IPL stars Rana, Padikkal, Sakariya, Ruturaj and Gowtham ready to shine on international stage

Devdutt Padikkal, Chetan Sakaria, Nitish Rana, Krishnappa Gowtham, and Ruturaj Gaikwad earned their maiden call-up to the nationwide staff following a tremendous show within the Indian Premier League and home tournaments.

Shikhar Dhawan will lead the younger India staff within the limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka subsequent month with Bhuvneshwar Kumar named as his deputy. India will face the hosts in three one-day internationals and three Twenty20 video games subsequent month with all matches to be performed on the R Premadasa International Stadium in Colombo.

Ishan Kishan and Sanju Samson are the opposite two wicket-keepers chosen for the tour. Prithvi Shaw was additionally chosen after a record-breaking Vijay Hazare Trophy and a powerful efficiency within the first half of the Indian Premier League.

Devdutt Padikkal

Devdutt Padikkal was RCB’s highest run-getter in IPL 2020 with 473 runs from 15 matches, together with 5 half-centuries in what was his debut season. The younger opener continued wealthy kind within the final Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy (218 runs at a mean of 43.60 in six matches) and Vijay Hazare Trophy (737 runs in seven matches).

The trendy opener carried on the shape into the IPL, the place he joined the squad late after recovering from Covid-19, scoring 195 runs in 6 video games, together with an unbeaten 101 towards Rajasthan Royals.

Nitish Rana

27-year-old Nitish Rana made his IPL debut for Mumbai Indians in 2016 and performed with them for two seasons earlier than shifting to KKR in 2018. He has featured in 60 video games to date and scored 1437 runs at a mean of 28.17 with 11 half-centuries.

Rana was Kolkata’s high performer within the IPL 2021 earlier than the league was rescheduled within the wake of the second wave of Covid-19 in India. Rana was KKR’s main run-scorer within the league, having amassed 201 runs in 7 matches.

Chetan Sakariya

Rajasthan Royals pacer Chetan Sakariya made headlines in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 along with his capacity to take large wickets at crunch moments. The 23-year-old left-arm pacer from Saurashtra caught the eye of the cricket fraternity along with his variations and self-discipline for the Royals.

Sakariya picked up 7 wickets in as many matches for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2021. The left-arm pacer solid a tremendous bowling partnership with the likes of Chris Morris, Jaydev Unadkat and Mustafizur Rahman through the season, which was suspended on May 4 due to rising Covid-19 instances within the bio-bubbles of franchises in Ahmedabad and Delhi.

Ruturaj Gaikwad

Ruturaj Gaikwad grabbed the highlight within the IPL along with his performances on the high of the order final season after changing senior opener Shane Watson. Gaikwad hit 204 runs, which included 3 fifties, in 6 matches for MS Dhoni’s males within the UAE even because the skipper’s remark that ‘youngsters lacked spark’ led to backlash.

Gaikwad bought his maiden name up for the nationwide staff owing to his good present with the bat for Chennai Super Kings on the high of the order.

Krishnappa Gowtham

All-rounder Krishnappa Gowtham hogged the limelight when he grew to become the most costly uncapped Indian cricketer within the historical past of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Karnataka all-rounder scored 1045 runs and picked 166 wickets in 42 first-class video games however did not get to play any match for the Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2021. Gowtham may be useful on Sri Lanka’s turning pitches.

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