India tour of Sri Lanka, Ind vs SL: India pacer Deepak Chahar who is set to lead India’s bowling attack in India tour of England feels that Shikhar Dhawan is the first choice for the captain.
“Shikhar bhai will be a good choice (for captain). He has been playing for a long time and has a lot of experience. For me, a senior person should become a captain. Because players see that player as a senior and respect him and obey him with honesty. Players should respect their captain. He (Dhawan) will be a good choice,” Chahar told The Times of India.
Deepak Chahar has so far played 13 T20Is and 3 ODIs.
India tour of Sri Lanka, Ind vs SL: As Virat Kohli-led Team India will be busy playing a 5-match Test series in England, BCCI will be sending a second-string squad for India tour of Sri Lanka in July. The Men in Blue is slated to play 3- match ODI and T20 series respectively. India legend and current National Cricket Academy (NCA) chief Rahul Dravid is set to travel with the team as head coach in absence of Ravi Shastri. The latter will be in England with the senior squad at that time.
When it comes to the leadership role, selectors are yet to announce a captain for the upcoming T20I and ODI series. The leading contenders for the role are Shikhar Dhawan, Hardik Pandya and Shreyas Iyer (subject to fitness). The vice-captain might also be picked from the list.
India tour of Sri Lanka, Ind vs SL: When it comes to his own preparation for the series, Chahar is confident that he will be able to perform well against Sri Lanka.
“I am all set for the Sri Lanka tour. I bowled well in the IPL. I was in good touch. I am excited to play in Sri Lanka. In my opinion, experience gives you a lot of confidence. I have experience now and I am confident of a good showing in Sri Lanka. I am sure we will emerge victorious against Sri Lanka. Our second-string team is looking as strong as the main team. We have a lot of options,” Chahar added.
Deepak Chahar took 8 wickets in 7 matches of IPL 2021 (Phase 1)
Sri Lanka tour India squad: India probable squad vs Sri Lanka- Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Sanju Samson, Prithvi Shaw, Deepak Chahar, Rahul Chahar, Jaydev Unadkat, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy and Rahul Tewatia are some of the players who will be in the mix.
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