IND vs SL: Why is Arshdeep Singh Not Playing Today’s India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I Match?

Updated on: Jan 3, 2023 7:37 pm IST

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    Arshdeep Singh IND vs SL: In an important news development, India’s premier left-arm pacer Arshdeep Singh unfortunately misses out for the India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I game scheduled to be hosted at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. After losing the semi-final of the T20 World Cup 2022 at the hands of England, India managed to register a 1-0 T20I series victory in New Zealand. India will now play a three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka at home.

    IND vs SL: Why is Arshdeep Singh Not Playing Today’s India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I Match?

    After losing the toss and being asked to bat first, India captain Hardik Pandya revealed that Arshdeep Singh is not playing the first T20I against Sri Lanka. Incidentally, Hardik mentioned that the young left-arm pacer was not available for selection since he has still not fully recovered from his illness. While playing in his first T20 World Cup in Australia, Arshdeep was the leading wicket-taker for India with a total of 10 wickets from 6 games. In his short T20I career, he has picked up as many as 33 wickets from 21 T20I matches at an economy of less than 9.

    “Excited. Always been excited to play for the country, but obviously leading now makes it more special. Excited to see how this new bunch of guys express themselves. We were going to bat first. Yes this is a chasing ground but we want to put ourselves in more difficult situations generally in bilaterals. Anyone who comes here we will make sure we’ll give them the confidence. Two debutants today – Gill and Mavi. Arshdeep was not available,” said India captain Hardik Pandya during the toss.

    IND Playing 11

    1. Ishan Kishan (wk)
    2. Shubman Gill
    3. Suryakumar Yadav
    4. Sanju Samson
    5. Hardik Pandya (C)
    6. Deepak Hooda
    7. Axar Patel
    8. Shivam Mavi
    9. Harshal Patel
    10. Umran Malik
    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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