Recently, Indian cricket commentator Aakash Chopra selected 5 Indian cricketers to watch out for against Sri Lanka. The former Indian cricketer has excluded established players such as Shikhar Dhawan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Chopra’s first pick is Indian spin bowler Varun Chakravarthy. Chopra stated that Chakravarthy deserved a chance to represent India in the limited-overs series against Sri Lanka. Chakravarthy has performed well for KKR in the IPL in the last 2 seasons.
Chopra’s second pick is MI batsman Suryakumar Yadav. Yadav performed brilliantly for MI in the IPL last year. Moreover, Yadav also performed well for MI in the 1st leg of the IPL this season. Chopra’s third pick is DC opener, Prithvi Shaw. Shaw performed brilliantly in the 1st leg of IPL 2021, amassing a total of 308 runs for DC. Aakash Chopra reckons that Shaw could be a game-changer for India in the limited-overs series against Sri Lanka.
Aakash Chopra picks the final two Indian cricketers to watch out for against Sri Lanka
Chopra’s fourth pick is CSK bowler Deepak Chahar. Chahar performed brilliantly for CSK in the 1st leg of the IPL this season. Chahar scalped a total of 8 wickets for CSK. Chopra’s final pick is MI batsman Ishan Kishan. Although Kishan performed poorly for MI in the 1st leg of IPL 2021, Aakash Chopra felt that he could find his lost form against Sri Lanka.
The Sri Lanka series will be a huge opportunity for younger players to make a strong case for India’s squad in the upcoming T20 World Cup.