Responsible for leading the Indian team on the Sri Lanka opening tour Shikhar Davan he said on friday he felt humble after being appointed captain of the national side.
India will play three ODIs and as many T20s in Colombo on July 13th. The selectors chose a bunch of fresh faces for the Sri Lanka series on Thursday, as the main team is in the UK for the final of the World Cup and five tests against England.
“Humbled by the opportunity to lead my country. Thank you for all your wishes,” Davan tweeted.
The 35-year-old has played 34 tests, 145 ODIs and 65 T20s. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was appointed to replace Dhawan.
Five players received their first call-up for India in the series, including K Gowtham, Devdutt Padikkal, Nitish Rana, Ruturaj Gaekwad and Chetan Sakariya.