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Rohit Sharma Named Test Skipper; Pujara, Rahane Dropped

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New Delhi: Rohit Sharma was named as the India Test captain as chief selector Chetan Sharma declared the squad for three T20Is and two Tests against Sri Lanka.

Senior batters Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane were dropped from the two-match Test series against Sri Lanka scheduled in March.

In the Test squad, Wriddhiman Saha and Ishant Sharma failed to find favours while Uttar Pradesh’s left-arm spinner Saurabh Kumar is the new face alongside a seasoned campaigner Kuldeep Yadav.

The T20Is against Sri Lanka is starting on February 24 (Lucknow) followed by second and third outings at Dharamshala on February 26 and 27. The Tests will be held in Mohali and Bengaluru from March 4 to 8 and March 12 to 16, respectively.

T20I squad: Rohit Sharma (captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Jasprit Bumrah (vice-captain), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Sanju Samson (wicket-keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Kuldeep Yadav and Avesh Khan.

Test Squad: Rohit Sharma (captain), Mayank Agarwal, Priyank Panchal, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Shubman Gill, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), KS Bharat (wicketkeeper), Ravichandran Ashwin (subject to fitness), Ravindra Jadeja, Jayant Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah (vice-captain), Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav and Saurabh Kumar

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