Indian team is set to lock horns with Sri Lanka in a bilateral ODI and T20I series in July 2021. Since many senior players are currently in England for the forthcoming 5-match Test series scheduled to commence in August, a different squad is will take part in the Sri Lanka tour. The squad will be led by Shikhar Dhawan and consists of many young players. Moreover, many uncapped players will also make their international debut with the Sri Lanka tour.
The three-match ODI series will kickstart with the first match on July 13. The 2nd and 3rd ODI will be played on July 16 and 18 respectively. The three-match T20I series will commence with the 1st game on July 21, with the 2nd and 3rd T20I on July 23 and 25 respectively.
Since many youngsters and uncapped players are highly expected to play the T20I matches against Sri Lanka, their good performances in the series can create a hurdle for other players’ careers in T20I cricket. Here we talk about 3 Indian players whose T20I careers might end after the Sri Lanka tour.
3 Indian Players Whose T20I Career Might End After The Sri Lanka Tour
Manish Pandey is the first Indian player whose T20I career might end after the Sri Lanka tour. The right-handed batsman made his T20I debut long back in 2015 but has been in and out of the team over the years. So far, the 31-year-old cricketer has played 33 T20I matches and scored 709 runs at an average of 44.31. He has a good batting average but has only managed to hit 3 fifties and owns a below-average strike rate of 126+.
Against Sri Lanka, the Indian squad comprises of few middle-order batsmen like Suryakumar Yadav, Nitish Rana, and Ishan Kishan. If these batsmen come up with a spectacular batting show in the series, then selectors might select them instead of Pandey in the future for India’s T20I series.