SL vs IND: Fan2Play Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Update for 1st ODI

SL vs IND: Fan2Play Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Update for 1st ODI

Prithvi Shaw is a good captaincy pick for this match.

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details

Sri Lanka will battle it out against India in a three-match ODI series. The first ODI between these two sides will be played on 18th July 2021.

This match will be played at the R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo and will be streamed live on SonyLiv. The match will commence at 03:00 PM IST.

Preview

The Indian side last played an ODI series in the month of March. The Indian team beat the England side 2-1 in their previous ODI series. And, after three and half months, the Indian side will be in action in an ODI match once again. A number of India’s regular players, including skipper Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, and Rishabh Pant will not be available for this series.

Sri Lanka, on the other hand, was walloped by the England side in their previous ODI series. In their three-match ODI series against England, they lost the series 0-2. Sri Lanka will be hoping to post a win on the board in the first ODI.

Probable Playing XIs for SL vs IND

Sri Lanka

Avishka Fernando, Pathum Nissanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksha, Wanindu Hasaranga, Ramesh Mendis, Dasun Shanaka (c), Minod Bhanuka (wk), Lahiru Kumara, Isuru Udana, Akila Dananjaya/Lakshan Sandakan, Dushmantha Chameera

Bench:Dhananjaya De Silva, Akila Dananjaya/Lakshan Sandakan, Lahiru Kumara/Binura Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Udara, Ishan Jayaratne, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Charith Asalanka, Ashen Bandara, Chamika Karunaratne, Shiran Fernando, Praveen Jayawickrama, Asitha Fernando

India

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

Bench: Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Nitish Rana, Krishnappa Gowtham, Sanju Samson/Ishan Kishan, Rahul Chahar, Varun Chakravarthy, Navdeep Saini/Deepak Chahar, Chetan Sakariya

Captaincy Picks for SL vs IND

Dushmantha Chameera

Dushmantha Chameera has been in good form with the ball in ODI cricket in the recent past. In his last 3 ODI matches, Chameera has taken 8 wickets, including a five-wicket haul as well. Chameera will be looking to produce a good performance with the ball in the first ODI against India.

Prithvi Shaw

Prithvi Shaw was in excellent form in the 14th edition of the IPL. The 21-year-old right-hander was the 4th highest run-scorer at the time of suspension of the 2021 IPL season and had amassed 308 runs at an average of close to 40, and an incredible strike rate of 166.49. Shaw will look to start the ODI series against Sri Lanka on a positive note.

Fan2Play Fantasy Cricket Tips

2-Player Team

Dushmantha Chameera (C), Shikhar Dhawan

3-Player Team

Prithvi Shaw (C), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Pathum Nissanka

4-Player Team

Hardik Pandya (C), Kuldeep Yadav, Dasun Shanaka, Avishka Fernando

11-Player Team

Sanju Samson, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw (C), Dasun Shanaka, Avishka Fernando, Pathum Nissanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Hardik Pandya, Dushmantha Chameera (VC), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav

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.