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India Predicted XI for 1st T20I against Sri Lanka: Padikkal set for debut, Dravid and Dhawan mull mystery spinner option


Now that the ODI series is in development, India is expected to return to the drawing board as they seek a fresh start on the T20I series. If there is one thing India has learned from the three 50-over matches, it is that Sri Lanka may not be the team it was, there is definitely a lot of determination in the current squad. Consequently, there may not be as much room for experimentation as in the third ODI. Having said that, one name that India definitely cannot ignore is the name of Devdutta Padikkala, who is eager to try and is likely to debut in India.

Ishan Kishan is about to return to XI, but Sanju Samson could get ahead of Manish Pandey. In the tempo department, the usual suspects Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Deepak Chahar are likely to return, while Rahul Chahar and Varun Chakravarti are expected to outpace Kaldip Yadav and Yuzendru Chahal. With that in mind, here’s a look at the 11 players Shikhar Dhawan could field for the first T20I content on Sunday at R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

1 Shikhar Dhavan (Captain): Shikhar Dhavan remains an automatic choice in ODI formats, but it is in T20I that he really wants to present the arguments to himself. While Dhawan’s record in this format isn’t all that bad, with the T20 World Cup later this year, the India captain would like to lead the lead and get some runs under his belt to ensure he opens up with Rohit Sharma when the big show hits. transforming into.

2 Devdutt Padikkal: Reports circulated on Saturday that Prithvi Shaw was about to leave for England to participate in a series of tests. If true, he immediately leaves for the UK, which means that his tour of Sri Lanka has actually come to an end. This could open the gate for Padikkala, who is eager to leave. A trailblazer, the 22-year-old made his spot at IPL 2020, having scored over 400 runs in his first season and ahead of RCB a century earlier this year.

3 Ishan Kishan: After scoring half a century in his debut, Ishan Kishan is set to return to the team after missing the final ODI. Ishan has played twice in T20I for India and has already spent half a century in this format in his first game.

4 Sanju Samson: Sanju Samson has been to blame for missing opportunities in the past, but that didn’t seem to be the case on Friday as he played a miraculous 45 shot. Unlike his previous mistakes, Samson played patiently and did not use a T20 approach. … He will likely keep his XI spot in the hopes that he can score impressive results in a row.

5 Hardik Pandya: The time for Hardik Pandya is running out. If he wants to take his place on the team, then the versatile player needs a reliable batsman score. With so many young people vouching for this versatile slot, including his brother, Hardik needs to be good at bat and ball. In the third ODI, he had a good start with the bat and then threw back his wicket and raised it, and Hardik needs to use that confidence in the future.

6 Krunal Pandya: Taking a beating at the hands of English batsmen in T20I at home, Krunal Pandya opened a new page with his left-handed spin in ODI. He hoped to keep the same level of economy and land some hard hits as in the first two ODIs.

7 Deepak Chahar: The hero of the second ODI, Deepak Chahar is set to return to the 20s format, likely replacing Chetan Sakaria in the XI of Friday’s game. Thanks to Sakaria for raising two wickets in his opening, but what Chakhar did was sensational. It is important for India to make the most of its hot form and stay alert.

8 Bhuvneshwar Kumar: Bhuvneshwar Kumar will once again lead the bowling attack in India with Chahar. He is even more dangerous in the T20I, with his ability to pick an early wicket for the team. Also, with three months left until the T20 FIFA World Cup, it will be important to see it grow ahead of the IPL.

9 Navdeep Saini: With two bowler swings at Chahar and Bhuvneshwar, India could have made some headway and Navdeep Saini seems to be perfect. He deliberately served the ball in the third ODI and can harass the Sri Lankan batsmen with his speed with a new ball.

10 Rahul Chahar / Yuzvendra Chahal: Yuzvendra Chahal played very well in the first two ODI events, but Rahul Chahar impressed him with three wickets in his debut match. In his final incantation, he made the Sri Lankan batsmen confused as India threatened to flee with the game. Difficult choice, but India might just approve of Chahala for it.

11 Varun Chakravarti: The mysterious Indian spinner Varun Chakravarti is a strong contender to defeat Kuldip Yadav. Chakravarti has shown that he can be a handful with his own set of tricks, and Sri Lanka would be a good start for him to fool their batsmen as he hopes to get some match time.



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