Sri Lanka will take on India (SL vs IND) in the 1st T20 international on Sunday. The Lankans put up a decent show in winning the last ODI and preventing a whitewash. The lack of experience was clearly visible for Sri Lanka when they took the pitch. Defeat in the ODI series will make them rethink their strategies and will look to develop something different against team India in the T20 series.
SL Vs IND: 1st T20I Match Details:
Match – Sri Lanka vs India 1st T20I, 2021
Venue– R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Date & Time– 25th July, 8:00 pm (IST)
Pitch– The Khettarama pitch could take turns as it had done during the ODIs. However, it remains a Batting pitch, which will also offer plenty of turns and spin.
Weather Conditions– The overhead conditions might be cloudy, with chances of rain on Sunday evening.
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SL VS IND: Team News and Form Guide:
Sri Lanka will now have to deal with some of the best IPL players in this T20I series. And they might have to do so without the top scorer and top wicket-taker in the LPL – Danushka Gunathilaka (suspended for bio-bubble breach while on tour in England) and Wanindu Hasaranga (recovering from injury). Kasun Rajitha has been ruled out with injury while Hasaranga is likely to return to the team despite the short turnaround. Sri Lanka might also consider bringing back Isuru Udana, who is more of a T20 specialist. They will heavily rely upon their spinners because it was them who took them home in the last ODI against India. Moreover, the Sri Lankan bowlers’ spinning web helped clinch a victory against the reigning world champions West Indies in Antigua. However, it was their only victory in their last 13 T20i matches.
The recent form of Sri Lanka- L-L-L-L-W (Last five completed T20Is, most recent first).
India is a bonafide contender for the World T20 title along with West Indies and England. This series will be the last chance for them to finalise their plans before the tournament. Chakravarthy, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devdutt Padikkal were the only three players from India’s squad who didn’t get a game in the ODI series. However, there are no real vacancies in the batting line-up. Varun Chakravarthy could potentially make his first international appearance. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Deepak Chahar are likely to slot back into the XI, having been rested among six changes on Friday.
The recent form of India- W-W-L-W-L (Last five completed T20Is, most recent first)
SL vs IND: Possible starting Xi:
Team Sri Lanka probable Xi:
1. Avishka Fernando, 2. Minod Bhanuka (wk), 3. Bhanuka Rajapaksa, 4. Dhananjaya de Silva, 5. Charith Asalanka, 6. Dasun Shanaka (capt), 7. Chamika Karunaratne, 8. Wanindu Hasaranga/Praveen Jayawickrama, 9. Isuru Udana, 10. Dushmantha Chameera, 11. Akila Dananjaya.
Team India probable Xi:
1. Prithvi Shaw, 2. Shikhar Dhawan (capt), 3. Ishan Kishan (wk), 4. Sanju Samson, 5. Suryakumar Yadav, 6. Hardik Pandya, 7. Krunal Pandya/K Gowtham, 8. Deepak Chahar, 9. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 10. Varun Chakravarthy, 11. Yuzvendra Chahal/Rahul Chahar.
SL vs IND: Fantasy Cricket Dream 11 Team Prediction:
You must change your team if any of these players aren’t announced in the starting lineup.