Probuddha Bhattacharjee ∙ Jan 3 2023, 11:10 AM

IND vs SL 2023 | Who should be your picks for the first match?

image-lcekhxajIndia (Source: Twitter)

Sri Lanka is in India to play a three-match T20I series. The first encounter will take place at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. 

The match will start at 7:00 PM IST on Tuesday, 3rd January. So, before the live action begins, let us look at some of the crucial picks for fantasy contests of the match. 

Top Picks For the Match

Top Picks from Indian Team

image-lcekmtvoHardik Pandya (Source: Twitter)

1.Hardik Pandya: The Indian all-rounder will be leading them in the series. In the recent past, Hardik has been brilliant with his performances when there have been responsibilities on him. 

So in the opening clash of the series, Hardik will be looking to chip in with both bat and ball. His presence in the team will be very crucial for the match. 

2. Ishan Kishan : The wicketkeeper batter is coming into the series in great form. Ishan Kishan recently notched up a double hundred in the ODI format against Bangladesh. 

Ishan might translate the form of the ODI format into the shortest format of international cricket. But, if he stays on the wicket and plays big, Ishan Kishan can give you some crucial points in the fantasy leagues. 

Top Picks from Sri Lankan Team

1.Pathum Nissanka: The Sri Lankan opener is one of the most consistent batters in the team. There is every possibility that he might give the visitors a good start in the match. 

image-lceko1ocPathum Nissanka (Source: Twitter)

Picking up Nissanka in the fanatsy XI will ensure you get consistent points in most matches. 

2. Wanindu Hasaranga: The Sri Lankan all-rounder is always an excellent pick for fantasy contests. Hasaranga is a regular wicket-taker and often comes in handy with the bat when the situation demands it. 

Keeping Hasaranga in the team will ensure guaranteed points in the fantasy contests. 

Best Choice for Captain or Vice-Captain

1.Ishan Kisan: The Indian wicketkeeper might be a risky choice to make a captain or vice-captain. But the kind of form he is in, making Ishan the captain or vice-captain, might be the decisive factor for you in the fantasy contests. 

2. Wanindu Hasaranga: Hasaranga often picks up crucial wickets and helps his team in the middle overs. Besides his wicket-taking abilities, the fact that he can be handy with the bat lower down the order makes him an excellent choice for the captaincy or vice-captaincy role. 

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