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Team India for tour of Sri Lanka announced

The All-India Senior Selection Committee met earlier today, to pick the Indian team for the three-match Test series against Sri Lanka.

The team is as follows:

Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Harbhajan Singh, R Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Amit Mishra, Varun Aaron.

Amit Mishra was always in the scheme of things. Last year also he was in reserves. The final XI though is decided by the captain. Looking at the conditions we have picked him for this tour

 

- Patil said at a press conference.

The Indian team departs from Chennai on August 3 for the Sri Lanka series. India's last tour of Sri Lanka was in 2010, when the three-Test series was drawn 1-1. They have not won a series on Sri Lankan soil in 1993.

The tour is slated to start with a three-day warm-up game against Sri Lanka Chairman’s XI, from August 6-8 at the R Premadasa Stadium.

Source - BCCI



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