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IND vs SL 3 takeaways: Kohli’s white-ball form, Siraj’s emergence and Gill’s consistency

Mohammad Siraj

India’s national cricket team defeated Sri Lanka 3-0 in a recent three-match ODI series, showing dominance in every match. The team, led by Rohit Sharma, put in a solid performance in the first match to win by 67 runs, and went on to secure victories in the second and third matches as well.

One standout player from the series was young Shubman Gill, who consistently delivered quick starts for the team with his elegant batting style. He finished the series as the second-highest run-scorer, with 207 runs at an impressive strike rate of 122.5 and an average of 69.00. This performance has solidified his position as a potential World Cup contender.

Another notable performance came from team captain Virat Kohli, who returned to his ODI best form with two centuries in three matches. He ended the series with 283 runs at an average of 141.50, and his chanceless innings in the third match bodes well for India’s World Cup chances.

Additionally, the emergence of pacer Mohammed Siraj as a vital member of the starting XI was a highlight of the series. He led the team in wickets taken, with nine scalps at an average of just above 10, and took a wicket every 15.1 balls he bowled. Siraj’s rise in international cricket since last year has been impressive to watch, and he has become a key player for the team.

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