With Team India set to play a thrilling 3-match T20I series against Sri Lanka in July, the youngsters will have an opportunity to put up their case for a place in India’s squad for upcoming T20 World Cup in October-November. Some of the players, who have been in exceptional form in domestic circuit and IPL, will be rewarded with a place in the playing XI in the upcoming T20Is against Sri Lanka. Let us have a look at the ideal playing XI that the Men in Blue can opt for in the series, starting July 22.
1. Shikhar Dhawan (c)
The veteran Indian opener has fallen down the pecking order in India’s T20 setup, with KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma and even Virat Kohli ahead of him in the race for opening slot in the national side. With all of senior members unavailable, Shikhar Dhawan will finally have a chance to bat at top of the order and play his new-style aggressive brand of cricket that he displayed in first half of IPL 2021, where he scored 380 runs in 8 matches at a strike-rate of 134.27.