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Sri Lanka vs India, 1st T20I – Match Prediction, Fantasy XI Tips & Probable XI

Sahil Mathur
By Sahil Mathur
July 25, 2021 • 17:14 PM View: 2300

India will take on Sri Lanka in the 1st T20I in Colombo on Sunday. India defeated Sri Lanka in the ODI series. 

Sri Lanka vs India, 1st T20I: Match Details

  • Date – Sunday, July 25, 2021
  • Time – 8:00 PM IST
  • Venue – R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Sri Lanka vs India, 1st T20I Match Preview:

Sri Lankan batters had a good outing in the ODI series, and they will look to continue the momentum in the T20Is as well. Minod Bhanuka, Avishka Fernando, and Bhanuka Rajapaksa will be crucial in the batting department. 


Wanindu Hasaranga is the key player for Sri Lanka. He not only is their best spinner at the moment but is equally dangerous with the bat. Chamika Karunaratne was impressive in the death overs with the bat and can bowl decently. 

India is likely to continue open with Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw, followed by Suryakumar Yadav at number 3. Ishan Kishan will be the wicket-keeper batter. India might play Sanju Samson ahead of Manish Pandey in this game. 

Hardik Pandya needs to up his game after an off ODI series. Varun Chakravarthy is likely to make his debut in this game. 

Sri Lanka vs India, 1st T20I Match Prediction: 

India is a top T20I side currently and most of its T20 specialists are playing; the visitors will be favorites to win this match and series. 

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

  • Total – 19
  • Sri Lanka – 5
  • India  – 13
  • No Result - 1

Sri Lanka vs India, 1st T20I Probable Playing XI:

  • Sri Lanka - Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Isuru Udana, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera
  • India - Shikhar Dhawan (c), Prithvi Shaw, Ishan Kishan (wk), Manish Pandey/ Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Rahul Chahar/Varun Chakaravarathy, Yuzvendra Chahal

Sri Lanka vs India, 1st T20I Fantasy XI:

  • Wicket-keepers - Ishan Kishan, Minod Bhanuka
  • Batsmen - Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Suryakumar Yadav, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa
  • All-rounders - Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne
  • Bowlers - Deepak Chahar, Varun Chakravarthy*

*Can be replaced by Yuzvendra Chahal 

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