A Bunch of new faces will be seen in the Indian Squad for the upcoming Sri Lanka tour after many senior players are expected to be excluded, given the England tour in September; however, some old names of the Indian team will be seen along with the new faces in July against Sri Lanka.
The Indian team cricket is looking forward to the limited-overs series in Sri Lanka after the IPL 14 postponed midway. A Bunch of new faces will be seen in the Indian Squad for the upcoming Sri Lanka tour after many senior players are expected to be excluded, given the England tour in September. However, some old names of the Indian team will be seen along with the new faces in July against Sri Lanka.
Team India has a better chance to test new faces in International cricket; Apart from domestic cricket, these young players have had an impressive run in the IPL.
All eyes are now set on the Sri Lanka series as some new names are expected to debut for the country. Indian team visited Sri Lanka for the Nidahas Trophy in 2018, where India won the title by defeating Bangladesh in an exciting encounter that went on to the last ball of the final over. This time some players can make a debut for Team India, they have been mentioned here.
'Mystery spinner' Varun Chakraborty has impressed everyone with his performance in the last two years. Chakraborty has become an important bowler for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the IPL.
Varun was included in the T20 team for the tour of Australia, but he was forced out due to a shoulder injury. He was then included in the Indian team for the T20 series against England, but this time he failed the fitness test. Now Varun Chakraborty is likely to make an international debut on the Sri Lanka tour.
Rahul Tewatia also missed out on playing against England, he didn't get a chance in playing 11 even after being included in the squad. Rahul, an impressive performer in both bowling and batting departments has done wonders in both IPL and domestic cricket. His game was also highly appreciated in the IPL last year and he can get a chance to make his debut on the Sri Lanka tour.
Devdutt Padikkal is closest to the debut among all these players, given his brilliant performances in both IPL and domestic cricket. Padikkal can fetch the opening spot for the Indian team in the Sri Lanka tour. He was the highest run-scorer for his team Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in IPL 2021, while he also had a fruitful season in the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2020-21; he scored 737 runs with an average of 147.4 in seven matches.
Harshal Patel performed brilliantly in IPL 2021. Harshal impressed everyone by taking 5 wickets for 27 in his first Match against MI; he became the first bowler to take five wickets against Mumbai Indians in the IPL. Harshal Patel was the purple cap holder with 17 wickets in 7 matches until the IPL 14 season was postponed.