Sri Lanka vs India Dream11: The Shikhar Dhawan-led India team registered a fantastic 38-run victory in the first T20I match against Sri Lanka on Sunday. India have now taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20I series. Sri Lanka will now face India in the second T20I match on 27 July at the R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
1. Shikhar Dhawan
India’s stand-in captain Shikhar Dhawan looked in a decent form with the bat in the first T20I against Sri Lanka. The Indian opener scored a crucial innings of 46 runs off 36 balls that included 4 fours and 1 six. He would be aiming to play a big knock in this 2nd T20I match in order to seal his spot in the national side for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup. Overall, in 65 T20I matches, the southpaw batsman has notched up 1719 runs at a strike-rate of 127.43. Moreover, Dhawan smacked a total of 380 runs in 8 games of the first half of IPL 2021.
Shikhar Dhawan in T20Is
2. Suryakumar Yadav
Without much of a doubt, Suryakumar Yadav has been the find from this ongoing Sri Lanka tour and has presented a definite case for himself to be part of India playing 11 in the T20 World Cup. He was named the Player of the Series during the recently concluded ODIs where he hammered 124 runs in 3 games at an average of 62. Suryakumar smacked a fabulous knock of 50 runs off 34 deliveries that consisted of 5 fours and 2 sixes in the 1st T20I against Sri Lanka. He has already racked up two impressive half-centuries in just 3 T20I innings.
Suryakumar Yadav in T20Is
3. Charith Asalanka
Sri Lanka batsman Charith Asalanka continued his superb ODI form into the first T20I against India as well. He scored a brilliant knock of 44 runs off only 26 balls that included 3 sixes and as many fours and moreover, Sri Lanka definitely had a chance to chase the total until he was pacing his innings really well. Asalanka also notched up a wonderful half-century in the second ODI against India. In the three-match ODI series, the left-hander smashed 127 runs at an average of 42.33.
Charith Asalanka in T20s
4. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
India’s senior pace bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar came back in form with an amazing match-winning performance in the first T20I against Sri Lanka. He picked up four crucial wickets while conceding just 22 runs in his 3.3 overs. The right-arm swing bowler brought all his experience into play and will be expected to do the same in this second match as well. Overall, in T20I cricket, Bhuvneshwar has scalped 49 wickets at an economy of 6.97 from 49 T20Is. He has also taken 139 scalps in 126 IPL matches.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar in T20Is
5. Yuzvendra Chahal
Even though he picked up just a single wicket, but Yuzvendra Chahal bowled amazingly well in the previous T20I match against the Lankan side. The Indian leg-spinner kept on inducing some serious pressure from one end having given away just 19 runs in his quota of four overs. In 49 T20Is, he has taken a total of 63 wickets at an average of 25.3 and an economy of 8.32. Chahal will be hoping to play a significant role with the ball in this 2nd T20I match against Sri Lanka on Tuesday.
Yuzvendra Chahal in T20Is
The second T20I match between Sri Lanka and India will start at 8 PM IST on 27 July. The IND vs SL live streaming will be available on the Sony Sports Network and the Sony LIV app.
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