While India won the three-match ODI series 2-1, the exciting rookies who were blooded on the day still have a long way to go before they can come close to challenging the big boys.
Ever since the likes of T Natarajan who went to Australia last year as a net bowler and got an opportunity to play for India in all the three formats, the very definition of a net bowler has changed.
While the selection of a number of youngsters in the squad is on expected lines, many of them impressed in the suspended IPL and have been rewarded with their maiden India call-up.
The ODIs will take place on July 13, 16 and 18 while the T20Is will be played on July 21, 23 and 25 and the venues for the the games are yet to be announced.
India's limited overs specialists will be playing three T20 Internationals and as many ODIs in the island nation during the second half of July.
Sri Lanka pulled back with two quick wickets as India ended the opening day at 371/4 in the third and final Test at the Ferozeshah Kotla.
The Tamil Nadu batsman waved his bat to the stadium and later performed the iconic Griezmann move to celebrate his century.
The Indian captain scored 104 not out in Kolkata followed by 213 in Nagpur before completing his hat-trick with his 20th Test hundred in his 63rd game here.
Playing in his 63rd Test, the 29-year-old from Delhi became the 11th Indian batsman to achieve the milestone
Expressing his happiness at winning the ODI series 5 -0, India skipper Virat Kohli said he expected some tougher resistance in the shorter format.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli played yet another elegant knock as India chased the required scored in 46.3 overs with six wickets in hand.
The 1996 champions needed two wins in the five-match series to secure a place in the ICC's ultimate 50-over event.
Sri Lanka stand-in captain Charama Kapugedara acknowledges that the team need to gather themselves fast and the batting unit need to support the bowlers much more.