India Tour of Sri Lanka Preview. Let’s discuss this in detail. India’s ODI and T20 squad is in Sri Lakh and the test squad which played the WTC final is still In the U.K. waiting for the series vs England to begin. As there is time left before the much-awaited test series in England, an ODI and T20 squad has been sent to play the Lankan team at their home soil for a 3 match ODI and 3 matches T20 series.
Shikhar Dhawan To Lead India In This Tour
Shikhar Dhawan who has had an amazing 1st phase of the IPL has been given the captaincy for this tour. The majority of the players who feature in the squad are not available so a lot of youngsters have been rewarded for their performances in the IPL and the domestic season.
Testing The Bench Strength
Prithivi Shaw who led Mumbai to the title win in the previous Vijay Hazare season and was also the highest run-getter in the season is also a part of the squad.
Shaw was in the limelight during IPL also and we could see him opening the innings for India giving the team a left-right combination at the top. The series will start with the ODI series. Chetan Sakariya the left-arm medium-pacer who came into the limelight because India saw a left-arm pacer after a while.
Bowling Options (India Tour of Sri Lanka Preview)
The left-arm who had a fairly decent 1st half of the IPL earned his maiden call upon the basis of his performance in the IPL.
The reason he is so talked about only after a season in IPL is the rare commodity he has of being a left arm. India has always looked for left-arm bowlers and has tried a lot in the past but no one was able to leave an impact.
It is too early to say anything on the young bowler but it will be a great opportunity for him to leave a mark.
Dark Horses For World T20 (India Tour of Sri Lanka Preview):
Varun Chakravarthy who has been named in the squad earlier also but had to miss out because of an injury he was carrying.
He will have a great chance to climb the ladder and be in the WT20 squad as he is the only Indian Mystery spinner who can turn the ball both ways.
Players like Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan could seal their places in the world cup squad if they manage to leave an impact. It’s going to be an exciting series as this could be the make or break for a few players.