The opening of the ODI series against Sri Lanka in Guwahati, a close fight between Suryakumar and Shreyas Iyer to join the playing XI.
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Team India’s preparations for the World Cup will begin with the ODI series against Sri Lanka. The World Cup is to be played in India in October this year and the first series of the year is starting with the Guwahati ODI. Obviously, Team India will field its best playing XI for the preparations. Now which players will play in the playing XI of Team India is also a very important question. In the Guwahati ODI itself, the screw is stuck regarding the playing eleven. Actually for entry in playing eleven Suryakumar Yadav And Shreyas Iyer is considered to be a close fight.
Suryakumar Yadav’s name is in limelight at this time. This player has done wonders in T20 format. In Rajkot T20 against Sri Lanka, Surya won the series by scoring a brilliant century. On the other hand, Shreyas Iyer has also shown a strong game so far, so the question is, who will play between Iyer and Suryakumar?
Why the clash between Suryakumar-Iyer?
The conflict between Suryakumar and Iyer is because Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul have returned to the team. All three are sure to play. Rohit Sharma has already said about giving a chance to Shubman Gill as well. Now your top 4 batsmen are set then who will play at number five? There is a fight between Iyer and Suryakumar for batting at number five. The problem is that both the players are in color and if anyone sits outside, it will be unfair to him.
Shreyas Iyer has shown strength in ODIs
Shreyas Iyer has done wonders in the ODI format last year. This player scored 724 runs in 15 matches at an average of 55.69. A century and 6 half-centuries came out of Iyer’s bat. It is clear that Iyer has given his best and it would be wrong to keep him out of the playing XI.
On the other hand, Suryakumar Yadav had a poor performance in the ODI format. This player scored only 260 runs in the year 2022 at an average of 26 and Suryakumar was able to score just one half-century. On the other hand, Suryakumar has wreaked havoc in the T20 format. The form is visible with them only. The question is, to whom will Captain Rohit Sharma give a chance now?
Plenty of all-rounders in Team India
One reason for the clash between Suryakumar and Shreyas Iyer is the abundance of all-rounders in Team India. In fact, the team also has three all-rounders in the form of Hardik Pandya, Akshar Patel and Washington Sundar. It is believed that it is decided to play only these three in the playing eleven. At the same time, fast bowlers Siraj, Shami and Arshdeep Singh can be given a chance.