The recently most in-form team in T20I, India will take on Sri Lanka in their next 2016 Asia Cup T20 clash on Tuesday night at Mirpur, Dhaka.
Just before the beginning of the ongoing Asia Cup tournament, India had defeated Sri Lanka in a 3-match T20I series by 2-1 as the host nation. Yet that Sri Lankan squad was weaker than the current team. But the current Sri Lankan team is still far enough away to beat the strong teams in T20I.
India has only one headache on their fitness crisis. Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has suffered back spasms from the beginning of the tournament though he played first two matches with that injury.
On the other hand, opener Shikhar Dhawan missed the last battle against Pakistan after suffering niggle on his left ankle. He may also be rested in the Sri Lanka match.
Now Rohit Sharma joins on that list. During the match against Pakistan on last Saturday, Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir’s crushing yorker hit on Rohit’s left toe during batting. Though there was no damage on his foot but he is likely going to miss the Sri Lanka clash on Tuesday.
Despite the injuries, India has not been facing much problem in the matches due to all current cricketers are running in good form. After winning the first two matches, India is now currently looking to secure their spot in the final match of the tournament.
India’s predicted XI: MS Dhoni (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Parthiv Patel, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Ashish Nehra, Jasprit Bumrah.