New Delhi: Ever since the ICC has announced the dates of the T20 World Cup, discussions have started as to which players will be able to make their place in the Indian team. Currently, Team India led by Shikhar Dhawan is on a tour of Sri Lanka. Many new faces have been included in this team. All eyes are on this team’s performance against Sri Lanka. Somewhere in this series the effect of the performance of the players can be seen during the team selection of T20 World Cup. The first ODI between India and Sri Lanka will be played in Colombo on July 13.
Laxman’s big statement about Dhawan
Former Indian cricketer VVS Laxman has given a big statement about Shikhar Dhawan. He has described Dhawan’s tour of Sri Lanka as a good platform to prepare for the T20 World Cup. Laxman believes that the limited overs series against Sri Lanka is very important for Shikhar Dhawan in view of the T20 World Cup. Laxman said, “I think Dhawan should be rewarded for performing in limited overs cricket. He is the most experienced player in the team. But Dhawan will have to take advantage of this opportunity considering the T20 world.”
He said, “The competition for a place in the team is tough because Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul are in the form of openers. Virat Kohli has also said that he wants to open in the T20 format. So Dhawan will have to score runs.” Apart from this, former all-rounder Irfan Pathan said, “Dhawan likes to have fun. Whenever you meet him, he is always laughing. Young players will love being with him.”
Know what is the schedule of Sri Lanka tour
The Indian team will play a series of three ODIs and three T20 matches on the Sri Lanka tour. The first match of the ODI series will be held on July 13, the second match on July 16 and the third match on July 18. Apart from this, the first T20 match will be played on 21 July, the second T20 on 23 July and the third match will be played on 25 July. There are not many star players in the team that went on the tour of Sri Lanka, because India has a team in England for the Test series against England. In such a situation, Dhawan will have the most important responsibility in the series against Sri Lanka.
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