India Squad to be announced today


India Squad SL Series: India squad announcement today – The Chetan Sharma-led selection committee will be meeting India captain Rohit Sharma virtually today to decide the squad for the Sri Lanka series. Chetan Sharma who is already in Kolkata will connect with his colleagues who are travelling for Ranji Trophy. The squad announcement will likely be made today (February 19). Follow IND vs SL Live Updates on InsideSport.IN. 

“We will have the selection meeting today. You can expect the squad to be announced today. Yes, we will make the Test captaincy announcement today,” a member of the selection committee told InsideSport.

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With Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant rested for the three-match T20 series against Sri Lanka. The big decision will be regarding the second wicket-keeper. With no KL Rahul for the T20 series, Ishan Kishan is likely to don the gloves for the three matches. But the discussion will be regarding the second wicketkeeper.

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While KS Bharat will be called in for the two-match Test series starting March 4 in Mohali, Sanju Samson’s name will be discussed as a potential backup. The Rajasthan Royals captain has been largely ignored despite consistent scoring in the IPL 2021. Now that he is fit and has begun quarantine, he is likely to be called in for the SL series as a backup wicketkeeper as KS Bharat hasn’t been considered for T20s. Apart from them, Ravindra Jadeja is all set to come back after recovering from an injury.

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IND vs SL: Big decisions to be taken in selection meeting

  • Rohit Sharma will be officially made the Test captain.
  • Decision on Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara for Test series.
  • Decision on the second wicketkeeper for SL T20 series. Both KS Bharat and Sanju Samson are in contention.
  • Jasprit Bumrah will be given vice-captaincy for the SL T20 series.

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Decision on Ajinkya Rahane & Cheteshwar Pujara – While the selectors and the BCCI sent a clear message to the Test veterans Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ishant Sharma and Wriddhiman Saha, the big decision will be on the two batsmen.

While selectors want to move on from Saha and Ishant, they are yet to take a clear stand on Rahane and Pujara. A section of the selectors are in favour of giving the duo another chance while the rest want to try out Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer.

Ajinkya Rahane slamming a hundred on Ranji Trophy return has made the job more difficult for them. They were told to get their form back in the Ranji Trophy. But Pujara managing a duck has further complicated the situation. It is likely that the two will be overlooked for the Sri Lanka series.

India Squad SL Series: Selectors to meet Rohit Sharma virtually, squad for Sri Lanka series to be announced today – Follow Live Updates

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