Veteran Indian commentator Harsha Bhogle names India's playing XI for ODI series against Sri Lanka
Indian commentator and cricket expert Harsha Bhogle has often been spot on with his analysis about the gentleman's game. The veteran has carved out a reputation for himself as a commentator. He is someone who reacts to the situation and gives his honest views.
At times, he comes up with adjectives and superlatives to describe the moments that transpire during the passage of the play. Recently, he picked his ODI XI for the upcoming series against Sri Lanka. In the coming months, fans will witness two Indian teams playing international cricket.
Before that, India will lock horns with New Zealand in the inaugural edition of the ICC World Test Championship final in Southampton on June 18. Later on, India will cross swords with England in the five-match Test series starting from August 4.
On the other end of the spectrum, India will play against Sri Lanka in a three-match ODI series followed by 3 T20Is. Top cricketers like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Jasprit Bumrah will not fly to the island nation, and BCCI will announce a squad with many fresh faces.
Harsha Bhogle names India's ODI XI for the Sri Lanka series
Veteran Indian commentator feels that despite missing the senior players, India can still come up with a better team to outsmart Sri Lanka in their own backyard. While featuring in a video clip for Cricbuzz, the commentator picked the Indian ODI line-up.
Harsha was happy to add Delhi Capitals duo Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan in the opening slot. The duo set the tournament on fire with quick partnerships. The commentator's middle-order consists of Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson and Manish Pandey.
While Suryakumar and Samson showcased their mettle in IPL 2021, Pandey didn't go about his business for the Sunrisers and was also dropped in 2 games. However, Bhogle backed him to perform well in ODIs. The Pandya brothers found their place in Harsha's XI.
It has been a long time since the Indian fans saw the "Kulcha" combination. Harsha has picked both Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav as the two spinners in his XI. Last but not least, he picked two pacers namely Deepak Chahar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Harsha Bhogle’s India ODI playing XI
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar