Sri Lanka Name 16-Member Squad For T20I Series Against India

Tanya Simon
January 7, 2020

It all starts at the Barsapara Stadium on Sunday as the biggest city in Assam is slowly getting back to normalcy after protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). And in the nets, we practiced all the yorkers.

India: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Sanju Samson, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shivam Dube, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini and Washington Sundar. Only batting coach of Team India, Vikram Rathore, will land in Guwahati tomorrow.

The 27-year-old had a memorable last year when he made impressive debut in white ball cricket as he hopes put in those hard yards to cement his place in a highly competitive bowling attack ahead of the Twenty20 World Cup in October. He also had 25 wickets in 14 ODIs. Bumrah has been out of action after India's tour of the West Indies in July-August due to a stress fracture on his back and thus would be rearing to go and perform for the team.

With the pitch at the ACA Stadium sporting some grass, Bumrah may have a good time in his comeback match. "I took it as an opportunity to build my strength", Bumrah told after his first training session with the team.

In 59 matches played between the two sides (all tournaments) in the said period, India have managed 44 wins while losing only 10 matches.

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Closely monitored by coach Ravi Shastri, Bumrah hit his straps straightway, bowling with pace on a breezy winter evening even as the Sri Lankan team chose to take rest for the day.

There were drizzles on Friday and a further drop in temperature and rain are forecasted for the next two days. Not even for a single day. The traditional Assamese scarf, called the "gamosa", has become a symbol of protests against the contentious Act over the past few weeks.

Jasprit Bumrah missed doing what he loves the most - playing for India - for the last four months of 2019.

That would bring some relief to the hosts of the match as well as to the civil and police administration.

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