The Indian team could be without the services of Deepak Chahar in the T20I series against Sri Lanka. The pacer suffered a hamstring injury during the third T2OI against West Indies. Chahar was taken off the field after bowling just 11 balls after he pulled his hamstring. An update on Chahar’s injury is still awaited. If it’s a muscle team, Chahar could miss the initial matches of the Indian T20 League as well, which will be a big blow to Chennai who purchased for whopping 14 crores.
Meanwhile, the T20I series against Sri Lanka gets underway on February 24 in Lucknow. The team will go into the series after whitewashing West Indies. The Sharma-led side first defeated the West Indies in the ODI series 3-0 and then went on to beat them in the T20I series by the same margin. Rohit Sharma was pleased with the team’s performance and hailed the team for their effort.
“The team that used to chase, there are not many people here from that squad. We wanted to bat first and chase as well. Because our middle order is fairly new. Happy with the series. Pretty much got everything that we wanted. We do understand we are very young as a team. We are still a good chasing side, but a lot of the players are missing. So we wanted the guys to understand how to bat in pressure situations. It was pleasing to see guys bailing the team out from situations. Good sign moving forward as a group and something to be proud of. The biggest take away from the ODIs was the middle order making it count,” said Rohit Sharma.
“I was very impressed with our seam bowling in ODIs. And even here. Harshal is new. Avesh is on debut. Shardul is in and out. So challenge for us was to give them game time and see how they respond. When you play against a team like West Indies, you can test your batting and bowling. They bat very deep. It was a good challenge to defend in both games. Few guys miss out for the Sri Lanka series because we want to keep them fresh. But we have the World Cup in mind and we are trying to give game time for individuals. Sri Lanka will be a different challenge. But I am not someone who looks at the opposition, I would like to see what we can do as a team,” he added