India vs Sri Lanka Dream11 Prediction & Preview: 1st T20I
India and Sri Lanka will collide in the first T20I to begin the three-match T20I series at Barsapara Stadium in Guwahati. We will provide IND vs SL Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing XI and Fantasy Cricket Tips.
Team India will be eager to begin the year 2020 with a bang and continue its good international form ahead when they compete with neighbors Sri Lanka tomorrow. They recently outplayed South Africa, Bangladesh, and West Indies at home and are in good zeal preparing for the T20I World Cup later this year. Rohit Sharma and Mohammad Shami have been rested for the series while mighty Bumrah and Shikhar Dhawan return in the squad after recovering from injuries.
Sri Lanka on the other hand, are not in a good form currently and were recently clean-sweep by Australians. They have recalled longer format specialists Angelo Mathews and Dhananjaya De Silva to strengthen the T20I squad while Nuwan Pradeep will miss out due to injury. Skipper Malinga will also be eager to improve his captaincy record and find an optimum team combination before the start of the T20I World Cup.
A good encounter can be expected between both teams to begin the T20I series.
IND vs SL, 1st T20I, Sri Lanka tour of India 2019.
Barsapara Stadium, Guwahati
07:00 PM, 5th January 2020.
Average 1st Innings Score: 127
Average 2nd Innings Score: 118
Pitch is expected to be batting friendly with some initial support to pacers and turn for the spinners in the second half.
Short boundaries make it further conducive to high scoring.
If India bats first, Expect a total above 180.
Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)
IND: W L W W W
SL: L L L W W
India has won 11 of their 16 previous T20 matches with Sri Lanka making them a favorite tomorrow.
Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Shivam Dube, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur, Manish Pandey, Washington Sundar, Sanju Samson.
Lasith Malinga (c), D Gunathilaka, A Fernando, A Mathews, D Shanaka, K Perera, N Dickwella, Dhananjaya De Silva, I Udana, B Rajapaksa, O Fernando, W Hasaranga, L Kumara, K Mendis, L Sandakan, K Rajitha.
IND vs SL Dream11 Team News
- Ravindra Jadeja, Sanju Samson, Manish Pandey, and Shardul Thakur are likely to miss out from the playing XI tomorrow.
- Angelo Mathews has been recalled in the T20I squad and is also deemed to be fit to bowl a few overs for the team.
- Predicting Sri Lanka can be a confusing task as they have a bunch of talented batsmen.
- Niroshan Dickwella, Oshada Fernando, L Sandakan, and Kasun Rajitha are unlikely to feature tomorrow.
SL vs IND Probable Playing XI
Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Ravi Jadeja, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal/Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah.
D Gunathilaka, Oshada Fernando, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Kusal Perera (wk), Angelo Mathews, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga (c), Lahiru Kumara/K Rajitha.
Top picks for IND vs SL Dream11 Team Prediction
Virat Kohli: One of the world’s best batsmen Virat will bat at one down and can destroy any bowling line-up if he is set and gets going. He will be a must-pick in SL vs IND Dream11 team.
Lokesh Rahul: He is in excellent form and played match-winning knocks in the last series against Windies. He can be a good choice of captain in mini grand leagues.
Shikhar Dhawan: In the absence of Rohit, Shikhar will open alongside Rahul and will be eager to score plenty of runs to confirm his slot at the top.
Jasprit Bumrah: Yorker King Bumrah returns from injury and can destroy Sri Lanka batting line-up single-handedly. He can be tried as vice-captain if India bowls first.
Shreyas Iyer: He is a consistent performer and stays in good form. He can be a good punt in your team if openers fail.
Rishabh Pant: He is an attacking batsman and can lay havoc on his day. However, He lacks consistency at the international level.
Yuzvendra Chahal: Leggie Chahal has the wicket-taking ability and can be a good pick if selected in the final playing XI.
Navdeep Saini: Pacer Saini has immense talent and can outplay batsmen with his pace and bounce. He performed well in his debut series.
Shivam Dube: Pace all-rounder Dube scored attacking 54-run knock in the second T20I against Windies and can also bowl a few overs of medium pace.
Danushka Gunathilaka: Gunathilaka is good opening batsmen and scores at a good strike rate. He was in brilliant form during the last two series.
Lasith Malinga: He is one of the best bowlers in T20I format and can be lethal in initial as well as death overs. If Sri Lanka wants to restrict Indian batsmen, Then Malinga needs to fire.
Kusal Perera: He is a very attacking player and can anchor big innings. He will bat in the middle order and can be a good choice of captain in grand leagues.
Bhanuka Rajapaksa: He is averaging 32.75 in five international T20I’s till now and also performed well during BPL 2019.
Isuru Udana: Pace all-rounder Udana has plenty of variations with the ball and can also score quick cameos down the order if required.
Dasun Shanaka: Shanaka can score quick runs with the bat for the team and can also bowl a few overs of medium pace. He is in good form recently and also lead the team during the Pakistan tour.
Avishka Fernando: He is a talented youngster and plays at an attacking strike rate. His place in the XI is not confirmed as of now.
Angelo Mathews: He is in good form in ODI format and will hope to replicate the same in T20I. Moreover, Mathews can also bowl a few overs with the ball.
India vs Sri Lanka Dream11 Team Prediction
Head-to-Head/Small League Dream11 Team:
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Fantasy Cricket Tips:
- In wicket-keeper, Both K Perera and R Pant are good, If India bats first then It is good to pick R Pant.
- In Batsman, S Dhawan and A Mathews are also good options.
- R Jadeja and W Sundar are also good all-rounders.
- L Malinga is also a good option to pick in SL vs IND Dream11 Team.
Captain and Vice-Captain:
Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Jasprit Bumrah, Danuska Gunathilaka, Kusal Perera.
For Grand Leagues: Shreyas Iyer.
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