Sri Lanka vs India limited over series will finally kickstart on July 18 at the R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. The original schedule was tweaked after two members from the Sri Lankan camp tested positive for the Covid-19 virus.
Sri Lanka will be without the services of the senior-pro Kusal Perera, who suffered a shoulder injury and has been ruled out of the series. Under Kusal’s leadership, the Sri Lankan team lost the T20I and the ODI series against England, last month. He has been sacked as the Captain. Dasun Shanaka will lead the Sri Lankan squad against India.
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The Shikhar Dhawan-led Indian team features quite a few new faces, such as the likes of Chetan Sakariya, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and Devdutt Padikkal. This will be India’s last chance to experiment ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup, to be played later this year. Despite the inexperience in the side, the Indian team will start the series as hot favourites.
Sri Lanka vs India: 1st ODI – Match Details
Match: Sri Lanka vs India, 1st ODI
Date and Time: 18th July 2021, 3:00 pm IST
Venue: R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
The average first innings score in ODIs at the R. Premadasa Stadium is 235 runs. Both the teams will look to bat first on this track. The wicket gradually gets difficult for batting as the match progresses.
Predicted Playing XI
Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka (C), Avishka Fernando, Pathum Nissanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksha, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dhananjaya de Silva, Minod Bhanuka, Lahiru Kumara, Isuru Udana, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera
India: Shikhar Dhawan (C), Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Sanju Samson, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal
Sri Lanka vs India 2021: 1st ODI – Dream11 Suggestions
Fantasy Suggestion 1: Sanju Samson, Shikhar Dhawan, Dasun Shanaka, Avishka Fernando, Prithvi Shaw, Hardik Pandya, Wanindu Hasaranga, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Isuru Udana, Yuzvendra Chahal, Dushmantha Chameera
Captain: Prithvi Shaw | Vice-captain: Dushmantha Chameera
Fantasy Suggestion 2: Sanju Samson, Shikhar Dhawan, Dasun Shanaka, Avishka Fernando, Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav, Wanindu Hasaranga, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Dushmantha Chameera
Captain: Shikhar Dhawan | Vice-captain: Wanindu Hasaranga