IND vs SL 2021: 3 Team India batsmen who can score most runs
Suryakumar Yadav's story has been a perfect example of how continuous hard work will finally bear fruit. Yadav has been knocking on the door of national selectors for a while, but it was his stint with the Mumbai Indians (MI) that ultimately paved the way for his India debut.
He had three back-to-back prolific seasons and won two IPL titles with MI, making him one of the franchise's most dependable batsmen. Suryakumar's consistency saw him receive his maiden India call-up during the T20I series against England earlier this year.
Suryakumar Yadav scored a sparkling half-century in only his second game and proved that he was here to stay. He will be one of the key Indian batsmen in Sri Lanka due to his experience of playing on slower surfaces. The right-handed batsman is also a brilliant player of spin.
Prithvi Shaw was heavily scrutinized for his technique when he failed miserably against Australia in the pink-ball Test last December. He didn't play any more matches Down Under and was also dropped from India's Test squad for the home series against England earlier in the year.
The youngster knew he had to work on his technique and keep believing in himself. Prithvi Shaw soon came out all guns blazing in the 2021 Vijay Hazare Trophy. In eight games, he scored 827 runs, including 3 centuries and a double hundred at a mind-boggling average of 165.40.
Shaw was also on fire in the first half of IPL 2021 for the Delhi Capitals (DC), scoring 308 runs and forming a formidable partnership with Shikhar Dhawan at the top of the order. If Prithvi Shaw finds his touch, he can be almost impossible to stop.
Having been given the responsibility of captaining India's new-look side, Shikhar Dhawan will be the most dangerous Indian batsman to look out for on the tour to Sri Lanka. The southpaw has always enjoyed batting against the Lankans, delivering more often than not.
Shikhar Dhawan scored 380 runs in the first phase of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and is the leading run-scorer for the Delhi Capitals. The experienced Indian batsman is extremely destructive and almost unstoppable when he gets into form and full flow.
With the likes of KL Rahul showing uncertainty at the top of the order in T20Is, the left-handed Shikhar Dhawan has a great opportunity to score big and secure his place in Team India's T20 World Cup squad as an opener.