- India enters T20 opener against Sri Lanka
- Emperor Varun may perform for India
- Sanju Samson and Ishant Kishan will play in the first match
The highlight of the Indian lineup will be the debut of Emperor Varun. Varun, who had to wait until he was 29 for a shot at the national team, is also looking for a shot at the World Cup team for the series against Sri Lanka. The young players who have excelled in the IPL will also be India’s weapon in the T20s. Malayalee player Sanju Samson may also have a shot at the team. Rahul Chahar and Krishnappa Gautam will also be on the Indian team.
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Sri Lanka will attempt to respond to India through T20. Injured Vanidu Hasaranga can return to the team. Akila Dhananjaya will be the main spinner. Sri Lanka is hopeful that the spinners can outperform the strong India team in the absence of the best players. The main match will be between Indian batsmen and Sri Lankan bowlers.
India: Prithvi Shah, Shikhar Dhawan, Ishant Kishan, Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya / Krishnappa Gautam, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Varun Chakraborty, Rahul Chahar.
Sri Lanka: Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya D’Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka, Chamika Karunaratne, Vanidu Hasaranga, Isaru Udana, Dushmantha Chameera, and Akila Dhananjaya.
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