Young talent to get lifetime opportunity in tri-series
The win in the last Test at Colombo will give India a lot of confidence going into the tri-series, which they have dominated in recent times. Sourav Ganguly writes.india Updated: Aug 10, 2010 00:00 IST
The win in the last Test at Colombo will give India a lot of confidence going into the tri-series, which they have dominated in recent times.
Like the other two teams, India have a lot of young faces. It will be a great opportunity for them to put up a case for themselves before the World Cup.
A lot of the senior guys like Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir and Zaheer Khan will not be part of the squad and the young guys will get an opportunity of a lifetime.
MS Dhoni will be absolutely delighted to have Sehwag back, as the Delhi player will provide a lot of firepower at the top of the order.
He has been in terrific form with the bat and ball. The series will provide an opportunity for Yuvraj Singh to showcase his talent and he will be a hungry person, which will be good news for the team.
The middle-order batting will revolve around Yuvraj, Dhoni, Suresh Raina and Rohit Sharma. For Rohit, it will be another chance to showcase his talent.
The selectors will be closely monitoring the performance of Ishant Sharma and Abhimanyu Mithun.
Mithun's batting ability will also be under test if he can get useful runs like he got in the Tests.
He can start filling up the all-rounder's slot, which the team is looking for.
Ishant will be coming back into the team after some time and his form and performance will be crucial, because if he can bowl well in one-day internationals, India will have sorted their bowling problems to an extent.
Looking back at India's performance in the last few months, the team will definitely start favourites in the tournament.