India tour of Sri Lanka: Brad Hogg feels Shikhar Dhawan and co ‘would challenge all full-strength teams’

India tour of Sri Lanka: Brad Hogg feels Shikhar Dhawan and co ‘would challenge all full-strength teams in the world- check details inside
India tour of Sri Lanka: Brad Hogg feels Shikhar Dhawan and co ‘would challenge all full-strength teams in the world- check details inside

India tour of Sri Lanka: Brad Hogg feels Shikhar Dhawan and co ‘would challenge all full-strength teams’- With Virat Kohli-led India in England for the upcoming 5-match Test series, BCCI has sent a second-string side to Sri Lanka for limited-overs series. But the former Australia spinner Brad Hogg feels the India squad in Sri Lanka can challenge all full-strength teams in the world.

“Looking at the India squad in Sri Lanka, I don’t think the hosts can complain. It’s a lineup that would challenge all full-strength teams at the moment,” Hogg tweeted.

He also predicted India to win both the ODI and T20I series.

Sri Lanka are having a few issues. India will win both series. Rahul Dravid to disciplined to not have the squad in the right frame of mind,” he replied on Twitter.

Sri Lanka is coming on the back of a T20I and ODI whitewash against England.

India tour of Sri Lanka: Brad Hogg feels Shikhar Dhawan and co ‘would challenge all full-strength teams’

Former Sri Lanka skipper Arjuna Ranatunga is one of the biggest detractors of the upcoming series, saying that India’s second-string side is an insult to Sri Lanka Cricket.

Earlier, SuryaKumar Yadav had reacted to Ranatunga’s comments. “Not really [thinking about being a squad of non-first-choice players]. Everyone is completely focused. We’re just here to have some fun, enjoy this series completely, and take a lot of positives from here,” he had said.

The ODI series is slated to kick off on July 13 in Colombo. India has an upper hand over Sri Lanka as they have won 8/9 ODIs against the Islanders.

India tour of Sri Lanka: Brad Hogg feels Shikhar Dhawan and co ‘would challenge all full-strength teams’

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India’s squad: Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Nitish Rana, Ishan Kishan (Wicket-keeper), Sanju Samson (Wicket-keeper), Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, K Gowtham, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Vice-captain), Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Chetan Sakariya

Net Bowlers: Ishan Porel, Sandeep Warrier, Arshdeep Singh, Sai Kishore, Simarjeet Singh

India’s tour of Sri Lanka, 2021 – ODI series
S.No. Date Match Venue
1 13th July 1st ODI Colombo
2 16th July 2nd ODI Colombo
3 18th July 3rd ODI Colombo

 

India’s tour of Sri Lanka, 2021 – T20I series
S.No. Date Match Venue
1 21st July 1st T20I Colombo
2 23rd July 2nd T20I Colombo
3 25th July 3rd T20I Colombo

 

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