After a successful series against the West Indies at home, India is all set to host Sri Lanka for a three-match T20I and a 2-match Test series. The India vs Sri Lanka T20I series gets underway on February 24, while the Test series will begin on March 4. The first T20I will be played at Ekana Stadium, Lucknow while the next two will be played at HPCA Stadium, Dharamshala.
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India vs Sri Lanka: 1st T20I Match Preview
Match Details :-
Match: India vs Sri Lanka – 1st T20I
Venue: Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow.
Date & Time: 24th February 2022 at 7 PM (IST)
Where to Watch Live: Star Sports Network & Disney+Hotstar.
Pitch Report: India vs Sri Lanka: 1st T20I Preview
Pitch Report: The Ekana Cricket Stadium is a batting-friendly surface and is anticipated to promote the batters once again here. Pacers might get some help towards the latter half of the match while spinners may come in handy in the middle overs.
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Head to Head Stats:
Matches Played: 22
Won by India: 14
Won by Sri Lanka: 7
No Result: 1
Team News : 1st T20I
India whitewashed the West Indies side in the three-match T20I series. Suryakumar Yadav scored 107 runs for them while Harshal Patel picked 5 wickets. Jadeja, Samson, and Jasprit Bumrah have returned to the Indian squad. Bumrah has also been adorned with the added responsibility of vice-captain, with Rohit Sharma as his main man.
Kohli and Pant have been rested for the T20I series while KL Rahul, Axar, D. Chahar, and Surya suffered injuries. All of them will miss the three-match T20I series. India recently regained their number one spot in the ICC Men’s T20I rankings.
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On the other hand, Sri Lanka lost their recent T20I series to Australia 4-1. Pathum Nissanka was the leading run-scorer of the series, with 184 runs in 5 games. Dushmantha Chameera picked 7 wickets for them in the series.
Sri Lanka has also prepared a pretty strong side for this series, with Dasun Shanaka as its leader. However, Avishka Fernando, Nuwan Thushara, and Ramesh Mendis have been ruled out of the series due to injuries. Sri Lanka star all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga will also miss the T20I series as he tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday.
India vs Sri Lanka: 1st T20I : Possible Playing XI
Rohit Sharma (C)
Ishan Kishan (wk)
Kusal Mendis (wk)
Dasun Shanaka (C)
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1st T20I: Fantasy Cricket Dream11 Team Prediction: India vs Sri Lanka:
You must change your team if any of these players aren’t announced in the starting lineup.