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Last Update on: January 2nd, 2023 at 02:08 pm

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IND vs SL: 3 Indian Players Who Can Win The Man of The Series Award In T20s. 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.

India Squad for Sri Lanka T20Is: Hardik Pandya (Captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Rahul Tripathi, Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Shivam Mavi, Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Umran Malik, Mukesh Kumar

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Sri Lanka Squad for India T20Is: Dasun Shanaka (Captain), Pathum Nissanka, Avishka Fernando, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Kusal Mendis, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Ashen Bandara, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka, Kasun Rajitha, Dunith Wellalage, Pramod Madushan, Lahiru Kumara, Nuwan Thushara

IND vs SL: 3 Indian Players Who Can Win The Man of The Series Award In T20s

Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya. (Photo: Twitter)

The ace all-rounder Hardik Pandya was simply magnificent in 2022 and would like to continue his form in 2023 with the IND vs SL series. He featured in 27 T20Is and hammered 607 runs at a strike rate of 145.91. Hardik Pandya has shown great temperament at the death overs and finished games for his side. With the ball, he has an enforcer in the middle phases of the innings and picked up 20 scalps at an economy of 8.50.

The Gujarat-born also fared well in the T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia, smashing 128 runs in six games at a strike rate of 131.95 and bagging eight wickets at an economy of 8.11. Hardik Pandya is the skipper for the IND vs SL series and is a contender for the Man of the Series award.

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