India complete T20 series sweep over Sri Lanka

India complete T20 series sweep over Sri Lanka

In the post-match presentation ceremony, Shastri was interviewed by former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar and when he asked about the team being relentless across formats, the head coach said it was due to them respecting the opponents.

But then fortunes changed and India defeated Sri Lanka heftily in the ODI series under the leadership of Rohit Sharma.

Left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat, included in the Indian side to play the recently-concluded three T20s against Sri Lanka, is hoping that his performances in these games can help him turnaround a topsy-turvy global career thus far. Now the third T20 match is going to held today.

When asked about the format, Shastri said: "T20 cricket for us, we don't care. You win or lose, it doesn't matter, but give youngsters the opportunity so you come to know who is in the fray for 2019 (World Cup)". Since Zaheer Khan, India have not had a left-arm fast bowler who has consistently maintained his place in the side with the likes of Ashish Nehra only rarely considered for T20 cricket in the last two years.

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On Unadkat, he said, "Very very good". He's been around for 5-6 years now but he's evolved beautifully. "He understands his bowling which is so important and he is not afraid to unleash his skills".

He also lauded KL Rahul's improvement as a player. He's got time. He plays all the shots.

Though it is calf injuries that have given Mathews most grief over the past 18 months, hamstrings have also been problematic throughout his career. Should be a good series.

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