Senior batsman Shikhar Dhawan was on Thursday named captain of a second-string Indian side which includes a host of IPL performers for the limited-overs series in Sri Lanka next month, reports AFP. India will play three one-day
internationals and three Twenty20 matches in the island nation starting July 13 in Colombo, according to the Board of Control for Cricket in India. The
Indian Test team led by Virat Kohli are in England to face New Zealand for the World Test Championship final between July 18-22 and then stay on for a five-Test series against the hosts. Rising talents likle Devdutt Padikkal,
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav and Varun Chakravarthy have been named in the 20-member squad. Mumbai Indians opener Ishan Kishan and Sanju Samson of Rajasthan Royals have been picked as wicketkeepers.