The India-Sri Lanka T20 series starts on February 24. The first match will be played in Lucknow. There are likely to be two key changes in Playing XI.
India Vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20
The India-Sri Lanka T20 series (India vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20) starts on February 24. The first match of the three-match series will be played in Lucknow. Two senior players from Team India will be seen in the playing XI in the first match. Ravindra Jadeja and Jaspreet Bumrah have been named in the squad for the T20 series. Since Ravindra Jadeja has been away from the cricket field for the last three months .. In the first T20, everyone’s focus will be on Ravindra Jadeja. Jadeja is injured but is now fully fit. Jadeja is fit which means his inclusion in Playing XI is almost certain. However, if Jadeja returns to Playing XI, the big question is who will replace him.
Captain Rohit Sharma will have to make some tough decisions to keep Ravindra Jadeja in the team. In fact, in Jadeja’s absence, Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Chahar and Shardul Thakur were tried as all-rounders. All three performed well. With Jadeja absent, Team India went into the ring with two specialist spinners in the last series. Among them are Yuzvendra Chahal and Ravi Bishnoi. So it remains to be seen whether Jadeja will have only one specialist spinner in the squad after his return. Because Jaddu himself is known as a great spin bowler.
Ravi Bishnoi will be hunted ..!
With the return of Jadeja, Ravi Bishnoi will have to limit himself to the bench. In the T20 series against the West Indies, Bishnoi bowled brilliantly and took three wickets. Yuzvendra Chahal is also bowling well so it seems that the team will give priority to his experience.
Who is in the opening ring?
Who will open the T20 series against Sri Lanka has also become crucial. In the last T20I match against the West Indies, Rohit Sharma slipped to fourth while Ishant Kishan and Rituraj were in the opening ring. It seems that the same thing will happen to Sri Lanka. Rohit Sharma has another chance to bat at No. 3 or 4. We need to see what kind of decision the team management makes.
IND vs SL, Probable Playing XI for the first T20I:
Rohit Sharma (captain), Rituraj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan (keeper), Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Venkatesh Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Hershel Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jaspreet Bumra
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