The Shikhar Dhawan-led Indian team is all set to lock horns with Sri Lanka in the upcoming limited-overs series, starting from July 18 in Colombo. The Men in Blue are currently sweating hard in the nets and leaving no stone unturned in their preparations for the series.
Meanwhile, the senior pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who will be Shikhar Dhawan’s deputy during the Sri Lanka tour, is confident of his side’s good show in the island nation. He believes that the experience of playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) would certainly benefit the young players during the white-ball series.
With India’s main squad is currently in England for the five-match Test series against the hosts, BCCI has handed maiden national call-ups to five players – Nitish Rana, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Chetan Sakariya, Krishnappa Gowtham, and Devdutt Padikkal. All these players have impressed everyone with their brilliant performances in IPL.
Heaping praise on the youngsters, Bhuvneshwar said, “We have good players. They are young but they have experience of IPL and they have done very well for their respective teams. So, it will be beneficial for India that they will carry the confidence of IPL and they are young and talented.”
“There is a good mix with the experienced players and this will be a good tour. Young players who have come for their first tour and came after doing well in IPL, if they do well here then it will be great for them,” the 31-year-old said on Star Sports Network.