Sri Lanka vs India Dream11: Team India will be locking horns with the host Sri Lankan team in the first of the three-match ODI series on 18 July. The first IND vs SL ODI match will take place at the R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. There will be some exciting players in action from both India and Sri Lanka who would be excited to showcase their talent at the biggest level.
1. Shikhar Dhawan
India captain Shikhar Dhawan will be a key player to watch out for in this first ODI match against Sri Lanka due to his widespread experience. In 142 ODIs, the left-handed Indian opener has composed a total of 5977 runs at an average of 45.28. Dhawan has scored 32 fifties and 17 centuries in one-day international cricket. In India’s last ODI assignment against England at home, he scored a fabulous tally of 169 runs at an impressive average of 56.33 which included 2 fifties as well.
Shikhar Dhawan vs SL in ODIs
2. Prithvi Shaw
India’s young and swashbuckling opener Prithvi Shaw has been in the news recently due to his amazing form shown in domestic cricket and the first half of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season. In 8 matches of the 2020-21 Vijay Hazare Trophy, Shaw smashed a record total of 827 runs at a phenomenal average of 165.40 which included 1 double hundred and 4 centuries. The right-handed Delhi Capitals batsman notched up 308 runs in 8 games of the first half of IPL 2021 at a strike-rate of 165.48. Since making his ODI debut in 2020, he has scored 84 runs at an average of 28 with a strike-rate of 102.44.
Prithvi Shaw in Vijay Hazare Trophy 2020-21
3. Dhananjaya de Silva
Sri Lanka’s newly appointed vice-captain Dhananjaya de Silva will be a top performer for his side in the first ODI against India on Sunday. He has been in a remarkable form in ODI cricket recently having mustered 250 runs in 8 matches at an average of 35.7. In 50 ODIs so far for Sri Lanka, Dhananjaya has scored 1064 runs at an average of 27.28 that includes 7 fifties. He has also picked up 25 wickets at an economy of 5.14.
Dhananjaya de Silva in last 8 ODIs
4. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
This India vs Sri Lanka limited-overs series will be really important for Bhuvneshwar Kumar. The India pacer performed excellently well with the ball in the last ODI series against England at home. In 3 matches, he picked up 6 wickets at an average of 22.50 with an economy of 4.66. Bhuvneshwar is one of the most experienced players in this India squad. The right-arm seamer has scalped 138 wickets in 117 ODIs at an economy of 5.02.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar in last 3 ODIs
5. Suryakumar Yadav
Even though, he is yet to make his ODI debut for India, but Suryakumar Yadav could be the player to watch out for in the Lanka tour. In his first-ever T20I innings against England, Suryakumar notched up a sensational knock of 57 runs off just 31 balls and his first scoring shot in international cricket was a stunning six off a short-delivery from Jofra Archer. The Mumbai Indians right-handed batsman has composed more than 400 runs in the last three seasons of the IPL. In 98 List A matches, Suryakumar has smashed 2779 runs at an average of 37.55 that includes 17 half-centuries and 3 hundreds.
The first ODI between Sri Lanka and India will begin at 3 PM IST. The SL vs IND live streaming will be available on the Sony Sports Network and the Sony LIV app.
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