The Test series between Sri Lanka and India was a mismatch of the highest order. In their backyard and conditions, the Sri Lankans were made to resemble helpless sitting ducks.
However, with a change in format, one can expect the hosts to compete more fiercely and irrespective of the eventual result, ODIs have always been Sri Lanka’s strong point. That was proven not so long ago when the Lankans stunned India in their ICC Champions Trophy 2017 fixture.
For India though, all members have plenty at stake. The blueprints for the 2019 World Cup have already been laid out, and now, only the survival of the fittest shall remain. The men in blue will emphasise tremendously towards fitness, as in this rapidly evolving era of the game, fitness is what differentiates the best from the rest.
Given the extreme competition in the squad for India, this tour becomes a make or break assignment for a few individuals. However, there can even be a scenario where not all 15-members get enough chances to portray their skills. Keeping that in mind, below, we have a look at four likely members, who may not get enough chances in the ODI series.