IND vs SL: A player’s illness won the match for the India team

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Shivam Mavi and the Indian team

IND vs. SL Shivam Mavi: Team India is off to a great start for the year 2023. In the first match of the year, under the captaincy of Hardik Pandya, the Indian team defeated Sri Lanka by two runs. Along with this, he has also taken the lead in the three game series. After winning the first match, there is a chance that the India team will win the series as well. Meanwhile, two players made their debut for the India team on Tuesday. One by starter Shubman Gill and the other by fast pitcher Shivam Mavi. Shubman Gill’s T20 International debut was nothing special, but Shivam Mavi worked wonders. Taking four wickets in the first match is no easy feat, but Shivam did it. But the question is how Shivam Mavi was finally included in the India XI. Was he already in the mind of Team India Management and had to debut or was this decision made suddenly?

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Shivam Mavi

Shivam Mavi bowled fatally in the debut match itself

No one expected Shivam Mavi to make his debut in the first match against Sri Lanka. Although it was almost decided that in the absence of Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan would be one of the starters, while Shubman Gill could be given a chance as a second starter, that was what happened. But when captain Hardik Pandya entered the field for the draw, when asked about the playing XI, he clearly said that Arshdeep Singh is ill, so Shivam Mavi will play in today’s match and he will be seen making his debut. I mean, earlier Arshdeep Singh was supposed to be part of the playing XI and Shivam Mavi’s name might not be there but when Arshdeep Singh was unfit, Shivam Mavi was given a chance. Shivam was waiting for the same to get a chance and show his courage. BCCI also tweeted that Arshdeep Singh is unavailable for today’s match, he has not yet fully recovered from his illness.

Shivam Mavi and Hardik Pandya

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Shivam Mavi and Hardik Pandya

Shivam Mavi made a grand comeback after hitting four and taking the wicket

Captain Hardik Pandya led Shivam Mavi to the attack in the second. Captain Hardik Pandya himself bowled the first over and then brought in Shivam Mavi for the second over. By the way, India had another option – Umran Malik could have been dropped for the second over, but the captain expressed his confidence in Shivam Mavi. He didn’t give up a run on the first ball of his T20 International career, but hit two fours on the second and third balls. It seemed that Shivam Mavi would be under pressure, but it did not happen. On the fifth ball of the first over, he dismissed the Sri Lanka opener Nissanka, who had only managed a three-ball run. After this, he came back again in the fourth over. In this over too, he hit the first two fours and after that again managed to take another wicket. After taking two wickets in two consecutive overs, Shivam Mavi suddenly became a star and started trending on social media as well. Even after this, Shivam Mavi did not stop and took two more plots of land in his name.

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