Team India has to play three ODIs and the T20 series against Sri Lanka in July. Many of the leading players of Team India will not be able to go on this tour as they are all going to England tour. Now the B team of India will go to Sri Lanka in the absence of many players of the team. Now, with which Indian players can go on a Sri Lanka tour, Akash Chopra has selected his favorite 17-member team. At the same time, he also selected the captain and vice-captain in his team.
Talking on his YouTube channel, Akash Chopra said that the captain of my team will be Shikhar Dhawan while the vice-captain of the team will be in the hands of Hardik Pandya. Regarding Dhawan, Akash Chopra said that in the last two years I have seen that he has made a lot of changes in himself and is batting with great responsibility. I will select Prithvi Shaw to start his innings as an opener. He is in amazing form these days and will be the best fit for this role.
Akash Chopra included the Pandya brothers in his team and said that Hardik Pandya will be the vice-captain of my team as well as Krunal Pandya did well against England and he will also be in my team. He kept players like Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishaan Kishan, Sanju Samson as middle-order batsmen in the team, while Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Navdeep Saini, T Natarajan as the pace bowlers. As a spinner, Rahul Chahar and Varun Chakraborty got a place in Akash Chopra's team. By the way, it is already clear that Shreyas Iyer will not go on a tour of Sri Lanka.
Aakash Chopra's favorite 17-man squad for the Sri Lanka tour
Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishaan Kishan, Hardik Pandya (vice-captain), Krunal Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Navdeep Saini, T Natarajan, Rahul Chahar, Varun Chakraborty, Sanju Samson, Deepak Hooda, the famous Krishna.