SL vs IND Prediction: The much awaited mimited over series between India’s youngsters led by Shikhar Dhawan and Sri Lanka starts tomorrow. This is an interesting phase in Indian cricket as two simulateous Indian sides will be touring two different nations at the same time. Sri Lanka are also without their star players. Hence this series will be a audition for the T20 world cup starting in few months.
Sri Lanka vs India, 1st ODI
18 July 2021, 03:00 PM IST
R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
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SL vs IND Head-to-Head (ODI Overall):
IND – 70%
Even though Sri Lanka is playing on their home turf against a second-string Indian side, they will start this match as underdogs. The Sri Lankan condition is not so different from the Indian condition, also most of these Indian players in the squad are way more experienced than the Sri Lankan payers and have better international exposure than them through the IPL.
And Moreover, Sri Lanka is approaching this series after a complete whitewash against England. Those scars are yet to be healed. So India is expected to win this match comfortably and even the prominent betting sites are also hinting the same.
Betway: IND: 1.15; SL: 4.75
Sri Lanka vs India Top Bets:
Who will win? India
Top Batsman – Surya Kumar Yadav(India), A Balbirne(Ireland)
Top Bowler – Bhuvneshwar Kumar(England), Wanindu Hasaranga(Sri Lanka)
Most Sixes in the match – Shikhar Dhawan
Player of the Match- Bhuvneshwar Kumar(India)
Team Scores Batting first (First Innings) – Sri Lanka 220+, India 300+
Shikhar Dhawan (c), Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Ishan Kishan/Sanju Samson (wk), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini/Chetan Sakariya
Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Shikhar Dhawan (c), Krishnappa Gowtham, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Nitish Rana, Chetan Sakariya
Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Ramesh Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Praveen Jayawickrama
Dasun Shanaka (Captain), Lahiru Udara, Ramesh Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Lakshan Sandakan, Dhananjaya De Silva (Vice Captain), Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Ashen Bandara, Minod Bhanuka, Akila Dhananjaya, Shiran Fernando, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Ishan Jayaratne, Praveen Jayawickrema, Asitha Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Isuru Udana
Pitch in R.Premadasa, Colombo is a batting pitch where the average score is around 240. The pitch is well suited for pace bowling. Interstingly the average first innings total on this ground goes so high upto 302. A run-feast is on the cards if India bats first.
If SL bats first: 220-240
If IND bats first: 300-320
Light rain is expected and there are chances for the full 100 overs to be bowled are high. The expected temperature in Colombo on match day is 27 degrees.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Sanju Samson
BATSMEN: D Shanaka, A Fernando, S Yadav, S Dhawan
ALL-ROUNDERS:W Hasaranga, D De Silva
BOWLERS:D Chameeera, Y Chahal, D Chahar, B Kumar
Players who are expected to perform well as per SL vs IND Dream11 Prediction.
Dasun Shanaka: He averages 30 in this ground and has a strike rate of over 200. The captain itself is their top batsman.
Surya Kumar Yadav: Surya Kumar Yadav is in top form and is expected to cement his place in the Indian side with noticeable performances from this series.
W Hasaranga: He is the only shining light for Sri Lanka in this darkest period. He is the main Sri Lankan player with the ball.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar: Bhuvi is in fine form with the ball. He can be a lethal weapon for India against this weakened Sri Lankan side.
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