Under the captaincy of Shikhar Dhawan, Team India has to take part in the first three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka and then the three-match T20 series. Team captain Shikhar Dhawan will be the opener against Sri Lanka in this cricket series starting from July 18, but who will open the innings with him. For this, there are three contenders in the team. Apart from Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikkal, Rituraj Gaekwad also open in Team India which went on tour to Sri Lanka. Now Prithvi Shaw will be given a chance in the first ODI along with Dhawan in these three. According to the news of InsideSport, now Rituraj and Devdutt will have to wait.
Team India has gone with five opener batsmen on the Sri Lanka tour, but the team management at this time wants to give a chance to Prithvi Shaw and prepare him for the future. The team management wants to give chance to Prithvi Shaw considering the upcoming series and that is the reason, he will open the innings with Dhawan. Another big reason behind this is that Dhawan and Prithvi open for Delhi Capitals in IPL and both have a very good rapport, as well as their pair, has been very successful in IPL.
Speaking to InsideSport, the source said that Prithvi Shaw has scored a lot of runs in this home series and was exceptional especially in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. On the other hand, Dhawan and Shaw share a good rapport as they play for the same IPL team. I would be surprised if someone else opens for the Indian team in the first match. According to me both Rituraj Gaikwad and Devdutt Padikkal will have to wait for their term now.
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