IND vs SL: Hardik Pandya to be named India Captain for India vs Sri Lanka T20I Series. Rohit Sharma Dropped from India T20I Squad? Check Details

Updated on: Dec 21, 2022 9:26 pm IST

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    IND vs SL: It was quite certain that there will be some wide-scale changes in Indian cricket after the team’s disappointing loss in the semi-finals of the recently concluded ICC T20 World Cup 202 campaign. India will kickstart the 2023 calendar year with a short three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka at home in January. Things are looking quite bleak for some of the senior members of the Indian set up regarding their availability for selection in the IND vs SL 2023 T20I series.

    IND vs SL: Hardik Pandya to be named India Captain for India vs Sri Lanka T20I Series. Rohit Sharma Dropped from India T20I Squad? Check Details

    According to some reliant reports, Hardik Pandya is all set to be named the permanent captain of the India T20I team starting with the upcoming three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka at home in January 2023. Hardik recently captained India to a brilliant 1-0 T20I series victory in New Zealand. It is also learned that Rohit Sharma is very much likely to be sacked as the T20I captain and dropped from the shortest format of the game as well. Rohit had a miserable form with the bat in the T20 World Cup 2022. A lot of senior players like Ravichandran Ashwin, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are not expected to be considered for selection in the India vs Sri Lanka home T20I series.

    However, it will be quite interesting to see whether Virat Kohli will be part of the India T20I squad for the Sri Lanka home series or not. Kohli had a superb form during the last few months in the shorter format of the game. Players like Ishan Kishan, Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson, Umran Malik and many other youngsters are likely to be given a longer run and built a fearless T20I side for the 2024 T20 World Cup.

    Predicted India Squad for Sri Lanka T20I Series

    Hardik Pandya (C), Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan, Rishabh Pant, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, Deepak Hooda, Umran Malik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Siraj.

    Predicted IND Playing 11 for India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I

    1. Ishan Kishan
    2. Rishabh Pant (wk)
    3. Virat Kohli/Shreyas Iyer
    4. Suryakumar Yadav
    5. Hardik Pandya (C)
    6. Deepak Hooda
    7. Washington Sundar
    8. Harshal Patel
    9. Arshdeep Singh
    10. Mohammed Siraj
    11. Yuzvendra Chahal

    India vs Sri Lanka 2023 Schedule

    Date Format Matches Time Venue Result
    3 January, 2023 1st T20I India vs Sri Lanka 7 PM IST Mumbai
    5 January, 2023 2nd T20I India vs Sri Lanka 7 PM IST Pune
    7 January, 2023 3rd T20I India vs Sri Lanka 7 PM IST Rajkot
    10 January, 2023 1st ODI India vs Sri Lanka 2 PM IST Guwahati
    12 January, 2023 2nd ODI India vs Sri Lanka 2 PM IST Kolkata
    15 January, 2023 3rd ODI India vs Sri Lanka 2 PM IST Thiruvananthapuram

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