Indian cricket team is ready to play the ODI series against Sri Lanka. The first match of the three-match series is to be played on Sunday 18 July. Before the start of the series, there were talks about the senior players of India not going on tour. India has a team in England due to which senior players like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma will not be in Sri Lanka. Former Indian opener Wasim Jaffer has described India as his favorite on this tour.
Wasim said, “Even though it is the second line team of the Indian team and there are not many key players in it. I would still like to say that the Indian team is the favorite to win both the ODI and T20 trophies. We have got some very good talent and talented players, I would like to say that the Indian team is the favorite to win both series. It is a very strong team, no doubt about it. Many players of this team like Shikhar Dhawan, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Yuzvendra Chahal are a regular part of the ODI team.
"A lot of attractive players have been picked in this team, Prithvi Shaw is back, Devdutt is also a great talent, Rituraj Gaikwad has also been given a chance, Varun Chakraborty is in the team and Sanju Samson has also managed to make a comeback. I would love to see all these players, especially because the T20 World Cup is very near now. It is a very good platform for all these talented players to perform well."
Talking about the coach, Wasim said, "The biggest thing is that having Rahul Dravid as a coach will give the players of the team an opportunity to learn a lot. It will not be limited to just cricket but everything that a cricketer needs. A must during their career. Rahul Dravid will be the perfect guide for all these young players."
Category: Sports: Cricket