Huge names resembling skipper Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma won’t be a part of the tour as they are going to be engaged in a marquee five-match Check sequence in England. (Getty Pictures)
KOLKATA: BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Sunday stated that the Indian group, sans the highest gamers, will tour Sri Lanka in July for a restricted overs bilateral sequence.
Huge names resembling skipper Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma won’t be a part of the tour as they are going to be engaged in a marquee five-match Check sequence in England.
“We’ve got deliberate a white ball sequence for the senior males’s group throughout the month of July the place they are going to play T20 Internationals and ODIs in Sri Lanka,” Ganguly advised PTI in an interplay.
Requested how will India segregate the 2 groups, Ganguly stated that it will likely be a unique aspect, which will not have anybody from the outfit that shall be in the UK at the moment.
“Sure, it will likely be a group of white ball specialists. Will probably be a unique group,” the previous India captain stated, making it clear that the cricket board additionally has the preparation of white ball regulars in thoughts.
There shall be at the very 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 may be very eager that every one our high gamers are match prepared and since England would not have a white ball leg the month of July could be utilized nicely,” a BCCI supply advised PTI whereas explaining the logic behind the tour.
For the Kohlis and Sharmas, they needn’t come from UK, which has in place some onerous quarantine guidelines.
“Technically, within the month of July there aren’t any official senior India group matches. The Check squad shall be taking part in intra squad video games.
“So there isn’t a hurt in India’s white ball consultants getting some match time and selectors additionally get to repair the lacking jigsaws in choice puzzle.”
This can give the group an opportunity to hold out experiments, like whether or not it will likely be Chahal, Rahul Chahar or Rahul Tewatia for the leg break bowler’s slot, if Chetan Sakariya could be tried as left-arm choice, whether or not Devdutt Padikkal or Shreyas Iyer will get match to play by then.
To not 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.