After a magnificent exhibition of quick bowling in the powerplay, Avesh and Siraj had Sri Lanka reeling today, having gotten an opportunity with India resting three bowlers. In the absence of Kohli and Pant, Shreyas Iyer has been given these possibilities. The depth of Indian cricket at the moment, as they prepare for the T20 World Cup, is terrifying. Another series, another sweep under Rohit’s leadership. There were a few highlights in Sri Lanka. Shanaka’s power-hitting was incredible.
Nissanka received a grade. However, they suffered greatly without two of their main spinners. All three games were lopsided in some way. So that’s the end of India’s limited-overs season, which ends with a record-equaling T20I streak.
India’s skipper, Rohit Sharma: It’s a pattern that ties everything together. We performed admirably. The series had a lot of excellent aspects. Would you like to know how strong our bench is? It’s great that those guys are getting opportunities.
It’s critical to tell guys not to be concerned about their status on the squad. We’d want to fill in any gaps we may have. We want to move forward with that in mind. It’ll be a tough challenge, but it’s always good to have guys in shape (whom to pick). We’ll start thinking about the Tests once we are in Mohali.
POTM and POTS: Shreyas Iyer All three knocks were great, but I’d go with the one from yesterday since it came in at a vital point. It just takes one ball to get into shape as long as you keep your eyes on it and play it on its own merits.
Today’s wicket was a little more two-paced than yesterday’s. Was a meritocracy game. Because the outfield is so quick, I only had to hit gaps. After my injury, it’s been a rollercoaster ride. During recovery sessions, you will be put to the ultimate test.