India will face Sri Lanka in the T20I series starting on July 25. Ahead of the first match, India is facing a selection dilemma as plenty of players are waiting to start for the national team. As per a report in T20I, mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy is likely to make his debut. He was not considered for selection in the recently concluded ODI series.
Varun has been a part of Team India on a couple of occasions but he missed out on representing the Men in Blue owing to injuries.
After his impressive performances in the Indian Premier League, it seems he will finally get a chance as India focuses on the T20 World Cup preparations.
He will represent Kolkata Knight Riders in the remaining matches of the 14th edition, which will be played in the UAE. The league was postponed in May 2021 due to a spate of Covid-19 cases.
India Squad: Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (vice-captain), Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Nitish Rana, Ishan Kishan (Wicket-keeper), Sanju Samson (Wicket-keeper), Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, K Gowtham, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Chetan Sakariya.
Sri Lanka Squad:Dasun Shanaka (captain), Dhananjaya De Silva, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Ashen Bandara, Minod Bhanuka, Lahiru Udara, Ramesh Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Binura Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera, Lakshan Sandakan, Akila Dananjaya, Shiran Fernando, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Ishan Jayaratne, Praveen Jayawickrama, Asitha Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Isuru Udana.