After a disappointing 2022, Crew India will hope to start out the brand new yr on a robust observe as they host Sri Lanka for a full-fledged restricted over sequence. The motion will get underway with the T20Is, with the opening encounter scheduled to be performed on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday. Hardik Pandya can be main a comparatively new Indian unit, with the likes of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and KL Rahul not being part of the squad. The trio will be a part of the remainder of the group for ODIs, which begins from subsequent week.
Regardless of the massive names lacking, the hosts will nonetheless go into the competition as favourites, contemplating the wealthy pool of expertise India possess. Nevertheless, Pandya is not going to make the error of taking Sri Lanka frivolously, who had shocked India by six wickets of their final assembly, which was on the Asia Cup 2022.
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The sequence present India with likelihood to settle previous scores however Pandya made it clear that his group will not head into the competition with this intention. Nevertheless, he did guarantee that India will maintain issues tight for the opposition and particular consideration can be given to gamers who took the sport away from India on the continental match final yr.
“We’re not trying to settle something, simply wish to play good cricket. However sure I guarantee they’ll really feel that they’re enjoying India in India. So we needn’t go and sledge them, our physique language is sufficient for them to really feel intimidated, which we are going to do,” the stand-in skipper stated throughout the pre-match presser on Monday.
“All of the gamers who took the sport away in Asia Cup are those I am trying ahead to cease,” he added.
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