First, two Indian teams will travel to different places at the same time. There will also be a new leader. Shikhar Davan is preparing to take responsibility for a 20-member Indian country in Sri Lanka, executed to the brim with youths, including six unlimited players.
On Thursday, BCCI announced an invigorating squad for the limited order assignment in Sri Lanka. The squad consists of players with initial calls to India, names trying to revive their dying career, and rookies who have been impressed by this year’s postponement. IPL edition.
While India’s main country will be in the UK for the test series with big tickets against England, Team B will not Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma will travel to the island nation for six white ball matches. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will replace Dhawan and all matches will be played in one place – R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium – between 13 and 25 July.
There are many anticipated inclusions, a few surprising omissions and a few names trying to regain lost ground. Here are the main conclusions from the team’s announcement:
1. Pampered to choose from at the top
Colts Devdutt Padikkal and Ruturaj Gaikwad, who quickly became an essential part of their respective IPL franchises, were made up for the team. Padical quickly climbed into the ranks as he opened the inning for the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
It was hard to imagine 20-year-old Padical finishing as RCB’s highest race in the UAE. He did not stop there and transferred his IPL form to the home stage. In the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, he scored 218 tracks in six games and hit a staggering 737 tracks in Troja Vijay Hazare. On top of that, the Karnataka boy scored his first IPL of the century against Rajasthan Royals in the recently abbreviated IPL edition.
A similar story is about 24-year-old Ruturaj from Maharashtra. Overcoming COVID-19 and debuting against the backdrop of CSK’s terrible season in the UAE and finishing with 204 tracks in six games, including three consecutive fifty years, made it a favorite. Like Padical, Ruturai is a solid pillar of the best line of his franchise of the last two seasons.
“Every professional cricket dreams of playing for India one day. I will be happy if I have the opportunity to wear the national shirt soon,” Routuraj told India TV just days before his call-up in Indian fashion.
Skipper Davan and Prithvi Shaw, the other two opening options were the most likely choice in the first place at the top. With considerable experience, the duo Delhi Capitals will boost the top order. After a breakthrough in Australia, Shaw came back strong to win 827 tracks in the Vijay Hazare Trophy and also finished as the highest winner in the tournament. He was also brilliant in IPL 2021, scoring 308 tracks in just eight games.
Dhawan will also compete in his new role, scoring more than 7,000 tracks for India in white ball formats. As if that wasn’t enough, the Indian camp also has Nitish Rana and Ishan Kishan to give the role of opener.
2. Opportunity for revival for many
Pretty Shaw himself revealed that he feels “useless” after being eliminated from the team in Australia. “I went to my room and broke. I felt something was wrong. I needed answers quickly,” he told The Indian Express.
Overcoming a difficult phase, Shaw found his modjo in the inner circle (Vijay Hazare Trophy) and IPL 2021. He was fourth on the list of Orange Cap holders when the IPL edition stopped. The 21-year-old may not have won a ticket to the United Kingdom, but he seems more than ready to start with Davan.
Like Shaw, Manish Pandi there was also a season with many ups and downs. Earlier this year, the right-wing was knocked out of India for five T20 games against England. There was no official word on his exclusion, but many fans raised questions about his future with the national team. To make matters worse, he was dropped from the BCCI contract list. He sought solace in IPL 2021, scoring 193 tracks in five games with two fifty for SunRisers Hyderabad. The tour in Sri Lanka will be a great opportunity for him to resurrect his career.
The series from Sri Lanka will be extremely important for Kuldeep Yadav. The last 12-15 months have been difficult for Chinese bowling. It all started with his mediocre stay with Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2020, where he collected just one goal in five games. Then Kuldeep did not play in any game for India before playing Chennai Test against England. IPL 2021 is no different for the 26-year-old, as he does not participate in any matches. To rub salt into the wound, Kuldeep did not make it to the Indian team for a tour of England, including the WTC final.
3. There is no place for Harshal Patel, Jadev Uncatcat
While Chetan Sakariya made the cut, Harshal Patel did not reach the team, although he grabbed 17 wickets from seven innings and held the Purple Cap in the now postponed IPL season.
Harshall was traded by Delhi Capitals with Royal Challengers Bangalore before the fourteenth season and Haryana pacer enjoyed his breakthrough season after returning to his old IPL franchise. He sought an answer to RCB’s long-standing bowling woes. Except for his 37-collision against Ravindra JadejaHarshall had a great outing this year in a red shirt.
Another missing name from the team was the universal Rahul Tevatia, who failed his fitness test before the England T20Is. It is reported that Tevatia and Varun Chakravarti did not meet the minimum requirements in the suitability test. While Chakravarti won a place on the 20-member team, Tevati was neglected when Crowned Panda and K Gowtham are present in the setup.
Despite calls for his inclusion, Saurashtra captain Jaydev Unadkat was also left out of the Indian team. An excellent performer on the inner track, the step with his left hand was crucial for the start of his country’s Ranji Trophy 2019-20. He raised 67 wickets – the most of each step, surpassing Dooda Ganesh’s 62 records in the 1998-99 season.
“I don’t understand why Jaydev Unadkat is being ignored. He picked 67 weekends (a record) in the last Ranji Trophy and many of them came to the Rajkot flat track,” the former national team coach told Sarandeep Singh PTI last month.
Dinesh Kartik, India’s hero in the 2018 Nidahas Trophy final against Bangladesh was also overlooked. He recently said that he should be part of the T20I and hopes to join the T20 World Cup team.
4. Vijay ShankarThe future of Shivam Dube hangs in the balance
C Hardik Pandyaon the way back, the fast all-around bowling slot looks over and dusty. He is the only option in the team that does not face any competition from this type of players.
Vijay Shankar did not wear the Indian shirt from the 2019 World Cup. His IPL 2020 was also interrupted by a lower leg injury. He suffered another stroke injury at the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. The IPL 2021 limit for Tamil Nadu cricket was not great either. He scored just 58 runs in seven games and picked three wickets when SunRisers Hyderabad slipped to the bottom. In Hardick’s presence, Shankar’s return to the national structure looks bleak at the moment.
Shivam Dube has followed the same path. When he joined the Royal Challengers Bangalore, great things were expected of him. However, in 15 games for the team led by Virat Kohli, he managed only 168 tracks with an average of 16.90. After relocating to the Rajasthan Royals, Dube looked no different, scoring 145 runs at an average of 24.16 and a strike of 117.88.
5. Sanju Samson to fill the void of Shreyas Ayer?
Rajasthan Royales skipper Sanju Samson will be one of the choices for India to put on his gloves and may also get a chance to play in No. 3. However, with Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav in the squad, Samson will have to fight for his place in Game XI.
Wicketkeeper-batsman still needs to check the box for the sequence. He set the tone against the Punjab Kings to start his IPL 2021 campaign high. However, he looked cold and cold in other games. The rise of Rishabh Pant may have jeopardized Samson’s international career, but the Kerala player still has what it takes to be part of the Indian organization.
Shreas Ayer, on the other hand, will lick his lips to return. After shoulder surgery in April, Ayer is expected to take at least three months to be able to recover again. After missing the first half of IPL 2021, the Delhi Capitals captain will most likely join the franchise for the rest of the season in the UAE.
The Indian team for a tour in Sri Lanka: Shikhar Dhawan (captain), Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Nitish Rana, Ishan Kishan (Wicket-keeper), Sanju Samson (Wicket-goalkeeper), Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, K Gowtham, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Deputy Captain), Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Chetan Sakariya
Net Bowlers: Ishan Porel, Sandeep Warrier, Arshdeep Singh, Sai Kishore, Simarjeet Singh