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| On Feb 23, 2022 11:56 AM IST

India vs Sri Lanka Dream11 Team: Top 5 Fantasy Cricket Picks for IND vs SL 1st T20I

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India vs Sri Lanka Dream11 Team: After a magnificent home series whitewash against West Indies, Team India is now set to host Sri Lanka for a three-match T20I series. The first T20I game between India and Sri Lanka will be played on 24 February in Lucknow. Despite the duo of Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant rested, there will be some exciting players in action during this exciting India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I match.

India vs Sri Lanka Dream11 Team Fantasy Picks

1. Rohit Sharma

Indian captain Rohit Sharma will definitely be a key performer to watch out for in this IND vs SL T20I series due to his stature and record in the limited-overs format. He did not had the best of forms during the recently concluded T20I series against West Indies where he played just a single impactful innings in the first game. Rohit also has an excellent T20I record against Sri Lanka having scored close to 300 runs from just 13 matches. In 2017, the senior Indian opener smacked the fastest hundred off just 35 balls against the Lankan side.

Rohit Sharma Stats vs Sri Lanka in T20I

Matches Runs Strike-Rate 100s Recent T20I Form
13 289 143.8 1 7, 19, 40, 56, 55, 48

 

2. Pathum Nissanka

For Sri Lanka, opening batsman Pathum Nissanka has delivered a lot of crucial performances at the top of the order in his short T20I career. During the recently concluded T20I series against Australia, Nissanka contributed with a brilliant knock of 73 runs off 53 balls that included 7 fours and 2 sixes in the second match. He has notched up four 30+ scores in his last 5 innings across formats. In his short T20I career, the right-handed opener has smashed as many as four half-centuries.

Pathum Nissanka Stats in T20I

Matches Runs Strike-rate 50s Recent Form
17 486 116.55 4 46, 16, 73, 36, 32

 

3. Shreyas Iyer

In the absence of Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer will have a huge role to play in the Indian middle-order during this upcoming T20I series against Sri Lanka at home. During the recent concluded home series against the Windies team, Shreyas finally came back in form with a fabulous innings of 80 runs that consisted of as many as 9 boundaries in the 3rd ODI game. In his overall T20I career, the right-handed batsman has scored more than 600 runs at a strike-rate of close to 133. He has smacked a total of three fifties in T20I cricket.

Related: Suryakumar Yadav Out of IND vs SL T20Is?

Shreyas Iyer Stats in T20I

Matches Runs Strike-Rate 50s Recent Form
33 605 132.97 3 25, 80, 26, 11

 

4. Dinesh Chandimal

Sri Lanka’s senior wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Chandimal will be a vital player for the visitors in this India tour due to his loads of experience at the international level. The 32-year-old batsman has the ability to rotate the strike really well and can even hit the big hits during the crucial middle-overs stage. Chandimal has scored more than 1000 T20I runs from 65 games that comprises of as many as 6 half-centuries.

Dinesh Chandimal Stats in T20

Matches Runs Strike-Rate 50/100 Recent Form
159 3745 119.91 25/1 2, 25, 19, 25

 

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5. Jasprit Bumrah

On his return to international cricket, India’s premier speedster Jasprit Bumrah is once again ready to trouble the Lankan batsmen as he has been a wicket-taking asset especially in the limited-overs format of the game. He missed the West Indies series as a part of his workload management. Bumrah has picked up an excellent total of 66 wickets from 55 T20I matches at a fine economy of less than 7. While talking about his T20I record against Sri Lanka, the right-arm fast bowler has taken as many as 8 wickets at a brilliant economy of just 6.17.

Jasprit Bumrah Stats in T20I

Matches Wickets Average Economy Recent Form
55 66 19.55 6.52 2/52, 1/37, 2/48

 

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IND vs SL 1st T20I

The India vs Sri Lanka first T20I match will be broadcasted live on the Star Sports Network and HotStar app. The first ball of the game will be bowled at 7 PM IST. While following the COVID-19 norms, the first T20I between India and Sri Lanka will be played behind closed doors at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.

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Kuljyot Singh

A cricket maniac who lives his life like a T20 match, time is short so make the most of it. Always thriving to learn more about cricket writing and obviously being an Indian, a big cricket expert.