India Tour of Sri Lanka: VVS Laxman picks his playing XI for Sri Lanka ODIs, reveals one change he will make – Shikhar Dhawan led Indian cricket team is all set to take on Sri Lanka in the limited-overs series starting from July 18. There are as many as four players such as Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Chetan Sakariya and Nitish Rana who are expecting debut while players like Suryakumar Yadav, Prithvi Shaw, Sanju Samson and Ishan Kishan will be looking to make it big. Former India cricketer turned commentator VVS Laxman picked hi playing XI for the first ODI of the series.
“Well, it’s a very detailed squad, a 20-man squad. But I will go with Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, the No.3 batsman would be Suryakumar Yadav. At No.4 will be Sanju Samson in ODIs, No.5 will be Manish Pandey, at No.6 I will go with Hardik Pandya, No.7 Krunal Pandya. I will have two fast bowlers in Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Deepak Chahar and two spinners will be Kuldeep and Chahal. This is my ODI XI,” Laxman said on Star Sports.
VVS Laxman’s Team India
Openers – Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw
Middle Order – Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Manish Pandey
All-rounder – Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya
Bowlers – Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar
Former India cricketer Irfan Pathan made just one changed in VVS Laxman’s team. “Only one change I would like, Hardik Pandya is bowling, so I will have him as an all-rounder, one more batsman I will add – Nitish Rana in place of Krunal. Apart from that same, because I will like to see Hardik Pandya bowl quite a few numbers of overs,” Pathan said.
ND vs SL Test Series: Squads 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
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India Tour of Sri Lanka – New Itinerary for India vs Sri Lanka Series
|India’s tour of Sri Lanka, 2021 – ODI series|
|1||18th July||1st ODI||Colombo|
|2||20th July||2nd ODI||Colombo|
|3||23rd July||3rd ODI||Colombo|
|India’s tour of Sri Lanka, 2021 – T20I series|
|1||25th July||1st T20I||Colombo|
|2||27th July||2nd T20I||Colombo|
|3||29th July||3rd T20I||Colombo|