First time in cricket history, team India will play two different series in different countries with different squad help. BCCI set to launch their player into two different series at the same time. Virat Kohli will lead the test side against England, while another white-ball specialist squad will play the T20 and ODI series against islander Sri Lanka this July.
Cricket fans are very excited to watch their favorite team from the different side of the world, and it means there is nonstop cricket festive in July. Hence, that is all about the tournament. But who is going to call for the series will more interesting to see. Fans are eagerly waiting for the squad and playing XI. Here, former Indian wicket-keeper batsman, Deep Dasgupta comes up with a list of players who can fly Sri Lanka. He mixed the squad nicely with experience and newcomers. Somehow, he has missed some prominent faces as well.
Ishan Kishan excluded
In a conversation with ESPNCRICINFO, Deep Dasgupta named his playing XI for the Sri Lanka series. He has selected Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw for the opening slot. They were in great touch in the first half of the IPL 2021. Sanju Samson and Surya Kumar Yadav got their name into his team. Surprisingly, he didn’t pick up Ishan Kishan for his poor form in the IPL.
Former Bengal captain has picked Manish Pandey to strengthen the middle order. Manish Pandey failed to make his mark in the IPL, though he has got the chance. Rahul Tewatia and Hardik Pandiya are selected as an all-rounder. Both of them had average IPL season. Rahul Chahar is selected ahead of Yuzvendra Chahal. Natarajan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Deepak Chahar are the three primary pacers to lead the team.
Deep Dasgupta’s India T20I playing XI for Sri Lanka series
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Rahul Tewatia, Rahul Chahar, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan