Shikhar Dhawan could lead India in Sri Lanka for white-ball cricket series in July.

Second Indian Team Tour Sri lanka in July2021.

India vs Sri Lanka: India will play ODI and T20I arrangement against Sri Lanka in July, however they will be without those playing the Test arrangement in England.

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Sunday said that the Indian group, sans the top players, will visit Sri Lanka in July for a restricted overs reciprocal arrangement. Enormous names, for example, captain Virat Kohli and bad habit commander Rohit Sharma won't be important for the visit as they will be occupied with a marquee five-match Test arrangement in England. "We have arranged a white ball arrangement for the senior men's group during the period of July where they will play T20 Internationals and ODIs in Sri Lanka," Ganguly told PTI in a connection.  

Asked how might India isolate the two groups, Ganguly said that it will be an alternate side, which will not have anybody from the outfit that will be in the United Kingdom around then.  

"Indeed, it will be a group of white ball trained professionals. It will be an alternate group," the previous India skipper said, clarifying that the cricket board likewise has the readiness of white ball regulars as a primary concern.  

There will be at any rate 5 T20 Internationals and might be three ODIs in Sri Lanka.  

India's visit through England will end on September 14 and with the timetable of the rest of IPL yet to be chalked out, the BCCI would need any semblance of Shikhar Dhawan, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal to be match prepared.  

"The BCCI president is extremely sharp that all our top players are match prepared and since England doesn't have a white ball leg the long stretch of July can be used well," a BCCI source told PTI while clarifying the rationale behind the visit.  

For the Kohli and Sharma, they need not come from UK, which has set up some hard isolate rules.  

"In fact, in the period of July there are no authority senior India group matches. The Test crew will play intra crew games."  

"So there is no mischief in India's white ball specialists getting some match time and selectors additionally will fix the missing jigsaws in choice riddle."

This will allow the group an opportunity to complete trials, similar to whether it will be Chahal, Rahul Chahar or Rahul Tewatia for the leg break bowler's space, if Chetan Sakariya can be attempted as left-arm alternative, regardless of whether Devdutt Padikkal or Shreyas Iyer gets fit to play by at that point.  

Not to fail to remember that Prithvi Shaw's global profession could get a lift with this white ball competition, with Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan additionally getting an opportunity to have a special interest.

- Published by The Beyond News (Sports).