India squad for Sri Lanka tour to be selected on 23 July

Mumbai: The Indian squad for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka featuring three Tests would be selected on July 23 in New Delhi.

"The meeting is scheduled on the 23rd in Delhi," a Cricket Board source informed PTI when queried about the scheduled date and venue of the meeting.

 India squad for Sri Lanka tour to be selected on 23 July

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The full strength India squad, with Virat Kohli expected to be named as its captain, will be available for the tour, barring those who would be unavailable through injuries.

The tour is slated to start with a three-day warm-up game against Sri Lanka Chairman's XI, from August 6-8 at the R Premadasa Stadium.

This would be followed by three Test matches with the games scheduled to be played at Galle (August 12-16), Tamil Union Oval (August 20-24) and SSC, Colombo (August 28 to September 1).

This would be India’s first visit to Lanka for a Test rubber after five years. The two countries split a three-Test rubber 1-1 in 2010 on India’s previous tour to the Emerald Isle.

This series would also be Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara's farewell series as he earlier announced his retirement after the second Test.

PTI

Updated Date: Jul 16, 2015 09:57:52 IST