SL vs IND: Five players make debut for Team India in the final ODI; equals 41-year-old record

Sri Lanka and India are facing each other in the third and final One-Day International (ODI) of the three-match series at R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. For the first time in the ODI leg, Indian skipper Shikhar Dhawan won the toss and elected to bat first. Since the ODI series is already in India’s bag with…

SL vs IND: Five players make debut for Team India in the final ODI; equals 41-year-old record

Sri Lanka and India are facing each other in the third and final One-Day International (ODI) of the three-match series at R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. For the first time in the ODI leg, Indian skipper Shikhar Dhawan won the toss and elected to bat first.

Since the ODI series is already in India’s bag with an unassailable 2-0 lead, the management decided to field as many as five debutants in the game. The Rahul Dravid-coached side handed debut caps to players like Sanju Samson, Nitish Rana, Rahul Chahar, Krishnappa Gowtham and Chetan Sakariya.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Samson has already played 7 T20Is for Team India as he replaced Ishan Kishan in the match. Similarly, Gowtham being a spinning all-rounder, came in place of Krunal Pandya.

Sakariya replaced Deepak Chahar while Rahul and Rana have been brought in for the spin duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal. Apart from the five debutants, India has also included Navdeep Saini in the playing XI.

With five players making their maiden appearances in an ODI game, the ‘Men in Blue’ have equalled their own record of having the most number of debuts in a single match. The last occasion of such occurrence was in 1980 when India was on Australia’s tour. At MCG, India had fielded Dilip Doshi, Kirti Azad, Roger Binny, Sandeep Patil and Tirumalai Srinivasan as debutants.

Most debuts in an ODI for India:

  • 5 – Australia vs India at Melbourne (1980)
  • 5 – Sri Lanka vs India at Colombo (2021)

Here is India’s playing XI:

Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan(c), Sanju Samson(w), Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Nitish Rana, Hardik Pandya, Krishnappa Gowtham, Rahul Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Chetan Sakariya.

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SL vs IND: WATCH – Shikhar Dhawan’s ‘thigh five’ celebration after winning the toss leave fans in splits

Shikar Dhawan surely knows how to tickle the funny bones of cricket fans. Whenever he is on the field, the Delhi-lad never missed any chance to entertain the admirers of the fascinating game. His renowned ‘Thigh Five’ celebration after taking a catch is extremely popular amongst fans. The left-handed batter took it to the next…

SL vs IND: WATCH – Shikhar Dhawan’s ‘thigh five’ celebration after winning the toss leave fans in splits

Shikar Dhawan surely knows how to tickle the funny bones of cricket fans. Whenever he is on the field, the Delhi-lad never missed any chance to entertain the admirers of the fascinating game. His renowned ‘Thigh Five’ celebration after taking a catch is extremely popular amongst fans.

The left-handed batter took it to the next level when he broke into his customary Kabaddi-like pat on the thighs during the toss of the ongoing third and final One-Day International (ODI) against Sri Lanka in Colombo.

After winning the toss, Dhawan performed his traditional celebration and instantly left everyone in splits, including broadcaster HD Ackerman, who was covering the toss segment and commentators Sanjay Manjrekar along with Ajit Agarkar in the Sony Sports studio.

“He’s been waiting since the first game but finally got this opportunity today,” said Agarkar.

Here is the video:

Here is how fans reacted:

During the toss, Dhawan revealed that India is entering this match with six changes, including five debutants.

“We’ll bat first. We want to put up a good total on the board. We have got six changes and five debutants. Navdeep comes in among the debutants. We are motivated, and we want to finish on a high. With the youngsters coming in, we are really excited and looking forward,” said Dhawan.

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