Former India batsman VVS Laxman believes that Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal will gain confidence by bowling in the One-Day International (ODI) series against Sri Lanka. Fondly known as 'KulCha' the wrist spinners have not been the best of forms of late and playing against Sri Lanka could help them regain their old form.
"I would like to see them play in three ODIs because there are six spinners. I think in ODIs, each bowler will get to play 10 overs," Laxman said during Star Sports' show 'Game Plan'.
"So, the more overs they bowl, the more success they have, they will get back the confidence - especially Kuldeep Yadav."
"Chahal is a successful and experienced bowler, he is high on confidence and a very important member, keeping in mind the T20 World Cup. I think Kuldeep requires to get his confidence back," he added.
Laxman also reckons Suryakumar Yadav could be slotted in at No. 3 for the T20 World Cup, echoing Sanjay Manjrekar's thoughts. "I was excited seeing the way Suryakumar Yadav batted at No.3. His first scoring shot in international cricket, that too against a quality fast bowler like Jofra Archer, shows the kind of confidence, the talent and the skill he possesses - this is a great opportunity!
"I want him to play all six matches because he is someone who can definitely walk into the T20 World Cup squad, as far as I am concerned. I want him to grow and gain the confidence of scoring runs, even at the international level, he added.
India take on Sri Lanka in a three-match One-Day International (ODI) series and as many T20 Internationals (T20I), starting July 13.