Ind vs SL 1st T20I Highlights today Sunday, 7-25-2021 – 1st T20I (N), India tour of Sri Lanka from R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.
ICC Rankings Test, ODI & T20
Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bowl first.
Shanaka: The wicket will be better in the second half of the game. Injuries are uncontrollable but these three games are important for the World Cup. We have two debutants as well. Three changes from the last ODI, Isuru Udana comes in…(but he forgets the others). Their two debutants are Asalanka and Karunaratne. So Praveen Jayawickrama will have to wait for his cap.
Dhawan: We would have bowled first as well, there’s dampness in the pitch. It’s about giving a chance to new players and how they can make an impact for the World Cup. We’ve got lots of changes, two debutants in Prithvi Shaw and Varun.
India team: S Dhawan, P Shaw, I Kishan, Suryakumar, S Samson, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, D Chahar, B Kumar, Y Chahal, V Chakravarthy.
Sri Lanka team: Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka, Dhananjaya, C Asalanka, D Shanaka, A Bandara, W Hasaranga, C Karunaratne, I Udana, A Dananjaya, D Chameera.
Post Match Presentation.
Bhuvneshwar is the Player of the Match. “I played ODI after a couple of months, so you take some time get into the rhythm,” he says. “It was a good batting wicket but there was some help for bowlers too.”
Dasun Shanaka: I think 164 was chaseable on this wickets. I think their bowlers upfront started really well. And then there were not enough middle-order batters to finish the game. I think our bowlers did an amazing job. I hope we come out and do better than this in the next game.
Shikhar Dhawan: I thought we were 10-15 runs short but we felt it was still a good total. We played quite well after losing a wicket on the first ball. Getting to 50 in the powerplay was good. I think only 5% scope of improvement. Surya is a great player and we enjoy watching him bat. He was taking pressure off me as well. Sri Lanka were playing well but we knew our spinners will get some turn. Yuzi and KP bowled really well. And even Varun, playing his first match. Prithvi is playing really well and I am sure he will bounce back in the next game. It’s very hard to pick Varun, even I find it difficult when I am facing him in the nets.