IND vs SL T20 Series: All eyes on T20 WC spots as India take on Sri Lanka- After a scintillating series in ODIs, the focus now shifts to the T20 series ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup. Shikhar Dhawan and Co will look to solidify their position in the India squad ahead of the T20WC in UAE. Skipper Dhawan, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Navdeep Saini, Prithvi Shaw, Surya Kumar Yadav, and Ishan Kishan will be in the fray to make it to the India squad for World T20. India will look to give a strong message to the opponents by winning the series. They will face New Zealand and Pakistan in Group B of the T20 World Cup. Meanwhile, youngsters from IPL will look to leave their mark in their first go in Team India outfits.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka who is yet to qualify for the T20 World Cup owing to their dismal performance in the shortest format will have to play qualifiers. They will play Ireland, Netherlands, and Namibia. Another loss could hurt them after losing the T20 series 2-0 against England last month. However, they are the favorites to make it to the final 12 teams to play in T20 WC.
IND vs SL T20 Series: All eyes on T20 WC spots as India take on Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka squad: Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Lakshan Sandakan, Kasun Rajitha, Akila Dananjaya, Ramesh Mendis, Lahiru Kumara, Asitha Fernando, Ashen Bandara, Praveen Jayawickrama, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Pathum Nissanka, Lahiru Udara, Shiran Fernando, Isuru Udana, Ishan Jayaratne
India’s squad: Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Nitish Rana, Ishan Kishan (Wicket-keeper), Sanju Samson (Wicket-keeper), Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, K Gowtham, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Vice-captain), Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Chetan Sakariya
Net Bowlers: Ishan Porel, Sandeep Warrier, Arshdeep Singh, Sai Kishore, Simarjeet Singh
|India’s tour of Sri Lanka, 2021 – T20I series|
|1||21st July||1st T20I||Colombo|
|2||23rd July||2nd T20I||Colombo|
|3||25th July||3rd T20I||Colombo|
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