Indian team for India vs Sri Lanka series: IND vs SL: These five cricketers are ready to cut the cards of many players, some Virat’s favorite, some Dhoni’s, five new Indian cricketers ready to debut during India tour of Sri Lanka 2021
Team India for Sri Lanka tour. (BCCI)
- Team India’s tour of Sri Lanka 2021 – Teams of both countries will show strength in ODI and T20 series
- Shikhar Dhawan-led youth limited overs cricket team to face Sri Lankan challenge
- Team India includes many new players, 5 players whose debut will be all eyes
All preparations have been made for the Indian cricket team’s tour of Sri Lanka. The Indian team, led by Shikhar Dhawan, adorned with young players, is reaching Colombo and spending the quarantine period. This is happening for the first time that two Indian teams will be playing series in different countries in different formats. On one hand, Team India will play ODI-T20 series in Sri Lanka under the leadership of Shikhar Dhawan and coach Rahul Dravid. On the other hand, the Test team under the leadership of Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri will play the Test series in England. First of all, the India-Sri Lanka ODI series will start from July 13.
Along with the three ODI series, a three T20 match series will also be played between India and Sri Lanka. In both these series, the biggest challenge before the captain Shikhar Dhawan and the team management will be to select the team. Many such players were selected in the team who are going to debut in international cricket. With no experience of playing for the national team, the role of coach Rahul Dravid, who nurtures young talent, will become crucial. There are 5 players in the team on whom all eyes will be kept. These are the players who would like to make a mark before the T20 World Cup to be held in UAE this year and can also cut the cards of many legends from the team.
Last year, when the IPL was shifted to the UAE due to the Kovid epidemic, all eyes were on which players would rock the pitches there. Ruturaj Gaikwad was one of the players who stunned everyone in the UAE. This player of Chennai Super Kings is now one of Dhoni’s favorite players. When he came on the pitch after recovering from Kovid being infected in UAE, he created a ruckus. So far Surf has played 13 matches in IPL and has scored 400 runs on the strength of 5 fifties. At the same time, in domestic ODI cricket, this 24-year-old batsman has scored 2681 runs in 59 matches, which includes 7 centuries.
Having talked about Dhoni’s favorite player, let us now also talk about the special player of Virat Kohli. Just as Ruturaj was searching for IPL 2020, 20-year-old Devdutt also came into limelight from the same IPL season. Playing 20 matches in domestic one-day cricket i.e. List-A, he has scored 1387 runs, which includes 6 centuries. While playing 39 matches in T20 cricket, he has scored 1466 runs on the basis of 2 centuries and 11 fifties. He has become the main opener of Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL. Now it has to be seen whether Shikhar Dhawan’s trust also rests on this player of Virat Kohli or not.
Among the players who have been given a chance in Team India for the first time, Krishnappa Gautam is the oldest. The 32-year-old all-rounder from Karnataka has a lot of experience in domestic cricket and has played in four teams in the IPL as well. 70 wickets and 558 runs in 47 matches of List-A cricket. While playing 62 matches in T20 cricket, he has taken 41 wickets and scored 594 runs. Currently he is part of Punjab Kings in IPL. He can play a big role in Team India as an all-rounder.
Chetan Sakaria of Rajasthan Royals, who came to play for the first time in IPL 2021, came into the limelight and in the very first season, there was such a ruckus that the selectors gave a place in Team India. In the 7 matches of IPL 2021, this spinner took 7 wickets and impressed everyone in his performance. The 23-year-old from Saurashtra does not have much experience in domestic cricket. In List-A cricket, he has taken 10 wickets in 7 matches while in T20 cricket he has taken 35 wickets in 23 matches so far.
The 27-year-old batsman, who plays from Delhi in domestic cricket, has a lot of experience but has got a place in the national team for the first time after his IPL debut. Nitish Rana, who plays for Kolkata Knight Riders, has so far scored 1940 runs in 58 List-A matches while 2846 runs in 122 matches of Twenty20 cricket. In such a situation, it is certain that if any player can get priority among all these players, then it will be Nitish Rana.
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