IND vs SL Dream11 Prediction: 1st T20I, Sri Lanka tour of India [Dream Team]

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IND vs SL Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing 11, and Fantasy Cricket Tips of South Africa tour of India.

India vs Sri Lanka will play in the 1st T20I match of the three-match T20I series at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.


India played their last series against New Zealand away from home which they won it comfortably by 1-0. They have a lot of new faces going into this series but are still the favorites to win this one.

With the bat, Ishan Kishan and Sanju Samson will be their key batters in the top order along with any one of Shubman Gill and Ruturaj Gaikwad. The experienced duo of Suryakumar and Hardik Pandya will be their key men in the middle-order.

With the ball, Arshdeep Singh and Harshal Patel are expected to lead the pace attack along with Umran Malik and Hardik Pandya. Whereas, Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar will handle the spin department.

Sri Lanka:

This will be the first T20I assignment for the Lankans after the T20 World Cup and will look to come up with fresh ideas in this series. All their players are coming into this series after playing a lot of cricket at home in the recently concluded Lankan Premier League.

With the bat, Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Mendis will be their openers and a lot will depend on these two players to give their team a good start. In the middle-order, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya De Silva and Charith Asalanka will be a key along with skipper Dasun Shanaka who will do the finishing duties.

With the ball, Wanindu Hasaranga will lead the bowling attack and is in fantastic form along with Maheesh Theekshana, who is expected to bowl in the powerplay. Lahiru Kumara will be their main pacer along with Chamika Karunaratne and Pramod Madushan.

India vs Sri Lanka Match Details

IND vs SL, 1st T20I, Sri Lanka tour of India, 2023.

Date: 3rd January, 2023

Time: 7:00 PM IST.

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. 

IND vs SL Pitch Report 2023

Average 1st Innings score: 194

Average 2nd innings score: 182

(The average score based on the overall T20I matches played on the ground so far)

The pitch at Mumbai is expected to be an absolute belter with batters enjoying the full 20 overs. A score above 190 can be expected by the team batting first. Overall, a high scoring encounter is on the cards.

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IND vs SL Live Streaming

The live streaming of India vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20I will be available on the Star Sports Network and also on the hotstar app.

You can also catch the live commentary, scorecard, and latest updates of the 1st T20I match between IND vs SL by clicking here IND vs SL Live Score.

IND vs SL Head to Head

Matches Played: 26

IND Won: 17

SL Won: 8

Tied: 0

No Result: 1

India vs Sri Lanka recent form

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Team News (IND vs SL)


  • All the senior players have been rested for this series.
  • Hardik Pandya will lead the side.
  • A lot of new faces can be seen in this series.

Sri Lanka:

  • Avishka Fernando and Sadeera Samarawickrama are back in the T20I squad for them.
  • They have announced a full-strength squad.

IND vs SL Probable Playing 11


Player NameRole
Ishan KishanLHB
Shubman GillRHB
Sanju Samson (WK)RHB
Suryakumar YadavRHB
Deepak HoodaRHB+RAO
Hardik PandyaRHB+RAFM
Washington SundarLHB+RAO
Harshal PatelRAFM
Yuzvendra ChahalRAL
Arshdeep SinghLAFM
Umran MalikRAF
India Playing 11

Sri Lanka:

Player NameRole
Pathum NissankaRHB
Kusal Mendia (WK)RHB
Bhanuka RajapaksaLHB
Dhananjaya De SilvaRHB+RAO
Charith AsalankaLHB
Dasun Shanka (C)RHB+RAM
Wanindu HasarangaRHB+RAL
Chamika KarunaratneRAFM
Maheesh TheekshanaRAO
Lahiru KumaraRAF
Pramod MadushanRAFM
Sri Lanka Playing 11

Top picks and Player Stats (IND vs SL Match)

India Player Stats

Hardik Pandya:

(81 M, 1160 R, 25 A + 203 O, 62 W)

He is the skipper of the team and will contribute with both bat and ball. Pandya is in his peak form and is a default choice for C and VC in IND vs SL Dream11 Prediction.

Ishan Kishan:

(21 M, 589 R, 29 A)

He will open the innings and is a aggressive player. Kishan was outstanding in the last series against Bangladesh and is a must-have pick.

Suryakumar Yadav:

(42 M, 1408 R, 44 A)

He will bat in the middle order and is one of the best batters in the world currently. Suryakumar was in brilliant form in his last series against New Zealand.

Sanju Samson:

(16 M, 296 R, 21 A)

Sanju Samson is likely to play all the games in this series and will bat in top order. He will be desperate to score.

Arshdeep Singh:

(21 M, 73 O, 33 W)

He will bowl in the powerplay and death and is a very talented player. Singh is coming into this series with a lot of experience and will be a must-have pick.

Yuzi Chahal:

(71 M, 265 O, 87 W)

Chahal will be their main spinner and will bowl in middle overs. He will be playing in the T20I side after a long gap and will look to perform at his best.

Sri Lanka player Stats:

Wanindu Hasaranga:

(52 M, 473 R, 13 A + 186 O, 86 W)

He is one of the best all-rounders in the World and is in red hot form. Hasaranga was brilliant in the recently concluded LPL and is a solid choice for C and VC in IND vs SL Dream11 Team.

Pathum Nissanka:

(36 M, 1015 R, 29 A)

He will open the innings and is a very talented player. Nissanka has been consistently scoring for his team in the last few months and will be a crucial pick.

Kusal Mendis:

(49 M, 1059 O, 22 A)

He will do the keeping duties and is also expected to open the innings. Mendis is a technically strong batter and can play well in these conditions.

Bhanuka Rajapaksa:

(35 M, 666 R, 25 A)

He will bat at 3 and is a hit or miss type of player. Rajapaksa will be having some IPL experience playing in these conditions and will can be a good differential pick.

Dasun Shanaka:

(82 M, 1204 R, 20 A + 54 O, 21 W)

He will bat in the lower order and can bowl a few overs if needed. Shanaka will be an important player for his team throughout the whole series.

IND vs SL Dream11 Team Prediction

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Fantasy Cricket Tips for the 1st T20I between IND vs SL

  • Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav are also very good picks for C and VC.
  • You can pick H Patel in place of U Malik.

Captain and Vice-Captain (IND vs SL)

  • Hardik Pandya
  • Wanindu Hasaranga
  • Suryakumar Yadav
  • Ishan Kishan
  • Sanju Samson (differential).

IND vs SL 1st T20 Dream11 Trump Card Pick

Harshal Patel:

(24 M, 79 O, 27 W)

Patel has a lot of experience playing at Mumbai and can be a trump card pick in this game. He will bowl in middle and death overs.

Also read: How to choose the best Captain and Vice-Captain in Dream11

We will update the final Fantasy Team on Telegram Channel.

Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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