IND vs SL ODI Series: Former India cricketer VVS Laxman has announced Indias playing XI (VVS Laxmans playing XI for ODI series vs Sri Lanka) for the ODI series against Sri Lanka.
Laxman has announced his playing XI in the program of Star Sports. The ODI series between India and Sri Lanka is going to start from July 13.
Indias team will play a series of 3 ODIs and 3 T20 matches on the tour of Sri Lanka.
All matches will be played in Colombo. Laxman has included the spin duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav in his playing XI.
There. The former Indian cricketer has selected Deepak Chahar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar as fast bowlers in his playing XI.
On Monday, Laxman said on Star Sports, I will have two fast bowlers in Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Deepak Chahar and two spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal.
At the same time, players like Nitish Rana and Devdutt Padikkal have not been given a place by Laxman in the playing XI selected by him.
Laxman said, although there are 20 members with the Indian team who have come here for this series,
but I will go with Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw as an opener, Suryakumar Yadav will be the batsman at number 3. There will be Sanju Samson in ODIs at No. 5, Manish Pandey at No. 5, I will go with Hardik Pandya at No. 6, Krunal Pandya at No. 7.
Many other names like Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devdutt Padikkal, Nitish Rana and Ishan Kishan did not find place in Laxmans playing XI, although former all-rounder Irfan Pathan said that he would like to see Nitish Rana in place of Krunal Pandya.
Hardik Pandya is bowling, so I will keep him as an all-rounder, one more batsman I will add - Nitish Rana will be in place of Kunal.
1. Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), 2. Prithvi Shaw, 3. Suryakumar Yadav, 4. Sanju Samson (WK), 5. Manish Pandey, 6. Hardik Pandya, 7. Kunal Pandya, 8. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 9. Deepak Chahar , 10. Kuldeep Yadav, 11. Yuzvendra Chahal