India Vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI Preview – Probable XI, Team News and More

Their newest captain, Dasun Shanaka, will have a big responsibility on his shoulders as a leader, batsman and handy medium pace bowler.

Varun Malik Author

Updated - 18 July 2021 10:16 am

1st ODI details

Date- 18th July

Time- 3 PM onwards

Venue- R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Preview

It's time for India to take on Sri Lanka at the latter's home in a white ball ODI and T20I series, which is set to be played from July 18. India and Sri Lanka have played a lot of white-ball cricket combining 184 ODIs and T20Is. This time the tour will comprise three ODIs starting from July 18 and three T20Is starting from July 25.

Team News

India

A fresh Indian team, consisting of young new faces, will take on the Lankan team in the tour as the senior Indian campaigners will be on duty of Test Cricket against England. Shikhar Dhawan will lead India under the guidance of Rahul Dravid. Dhawan is likely to open with Prithvi Shaw, followed by Suryakumar Yadav at three. India could play Samson or Kishan alongside Manish Pandey to complete the top five. Hardik is likely to play alongside Krunal and Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Deepak Chahar could lead the pace attack. India might play either Kuldeep or Chahal (Kul- Cha) alongside Varun Chakravarthy.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan team are coming on the back of a heavy defeat against England. And in the absence of experienced players like Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella, could make the job difficult for the hosts. Kusal Perera has been ruled out from the entire tour due to injury and Binura Fernando will also not be in action in ODIs due to strain. Their newest captain, Dasun Shanaka, will have a big responsibility on his shoulders as a leader, batsman and handy medium pace bowler.

Probable Playing XI

India

Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Varun Chakravarthy.

Sri Lanka

Avishka Fernando, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Ramesh Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Praveen Jayawickrama, Isuru Udana

Fantasy XI

Shikhar Dhawan, Avishka Fernando, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Dhananjaya de Silva, Hardik Pandya, Wanindu Hasaranga, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Dushmantha Chameera, Deepak Chahar