Before the start of the series, allegations were there about the Indian cricket team from former Sri Lankan cricketer Arjuna Ranatunga. But after the conclusion of the first two ODI matches, the Indian young side proved that they are the much better team by winning the ODI series by 2-0. At that point in time, there were lots of trolls about Sri Lankan cricket that they are not capable of winning against the second-string team from India. From there Sri Lankan team turned the table by 180 degrees to claim their first T20I series win against India after 13 years. Even though there was some advantage for them as the Indian team was left unbalanced after Krunal Pandya tested positive for COVID-19.
Let’s see the top five performers from the series.
Came to the limelight after played for Mumbai Indians, then there is no look back for this leggie, Debut in the ODI in this series. He is a go-to bowler at any stage in the limited over cricket. Especially he is one of the most economical bowlers in this series, ODI and T20 combined he took 7 wickets from the four of the three matches he played with the average of less than 14, thus made him number five in our list.
4 Avishka Fernando
When it’s Avishka Fernando it’s all about timing, elegant right-hand batsmen stand tall in the ODI series to top in the runs chart. He scored 76 runs in the final ODI to help his team to win the match, he is number four in our top performer list.
3 Surya Kumar Yadav
By product of Innovation and Aggressive, another player rose to fame after played for Mumbai Indians, Man of the series in ODIs in this tour, this one thing is enough to take him on this list. Having an average of 60 in this tour with the bat, had he played in the last T20I things could have been different, he is the number 3, in the top performer of this series.
2 Deepak Chahar
He was the only reason that India won the ODI series. It was him, who took India to win the second ODI and win the series by a 2-0 margin when other batters failed. He shined with the ball too as he picked four wickets from the two matches he played.
1 Wanindu Hasaranga
No.1, It’s none other than Wanindu Hasranga, the man who exposed the inexperienced Indian batting order, to help the Sri Lankan team to win the series against India. He bowled brilliantly in the T20I series to claim seven wickets from the three-match with an average of less than 10. He was unreadable to Indian Batsmen, whether it is a wrong-un or leg-spin that kept the opposition in the dilemma.
He is the best performer in this series. Do you have any alternative opinions please comment below.