Shivam Mavi took 4 wickets in the debut match.
Team India beat Sri Lanka by 2 runs.
new Delhi. India’s batsman Shubman Gill and fast bowler Shivam Mavi made their T20 International debut in the first T20 match against Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Team India started the new year with a win under the captaincy of Hardik Pandya with big changes. Along with the match win, the most important thing was the debut of Shivam Mavi and Shubman Gill and the more important thing was the cap numbers given to these two new players. The cap numbers given to these two players attracted everyone’s attention.
Each player receives a cap from the coach or team captain for formally making their debut for the national team in any format. The same happened with Shivam Mavi and Shubman Gill. Mavi was given cap number 100 while Gill was given cap number 101. This raised a question as to how the cap numbers of the players are decided when more than one player debuts in the same game.
Why did Mavi get cap number 100 and Gill got cap number 101?
As a rule, when two or more players make their debut in the same game, the cap numbers are given in alphabetical order. Based on this, Shivam Mavi’s name comes before Shubman Gill in alphabetical order. In such a situation, he got cap number 100, while Shubman Gill’s name came later and he was given cap number 101. The cap number represents the player’s position in the order of debutants for any country.
India became the second country to give 100 caps
In this case, cap number 100 shows that Shivam Mavi is the 100th player to represent India in T20 International matches. Especially after Australia, India has become the second country to give 100 caps in T20 International. Let us tell you that debutant Shivam Mavi started brilliantly by taking four wickets in the first T20 match against Sri Lanka. Mavi made an important contribution to the team’s victory by spending just 22 runs in four overs and achieving four successes.
Shivam Mavi’s big contribution in India’s victory
Let us tell you that Deepak Hooda and Akshar Patel (31 not out in 20 balls) shared an unbroken 68-run partnership in 38 balls to take India to 162 for five. The Sri Lankan team was dismissed for 160 runs in the last ball match. Sri Lanka needed 13 runs in the last over, but even after hitting a six, Akshar maintained control of the ball and gave the team a two-run win. For India, Ishaan Kishan played useful innings of 37 runs in 29 balls and captain Hardik Pandya scored 29 runs in 27 balls.
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 04, 2023, 09:27 IST