SL Playing 11: India’s tour of Sri Lanka is finally going to start as both teams get ready to play the first ODI here at Colombo. Sri Lanka have been affected by off-field issues resulting in a captaincy change. A number of Covid-related issues in the team have further hampered their preparations for this series. Combined to all these issues, their own recent form hasn’t been great as well. If SL manages to perform well in this series, it will be a major confidence booster for them. Both teams have played a total of 159 ODIs till date in which India leads Sri Lanka 91-56.
Dhananjaya de Silva
Minod Bhanuka (wk)
Dasun Shanaka (C)
Dasun Shanaka will have big responsibility on his shoulders to lead a side which has gone through a lot in the last few days. Dhananjaya de Silva has been in good form recently and he will be the key in the middle order. Dushmantha Chameera is bowling with good pace and is in good wicket-taking form. Legspinner Wanindu Hasaranga can be handy in these conditions with his variations.
Dasun Shanaka (C), Dhananjaya de Silva (VC), Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Ashen Bandara, Minod Bhanuka, Lahiru Udara, Ramesh Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Lakshan Sandakan, Akila Dananjaya, Shiran Fernando, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Ishan Jayaratne, Praveen Jayawickrama, Asitha Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Isuru Udana.
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).