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Team selector: Pick your India T20I XI to face Sri Lanka

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by Wisden Staff 4 minute read

Team selector: Pick your India XI to take on Sri Lanka in the upcoming T20I series that kicks off on February 24 at Lucknow.

India are coming off a brilliant series against West Indies, and would want to continue their winning ways against Sri Lanka. At the same time the tourists, though coming off a 1-4 series loss to Australia, are a talented bunch and can never be taken lightly.

Owing to India’s ever-busy schedule, India are missing some players. While some all-format players have been rested, others are injured. Still, it is an opportunity for the backup players to make a good case for themselves. The likes of Ravi Bishnoi, and Venkatesh Iyer have already impressed in the West Indies matches, and good returns in this series will only strengthen their case for a place in the 2022 T20 World Cup squad.

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At the same time, experienced hands such as Ravindra Jadeja, and Jasprit Bumrah are making a comeback to the squad. Thus, the side will be able to field a mix of experience and new blood.

There will be several questions on the mind of Rahul Dravid and Rohit Sharma.

Will India continue with Ishan Kishan at the top, despite his poor run in the recent T20Is? Will Deepak Hooda be given a chance or would India look to back Sanju Samson? With Bishnoi’s great run against the West Indies, how would India’s spin attack shape up? Will Kuldeep Yadav finally get a run with the ball? Who are the quicks to start alongside Bumrah?

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India squad for the SL T20Is: Rohit Sharma (c), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj, Sanju Samson (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Kuldeep Yadav, Avesh Khan.

Pick your own team with our Team Selector here.

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