Sanju Samson was ruled of the remainder of the T20I series due to a knee injury
India edged once Sri Lanka by two runs in a thrilling first T20I in Mumbai on Tuesday. The action now shifts to Pune for the alternate T20I on Wednesday. In the first T20I, India were powered by some late- hitting from Deepak Hooda( 41 *) while debutant leader Shivam Mavi finished with numbers of4/22 to impress everyone. The Hardik Pandya- led side bears a fresh look and the close palm in the first T20I’ll give them confidence to seal the series with a palm in the alternate game of the three- match series.
Still, on the dusk of the alternate T20I, Sanju Samson was ruled of the remainder of the series due to a knee injury. He played in the middle- order. It would be intriguing to see who takes his place in the playing XI.
Shubman Gill will be aiming to up the figure in the Powerplay overs to keep his nearest contender Ruturaj Gaikwad at bay as a buoyant India platoon aims to come all ordnance blazing against Sri Lanka in its shot to decide the series in the alternate T20I in Pune on Thursday. India won a last- ball suspenser by two runs in the nature at Wankhede while defending a below- par score and commander Hardik Pandya spoke about the benefits of prostrating delicate situations as the platoon moves forward.
While T20Is are not of loftiest precedence in an ODI World Cup time, Gill won’t like to repeat the miscalculations of his forerunners while aiming to cement his place in the T20I side after making a character for himself in the longer performances.
Gill’s career strike- rate after playing 96 T20 games( substantially IPL and Syed Mushtaq Ali jewel) is a modest128.74 and, indeed on debut, he looked like a shaky starter.
While Gill has opened a lot for KKR and indeed was an integral part at the top of the order for Gujarat elephants, his game is primarily grounded on connection and also going for the kill.
Still, this is the identical approach that had bring KL Rahul a place in the T20 team. While commander Pandya, like every other Indian captain in the recent history has promised a intrepid approach at the top, he’d need each of his player to walk the talk.
The Indian T20 cupboard is brimming with gift with players likes Ruturaj and Rahul Tripathi cooling their heels in the unker.
It’s anticipated that both Gill and Ishan Kishan will get all three games in the series and an poignant Powerplay will also give the batters coming down the order further confidence to play intrepid justice.
The fur unit will like to score further runs in the alternate game and a lot will depend on the manner in which newvice-captain Suryakumar Yadav does what’s known as” frontal- lading”( heavy- duty hitting in the first 10 overs) in cricketing slang.
Surya was dismissed cheaply, one of his rare T20 failures after a golden 2022 but it was further to do with a bit of lower pace off the face unlike Australia and New Zealand where the’ eyeless scoop’ over’ 45′, would typically go for a six.
But the smart driver that he is, Surya will find a way to manoeuvre against a Sri Lankan bowling attack which is further dependant on baits Wanindu Hasaranga and Mahesh Theekshana who reckoned for two lattices, giving away only 51 runs in their accretive eight overs.
Deepak Hooda and Axar Patel’s fur trouble was lauded by one and all and their mileage is there to be seen.
Shivam Mavi’s dream debut is clearly a big relief for commander Pandya, who could be lauded for taking the new ball and brushing an incisive first spell alongside the freshman.
Mavi(4/22), with his capability to swing the ball, and Umran Malik’s(2/27) raw pace is welcome addition to this T20 playing XI and feel to be long- term investments going into the 2024 T20 World Cup.
However the solicitude will be leg- incentive Yuzvendra Chahal, who must have lost a bit of confidence after being ignored during the T20 World Cup.IND vs SL T20
In fact, Chahal went for 26 in his first two overs and the commander could not let him complete his spell. Know More News…
India: Hardik Pandya (Captain), Ishan Kishan (wk), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav (VC), Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Umran Malik, Shivam Mavi, Mukesh Kumar.
Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka (C), Pathum Nissanka, Avishka Fernando, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Kusal Mendis (VC for ODIs), Bhanuka Rajapaksa (only for T20Is), Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga (VC for T20Is), Ashen Bandara, Maheesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay (only for ODIs), Chamika Karunaratne, Dilshan Madushanka, Kasun Rajitha, Nuwanidu Fernando (only for ODIs), Dunith Wellalage, Pramod Madushan, Lahiru Kumara, Nuwan Thushara