India Squad SL Series: India’s T20 REBOOT begins with SriLanka series, Prithvi Shaw back in contention, will Rahul Tripathi finally get his BIG BREAK, Follow IND vs SL LIVE Updates

India Squad SL Series: IND vs SL LIVE: Team India is set to take on SriLanka in a three-match T20I series starting…

India Squad SL Series: IND vs SL LIVE: Team India is set to take on SriLanka in a three-match T20I series starting on Tuesday (January 3). The sacked selection committee led by Chetan Sharma will announce the squad for SriLanka series on December 27 (Tuesday). Senior all-rounder Hardik Pandya is set to lead the Indian contingent. In the absence of Rohit and KL Rahul, the Indian team management might want to give a chance to young batters including Prithvi Shaw and Rahul Tripathi who have been patiently waiting for their chance. Follow India vs SriLanka LIVE Updates on InsideSport.IN.

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India Squad SL Series: India’s T20 REBOOT begins with SriLanka series, Prithvi Shaw back in contention, will Rahul Tripathi finally get his BIG BREAK, Follow IND vs SL LIVE Updates 

India Squad SL Series
India Squad SL Series
Prithvi Shaw an ideal replacement for KL Rahul or Rohit Sharma
With Rohit and Rahul missing from the action, Prithvi Shaw is the ideal option in the opening department. With the T20 game changing fast, the Men in Blue require an opening batter who takes charge on the bowlers right from the word go. Shaw is someone who does not take much time to settle and tries to dominate the proceedings in the field restrictions.
  • Shaw has a strike-rate of 147.45 in IPL.
  • Shaw last played for India in a T20I in July 2021 while played a Test back in December 2019.
  • The right-handed batter is consistently scoring runs in the domestic circuit.
  • Shaw has also worked on his fitness stating that he reduced 7-8kg weight since the IPL earlier this year.
  • The 23-year-old might get a chance against Sri Lanka to showcase his talent and cement his place in the Indian squad.
Rahul Tripathi is another name who has patiently waited for his chance to don the Indian jersey. However, the right-handed batter has warmed the benches so far. Tripathi received his maiden T20I call up against Ireland earlier this year, but he did not made his debut in that series. With Virat Kohli also rested in the upcoming series against Sri Lanka, Tripathi can be an ideal candidate to bat at the number three position.
Speaking about his numbers in IPL, the 31-year-old has played 76 matches and has amassed 1798 runs at an astounding strike rate of 140. Tripathi also has ten fifties to his name and looks comfortable against both spin and pace bowling.
India Squad SL Series: India’s T20 REBOOT begins with SriLanka series, Prithvi Shaw back in contention, will Rahul Tripathi finally get his BIG BREAK, Follow IND vs SL LIVE Updates 
“The old committee will select the Sri Lanka white ball squad. As of now, it doesn’t look like Rohit Sharma’s finger will heal enough before the T20Is and in that case, Hardik will lead the side. As far as KL Rahul is concerned, his T20I days seem to be numbered,” a BCCI source told PTI.

IND vs SL T20I series

  • India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I: January 3rd in Mumbai
  • India vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I: January 5th in Pune
  • India vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20I: January 7th in Rajkot

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