Indians players are preparing themselves for the matches against Sri Lanka by playing intra-squad matches. With no practice matches scheduled, and the players have last played during the Indian Premier League, the visitors are playing among themselves.
In the second intra-squad match – the first game was won by Bhuvneshwar XI against Shikhar Dhawan XI – the likes of Ruturaj Gaikwad, Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav and Hardik Pandya went after the bowlers.
Sri Lanka Cricket uploaded the video on their YouTube channel, capturing all the big hits.
SLC also shared a video of the bowlers dismissing the batsmen. While Kuldeep took three wickets, Navdeep Saini and Yuzvendra Chahal bagged a couple each. Chetan Sakariya and Deepak Chahar accumulated one wicket each.
India and Sri Lanka will start with the ODI series. Shikhar Dhawan is the stand-in skipper for the tour. He was asked to lead the side considering Virat Kohli’s presence in England for the five-match Test series.