What is the main reason behind replacing Manish Pandey with Shreyas Iyer in the second T20Is against Australia?

What is the main reason behind replacing Manish Pandey with Shreyas Iyer in the second T20Is against Australia?

Manish Pandey (Pic Source : Twitter)

Finally a good news for the Indian fans to cheer some happiness as India has won the series by taking a lead of 2-0 from three matches series. After a disappointing start, finally struck with two regular wins. But in the second T20Is there was some changes that was seen in the Indian Team camp. Manish Pandey was replaced by Shreyas Iyer in the second T20I match against Australia which was played at Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney on Sunday.

In this match India had three changes in the playing XI. One of the changes was leaving Manish Pandey out of the team and bringing Shreyas Iyer into the team. The reason might be due to Injury. Virat Kohli said that he has sustained a pain in his left elbow.

“Manish Pandey’s got a bit of an elbow niggle,” Virat Kohli said.

This was the reason Shreyas Iyer was included in the team to strengthen the batting order against Mighty Australian side. With the change of Manish Pandey, there were two more changes one of them is bringing Yuzvendra Chahal in place of Ravindra Jadeja who had been ruled out of the series due to injury and the other one is bringing Shardul Thakur back to the squad in place of Mohammad Shami.

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It was a huge decision from management and the skipper to bring Shreyas Iyer to the squad after having disappointing performance in the ODI format. Many questions were also roamed around after this decision. Shreyas Iyer has scored 59 runs in the third ODIs in the concluding match.

 It is a good start for Indian team ahead of Test series to bring back the heat by winning the series of T20Is. Finally India got that spark which was lacked in the ODIs series. In both the matches, Indian team has shown a dominating side which wasn’t there in the ODIs series. The Test series will commence from 17th December 2020. With two wins in the two regular matches made India back to the track and India will now aim to clean sweep the series on the Australian soil and carry that momentum towards the most anticipated Test Series. Virat Kohli will be accepting more from his bowling unit to march the best for the national side.

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