Sri Lankan Cricket Team had won the toss and opted to bowl first in the 1st T20I match against India at Wankhede Stadium. The Men in Blue handed T20I caps to Shubman Gill & Shivam Mavi. Astonishingly there was no place of Washington Sundar as the team went with Axar Patel & Yuzvendra Chahal
Indian Cricket Team had a rollicking start as they scored 26 runs in 2 overs but later lost 2 wickets and managed to score 41 runs in the power-play overs. India’s star batter Suryakumar Yadav was dismissed by Chamika Karunaratne where he tried a scoop shot .
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Wanindu Hasaranga Foxes Ishan Kishan
At the end of 10 overs, India’s score was 75-3 where slowly Hardik Pandya & Ishan Kishan were slowly rebuilding. Hasaranga was bowling the 11th over where on the 3rd delivery, he got rid off Ishan Kishan where the left handed batter went for a slog-sweep as there was some extra bounce where Dhananjay De Silva took the catch at deep midwicket. At that time the score was 77-4. Ishan Kishan was well set as he scored 37 runs in 29 balls where he struck 3 fours and 2 sixes.
Crucial Phase for India
The skipper Hardik Pandya needs to make sure that he bats till the end of the innings as the team doesn’t have pinch hitters present. The Men in Blue should aim at-least 170 target as there’s nothing significant in the pitch. A lot will depend of Deepak Hooda performs as he hasn’t performed according to his potential.
Sri Lanka on the other hand would be pumped up as one more wicket of Hardik Pandya can seal the match for them. Skipper Dasun Shanaka has been spot on with his captaincy. The island nation would be well aware of the fact that they cannot take India lightly as Axar Patel can also a play handy knock.