Cryptocurrency platform CoinDCX, which offers the safest cryptocurrency exchange, has been roped in as the title sponsor of India’s three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka. The platform recently made an appearance in India women's one-off Test against England earlier this month.
With cryptocurrency gaining popularity over time, it will be the first time that CoinDCX will appear in men's international cricket. Meanwhile, it has also been confirmed that Unacademy, an Indian based edu-tech company, has won the rights for the ODI series while the likes of Dream11 and Skoda will be on the list of sponsors too.
Unacademy has made its presence felt quite evidently in recent times. The ed-tech company has been involved in the Indian T20 League for the last two years and were running for the title sponsor of the 2020 Indian T20 League.
The Indian cricket team begins their tour of Sri Lanka with a three-match ODI series, starting from July 13 to July 18. The two teams will then lock horns in as many T20Is, beginning from July 21 to July 25.
Opener Shikhar Dhawan will lead the side in absence of regular captain Virat Kohli, while former batsman, Rahul Dravid will act as the head coach. All six matches will be played at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
India team for Sri Lanka tour: Shikhar Dhawan (captain), Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Nitish Rana, Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Sanju Samson (wicket-keeper), Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, K Gowtham, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (vice-captain), Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Chetan Sakariya
India are set to field two teams starting from next month. While one team is on the tour of Sri Lanka, the other team, consisting of senior players like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, will take on England in a five-match Test series.
The team will look to get over the heartbreak of the World Test Championship final where they lost the title to New Zealand.
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