9 players in isolation 11 available to play for India in 2nd T20I
With the 2nd T20I hours away, it has transpired that 8 players who had come in close contact with covid infected Krunal Pandya are in isolation inspite of negative results and will miss the remaining two matches of this tour. Several names of players in isolation was floating around in various channels. And as per the latest list the 9 players in isolation 11 available to play for India in 2nd T20I are as under:
Prithvi Shaw , Manish Pandey , Ishan Kishan , Suryakumar Yadav , Hardik Pandya , Deepak Chahar , Yazuvendra Chahal & K Gowtham.
Therefore if the 2nd T20I match finally goes ahead only eleven players are available to play for India apart from the 4 net bowlers .
The probable XI in this case will be :
Shikhar Dhawan , Devdutt Padikkal , Ruturaj Gaekwad , Sanju Samson , Nitish Rana , Bhuvneshwar Kumar , Kuldeep Yadav , Varun Chakravarthy, Rahul Chahar , Navdeep Saini & Chetan Sakariya .
The above still appears to be a decent XI and there will be 3-4 debutants .
Sri Lanka have a few injury concerns to important players and hence they will also not be at their full strength .
Throughout the day there was some suspense on the remaining matches going ahead. But finally it is confirmed that the remaining two matches will be played