Manish Pandey To Have Another Chance In 2nd ODI Against SL

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Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Varun Chakravarthy, Rahul Chahar, and others will have to queue for a chance in the 2nd ODI versus Sri Lanka, as India are set to keep their lineup the same. The Indian cricket team began their tour of Sri Lanka with a 7-wicket victory in the first ODI, owing to a relatively close effort. Will Manish Pandey to get another chance.

India vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI: India Predicted XI – Will Manish Pandey retain his place in playing XI?’

With the bat, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ishan Kishan, and Suryakumar Yadav excelled, while Kuldeep Yadav looked in excellent form. Manish Pandey, the middle-order batsman, however, failed to take advantage of the situation.

Despite the fact that India only managed to bring a ‘second-string’ team to Sri Lanka, the side is the clear choice to win all 6 games on the tour. While Ishan, as well as Suryakumar, earned their India debuts in the very first ODI, there are a handful of other youngsters who are awaiting their chance.

Unless there’s a fitness concern, the starting pair is unlikely to change. In the first ODI, Dhawan hit a half-century 86 (95) not-out, while Shaw 43 (24) got India over to a great start and was named man of the match.

Pandey is anticipated to receive the opportunity once more

Manish Pandey to get another chance. Kishan, who batted at No. 3, began his innings with a 6 and went on to hit 59 runs off 42 balls until being removed by Lakshan Sandakan. Manish Pandey, on the other hand, left a lot to be desired, scoring only 26 from 40 balls in the available match.

However, it seems doubtful that he will be benched for the 2nd game of the series. Pandey is anticipated to receive the opportunity once more, however, another similar performance may see India sit him in the 3rd ODI in favour of some other player.

Suryakumar Yadav, making his debut, too got off to a fast start, hitting 31 off 20 balls as India knocked down the goal of 263 runs in only 36.4 overs. India appeared unconcerned even in the bowling department.

While Bhuvneshwar Kumar struggled, allowing 63 runs in 9 overs not bagging up a single wicket, others came out strong and performed.

Yuzvendra Chahal,  Kuldeep Yadav, and Deepak Chahar,  each took two wickets, while Krunal and Hardik (the Pandya brothers) each took one. Despite the presence of additional spinners on the sideline such as Rahul Chahar and Varun Chakravarthy, none of them is expected to be included in the playing XI for the 2nd ODI.

India’s likely playing XI for 2nd ODI:

Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal.

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