Both India and Sri Lanka will be out to play their 1st International match on 03rd January. Sri Lanka won Asia Cup 2022 whereas India were semi-finalists in T20 World Cup 2022
Lot of changes BCCI and Indian team management is trying to do for T20 Cricket. Many players they have excluded from T20 scheme of things and many seniors are rested. Hardik Pandya will be leading the side with Suryakumar Yadav as his duty.
Here is India’s predicted playing XI for T20 series against Sri Lanka: –
Shubman Gill was one of best player for India in 2022 in ODI and test format. His T20 also went good as he played brilliant role for Gujarat Titans in winning the title.
Another talented Indian cricketer, Ishan is an all-rounder batsman who can play any kind of cricket. Considering his talent and class, it is looking he is going to get a higher run.
No 1 T20I batsman in shorter format, Suryakumar Yadav at the moment is toying with bowlers. He has really became a headache for bowlers. Suryakumar Yadav scored 2 T20I hundreds last year and he was best T20 batsman in 2022 as well.
As India haven’t picked Rishabh Pant in T20 team for Sri Lanka series, he is going to get a run in T20 cricket. Brilliant stroke player and sweet timer of the ball, series will be a opportunity for Sanju Samson to cement his place.
Talented batsman, who was part of Asia Cup and T20 World Cup, India is considering Deepak Hooda in scheme of things. Power-hitter who is in massive form. His off spin bowling is plus point for team India.
Hardik Pandya has shown good captaincy skill in all the matches he has led India. In IPL as well, he was leading Gujarat Titans with the front. All-rounder who can win matches for team by in both the departments.
Spin bowling all-rounder who shown his batting skills in last few months can be permanent part of playing XI. Sundar is economical with the ball and can bowl in powerplay as well.
Medium fast bowler, who is death-specialist, his T20Is haven’t got better as compared to IPL. Harshal Patel was not in playing XI for India in T20 World Cup, but once again he will be getting a chance.
Fast bowler who impressed everyone with his bowling abilities. Economical bowler, wicket-taker who can bowl with lot of variations. His yorker is brilliant and he can deceive batsmans with his knuckle balls. Arshdeep was find for India last year and best bowler in T20 World Cup 2022.
Chahal had brilliant 2022, but he didn’t got a single game to play in T20 World Cup. He will be most experienced bowler in this playing XI. His wicket-taking abilities gives him an edge over other spinners in India.