Wasim Jaffer has proffered his prediction for the upcoming limited-overs collection between India and Sri Lanka. The previous opener feels that India, regardless of lacking a few of its key gamers, is a agency favourite to carry each the ODI and the T20I trophies.
India will play three ODIs and as many T20Is within the island nation, beginning on Sunday (July 18). The collection is being seen as a possibility for white-ball specialists and fringe gamers to place their hand up for this yr’s T20 World Cup.
Wasim Jaffer famous that it is a ‘nice alternative’ to witness India’s younger expertise underneath the stewardship of senior gamers like captain Shikhar Dhawan, vice-captain Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Hardik Pandya, amongst others.
“Regardless that it’s a second-string Indian aspect and loads of predominant gamers are lacking, I might nonetheless say the Indian crew is the favourite to win each the trophies – the T20I and ODI. We’re blessed with such good expertise and potential, I might say the Indians are favorites to win each collection. It is a very sturdy crew, there isn’t any doubt. Lots of these gamers are ODI regulars: like Shikhar Dhawan, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvi and Yuzvendra Chahal.” Jaffer mentioned in a video on his YouTube channel.
Wasim Jaffer picked Prithvi Shaw, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Varun Chakravarthy and Sanju Samson as the children to be careful for within the collection. He added:
“Lots of thrilling gamers have been chosen as nicely: Prithvi Shaw is again, Devdutt is one other thrilling expertise, Ruturaj Gaikwad has obtained an opportunity, Varun Chakravarthy is on this crew and Sanju Samson has made his comeback as nicely. I wish to watch these guys, particularly when the T20 World Cup is across the nook. It is an awesome alternative to look at these younger skills carry out.”
“Gamers will get loads to be taught from Rahul Dravid” – Wasim Jaffer
Wasim Jaffer additionally weighed in on head coach Rahul Dravid’s position. He mentioned the batting legend will oversee the general growth of the younger aspect, making him the ‘proper mentor’ for the tour.
“Furthermore, with Rahul Dravid being their coach I am positive the gamers will get loads to be taught, not solely about cricket however all these issues that are needed for the journey of a cricketer. Rahul Dravid would be the proper mentor for these kids,” Jaffer signed off.
All six video games of the collection might be hosted by Colombo’s R. Premadasa Stadium. The ODIs will kick off at 3:00 PM IST, whereas the T20Is will begin at 8:00 PM IST.