Sri Lanka vs India 2021: Full schedule. Know match time, where to watch

The team to Sri Lanka will be led by Indian team opener Shikhar Dhawan while Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been made the vice-captain of the team

Sri Lanka vs India 2021: Full schedule. Know match time, where to watch

India has announced the 20-member team for India's tour of Sri Lanka, in which many young faces have got a chance. The Indian team will play 3 ODIs and 3 T20 matches in Sri Lanka from July 13 to 25. This team will be led by Indian team opener Shikhar Dhawan while fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been made the vice-captain of the team. Many senior players including Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli will not go on this tour of the Indian team because they will be on the tour of England during this time.

Talking about Sri Lanka, they have not tasted much success in the last few years. They toured Bangladesh last month and lost 1-2 in the ODI series. However, the Sri Lankan team will leave no stone unturned to beat India at home.

Young players got a chance

Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Nitish Rana, K Gowtham and Chetan Sakariya have been included in the national squad for the first time in the 20-man Indian squad for the limited-overs series in Sri Lanka in July. These young players have got the gift based on their excellent performance in IPL and domestic level. At the same time, former India captain Rahul Dravid will accompany the team as the head coach for the tour of Sri Lanka.

Experienced players will have more responsibility

Experienced faces include Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav and Manish Pandey. The team looks very balanced with a mix of experience and young players however, there will be extra pressure on experienced players to perform well. At the same time, young players would be eager to leave a deep impression with their performance.

Indian Squad

Shikhar Dhawan (capt), Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Nitish Rana, Ishan Kishan (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, K Gautam, Krunal Pandya , Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakraborty, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (vice-captain), Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Chetan Sakaria

Players involved as net bowlers

Ishaan Porel, Sandeep Warrier, Arshdeep Singh, Sai Kishore, Simarjit Singh

India vs Sri Lanka schedule

  • July 13, 1st ODI at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo - 2:30 PM IST
  • July 16, 2nd ODI at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo - 2:30 PM IST
  • July 18, 3rd ODI at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo - 2:30 PM IST
  • July 21, 1st T20I match at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo - 7:00 PM IST
  • 23rd July, 2nd T20I match at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo - 7:00 PM IST
  • July 25, 3rd T20I match at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo - 7:00 PM IST

Where to watch

The India vs Sri Lanka matches will be broadcast live on Sony Sports Network whereas online streaming will be available on Sony LIV app.