IND Vs SL, 1st T20: The T20 series will start between India and Sri Lanka from tomorrow (January 3). Hardik Pandya will lead the Indian team in this series. While Dasun Shanaka will captain the Asian champions Sri Lanka. Both the teams will be face to face for the first time since Asia Cup 2022. Sri Lanka beat India by 6 wickets in the Asia Cup. There are many brilliant and young players in both the teams. We are going to tell you about five such players from both the teams, on whom everyone’s eyes will be fixed in the first T20.
1- Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill comes at number one in this list. Shubman Gill, who has performed brilliantly in Tests and ODIs for India, has not yet made his T20 International debut. His debut in the first T20 against Sri Lanka is almost certain. Gill appeared in IPL 2022 playing for the champions Gujarat Titans. In that 15th season, he scored 483 runs in 16 matches at an average of 34.50 and a strike rate of 132.33. In such a situation, Gill’s performance in this first T20 will be interesting to watch.
2- Umran Malik
Watching Umran Malik in every match is full of excitement. I am not satisfied to see the speed that Umran brings with it. All eyes will be on his performance in the first T20 against Sri Lanka. Umran has so far played a total of 3 T20 International matches for the Indian team, in which he has taken 2 wickets at an average of 56. At the same time, his economy in T20 International has been 12.44, which creates concern.
3- Vanindu Hasaranga
Sri Lanka’s star spinner Wanindu Hasaranga has been enticing everyone’s heart with his brilliant performance till now. Harsanga has played a total of 52 T20 International matches for Sri Lanka so far, in which he has taken 86 wickets at an average of 14.49. At the same time, his economy has been only 6.67, which is quite impressive. Apart from bowling, Hasranga also has power in batting. He played an important role in the game winning 36 runs innings against Pakistan in the final of Asia Cup 2022.
4- Sanju Samson
Indian team’s star wicketkeeper Sanju Samson has been included in the Indian team once. In such a situation, everyone’s eyes will be fixed on his performance. Samson, who made his debut in 2015, has so far played only 16 T20 Internationals for India, scoring 296 runs at an average of 21.14 and a strike rate of 135.15.
5- Bhanuka Rajapakse
Bhanuka Rajapaksa is the match winning player of the Sri Lankan team. Rajapaksa played an important inning against Pakistan in the final of Asia Cup 2022. Batting at number five, Rajapaksa scored 71 runs in 45 balls with the help of 5 fours and 3 sixes.
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