The first ODI between India and Sri Lanka will be played in Colombo on July 13.
Former Indian team batsman VVS Laxman believes that the limited overs series against Sri Lanka is very important for Shikhar Dhawan in view of the T20 World Cup. Also Read – Prithvi Shaw can be seen batting in the Test series against England
Laxman said, “I think Dhawan should be rewarded for performing in limited overs cricket. He is the most experienced player in the team. But Dhawan will have to take advantage of this opportunity considering the T20 world.” Also Read – IND vs SL: With the new coach and captain, the Indian team did the first practice in Sri Lanka. Exclusive Footage
He said, “The competition for a place in the team is tough because Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul are there as openers. Virat Kohli has also said that he wants to open in the T20 format. So Dhawan will have to score runs. Also Read – India tour of Sri Lanka 2021: Indian team sweats in the first training session held in Sri Lanka
Laxman said, “It is a pleasure to be the captain of the Indian team and everyone takes pride in leading the country. But one should always focus on making scores, which can secure a place in the team.
Former all-rounder Irfan Pathan said, “Dhawan likes to have fun. Whenever you meet him, he is always smiling. Young players would love to be with him.”