India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd T20I: 3 things that costed T20 series to Shikhar Dhawan & Co – check out

India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd T20I: 3 things that costed T20 series to Shikhar Dhawan & Co – check out
India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd T20I: 3 things that costed T20 series to Shikhar Dhawan & Co – check out

India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd T20I: 3 things that costed T20 series to Shikhar Dhawan & Co – check out – Shikhar Dhawan led Team India faced an embarrassing defeat in the third T20I of the series against Sri Lanka on Thursday here at the R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. With this loss, India also lost the T20I series 2-1 after winning the series opener. This is Sri Lanka’s first-ever T20 series win over Men in Blue. Krunal Pandya was tested positive after the first T20I which meant that nine Indian players were kept in isolation. India were already playing the series with a bunch of inexperienced players which cost India the series in the end. 

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We at Insidesport will take you through 3 things that costed India the T20I series against Sri Lanka. 

India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd T20I: Players in isolation

As Krunal Pandya was tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of the 2nd T20I, many key players were also kept in isolation and was ruled out of the series. Prithvi Shaw, Hardik Pandya and Deepak Chahar were some important players who missed out on the last two games. India had to go with only five batsmen in the last two T20Is which led to below-par scores in both matches. 

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India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd T20I: Out of form Shikhar Dhawan

India captain Shikhar Dhawan, who was also the most experienced player in the squad failed to put up a good show. He made 40 odd runs in the first two games but the strike rate was an issue. In the series decider, he opted to bat first and was dismissed in the very first over of the innings on a golden duck. 

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Dhawan in T20I vs SL

1st T20I – 46

2nd T20I – 40

3rd T20I – 0

India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd T20I: IPL heroes fail to leave a mark

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devdutt Padikkal, Nitish Rana, Rahul Chahar, Sandeep Warrier, Chetan Sakariya and Varun Chakravarthy failed to make an impact in their debut series. Chahar picked three wickets in the last game which was the highlight of the series from all the youngsters. But other than that no one could replicate their performances from IPL into international cricket. 

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