The Indian team will hope that the under-form Sanju Samson will fire in the second T20 international game of the three-match series in Colombo on Tuesday against Sri Lanka.
Defeated Sri Lanka by 38 points In the first game, India is unlikely to change the winning combination unless the team management decides to let Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav rest. Selected for the Indian test team For a trip to England.
Both are expected to play on Tuesday, and once India locks in the series, they may take a break in the final game. If there is an alternative plan, Devdutt Padikkal and Ruturaj Gaikwad might take a look instead of Manish Pandey, who is in poor condition.
However, the focus on Tuesday will be Samson. At a time when Indian cricket was full of talent, after countless batting opportunities, the average score in eight games was 13.75, which is not a good sign for Samson.
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Rishabh Pant lags far behind him in terms of performance, and Ishan Kishan did not damage his reputation in the limited opportunities he got. Since KL Rahul is also the goalkeeper option for white ball cricket, Samson hopes to recover as soon as possible.
Another small problem for the team is Hardik Pandya’s batting state, which has weakened in recent games. His bowling ball has always been stable, but it is far from the state of his skater before back surgery.
The Indian bowling unit performed well in the first game, and the spinner will hope to continue to upset opponents.
More than 20 players should be selected to participate in the T20 World Cup in the UAE, so Varun Chakravarthy and Yuzvendra Chahal can be selected.
For Sri Lanka, the T20 series is a tougher test than ODI, because they have no enforcers who can take the game with a consistent favorite. Charith Asalanka did try to put pressure on India when he scored 44 points on Sunday, but Dasun Shanaka’s team was inexperienced in the critical phase of the game, as Sri Lanka lost 6 wickets in 15 games.
The silver lining must be the broken leg of Vanindu Hasalanga, which poses some problems for Indian batsmen, unless Surya Kumar has been at his best.
- 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, Krunal Gowtham, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Chetan Sakariya.
- Sri Lanka: Garlic Shanaka (c), Dhananjaya de Silva, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Ashen service, Binod Bhanuka, Lahiru Air, Ramesh Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Binura Fernando, Shimanthala Dananja, Dushmanthala Dananja, Dushman Lakshan, Ishan Jayaratne, Praveen Jayawickrama, Asitha Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Isuru Udana.
- The game starts at 8pm.