Yuvraj Singh was axed even as Karantaka’s batsmen K.L. Rahul and Manish Pandey made a comeback to the Indian squad for the five-match One Day International series and one-off Twenty20 against Sri Lanka.
The 15-man squad was announced after a two-hour long selection meeting. While Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami were rested, Rohit Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal and Mumbai’s Shardul Thakur got a call-up for the series. Left-handed batsman Suresh Raina was also not included in the squad.
The five-match ODI series begins on Aug. 20 at Dambulla. The T20-I will be played on September 6.
Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma (Vice Captain), K.L. Rahul, Manish Pandey, Ajinkya Rahane, Kedar Jadhav, M.S. Dhoni (Wicket Keeper), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shardul Thakur.