patil, Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Sushma Verma, Poonam Yadav, VR Vanitha, Sneh Rana, Thirushkamini MD, Ekta Bisht, Niranjana Nagarajan.

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