Batsman Nitish Rana was handed his ODI debut baseball on Thursday for the third and final ODI against Sri Lanka at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. However, the 27-year-old, known as the top-tier batsman, ended up at number 7 in his first international game.
Unfortunately, the Delhi cricketer was unable to do much as he managed to score 7 rounds with 14 goals before losing his wicket to Akila Dananjaya in the 33rd oval.
Former India player Aakash Chopra was a little surprised by Rana’s position. In his most recent YouTube video, a cricketer-turned-commentator suggested that visitors were showing a sense of “complacency” by making massive changes to the team.
“India made six changes, included five debutants and changed the entire bowling lineup. No bowler from the previous game played in the third ODI. Also in the battle, India gave Nitish Rana a chance, but in the opening he took the seventh line. Here is a player who has played in the top 3 all his life – be it IPL, Delhi or List A cricket, ”Chopra said.
“When you make six changes to your team, complacency is a way of thinking. It seemed that in the third ODI Team India took a little lightheadedness towards Sri Lanka, having already won the series. Although the match was important for the debutants, the group as a whole seemed to believe that “we will easily win the game as Sri Lanka is a weak side.” But there is a lesson in defeat for the Indian national team – do not take opponents lightly, ”he added.
Team India led by Shihar Dhawan played five-player debut matches for the third and final ODI against Sri Lanka on Friday. Despite the fact that a total of six substitutions were made in the team, the guests fought the attack of the bowling owners, knocking out a meager 225 for 47 overs.
In response, the Sri Lankan batters returned home with three wickets in hand, riding a solid 109-pass post with a second wicket between Avishka Fernando and Bhanuka Rajapaksa.