The T20 series against Sri Lanka shows the ease for India as the hosts are well-prepared because of IPL. This series is going to work as an opportunity for the young Indian bench players to prove their capability to perform and enlighten a hope to get selected for the future young Indian team. We will talk about main aspects of the T20 series, which is going to play an important for the Indian team.
Big chance for the IPL players
This T20 series against Sri Lanka is going to be a big opportunity for all the young IPL-era players to perform for the Indian team and make their chances to be part of Indian team like senior players. The Sri Lanka skipper Thisara Perera said that “We have good death bowlers, power hitters, and players who can do the basics right. It is about flushing out all negatives and taking the positives from the first ODI”. “Coming into the India set-up, they are not as perturbed as players before them because they have played a lot of IPL games,” Karthik added.
The 3-match T20 series is going to be a great chance for the young players to make an impact and show their caliber, such as Jaydev Unadkat. In the last five T20Is against Sri Lanka, India has won four of it. “This time has reached a stage where no matter whom we are playing; we are a very strong side,” said Karthik.
Karthik encourages fast bowler Basil Thampi
On Tuesday, Indian skipper Dinesh Karthik said some good words for Basil Thampi, saying that the young Kerala pacer has the “ammunition” to achieve success in T20I. The West Indian all-rounder Dwayne Bravo was highly impressed with his bowling in the IPL for Gujarat Lions. “He’s a very, very good talent. He’s sharp, he bowls quick and is somebody who can execute yorkers very consistently, and that’s probably one of his biggest strengths. He has a good slower ball as well. He has all the ammunition required to play the T20 format and I’m sure he will do really well,” said Karthik.
Thampi bowled Yorkers candidly and Bravo was quick to notice his talent. “I would say he will get the opportunity to play for Team India in a year or so. He has the talent, obviously, but he also has a lot of heart, pace, and the skill. He’s always willing to learn,” Bravo had said. The 24-year-old cricketer was seen bowling to Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Rohit Sharma during India’s training session for the three-T20I series. He has been trained under Glenn McGrath and M Senthilnathan at the MRF Pace Foundation.