Combined best XI from the Sri Lanka vs India T20I series

Combined best XI from the Sri Lanka vs India T20I series

Sri Lanka won the T20I series 2-1.

Indian Cricket Team
Indian Cricket Team. (Photo Source: Twitter)

India’s tour to Sri Lanka has finally come to an end. It is safe to say that it lived up to the hype. After a close ODI series between the two Asian sides, fans got to witness another exciting T20I series between the two teams. While India were expected to win the T20I series just like they won the ODI series, that wasn’t the case. Sri Lanka finally managed to beat India in a bilateral series as they went on to clinch the series 2-1.

There were several players from both sides who made a mark. Despite a few big names not living up to their expectations, fans saw a lot of relatively fresh faces who impressed one and all. Hence, let’s take a look at-

Best XI from Sri Lanka vs India T20Is

1) Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan. (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP via Getty Images)

Shikhar Dhawan has set some really high standards. Despite being far from his best, he ensured that he ends up scoring the most number of runs in this T20I series. The Indian opener scored 86 runs in this series.

He scored these runs at an average of 28.67. While this might not have been the Delhi opener’s best performance, he still looked good in patches. He scored two 40+ scores as well.

Dhawan’s strike rate was on the lower side as he had to bat sensibly and didn’t have the license to go big from ball one. This was due to the fact that India had a really long tail. The Indian skipper for this tour also scored the most number of boundaries by any batsman in this T20I series (9).