All-rounder Krunal Pandya tested positive for Covid on Tuesday and several other players in close contact with him were put in isolation as India brought in the net bowlers into the main squad for the second T20I against Sri Lanka. However, Shikhar Dhawan has been confirmed to lead the team in the final two matches of the tour. Stay updated with Times of India to get all the live cricket score updates, scorecards,s and ball-by-ball commentary of the first T20I match between Sri Lanka and India.
We would have batted first, so I’m happy with it. There are four debutants. Lots of changes due to obvious reasons. We’re all looking forward to this. We’re street-fighters and ready to face the challenges. Our main players aren’t here, but that gives the chance to the younger players. They have created great energy for the last 45 days, and I’m glad they have got their chances. These things can happen in the current scenario, that’s why we brought a large squad.