Led by Shikhar Dhawan, the Indian team will tackle Sri Lanka in an ODI and T20I series in July next month. India will play three matches each during the Sri Lanka T20I Series and ODI Series. As many important Indian players are currently in England for the five-match Test series to be played in August-September 2021, a secondary group has been formed for the Sri Lanka tour.
The ODI series will be played from 13 July to 18 July. The India vs Sri Lanka T20I series starts after the ODI series, with the first T20I match on July 21st. The Indian group consists of experienced players, some new players and some unlimited players.
As there are only three matches played during the T20I series, there are few Indian players who might not have the chance to play. Here we look at 3 Indian players who will possibly be in the T20I series of Sri Lanka.
3 Indian players who could be in Sri Lanka throughout the T20I series
Ruturaj Gaikwad is the first player to possibly finish in India vs Sri Lanka T20I series. The right-handed batsman played some brilliant shots for Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2021. He scored 196 runs in 7 overs with 2 half-centuries. However, the Indian group consists of brilliant openings like Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw.
On top of that, RCB starting candidate Devdutt Pakikkal is also in the queue for his debut in the Sri Lanka tour. There are only two places for the opening batsmen in the playing XI, and with such a close competition for first place among the Indian group, Ruturaj Gaikwad may not get a chance to play.