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Navdeep Saini with Shikhar Dhawan  |  Photo Credits: AP
- Team India lost in India-Sri Lanka second T20 match, series tied at 1-1
- A statement by Indian coach Rahul Dravid before the match made everything clear
- What a big loss to Team India due to a Kovid positive
The second T20 match between India and Sri Lanka was played in Colombo on Wednesday night. (IND vs SL T20) Sri Lankan team won by 4 wickets in The Indian team was successful in taking this match till the last minute but they could not avoid the defeat. From this match, all the teams and players also got a message that if a case of getting a single Kovid infected comes out in the whole team, then how much it can cost the team. Indian team coach Rahul Dravid also made it clear with one of his statements. At the same time, after the defeat in the second T20, another new trouble arose. The latest update is that in the third T20, this problem was solved through Sandeep Warrior.
what happened on wednesday
India’s 9 players were not available for selection in the second T20 match on Wednesday due to the isolation protocol after Indian all-rounder Krunal Pandya was found to be Corona positive. India brought in six specialist bowlers, including pacer Navdeep Saini, who did not bowl a single over. IPL stars Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devdutt Padikal, Nitish Rana and Chetan Sakaria were fielded in the Indian team.
Rahul Dravid’s statement
When Team India coach Rahul Dravid was asked before the second T20 match, who he is going to field in this match, he laughed. “We only had 11 players for selection and are taking them all out,” he said with a smile. In fact, after Pandya’s Kovid case, 9 players have gone into isolation and only 15 players are left for selection, that too when all the four net bowlers in the main team were included in the team. These are the players who were not brought to Sri Lanka for the purpose of playing in the match, that is, in fact only 11 players were available for selection.
Now a new problem has arisen!
In the over of the India-Sri Lanka second T20 match, with only a few minutes remaining, Navdeep Saini fell on the ground while trying to catch a shot and injured his shoulder. After this, Physio had to come on the field and he was seen in a lot of pain. In such a situation, now when the second T20 match is to be played on Thursday, then a big problem has arisen in front of Team India. If Navdeep Saini is not able to take the field, then Team India will have to field one of their net bowlers. According to sources, apart from Krunal, eight other players have also been ruled out of the series and are not allowed on the field despite the negative reports. These include Hardik Pandya, Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Krishnappa Gautam, Ishaan Kishan and Manish Pandey. One of Deepak Chahar and Rahul Chahar is in isolation.
These are the 5 net bowlers of India, the latest update – out of these the open luck of Sandeep Warrier
The net bowlers who have gone with the Indian team include these players – Ishan Porel, Sandeep Warrier, Simarjit Singh, Arshdeep Singh and R Sai Kishore. Not all of them have international cricket experience, yet they could have had to be fielded on Thursday in place of Navdeep Saini. The latest update is that Saini did not play in the third T20 due to injury and was replaced by Sandeep Warrier. 30-year-old Sandeep Warrier from Kerala has made his debut.
In the second T20I on Wednesday, India scored 132 for five while facing Sri Lankan spinners on a tough pitch when sent to bat first. In reply, Sri Lanka achieved the target with two balls remaining in the match which was exciting till the last over. For Sri Lanka, Dhananjay de Silva scored an unbeaten 40 off 34 balls while Minod Bhanuka made 36 off 31 balls. Kuldeep Yadav took two wickets for India. Vice-captain Bhuvneshwar Kumar gave away 12 runs in his last over, leaving Sri Lanka with the target of scoring just eight runs in the last over.
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