ind vs sl 2nd t20 Shikhar Dhawan Company eye series win all eyes will on these Indian players in second t20 match will stake claim for t20 world cup chance to claim the world cup
In the second T20 International match to be held on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, the Indian team will be eyeing a winning six in Sri Lanka. Along with this, some players of India will also have a chance to stake their claim in the team India selected for the T20 World Cup. The Indian team is leading 1-0 in the three-match series.
India has played 6 T20 Internationals against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka so far. Out of this, he has won 5. In such a situation, he will try to hit a six by winning the second T20. India played the first T20 in Sri Lanka on 10 February 2009. Since then he has lost only one T20 match played on 6th March 2018 and won in all others. At the same time, openers Prithvi Shaw, Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Rahul Chahar and Varun Chakraborty will try to do better in view of the T20 World Cup. The team will also hope that Sanju Samson will be able to live up to his talent and bring consistency in his performance.
India’s winning combination is unlikely to change after beating Sri Lanka by 38 runs in the first encounter. However, if the team management decides to rest Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav, who have been selected for the Test tour in the UK, there could be changes in the team. It is expected that both of them will play at least in the second T20. He may be rested from the final match in case India win the series.
Devdutt Padikkal and Rituraj Gaikwad may be preferred over poor-form Manish Pandey in case there is a change in plan. All eyes will be on Samson on Tuesday. There are a lot of expectations from them. However, whenever he got a chance to play in the Indian jersey, he has failed to live up to these expectations.
Samson got ample opportunities to bat in the top order. Despite this, he could only score runs in eight matches at an average of 13.75. Samson’s road is not going to be easy with this performance considering the talented players coming up. On the basis of performance, Rishabh Pant has left Samson far behind.
Ishan Kishan has also performed effectively when given limited chances. Lokesh Rahul (KL Rahul) is also an option as a wicketkeeper in limited overs cricket. In such a situation, Samson does not have much time to impress with his performance.
National Cricket Academy (NCA) director Rahul Dravid also has high hopes from Samson and if he fails to score big in the next two matches, this series could prove to be his last chance.
Hardik Pandya’s batting form is also a matter of concern for the team who has failed to impress against Sri Lanka so far. He has bowled fine, but he has failed to bowl like he did before the back surgery.
Indian bowlers performed brilliantly in the first match. Yuzvendra Chahal and Varun Chakraborty will once again try to impress. Both of them are posing a challenge for the wrist spinner’s place in the team.
With more than 20 players expected to be selected for the T20 World Cup to be held in the UAE, both Chakraborty and Chahal are likely to find a place in the squad. T20 series will be a tougher challenge for Sri Lanka as compared to One Day Internationals.
He doesn’t have players who can change the course of the match by playing big shots consistently. Charith Asalanka tried to put pressure on India with a knock of 44 runs in the first match but Dasun Shanaka’s team’s inexperience in the crucial occasions showed.
The team lost the last six wickets on Monday adding just 15 runs. Wanindu Hasaranga has impressed with his leg-spin and has been able to trouble some of India’s batsmen except Suryakumar.
The two teams are as follows:
India: Shikhar Dhawan (captain), Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikkal, Rituraj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Nitish Rana, Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, Krishnappa Gautam, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakraborty, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Chetan Sakaria.
Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka (Captain), Dhananjaya de Silva, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapakse, Pathum Nisanka, Charith Aslanka, Wanindu Hasranga, Ashen Bandara, Minod Bhanuka, Lahiru Udara, Ramesh Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Binura Fernando, Dushmanta Chamunda, Lakshmantha Akila Dhananjay, Shiran Fernando, Dhananjay Lakshan, Ishan Jayaratne, Praveen Jayavikrama, Asit Fernando, Kasun Rajita, Lahiru Kumara and Isuru Udana.
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