Rohit could rest, Bumrah to lead


India Playing XI 3rd T20: Rohit Sharma to rest? – With Rohit Sharma hinting at big changes for the 3rd T20 in Dharamshala ahead of the Test series, he is likely to rest. Jasprit Bumrah who was rested for the West Indies series could lead in his absence. Other than him, there could be a plethora of changes with Kuldeep Yadav, Ravi Bishnoi and Avesh Khan all set to come back while Mayank Agarwal could be set for T20I debut. Follow IND vs SL 3rd T20 Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

India sealed the series with a fine 7-wicket victory in the 2nd T20 in Dharamshala. Shreyas Iyer and Ravindra Jadeja starred in a tough 184-run chase. Iyer scored an unbeaten 74 while Jadeja smashed 18-ball 45 taking India to a comfortable win. But as India will play back to games within 24 hours, Rohit Sharma hinted at big changes.

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“We’ll sit down tomorrow, see what we can do on any team changes. We have used 27 players so far, there could be more. When you win the series, there are guys who haven’t had the opportunities. Some of the guys will have to play Tests, we’ll have to look after everyone. It’s the sign of the times we’re in, it’s fine to look after physically, but it’s the mental thing that’s important as well,” Rohit Sharma said after the match.

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Rohit Sharma to rest? – The hint was big enough. Since making a recovery from injury, Rohit Sharma has played eight matches in a 20-day span. From March 4, India will play two Test matches and that could take a toll on his body. To keep himself fresh, he could hand over the captaincy reins to Jasprit Bumrah for the match.

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Ishan Kishan concussion – However, Ishan Kishan could also miss out on the match. Ishan was hit by a Lahiru Kumara bouncer in the 2nd T20 and looked in discomfort. Soon after being hit on the helmet, he was dismissed and if he shows signs of concussion, he will be rested. Sanju Samson will don the gloves. If he is rested, Rohit may have to play as India lack batsmen in the team with Ruturaj Gaikwad ruled out with injury.

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India Playing XI 3rd T20:

1. Mayank Agarwal
2. Ishan Kishan (WK)
3. Shreyas Iyer
4. Sanju Samson
5. Ravindra Jadeja
6. Venkatesh Iyer
7. Deepak Hooda
8. Kuldeep Yadav
8. Ravi Bishnoi
9. Jasprit Bumrah (Captain)
10. Avesh Khan
11. Mohd Siraj

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Shreyas Iyer and Ravindra Jadeja propelled India to a 7-wicket win in the 2nd T20 against Sri Lanka

If Rohit Sharma decides to rest, it could pave the way for Mayank Agarwal to make his T20I debut. Although he is considered for Tests, Mayank Agarwal has been in and out of white-ball teams. With Ruturaj Gaikwad ruled out of the series, Mayank was called in. In the West Indies series, Mayank was called in as a cover when Ruturaj tested positive for Covid but he didn’t play a game.

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India Playing XI 3rd T20: Why could Rohit Sharma rest?

  • India have been playing back to back matches.
  • Since returning from injury, Rohit Sharma has played 8 matches within 20 days.
  • As India have already won the series with an unassailable 2-0 lead, Rohit Sharma hinted at big changes.
  • BCCI decided to rest Shardul Thakur, Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant from the T20 series.
  • From the T20 squad as many as 6 players will be travelling to Mohali for the two-match Test series.
  • Fringe T20 players like Mohd Siraj, Avesh Khan, Kuldeep Yadav and newcomer Ravi Bishnoi will likely come in while Mayank Agarwal could make his debut.
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“Lot of these guys are quite talented. They just need an opportunity to go out there and express themselves. There are a lot of guys waiting in the wings as well but their time will come as well. We’ve got to look after the guys who have been in and around the team for a while. We understand all these guys possess a lot of talent. So it’s just about giving the opportunity and the backing from our side,” Rohit Sharma said.

India T20 Squad for SL: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, Ravindra Jadeja, Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mayank Agarwal, Kuldeep Yadav, Avesh Khan, Mohammed Siraj, Ravi Bishnoi

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