India will tour Sri Lanka in July for limited-overs series: Sourav Ganguly


BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Sunday mentioned that the Indian staff, sans the highest gamers, will tour Sri Lanka in July for a restricted overs bilateral collection.

Big names corresponding to skipper Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma will not be a part of the tour as they will be engaged in a marquee five-match Test collection in England.

“We have planned a white ball series for the senior men’s team during the month of July where they will play T20 Internationals and ODIs in Sri Lanka,” Ganguly instructed PTI in an interplay.

Asked how will India segregate the 2 groups, Ganguly mentioned that it will be a distinct aspect, which gained’t have anybody from the outfit that will be in the United Kingdom at the moment.

“Yes, it will be a team of white ball specialists. It will be a different team,” the previous India captain mentioned, making it clear that the cricket board additionally has the preparation of white ball regulars in thoughts.

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There will be at the least 5 T20 Internationals and could also be three ODIs in Sri Lanka.

India’s tour of England will finish on September 14 and with the schedule of the rest of IPL but to be chalked out, the BCCI would need the likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal to be match prepared.

“The BCCI president is very keen that all our top players are match ready and since England doesn’t have a white ball leg the month of July can be utilized well,” a BCCI supply instructed PTI whereas explaining the logic behind the tour.

For the Kohlis and Sharmas, they needn’t come from UK, which has in place some arduous quarantine guidelines.

“Technically, in the month of July there are not any official senior India staff matches. The Test squad will be taking part in intra squad video games.

“So there is no harm in India’s white ball experts getting some match time and selectors also get to fix the missing jigsaws in selection puzzle.”

This will give the staff an opportunity to hold out experiments, like whether or not it will be Chahal, Rahul Chahar or Rahul Tewatia for the leg break bowler’s slot, if Chetan Sakariya will be tried as left-arm choice, whether or not Devdutt Padikkal or Shreyas Iyer will get match to play by then.

Not to neglect that Prithvi Shaw’s worldwide profession might get a lift with this white ball match, with Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan additionally getting an opportunity to stake their claims.


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