india vs sri lanka 1st t20i match preview colombo shikhar dhawan dasun shanaka IND vs SL, 1st T20I: Now it will be a blast, Team India would like to start with a win
India vs Sri Lanka
- 1st T20 International match between India and Sri Lanka in Colombo
- Indian team can try new players in this match
- Sri Lankan team would like to improve their record in T20 International series
Colombo: The Indian team, adorned with several players who have performed brilliantly in the Indian Premier League (IPL), will also start as strong contenders for victory in the three-match T20 International cricket series against Sri Lanka starting here on Sunday, in the first match of which the mysterious Spinner Varun Chakraborty may get a chance to debut.
The Shikhar Dhawan-led side won the ODI series 2–1, but lost in the last match. Despite this, the Indian team seems to have an upper hand. Coach Rahul Dravid would like to try Chakraborty in this series, who also manages off breaks, carrom balls and leg breaks for right-handers. He has presented a good example of his ability in the IPL.
Either Devdutt Padikkal or Ruturaj will get his debut!
He missed the tour of Australia due to poor fitness and injury and also did not play in the home series against England, but the Indian team is looking for a spinner ahead of the T20 World Cup to be held in UAE and so this 29 The old bowler can be tried here. Apart from this, Devdutt Padikkal and Ruturaj Gaikwad can also get a chance to debut.
Both did well in the IPL. With both Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav ready to leave for England, the team management may give chances to both Padikkal and Gaikwad. Both Ishan Kishan and Sanju Samson can be included in the playing XI. Manish Pandey can be dropped from the middle order while Pandya brothers Hardik and Krunal are sure to be selected.
Sri Lanka would like to improve the record
Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Deepak Chahar will be ready to handle the new ball after rest in a match while Yuzvendra Chahal may be kept along with Chakraborty and Krunal in the spin department. Sri Lanka’s win against India in ODIs after nine years on their soil should have boosted their morale.
The new captain Dasun Shanaka is trying to instil the spirit of victory in his players. There are good batsmen like Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Chamika Karunaratne and Avishka Fernando in the team, which can give Sri Lanka a tough challenge to the Indian team.
India: Shikhar Dhawan (capt), Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (vice-captain), Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Nitish Rana, Ishan Kishan (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, K Gautam, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakraborty, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Chetan Sakaria.
Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka (Captain), Dhananjay de Silva, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Pathum Nisanka, Charit Aslanka, Vanindu Hasaranga, Asheen Bandara, Minod Bhanuka, Lahiru Udara, Ramesh Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Binura Fernando, Dushmantha Dhanandokan Shiran Fernando, Dhananjay Lakshan, Ishaan Jayaratne, Praveen Jayavikrama, Asitha Fernando, Kasun Rajita, Lahiru Kumara, Isuru Udana.
The match will start at 8 pm.
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