IND Playing 11: A new look India will take on the hosts Sri Lanka in the first ODI of the series here at Colombo. After many obstacles, this series is finally going to start. India will play with a second-string side led by opener Shikhar Dhawan as most of the first-choice players are in England for the Test series. This will be a test of India’s bench strength and a great opportunity to test some fellow IPL stars in international cricket. India leads the head-to-head record over Sri Lanka in ODIs 91-56.
Shikhar Dhawan (C)
Sanju Samson (wk)
India’s squad consists of players who have done well in IPL and India A tours over the years. Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw will look to recreate their IPL magic. The middle order looks inexperienced and it will depend upon Hardik Pandya how he performs his finishing role. Bowling looks impressive with Bhuvneshwar Kumar handling the new ball. Also, this will be a great opportunity for Kuldeep and Chahal to bring back their glory days.
Shikhar Dhawan (C), Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Nitish Rana, Ishan Kishan (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, K Gowtham, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (VC), Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Chetan Sakariya.
You can watch the ball by ball and the Live score coverage of the Sri Lanka vs India 1st ODI match on Sony Sports Network and Sony Liv. The match will be played on 18 July and will start at 3:00 PM (IST).