India’s tour to Sri Lanka has garnered a lot of attention. The fact that this is a new look India squad has generated a lot of curiosity among the Indian fans. Rahul Dravid is the head coach and Shikhar Dhawan will be leading the side. This factor has also played a big part in the interest spike. A lot of players will be looking to cement themselves in the setup. With the T20 World Cup looming, players will look at this series as a dress rehearsal. Lets look at Players To Watch Out For India Against Sri Lanka
Players To Watch Out For In India vs Sri Lanka
#5 Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav has been in stunning form for the last 2-3 years. He has been Mumbai Indians’ cornerstone since 2018. He smashed 512 runs in 2018, 424 in 2019, and 480 runs in 2020. Yadav literally broke open the selection door with his stupendous showing. He carried on the form in his 2 T20I appearances for India. Yadav will be eager to make the number 3-4 spot his own. His attacking batsmanship is a treat to watch.
#4 Kusal Perera
Kusal Perera is from the Sanath Jayasuriya school of batting. He is the current captain of the Lankan side. Perera’s ODI career strike rate is an impressive 92.3. His gameplay will be to take the attack to the Indians. It will be imperative for him to deliver as the Lankan side is devoid of experience.
#3 Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya is invaluable to the Indian team. His presence in the middle can be intimidating for the opposition. Pandya’s all-around abilities make him an exciting prospect. His overall career ODI strike rate is a mind-boggling 117.3. He can singlehandedly change games on his day. Pandya will cherish the spin-friendly conditions in Lanka.
#2 Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson is easily one of the most stylish players in the modern game. His silken batting is a viewer’s delight. It is surprising to note that Samson hasn’t yet made his ODI debut. This tour will present Samson with a chance to silence his detractors. Samson is fluent against both pace and spin. He can score quickly off the blocks. If he is able to conjure a good start, we will be in store for a Samson special.
#1 Prithvi Shaw
Prithvi Shaw in all likelihood will partner Shikhar Dhawan at the top. He has had a sensational run of late both in the domestic circuit and in the IPL. Shaw’s List A career is outstanding. In the 41 games he has played so far, Shaw has scored 2211 runs at an average of 58.2 and with a strike rate of 125. There hasn’t been a better young talent in India other than Shaw in recent years. This might just prove to be a career-defining series for both him and India.