IND vs SL, World Cup 2023: Ishan, Shardul IN; Iyer, Siraj OUT – Probable Changes in India’s Playing XI

As the team's think tank deliberates these crucial choices, fans await eagerly to see the final playing XI that will take on Sri Lanka in this World Cup encounter.

As India gears up to face Sri Lanka in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, fans are abuzz with speculations about potential changes to the Indian playing XI for this crucial match. With the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai set as the battleground, expectations are high for a fierce showdown.

IND vs SL, World Cup 2023: Ishan, Shardul IN; Iyer, Siraj OUT - Probable Changes in India's Playing XI

Team India has been on a roll in this tournament, boasting the best of both worlds with an outstanding bowling and batting lineup. They sit comfortably at the top of the points table with an impressive 12 points, having secured victory in all six of their previous matches. However, the focus now shifts to their upcoming clash against Sri Lanka, a team that has faced a challenging journey in this World Cup, currently positioned at number 7 in the points table with just 4 points from two matches.

While India’s overall performance has been commendable, there are areas where the team management is looking to fine-tune their approach. The recent inclusion of Mohammed Shami, who stepped in to replace the injured Hardik Pandya, has injected new vigor into the squad. This was particularly evident in the last match against England, where India showcased their ruthless bowling skills.

However, it’s essential to address the consistent underperformance of certain players in the team. Names like Shubman Gill, Mohammed Siraj, and Shreyas Iyer have been experiencing difficulties in leaving a substantial mark on the tournament. In light of these challenges, the team’s think tank is contemplating changes to the playing XI in preparation for the upcoming match against Sri Lanka.

One potential scenario involves resting Iyer and Siraj, opening the door for Ishan Kishan and Shardul Thakur to enter the playing XI. Given the likely flat nature of the surface in Mumbai, this change could be aimed at reinvigorating the team’s performance and adding fresh energy to the squad. However, it’s unlikely that Ravichandran Ashwin will be part of this replacement equation, as the conditions in Mumbai may not favor a spin-heavy strategy.

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India’s Probable Playing XI against Sri Lanka

– Rohit Sharma (c)

– Shubman Gill

– Virat Kohli

– Ishan Kishan/Shreyas Iyer

– KL Rahul (wk)

– Suryakumar Yadav

– Ravindra Jadeja

– Jasprit Bumrah

– Mohammed Shami

– Kuldeep Yadav

– Shardul Thakur/Mohammed Siraj

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