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India vs Sri Lanka 2017: 2nd T20I, 5 things we learnt from the match

rohit sankar
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#5 India pick youngsters to carry drinks

Semi Final 1 - ICC Under 19 World Cup
The young Washington Sundar is one of four young players awaiting their chances in the starting XI

India are 1-0 up in the series with the first T20I seeing them grab their biggest victory in this format. With two more meaningless contests to go against a less than average team, Indian team management bizarrely decided to go with an unchanged team. Under normal circumstances, this would look right. Breaking a winning combination is not among the recommended formulas in cricket.

But with four youngsters - Basil Thampi, Washington Sundar, Mohammad Siraj and Deepak Hooda - awaiting chances, it would have made perfect sense to try at least one among them. Now, all they get (at the maximum) is one game to showcase what they have got and in a hit and miss game like T20, that is largely unfair to the newbies.

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rohit sankar
I am a passionate Cricket fan first and a writer, second. I find empty spaces and fill them with words. And if it's cricket, the words keep flowing. The views I express portray a direct reflection of my love for the game and its finer details.
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