India beat Sri Lanka by two runs in a thrilling first T20I in Mumbai on Tuesday. The action will now shift to Pune for the second T20I on Wednesday. In the first T20I, India were powered by some late-hits Deepak Hooda (41*) Debut Pacer Shivam Mavi Finished with 4/22 stats to impress everyone. The Hardik PandyaThe lead side brings a new look and a close win in the first T20 will give them confidence to clinch the series with a win in the second game of the three-match series.
But on the eve of the second T20I, Sanju Samson A knee injury ruled out the remainder of the series. He played in the middle order. It remains to be seen who takes his place in the playing eleven.
Our India Predicted XI for the 2nd T20I:
Good luck Gill: The dashing right-hander fell for just 7 runs in the first T20I. He needs to do more to keep his place in the XI.
Ishan Kishan: Despite starting on an aggressive note, the left-hander has shown maturity in controlling his instincts with wickets falling at the other end. He scored 37 runs off 29 balls.
Suryakumar Yadav: India’s vice-captain failed to make an impact with the bat and was dismissed for 7 runs in the first T20I. More is expected from him.
Rahul Tripathi: After Samson’s exit, Rahul Tripathi looks like a good replacement. He is a proven performer in IPL. But if the team wants to throw in an extra all-rounder, Washington is beautiful May also be selected.
Hardik Pandya: In the first T20I, the India captain scored 29 runs off 27 balls and conceded just 12 runs in three overs.
Deepak Hooda: Had it not been for his 23-ball 41*, India would not have crossed the 160 mark in the first T20I. He showed his potential once again.
Akshar Patel: He sewed with the bat and made a crucial stand with Hooda and scored 31 runs off just 20 balls. The left-arm spinner was expensive with the ball as he conceded 31 runs in three overs in the first T20I.
Harshal Patel: He took two wickets but conceded 41 runs in 4 overs. The experienced pacer needs to do more.
Shivam Mavi: According to the BCCI, Arshdeep Singh “has not fully recovered from his illness” so he came into the playing XI. However, the debutant pacer impressed everyone with his figures of 4/22.
Imran Malik: He bowled at great pace and returned with figures of 2/27 in 4 overs.
Yuzvendra Chahal: The veteran leg-spinner was the most expensive Indian bowler as he conceded 26 runs in two overs.
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