Sri Lanka vs India Dream11: Team India will be back in action in the colored jersey as they take on neighbors Sri Lanka for the 1st ODI of the three match series. The match is scheduled to be hosted at the R Premadasa Stadium. Although India have had majority of the success against Sri Lanka in recent times, but the series ahead promises to be an exciting. The reason for that is due to the factor that fans will get a look at plenty of fresh faces who will get their first time opportunities representing India on the big stage. The young guns will be keen to impress and it could turn out to be a mouth watering encounter. As for Sri Lanka, this might just be their best possible chance to get the better of the Men in Blue when talking about the recent past.
Fixture Name: 1st ODI, Sri Lanka vs India
Date: 18 July
Time: 3 PM IST
Ground: R Premadasa Stadium
Team Form Guide:
Sri Lanka (recent last): LLWW
India (recent last): WLWW
ICC Rankings: SL 9, IND 4
Pitch Report: The wicket at the R Premadasa Stadium is expected to be more towards the slower side of things. The batsmen might have to take time to settle in, while, spinners should get maximum assistance.
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SL Team News
Injury Update, Unavailability
Kusal Perera is ruled out.
Expected Team Line-up
Avishka Fernando, Pathum Nissanka, Minod Bhanuka (WK), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka(C), Wanindu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Lahiru Kumara, Dushmantha Chameera, Akila Dananjaya.
IND Team News
Shikhar Dhawan(C), Prithvi Shaw, Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson(WK), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Kuldeep Yadav.
The Indian captain for the series Shikhar Dhawan will be the usual danger man against Sri Lanka. Having featured in 142 ODIs, Dhawan has scored 5977 runs, at an average of 45.3, which includes 32 fifties and 17 hundreds as well.
Yuzvendra Chahal can cause some problems with his wrist spin versus Sri Lanka. Chahal has been a part of 54 ODIs, and has picked up 92 wickets in the process.
Akila Dananjaya impressed the last time when India toured to Sri Lanka, and even registered his best bowling figures of 6/29 against them. Dananjaya has scalped 51 wickets from the 36 ODIs for Sri Lanka.
Isuru Udana should lead the pace attack for Sri Lanka. Udana has 18 wickets from 20 ODIs.
Prithvi Shaw has been in good touch recently. Although this will be his debut in the 50-over-format for India, Shaw did impress in the Vijay Hazare Trophy by scoring 827 runs, and also played some quick-fire knocks in the first half of IPL 2021.
Grand League Team 1
WK: S Samson
BAT: S Dhawan (C), D Shanaka, A Fernando, P Shaw
AR: D d Silva, H Pandya
BOW: B Kumar, I Udana, Y Chahal (VC), D Chameera
Grand League Team 2
WK: M Bhanuka
BAT: S Dhawan, S Yadav, A Fernando, P Shaw (C)
AR: H Pandya
BOW: B Kumar, I Udana, A Dananjaya (VC), K Yadav
Grand League Team 3
WK: M Bunuka
BAT: S Dhawan, S Yadav (C), M Pandey, D Sahanaka (VC), A Fernando
AR: K Pandya
BOW: D Chahar, Y Chahal, A Dananjaya, L Kumara