India vs Sri lanka 1st T20
Tournament: Sri Lanka’s tour of India 2017
Away Team:Sri Lanka
Date:Dec 20, 2017
Venue:Barabati Stadium, Cuttack
Weather:Clear Sky, 15.12℃ (95%)
The Indian team for this series has been selected keeping in the unavailability of certain players as well as with an aim to give the players on the fringe some game time. Shreyas Iyer, Basil Thampi, Washington Sundar, Mohammad Siraj, Deepak Hooda, and Jayadev Unadkat all find a place in this squad.
Rohit Sharma will be the leading the team and be the guiding light for this bunch of IPL performers. His own form has been brilliant as evidenced by the brilliant double century he hit. Rohit Sharma also had a good time in the T20’s against New Zealand but getting off to faster starts has been something that he needs to work on.
Lokesh Rahul seems to be the most likely candidate to open the innings with Rohit Sharma followed by Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, and maybe Dinesh Karthik. There is a case to be made for playing with both Washington Sundar and Deepak Hooda in the team but we don’t think it is likely to happen.
India has beaten Sri Lanka in four of their last five matches with all the recent four being victories