5 Indian players from SL vs IND series who might not get a chance in T20 WC 2021
In the T20I series against the Sri Lankan side, a lot of new faces got the chance to showcase their worth to the Indian selectors.
Updated - Jul 30, 2021 11:10 am
The T20I series against Sri Lanka will be the final international assignment that the Indian players will face ahead of the hugely awaited 2021 T20 World Cup. And, in this short T20I series against the Sri Lankan side, a lot of new faces got the chance to showcase their worth to the Indian selectors.
While some grabbed the opportunity with both hands, some players have let the chance slip by. And in all probability, a few Indian players who featured in the series against Sri Lanka might not get a chance to gain an entry into the Indian squad for the 2021 T20 World Cup.
With the T20 World Cup a few months away, let us take a look at five such Indian cricketers.
5. Devdutt Padikkal
Devdutt Padikkal made his T20I debut for the Indian side in the 2nd T20I between India and Sri Lanka that took place on 28th July 2021. The 21-year-old left-hander scored a breezy 29 off 23 deliveries for India in the second rubber. He went on to score just 9 runs in next encounter.
And in all likelihood, Padikkal will miss the bus for the 2021 T20 World Cup. The Indian top-order is brimming with talent, with names such as Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, KL Rahul, and Suryakumar Yadav.
And as of now, Padikkal has played one T20I and has not yet experienced a proper taste of international T20 cricket. Padikkal still has a lot of time to prove his worth, as he is pretty young as well.