January 26, 2022


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India’s tour of Srilanka to comprise three ODI’s and 3 T20I’s, confirmed by Sourav Ganguly


The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has confirmed that an Indian team will tour Sri Lanka for a short white ball series in July.

An office-bearer of the BCCI has endorsed what president Sourav Ganguly indicated on Monday (May 10). “We have planned a white ball series for the senior men’s team during the month of July where they will play T20 Internationals and ODIs in Sri Lanka, Ganguly told PTI and the office-bearer confirmed that an Indian team of white ball specialists will play three ODIs and three T20ls in the island nation.

With the likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Navdeep Saini, Khaleel Ahmed, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, all internationals available, the Indian selectors have sufficient depth to field a strong team for the series in which it can be confirmed that those who would be in England will not take part. There is also some talk that Rahul Dravid and his staff at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) will be asked to accompany the group as coaches. The office-bearer did not rule out that possibility either.

India's tour to Srilanka

Sr.No. Match Date Venue
1 Srilanka v India, 1st ODI 13 July Colombo
2 Srilanka v India, 2nd ODI 16 July Colombo
3 Srilanka v India, 3rd ODI 18 July Colombo
4 Srilanka v India, 1st T20I 21 July Colombo
5 Srilanka v India, 2nd T20I 23 July Colombo
6 Srilanka v India, 3rd T20I 25 July Colombo

Although the Indian Test squad is not in action in July, they are scheduled to play in the World Test Championship final from June 18 to 22, before a five-match Test series against England begins on August 4. Quarantine rules being what they are across the planet, it appears logistically impossible that the same players can be available for the white-ball matches in Sri Lanka, and the first Test against England in Nottingham, in particular According to the preliminary itinerary, India’s white-ball squad would arrive in Sri Lanka on July 5 and depart on July 28.

Upon arrival, the Indian squad will have to serve out a week- long quarantine which will be split into two sets: the first one comprising three days of hard quarantine inside their rooms followed by four days where the squad can train but with their movement strictly restricted to just the hotel and the ground.