India vs Sri Lanka 2020: 3 players who could be valuable picks in your fantasy team
Team India will begin the new decade with a three-match T20I series against neighbours Sri Lanka. While India tasted success across continents in 2019, apart from becoming the first Asian side to win a Test series in South Africa, Sri Lanka had very little going for them in Tests and ODIs last year.
The shortest format has yielded mixed results for the Islanders. They beat the no.1 ranked T20 side Pakistan 3-0 at their home turf with a second-string squad. Within three weeks, they lost to Australia with the same scoreline. But Sri Lanka won't be an easy team to beat for Virat Kohli's men.
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The series presents an opportunity for sides to try out players, with the T20 World Cup due to take place later in the year. Injuries have plagued the Indian bowling unit for the past few months. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, and Deepak Chahar are currently under rehabilitation. With few slots up for grabs, players will be eager to perform well to seal their spot in the World Cup squad.
Fantasy players might have a tough time to pick players for the series. Here are three players who could be valuable picks in fantasy squads.
#3 KL Rahul
KL Rahul's form has been welcoming for India. His decision to go back to domestic cricket has brought back his run-scoring spree. Especially in the T20 format, the 27-year-old has been giving impressive starts at the top of the order.
An Injury to Shikhar Dhawan in the West Indies series helped Rahul to make the opening spot his own, owing to some brilliant performances. His ability to shift gears and score swiftly without taking much risk makes him an ideal opener.
He will be fighting for his spot with his opening partner for the series, Shikhar Dhawan. The left-hander, who recently came back from injury, scored a stroke-filled century in the Ranji Trophy. So, both batsmen will be eager to perform well and become Rohit Sharma's opening partner in the long-run.
Rahul might continue his good form against Sri Lanka and hence, he could be a worthy pick in your fantasy team.