After the successful series against New Zealand in both One day internationals and T20Is, India will play 3 test matches against Sri Lanka which is scheduled to start from November 16. The board of control for cricket in India came up with a breaking news ahead of the first test against Sri Lanka. It would be a sad news for all the Indian Cricket fans because Selectors decided to give rest to Hardik Pandya due to heavy recent work load.
Earlier, Pandya was included for the first two test matches against Sri Lanka, now the 16 men squad has been reduced to 15 men. it was expected that all the key players in the side will get the considerable rest in order to be fresh for the series against South Africa.
“The All-India Senior Selection Committee in consultation with the Indian team management has decided to rest all-rounder Hardik Pandya for the upcoming Paytm Test series against Sri Lanka. Mr Pandya was named in the squad for the first two Tests,” the BCCI stated.
“Considering Mr Pandya’s heavy recent workload, the decision was made to negate any possibility of a major injury concern. Mr Pandya will undergo a period of strength and conditioning at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.”
Sanju samson as captain
“The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Sanju Samson as captain of the Board President’s XI for the warm-up match against Sri Lanka after Naman Ojha was ruled out due to injury. Anmolpreet Singh has been added to the squad,” the Indian cricket board announced.
This is the updated squad
Virat Kohli (c), KL Rahul, Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rohit Sharma, Saha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav