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The availability of Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav looms large in India’s predicted XI for the second T20I against Sri Lanka.

India Predicted XI

Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav, both batsmen, will go to England to join the Test team. The BCCI, on the other hand, has yet to provide any formal information on their departure.

The Shikhar Dhawan-led Team India opened the T20I series with a resounding victory on Sunday, much like they did in the ODIs. The visitors performed admirably with the bat, but their bowling was exceptional. The pacers took the initiative and were ably supported by the spinners. India’s 38-run victory in the series opener was a shining display of cooperation, which they will look to replicate when they face Sri Lanka in the second match of the series on Tuesday at R Premadasa Stadium. Because captain Shikhar Dhawan has stated that the priority is on winning the series, the team management is likely to stick with the same lineup.

Here is our anticipated India XI for Tuesday’s second T20I against Sri Lanka in Colombo:

Prithvi Shaw: The explosive opener was handed a golden duck in his first game. However, his performance in the ODI series will very certainly win him a second opportunity unless something unexpected happens at the last minute. Prithvi and Suryakumar Yadav will be joining the Test team in England. The BCCI, on the other hand, has yet to provide any formal information on their departure. Until then, he will bat first in the second T20I.

Shikhar Dhawan: This series is Dhawan’s sole chance to improve his chances of playing in the next T20 World Cup. He may have missed his fifty by a whisker on Sunday, but he was in excellent shape and seemed ready to go again.

Sanju Samson: innings started brightly, but he failed to convert the start, unlike his IPL performance. Sri Lankan spinners would have a rough day if he can enhance that aspect of his batting.

Suryakumar Yadav: The highest scorer from the previous match remains in the XI unless there are any last-minute changes like there were in Prithvi’s case. Suryakumar is now in excellent form and will seize any chance that comes his way.

Ishan Kishan: The pocket-sized dynamo is on fire, and his ability to bat in the death overs is incredible. Ishan functions as the batting line-spark up’s able to boost India’s scoring pace at any time. He’d almost certainly end up in the XI.

Hardik Pandya: Pandya’s case is complicated, but he is India’s only fast-bowling all-rounder on the tour. So far, he hasn’t done anything special with the bat. He has, however, chipped in with the ball, assisting the team with a wicket or two in crucial situations. If he can regain his form on Tuesday, it will be a treat to see him bat and blast those massive sixes.

Krunal Pandya: Krunal is the kind of guy who can adapt to any scenario and deliver the outcomes you want. This man can do it all, whether it’s managing the innings with the bat in the lower order or limiting the opposition’s scoring rate while bowling.

Deepak Chahar: Chahar has been a very effective bowler in the shorter format, and he later demonstrated his bat skills. We may call him an all-rounder in the making who isn’t afraid to take advantage of the opportunities that are now available to him in his career. He is one of the Indian camp’s wicket-takers, and nothing will be better than if he can score some runs on the board.

Varun Chakravarthy: The mystery spinner made his debut on Sunday and immediately took a wicket. He was a little pricey the other day, but no one doubts his abilities. If he can get into a rhythm, he’ll be ripping the opposition’s batting order apart in no time.

Yuzvendra Chahal: Team India’s breakout star will play another game in this series. In the first match, he was the most economical bowler, and he has all the tricks in the book to help India win the series 2-0 on Tuesday.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar: The team’s vice-captain was on fire on Sunday, picking up a 4-wicket haul to be named player of the match. He will spearhead the bowling attack and is looking forward to producing another great spell.

India’s Predicted XI for the 2nd Twenty20 International vs Sri Lanka:

Shikhar Dhawan (c), Prithvi Shaw, Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Varun Chakravarthy

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