Team India will enter the ring without three superstar players in the first series of this year. It is noteworthy that Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul are not in this team.
The countdown to India’s first series in the new year has begun. Team India is ready to fight against Sri Lanka. As the battle is in T20 format, there is no doubt that the thrill will be at its peaks. As part of the three T20 series, the first match between the two teams will be held at Wankhede. It will be clear in a few hours who will become lucky on this field. However, Mumbai’s history tells us that Toss is the key player here. Choosing that team for the first series of this year has become a big challenge for Indian captain Hardik Pandya.
In the first series of this year, Team India is going without three superstar players. That means there is no Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul in this team. In such circumstances, how should the playing eleven be against Sri Lanka has become a big headache for the management.
There are reports that the player who hit 7 sixes in 1 over and is in the news will be available for the short series against Sri Lanka. In the speculations about the playing eleven, there are different things about the opening. According to PTI, Ishan Kishan was the first choice in the opening. At the same time, it seems that Rituraj Gaikwad, who hit 7 sixes in a single over with him, will appear in the role of the second opener. Rituraj scored a double century with 16 sixes and 10 fours in the List A match against Uttar Pradesh. In this innings he hit 7 sixes out of 16 in a single over. In fact, Gaekwad hit a six off the 5th ball of that over. It turned out to be a no ball. Due to this, he managed to hit 7 sixes in a single over.
Who is Ishaan’s partner in Gill and Gaikwad?
After his double century against UP, Gaekwad hit two more centuries in List A back to back. Due to this he once again returned to Team India. While opening for Maharashtra in the list, he scored more than 600 runs in 5 matches. This made him a big contender to open against Sri Lanka as well.
However, according to the Indian Express news, there is a possibility that Shubham Gill will make his debut. It seems that he can open with Ishan Kishan. Now if this happens, naturally Rituraj, who scored runs in domestic cricket, must sit on the bench.
They are in middle order, lower order..
When it comes to middle order, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Deepak Hooda, Sanju Samson and Akshar Patel may get a chance. Along with them, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik, Harshal Patel can play in the fast bowling department. While the team also has specialist spinner Yuzvendra Chahal.
Team India Probable Playing XI against Sri Lanka..
Ishan Kishan, Shubman Gill/Rituraj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Hardik Pandya, Deepak Hooda, Akshar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Umran Malik, Yuzvendra Chahal.
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