Rishabh Pant's continuous rise and Shreyas Iyer's domination: Big positives for India from Sri Lanka series
The 2-0 clean sweep in Test series against Sri Lanka, not only helped India climb in the ICC World Test Championship standings, but it also gave hosts many positives.
India skipper Rohit Sharma praised wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant for his batting style and said that he is a player who can change the game.
India beat Sri Lanka by 238 runs in the second Test on Monday at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium to clinch the two-match series 2-0.
Star wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant top-scored for India with a 31-ball 50 while captain Rohit Sharma contributed 46.
In reply to India's 252, Sri Lanka were reduced to 86 for six in 30 overs on Day 1, which they followed up with just 23 runs in 5.5 overs.
Shreyas Iyer missed out on what would have been a deserving second Test hundred as he was stumped off left-arm spinner Praveen Jayawickrama while going for a big shot.
Having proven his worth overseas, the Hyderabadi batter would want to cement his place at No. 3
India and Sri Lanka will lock horns in a two-match Test series, beginning Friday in Mohali. Rahane and Pujara have been dropped from the Tests.