Wasim Jaffer names two Indian players to watch out for ahead of final ODI against Sri Lanka

The final ODI is set to commence on Friday in Colombo.

Saurabh GangulyAuthor

Updated - 23 July 2021 02:51 PM


Former cricketer Wasim Jaffer has posted a cryptic tweet in his characteristic style to name the two Indian players to watch out for in the final ODI against Sri Lanka. Jaffer used a popular Mr Bean picture along with a pic of an outdoor swing to hint the names. Notably, Jaffer often tweets such messages before India matches and manages to amuse his fans. Ahead of the third ODI against India and Sri Lanka in Colombo, he has yet again resorted to the same old style.

Decoding the picture from one of the episodes of Mr Bean and the swing, fans have stated to suggest that it could well be the duo of pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Deepak Chahar since both are capable of "swinging" the ball. "These 2 players become lethal when they get these two things going, watch out ? #SLvIND," he captioned his tweet.

Check out his tweet here:

Bhuvi & Chahar heroes of the second ODI

If the decoded names indeed happen to be true then Jaffer is backing the heroes from the second ODI to come good even in the final One-Day fixture. While both are known for their ability to pick wickets with the ball, with Bhuvi being the senior bowler and also the vice-captain of this side, both of their batting ability helped the Men in Blue take an unassailable lead in the series.

Chasing 276, the duo stitched a record eighth wicket stand which saw India reach their competitive target in the last over. Their stand came at a situation where it seemed improbable that the team could pull of the run chase with no recognised batter on the crease after the fall of Krunal Pandya.

Wanindu Hasaranga likely to miss final ODI for Sri Lanka

Meanwhile, for Sri Lanka, it is not good news since their pick of their bowlers in the second ODI Wanindu Hasaranga (3-37 from his 10 overs) is likely to miss the final ODI due to an injury. Although the nature of his injury is not very serious, from what is being learned, the team is likely to rest him as a precautionary measure.


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