Cricket 2021: 5 New Indian IPL Players for Sri Lanka ODI

Players Who Earned Their Maiden Call

The upcoming ODI series and T20Is in Sri Lanka will see India travel with a 20-member squad with five new players to make their debut. Most of the first-choice players are in England for the Test assignments. They will be playing a WTC final against New Zealand from June 18, then a five-Test series against England from August.

The limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka, on the other hand, starts in July and comprises 6 matches: three ODIs from July 13 to 18, accompanied by 3 T20I commencing on July 21 through to July 25.

Check out the five IPL players who earned a maiden call for the Indian tour of Sri Lanka:

Varun Chakravarthy

After an unlucky turn of events in the last two T20 series against England and Australia, which saw him miss out due to fitness issues and injury, Varun is one of the IPL players who earned his maiden call for the Indian tour of Sri Lanka.

The mystery spinner will be a great addition to the team with his recent form in the IPL 2020 and IPL 2021.

Devdutt Padikkal

Devdutt has displayed brilliant performance in the IPL and domestic matches. The lefthander is an excellent player who will no doubt be a valuable addition to the squad. He made his IPL debut last season, where he accumulated 473 runs with the help of 5 fifties. He followed it with 195 runs in 6 innings, including a century in the IPL season 2021.

Ruturaj Gaikwad

He also made his IPL appearance last season for the Chennai Super Kings and has been remarkable. Furthermore, he has so far recorded three consecutive fifties as the IPL 2020 was coming to an end. He has also been exemplary in IPL 2021.

Krishnappa Gowtham

Gowtham makes the list as one of the IPL players who earned his maiden call for the Indian tour of Sri Lanka. The all-rounder has experience as he has played in 24 IPL fixtures. He is known for his big-hitting capabilities and economical bowling spells with the new ball.

Chetan Sakariya

The Rajasthan Royals pacer has had a good season in the IPL 2021, earning him the call-up to the national squad. He has picked up seven wickets-including two 3 wicket hauls in seven matches at a decent economy of 8.22.

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Reference Resource:

  1. https://cricket.yahoo.net/news/5-indian-players-debut-sri-160421373
  2. https://www.insidesport.co/ipl-2021-5-ipl-players-who-earned-maiden-call-to-india-tour-of-sri-lanka/
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