As Rahul Dravid promised, he has been giving everyone a chance to play for team India in this limited over series against Sri Lanka. In the first ODI, Surya Kumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan have made their debut. Both have made an impressive debut.
SKY has played a crucial knock along with Deepak Chahar. In this final ODI, team India has made six changes including five debutant players. Navdeep Saini is playing for India along with debutants Sanju Samson, Nitish Rana, Chetan Sakariya, Gowtham and Rahul Chahar.
Chetan Sakariya’s journey to team India is very inspiring. After starting his journey as a net bowler to India in IPL 2020. He witnessed terrible losses in his family one after another. He lost his brother in January 2021 and later had a good IPL 2021 and lost his father in May 2021 and now his India debut in July. His life is juxtaposed with sadness and happiness.
And another player, Sanju Samson. This great talent has to wait for this long due to injuries and sometimes he was unlucky. Finally, he is making his ODI debut.
India XI: P Shaw, S Dhawan, S Samson, M Pandey, S Yadav, N Rana, H Pandya, K Gowtham, R Chahar, N Saini, C Sakariya
Sri Lanka XI: WIA Fernando, M Bhanuka, B Rajapaksa, D de Silva, C Asalanka, D Shanaka, WRT Mendis, C Karunaratne, A Dananjaya, D Chameera, P Jayawickrama
In today’s match, Hardik Pandya is the vice-captain. Shikhar Dhawan has won the toss and opted to bat first. His trademark celebration post winning the toss has become a trending issue now.
India is 35/1, losing Shikhar Dhawan’s wicket(15). P Shaw 14(9) including three boundaries and S Samson 3(5) are at the crease.