T20 series to be played between India and Sri Lanka
Who will open with Ishaan Kishan?
new Delhi. The Indian cricket team is going to start the year with T20 against Sri Lanka. The first match of this series to be played from January 3 is to be held in Mumbai. Before this match, the difficulty in front of Team India is that who will start the innings. The opener of the team is injured and there are not one or two but three options in front. In such a situation, the coach and captain will have to take a difficult decision.
When Team India will play Sri Lanka in the first match of the 3-match T20 series against Sri Lanka on Tuesday, before that the decision on the opening pair will be important. Ishaan Kishan is the only name in Team India at present who seems to be fixed at this place. Rohit Sharma, the regular captain of the team and responsible for the opening, is sitting out due to injury. Apart from this, Rishabh Pant, who started the innings against New Zealand in the last series, was not given a place in the team by the selectors.
Who will be Ishaan’s opening partner?
At present, in the team that the selectors have selected against Sri Lanka, 3 names claim to open. Shubman Gill can be made Ishaan’s partner. Looking at the experience and future series, Gill will be the second opener. This youth is playing the role of opener for the team in ODIs and Tests.
Rituraj Gaikwad can also be given a chance. He played this responsibility for Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League. Rituraj has 1207 runs in 36 matches with 1 century. The last name is of Sanju Samson who has been seen batting in the middle order for the last several days. Now it has to be seen that whom the team management gives a chance in the first match with Ishaan.
Indian T20 team:
Hardik Pandya (Captain), Suryakumar Yadav (Vice-Captain), Ishan Kishan (Wicket-keeper), Rituraj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Akshar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Umran Malik , Shivam Mavi, Mukesh Kumar.
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 01, 2023, 07:30 IST