Former India batsman VVS Laxman has said that Sri Lanka’s tour is important for Shikhar Dhawan. He said that the team will perform well in the tour and will be available for Team India at the upcoming T20 World Cup. It is noteworthy that Shikhar Dhawan has been named captain of the limited overs series against Sri Lanka. India need to play a series of three ODIs and three T20s on this tour.
Laxman told Star Sports, ‘Shikhar Dhawan has been rewarded for his consistent performance with the white ball. He is the most experienced player on the team. But it is clear that Shikhar needs to exploit this opportunity, especially the T20 World Cup. Rohit Sharma and K.L. Rahul has a fierce rivalry with the established opener batsman. Virat Kohli has clearly stated that he wants to open in T20 format. So Shikhar needs to run.
India’s limited-overs series against Sri Lanka begins on July 13 with the first ODI in Colombo. At the same time, the first game of the T20 series will take place from July 21st. Rahul Dravid has been appointed as the head coach of Team India on this tour. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been made vice-captain of the team. The absence of many senior players, including Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, has allowed many young players. It stars Rituraj Gaikavad, Nitish Rana, Devadut Padikkal, Krishnappa Gautam and Chetan Zakaria.
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