Virat Kohli rested, Rohit Sharma to lead India against Sri Lanka in ODIs

Rohit Sharma will be assuming the leadership charge for India in the one-day leg of the ongoing home series next month.

Published: 27th November 2017 04:56 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th November 2017 08:59 AM   |  A+A-

Indian batsmen Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.| PTI

Indian batsmen Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.| PTI

By Express News Service

NAGPUR: Punjab medium pacer Siddarth Kaul earned a maiden India call-up on Monday, as the selectors announced the squad for the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka. Virat Kohli was rested and Rohit Sharma named the captain for these games.The squad for the third Test remains unchanged. As announced earlier, Shikhar Dhawan returns to the side.

Squad for the South Africa Test series was also scheduled to be named here on Monday. That selection meeting will now be held in New Delhi during the third Test starting on December 2. It was learnt that acting BCCI secretary Amitabh Choudhary’s fl­ight to Nagpur got delayed and th­at’s why the meeting was po­stponed.

Mumbai’s Shreyas Iyer was named in the ODI squad, which has three specialist fast bowlers including Kaul. The Punjab seamer was part of the India U-19 World Cup winning squad in 2008, also captained by Kohli. All-rounder Hardik Pandya is also back after being rested for the Sri Lanka Tests.

Squad for third Test: Virat Kohli (captain), M Vijay, KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Vijay Shankar.

For ODIs: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Ma­nish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (WK), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul.

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