IND vs SL: Why is Kuldeep Yadav Not Playing Today’s India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI Match? Check India Playing XI

Updated on: Jan 10, 2023 1:45 pm IST

  • Kuldeep Yadav India vs Sri Lanka

    Kuldeep Yadav India vs Sri Lanka: In an important news update, India’s premier spinner Kuldeep Yadav has once again omitted from the playing XI for the opening ODI game against Sri Lanka at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati. During the 2022 calendar year, the Indian team management made a lot of chopping and changes to pick the best possible combination for the mega event and the same might be the case this year as well due to the 50-overs World Cup.

    IND vs SL: Why is Kuldeep Yadav Not Playing Today’s India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI Match?

    After losing the toss and being asked to bat first, India captain Rohit Sharma stated that they are playing Yuzvendra Chahal as the only leg-spinner in the side for this first ODI match against Sri Lanka. This also means that left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav will once again be warming the bench. The 28-year-old spinner was lately drafted into the playing XI for the third and final ODI in Bangladesh where he finished with figures of 1 for 53 from his quota of 10 overs and also picked up a wonderful fifer in the first Test match. But the Men in Blue have gone ahead with Axar Patel and Chahal as the two spinners in the team for the opening game.

    “We are happy to bat first. We would have liked to bowl as well, it’s a good challenge. The ground was flooded with dew yesterday. There will be times where we need to bowl under dew, we got to be ready for that with the World Cup around the corner. It’s about doing the basics right, it’s important to do things differently at times. We need to keep moving in the right direction. Had a great time playing an ODI here last time, hope we’ll have another memorable game today,” said India captain Rohit Sharma during the toss.

    India Playing XI

    1. Rohit Sharma (C)
    2. Shubman Gill
    3. Virat Kohli
    4. Shreyas Iyer
    5. KL Rahul (wk)
    6. Hardik Pandya
    7. Axar Patel
    8. Mohammed Shami
    9. Mohammed Siraj
    10. Yuzvendra Chahal
    11. Umran Malik

    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 India won by 2 runs
    5 January, 2023 2nd T20I India vs Sri Lanka 7 PM IST Pune Sri Lanka won by 16 runs
    7 January, 2023 3rd T20I India vs Sri Lanka 7 PM IST Rajkot India won by 91 runs
    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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