India is all set to face Sri Lanka for their first match of the tour. This will be Rahul Dravid’s first match as team India coach. Moreover, Shikhar Dhawan will be in his first series as a captain in Sri Lanka vs India series. Lots of controversies have been already made by few former players. Interestingly, few of the cricketing pundits also considering this tour as a revolutionary series. This will be the first time that any team will be having two away series at the same time with two different teams. Check out the full match preview and Dram11 team prediction of the 1st ODI of the Sri Lanka vs India series.
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Fantasy Cricket Dream 11 Team Prediction: Sri Lanka vs India 1st ODI match details
Match – Sri Lanka vs India 1st ODI, 2021
Venue– R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Time– 3.00 pm (IST)
Sri Lanka vs India: Team News
Team News: India
Shikhar Dhawan has already agreed that they have a beautiful problem of having too many talents in the team. The opening slot can be a tough place to get in with Devdutt Padikkal, Prithvi Shaw and Rituraj Giakwad in the squad.
Another issue for team India will be managing the spinners. Kuldeep Yadav needs some game time to get straight into the team, whereas they can have more options with Krunal Pandya. It will also be interesting to see if Hardik bowls or not. On the other hand, it might be last time in the blue jersey for Manish Pandey if he fails to impress the Indian selectors one more time. Deepak Chahar will be the co-leader of the pack in the pace department for the Sri Lanka vs India series along with Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Team News: Sri Lanka
Dasun Shanka has been handed the captaincy for this series. This is the 10th time when Sri Lanka changed their captains in the last four years.
Shanka is confident about his teams unity and strength, but it is quite clear that the Sri Lankan team is going through some tough times. The team lacks experienced players and also there are not some pull of talents like India also.
Isuru Udana and Dhananjaya de Silva will be their main men controlling team’s fate against India in this series.
Fantasy Cricket Dream 11 Team Prediction: Possible Team XI
Team India Possible XI
1 Shikhar Dhawan (capt.), 2 Prithvi Shaw, 3 Suryakumar Yadav, 4 Manish Pandey, 5 Ishan Kishan (wk), 6 Hardik Pandya, 7 Krunal Pandya, 8 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 9 Deepak Chahar, 10 Rahul Chahar, 11 Yuzvendra Chahal.
Team Sri Lanka Possible XI
1 Avishka Fernando, 2 Pathum Nissanka, 3 Minod Bhanuka (wk), 4 Dhananjaya de Silva, 5 Bhanuka Rajapaksa, 6 Dasun Shanaka (capt.), 7 Wanindu Hasaranga, 8 Isuru Udana, 9 Lakshan Sandakan, 10 Dushmantha Chameera, 11 Kasun Rajitha.