India tour of Sri Lanka: Manish Pandey, SuryaKumar Yadav shine in intra-squad practice match

India tour of Sri Lanka: Manish Pandey, SuryaKumar Yadav shine in intra-squad match; Prithvi Shaw, Padikkal, Ruturaj, Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar
India tour of Sri Lanka: Manish Pandey, SuryaKumar Yadav shine in intra-squad match; Prithvi Shaw, Padikkal, Ruturaj, Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar

India tour of Sri Lanka: Manish Pandey, SuryaKumar Yadav shine in intra-squad practice match- Ahead of the upcoming limited-overs series, skipper Shikhar Dhawan and vice-captain Bhuvneshwar Kumar locked horns against each other in the intra-squad practice match. Dhawan won the toss and opted to bowl. Manish Pandey shined with 63 runs while SuryaKumar Yadav slammed fifty. Ruturaj Gaikwad also slammed 30 runs while Prithvi Shaw and Devdutt Padikkal added 60 runs for the opening wicket.

The developments were confirmed by Paras Mhambrey, Bowling Coach India. He said that players ticked the right boxes, intensity was good and effort was spot on.

Batting first, Dhawan XI put up 154 for four in 20 overs with Pandey scoring 63 off 45 balls. Ruturaj Gaikwad contributed 30-odd, opening the innings.

Opposition skipper Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the best bowler with figures of 2/23 in 4 overs.

In reply, Prithvi Shaw and Devdutt Padikkal added 60 runs in quick time to set up the chase and Surya’s 50-odd helped them achieve the target within 17 overs.

Mhambrey said since the target was easily achieved by the side batting second, “we decided we will revise the target and gave them a situation where they had to score 40 odd runs in four overs to win the match. We wanted to push them and get the best out of the situation.”

India tour of Sri Lanka: Manish Pandey, SuryaKumar Yadav shine in intra-squad practice match

A second-string India squad led by Shikhar Dhawan will tour Sri Lanka for limited-overs series. Shikhar Dhawan and Co will lock horns against Sri Lanka in their backyard for 3 ODIs and equal T20Is as Virat Kohli and Co are in the UK for the upcoming 5-match Test series against England. The newly-named India squad also featured big names from IPL who earned their maiden call. A dominating batting performance could help youngsters book a place in T20 World Cup. The ODI series will kick off on July 13 while the T20I series begins July 21.

India’s squad: Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Nitish Rana, Ishan Kishan (Wicket-keeper), Sanju Samson (Wicket-keeper), Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, K Gowtham, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Vice-captain), Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Chetan Sakariya

Net Bowlers: Ishan Porel, Sandeep Warrier, Arshdeep Singh, Sai Kishore, Simarjeet Singh

India’s tour of Sri Lanka, 2021 – ODI series
S.No. Date Match Venue
1 13th July 1st ODI Colombo
2 16th July 2nd ODI Colombo
3 18th July 3rd ODI Colombo

 

India’s tour of Sri Lanka, 2021 – T20I series
S.No. Date Match Venue
1 21st July 1st T20I Colombo
2 23rd July 2nd T20I Colombo
3 25th July 3rd T20I Colombo

 

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India tour of Sri Lanka: Manish Pandey, SuryaKumar Yadav shine in intra-squad practice match

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(with inputs from PTI)

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