Even though Cricket organizers around the world are more stringent about bio-bubble, still COVID able to break into the Bio-bubble. From franchise cricket to the international level COVID made its appearance in almost every place.
From the PSL to 2nd T20I between India and Srilanka is halted by the deadly virus. It was not the first time that the Ind Vs SL series was postponed due to corona, an earlier start of the ODI series was postponed as Srilankan cricketer tested positive.
The latest reports reveal the close contacts of Krunal Pandya that include his brother Hardik, his Mumbai Indian teammate Ishan Kishan, Shikar Dhawan, Krishnappa Gowtham, Manish Pandey, Y Chahal were the contacts of Krunal Pandya apart from Surya Kumar Yadav and Shaw.
Hardik, Ishan, Surya Kumar Yadav, and Prithivi shaw are set to miss the remainder of the series. Now they have to be in quarantine for the next three days, which means India will be playing without them. Though India won the first match it will be a difficult task for them to win the series against Sri Lanka.
Possible Playing XI of India for the Second T20I
Sanju Samson(Wk), Bhuvneshwar Kumar(Captain), Deepak Chahar, Varun Chakravarthy, Kuldeep Yadav, Nitish Rana, Navdeep Saini, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rahul Chahar, Chetan Sakariya, Devdutt Padikkal.
which means India is having only 11 players to play the remaining matches. Ruturaj is likely to open the innings with Devdutt Padikkal in the second T20I against Sri Lanka.
And Krunal Pandya has to stay in Sri Lanka to finish the mandatory quarantine before leaving for India.
In the first T20I India won the match comfortably by 38 runs, Indian vice-captain Bhuvneshwar Kumar won the man of the match for his performance with the ball.
India is looking to take an unaccessible lead in the series, as winning in the second T20I will give another series victory, meantime Sri Lanka looking for a victory to stay alive in the series. so it would be an interesting contest to watch.
After hearing the news about India left with only 11 players for the next two matches, Twitter users making some funny memes about the present scenario, some of tweets for tour views