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4 Indian players who should be tried in the 2018 Nidahas Trophy

meit sampat
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73.02K   //    19 Feb 2018, 16:33 IST

The 70th year of Sri Lanka's independence will see Sri Lanka battle it out with India and Bangladesh in a T20 tri series which will commence from 6th March, 2018. Each team will play each other twice with the top two teams proceeding to the finals. All the 7 matches will be played at R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

Team India has tasted success against Sri Lanka in all formats in recent times. After a long and grueling tour of South Africa, the management might consider resting some of the players who have played South Africa in all the formats. Team India may test some players in the tri series considering that team India will be looking to build a team for the T20 World Cup in Australia in 2020.

Here is a look at 5 such players who the team management should consider in the upcoming tri-series:

#4 Mayank Agarwal


India v Hong Kong - ICC U19 Cricket World Cup
Mayank Agarwal can be considered as an opener

Mayank had a phenomenal start to his career when he top scored for India in the 2010 U 19 World Cup. The 27 year old batsman from Bangalore has around 7 years of experience at the domestic level. However consistent performances eluded Mayank and he has failed to make it to the international level.

However his performances in the 2017-2018 season might open the doors for his entry in the Indian team. In the 2017 Ranji season, Mayank was the top run scorer having scored 1160 runs in 13 innings at an average of 105.45 with hundreds. He continued this from in the recently concluded Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy too.

Mayank is an aggressive batsman at the top of the order and can be considered by the team management if they decide to rest either of Rohit Sharma or Shikhar Dhawan for the Nidahas trophy.

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