A young and relatively inexperienced team, the players are full of enthu and raring to go as they face Sri Lanka at home tomorrow for their first T20 match of the Nidahas Trophy.
I’ll tell you one thing. India is full of confidence. The boys have beaten the lions before in their own den. Not just beaten but a brutal defeat the Lions faced.
Team Sri Lanka, on the other hand, will not take this team lightly. Yes, they are young. Yes, many players are playing for the country for the very first time. But that does not make the players any less lethal or skilled. In fact, the young players are likely to be passionate and aggressive from the word go.
India squad: Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Vijay Shankar, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat, Mohammed Siraj, Rishabh Pant
Sri Lanka squad: Dinesh Chandimal(c), Upul Tharanga, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Dasun Shanaka, Kusal Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Suranga Lakmal, Isuru Udana, Akila Dananjaya, Amila Aponso, Nuwan Pradeep, Dushmantha Chameera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera
Team India looks just as good. If you have followed the domestic tournaments, especially TNPL, some of the names would come up very frequently. And don’t forget the wrist spinners who played havoc in South Africa defeating South Africa. And spinners do very well in the subcontinent. So all the more power to them. And we have captain Rohit Sharma who the Sri Lankans are very familiar with and honestly dread a bit too. But Rohit didn’t have a great trip in South Africa. He will want to put that behind and lead the team by example.
And there is the dream of playing for India at the world cup. These young boys will give it all they got.
It is only right that this team is feared. And it also only right that all the boys get to play for the country in this tournament. So get your teams on the fantain fantasy app accordingly. The question is whether India would want an extra all-rounder or a pacer. So it will be a toss-up between Vijay Shankar and Siraj. Or spinner Axar Patel.
What do you think?