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| On Jul 18, 2021 11:30 AM IST

Sri Lanka vs India Dream11 Prediction 1st ODI [STATS for GRAND LEAGUE – Batting, Bowling, Team, Pitch]


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.

SL vs IND Today Match Prediction Details

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.

Where to WATCH SL vs IND Live

Watch Sri Lanka vs India Live score and streaming on the Sony Sports Network.

SL Team News

Injury Update, Unavailability

Kusal Perera is ruled out.

Expected Team Line-up

  • Avishka Fernando and Pathum Nissanka could open the innings with the bat.
  • Minod Bhanuka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Dhanjaya de Silva could follow at three, four and five.
  • Dasun Shanaka and Wanindu Hasaranga could fit in at the middle order.
  • Akila Dhananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera, Isuru Udana and Lahiru Kumara could lead the bowling attack.

SL Playing 11 (Likely)

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 and Prithvi Shaw are expected to open the innings.
  • Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav and Sanju Samson could formulate the top order.
  • The Pandya brothers can be utilized at the middle.
  • Deepak Chahar, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav can contribute With the ball in hand.

IND Playing 11 (Likely)

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.

Fantasy Cricket Tips, Captain & Differential Pick

Captain Options

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.

Differential Picks 

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.

India vs Sri Lanka Dream11 Prediction

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

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