Two Indian national squads are currently gearing up for the upcoming bilateral series. Indian team is set to face Sri Lanka and England in their next two away tours. The primary Indian squad is currently in England and preparing for forthcoming India vs England 5-match Test series in August.
The squad is led by skipper Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane is the vice-captain. Another secondary Indian squad is set to face Sri Lanka in a three-match ODI and three-match T20I series. This squad has Shikhar Dhawan as captain and Bhuvneshwar Kumar as vice-captain.
India vs England Test series will commence with the first Test on August 4. The final 5th Test is scheduled to start on September 10. The India vs Sri Lanka ODI series will begin with the first match on July 13 and end with the 3rd ODI on July 18.
Moreover, the three-match T20I series will commence on July 21 with the first match and conclude on July 25 with the 3rd T20I encounter.
Since most of the crucial Indian players are part of the squad that will face England in the Test series, there are many newcomers and uncapped Indian players who are part of the Sri Lanka tour. But there are also some Indian players in England who could have gained the limelight if they were part of the India vs Sri Lanka ODI and T20I series. Here we talk about 5 Indian players in England who could have been match-winners in Sri Lanka.
5 Indian Players In England Who Could Have Been Match Winners In Sri Lanka
5. Avesh Khan
Avesh Khan is the first player in this list. The right-arm pacer has been selected as a standby player in the Indian squad for the England Test series. The 24-year-old bowler is an uncapped player. The right-arm pacer showed a consistent performance in First-Class cricket in recent times which helped him to get a national call. He has picked 100 wickets in 26 First-Class matches.
Moreover, Khan was also the 4th highest wicket-taker in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021 with 14 wickets and the 2nd highest wicket-taker in IPL 2021 with 14 wickets in 8 games. Although Avesh Khan is part of India vs England series, he is less likely to get a chance in the playing XI.
Instead, if he was part of the Sri Lanka tour, he would have definitely got an opportunity to play in the ODI and T20I series. With his dominant bowling form at present, he could have emerged as a match-winner in Sri Lanka.