| On Jul 17, 2021 1:40 PM IST

SL vs IND Dream11 team 1st ODI: who will win today match prediction?


SL vs IND dream11 today match prediction: Sri Lanka are in desperate need for ODI super league points as they are stumbling to pocket points at the moment and there is a chance that they may not qualify directly for the 2023 WC. After a lot of concerns, Sri Lanka have finally managed to assemble a full strength squad barring Kusal Perera who had to miss the series due to injury.

The new captain coach combination in Shikhar Dhawan and Rahul Dravid would like to take one game at a time and give all the youngsters and fresh faces who have earned a call up to the national team a go at some point in the series. The fact that India have a strong squad for the Sri Lankan series despite the fact that their A tier stars are in England for the upcoming test series shows the tremendous depth of India.

SL vs IND dream11 team

In dream11 prediction, lets bring out the strengths, weaknesses and stats of players from both the teams.

  • Wanindu Hasaranga has been the real breakout star for Sri Lanka in the last year and a half in white ball cricket. He will be looking forward to show what he is capable of against a strong Indian side.
  • Shikhar Dhawan’s place in the shortest format of the game has been under constant scanner but he is one of the best openers for India in ODI cricket.
  • Prithvi Shaw was seen smacking all the bowlers in the IPL and this will be a massive opportunity for him to make a statement after having already made one in the IPL.
  • Sri Lankan spin attack looks excellent with all varieties of spinners covered in there. With the wicket expected to take turn, it will be a good contest between Indian batters who are good players of spin bowling against Sri Lankan attack.
  • There is every chance that Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal might play together again after a long time.

Playing XI for today cricket match

SL playing 11 (Likely)

Avishka Fernando, Pathum Nissanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Minod Bhanuka, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Akila Danajyana, Lakshan Sandakan, Lahiru Kumara, Binura Fernando

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IND playing 11 (Likely)

Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson/Ishan Kishan, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav

Form guide (Last 5 ODIs)



Records at Colombo (59 overs)

SL-  69 wins and 35 defeats, 9 NR in 111 games

IND- 21 wins in 18 defeats and 4 NR in 43 games

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Today match prediction

Who will win today match: India go into the game as massive favorites. Though India are missing some heavyweights, they have a much superior squad when compared to Sri Lanka who have assembled a full strength squad.

Bet365- SL- 5.50, IND- 1.14

Betway- SL- 1.50, IND- 2.60

Today match score: The average first innings score in this ground is around 275.

Today pitch report: R Premadasa produces good batting track in general although spinners will have a major say, batters should be able to get some big scores once they set their eye in.

Who won yesterday game: WI won by 16 runs against AUS

Where to watch SL vs IND cricket live score and stream: Sony Network

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