IND vs SL First T20I Today At Ekana Stadium In Lucknow

IND vs SL First T20I Today At Ekana Stadium In Lucknow
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IND vs SL First T20I: The Indian team has suffered another setback ahead of the three-match international T20 series against Sri Lanka. Injured Suryakumar Yadav is out of the series and Sanju Samson may get a chance. Man of the match against West Indies Suryakumar got a hairline fracture on his hand.

After medium-pacer Allrounder Deepak Chahar, now star batsman Suryakumar Yadav is also out of the entire series due to injury. In such a situation, making a team selection in front of captain Rohit Sharma and coach Rahul Dravid will be very challenging. Out of the last 5-matches, India has defeated Sri Lanka in 3-matches whereas, in 2-matches, Sri Lanka defeated team India.

Sanju Samson can play in the middle order

Wicket-keeper batsman Sanju Samson may get a chance to play in place of Suryakumar Yadav in the middle order. Samson played the last international match on 29th July 2021. Sanju, who has played one one-day and ten T20 matches, has been out of the team many times. So if he gets a chance, he will capitalize on it completely.

Players will have to seize the opportunity

Rohit said that Sanju has no dearth of talent but he has to learn how to use it. Many players have got skills and talents but what matters most is how you use them.

Rohit can enter in the middle order. While Rituraj Gaikwad and Ishaan Kishan can open the innings. On the other hand, Ravi Bishnoi will be expected to perform well.

Pitch: This Will be helpful for the batsmen but may help the spinners in the second innings.

Weather: Weather will be clear in Lucknow, there is less chance of rain.

The dominance of these five batsmen

BatsmanCountryMatches playedRunsCentury
Martin GuptillNewzealand11232992
Virat KohliIndia9732960
Rohit SharmaIndia12232634
Paul StirlingIreland10127641
Aaron FinchAustralia8826862

Rohit is just 37 runs away from becoming the highest run-scorer in T20 during this period. He will break the record and will be the number one player to score the highest run of all the players.

Bumrah, Rahul and Pant are seen as leaders

On the evening before the T20I series against Srilanka, Indian Captain Rohit Sharma told that Jaspreet Bumrah, KL Rahul, and Rishabh Pant have important key roles in the success of the team. All these players are seen as the leaders. We do not want to make any kind of pressure on them as they are vital for us.

Captain’s words

Dasun Shanaka: We are expecting a lot from the top-order batsmen. India’s bowling attack is very strong and if we want to win the match then the batsmen have to score well. We will miss Hasaranga, but this is an opportunity for the youth.

Rohit Sharma: Jasprit Bumrah, Rishabh Pant, and K L Rahul are the three contenders for the captaincy of the Indian team in the future. All three are maturing with time. And I am careful about how I should manage my workload.