After winning the ODI series over hosts Sri Lanka, Team India's next target is now to register a win in the three-match T20 series. The Indian team looks stronger than Sri Lanka, but the way Sri Lanka defeated Team India in the third ODI, after that the Indian team will have to choose the team very carefully. In the first T20 match against Sri Lanka, some Indian players may get a chance to debut.
Talking about the openers for the first T20 match, Prithvi Shaw can open the innings with captain Shikhar Dhawan. Prithvi Shaw can make his debut in T20 format through this match. After this, to bat at number three will be Suryakumar Yadav, who had a great performance in the ODI series as well as he did very well against England in his debut T20 series. The ODI series did not go well for Manish Pandey, due to which he could hardly get a place in this team. In this team, both Ishan Kishan and Sanju Samson can be included in the team. Sanju Samson played good innings of 46 runs in his debut ODI match.
Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya are sure to find a place in the Indian playing XI as all-rounders. Talking about the spinner, Rahul Chahar can be included in the team, who took three wickets against Sri Lanka in the third ODI. So on the other hand, the mysterious spinner Varun Chakraborty can get a chance to debut in this match. While Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who was dropped for the third ODI, may return, Deepak Chahar can also be included in the playing XI.
Team India's probable playing XI for the first T20 match-
Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Varun Chakraborty, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar.