Hardik Pandya an Indian all-rounder
Hardik Pandya

The India VS Sri Lanka 1st T20I will take place tomorrow. The Indian cricket team will be playing under the leadership of Hardik Pandya. It seems that the BCCI and the selectors have decided to hand over the T20I captaincy to this man from Gujarat. The India VS Sri Lanka 1st T20I will have many T20 superstars. The games have always been closely contested when these two teams have met. Here is a look at the top 3 players to watch out for: 

Hardik Pandya is a Key Player for the Indian Cricket Team: 

Hardik Pandya will have all the eyes. He will be the relatively senior player in this second-string Indian squad. He will be the leader of this pack. Sanju Samson is also expected to get some game time. Hardik will be India’s most experienced batter in the middle order. His game against spin is too good. He will be India’s trump card to tackle the likes of Hasaranga and Teekshana. Pandya will also bring in a few overs of his pace. With Pandya in the 11 in the India VS Sri Lanka game, the team gets the much-needed balance. Here is a look at Hardik’s stats: 

Matches 107 (IPL) 
Runs 1963 
Strike Rate 147.52 
Batting Average 30.2 
Wickets 50 

Ishan Kishan will be Featured in India VS Sri Lanka 1st T20I: 

India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I Match
sanju vs kishan-India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I Match

Ishan Kishan is another player who will take some of the limelight. The last time this dude went on the field, he got a double hundred in a ODI game against Bangladesh and registered his name in the history books. His attacking style of play will be very important if the Indian cricket team wants to follow England’s template of batting. Being left-handed brings in more versatility. He is just too good and cannot be benched. Benching him now will mean not making effective use of his potential. Here is a look at Ishan’s stats: 

Matches 75(IPL) 
Runs 1870 
Strike Rate 132.34 
Average 29.33 
Highest 99 

Bhanuka Rajapaksha will be Featured in the India VS Sri Lanka 1st T20I: 

India VS Sri Lanka

Bhanuka Rajapaksha just loves the Indian pitches. He had a splendid IPL last year before Jonny Bairstow replaced him on the PBKS side. He went all-guns-blazing from the word go. He took on all the bowlers. His scores were small but were very impactful. Bhanuka is an entertainer. He has taken time to focus on the technical aspects of his game. With the presence of players like Bhanuka, we can say that the resurgence of Sri Lankan cricket post the Mahela and Sanga era has begun. Here is a look at Bhanuka’s stats: 

Matches  145 
Runs 2743 
Strike Rate 135.32 
Average 23.24 
Highest 100 

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