Vandersay, Shanaka named in revised Sri Lanka T20 squad against India

Rosalie Stanley
September 6, 2017

However, it was surprising to see when the best finisher did not take the chance to finish yet another game but let captain Virat Kohli do the honours.

In the team Sri Lanka, the player Danushka Gunathilaka is out of the squad as he failed in the fitness test on Saturday.

When will the T20I between India and Sri Lanka be played? A loss in the T20 global can be the final nail in the coffin for them. In the 4th ODI match, there are so many good partnerships by team India in their batting lineup.

India vs Sri Lanka 5th ODI toss was delayed due to rain. Also gaining in the rankings is India s left-arm spinner Akshar Patel, who has moved up from 20th to 10th position after finishing with six wickets in four matches.

Captain Virat Kohli himself could be the man to watch out for when he takes his team to the field on Wednesday. However, several opening options are available and it remains to be seen if Kohli switches to his regular No. 3 role.

Sri Lanka can once again call on the services of their most consistent seamer for the past year Suranga Lakmal who has recovered from the injury sustained in the Test series.

Kohli celebrated his century in the 5th ODI against the West Indies
Kohli celebrated his century in the 5th ODI against the West Indies

Indian paceman Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who was named man of the match, collected his maiden ODI five-wicket haul to help limit the hosts to 238.

Angelo Mathews has stepped up for the Sri Lankan team at times, giving some hope for the Islanders by scoring crucial runs.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka roped in the services of leg-spinner Jeffrey Vandersay and seam-bowling all-rounder Dasun Shanaka after a revised T20 squad was unveiled on Monday.

It is raining heavily in Colombo. Former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who shared an unbeaten 101-run stand with young gun Manish Pandey, is once again expected to add to the fireworks lower down the order against a toothless Lankan attack. We need to have a couple of all-rounders. All round, it's been a complete series for us.

With skipper Upul Tharanga making his way into the team, having missed the last two matches owing to his suspension for slow-overate, Dilshan Munaweera, who made his ODI debut, on Thursday is likely to sit out. "Jasprit has been our most effective short-format bowler in the last 18 months". He has really worked on his bowling a lot - especially his length ball, which has picked up more pace. Axar Patel didn't let the batsmen get on top of him. "Virat Kohli always remains positive on ground, always confident about his decisions".

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