India playing XI against Sri Lanka | VVS Laxman and Irfan Pathan picks his best India playing eleven for Sri Lanka ODI Series IND v SL
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- Indian team tour of Sri Lanka 2021
- ODI series will start from July 13
- The team’s command is with Shikhar Dhawan.
The Indian team led by Shikhar Dhawan is on a tour of Sri Lanka. The limited overs series between India and Sri Lanka will begin from July 13. Both the teams will play first three ODIs and then three T20 matches. There is a good mix of experienced and young players in the Indian team. On one hand where Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Manish Pandey, Kuldeep Yadav are there, on the other hand players like Prithvi Shaw, Ishan Kishan, Chetan Sakaria, Devdutt Padikkal, Nitish Rana will be desperate to prove themselves. This tour will be a great opportunity for the youth.
Laxman-Pathan announced the playing XI.
Discussions have intensified regarding the Sri Lanka tour. Former cricketers and cricket experts are giving their opinion about the teams of India and Sri Lanka. Many well-known veteran players have announced their favorite XI. Now the names of former India stylish batsman VVS Laxman and former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan have also been added to this episode. Both have announced their playing XI before the start of the ODI series.
Laxman kept two fast bowlers and two spinners
VVS Laxman told Star Sports, ‘Well, it is a big squad, consisting of 20 players. But I will go with Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw as the opener, No. 3 batsman will be Suryakumar Yadav. Sanju Samson will be at number 4 in ODIs. No. 5 will be with Manish Pandey, No. 6 I will go with Hardik Pandya, No. 7 with Krunal Pandya. My team will have two fast bowlers – Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Deepak Chahar while two spinners – Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal. This is my ODI XI.
Irfan Patha made only one change in the team
At the same time, Irfan Pathan also seemed to agree with Laxman, but he made a change in his India XI. Pathan said, ‘I would like to make only one change. I want Hardik Pandya to bowl, so I will keep him in the team as an all-rounder. I would love to see Hardik bowl a few overs. I will add one more batsman. I will keep Nitish Rana in place of Kunal Pandya. Apart from this, the rest of the team will remain the same.
VVS Laxman’s India XI: Shikhar Dhawan (captain), Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Kunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal
Irfan Pathan’s India XI: Shikhar Dhawan (captain), Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Nitish Rana, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal
India’s squad for Sri Lanka tour
Shikhar Dhawan (capt), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (vice captain), Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikkal, R Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Nitish Rana, Ishan Kishan (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, K Gautam, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakraborty, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini and Chetan Sakaria.
Net Bowlers: Ishaan Porel, Sandeep Warrier, Arshdeep Singh, Sai Kishore and Simarjit Singh.
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