new Delhi. During the first match of the T20 series being played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, the Sri Lankan team has called India to bat first. The team captained by Hardik Pandya will come for batting first. The captain has given two youngsters a chance to debut in this match. Shubman Gill, who has played for Team India in ODIs and Tests till now, will now be seen in the Indian team in T20 format as well. Apart from this, Shivam Mavi has also been given a chance in the playing XI.
Ishaan Kishan will be seen in the role of wicket-keeper batsman in the match. Sanju Samson has also been given a place in the team. Apart from captain Hardik Pandya, the team has Deepak Hooda and Akshar Patel for the role of all-rounder. Talking about the fast bowling battery, apart from debutant Shivam Mavi, Umran Malik and Harshal Patel have been given a chance on the new year. Yuzvendra Chahal is also a part of this team.
India is going to start 2023 with this match. Rohit Sharma is not fit. In view of which Hardik Pandya has been given the command of the team. Suryakumar Yadav will be seen in the role of vice-captain in the team led by Hardik. Surya became the highest run-scorer in T20 International last year. He is also at the first place in the T20 rankings at this time.
India’s playing XI: Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Hardik Pandya (captain), Deepak Hooda, Akshar Patel, Harshal Patel, Shivam Mavi, Umran Malik, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Sri Lanka Playing XI: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Dhananjay de Silva, Charit Aslanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Mahesh Thikshan, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka.
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 03, 2023, 18:39 IST