New Delhi: Under the captaincy of Shikhar Dhawan, a young Indian team defeated Sri Lanka by 7 wickets in the first match of the three-match series. In this match every single batsman of the team showed amazing performance. Apart from captain Dhawan, opening batsmen Prithvi Shaw and Ishan Kishan also played excellent innings. All eyes are on the performance of these players before the T20 World Cup.
Can exclude veteran batsmen
The way Ishan Kishan has made his debut in ODIs and T20s, the selectors would definitely like him to be included in the T20 World Cup squad. Let us tell you that when Ishaan made his T20 debut against England, he also played a great innings and yesterday he made a good start to his ODI career by playing an innings of 59 against Sri Lanka. If this continues, then he can replace Shreyas Iyer in the T20 World Cup team. Iyer has been out of the team since his injury but now he has recovered. He gets the opportunity to bat in the team at number four after captain Virat Kohli, but looking at the recent form, it seems that Ishaan can replace him.
Shaw can snatch Rahul’s place
Similarly, Prithvi Shaw has also come out of poor form and has now achieved excellent rhythm. Shaw is a brilliant young opener and he knows how to play fast. Shaw scored 43 runs in just 24 balls against Sri Lanka yesterday. If he is given a place in the T20 World Cup along with Rohit Sharma, then he can replace KL Rahul. Rahul is the main opener but Shaw’s recent form has been amazing.
batsmen did wonders
Team India, chasing the target of 263 runs given by Sri Lanka, showed a great game. Prithvi Shaw, who came out to open, played a quick innings of 43 runs in 24 balls. Apart from this, captain Shikhar Dhawan played an innings of 86 not out. Apart from this, Ishan Kishan scored 59 runs. While Suryakumar Yadav scored 31 not out. With this, India has gone 1-0 ahead in this series.