Team India had been having a fantastic performance in the current Sri Lanka trip until the COVID-19 virus put a stop to it. Krunal Pandya, the all-rounder, was positively identified for coronavirus and was forced out of the final 2-T20Is. In addition, many more as eight additional players were forced to separate away after being discovered near the lefty. Despite the fact that these players’ results were negative, they remained dropped from the team owing to safety issues. Navdeep Saini to miss third T20I
Team India desperately tried to designate a participating XI for the 2nd T20I when 9 of its 20 players were absent. As a result, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, for instance, was asked to bat at number 6. Irrespective of the circumstances, India put up a spirited battle and pushed the Lankan Lions on their fingers. Their struggles, though, were fruitless, as Sri Lanka won by 4-wickets.
Apart from losing the game, Team India additionally suffered another big setback. Navdeep Saini, the fast bowler, hurt his shoulder in the last over of the match, putting his involvement in the 3rd T20I in question. Fielding at extra cover, the right-arm pacer attempted to grab a ball driven at him by Chamika Karunaratne.
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The ball, though, was too high for Saini to reach. The quick bowler crashed on his left shoulder, which is much more terrible. He appeared to be in a lot of suffering and was finally helped off the ground by medical personnel. Despite the lack of formal confirmation, it is likely that the fast bowler may miss the final T20I match.
Saini did not bowl a single over in the match since India had 6 specialist bowlers in hand. As a result, India will not suffer a significant loss in this regard. If Saini is unable to play on Thursday, the team’s management would be forced to ask one of the 5 net bowlers to make their debut.
Arshdeep Singh as well as Sandeep Warrier may be seen in action at this point. Meanwhile, the three-match series is presently tied 1-1, with the 3rd T20I deciding the series’ outcome. Though Sri Lanka would like to win again, India is eager to get back on track.