The second T20 International match between Sri Lanka and India at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo was scheduled to commence on Tuesday, but now it has been postponed to Wednesday. The decision has been take as an aftermath of the Indian all-rounder, Krunal Pandya testing positive of Covid-19 on the game day.
Currently, the Indian team is leading the three-match series after registering an emphatic 38-run win over the hosts in the first T20I on Sunday. Krunal Pandya took 1 for 16 in his two overs in the first game. Sri Lanka now must win on Wednesday to stay alive in the CoinDCX Cup, the first time a company dealing with cryptocurrency and bitcoins is sponsoring a major bi-lateral series in the sub-continent.
Both Indian and Sri Lankan contingents are in a bio-bubble and players will be isolated as per standard protocols. Earlier, the ODI series between India and Sri Lanka was deferred due to Covid-19 cases in the Sri Lankan team’s camp. Sri Lanka’s batting coach Grant Flower and data analyst G T Niroshan had tested positive for the virus upon their return from England tour.
Now, it’ll be interesting to see the travel of the Indian opener, Prithvi Shaw as well as Suryakumar Yadav to the UK, as they have been roped in as replacements for the Test series against England. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday informed that the All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav as replacements for the upcoming 5-match Test series against England as all-rounder Washington Sundar, batsman Shubman Gill and pacer Avesh Khan have been ruled out of the tour due to injuries.
As per the release, Sundar had taken an injection on his right-hand bowling finger during the three-day practice game against County Select XI. However, his recovery will take longer than expected and he is not bowling-fit.