January 22, 2022

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SL v IND T20I series preview ; News, Squads, Playing XI

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Team India is all set to play T20I series on the soil of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka will host team India for three match T20I series after completion of three match ODI series. First T20I of this series is rescheduled on 25th July after some covid-19 scares in Sri Lankan camp.

T20I series to kick start from 25th July. Likes Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah will miss this series. India test squad members are currently in England for five match test series. According to the Reports, Suryakumar Yadav and Prithvi Shaw likely to send England after T20I series.

squad of both teams

Sri Lanka : Shanaka (captain), Dhananjaya De Silva (vc), Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Ashen Bandara, Minod Bhanuka, Lahiru Udara, Ramesh Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Lakshan Sandakan, Akila Dananjaya, Shiran Fernando, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Ishan Jayaratne, Praveen Jayawickrama, Asitha Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Isuru Udana

India : Shikhar Dhawan (c), Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Nitish Rana, Ishan Kishan (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, K Gowtham, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (vc), Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Chetan Sakariya

Varun Chakravarthy is available with his full fitness, he missed his last two tours due to fitness clearance. According to sources, he will make his T20I Debut today. Varun Chakravarthy can be India’s main asset for T20 world cup which is starting from October 17 to November 15.

“If you have a cricketer who comes from a low-base background and when he does not have support for fitness growing up in his formative years, I think you give a little bit of leeway as long as you see the fitness level improve as he goes along” Carl Crowe on Varun Chakravarthy.

Probable playing XI of teams

India : Shikhar Dhawan (captain), Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (wk), Sanju Samson, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal/Rahul Chahar, Varun Chakravarthy

Sri Lanka : Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksha, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (captain), Kasun Rajitha, Chamika Karunaratne, Lakshan Sandakan, Dushmantha Chameera

Head to Head records

In Sri Lanka : Played – 5 | Sri Lanka – 1 | India – 4

Over all : Played – 19 | Sri Lanka – 13 | India – 5 | N/R – 1