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Rohit Sharma replaces Karun Nair for Sri Lanka tour

Samarth Srivastava

Samarth SrivastavaBy Samarth Srivastava

Published on 9 July 2017 4:23 PM GMT

Rohit Sharma replaces Karun Nair for Sri Lanka tour
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Mumbai: The 16-member Indian Test squad for the Sri Lanka tour was announced on Sunday, marking the comeback of star batsman Rohit Sharma and pacer Mohammad Shami.

Rohit and Shami, who were dropped from the four match Test rubber against Australia in February, replaced middle-order batsman Karun Nair and all-rounder Jayant Yadav for the Sri Lanka tour.

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The Virat Kohli-led side is set to play three Test matches, five One-Day Internationals (ODI) and a one-off Twenty20 International during the series.

The three Test matches will be played in Galle, Colombo and Kandy.

Squad:

Virat Kohli (captain), Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Rohit Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Abhinav Mukund.

Samarth Srivastava

Samarth Srivastava

Employed as sub-editor at newstrack.com. A learner, who loves covering sports, entertainment and defence kind of stuff.

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