The Indian squad for the limited-overs series against Sri Lanka in July was announced yesterday and a lot of new faces who have done well in IPL have been included. With the Indian test team in England for the ICC World Test Championship finals and the five-match test series against England, the limited-overs squad was expected to include a lot of youngsters already.
With Rahul Dravid named as the mentor and coach of the young Indian team that will travel to Sri Lanka, it can be certainly said that a lot can be learned from the tour. It will also be an important time for fringe players like Manish Pandey, Sanju Samson, Kuldeep Yadav who have been dropped recently from the main Indian squad. Here are 3 Indian players who can make their debut on the Sri Lanka tour.
3 Indian Players Who Can Make Their Debut On The Sri Lanka Tour:
Devdutt Padikkal had to be rewarded for his consistency in all the domestic tournaments and the IPL and it was not a surprise that he earned his maiden Indian call up. The elegant left-hander has been in phenomenal form for the last two years and he will be the backup opener in the squad.
However, he has been very impressive this IPL too scoring 195 runs in 6 games and also brought up his maiden IPL century against the Rajasthan Royals. He is a player to watch out for in the future too and the 20-year-old will be keen to get the Indian cap as soon as possible. He is expected to get at least one opportunity in the Indian colors in the Sri Lanka tour.