5 Indian players who might not get a chance in Playing XI on the Sri Lanka tour
The India tour of Sri Lanka kicks off on July 13.
Updated - Jun 14, 2021 4:11 pm
The BCCI has decided that a second-string Indian squad will be traveling to the Lankan shores for an ODI series as well as a T20I series. With the primary squad traveling to England, many players missed out. This series will provide an opportunity for them to make a comeback into the squad. The fans are awaiting a healthy competition within the Indian players.
Indian team has been so competitive and strong that they have managed to make two teams at the same time. With many international teams failing to build up a strong playing XI, this is a major achievement for Captain Kohli. As he captains the squad for the WTC Final, he will be expecting the senior members of the second-string squad to step up. Especially the captain Shikhar Dhawan and his deputy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
As the Sri Lankas are getting weaker every year, this is a great chance to give the youngsters an experience of the international stage. Many experienced IPL campaigners who were uncapped have been given a chance too. However, it is a harsh truth that not everyone will get a chance. Here are
5 Indians who might miss out on playing their first game in the series
5. Varun Chakravarthy
Varun Chakravarthy is one of the TNPL players who has achieved success in the IPL. He has a bowling action that is similar to Sri Lankan mystery spinner Ajanta Mendis. Varun can bowl a lot of dot balls in his quota of four overs. During his time at TNPL, he had bowled a spell of 4-1-9-2, and he was instrumental in one of the unsung heroes behind Madurai’s winning triumph.
Varun has played 21 IPL games so far. In those games, he has picked 25 wickets with an economy rate of 7.35. Adding on, he averages 24.4 and has a bowling strike rate of 19.92. Last year, he took a five-wicket haul which caught the attention of the selectors.
But, injuries have been a roadblock for Varun. He was unable to join the team in Australia. But, this time he has been picked by the selection committee. But, with Kuldeep and Chahal looking to cement a place in the national side, Varun might fail to make it to the squad. Adding on, the presence of two spinners who have played the World Cup makes it even more difficult for him.