Colombo: The second T20I that was postponed after Krunal Pandya was tested Covid-19 positive is taking place on 28 July from 8 pm IST. There were doubts about the game taking place after Krunal Pandya was found Covid-19 positive. Even though the match will take place as per schedule, seven Indian players will miss the match for being in close proximity with Krunal Pandya.
The seven players to miss the series are Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Chahar, Manish Pandey, Ishan Kishan, and K Gowtham.
Net bowlers Ishan Porel, Sandeep Warrier, Arshdeep Singh, Sai Kishore, Simarjeet Singh, have been included as regular members of the squad but none of them got selected in the playing XI.
Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to field first. Shikhar Dhawan said that he would have batted first anyway. The India captain said, “There are four debutants. Lots of changes due to obvious reasons. We’re all looking forward to this. We’re street-fighters and ready to face the challenges.”
“The second T20I between Sri Lanka and India originally scheduled to be played on July 27 has been pushed forward by a day and will now take place on Wednesday, July 28,” the BCCI had said in a statement on Tuesday.
India Playing XI: Shikhar Dhawan(c), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson(w), Nitish Rana, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Chetan Sakariya, Varun Chakravarthy
Sri Lanka Playing XI: Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka(w), Dhananjaya de Silva, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dasun Shanaka(c), Ramesh Mendis, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Isuru Udana, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera