Date: 05 January 2023
Time: 07:00 PM IST
Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
Ball-by-ball commentary: SportsTiger App
India did a terrific job defending a below-par total in the first T20I. But Sri Lanka almost chased down 163. Had India faltered even once, Sri Lanka might have walked away with the game. Nevertheless, it’s the Men in Blue who head into the second T20I with a 1-0 lead. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka will curse them for silly mistakes made. The Dasun Shanaka-led team deserved to win the match. Sri Lanka will have a chance to correct their mistakes when they face India in the second T20I on Thursday (5 December).
There were quite a few good performances from both camps in the first T20I. While Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Deepak Hooda, and Axar Patel scored the runs for India, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Kusal Mendis, and Chamika Karunaratne did it for Sri Lanka. All these eight players can be included in the fantasy team as they are known to make a difference every time they play.
Meanwhile, Maheesh Theekshana, Wanindu Hasaranga, Shivam Mavi, and Umran Malik also become good choices for the fantasy team. As Arshdeep Singh is expected to return for the second T20I, he too can be included.
India: Ishan Kishan (wk), Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Hardik Pandya (c), Deepak Hooda, Axar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Shivam Mavi, Umran Malik, Yuzvendra Chahal
Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka
People’s Pick for Fantasy
Grand League team
Wicketkeepers: Kusal Medis, Ishan Kishan
Batters: Suryakumar Yadav, Pathum Nissanka, Dasun Shanaka, Deepak Hooda
All-rounders: Hardik Pandya, Wanindu Hasaranga, Axar Patel, Chamika Karunaratne
Bowlers: Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik, Shivam Mavi, Maheesh Theekshana
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