Virat Kohli to lead India in Sri Lanka, leggie Amit Mishra returns to Test squad after four years

Amit Mishra replaces Karn Sharma for India's tour of Sri Lanka.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 23, 2015 6:37:13 pm
Virat Kohli, India Sri Lanka tour, India tour of Sri Lanka, India sri lanka squad, ind vs sl, sl vs ind, ind sl, sl ind, amit mishra, india team for sri lanka, india sri lanka team, cricket news, cricket Virat Kohli and the national selectors met in New Delhi on Thursday to pick the 15-member Test squad for the tour of Sri Lanka. (Source: BCCI)

Virat Kohli will lead the 15-member Indian squad in Sri Lanka for the three-Test series. There were no major surprises in the squad announced by the selectors in New Delhi on Thursday.

The selectors, responding to a query, made it clear that Gautam Gambhir’s name was not discussed during the meeting. As far as the Indian cricket team coach was concerned, Hony Secretary Anurag Thakur said the Ravi Shastri will continue as team director till the time advisory committee comes up with a candidate.

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Sandeep Patil asserted that this was the best team to tour Sri Lanka, and wants everyone to back the new captain Virat.

Team: Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha, R Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harbhajan Singh, Varun Aaron, Amit Mishra, Umesh Yadav

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