The selectors also opted to rest the spin duo of R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja along with Umesh Yadav and Mohammad Shami, the team's frontline seamers during the Test series.
India, who have already pocketed the Test series 2-1 and are dominating the final Test, hold an impressive record against Sri Lanka in ODIs. Seamer Shardul Thakur and legspinner Yuzvendra Chahal were drafted into the 15-man squad, which also features the fit-again KL Rahul, an in-form Manish Pandey and Jasprit Bumrah, who was rested for the West Indies series. However, he led India A to victory in a tri-series which involved hosts South Africa A and Afghanistan A.
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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. The Mumbai batsman has been named as the vice-captain of the squad.
Team India selectors have announced the squad for the ODIs and one-off T20 against Sri Lanka to be played later this month.
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KL Rahull, who played his last ODI against England earlier this year has also made the cut.
Former Indian skipper MS Dhoni, all-rounder Hardik Pandya, batsmen Kedar Jadhav, Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan retain their place. India's tour of Sri Lanka will conclude with second Twenty20 in Colombo on September 6.
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