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Sri Lanka vs India, 1st ODI – Match Prediction, Fantasy XI Tips & Probable XI

Sahil Mathur
By Sahil Mathur
July 18, 2021 • 10:42 AM View: 2624

India will face Sri Lanka in the first of three-match in the ODI series starting from Sunday. 

Sri Lanka vs India, 1st ODI: Match Details

  • Date – Sunday, July 18, 2021
  • Time – 3:00 PM IST
  • Venue – R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Sri Lanka vs India, 1st ODI Match Preview:

Sri Lankan batting has been a cause of concern for the past few months. It had a forgettable England tour as none of the batters could score big. Dasun Shanaka has been made the captain and the responsibility of scoring runs will be more on him. 


Wanindu Hasaranga could be the star of the series if he continues his fine form with both bat as well as the ball. He was the highest run-scorer for Sri Lanka - 100 runs, in England. 

India's batting looks strong as ever. Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw will be the probable openers for the first game, followed by Suryakumar Yadav and Manish Pandey. Sanju Samson is likely to take the gloves ahead of Ishan Kishan. 

Hardik Pandya is expected to bowl, making him the third pacer after Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Deepak Chahar. This could be the return of 'Kulcha' - Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal. 

Sri Lanka vs India, 1st ODI Match Prediction: 

The Sri Lankan team has been going through a tough phase currently but they are expected to play tough at their home. However, India will still be favorites to win the match. 

Sri Lanka vs India Head-to-Head(H2H):

  • Total – 159
  • Sri Lanka – 56
  • India – 91
  • Tied - 1 
  • No Result - 11

Sri Lanka vs India, 1st ODI Probable Playing XI:

  • Sri Lanka - Pathum Nissanka, Minod Bhanuka(wk), Avishka Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dasun Shanaka(c), Charith Asalanka, Chamika Karunaratne, Lakshan Sandakan, Dushmantha Chameera, Asitha Fernando
  • India - Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Sanju Samson, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal

Sri Lanka vs India, 1st ODI Fantasy XI:

  • Wicket-keepers - Sanju Samson
  • Batsmen - Shikhar Dhawan, Suryakumar Yadav, Dasun Shanaka, Avishka Fernando
  • All-rounders - Hardik Pandya, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dhananjaya De Silva
  • Bowlers - Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Lakshan Sandakan

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