SL vs IND Sri Lanka will host India in the 3 matches ODI series which is starting from 18th July and followed by 3 T20Is. Sri Lanka are in a terrible position at the moment having lost the both T20I and ODI series against England. It will be a matter of pride for them to win this series against the second-string Indian unit. They haven’t won an ODI bilateral series against India for a long time and it’s a perfect opportunity for them to do that under the leadership of Dasun Shanaka.
Meanwhile, we can see a lot of fresh faces in the new-look Indian squad. There are some potential debutants for this series though we need to wait until tomorrow’s toss. India has geared up completely well with a lot of practice sessions and Intra-squad matches under interim coach Rahul Dravid. The performances in this series matter a lot for the players, who are in the squad for the 1st time.
Sri Lanka vs India, 1st ODI
Venue: R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Date & Time: July 18th, at 3:00 PM IST and Local Time
Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network
SL vs IND Pitch Report:
Considering the recent matches played here in R Premadasa Stadium, the teams batting 2nd haven’t been successful in chasing the targets as the surface tends to slow a lot in the latter half of the match, hence batting first is a preferable choice on this surface.
Probable Playing XIs SL vs IND:
Avishka Fernando, Pathum Nissanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksha, Dhananjaya de Silva/Ramesh Mendis, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Minod Bhanuka (wk), Lahiru Kumara, Isuru Udana, Akila Dananjaya/Lakshan Sandakan, Dushmantha Chameera
Shikhar Dhawan (c), Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Sanju Samson/Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal
SL vs IND Top Picks for SL vs IND Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batsmen
Though he can roll his arm, Dasun Shanaka has been categorized in the batter’s slot. He has played 28 ODIs for Sri Lanka and scored 611 runs with the highest score of 68 and scalped 10 wickets as well.
After getting ignored from the Test selection, Prithvi Shaw is desperate to prove his worth in this series. 21-year-old Mumbai dashing opener has played 3 ODIs and scored 84 runs at an average of 28.
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Top Picks – All-Rounders
Wanindu Hasaranga had a reasonable series on England soil where he scored 100 runs in 3 matches and picked up a wicket as well.
Hardik Pandya has reached a great height in becoming the finisher for India after MS Dhoni’s retirement. No doubt he is a great middle-order batter if he can bowl which gives plenty of bowling options for skipper Shikhar Dhawan.
Top Picks – Bowlers
Dushmantha Chameera was the only Sri Lankan who troubled the English batters in their home conditions. He bowled well in both ODIs and T20Is and collected 9 wickets in that tour.
With a lot of competition from other fellow spinners, Yuzvendra Chahal needs to perform well in this tour to prove to selectors that he is a frontline spinner for India in the ODIs. The conditions here in Sri Lanka will surely help him.
Top Picks – Wicketkeepers
There will be a toss-up between Sanju Samson and Ishan Kishan for the wicket-keeper slot. With a lot of experience under his belt, Sanju Samson will likely keep his place. 26-year-old Kerala superstar is all set to make his ODI debut.
SL vs IND Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
|Player||Career ODI Stats|
|Shikhar Dhawan||5977 runs|
|Prithvi Shaw||84 runs|
|Hardik Pandya||1267 runs and 55 wickets|
|Dhananjaya de Silva||1064 runs and 25 wickets|
|Wanindu Hasaranga||518 runs and 22 wickets|
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for SL vs IND Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Sanju Samson, Avishka Fernando, Dasun Shanaka, Shikhar Dhawan (C), Prithvi Shaw (VC), Suryakumar Yadav, Wanindu Hasaranga, Hardik Pandya, Dushmantha Chameera, Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Chahar