IND vs. SL: Shikhar Dhawan says Virat Kohli will be looking after Ravi Shastri’s ‘special player’

India captain Shikhar Dhawan hosted a virtual press conference ahead of the first ODI against Sri Lanka. “If captain Virat Kohli or Coach Ravi Shastri has a particular player in mind before the ICC T20 World Cup, the team management will definitely consider it,” Shikhar Dhawan, the captain of India’s limited overs team, said on Saturday. Dhawan will lead the youth team (which does not have six players) in a six-match limited-overs series against Sri Lanka. This is the last chance to see the players perform before the T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates from October 17.

“I have not had any specific discussions with Virat or Ravi Bhai,” Dhawan told reporters ahead of Sunday’s opening match. But I am sure they must have discussed something with Rahul Bhai and the selectors and I am sure this message will be delivered to us. The veteran opener said, ‘Whoever plays in this series will keep the T20 World Cup in mind. Obviously if the selectors, Ravi Bhai or Virat have a player in mind, we will play that player because it is a good platform. If you want to see a player before T20 World, this is the only series you have.

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Though Dhawan did not reveal the playing XI, he said he had decided on his initial partner for the series. We have also decided on my initial partner and team, which will be revealed tomorrow, ”he said. As coach Rahul Dravid said, there is no rule that every player in the series should try. No, we have not decided how many players we will feed and whom we will feed, ”he said.

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