On Thursday, veteran Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan was handed over the responsibility to lead the 20-man squad for the white-ball tour of Sri Lanka beginning July 13. The ‘Males in Blue’ will play three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and as many T20 Internationals (T20Is) within the limited-overs battle towards the Islanders.
After being given the position to steer Crew India, Dhawan has shared his response, stating that he’s humbled to obtain the chance to steer the Indian nationwide cricket group.
Taking to Twitter, Dhawan shared his photograph and wrote: “Humbled by the chance to steer my nation (Flag of India). Thanks for all of your needs.”
Humbled by the chance to steer my nation 🇮🇳 Thanks for all of your needs 🙏 pic.twitter.com/SbywALBTwZ
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) June 11, 2021
Dhawan has performed 142 ODIs and 65 T20Is in his superb worldwide profession, amassing 5977 and 1673 runs, respectively. The left-handed batter has smashed 17 a whole lot and 32 half-centuries within the 50-over format. He’s the fifth Indian to attain that many tons in ODIs after Sachin Tendulkar (49), Virat Kohli (43), Rohit Sharma (29) and Sourav Ganguly (22).
In relation to the shortest format, Dhawan has managed to hit 11 half-centuries, with 92 being his finest rating. He’s the third-highest run-getter for India in T20Is after Kohli (3159) and Rohit (2864).
Coming again to the group, the selectors picked up some recent faces for the Sri Lanka tour as the principle facet is in the UK (UK) making ready for the 2021 World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand and a five-match Take a look at collection towards England.
Among the recent faces chosen within the outfit are Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Nitish Rana, Krishnappa Gowtham, and Chetan Sakariya. Aside from them, Ishan Porel, Sandeep Warrier, Arshdeep Singh, Sai Kishore, Simarjeet Singh have been picked as web bowlers.
“The All-India Senior Choice Committee picked the Indian squad for the 3-match ODI collection and the 3-match T20I collection towards Sri Lanka scheduled within the month of July. All matches will probably be performed on the R Premadasa Worldwide Cricket Stadium, Colombo,” BCCI stated in an announcement.