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Yuzvendra Chahal. Image Credits: BCCI

Yuzvendra Chahal, the leg-spinner, has been left on the bench by the team management, and Kuldeep Yadav has taken his position in the playing XI. The second One-Day International of the three-match series will pit Team India against Sri Lanka. After defeating the guests by 67 runs in the first ODI, the hosts enjoy a 1-0 series advantage.

In the second ODI of the three-match series on Thursday at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka called the toss and elected to bat against India.

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Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal. Image Credits: BCCI

Yuzvendra Chahal Not Recovered From Injury Occurred In 1st ODI: Rohit Sharma

At the toss, India skipper Rohit Sharma revealed that Yuzvendra Chahal has not recovered from the injury he got after putting in a dive in the last game. Therefore, he was replaced by Kuldeep Yadav.

“One enforced change for us, Chahal in the last game put in a dive and hasn’t recovered well today, so Kuldeep Yadav comes in.” Sharma said.

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Yuzvendra Chahal Photo Credit: (BCCI)

There were no more changes to the Indian team which outplayed the opponents in the first game. After losing the toss, Sharma said that he was in two minds about his decision in case he would have won the toss.  He added that what the team has done in the past is the past and they need to look ahead and keep doing better.

“I was in two minds. Wanted to bat first because of how we played last time, but looking at this ground, I wanted to field. Overall, improvements are as a team, nothing in particular. What we’ve done in the past is in the past, we need to look ahead and keep doing better. I love playing here, the crowd is also energetic and that motivates me always. But it is in the past, I need to start fresh.” Sharma said.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka was forced to make two changes in the Playing XI as Injuries ruled out Dilshan Madushanka and Pathum Nissanka. Nuwanidu Fernando and Lahiru Kumara made it into the visitors’ playing XI.

Pathum Nissanka. Photo- BCCI
Pathum Nissanka. Photo- BCCI

Sri Lanka Playing XI: Avishka Fernando, Nuwanidu Fernando, Kusal Mendis(w), Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka(c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dunith Wellalage, Lahiru Kumara, Kasun Rajitha

India Playing XI: Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(w), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Umran Malik, Mohammed Siraj

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