Hardik Pandya can make two major changes in the playing 11 in the third T20 against Sri Lanka.
IND vs SL: The third and deciding match of the three-match T20 series between India and Sri Lanka will be played in Rajkot today. In this three-match series, both India and Sri Lanka have won one match each. In such a situation, the team that wins this match will win the series. After two exciting matches in the series, Team India captain Hardik Pandya would not like to make any mistake in this match. In this match, Hardik can show some players the way out of their playing 11. These players have disappointed the captain and the fans with their performance. One of these players is such that he has made his debut in this series. In the match against Sri Lanka, the exclusion of two players is almost certain. Hardik can make two big changes in this match. Let us see before this match which two big changes Hardik can make in his team.
Who are those two big names?
Right-handed opener Shubman Gill is the first name among the players that Hardik Pandya can exclude in the final T20 match against Sri Lanka. Shubman Gill made his T20 debut in the first match of this series. Gill has flopped in both the matches of the series. He has scored a total of 12 runs in two matches. Shubman’s performance has forced captain Hardik to drop him from the playing 11. Shubman made his place in Team India’s T20 squad by batting brilliantly in ODIs, but he is proving to be a flop in T20 Internationals. In place of Hardik Shubman, opener Rituraj Gaikwad can be given a chance in the third T20. Gaikwad is in excellent form. Gaikwad batted brilliantly in the recently held Vijay Hazare Trophy. In one match of the tournament, he had hit seven sixes in a single over. In such a situation, Hardik Gaikwad can be given a chance in the team.
Making the second biggest change in this match, Hardik would like to include an all-rounder in the team. In such a situation, captain Deepak Hooda can be dropped from the team. Deepak Hooda scored only 9 runs in 12 balls in the second T20 match against Sri Lanka. The lost match was revived once again by Akshar Patel and Suryakumar Yadav, but India lost the match by 16 runs. Had Deepak Hooda played some big shots in this match, the Indian team might have won this match. In the first innings of this match, Team India also lacked a spin bowler, so Hardik can replace Deepak Hooda with a spin all-rounder. Looking at this, Washington Sundar can be given a chance by dropping Deepak Hooda. With the inclusion of these two players in the team, the playing 11 will become even stronger. At the same time, the team will also get the option of a left-handed batsman.