Team India has so far given 9 players a chance to debut in different formats in Sri Lanka. But still two players are waiting for their turn. In the first match of the ODI, wicket-keeper batsman Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav got a chance. This was the first ODI match for both the players. Although both the players had made their international debut with the first T20. Ishan Kishan also scored a half-century in the match.
Chance for 5 players in 3rd ODI
Team India included left-arm fast bowler Chetan Sakariya, all-rounder Krishnappa Gautam, Nitish Rana, leg-spinner Rahul Chahar and wicket-keeper batsman Sanju Samson in the final match of the ODI series. All five players got a chance to play ODIs for the first time. Although Sanju Samson and Rahul Chahar had earlier entered T20 Internationals. After this, Prithvi Shaw and leg-spinner Varun Chakraborty were given a chance in the first T20. This was Varun’s first international match. At the same time, Shaw had played for Team India in Test and ODI matches.
Padikkal and Rituraj wait for their bar
A 20-member team has been sent for the Sri Lanka tour. 18 players have appeared in 4 matches. Only Devdutt Padikkal and Rituraj Gaikwad have not got a chance so far. In the last two T20 matches, coach Rahul Dravid can give chances to these players. Both these young players play as openers. Talking about the four matches of the series, Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw have opened. In such a situation, only if one of these is removed, can Padikkat or Rituraj get a chance.
Padikkal has scored a century in T20
Devdutt Padikkal may not have got a chance to make his international debut yet, but this young 21-year-old batsman has scored a century in T20. Padikkal has scored 1466 runs in 39 T20 matches at an average of 43. Has scored 2 centuries and 11 half-centuries. Recently, he had scored more than 800 runs in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Devdutt Padikkal plays for Virat Kohli’s team RCB in IPL. At the same time, 24-year-old Rituraj has also performed well in T20. He has so far scored 1337 runs in 46 matches at an average of 33. Has scored 11 fifties. He plays in IPL from MS Dhoni’s team CSK.
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