IND Vs SL: The three-match ODI series between India and Sri Lanka is going to start from today. Shikhar Dhawan will be seen taking charge of Team India for the first time amid the havoc of the Corona virus epidemic. Not only this, this will be Rahul Dravid’s first match as the coach of the national team. The Premadasa Stadium will also keep an eye on the players who have been performing well in the world’s most popular cricket league IPL for the last several years.
This is also India’s last T20 series before the T20 World Cup to be held in October-November this year. India can no longer pick many new faces for the World Cup squad as the team is almost fixed. In such a situation, handling the team by Dravid will be a matter of interest.
Hardik Pandya will also be eyeing
The former India batsman is the director of the National Cricket Academy and has been entrusted with grooming the youth. He has traveled with several players to Sri Lanka as part of the A team on overseas tours. Dravid’s big challenge will be his communication with the Indian team management in England for the Test series. Captain Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri will also be part of the management and Dravid will talk to them about the requirements of the T20 World Cup.
For India, the focus will be on how Hardik Pandya performs as a bowler as he is recovering from a back injury. Hardik Pandya’s bowling becomes very important for India in view of the T20 World Cup.
Devdutt Padikkal, Nitish Rana, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Chetan Sakariya, Varun Chakravarthy and Krishnappa Gautam are the players who can get a chance to debut under Dravid’s coaching.
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