India vs Sri Lanka Dream11: It was a heartbreak for all the cricket fans as the first T20I between India and Sri Lanka was abandoned due to rain in Guwahati. This wasn't the way the New Year should have started for team India.
Now the two teams will move into the second game which will be played at the Holkar Stadium in Indore with the series still poised at 0-0.
The rain in Guwahati wasn't heavy but the pitch was dampened due to which the start of the game wasn't possible even with the toss taking place prior to the showers.
Both teams will have to start right from the beginning to set their tone for the shortened series.
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.
22nd Dec 2017: India 260/5 (20 Overs) defeated Sri Lanka 172/10 (17.2 Overs) by 88 runs.
India won: 03
Sri Lanka won: 01
No result: 01
The hosts have named a 15-man squad for this series.
Injuries/Unavailable: Rohit Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, Deepak Chahar
Returns: Shikhar Dhawan, Jasprit Bumrah
Possible combination: They will be coming out with the same eleven which they announced at the time of toss in Guwahati.
Washington Sundar was given preference over Ravindra Jadeja in the last game and the former will be retaining his place in the eleven.
India Playing 11- (Expected)
Jasprit Bumrah, Lokesh Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Navdeep Saini, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Shivam Dube, Virat Kohli, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur
Sri Lanka News
The visitors have announced a 16-member squad for this series.
Injury/Unavailable: No injury concerns
Returns: Angelo Mathews
Possible combination: For the visitors, Danushka Gunathilaka and Avishka Fernando will be opening the innings followed by Kusal Perera, Oshada Fernando and Bhanuka Rajapaksa.
One between Angelo Mathews and Dhananjaya de Silva will be in the eleven.
Lasith Malinga will be leading the bowling attack and he would be accompanied by the likes of Isuru Udana, Wanindu Hasaranga and Lahiru Kumara.
Sri Lanka Playing 11- (Expected)
Oshada Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Kusal Perera, Isuru Udana, Danushka Gunathilaka, Lahiru Kumara, Avishka Fernando, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dhananjaya de Silva, Lasith Malinga, Dasun Shanaka (Doubt: Angelo Mathews)
Virat Kohli (C), Shivam Dube, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Shikhar Dhawan, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Shreyas Iyer, Navdeep Saini, Sanju Samson, Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey
Lasith Malinga (C), Dasun Shanaka, Kusal Perera, Lakshan Moonakan, Niroshan Dickwella, Kasun Rajitha, Dhananjaya de Silva, Lahiru Kumara, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Dasan Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Angelo Mathews, Wanidu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Danushka Gunatilleke
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. He has amassed 1138 runs from 31 innings in T20Is.
Virat Kohli: The skipper has scored three scores of fifty-plus from the last 5 T20I innings which reflects his current form. He has amassed 264 runs in the last 5 innings at a staggering average of 132.
Jasprit Bumrah: India's premier pacer has scalped 51 wickets from 42 T20Is.
Shikhar Dhawan: He has scored 91 runs from his last three innings in T20Is. Careerwise, the left-hander has amassed 1504 runs from 57 innings in T20Is.
Players to avoid:
Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal
Fantasy Picks from Sri Lanka-
Players to watch-out:
Kusal Perera: The swashbuckling left-hander has 1171 runs from 42 innings in T20Is at a strike-rate of 135.06.
Bhanuka Rajapaksa: The new batting stalwart for Sri Lanka has clobbered 1294 runs from 57 T20 innings at a strike-rate of 132.04.
Lasith Malinga: The skipper recently became the first-ever to claim 100 wickets in T20Is. He has scalped 106 wickets from 79 T20Is.
Isuru Udana: The all-rounder has managed 226 runs from 19 innings in T20Is striking at 148.68 and has scalped 23 wickets.
Players to avoid:
Niroshan Dickwella, Angelo Mathews
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