IND Vs SL Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11, Toss, Pitch And Match Report: Dominant Indian unit look to leave Sri Lanka in dismay and complete a series win this Friday.
Notwithstanding their pinch perfect record against Sri Lanka in T20s, India made an advent into the ongoing T20 series against the side as outright favourites. And the hosts showed exactly why they had earned that moniker with a compelling display in the previous encounter, one which saw them cruise their way to a comprehensive 7 wicket win.
Chasing on the day, the Indian bowlers put in an astute display to put down Sri Lanka to a mere 142 runs. It was an exemplary display from the home side, one which saw their entire bowling order step up in tandem to pick up wickets at regular intervals to disrupt Sri Lanka from raking up a meaningful target.
It was a comprehensive win for the side, one which saw them dismantle and decimate Sri Lanka to make it 9 wins in their previous 10 T20 clashes against Sri Lanka. They’ll be looking to emanate the same rampant display come today’s final clash of the series and with it wrap up a befitting series win to their name as well.
The previous encounter apprised us towards why India have dominated Sri Lanka so much over the course of the last 10 years. On a surface where batting will be a tepid task, the Sri Lankan batting order will be left in distress infront of a formidable Indian bowling unit to give the home side a series win today.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
With a nice amount of grass set to make its way on the carpet laid out today, it’s evident that the team winning the toss will be looking to come out and field first today. This is a wicket which will settle down as the match runs down its course but not massively, leaving us with a relatively low scoring encounter.
Probable Playing 11
- Isuru Udana sustained a back injury the last time around, one which rules him out for today’s encounter for Sri Lanka.
Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (C), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (WK), Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Jasprit Bumrah
Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera (WK), Oshada Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lasith Malinga (C), Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara
Three Match T20 Series
Match: India Vs Sri Lanka Third T20
Date And Time: 10th January, December- 7:00pm IST
Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
Where To Watch: Star Sports 1, Hindu, Select HD 1/HD, JioTV
- Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah
- Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera, Wanindu Hasaranga
Top 4 Batting Order
- Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer
- Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera, Oshada Fernando
- Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant
- Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera
Death Overs Bowlers
- Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah
- Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara
IND Vs SL Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
His side’s top scorer with 34 runs in 28 balls the last time around, Kusal Perera comes into our side immediately from Sri Lanka. The wicket-keeper and number three bat once again showed why he’s undoubtedly his side’s best bat, someone capable of tearing apart any bowling unit.
India’s Pant was someone we considered as well but on a tricky wicket, we don’t envision him being able to traverse his way to a meaningful score to see us leave him out for the day.
IND Vs SL Dream11 Batsmen
India’s top scorer with 45 runs the last time around, opener KL Rahul becomes the first side to grace the batting order of our Dream 11. His captain, Virat Kohli comes in as well from the side with the player creaming the ball to the fence as he smashed his way to 30 runs in a mere 17 balls.
Shreyas Iyer was escalated in the side’s batting unit in the same encounter and the player ensured he made the most of the new number 3 role he stepped out in. He hit 34 runs with Kohli as the two put on a 51 run partnership for the second wicket to take the side past the finishing line without any jitters.
Shikhar Dhawan was also considered but despite his 32 run knock we are leaving out the opner owing to is tentative strokeplay in that innings. Elsewhere, with 22 runs in the same outing, Avishka Fernando edges his counterpart Danushka.
IND Vs SL Dream11 All-Rounders
Washington Sundar didn’t get a chance to bat the last time around but his four overs of spin yielded the one wicket for the side to see us make the player our pick from the Indian setup for this one. Elsewhere, from Sri Lanka we have to decide between Dhananjaya and Dasun Shanaka for the affair.
Although Dhananjaya managed to score 17 runs for his side in the previous affair, what alluded us towards Dasun Shanka’s pick was his brand of bowling. He got the four overs the last time and with this pitch being a pace conducive one, we envision him being fruitful on the day.
IND Vs SL Dream11 Bowling Order
Jasprit Bumrah was not in the best of touches the last time around but the pacer still managed to come up with the one wicket as well as sending down some rippers. And this track will see him massively perturb Sri Lanka’s bats who’ll be perplexed on how to square off against his deviations to see us make him an instant pick from the side.
Navdeep Saini got the two wickets the last time around to see him come in as well from the side. While Shardul was a viable option as well after his three wickets, Saini’s variation and ability to move the ball ominously saw us get him in instead.
With there being a slew of right handers in Sri Lanka’s batting unit, Kuldeep Yadav continue to retain his spot in our side. He got the two picks the last time around and had it not been for Kohli’s dropped catch, he could have ended up adding another to his kitty.
On the other hand, the sole pick of Wanindu Hasaranga from Sri Lanka brings an end to our set of picks from the side. He not only remained unbeaten on 16 runs but snared the two wickets as well with his rotations and trajectory leaving the Indian bats treacherously.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Kohli will captain our side while Saini is our vice-captain in case India field first. Incase India bat first, Rahul will be our vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.