After a comfortable victory against Sri Lanka in the first ODI, India’s secondary team under skipper Shikhar Dhawan has signified that they are as worthy as the primary squad of India. The playing XI of the India National Cricket Team against Sri Lanka in the first ODI consisted of a few less-experienced and young players. However, the team showed great confidence on the field, outplaying Sri Lanka in both bowling and batting departments.
With 2-wicket hauls by Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, and one wicket each by Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya, India restricted Sri Lanka to 262/9 in the 1st innings. Later, with Prithvi Shaw (43), Shikhar Dhawan (86*), and Ishan Kishan’s (59) astonishing knocks, Indian managed to claim victory by 7 wickets.
Since the primary Indian squad with crucial Indian players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, KL Rahul among others are currently in England for the upcoming 5-match Test series in August-September, the secondary squad has been sent for the Sri Lanka tour.
Since India’s coach Ravi Shastri has also traveled to England with the Indian team, the squad for the Sri Lanka tour has been sent under coach Rahul Dravid. Both the former Indian cricketers have proved themselves to be effective coaches for India.
A T20 match between Ravi Shastri XI and Rahul Dravid XI will be an interesting game to watch out for. In this article, we look at the predicted playing XI of both the teams if a T20 match is simulated between Shastri XI and Dravid XI.
Predicted Playing XI Of Both The Teams If A T20 Match Is Simulated Between Shastri XI And Dravid XI
Predicted Playing XI Of Shastri XI
Rohit Sharma should be the opener of the Shastri’s playing XI. Rohit Sharma is the regular opener for India in all three formats and among one of the best openers in international cricket. With 2864 runs in 133 innings at an average of 32.54 in T20Is and 5480 runs in 202 innings at an average of 31.49, Sharma has proved himself to be a powerful batsman in T20 format.