Dharamshala: The Malayalees are waiting to see Sanju Samson make his way into the World Cup squad with a smashing innings. Ishant Kishan, Rohit Sharma, Shreyas Iyer and Ravindra Jadeja, who came to the crease before Sanju, shared the entire Sri Lankan overs in the first Twenty20: Sanju did not get a chance to bat. Cricket fans across the country are waiting for India’s series victory in the second Twenty20 match between India and Sri Lanka today. Malayalees also have a passion for Sanju’s super innings. The match is from 7 p.m. Live on Star Sports Channels. India won the first match of the series 1–0.
India will enter the second match today due to injury ‘during the game’. Three members of the 18 – member squad for the series against Sri Lanka have been ruled out with a hamstring injury. Suryakumar Yadav and Deepak Chahar were eliminated before the first match. Opener Rituraj Gaikwad, who missed the first match, was also ruled out due to injury. With the squad reduced to 15, Mayank Agarwal, who was quarantined in Chandigarh with the Test team, has been called up to the Twenty20 squad.
India are likely to field the same team that played in the first match. In the first Twenty20 in Lucknow, India excelled in both batting and bowling. He also won by a huge margin of 62 runs.
Vanindu Hasaranga will not be in the Sri Lanka squad today. The reason is that it is not free from Kovid. Injured Mahesh Theekshana and Kushal Mendis will also miss the match. Niroshan Dickwella and Dhananjaya D’Silva have been included in the Twenty20 squad for the remaining matches.
India will play a Twenty20 match at Dharamshala after a long gap of six years. The last time they played here was during the 2016 Twenty20 World Cup. Since then, a match against South Africa is scheduled for 2019, but has been abandoned due to rain.
India possible XI: Rohit Sharma (captain), Ishant Kishan (wicket keeper), Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, Deepak Hooda, Ravindra Jadeja, Venkatesh Iyer, Herschelle Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jaspreet Bumra, Yusvendra Chehal
Sri Lanka Probable XI: Niroshan Dickwella (wicket-keeper), Pathum Nisanka, Charith Asalanka, Janith Lianage, Dhananjaya D’Silva, Dasoon Shanaka (captain), Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Jeffrey Wardersey, Praveen Jayavikrama,
English Summary: India vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20I – Live Cricket Score