The BCCI has named the Indian squad that will be traveling to Sri Lanka in July for the limited-overs leg and the consistent performances of youngsters have been rewarded with a place. The senior pro-Shikhar Dhawan has been named the captain of the side and along with the 20 member squad, 5 net bowlers have also been picked up.
With the T20 world cup coming up this year, it will be important for India to test their bench strength and this could also be the last opportunity for certain fringe players who have been under the radar. BCCI has made sure that the players get enough opportunities in international cricket and a decision has made only on performances. With an eye on that, here are 3 impressive decisions taken by the BCCI in selecting India’s squad for Sri Lanka.
3 Impressive Decisions Taken By The BCCI In Selecting India’s Squad For Sri Lanka:
Giving Ruturaj Gaikwad And Devdutt Padikkal A Place In The Squad:
Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devdutt Padikkal have been the most impressive openers among the youngsters for the last two years and they have earned their maiden call up to the side. Gaikwad has been very consistent for Chennai Super Kings at the top of the order and he has been an exceptional talent that needed to be managed properly.
Gaikwad may have wait in the pecking order to get his Indian cap but he is going to learn a lot from being in the Indian dressing room. On the other hand, Padikkal could be the first choice backup option and he has performed brilliantly so far in the last two years. With the Indian future in the hands of both players, it was important for BCCI to reward their performances to keep motivating them and to understand each other’s game.