India will tour the land of Sri Lanka for a limited-overs series. This series will consist of 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is and will commence on 13th July 2021. A lot of young players have been selected in the Indian squad, and the legendary Rahul Dravid will accompany the Indian players to the land of Sri Lanka.
And, Dravid stated that everyone in the Indian squad might not get an opportunity to take the field as the tour is a very short one. The former Indian batting legend added that the Indian selectors will be present as well.
Dravid revealed that there are a lot of players in the Indian squad who will be looking to cement their places in the Indian side with the T20 World Cup coming up as well. The 48-year-old also opined that the goal of the Indian side is to win the series against Sri Lanka.
“I think it’s probably going to be unrealistic to expect us in a short tour like this with three games, or three one-dayers to give everyone an opportunity…and the selectors will be there as well. There are a lot of people in this squad who are pushing for places or looking to cement their places in the World Cup coming up, but I think the key goal of everyone in the squad and in the team…is to try and win the series,” said Dravid as quoted by India Today.
Selectors have an idea of the Indian squad for the T20 World Cup: Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid again asserted that the primary objective of the Indian side is to win the series against Sri Lanka. Hoping that the players get an opportunity to prove themselves, Dravid concluded by stating that the Indian selectors already know about the squad they want for the T20 World Cup.
“The primary objective is to try and win the series and hopefully people get the opportunity to put in some really good performances. These are the only three games before the World Cup. I am sure that you know the selectors and management would have a pretty fair idea by now as to what is the kind of squad that they are looking for,” concluded Dravid.