IND vs SL: Why is Suryakumar Yadav Not Playing Today’s India vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI Match? Check India Playing XI

Updated on: Jan 12, 2023 1:38 pm IST

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    Suryakumar Yadav India vs Sri Lanka: In an important news update, India are once again not playing their in-form middle-order batsman Suryakumar Yadav in the second ODI game against Sri Lanka taking place at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The Men in Blue went on to win the opening ODI of 2023 calendar year against Sri Lanka by a comprehensive margin of 67 runs as Virat Kohli scored his 45th ODI hundred. After winning the T20I series, India have secured a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series.

    IND vs SL: Why is Suryakumar Yadav Not Playing Today’s India vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI Match? 

    During the toss, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma mentioned that they are going ahead with the same batting line-up that performed amazingly well in the first game against Sri Lanka. This also means that swashbuckling batsman Suryakumar Yadav will once again have to warm the bench and wait for his opportunity. As seen in the recent while, he has in a mind-boggling form especially after having smashed as many as 3 T20I century during the last 6 to 7 months. The 32-year-old has scored 384 runs at an average of 32 that includes two fifties from 16 ODI matches. Incidentally, both KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer failed to convert their starts in the first ODI having scored 39 and 28 respectively.

    “I was in two minds. Wanted to bat first because of how we played last time, but looking at this ground, I wanted to field. Overall, improvements are as a team, nothing in particular. What we’ve done in the past is in the past, we need to look ahead and keep doing better. I love playing here, the crowd is also energetic and that motivates me always. But it is in the past, I need to start fresh. One enforced change for us, Chahal in the last game put in a dive and hasn’t recovered well today, so Kuldeep Yadav comes in,” 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  India won by 67 runs
    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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