The first Test between India and Sri Lanka will take place in Mohali, and it’s a big one. Things to keep in mind here include the following: A World Test Championship series, India will play under a new Test Captain, Kohli is playing his 100th Test and continues to search for a 71st century, and Sri Lanka searches for its first-ever victory in India in the Test series.
There are many things to keep in mind when placing a bet. In games featuring India, cricket betting sites have a lot of good markets available.
For India vs. Sri Lanka’s first Test in 2022, we’ve got our predictions and picks for the game. The game will begin on February 4th, 2022, at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali.
IND vs SL Team Previews
Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, and Wriddhiman Saha have been omitted from India’s Test squad. This means that India will have a brand-new middle-order to work with. After a long absence, Rohit Sharma has returned and Virat Kohli is still struggling for form, making India’s batsmen vulnerable.
We expect Rohit Sharma and Mayank Aggarwal to open the batting with Hanuma Vihari, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, and Rishab Pant at the top of the order for India. The bowling attack, which includes Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, and three pacers, should be particularly potent for the team’s first game.
To bet on Indian batsmen scoring runs at home is a common strategy. Both Rohit Sharma and Shreyas Iyer are in fine form and relish the opportunity to bat against Sri Lanka. In the Over/Under betting markets, these could be two batsmen that you bet on.
Mohali has a tendency to help the bowlers, but it also helps the spinners as the game progresses. In these conditions, Mohammad Shami with the new ball could be a real handful, and we recommend betting on him to pick up some wickets in this match.
Sri Lanka has never won a Test match in India, a country that is notoriously difficult to defeat at home. It’s possible that this is why India’s chances of winning the match are so slim.
India Playing 11
Rohit Sharma (C), Mayank Agarwal, Hanuma Vihari, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah (vc), Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj
After their bans for violating bubble protocols were lifted, Sri Lanka will welcome back Kusal Mendis and Niroshan Dickwella to the squad. We expect them to return to the batting order and contribute to Sri Lanka’s overall strength.
Although Dimuth Karunaratne is widely regarded as one of the best Test cricket batsmen, his record in this format is truly remarkable. A player to keep an eye on is Lahiru Thirimanne, who is similar to the above. One of the best first-class averages in the world in the last five years, Pathum Nissanka is also one of the best players. Sri Lanka’s Dhananjay de Silva is also a very good batsman, and he has contributed to the team’s success in recent years.
In this match, we’ll bet on the score runs of some of these players. A bet on Sri Lankan cricketers comes with considerable risk, as their batting may not be able to counter the Indian bowlers.
A few small bets or even avoiding betting altogether is all we recommend.
Dushmanth Chameera, Lahiru Kumara, and possibly Suranga Lakmal will lead Sri Lanka’s bowling attack. That is an impressive fast-bowling attack that should not be underestimated. The Sri Lankan fast bowlers will take advantage of any help in the surface and make life difficult for the Indian batsmen.
Sri Lanka has limited spin bowling resources. One or both of Jaytawickrame and Embuldeniya might be able to crack the starting lineup.
Sri Lanka Playing 11
Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Lahiru Thirimanne, Pathum Nissanka, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Niroshan Dickwella (WK), Lahiru Kumara, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Embuldeniya, Praveen Jayawickrama.
IND vs SL Toss Prediction
There is a tendency for the team that wins the coin toss to bat first.
To get a better understanding of how we come up with our toss predictions, check out our guide.
Pitch and Conditions
There is no rain predicted and we should have no interruptions during the course of the match. This means that a Draw is all but out of the equation. As far as the surface goes, expect some help for the fast-bowlers first up but a pitch that is flat and allows the batsmen to score freely is likely. Virat Kohli is playing his 100th Test and we don’t think the groundsman is going to offer up a green surface for him to play on!
The spinners will certainly play a big role as the pitch wears. Getting the first inning lead is crucial.
IND vs SL Dream11 Prediction
India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Match 2022 Dream11 team and tips.
IND vs SL Playing 11
- R Pant (c)
- R Sharma
- V Kohli
- D Karunaratne
- P Nissanka (vc)
- R Jadeja
- R Ashwin
- M Shami
- D Chameera
- J Vandersay
- L Kumara
Visit our Dream11 guide for more information, including expert Dream11 predictions and helpful hints.
IND vs SL Betting Tips
We’ll be placing a bet on India’s victory. However, this match’s betting strategy should be a little more careful. Cricket betting websites appear to have underestimated Sri Lanka by looking at the two teams. Their ability to exert pressure on India throughout the match and change the odds is what we expect. That’s when you need to take a more cautious approach.
Ultimately, India has the talent to succeed, but the strength of its batting is questionable, so you don’t want to bank on it.
Place your bets on India to win.