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India’s new pace attack warms up ahead of 1st T20I against Sri Lanka

Ahead of the clash, the Jasprit Bumrah-led Indian pace attack, comprising of Mohammad Siraj, Thampi, and Jaydev Unadkat, is all fired up.

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Indian pacers bowl in the nets. (Photo Source: Instagram)

The decider between India and Sri Lanka at Vizag ended up rather being a one-sided affair. The Indian team crushed the Sri Lankan bowlers to register an emphatic 8-wicket victory and further extend their dominion over the Islanders. The teams will face each other once again in the final leg of the bilateral series which includes three T20Is starting from December 20 at Cuttack.

The Men in Blue, however, is set bear a new look for the upcoming leg of the tour. India will feature three uncapped players, who will be making their debut in the opener. With star skipper Virat Kohli being rested, the Rohit Sharma-led Indian squad will see the debut of Basil Thampi, Deepak Hooda, and Washington Sundar on Wednesday’s T20I opener at the Barabati Stadium.

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Ahead of the clash, the Jasprit Bumrah-led Indian pace attack, comprising of Mohammad Siraj, Thampi, and Jaydev Unadkat, is all fired up and will aim to cement their place in the team.

In a recent video uploaded by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Twitter, the Indian pacers can be seen warming up under the watchful eyes of head coach Ravi Shastri. The video was captioned, “Say hello to our new pace attack comprising @JUnadkat, Mohammed Siraj, and Basil Thampi,”

Here is the video posted by BCCI:

India does not have a happy memory of the lone T20I they played at the Barabati Stadium

This will be a second T20I at this venue after India’s first outing turned out to be a disaster having folded for 92 against South Africa in 2015. The disastrous batting display infuriated the crowd who resorted to pelting water bottles on the ground.

On head-to-head count, India lead Sri Lanka 7-4 and are yet to lose against them in the last four outings. And keeping the Dharamshala batting failure in mind, the hosts will aim to give a better account of their batting.

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