India tour of Sri Lanka: SLC to announce squad after 29 players agree to sign tour contract for India series

India tour of Sri Lanka: SLC to announce squad after 29 players agree to sign tour contract for India series
India tour of Sri Lanka: SLC to announce squad after 29 players agree to sign tour contract for India series

India tour of Sri Lanka: SLC to announce squad after 29 players agree to sign tour contract for India series: Sri Lanka Cricket has nominated 29 players out of the 30 members who would be available for the upcoming series against India. The 29 members including Kusal Perera selected by the cricket selectors would be considered for the White-Ball Series against India. The only player to be left out was Angelo Mathews who asked to be relieved from National Duties citing personal reasons.

“Players were told in no uncertain terms that they should accept the new terms or leave the team hotel by Wednesday morning,” a board source told AFP.

“They have signed the contracts and the pay dispute is now over.”

Speculations about Angelo Mathews’ retirement from international cricket are significant. The 34-year-old Sri Lankan player made himself unavailable during the just ended Sri Lanka’s tour of England due to paternity leave.

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Angelo Mathews is believed to feel suffocated by the new selection policy of the selectors. The policy had already charted out inside plans to drop the experienced players to accommodate the youngsters, keeping in mind the 2023 World Cup.

Following the new selection policy, Mathews teammates- the likes of Dimuth Karunaratne, Dinesh Chamdimal have been sidelined, while Thisara Perera announced an early retirement. The same has also prompted Angelo Mathews who is also pondering over his retirement plans.

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India tour of Sri Lanka: Schedule and squad

India’s squad: Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Nitish Rana, Ishan Kishan (Wicket-keeper), Sanju Samson (Wicket-keeper), Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, K Gowtham, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Vice-captain), Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Chetan Sakariya

Net Bowlers: Ishan Porel, Sandeep Warrier, Arshdeep Singh, Sai Kishore, Simarjeet Singh

Sri Lanka squad: Yet to be announced

India’s tour of Sri Lanka, 2021 – ODI series
S.No. Date Match Venue
1 13th July 1st ODI Colombo
2 16th July 2nd ODI Colombo
3 18th July 3rd ODI Colombo

 

IND vs SL T20I series
S.No. Date Match Venue
1 21st July 1st T20I Colombo
2 23rd July 2nd T20I Colombo
3 25th July 3rd T20I Colombo

 

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