IND vs SL Live: Dasun Shanaka Fires Massive Warning To Team India; Hardik Pandya And Co Scared Before 1st T20I. Dasun Shanaka believes that the three-match ODI series that will come after the T20Is would give Sri Lanka the ideal lead-up to the World Cup, which will take place in India later this year.
Sri Lanka, which is looking more collected than the Hardik Pandya-led Indian team, has “some experience,” according to visiting team skipper Dasun Shanaka, to make the decisions in the opening T20I here on Tuesday.
Pandya will serve as the team’s captain for the series against Sri Lanka in place of players like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and KL Rahul, among others.
“The first match is critical. India’s lineup has been completely overhauled. In our camp, we also gained some experience. “We’re looking forward to the first game; we need to do well in the first game because it sets the tone for the rest of the series,” Shanaka remarked on the eve of the three-game series.
“India is always a better side”: Dasun Shanaka
After the T20Is, a comparable three-match ODI series will be played, and Shanaka thinks it will provide them with the ideal lead-up to the World Cup that will take place in India later this year.
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“With the World Cup scheduled in India this year, the T20 and ODI series are very important because most of the guys in the side have not played in India,” Dasun Shanaka stated.
“Definitely, this will give us exposure in a lot of grounds and conditions, and playing against India will be good preparation for the World Cup, “ Dasun Shanaka said.
“India is usually a better side, what we need to do is to play good cricket against India. It’s always difficult to play India in India. But we have a strong team and are looking forward to a successful series,” Dasun Shanaka continued.
A Twenty20 International series will feature matches between India and Sri Lanka. On January 3, India and Sri Lanka will play their first 20-over international match (Tuesday).