Yuvraj dropped; Ashwin, Jadeja rested for Sri Lanka ODIs


RohitSharma, who was rested for the West Indies series, returns and will be the vice-captain of the side.

Yuvraj, 35, began India's campaign at the Champions Trophy in June with a match-winning 53 off 32 balls against Pakistan but his form trailed off thereafter, with scores of 7, 23* and 22.

Spin duo Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin, and pacers Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav were rested keeping the side's tight schedule in mind. He made an impressive comeback, leading India A to a tri- series triumph in South Africa, with 307 runs. The second and third matches will be played at Pallekele on 24 and 27 August followed by the final two games at Colombo on 31 and 3 September.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday announced India's 15-man squad for the upcoming five One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) against Sri Lanka.

Mumbai fast bowler Shardul Thakur has been called up to the ODI squad for the first time while spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Axar Patel, who did well for India A in the triangular series in South Africa, have been given a chance to prove themselves. Karthik had replaced Pandey in India's Champions Trophy squad and then for the trip to the West Indies, where he scored 2, 50 a class="key_underline" href="http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/topic/Bhuvneshwar-Kumar" *Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Thakur. The only T20I will be played on September 6.