After securing a 2-1 win over Sri Lanka in the ODI series, India would be eying victory in upcoming India vs Sri Lanka T20 series as well. Indian batsmen exhibited decent performances with the bat during the series.
Shikhar Dhawan finished as the highest run-getter for India, scoring 128 runs in 3 games at an average of 64. Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav also played some wonderful knocks. Sanju Samson got one game and scored a 40-plus. With most of them amongst the runs, India would be hopeful of posting big totals in the T20 series.
Sri Lankan batsmen too faired pretty well in the series. Avishka Fernando was their star performer with the bat, while Asalanka and Rajapaksa also played handy knocks. While Fernando emerged as the leading run-getter, Asalaka scored the third most number of runs in the series.
On that note, we are predicting three players who can score the most runs in India vs Sri Lanka T20 series:
The captain of the Indian Team for the ongoing tour, Shikhar Dhawan is expected to score a plethora of runs in the series. He is currently been out of favour as far as India’s T20 team is concerned.
Shikhar Dhawan, however, hasn’t yet given up on his dream to secure a place for the T20 World Cup. He wreaked havoc in the IPL2021 and silenced his critics who raised doubts over his strike rate in the format.
The upcoming three T20 matches against Sri Lanka will be another opportunity for him to present his case forward.
Senior Sri Lankan batsman, Avishka Fernando was brilliant with the bat in the recently concluded ODI series against India. He scored 33 in the first game and followed it up with a half-century off 71 balls.
In the last ODI, he scored a match-winning knock of 76 off 98 balls to guide his team to a three-wicket win. Avishka finished the series as the highest run getter, scoring 159 runs in 3 games at an average of 53.
He has been in scintillating form, of late. He would be brimming with confidence at the moment and could once again finish as the highest run-scorer in the T20 series.
Prithvi Shaw should be a little disappointed to not have converted the starts he got in the ODI into big scores. He made 43 in the first ODI and 49 in the last. He was looking good in both the games until he threw his wicket away. He scored 105 runs in 3 games in the series at an average of 35.
With so much competition for spots, Shaw must understand the importance of getting opportunities. For him to stake a claim in India’s squad for the T20 World Cup, he must try to bat long and score big.
There have been talks going around sending Shaw to England for the upcoming Test series. The Indian opener wouldn’t be short of confidence right now as one could expect him to take the Sri Lankan bowlers to a leather hunt in the T20 series.