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Editor’s Pick (T20): India - Sri Lanka

India: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Ajinkya Rahane, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur.
Sri Lanka: Upul Tharanga (c), Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella, Dilshan Munaweera, Dasun Shanaka, Milinda Siriwardana, Wanindu Hasaranga, Akila Dananjay, Jeffrey Vandersay, Isuru Udana, Seekkuge Prasanna, Thisara Perera, Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal, Vikum Sanjaya.

India’s total domination over Sri Lanka ends with this T20 match being played today. The successful tour started with a whitewash 3-0 win at the test series and then 5-0 at the ODI. India has been on a roll at the lion’s den. Data shows that India is more than likely to win this match as well.

There is no Shikhar Dhawan in the lineup. He went back home for personal reasons. Pandya is in. Bumrah is in. Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav might be in too. Will Bhuvneshwar Kumar be dropped?
India is still open to experimenting. It is a good place to be in. India wants to try out new players in preparation for 2019 world cup.

My lineup
Batsmen
Upul Tharanga
Virat Kohli
Manish Pandey
Rohit Sharma
Bowlers
Jaspit Bumrah
Kuldeep Yadav
Lasith Malinga
B Kumar / Chahal
Akila Dhananjaya
Wicket-Keeper
N Dickwella
All-Rounder
Milinda Siriwardana

Will India end with a bang?
Indu

P.S. Please note that the above-expressed opinions are purely the Editor’s. We do not take responsibility, nor can we guarantee the performance of the players. All the best !!!

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