Srilanka would look to make an impact in ODI Internationals against India.
India would not go down without a fight. It would also be interesting to see if the hosts make any changes to their side. India captain Shikhar Dhawan has hinted that they would experiment ahead of the T20 World Cup later this year.
The first ODI between India and Sri Lanka will be played at the R.Premadasa Stadium on Sunday(July 18th). Both Dhawan-led India and Srilanka under Dasun Shanka would like to lead the first match of the 3-match ODI series.
Date: July 18th, Sunday
Time: 03:00 P.M..(IST)
Venue: R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
The pitch in Colombo has been better for batting thus far. The pacers have had a bit of help from the surface, but overall, the bowlers haven’t had much to cheer for.
It will be a pretty hot day in Colombo, with the maximum temperature hovering over 31 degrees Celsius. In contrast, the evening will be more pleasant, with temperatures ranging between 26-33 degrees Celsius. The humidity will be 38 per cent. There is no chance of precipitation for this match.
Average 1st innings score:
Record of chasing teams:
Win: 3 Lost: 2
India VS Srilanka Cricket Match Probable Playing XI:-
India Probable XI –Shikhar Dhawan (C), Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson (WK), Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Krishnappa Gowtham, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Chetan Sakariya & Yuzvendra Chahal
Srilanka Probable XI –Dasun Shanka(c), Kusal Mendis (VC), Ashen Bandara, Dushmantha Chameera, Akila Dananjaya, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwellal Asitha Fernando, Binura Fernando, Shiran Fernando, Danushka Gunathilaka
Here is the predicted XI for both teams for the India VS Srilanka Cricket Match.
India VS Srilanka 1st ODI Match Captain and Vice-Captain Choices:
Captain – Shikhar Dhawan, Dasun Shanka
Vice-Captain –Sanju Samson, Kusal Mendis
Given their excellent Away record, it shouldn’t take too long for India to find their footing, and they look to fight back hard in the ODI’s. Shikhar Dhawan’s side is likely to win the First Game.
India has some explosive players in their ranks, and so does Sri-lanka. It will be a battle of two equally matched teams, and the Shikhar Dhawan-led side will be eager to take an early lead in the series.
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