The first T20I between India (IND) and Sri Lanka (SL) will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday, January 3. However, Hardik Pandya will lead the side in Rohit Sharma’s absence, whereas Virat Kohli too will be unavailable for the series. Notably, India have got experienced as well as youth squad and they are firm favourites in the series as well.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka also have a strong side with Wanindu Hasaranga and Maheesh Theekshana taking the charge of their bowling attack. With both teams trying to begin with a win in the series, an entertaining game can be expected at the Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday.
Details: India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date and Time: Tuesday, January 3, 7:00 pm IST
A high-scoring match can be expected at the Wankhede Stadium as well where the average first-innings total in the last three matches is 189. Bowlers won’t get much help from the pitch, especially the spinners as well. However, chasing would be the best choice upon winning the toss, with dew expected to play a key role in the second innings as well.
India (IND) vs Sri Lanka (SL) – Predicted Playing XI
India – Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya (c), Deepak Hooda, Sanju Samson, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik and Yuzvendra Chahal.
Sri Lanka – Kusal Mendis (wk), Pathum Nissanka/Avishka Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka and Lahiru Kumara.
Fantasy Team Suggestions
Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav (c), Bhanuka Rajapaksa (vc), Charith Asalanka, Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Lahiru Kumara, Arshdeep Singh, Maheesh Theekshana