IND vs SL: Irfan Pathan Names Sri Lankan Cricketers Who Could Be Dangerous To India

Sri Lanka National Cricket Team
Sri Lanka National Cricket Team. Pic Credits: Twitter

Sri Lankan Cricket Team is all set to lock horns against India in a 3 T20I match series commencing from 3rd January (Tuesday). The island nation doesn’t have a promising record in India where they are yet to win a T20I Series. The skipper Dasun Shanaka has a strenuous task as beating India in their own backyard won’t be easy.

The selection panel has named a second-string squad where senior members like Virat Kohli & Rohit Sharma are not a part of the squad. There are chances that the management go in with 3 spinners given Sri Lankan team has got left-handed batters present.

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Hardik Pandya and Tim Southee
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Irfan Pathan on Sri Lanka

Irfan Pathan was having an interaction with Sportskeeda and was asked about Sri Lanka. “Sri Lanka is not that bad a team. We know what they did in the Asia Cup. They really did well. We have to be careful. I really feel that Kusal Mendis, Wanindu Hasaranga as well as Lahiru Kumara – who has got express pace, Maheesh Theekshana – these four-five guys can be real threats. Their captain Dasun Shanaka, I quite like that pick, he is fearless. He has got that long handle as well when he bats.” said Irfan Pathan.

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Irfan Pathan
Irfan Pathan (Image Credit: Twitter)

Great Chance for Sri Lanka

The island nation has got an edge over India due to their Asia Cup 2022 win against India. Sri Lanka recently has adopted a fearless approach which has been quite fruitful. The speciality of Sri Lanka is that they have got a long batting lineup that the opposition team cannot take them lightly.

Dasun Shanka
Dasun Shanaka. Pic Credits: Twitter

Wanindu Hasaranga can be the ‘X’ factor for Sri Lanka as his IPL experience would come in handy. Shanaka should use him in 3 spells as his 4 overs are quite decisive. It would be interesting to see how the series pans out as both the teams are evenly matched.

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