India would be playing its first of the three T20s against Srilanka starting today. The consistent performer Virat Kohli has been rested on account for world cup. What would be interesting to notice would be how Dhoni manages to use Pawan Negi and Manish Pandey. Srilankan side doesnot look very impressive and playing against inform Indian team is not helping them either. Dilhara Fernando makes a surprising return to Srilankan Side.
The Indian team is:
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajikya Rahane, Manish Pandey, Suresh raina, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravi Ashwin, Ashish Nehra, Jasprit Bumrah, Harbhajan Singh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Pawan Negi.
What puts extra pressure on Dhoni’s Men in this series is that Srilanka is playing without Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews and so they are supposed to Win every match. Its a good 3 matches to try his combinations before the world t20. Pawan Negi has Bagged a lot of money in IPL auction so he would also be under presssure to perform. The first T20 will be played in Pune. Its very Important for the Indian team that Bhuvneshwar Kumar finds his swing back as he is one bowler who can give you early break throughs. The match is scheduled to start at 19:30 IST. One thing that you can be sure about is that it is going to be a run feast for Indian Batsmen and it would be a treat to watch Rohit Sharma on Indian pitches. We Hope that India will play outplay Srilanka in this series.