India is all set to play Sri Lanka in the first ODI on Sunday at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. After the series being pushed back due to the COVID-19 burst in the Sri Lankan camp, fans are all excited to see a contest between the two teams. However, the weather gods don't look in a mood to allow the contest to take place.
The weather report of July 18 suggests that it is likely to remain cloudy in Colombo throughout the day. There are also chances of rain and thunderstorms later in the day. The humidity is going to remain on the higher side during the day. So, most probably rain is going to play a spoilsport in the first game of the series. Meanwhile, since there are also chances of dew at night, the toss-winning captain will be looking to field first.
India are well prepared while Sri Lanka looks gloomy
If the weather allows, it will be interesting to watch the contest between both the teams as there has been a lot of talk about it. Even though India is playing a ‘second string' squad, they are being reckoned as favourites to win the series. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, is struggling to find a win. They have also changed their captain with Dasun Sanaka replacing Kusal Perera. Both the teams don't have their mainstream players. For India, it's a choice while for Sri Lanka, there is no other option.
The Shikhar Dhawan led India looks well prepared having played two intrasquad games. However, India has a lot of youngsters in their squad but they all have performed well for their respective sides in the domestic circuit and IPL. Whereas for Sri Lanka, they have only Dhananjay De Silva who has played 50 ODIs. Dasun Sanaka has only 28 ODI caps against his name. So, if the rain doesn't play a spoilsport, we are up for an interesting battle between a high on confidence team and a team looking to redeem themselves.