‘It is an IPL all star XI’-Mickey Arthur on India’s squad strength squad ahead of SL series

Mickey Arthur

Sri Lanka cricket team is in a complete doldrums at the moment and there are multiple reasons responsible for that primarily due to incompetent domestic structure in the island nation. After facing a humiliating defeat against England they will be looking to bounce back against India at their home conditions.

Indian limited over side under the leadership of Shikhar Dhawan will be looking to dominate the Sri Lankan team in the upcoming three ODI and three T20 series starting from July 17th, 2021.

Sri Lanka team head coach Mickey Arthur asserted that our team is going under transition and will not take the Indian second-string side where the Qmajority of the players have played IPL  lightly. He added that visiting team combination will most likely will have IPL  All-Stars  X1.

“We are very much in a transitional phase at the moment. We are trying out a lot of young players and trying out our best combinations. We are under no illusion because we know this is a wonderful Indian team. The Indian team is amazing; they have got so many good cricketers – it is like an IPL All-Stars XI,” Arthur said in a conversation with  Sportstar.

“They are an incredible bunch of players, and for us, it is very much about giving game time to young players, looking at possible combinations going forward,” he added.

“It was really tough for us and we did a lot of souls searching in England. It was one of the toughest tours I have had in my 12 years as an international coach,” he concluded.


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