IND vs SL: 3 Indian Players Who Can Win The Man of The Series Award In ODIs

Indian National Cricket Team (Image Credits: Twitter)
Indian National Cricket Team (Image Credits: Twitter)

IND vs SL: 3 Indian Players Who Can Win The Man of The Series Award In ODIs. Sri Lanka is set to tour India for a multi-format series. During IND vs SL 2023 series, an ODI and T20I series will be played. The T20I series comprises three matches. The ODI IND vs SL series will also witness three games.

The T20I series between IND vs SL will be played first followed by the ODI series. During IND vs SL 2023 series, the three T20I games will take place on January 3, 5, and 7. The three ODI games are scheduled to take place on January 10, 12, and 15.

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Hardik Pandya, Rohit Sharma
Hardik Pandya, Rohit Sharma. (Photo: Twitter)

Both teams have announced their squads for the series. Rohit Sharma is the captain of India in the ODI series. Hardik Pandya is the skipper of India in the T20I series. For Sri Lanka, Dasun Shanaka is the captain of the team in both the ODI and T20I series.

Dasun Shanaka with Asia Cup 2022
Dasun Shanaka with Asia Cup 2022 (Photo: Twitter)

India last played an ODI and Test series against Bangladesh in December 2022. During the away series, India played 3 ODIs and 2 Tests with Bangladesh. The Indian team lost the ODI series 1-2 but won the Test series 2-0.

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Meanwhile, In February 2022, Sri Lanka has already toured India. The Sri Lankan team played an all-format series against India in February-March 2022. The visitors got thrashed by the Indians in all formats of the game. India won the Test series 2-0 & T20I Series 3-0. Sri Lanka won the Asia Cup 2022 in the T20I format but as far as ODIs are concerned, they won against Australia 3-2 but drew against Afghanistan 1-1 in bilateral series at home.

Out-of-form opener Shikhar Dhawan and pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar have been dropped from the ODI team while the star trio of skipper Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and KL Rahul return for the 3-match ODI series along with the likes of Shreyas Iyer, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, and Mohammed Shami.

India Squad for Sri Lanka ODIs: Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya (VC), Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh.

India vs Sri Lanka, IND vs SL
India vs Sri Lanka, IND vs SL Image Source: Twitter

Jeffrey Vandersay and Nuwanidu Fernando have been picked only for the ODI series replacing Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Nuwan Thushara picked only for T20Is.

Sri Lanka had handed a recall to Avishka Fernando for their upcoming tour to India.  Sadeera Samarawickrama was also picked for the squad. The dashing wicketkeeper-batsman has pipped experienced campaigner Dinesh Chandimal in the squad.

Sri Lanka Squad for India ODIs: Dasun Shanaka (Captain), Pathum Nissanka, Avishka Fernando, Nuwanidu Fernando, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Chamika Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Ashen Bandara, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka, Kasun Rajitha, Dunith Wellalage, Pramod Madushan, Jeffrey Vandersay, Lahiru Kumara

IND vs SL: 3 Indian Players Who Can Win The Man of The Series Award In ODIs

Shubman Gill

Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill. (Photo: Twitter)

The Punjab-born Shubman Gill has featured in 12 ODI games in the 50-over format in 2022 and notched up 638 runs that too at an impressive strike rate of 102.57, which includes four half-centuries and one century. He was recalled in 2022 after playing only 3 ODIs in 2019 and 2020 and he managed 638 runs averaging 70.89.

Shubman Gill was Man of the series in the ODI series against West Indies and Zimbabwe where he amassed 205 and 245 runs respectively averaging 102.5 and 122.5. In 15 ODIs, he averages 57.25 having amassed 687 runs.

The ace batter has put up an exhibition of his elegant stroke play time and again and put top-drawer bowling attacks under the pump. Due to consistent performances, Shubman Gill has kept himself in contention for the opening slot for the 2023 World Cup and can be MOS against Sri Lanka in IND vs SL ODI series.

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