SL vs IND, Preview: India Set Sight On Last T20 Series Before World Cup
The Indian team management in Sri Lanka will focus first on sealing the three-match T20 International series that begins here on Sunday and then give youngsters an opportunity in the final T20I. These are the last set of T20 matches that India will play in the lead-up to the T20 World Cup in October-November.
"We can give some new guys chance in tomorrow's match. [But] The way we sealed the ODI series after winning the first two matches, we had a great chance of giving youngsters a chance to play international cricket in the last ODI," said skipper Shikhar Dhawan to media in a virtual interaction on Saturday, the eve of the first T20I which will be played at the R Premadasa Stadium.
"We will field our best team for tomorrow's T20 and hope to win the first two matches. If we have to experiment, we will try and win the first two matches and then experiment in the third," added the 35-year-old.
India will go into the T20 series on the back of a 2-1 win in the ODI series. However, India's loss in the final match may have given the Sri Lankans confidence.
The tourists had made six changes in the final match and fielded five ODI debutants. This was the first time in over 40 years that India had played an ODI with so many debutants.
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