The limited-over series between India and Sri Lanka will start from July 18. In the absence of senior players Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, the tour has been handed over to Shikhar Dhawan. With this, many young players have been given the opportunity to showcase their potential in Sri Lanka. Devadut Padikkal, Rituraj Gaikwad and Prithvi Shah have been placed in the squad. The latest form of these three batsmen is tremendous, so the big question is who will get the chance to open up with captain Dhawan. According to former India cricketer and commentator Akash Chopra, Prithvi Shah could be Dhawan’s partner in the one-day series.
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Speaking on his YouTube channel, Akash said Shah’s choice was between Padikkal, Prithvi Shah and Rituraj Gaikwad. Shah is a strong contender for the position. Akash praises Prithvi Shah, who can bat right from the start and has the ability to turn the match at any time. Prithvi Shah performed well in IPL this year and Vijay Hazare scored a run in the tournament. At the same time, for Devadut Padikkal, the 14th season of the Indian Premier League is very exciting.
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Former cricketer Manish Pandey has suggested he be included in the Sri Lankan series XI. He said the team should be allowed in the middle order. Akash said that Sanju Samson would be a good choice as a wicketkeeper in ODI series and I would like to go with Ishaan Kishan in T20 format. Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal should be given a chance on this tour. India have to play three ODIs and T20s on their tour of Sri Lanka. The T20 series will start from July 25th.