SL vs IND Fantasy Prediction: Sri Lanka vs India 1st ODI – 18 July (Colombo). Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Hardik Pandya, and Wanindu Hasaranga are the players to look out for in this game.
Hosts Sri Lanka will take on India in the 1st ODI match of the three-match ODI series.
Dasun Shanaka will lead the Sri Lankan side, whereas Wanindu Hasaranga will also play a huge part for them. Kusal Perera is out due to an injury, whereas Kusal Mendis, Dickwella, and Gunathilaka are suspended. Avishka Fernando and Dushmantha Chameera are other important players of the side.
Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw will open the innings for India, whereas Manish, Surya, and Samson will handle the middle-order. Hardik Pandya is expected to bowl in the series, whereas his brother Krunal will also assist him. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will lead the pace attack, and we can see the return of Kul-Cha.
Pitch Conditions and Weather Details
The average 1st innings batting score at this venue in the Last five ODI games played here is 302 runs.
Last 5 ODI Games; Bat 1st Won: 4; Bat 2nd Won: 1
We can expect clouds throughout the game.
Probable XI for both sides:-
Sri Lanka – Avishka Fernando, Pathum Nissanka, Minod Bhanuka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Dushmantha Chameera, Akila Dhananjaya, Lahiru Kumara.
India – Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Sanju Samson, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini.
Three Match ODI Series
Match: Sri Lanka vs India First ODI Match
Date and Time: 18 July, Sunday – 3:00 PM IST
Venue: R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.
Where to Watch: Sony Sports Network
Top 4 Batting Order
Avishka Fernando, Pathum Nissanka, Minod Bhanuka, and Dhananjaya de Silva.
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav, and Manish Pandey.
Death Over Specialists
- Isuru Udana and Dushmantha Chameera
- Navdeep Saini and Bhuvneshwar Kumar
SL vs IND Fantasy Wicket-Keeper
Minod Bhanuka will be our wicket-keeper from Sri Lanka. Bhanuka bats at the top-order, whereas Samson will bat at the lower-order. It will be practical to pick Bhanuka in this category.
SL vs IND Fantasy Batsmen
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, and Suyakumar Yadav will be our batsmen from India. Dhawan has scored 5977 ODI runs at an average of 45.28, whereas Shaw scored 827 runs in Vijay Hazare Trophy at an average of 165.40. Surya will make his ODI debut, but he has over 2700+ List-A runs under his belt. All three of them are excellent batsmen.
SL vs IND Fantasy All-Rounders
Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya will be our all-rounders from India. Hardik has scored 1267 ODI runs at an average of 34.24, whereas he is set to bowl in this series. Krunal scored 388 runs in just five games of Vijay Hazare Trophy, whereas he scalped five wickets with the ball. The Pandya Brothers are set to play a big role in this series.
Wanindu Hasaranga and Dhananjaya de Silva will be our all-rounders from Sri Lanka. Hasaranga has scalped 22 ODI wickets at an economy of 5.08, whereas he has scored 518 runs with the bat. Silva has scalped 25 ODI wickets, whereas he played a brilliant knock of 91 runs in the second ODI against England. Both of them will play a huge part for this team.
SL vs IND Fantasy Bowlers
Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Yuzvendra Chahal will be our bowlers from India. Bhuvi has scalped 138 ODI wickets, whereas Chahal has 92 ODI scalps in just 54 games. Both of them are genuine wicket-takers with the white ball.
Akila Dhananjaya will be our bowler from Sri Lanka. Dhananjaya has scalped 14 ODI in just six games on this ground, whereas his economy has been 4.50. He has a bowling S/R of 23.64 at Colombo.
Match Prediction: India will be the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Shikhar Dhawan and Hardik Pandya
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Prithvi Shaw and Bhuvneshwar Kumar
SportsRush Small-League Fantasy Team for the Game
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