SL vs IND, 3rd T20I: 3 Players who can replace injured Navdeep Saini

Updated on: Jul 29, 2021 2:31 pm IST

  • SL vs IND

    The Indian team are involved in a major trouble in the Sri Lanka where the team’s top players are isolating themselves due to the COVID positive case of Krunal Pandya. The close contacts of the all-rounder, Hardik, Deepak, Manish, Suryakumar, Ishan, Shaw, and Gowtham were not a part of the Playing 11 in the 2nd T20I between India and Sri Lanka. The result clearly had an impact, where the home team won the match in a fine fashion. There is an another bad news for the team, where the fast bowler Navdeep Saini has been reported to be injured.

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    3 Players who can replace Navdeep Saini in SL vs IND 3rd T20I

    After Saini getting injured, team management would be left with the option of giving chances to the net bowlers of the squad.

    Ishan Porel– Ishan is a right-arm fast medium bowler, who has played for Bengal over the years, and has been a integral part of the team. He has been a part of the team to Australia, as a net bowler, and now; he came as a net bowler, but has a good chance to replace Saini in the playing XI.

    Arshdeep Singh– Left arm pacer Arshdeep, is a bowler from Punjab. He has been recently in the names, as after his performance in the IPL. He can be the ideal replacement for Saini, keeping in mind his performances earlier. He is a handy pick for the team, and can provide breakthroughs for the team, when needed.

    Sandeep Warrier- Sandeep has been a long server of the domestic cricket and his teams. He has played for Kerala; for 8 long years and then switched to Tamil Nadu. He hasn’t got the chances, he might have delivered onto in the IPL, and can be a worthy pick in replacement of Saini, to deliver in the 3rd T20I.

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    Can Sri Lanka win the T20I series?

    The Sri Lanka team bowled quite well in the 2nd T20I and contained the comparatively weak batting line-up of Indian team to 132. The team has two fine spinners, Akila and Hasaranga who have been consistent wicket-takers in the limited-overs format.

    In the batting unit, the openers have recently contributed well and are in good touch, and the performance of experienced batsman Silva in the 2nd T20I would boost the team;s prospects of winning the series.

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