The noticeable inclusions are Rahul Tripathi and Sanju Samson.

A lot was expected from Sanju Samson in the just concluded matches against Sri Lanka, but the right-handed batsman once again left his fans and well-wishers disappointed. Even in the third T20I against the hosts, he had enough time to score runs, but he was undone by rivals. India’s head coach Rahul Dravid opened on Sanju Samson’s failures.

Sanju has failed in nine consecutive T20I matches since last year. “It was not the easiest pitch to bat on. In ODIs, he got a chance and scored 46. He was batting well in the first T20 but the last couple of wickets (pitches) were challenging. I guess yeah, if you look back at the series, we will be a little disappointed. Having said that not only Sanju but a lot of young guys in this team are talented kids, and we need to be patient with them,” said Dravid in defense of Samson.

He scored 34 runs out of the three T20Is against SL. Dravid was even asked about Devdutt Padikkal and Ruturaj Gaikwad’s performances.

“I am not disappointed as they are young. They are going to learn and get better only when they are exposed to these kind of conditions and quality of bowling. Sri Lankan team’s bowling attack is an international bowling attack,” quoted Dravid.

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