The Indian Premier League (IPL) has played a massive role in creating a competent pool of Indian cricketers. Their recent success is greatly attributed to the IPL and its ability in getting players ready fit for future challenges. It was distinctly visible in the last few months and it’s also evident from BCCI’s selection for the upcoming white-ball tour of Sri Lanka. The selectors have given a massive weightage to IPL performances.
As many as five players have received maiden call-ups to the squad, with a host of first-choice players set to tour England to participate in the five-match Test series. The men who will visit the island nation are not only proven domestic performers but have also showcased their talent in the international arena in their limited opportunities. Nevertheless, even with the first-choice cricketers missing, the tourists should fancy their chances in Sri Lanka.
We take a look at IPL Team Wise Number Of Players Included In India’s ODI & T20I Squad For Sri Lanka Tour:
Rajasthan Royals (2):
Rajasthan Royals skipper Sanju Samson quite expectedly got the nod as he ended the first leg of IPL 2021 as amongst the top five run-getters. Though Sanju Samson is yet to make his ODI debut, the right-handed batsman has had a forgettable T20I career so far. Hence, Samson needs to capitalize on the opportunities that he would receive in this series.
Seamer Chetan Sakariya managed to impress in his first year of IPL as he dismissed the likes of MS Dhoni, Mayank Agarwal, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, KL Rahul, and Nitish Rana. In seven matches, Sakariya has claimed as many scalps at 31.71. However, he is unlikely to get the nod for the One-day internationals and play only in the T20Is.