SL vs IND Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Updates For 1st ODI

SL vs IND Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Update for 1st ODI

Suryakumar Yadav can be a good captain.

SL vs IND - 1st ODI
SL vs IND – 1st ODI


Sri Lanka will host India in the 3 matches ODI series which is starting from 18th July and followed by 3 T20Is. Sri Lanka are in a terrible position at the moment having lost the both T20I and ODI series against England. It will be a matter of pride for them to win this series against the second-string Indian unit. They haven’t won an ODI bilateral series against India for a long time and it’s a perfect opportunity for them to do that under the leadership of Dasun Shanaka.

Meanwhile, we can see a lot of fresh faces in the new-look Indian squad. There are some potential debutants for this series though we need to wait until tomorrow’s toss. India has geared up completely well with a lot of practice sessions and Intra-squad matches under interim coach Rahul Dravid. The performances in this series matter a lot for the players, who are in the squad for the 1st time.

Match Details:

Sri Lanka vs India, 1st ODI

Venue: R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Date & Time: July 18th, at 3:00 PM IST and Local Time

Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network

Pitch Report:

Considering the recent matches played here in R Premadasa Stadium, the teams batting 2nd haven’t been successful in chasing the targets as the surface tends to slow a lot in the latter half of the match, hence batting first is a preferable choice on this surface.

Playing XIs SL vs IND:

Sri Lanka

Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka, Bhanuka Rajapaksha, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, C Asalanka,  D Chameera, Isuru Udana, Chamika Karunaratne, Lakshan Sandakan


Shikhar Dhawan (c), Prithvi Shaw, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal

Top Picks for SL vs IND Dream11 Match:

Top Picks ­Batsmen

Though he can roll his arm, Dasun Shanaka has been categorized in the batter’s slot. He has played 28 ODIs for Sri Lanka and scored 611 runs with the highest score of 68 and scalped 10 wickets as well.

After getting ignored from the Test selection, Prithvi Shaw is desperate to prove his worth in this series. 21-year-old Mumbai dashing opener has played 3 ODIs and scored 84 runs at an average of 28.

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Top Picks ­All-Rounders

Wanindu Hasaranga had a reasonable series on England soil where he scored 100 runs in 3 matches and picked up a wicket as well.

Hardik Pandya has reached a great height in becoming the finisher for India after MS Dhoni’s retirement. No doubt he is a great middle-order batter if he can bowl which gives plenty of bowling options for skipper Shikhar Dhawan.

Top Picks ­Bowlers

Dushmantha Chameera was the only Sri Lankan who troubled the English batters in their home conditions. He bowled well in both ODIs and T20Is and collected 9 wickets in that tour.

With a lot of competition from other fellow spinners, Yuzvendra Chahal needs to perform well in this tour to prove to selectors that he is a frontline spinner for India in the ODIs. The conditions here in Sri Lanka will surely help him.

SL vs IND Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Player  Career ODI Stats
Shikhar Dhawan 5977 runs
Prithvi Shaw 84 runs
Hardik Pandya 1267 runs and 55 wickets
Dhananjaya de Silva 1064 runs and 25 wickets
Wanindu Hasaranga 518 runs and 22 wickets

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for SL vs IND Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Ishan Kishan, Avishka Fernando, Dasun Shanaka, Shikhar Dhawan (C), Prithvi Shaw (VC), Suryakumar Yadav, Wanindu Hasaranga, Hardik Pandya, Dushmantha Chameera, Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Chahar

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for SL vs IND Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Ishan Kishan, Minod Bhanuka, Suryakumar Yadav (C), Manish Pandey, Shikhar Dhawan, Wanindu Hasaranga (vc), Dhananjaya de Silva, Krunal Pandya, Isuru Udana, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar

SL vs IND Risky Captaincy Choices:

Krunal Pandya impressed with the bat against England in the ODIs. He can be really handful and brings more balance to the side. He is a risky captaincy pick for your fantasy teams.

Suryakumar Yadav didn’t look like he was playing his first innings at the International level when he played against England earlier this year. You can take a risk and pick him as your fantasy skipper.

Player you should avoid:

Minod Bhanuka has played only one ODI way back in October 2019 against Pakistan. Considering lack of experience you can avoid him while making your fantasy teams.

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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.