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IND vs SL Dream11 Match Prediction | 1st T20I | Team News

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India vs Sri Lanka Dream11: Team India's New Year is about to kick start as they will be welcoming neighbors Sri Lanka for a short three-match T20 series which is will commence from January 05th at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati.
The other two matches of the series will be played on January 07th and 10th at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore and the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.
The hosts have had a pendulum sort of 2019 when it comes to the shortest format of the game. With 2020 T20 World Cup slated for October, the Indian team will definitely look to fix their potholes and series like these will be really helpful.
Meanwhile, a young Sri Lankan side would be looking to make a mark especially after a disappointing clean-sweep at the hands of Australia in this format Downunder recently. Can the young guns
Here, we have come up with T20 match prediction, team news, possible playing elevens and fantasy picks for IND vs SL Dream11 prediction, today match prediction.

Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati, 05th January at 07:00 PM IST


Head to Head (Last 5 games)

India won: 04
Sri Lanka won: 01
No result: 00


IND vs SL Dream11 Team News

India News
The hosts have named a 15-man squad for the series with quite a few surprises.
Injuries/Unavailable: Rohit Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, Deepak Chahar
Returns: Shikhar Dhawan, Jasprit Bumrah
Possible combination:
With Rohit Sharma rested for the series, KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan will open the innings, followed by skipper Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant.
Ravindra Jadeja and Shivam Dube will be the two all-rounders, whereas, in the bowling department. All eyes would be on the returning Jasprit Bumrah, whereas, one between Kuldeep Yadav or Yuzvendra Chahal will be in the eleven.
India Playing 11- (Expected).
KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Y Chahal/K Yadav

Sri Lanka News
The visitors have announced a 16-member squad with some youngsters.
Injury/Unavailable: No injury concerns
Returns: Angelo Mathews
Possible combination: Talking about the sure starters in the batting unit, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Perera, Angelo Mathews and Kusal Mendis will definitely start.
Among the bowlers, Lasith Malinga, Wanindu Hasaranga and Lahiru Kumara will hold the key.
Sri Lanka Playing 11- (Expected)
Danushkla Gunathilaka, Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Perera, Angelo Mathews, Kusal Mendis, Avishka Fernando/Oshada Fernando, Isuru Udana, Dasun Shanaka, Lasith Malinga, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lahiru Kumara/Kasun Rajitha.


IND vs SL Today match prediction Squads

IND Squad
Virat Kohli (C), Rishabh Pant (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Shivam Dube, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar, Sanju Samson, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Manish Pandey

SL Squad
Lasith Malinga (C), Angelo Mathews, Wanidu Hasaranga, Dasun Shanaka, Kusal Perera, Niroshan Dickwella, Dhananjaya de Silva, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Lahiru Kumara, Isuru Udana, Kasun Rajitha, Danushka Gunatilleke, Lakshan Moonakan, Bhanuka Rajapaksha, Dasan Fernando


IND vs SL Dream11 Fantasy Team

Fantasy Picks from India-

Players to watch-out:
KL Rahul: The opener has got scores of 52, 62, 11 and 91 from his last 4 T20I innings.
Virat Kohli: The skipper has scored three scores of fifty-plus from the last 5 T20I innings. He has amassed 264 runs in the last 5 innings at a staggering average of 132.
Jasprit Bumrah: The lanky pacer is making a comeback from a lower back injury and all eyes would be on him. Talking about his stats, he has scalped 51 wickets from 42 T20Is.
Shreyas Iyer: India's newest number 4 has managed 122 runs from the last 5T20I innings.

Players to avoid:
Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal

Fantasy Picks from Sri Lanka-

Players to watch-out:
Kusal Perera: The wicket-keeper batsman has managed 1171 runs from 42 innings in T20Is at a strike-rate of 135.06.
Angelo Mathews: The veteran Sri Lankan has managed 1055 runs from 57 innings at a strike-rate of 118.14.
Lasith Malinga: The skipper recently became the first-ever to claim 100 wickets in T20Is. He has scalped 106 wickets from 79 T20Is.

Players to avoid:
Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella

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Disclaimer: Management can take late decisions depending on the match situation. The Fantasy teams which we have provided here of IND vs SL Dream11 are to the best of our interest and depending on the credit INDres of the players.

Akshay Singh @Akshay_Cric

An ardent sports enthusiast who likes to write in such a manner so that the readers could relate themselves and feel the passion of the game.