A really heat welcome to the protection of India’s white-ball tour of Sri Lanka, which kicks off with the primary ODI on the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
It’s not fairly often you see two Indian groups on tour concurrently. While a limited-overs squad is in Sri Lanka for 3 ODIs and three T20Is, the Test staff led by Virat Kohli will start a red-ball sequence in opposition to England on August 4.
Many have touted this Sri Lanka tour because the audition for the younger Indian gamers vying for spots within the T20 World Cup a number of months from now within the UAE.
With the Kohli-Shastri duo on Test duties in England, Shikhar Dhawan has been given the duty to lead the Men in Blue, with the legendary Rahul Dravid requested to take day trip from his obligation because the NCA head to coach the staff in Sri Lanka.
Jostling for consideration with the Tokyo Olympics, the competition was delayed by 5 days due to a number of Covid circumstances within the Lankan camp.
Sri Lanka, in the meantime, are coming off a horror tour of England and supposed to play within the qualifiers of the T20 World Cup. To make it worse, their key gamers — Kusal Mendis and Niroshan Dickwella — are suspended from the India sequence due to a breach of bio-bubble guidelines.