India remains unbeaten in T20 , sweeps the series against Sri Lankatext_fields
The Indian captain said the series against Sri Lanka had a lot of positive things to offer following their 3-0 win on Sunday.
The team was able to determine their bench strength and the gaps they need to fill in the future by giving new players an opportunity he added
Captain Dasun Shanaka scored an unbeaten fifty (74 off 38) to help Sri Lanka reach 146/5 in 20 overs. In reply, Shreyas Iyer broke the century barrier to score his third fifty in a row (73 off 45) as well as Ravindra Jadeja (22 not out off 15).
India's 12 consecutive victories in T20Is and 7 consecutive series wins in this format at home rank them as the joint-longest winning streak among full members.
"It's a pattern of everything that comes together. We played very well. Lot of positives came out from the series. Want to understand what kind of bench strength we have. Good to give opportunities to those guys. Important to tell guys not to worry about your positions in the team. Want to fill whatever gaps we have. Keeping that in mind we want to move forward," said Rohit Sharma in the post-match presentation.
Due to the large number of players competing for the same spots, team management will have a hard time selecting the starting XI.
"Going to be a big challenge but always nice to have guys in form (whom to pick)," he said.
At the same time, Shreyas Iyer, who hit three successive half-centuries to stay unbeaten in the series with 204 runs, said that all of his hits were special and today was just about playing on merit.
"All three knocks were special, but yesterday's - coming in at a crucial moment, I'd pick that. Only require one ball to get into form as long as you're keeping your eyes on the ball and playing it on its merit. The wicket was a little two paced today compared to yesterday. Was playing on merit. Outfield is so fast, I just had to hit gaps," Shreyas said.