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SL vs IND 2021: India Predicted Playing XI For First ODI Against Sri Lanka

India is all set to tour Sri Lanka for the 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is, let's have a look at the predicted playing XI of India for the first ODI

The second sting squad of Team India has reached Sri Lanka for the ODI and T20I tour. India led by captain Shikhar Dhawan and coach Rahul Dravid has many young talents in the team. The One-day internationals between the teams will begin from 18th July and it will be interesting to see who makes it to India playing XI.

The 20-man squad has some extraordinary talents in the team but they might not get a chance in playing XI. It will be a major responsibility for Rahul Dravid and Shikhar Dhawan to give equal chances to all the youngsters. However, it will not be an easy job, still, they have to figure things out.

Let’s have a look at what could be the Indian line-up to go up against Sri Lanka:

Shikhar Dhawan

India's Predicted XI For 3rd ODI Against England
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Captain Dhawan will undoubtedly be the first choice opener, he was also the highest run-getter in the IPL. The 35-year-old had sensational Indian Premier League 2021 as he ended with 380 in just 8 matches with an orange cap on his head.

Meanwhile, Shikhar has been the main man for India in ODIs for a long time now. He has been giving good performances consistently over the years, Shikhar Dhawan might bat even better with the captaincy responsibility on his back.


Prithvi Shaw

Prithvi Shaw

The partner of Shikhar Dhawan from Delhi capitals Prithvi Shaw would be a great choice for an opening batsman. He is in the red hot form currently, Since getting dropped from the Indian Test side he has been scoring a hell of a lot of runs in the matches.

Shaw was the fourth-highest run-getter in the IPL with 308 runs in 8 innings. The 21-year-old has already represented India in ODIs but has failed to score big runs. This time he will have a great opportunity to prove his worth alongside his senior mate.


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