Harsha Bhogle picks his India XI for series against Sri Lanka
The Indian team will have a tough season in the upcoming months. They will be playing the World Test Championship Final, the T20 World Cup, and the remaining IPL games as well.
It will be not easy for the Indian players as they may not get enough rest to keep them fresh. Due to the heavy fixtures, the BCCI decided to send another team for the tour of Sri Lanka.
The BCCI picked the young guns for the limited-overs series against Sri Lanka. Meanwhile, the cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle has picked his best XI for the ODI series.
With most of the senior players have been traveling to England for the finals of the World Test Championship, the young players have to take responsibility.
The Sri Lankan cricket team also has not been in good form in recent years as they are struggling even against the weaker teams. So, the BCCI decided to send their A team by keeping Sri Lanka's form in the mind.
Harsha Bhogle picks his best ODI XI against Sri Lanka:
Harsha Bhogle appointed Bhuvneshwar Kumar for his XI for the tour of SL. Prithvi Shaw will open the innings along with the experienced Shikhar Dhawan. Suryakumar Yadav will play at Kohli's position as he is not available.
Sanju Samson and Manish Pandey will take care of middle-order while the Pandya brothers will do the finishing roles for the team. He has taken Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, and the KulCha combo to fill the remaining slots.
The Pandya brothers have to show some consistency in the series against Sri Lanka. They completely lost their touch during the first half of IPL 2021. They would look to perform to seal their seats for the T20 World Cup.
Harsha Bhogle's ODI XI for the series against Sri Lanka:
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Yadav, and Yuzvendra Chahal.