When Dinesh Karthik reached the winning six of the Nidahas Trophy 2018 final, everyone was running into him to congratulate. You must admit that we have all been fooled by Nidahas Trophy 2018. It shouldn’t have given us too many competitions. Somewhere in this series was like the music of AR Rahman, you didn’t like it at the beginning. The fact that India has won the series despite its regular squad shows the enormous talent at its helm.
Sri Lanka could be in an international gritty game and Bangladesh couldn’t be a super force in international cricket, but it’s no small achievement to win a tournament without four major players like MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. But India did not have the best start in the tournament. This is the way to lift the trophy from India.
Sri Lanka could be in an international gritty game and Bangladesh couldn’t be a super force in international cricket, but it’s no small achievement to win a tournament without four major players like Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Jasprit Bumrah. But India did not have the best start in the tournament. This is the way to lift the trophy from India.
Sri Lanka gave the wake-up call
Rohit Sharma’s plans failed in the first T20I Captain. In late 2017 India beat the Lankans home and could have taken stuff for granted for the Indians. After the bat, India posted a respectable T20 score in 174 runs, all thanks to Shikhar Dhawan’s outstanding knock. The day, however, was another left-hander with a darker blue hue-Kusal Perera (66 out of 37) who put a hammering 27 tone and flew over Shardul Thakur’s 3rd inning. This set the game for the triumphant Sri Lankan in 18.3. India had jitters in the first game of the series itself after a long time and luckily for Rohit.
The youngsters stepped out for a win against Bangladesh
The selectors’ decision to bring a young squad was justified in the Indian second game in the tournament. India had to win the match against Bangladesh after the defeat in its first match. Bangladesh had a much better performance in the young Indian bowling category and was reduced to 139 for 8 over 8 in 20. With a great deal of spirit, Vijay Shankar, Sundar of Washington, and Thakur Shardul bowled. The Shikhar Dhawan’s willow again chased the goal and spoke about most. After scoring a 43 ball 55, he left his dressing room and it was too late for Bangladesh to come back as Manish Pandey and Dinesh Karthik finished their formality.
In the fourth match of the tournament, Sri Lanka met India again and the visitors were prepared to brace for the hosts this time. Rohit Sharma was favored by Chance when he won the toss and, unlike the first game, India first bowled. The last meeting they wanted to avenge all right, but Shardul Thakur was fighting himself for a small war in his own right. In the first game, he gave 27 rounds on top of Sri Lanka. He came strongly to give 27 runs in his quota of 4 overs and skimmed 4 victims; helping India to restrict Sri Lanka to 152/9.