There was no turning back after Shikhar Dhawan was dismissed for a golden duck
After winning the toss and electing to bat, India captain Shikhar Dhawan would have hoped for a similar start and a little more progress from the middle order, but unfortunately, the squad experienced one of their worst batting collapses ever and finished with their third-lowest T20I total ever.
There was no turning back after Shikhar Dhawan was dismissed for a golden duck in the opening over. India were down to 36/5 when Bhuvneshwar Kumar (16) and Kuldeep Yadav (23) held on to ensure India reached the lowest score of 74. The only other Indian batsman to reach double figures was Ruturaj Gaikwad, who scored 14 runs.
The players in the squad, according to Dravid, have earned the right to do so. As it turns out, all five players who would have played at least one game prior to the commencement of the Sri Lanka series did so.