Mysterious spinner Varun Chakravarti may well be ready for an international debut as a formidable India with a galaxy of powerful IPL performers starting as overwhelming favorites against Sri Lanka at the opening of T20 International here on Sunday.
After losing the game in the ODI series, Shikhar DhavanRussian players will strive to play one better against Sri Lanka with a team that is ahead in almost all divisions.
Trainer Rahul Dravid However, he will want to test Chakravarti, who can hit breaks, play carromball, and also take assists from right-handers, proving his prowess in the Indian Premier League.
Having missed an away streak in Australia and a home streak against England Due to poor fitness and injury issues, 29-year-old Chakravarti will love that his fairy tale continues even as the Indian team is looking for one spinner for the T20 World Cup in the UAE.
Chakravarty, a skilled architect, was more like a tennis player who became seriously interested in cricket much later in his life and earned excellent results thanks to excellent performances in the competitive Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL), which earned him his first contract with the IPL. …
He has a great history and if he can make it to the World T20 it will be nothing short of exciting given the fact that he is not a product of a structured cricket system.
Another debut could be one of Devdutt Padikkal and Ruturaj Gaikwad, both of whom were recognized IPL performers. WITH Prithvi Show and Suryakumar Yadav was going to leave for England, the leadership of the team could not risk playing with both players.
The elegance of Padikkala is highly anticipated in the international arena and he will get a good guide in skipper Dhawan, who has mastered his T20 game in the last two IPL editions.
Ishan Kishan and Sanju Samson are expected to be included in the game XI, with which Manish Pandey, after the indifferent T20 series, must be removed. The Pandya brothers – Hardik and Krunal – automatically chose this format.
Bhuvneshar Kumar and Deepak Chahar, after a well-deserved rest, will return to the mix and Yuzvendra Chahal most likely to join Krunal and Chakravarti in the slow bowling division.
For Sri Lanka, India’s first ODI win at home in nine years could be the turning point that the country’s cricket ecosystem needs after years of collapse.
Dasun Shanaka is a young captain, but he tries to act instinctively on the pitch, but with good players like Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Chamika Karunaratne and Avishka Fernando in their ranks, they will try to create a quality challenge for the Indians.
Bowling by Akila Dananjay and Ravin Jayavikrama in the last match suggests that Premadasa’s worn pitches will grip as well as provide some twist, although the dew in July won’t be the deciding factor.
India: Shikhar Dhavan (captain), Prithvi Show, Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Vice Captain), Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Nitish Rana, Ishan Kishan (gate keeper), Sanju Samson (gate keeper), Yuzendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, K. Gautam, Krunal Pandia, Kuldip Yadav, Varun Chakravarti, Varun Chakravarti, , Chakhar, Navdeep Saini, Chetan Sakaria.
Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka (captain), Dhananjaya De Silva, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Pathum Nissanka, Charit Asalanka, Vanindu Hasaranga, Ashen Bandara, Minod Bhanuka, Lahiru Udarata, Kaesh Mendismandhakki, Chaminashanka , Shiran Fernando, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Ishan Jayaratne, Pravin Jayavikrama, Asita Fernando, Kasun Rajita, Lahiru Kumara, Isuru Udana.
The match will start at 20:00.