IND vs SL: Virat Kohli And Rohit Sharma To Miss India Squad for Sri Lanka T20 Series, Ravindra Jadeja Likely To Return- Reports

Updated - 27 Dec 2022, 03:35 PM

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. Image Credits: BCCI

Indian Cricket Team is all set to lock horns against Sri Lanka for 3 T20I Match series starting from 3rd January 2023. The skipper Rohit Sharma is expected to be on the sidelines due to the thumb injury he sustained during Bangladesh ODI Series.

The former skipper Virat Kohli had a forgettable Test Series against Bangladesh where he looked in all sorts of trouble. The dashing batter is set to miss Sri Lanka T20I Series in order to manage the workload ahead of the Border Gavaskar Trophy.

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Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli (PC-Getty Images)
Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli (PC-Getty Images)

Hardik Pandya to Lead the Side

With the new Selection Panel yet to be announced, it looks likely that Hardik Pandya will captain the side against Sri Lanka. The flamboyant all-rounder was quite instrumental against New Zealand where the team won the T20I Series by 1-0 when he stood behind his bowlers. It would be interesting to see whether the batter promotes him to the top of the order where he can inflict a lot of damage.

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Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya. Image Credits: Twitter

Ravindra Jadeja Set for a Comeback

The scintillating all-rounder who has been missing since Asia Cup 2022 is all set for a comeback. Ravindra Jadeja has been a vital cog in the team where he is someone who can contribute in all the 3 facets of the game and at the same time, the team can also use him as a floater where he can surprise the opponent.

Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja (Getty Images)

India should not take Sri Lanka lightly as they have got a lot of match winners present in the team. Skipper Dasun Shanaka would be keen to make a mark after defeating India in the Asia Cup 2022 league stage. It would be interesting to see how the series pans out as we can expect a riveting contest.

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