Major changes in India versus Sri Lanka 2021 series itinerary
There have been notable changes with respect to Indian cricket of late. As far as women's cricket is concerned, Indian women are set to fly to Australia to play their historic day-night Test match against Australia. Credit goes to Cricket Australia for taking the responsibility to host the pink-ball affair sometime later this year.
Meanwhile, the Indian men's team's schedule for a tour of Sri Lanka in July is set to go through a massive change. If reports doing the rounds are to be believed, then the upcoming India vs Sri Lanka 2021 series schedule has been changed. Earlier, it was planned India's second-string side will play three T20Is.
Now, as per the reports, the T20I series is expected to have extra matches. This will make the series a little more interesting considering that the T20 series draw the attention of cricket fans across the world. Meanwhile, there is yet another good development to Indian cricket.
Rahul Dravid likely to coach India in Sri Lanka
Former Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid is expected to coach India in Sri Lanka. Sources in the know of developments reveal that Dravid is likely to command the team in their Sri Lankan assignment. Dravid. However, the veteran is yet to have his final say on the decision.
Changes in India vs Sri Lanka 2021 Schedule
As per a report from Sportstiger.com, India will now play 5 T20Is in Sri Lanka instead of the planned 3 matches. This will certainly assist the Indian team management assess their bench strength in the build-up to the T20 World Cup that is expected to be played later this year. On the other hand, the ODI leg of the Sri Lanka tour is not likely to change. It will be a three-match ODI series.
Meanwhile, India vs Sri Lanka series will be held simultaneously with the India-England test series. Sri Lanka Limited-Overs series is likely to be held in late July. However, at that time, the test team will be in England to play a five-match test series in the wake of the inaugural edition of the ICC World Test Championship Final against New Zealand in Southampton.