Indian cricket team’s wicketkeeper Sanju Samson could not play the first ODI match of the series against Sri Lanka. Sanju has a strain in his knee muscles due to which he had to sit out.
Due to Sanju’s injury, Ishan Kishan got a chance to debut in ODIs. Sanju got this injury during the practice session. Team India’s medical team is keeping an eye on his injury.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) media team said, ‘Sanju Samson has suffered a knee muscle strain, so he was not available for selection in this match. The medical team is currently monitoring his progress.
Ishaan is the second Indian to make his birthday debut
Today is the birthday of Ishaan (Happy Birthday Ishan Kishan). The 23-year-old is the second player from India and the 16th at the international level to make his birthday debut. Gursharan Singh was the only player before Ishan Kishan for India who made his debut on the day of his birthday. He made his debut in 1990 against Australia in Hamilton. This match played on 8 March 1990 was Gursharan Singh’s only ODI match.
Ishan-Suryakumar ODI debut: After T20, Ishan and Suryakumar also debuted together in ODIs, fans expressed happiness like this
Sri Lanka won the toss
Earlier, Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanana won the toss and elected to bat. This series is part of the ICC World Super Series. The Indian team, being the host, has already qualified for the World Cup.
The playing XI of both the teams are as follows:
Shikhar Dhawan (captain), Prithvi Shaw, Ishan Kishan (wk), Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav.
Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Aslanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanidu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Isuru Udana, Dushmanta Chamira, Lakshmana Sandakan.
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