| On May 21, 2021 5:40 PM IST

Hardik or Shikhar? Deepak Chahar picks one to lead India in Sri Lanka

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SL vs IND : India’s talent pool is second to none when it comes to cricket. They have an excellent domestic structure that has gone from strength to strength in the last few years. India are in a position where they can field 3 different XIs in 3 different formats and end up winning in all the 3 formats. Such is the depth that India is blessed with at the moment.

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India will be traveling to Sri Lanka to play 6 white ball games in July without their several first choice players who all will be busy playing the test series in England.

Deepak Chahar picks his captain for SL vs IND series

India will be sending white ball specialists who are not part of test side along with some fringe players to replace the likes of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli etc. It will be interesting to see who will captain the side in the absence of both Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. When asked about this to Deepak Chahar, he said,

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Shikhar bhai will be a good choice (for captain). He has been playing for a long time and has a lot of experience. For me, a senior person should become a captain. Because players see that player as a senior and respect him and obey him with honesty. Players should respect their captain. He (Dhawan) will be a good choice,

Deepak Chahar feeling confident for Sri Lanka vs India series

Deepak Chahar will be flying to Sri Lanka in all probability and is coming after a good IPL. He will have to play an important role in leading the pace attack along with Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the absence of Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Shami.

“I am all set for the Sri Lanka tour. I bowled well in the IPL. I was in good touch. I am excited to play in Sri Lanka. In my opinion, experience gives you a lot of confidence. I have experience now and I am confident of a good showing in Sri Lanka. I am sure we will emerge victorious against Sri Lanka. Our second-string team is looking as strong as the main team. We have a lot of options,” Deepak Chahar concluded.

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