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3 players who could bat at the no 3 spot for India against Sri Lanka

May 16, 2021

Written By,

Payel Gosh

The Indian National team will depart for Sri Lanka for a limited-overs series that will take place in July 2021. This time the Indian side will be without its most important players. Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, and many more crucial players will not travel to Sri Lanka for the upcoming limited-overs series. This will be an opportunity for inexperienced players to showcase their ability. India will look to secure a strong replacement for Virat Kohli ahead of the Sri Lanka tour. That said, here are 3 players who could bat at the no 3 spot for India against Sri Lanka:

1. Suryakumar Yadav

The MI batsman caught eyeballs after a splendid outing in the IPL last year. Suryakumar Yadav’s exploits with the bat helped MI win their 5th IPL trophy in IPL 2020. Owing to his brilliant performance in IPL 2020, Yadav was selected for India’s squad to face England. On his debut against England recently, Yadav amassed a brilliant half century. The 30 year old will have another chance to showcase his ability against Sri Lanka in the limited overs series. 

2. Manish Pandey

At no 2 in this list is SRH cricketer Manish Pandey. Pandey was dropped from the Indian squad back in 2018. However, Pandey looks in contention to bat at the no 3 spot for India against Sri Lanka. In 5 matches in IPL 2021, Pandey racked up an impressive 193 runs in total. Pandey was also one of SRH’s most successful batsmen in the IPL this season. The 31 year old is also one of the best fielders that India has produced. Hence, there is a high chance that Pandey might bat at the no 3 spot for India against Sri Lanka.

3. Sanju Samson

Another candidate to bat at the no 3 spot for India against Sri Lanka is RR skipper Sanju Samson. Sanju Samson was a key player for RR in the IPL this year. In 7 matches in the IPL this season, Samson racked up an impressive 277 runs for RR. Hence, Samson could effectively fit in the no 3 slot for India against Sri Lanka. Furthermore, Sanju Samson also played as a wicketkeeper for RR in IPL 2021. Hence, there is a high possibility that Samson might don the gloves for India against Sri Lanka.

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Written By,

Payel Gosh