Colombo: India vs Sri Lanka 3rd and deciding T20I got underway on Thursday. It is not every day that Bhuvneshwar Kumar gets to be the top run-getter in the Top 6 batsmen in the India batting line-up but it happened on Thursday when the Top 5 batsmen got out for just 36 runs. Ruturaj Gaikwad was the second-highest run-getter behind Bhuvneshwar in the Top 6 batsmen.
It looks like an unfortunate way to end the series for Indian batsmen where they have been dominating the SL bowlers throughout the series. India’s batting debacle happens as Eight Indian players were not allowed to participate in today’s match as they were in close proximity with Krunal Pandya who was tested Covid-19 positive.
— Sri Lanka Cricket 🇱🇰 (@OfficialSLC) July 29, 2021
Despite losing the 2nd T20I after batting first, India chose to bat first on a difficult wicket. The Indian batsmen never looked comfortable and kept on losing wickets at regular intervals, It was a combined bowling effort by the Lankan bowlers. Hasaranga the leg-spinner troubled the Indian batsmen a lot and looks like a great prospect for the future.
After seven players were restricted from playing in the T20I series, five nets bowlers were included in the Indian team. The names of Ishaan Porel, Sandeep Warrier, Arshdeep Singh, Sai Kishore and Simarjit Singh are included in this. Sandeep Warrier was the lucky one to get a chance to debut tonight.
It is going to be a daunting task for the Indian bowlers as there are hardly any runs to play with for the Indian bowlers.