SLvsIND 2nd T20I: 4 Players to debut, Predicting India’s playing XI for SLvsIND 2nd T20I.
SLvsIND 2nd T20I: Team India in Sri Lanka faced a severe setback after all-rounder Krunal Pandya was on Tuesday tested covid positive, hours before the start of the 2nd T20I. The second T20I match was postponed and the affected player along with eight other Indian cricketers who came in contact with Krunal Pandya were sent into isolation.
The eight players who came in close contact with Krunal Pandya are unavailable for the remaining 2 T20I matches against Sri Lanka.
The eight isolated players include Prithvi Shaw, Suryakuymar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Krishnappa Gowtham, Deepak Chahar, Manish Pandey and Yuzvendra Chahal.
The recent reports from prominent news outlets confirmed that the series will go as per the plans and India will have to field several young cricketers.
SLvsIND 2nd T20I: 4 Players to debut, SLvsIND 2nd T20I.
Indian think-tank and Shikhar Dhawan will have to make changes right from the opening combination. Shaw is unavailable for the matches and we might see Ruturaj Gaikwad or Devdutt Padikkal opening the innings with Dhawan.
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Both Gaikwad and Padikkal were in good touch in the first half of the Vivo IPL 2021 and amassed good runs for their respective teams. There is a possibility that both Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devdutt Padikkal can make their debut as India doesn’t have enough firepower in the batting order.
Nitish Rana, who had a horrible ODI debut, could also make his T20I debut tonight. Rana is a spin all-rounder and can do the job for India in absence of Hardik Pandya.
Rana played brilliantly in few initial games for KKR, however, lost his touch midway. He amassed 201 runs in seven outings for KKR and could be a great addition in the T20I playing xi.
Young pacer Chetan Sakariya is also in contention to make his T20I debut tonight against Sri Lanka in the 2nd T20I. He is the fifth bowling option for India and can perform well under the guidance of Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
He made his ODI debut in the last ODI against Sri Lanka and scalped two wickets.
Here is India’s probable PlayingXI for the 2nd T20I against Sri Lanka:
Devdutt Padikkal, Shikhar Dhawan ©, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Nitish Rana, Sanju Samson (wk), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rahul Chahar, Varun Chakravarthy, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Chetan Sakariya.
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