January 19, 2022

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Who will open with Shikhar Dhawan in ODIs ? Prithvi Shaw or Devdutt Padikkal ?

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Team India is all set to play couple of white ball series on the soil of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka will host team India for three match T20I series followed by three match ODI series. First ODI of this series will be played on 18th July after some covid-19 scares in Sri Lankan camp.

Major team India’s players likes of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah are currently in England, preparing for five match test series against England which is starting on 4th of August. While Board of control for cricket in India (BCCI) announced their second string team for this white ball tour. Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Yuzi Chahal have included in this squad.

Team India’s squad for Sri Lanka tour

Shikhar Dhawan (c), Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Nitish Rana, Ishan Kishan (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, K Gowtham, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (vc), Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Chetan Sakariya

Who will open with Shikhar Dhawan ?

Team India have lot of options for openers in this current squad. Shikhar Dhawan is permanent choice for them. Prithvi Shaw, Ishan Kishan, Devdutt Padikkal alongwith Ruturaj Gaikwad this are the four options for team India.

Prithvi Shaw and Devdutt Padikkal have an extraordinary Vijay Hazare trophy. Prithvi Shaw smashed 6 tons while Devdutt Padikkal also smashed 5 tons in last season of Vijay Hazare trophy. Prithvi Shaw scored 827 with an average of 165.40. While Devdutt Padikkal scored 737 runs with an average of 147.40 runs.

Ishan Kishan is current captain of Jharkhand team. He will be an aggressive choice for selectors as he showed his ability in last England series. Where he smashed a debut fifty in his very first international apperance. As per our opinion Ruturaj Gaikwad is also good choice but as per current squad Prithvi Shaw, Ishan Kishan and Devdutt Padikkal are far ahead of him.