After the 2-1 victory in the T20 series played between India and Sri Lanka, Team India is ready for the three-match ODI series. The first ODI match is going to be played between the two teams on Tuesday, January 10. Senior players are making a comeback in this series. In such a situation, batsmen like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul will once again be seen in action. All of them were on rest in the T20 series. In the absence of these players, Hardik Pandya was the captain of the team. India’s young players performed brilliantly under Hardik’s captaincy.
In the last match of the series, the vice-captain of the team Suryakumar Yadav even scored a century. In this match, he scored a total of 112 runs in 51 balls. India defeated Sri Lanka in that match because of Surya. Surya is also part of the squads of both the T20 and ODI teams. After this performance, he can be included in the playing 11 of ODIs, but there is one player who can prevent him from making it to the playing 11.
This player will be out from playing 11!
Actually Suryakumar Yadav bats at number 4 for India in T20. On the other hand, the return of other players in ODIs has increased Surya’s concern. Unlike in T20, no batsman has been fixed yet to play at number 4 for India. Shreyas Iyer has been batting at No.4 in ODIs for India for quite some time now, where he has done exceptionally well. At the same time, Shreyas Iyer is also a part of the team for the ODI series against Sri Lanka. In such a situation, he can become a threat to Surya. It is difficult to drop Shreyas considering his form in ODIs. Whereas Surya has recently scored a century. However, Surya’s performance in ODIs has not been anything special. In such a situation, it will be interesting to see who skipper Rohit Sharma drops or gives a chance to both.
Suryakumar vs Shreyas in ODI
Taking a look at the performance of Shreyas Iyer and Suryakumar Yadav in ODIs, Shreyas Iyer has had the upper hand over Surya. Surya has scored 384 runs in 16 ODIs for India at an average of 32 and a strike rate of 100.52. On the other hand, Shreyas Iyer has scored 1537 runs in 39 ODIs at an average of 48.03 and a strike rate of 96. During this, he has also scored 2 centuries and 14 half-centuries. While Surya has only 2 half-centuries in ODIs. Surya, who is called the King of T20, is seen struggling to score runs in ODIs. There is no competition between Shreyas Iyer and Suryakumar Yadav in terms of figures in ODIs. Although Surya has not got much opportunities in ODIs, but his bat remains silent in ODIs as compared to T20.
Team India for ODI series against Sri Lanka
Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wicketkeeper), Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya (vice-captain), Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Akshar Patel, Jaspreet Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik and Arshdeep Singh.