IND vs SL is around the corner. Sri Lanka is all set to host India for 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is in July, 2021. The star players of the Indian national cricket team’s limited-overs squad namely captain Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami will be missing the IND vs SL series as they will be busy with the Test side for India’s tour of England. Details on IND vs SL Live, Schedule, Team list, Squads, Dream11 Prediction, India vs Sri Lanka match, Sri Lanka vs India series, playing 11 start date will follow in subsequent sections.
As of now, the next challenge for India national cricket team will be neighbor Sri Lanka as they take them on for three ODIs and three T20Is. One good way to look at the Indian team’s progress in today’s day and age is this tour to Sri Lanka in particular. Two separate squads have been made for the very first time, with one squad being in England as they prepare for the five-match Test, while, the other in Sri Lanka for the white-ball series. Though some might agree, that the team in England is a stronger unit, but the team that is in Sri Lanka has some exciting and fiery prospects as well.
Both sides have been a part of some mouth watering encounters, including two World Cup Finals. The final of the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2011 was held between India and Sri Lanka, and it was India under MS Dhoni that lifted the title after 28 long years. One could say, Sri Lanka got redemption in the finals of the ICC T20 World Cup of 2014, as they beat the Men in Blue to lift the trophy for the very first time. The two sides also were a part of the ICC Champions Trophy Final in 2004, but with rain abandoning play, the trophy was shared with Sourav Ganguly and Sanath Jayasuriya.
Sri Lanka vs India series will see three ODIs and three T20Is. The tour begins on July 18, and will be ending on July 29. The IND vs SL time table is as follows
India have toured to Sri Lanka and will be taking part in three T20Is followed up three T20Is. All matches will be broadcasted live on the Sony Sports Network and can be streamed on the Sonly Liv App. The last time the Men in Blue took part in series in Sri Lanka was in 2017. Team India under the captaincy of Virat Kohli won the Test as well as the ODI series in comprehensive manner. However, under new captain Shikhar Dhawan, along with a few fresh faces in the squad, the forthcoming series could turn out to be an intriguing affair.
The Indian team will be captained by Shikhar Dhawan, while, fast bowler Bhuvaneshwar Kumar will be second in command. Interestingly, it’s Indian batting legend Rahul Dravid who is the head coach for the series against Sri Lanka. Exciting prospects such as Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikkal, Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy and the rest could be given a chance to shine.
Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Nitish Rana, Ishan Kishan (Wicket-keeper), Sanju Samson (Wicket-keeper), Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, K Gowtham, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Vice-captain), Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Chetan Sakariya.
With Ravi Shastri busy with the Test contingent in England, former India captain Rahul Dravid has been named as the India head coach for the Sri Lanka tour.
Sri Lanka squad : NA>
India Squad : Shikhar Dhawan (c), Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Nitish Rana, Ishan Kishan (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, K Gowtham, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (v/c), Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Chetan Sakariya.
Net Bowlers: Ishan Porel, Sandeep Warrier, Arshdeep Singh, Sai Kishore, Simarjeet Singh.
The Indian squad in spite of having quite newcomers, do have some experienced and proven individuals in their camp as well. Shikhar, Dhawan, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, Manish Pandey and Kuldeep Yadav have been a part of some big games in the international circuit, and their experience could be of help versus the Lankans
Shikhar Dhawan (c), Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Nitish Rana, Ishan Kishan (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, K Gowtham, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (v/c), Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Chetan Sakariya.
Rahul Dravid had earlier said in an interview that he would look for ways to give the best opportunities to youngsters in this tour. Nonetheless, it will be quite a challenge to give every player the required opportunity. Although, it would be interesting to see if head coach Dravid and captain Shikhar Dhawan opt for a slightly different eleven in the T20Is in contrast to the ODI series.
India and Sri Lanka have featured in 17 Test series’ till date. The first time Sri Lanka and India locked horns was way back in 1982-83 for a Test series while the first series between the two sides was contested on 1985. India has had the upper hand with nine wins in contrast to Sri Lanka’s three wins. Four games have ended on level terms.
|Sri Lanka in India Test Match||1982/83||drawn||0-0 (1)|
|India in Sri Lanka Test Series||1985||Sri Lanka||1-0 (3)|
|Sri Lanka in India Test Series||1986/87||India||2-0 (3)|
|Sri Lanka in India Test Match||1990/91||India||1-0 (1)|
|India in Sri Lanka Test Series||1993||India||1-0 (3)|
|Sri Lanka in India Test Series||1993/94||India||3-0 (3)|
|India in Sri Lanka Test Series||1997||drawn||0-0 (2)|
|Sri Lanka in India Test Series||1997/98||drawn||0-0 (3)|
| Asian Test Championship |
(India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka in Bangladesh/India/Pakistan/Sri Lanka)
|India in Sri Lanka Test Series||2001||Sri Lanka||2-1 (3)|
|Sri Lanka in India Test Series||2005/06||India||2-0 (3)|
|India in Sri Lanka Test Series||2008||Sri Lanka||2-1 (3)|
|Sri Lanka in India Test Series||2009/10||India||2-0 (3)|
|India in Sri Lanka Test Series||2010||drawn||-1 (3)|
|India in Sri Lanka Test Series||2015||India||2-1 (3)||India in Sri Lanka Test Series||2017||India||3-0 (3)||Sri Lanka in India Test Series||2017-2018||India||1-0 (3)|
Talking about head to head encounters in One Day Internationals, both India and Sri Lanka have featured in 78 ODIs, with the first series being held on 1982/83. The Indian team has had the upper hand with 32 wins in contrast to Sri Lanka’s 16 wins. Three games have ended on level terms, whereas, 27 have been won by other nations.
India and Sri Lanka have featured in 19 T20Is so far, and it’s India who have been the dominant team with 13 wins under their belts. Their counterparts Sri Lanka have won five games in return, while, one game has ended as ‘no result’.
|ICC World Twenty20 (in South Africa)||2007/08||India|
|India in Sri Lanka T20I Match||2008/09||India||1-0 (1)|
|ICC World Twenty20 (in England)||2009||Pakistan|
|Sri Lanka in India T20I Series||2009/10||drawn||1-1 (2)|
|ICC World Twenty20 (in West Indies)||2010||England|
|India in Sri Lanka T20I Match||2012||India||1-0 (1)|
|ICC World Twenty20 (in Sri Lanka)||2012/13||West Indies|
|World T20 (in Bangladesh)||2013/14||Sri Lanka|
|Sri Lanka in India T20I Series||2015/16||India||2-1 (3)|
|Asia Cup (in Bangladesh)||2015/16||India|
|World T20 (in India)||2015/16||West Indies|
|India in Sri Lanka T20I Match||2017||India||1-0 (1)|
|Sri Lanka in India T20I Series||2017/18||India||3-0 (3)|
|Nidahas Twenty20 Tri-Series |
(Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka)
|Sri Lanka in India T20I Series||2019/20||India||2-0 (3)|
|Team 1||Team 2||Winner||Margin||Ground||Match Date|
|Sri Lanka||India||India||3 wickets||Colombo (RPS)||Feb 10, 2009|
|India||Sri Lanka||Sri Lanka||29 runs||Nagpur||Dec 9, 2009|
|India||Sri Lanka||India||6 wickets||Mohali||Dec 12, 2009|
|India||Sri Lanka||Sri Lanka||5 wickets||Gros Islet||May 11, 2010|
|Sri Lanka||India||India||39 runs||Pallekele||Aug 7, 2012|
|India||Sri Lanka||Sri Lanka||6 wickets||Dhaka||Apr 6, 2014|
|India||Sri Lanka||Sri Lanka||5 wickets||Pune||Feb 9, 2016|
|India||Sri Lanka||India||69 runs||Ranchi||Feb 12, 2016|
|India||Sri Lanka||India||9 wickets||Visakhapatnam||Feb 14, 2016|
|India||Sri Lanka||India||5 wickets||Dhaka||Mar 1, 2016|
|Sri Lanka||India||India||7 wickets||Colombo (RPS)||Sep 6, 2017|
|India||Sri Lanka||India||93 runs||Cuttack||Dec 20, 2017|
|India||Sri Lanka||India||88 runs||Indore||Dec 22, 2017|
|India||Sri Lanka||India||5 wickets||Mumbai||Dec 24, 2017|
|Sri Lanka||India||Sri Lanka||5 wickets||Colombo (RPS)||Mar 6, 2018|
|Sri Lanka||India||Sri Lanka||6 wickets||Colombo (RPS)||Mar 12, 2018|
|India||Sri Lanka||no result||-||Guwahati||Jan 5, 2020|
|India||Sri Lanka||India||7 wickets||Indore||Jan 7, 2020|
|India||Sri Lanka||India||78 runs||Pune||Jan 10, 2020|
Sachin Tendulkar has led the pile with most number of runs between the two teams. Tendulkar has scored a staggering 3133 runs against the Lankans. Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuriya is second on the list with a fabulous tally of 2899 runs at an average of 36.23.
Former Lankan legendary duo of Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene has smashed 2700 and 2666 runs respectively in the Sri Lanka vs India one-day cricket history. The fifth name on the list belongs to former India captain MS Dhoni having scored 2383 runs in 67 ODIs against Sri Lanka. The Lankan batsmen have enjoyed the upper hand over India in 50-overs cricket.
Although India have displayed their dominance against Sri Lanka in ODI Cricket, it was the great M Muralitharan who had picked the most number of wickets. Muralitharan has scalped 74 wickets in the 50 over format against India. He is regarded as the finest ever spinners to grace the field, as Murali had 1447 international wickets from 495 appearances for Sri Lanka.
The next name on the list belongs to former Lankan left-arm speedster Chaminda Vaas who has taken 70 wickets in 61 SL vs IND ODI matches. For India, Zaheer Khan has the most wickets against Sri Lanka in 50-overs cricket as he has picked up an amazing total of 66 wickets. Indian duo of Harbhajan Singh and Ajit Agarkar has scalped 61 and 49 wickets respectively in the SL vs IND ODI cricket history. In the wickets category, there are more Indian names in the list in comparison to Sri Lanka.
In terms of most wickets, it’s Indian wrist spinner Yuzvendra Chahal who has picked up 14 wickets, which is the most by anyone between the two sides. In totality, Chahal has scalped 62 wickets from the 48 T20I appearances for the Men in Blue.
Indian spin duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Kuldeep Yadav has bagged 13 and 10 wickets respectively against Sri Lanka so far in the shortest format. For Sri Lanka, pacer Dushmantha Chameera has picked up the most T20I wickets against India as he has scalped 10 wickets in 9 matches. India’s right-arm pacer Shardul Thakur has also taken 9 wickets in SL vs IND T20I cricket history. As per the records, spinners have dominated the T20I matches between Sri Lanka and India so far.
It wouldn’t be a surprise to know that it’s Virat Kohli who has scored the most number of runs in the shortest format of the game against Sri Lanka. The Indian captain has scored 339 runs versus the Lankans and leads the pile.
The Indian duo of KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan has scored 295 and 289 runs respectively in SL vs IND T20I cricket history. Surprisingly, there are no Sri Lankan batsmen in the top five run-getters in Sri Lanka vs India T20I cricket. Rohit Sharma has recorded a total of 289 runs in 15 T20I matches against Sri Lanka while Suresh Raina has scored 265 runs in 12 T20Is. For Sri Lanka, Kumar Sangakkara has the most T20I runs against India having smashed 235 runs in just 4 matches.
The India vs Sri Lanka T20I series was originally scheduled to start from July 13. However, with number of players from the Sri Lanka squad testing COVID19 Positive, the date was move from July 13 to July 18. What we expect from this series is that it could turn out to be an exciting affair. Indian cricket fans will get a load of plenty of fresh faces who are talented enough to make it into the first team in the near future. Shikhar Dhawan’s captaincy and Rahul Dravid’s role as the head coach of India for the series ahead, is also something which excites the fans.
Both sides do have some quality players up their ranks who can influence the game, and the users will have a keen eye on them to gain significant points in their fantasy cricket team. With most of the senior players in the United Kingdom for the upcoming Test series versus England, the team that is in Sri Lanka under a new captain and a new set of players will be giving it all to impress at the centre stage. Although, Sri Lanka could take advantage of that, but the young guns from India are touted as the favorites to win. Click here for Dream11 Prediction and Fantasy cricket Tips
Both India and Sri Lanka have engaged in some classic encounters that is still fresh in the mind of the viewers. However, Cricket in Sri Lanka is going through a problematic period, and their performances in recent times have been a reflection of that. It’s the flair and the fearless approach which currently lacks in Sri Lanka as they look to make a comeback. With the Indian team having fairly inexperience and untested players in the international circuit for the series ahead, the Sri Lanka cricket team will be looking to add some pressure and gather much needed momentum. That being said, these youngsters in the Indian team have been doing an impeccable job in domestic cricket, and do know how to handle the pressure as a result of them actively participating in the IPL. Sri Lanka do have their best chance of winning a series against the current Indian lot, but the prediction still is in favor of India to get the desired result.
Both India and Sri Lanka have some exciting prospects who could make a mark in the series ahead. One thing that can be guaranteed to the viewers and cricket fans is that the ODI and T20I series between the two sides can be unpredictable, yet full of excitement.
Talking about current day scenario, cricket in Sri Lanka has taken a massive dip, while, Team India are on their way up. What signifies India’s success even more is the fact that they’ve sent two separate squads for two separate tours. Despite the team in Sri Lanka being a fairly inexperienced one, they do have the firepower, flair and fearless approach to the game that can put Sri Lanka to the sword. It will be interesting to see how the hosts approach the ODI and T20I series starting July 18. Click for today match prediction and who will win Sri Lanka vs India.
The new sets of players will be keen on scoring runs and taking wickets that catches the eye, as they look to cement their position in their national teams. We can expect the games to be evenly matched, but the odds are once again in favor of India to get the win here.