Devdutt Padikkal to Ruturaj Gaikwad: Indias young brigade ready for limited-overs series vs Sri Lanka

Devdutt Padikkal to Ruturaj Gaikwad: India’s young brigade ready for limited-overs series vs Sri Lanka Devdutt Padikkal, Chetan Sakaria, Nitish Rana, Krishnappa Gowtham, and Ruturaj Gaikwad earned their maiden call-up to the national team following a

Devdutt Padikkal to Ruturaj Gaikwad: Indias young brigade ready for limited-overs series vs Sri Lanka Photo

Devdutt Padikkal, Chetan Sakaria, Nitish Rana, Krishnappa Gowtham, and Ruturaj Gaikwad earned their maiden call-up to the national team following a fine display in the Indian Premier League and domestic tournaments.

Shikhar Dhawan will lead the young India team in the limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka next month with Bhuvneshwar Kumar named as his deputy. India will face the hosts in three one-day internationals and three Twenty20 games next month with all matches to be played at the R Premadasa International Stadium in Colombo.

NEWS : The All-India Senior Selection Committee picked the Indian squad for the 3-match ODI series & the 3-match T20I series against Sri Lanka in July. #TeamIndia

Ishan Kishan and Sanju Samson are the other two wicket-keepers chosen for the tour. Prithvi Shaw was also selected after a record-breaking Vijay Hazare Trophy and an impressive performance in the first half of the Indian Premier League.

Devdutt Padikkal was RCB’s highest run-getter in IPL 2020 with 473 runs from 15 matches, including five half-centuries in what was his debut season. The young opener continued rich form in the last Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy (218 runs at an average of 43.60 in six matches) and Vijay Hazare Trophy (737 runs in seven matches).

A huge congratulations to @devdpd07 on a maiden call-up to the Indian Cricket team, as he joins @yuzi_chahal and @navdeepsaini96 on the tour to Sri Lanka. #PlayBold #WeAreChallengers #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/dctq2b0dfE

The stylish opener carried on the form into the IPL, where he joined the squad late after recovering from Covid-19, scoring 195 runs in 6 games, including an unbeaten 101 against Rajasthan Royals.

27-year-old Nitish Rana made his IPL debut for Mumbai Indians in 2016 and played with them for 2 seasons before shifting to KKR in 2018. He has featured in 60 games to date and scored 1437 runs at an average of 28.17 with 11 half-centuries.

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