SL vs IND Live: Sri Lanka will meet India in the first of the three-match ODI series at the R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on 18 July. It will be an exciting limited-overs series to watch out for as the Men in Blue will be back on the field after a long time with a second-stringed squad. There will be many fresh faces seen in the India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI on Sunday.
According to the latest weather update from Colombo, rain is likely to play spoilsport in the first ODI between Sri Lanka and India. As per accuweather.com, the weather in Colombo, Sri Lanka will be cloudy with the humidity being on the higher side. Some rain showers are also expected to play a part in the afternoon. Thunderstorms could also spoil the things as they might come into the picture as the day progresses.
Therefore, just like the World Test Championship Final, the rain gods could play a significant part in the Sri Lanka vs India 1st ODI match at the R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
India captain Shikhar Dhawan hinted that Suryakumar Yadav could make his ODI debut against Sri Lanka on Sunday. It will be interesting to see whether Hardik Pandya is fit to contribute with the ball in this Sri Lanka tour or not.
“If they feel it is a second team, that is their feeling. We are here to play Sri Lanka, it counts as an international match, and we are here to seize the opportunities,” said Shikhar Dhawan in the pre-match press conference.
“As of now, I haven’t had any specific chat with Virat or Ravi bhai. I’m sure they may have spoken to Rahul bhai, or the selectors and that message will be conveyed to us. Whoever it is, the focus is on the T20 World Cup. If selectors or team management come to a mutual understanding that we need to play someone specifically, this is a great platform to have a look at them,” he added.
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