Sri Lanka’s tour of Australia came to an end with their first victory, avoiding a whitewash. Despite the fact that they lost the series 4-1, they will be flying to India for a lengthy tour that includes multiple formats. As a warm-up for the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia later this year, the tour will begin with a two-match T20 International series between the two teams.
Both India and West Indies had a great run against each other before the series even began. They intend to give some of their young players more time on the field, as evidenced by the roster they selected for the series. Having said that, they won’t be slacking off in the slightest.
The series will begin on the evening of February 24th, 2022, at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.
IND vs SL Team Previews
However, despite KL Rahul’s absence, India gave Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant a rest for this series, which speaks volumes about their chances before the marquee event. Our bowling attack will be boosted by the return of Jasprit Bumrah to the team, which performed admirably in his absence against the Windies.
In addition to the aforementioned alterations, India will give Ruturaj Gaikwad more playing time in an effort to discover a back-up opener. With Sanju Samson available as a wicket-keeper batsman, we might see Ishan Kishan sit out the first game after he didn’t look as fluid as he can against the Windies.
India Playing 11
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Rohit Sharma(c), Deepak Hooda, Venkatesh Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravi Bishnoi, Jasprit Bumrah.
Despite Sri Lanka’s many flaws against Australia, they did an admirable job of patching them up one by one as the series progressed. Finally, their efforts paid off in the last match, as they thrashed their opponents by an impressive margin. They still have a lot to work on, but the series against India will be a better gauge of their character and ability to do so.
Kusal Mendis and Dasun Shanaka’s excellent batting saved Sri Lanka from defeat in the final match of the series, which they would have lost had it not been for their efforts. They lacked the mental fortitude to keep their wickets and often gave them away in relatively easy situations. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, performed admirably in the bowling department and will be eager to build on that success.
Sri Lanka Playing 11
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Dinesh Chandimal, Janith Liyanage, Dasun Shanaka (c), Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Praveen Jayawickrama, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara.
IND vs SL Dream11 Prediction
India vs Sri Lanka first T20I match fantasy team lineup is here. After the coin toss, be sure to return to this page to see the most current team information.
IND vs SL Playing 11
- I Kishan
- Rohit Sharma
- S Yadav
- Pathum Nissanka
- C Asalanka
- R Jadega
- W Hasaranga
- Dushmantha Chameera
- H Patel
- M Theekshana
- Jasprit Bumrah
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IND vs SL Betting Tips
Despite the fact that the T20 World Cup in Australia is a priority for both sides, no team would want to achieve that by failing to get results in their favour. This series’ first match could often set the tone, so expect both teams to come out firing in the upcoming match. India appears to be the superior team based on recent results and the compositions of their respective rosters. In addition, they benefit from playing at home. As a result of these and other factors, we are placing our bets on an India victory, and you should do the same. Back India to defeat Sri Lanka in the first Twenty20 international of the series.