Team India under the captaincy of Shikhar Dhawan was seen sweating it out in Colombo ahead of the upcoming three-match One-Day International (ODI) series against Sri Lanka. Members of the Indian contingent, who arrived in Sri Lanka on June 28, competed with each other in an intra-squad match to begin their preparation for the upcoming limited-overs series.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) took to Twitter to share pictures from the intra-squad match. In the pictures, India’s stand-in skipper Shikhar Dhawan can be seen playing a reverse sweep while his deputy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar was also seen rolling his arm over during the intra-squad match. Youngsters like Ishan Kishan and Ruturaj Gaikwad were also clicked as they took the field on Monday.
Captioning the pictures on Twitter, BCCI wrote: “High Energy Full On Intensity. A productive day in the field for #TeamIndia during their T20 intra squad game in Colombo.”
High Energy ⚡️
Full🔛 Intensity 💪
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 5, 2021
The three-match ODI series is scheduled to be commencing on July 13 with the second and third ODI to be played on July 16 and 18 respectively. After the ODI series, both teams will compete in a three-match T20I series, starting July 21. All six limited-overs will be played at the same venue — R Premadasa Stadium.
Shikhar Dhawan is leading the squad as India’s Test cricketer including skipper Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja are currently in England for the upcoming five-match Test series in the UK.
In place of the regular head coach Ravi Shastri, who is also in England with the Test team, former Indian skipper, Rahul Dravid is traveling with the young Indian team in Sri Lanka.