After a comfortable victory against Sri Lanka in the first ODI, India’s secondary team under skipper Shikhar Dhawan has indicated that they are just as worthy as India’s primary group. The XI of the Indian National Cricket Team play against Sri Lanka in the first ODI consists of some less experienced and young players. However, the team showed a lot of confidence on the field and surpassed Sri Lanka in both bowling and batting divisions.
With two wickets from Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav and one wicket each from Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya, India limited Sri Lanka to 262/9 in the 1.st turn. Later, with the astonishing blows of Prithvi Shaw (43), Shikhar Dhawan (86 *), and Ishan Kishan (59), Indian managed to secure the victory by 7 wickets.
As the primary Indian group with key Indian players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, among others KL Rahul is currently in England for the upcoming five-match Test series in August-September, the secondary group has been sent to the Sri Lanka tour.
As Ravi Shastri, India’s coach, also traveled to England with the Indian team, the group was sent for the Sri Lanka tour under coach Rahul Dravid. Both the former Indian cricketers have proven to be an effective coach for India.
A T20 match between Ravi Shastri XI and Rahul Dravid XI will be an interesting match to watch. In this article, we look at the predicted XI of both teams as a T20 match between Shastri XI and Dravid XI is simulated.
Predicted game XI from both teams as a T20 match between Shastri XI and Dravid XI is simulated
Predict game XI by Shastri XI
Rohit Sharma should be the opening of the Shastri’s play XI. Rohit Sharma is the usual starting batsman for India in all three formats and one of the best starting heads in international cricket. With 2864 runs in 133 overs at an average of 32.54 in T20Is and 5480 runs in 202 overs at an average of 31.49, Sharma has proven to be a powerful batsman in T20 format.