IND vs SL Dream11 Prediction | 1st T20I | Suryakumar Yadav and Deepak Chahar Injured

India vs Sri Lanka will play in the 1st T20I of the West Indies tour of India 2022 at Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow. We will cover IND vs SL Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing 11, and Fantasy Cricket Tips.


India are currently dominating their home season by registering a clean sweep against the West Indies in both T20Is and ODIs. 

There are few new faces in the squad and it will be interesting to see how they fit their playing XI. 

Sanju Samson’s inclusion at the top is the biggest highlight in the squad and also the return of Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja has strengthened the Bowling unit even more.

Ruturaj Gaikwad and Ishan Kishan are likely to open the innings with Rohit Sharma in the middle order. Shreyas Iyer will bat at 3 and Sanju Samson will be the key men in middle order.

Their Bowling unit will be led by Jasprit Bumrah. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Harshal Patel are going to be the other two pacers. 

India again will be the favourites and will look to get maximum out of the new players and find their perfect combination. 

Sri Lanka:

Sri Lanka are coming after a 4-1 defeat against the Aussies but the conditions in India are likely to suit their style of play. 

Their star all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga has again tested positive and is likely to miss the whole series.

Pathum Nissanka and Dinesh Chandimal are going to be their key batsmen along with Danushka Gunathilaka and Charith Asalanka.

Dushmantha Chameera and Lahiru Kumara are likely to be their key pacers along with Chamika Karunaratne. 

Their best players are injured/Unavailable which makes their playing XI a little weak compared to the Indian line up but will surely look to compete. 

IND vs SL Match Details

India vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20I, Sri Lanka tour of India, 2022.

Date: 24rd February 2022.

Time: 07:00 PM IST.

Venue: Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium,  Lucknow.

IND vs SL Pitch Report

Average first innings score: 166

Average total score: 144

(The average score is based on the last 5 matches played at this venue.)

The pitch at Lucknow is expected to be very similar to Eden Gardens with the ball coming nicely to the bat. Spinners will be crucial in the first innings. 

IND vs SL Head to Head

Matches Played: 22

IND Won: 14

WI Won: 7

Tied: 0

No Result: 1

IND vs SL recent form

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IND vs SL Dream11 Team News


  • Suryakumar Yadav and Deepak Chahar are injured and will miss the whole series.
  • Any one of Ravi Bishnoi or Yuzvendra Chahal are likely to play. 

Sri Lanka:

  • Wanindu Hasaranga has tested Positive for Covid 19 and will miss the whole series.
  • Kusal Mendis and Mahesh Theekshana are also doubtful due to hamstring niggles. 

Probable Playing XI


Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan (Wk), Shreyas Iyer, Rohit Sharma (C), Sanju Samson, Venkatesh Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah. 

Sri Lanka:

Pathum Nissanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kamal Mishara (Wk), Charith Asalanka, Dinesh Chandimal, Dasun Shanaka (C), Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Jeffrey Vandersay, Praveen Jayawickrama, Lahiru Kumara. 

Top Picks for IND vs SL Dream11 Team


Rohit Sharma:

(122 M, 3263 R, 32 A) 

Sharma is likely to play in the middle-order and looked decent in the last series but is still an excellent choice for C and VC in IND vs WI Dream11 Team

Jasprit Bumrah:

(55 M, 197 O, 65 W)

Bumrah is coming back in the team after a long rest and will bowl in powerplay and death. He is a must-have pick. 

Ravindra Jadeja:

(55 M, 179 O, 46 W)

He will bat in the lower-order and will do finishing duties and will be a key if India bat first. Jadeja will also bowl his 4 overs with the ball.

Ruturaj Gaikwad

(3 M, 39 R, 13 A)

Gaikwad is likely to open in this game and is a very talented player and will be a top pick for this game.

Yuzvendra Chahal:

(52 M 66 W)

He took 66 wickets in 52 matches and very good pick in IND vs SL Fantasy team.

Ishan Kishan:

(8 M, 184 R, 26 A) 

He will open alongside Gaikwad. Kishan looked average in the West Indies series but will be desperate to score in this game.

Harshal Patel:

(5 M, 19 O, 9 W)

He will bowl in the death and is constantly picking up wickets at the backend. Patel was also very good in the last series.

Ravi Bishnoi:

(3 M, 12 O, 3 W)

Bishnoi is bowling brilliantly in this series and is a must-have pick. He was excellent in the last series and picked up 3 wickets.

Shreyas Iyer:

(33 M, 605 R, 27 A) 

He will play the full series and bat at 3. Iyer will be a Trump card pick in this game. 


Pathum Nissanka:

(17 M, 486 R, 30 A)

He was in top form in the last series. Nisanka will again be a top pick in this series. 

Dushmantha Chameera:

(44 M, 156 O, 45 W)

Chameera will be their key bowler and will bowl in powerplay and death. 

Lahiru Kumara:

(16 M, 55 O, 18 W)

Kumara was excellent in the last two games against Australia and will be a Trump card in this game as well.

Charith Asalanka:

(14 M, 359 R, 27 A)

He will bat in the middle-order and is a very attacking batsman. Asalanka has good numbers against India. 

Dasun Shanaka:

(62 M, 823 R, 17 A + 50 O, 17 W)

He is the skipper of the team and will do the finishing duties and can also bowl an over or two with the ball.

IND vs SL Trump card pick for Dream11 

Sanju Samson:

(10 M, 117 R, 11 A) 

Samson will bat in the middle overs and will be desperate to score runs in this game and can be a Trump card pick in this game if India bat first.

Danushka Gunathilaka:

(34 M, 595 R, 18 A)

He will open the innings and was in poor form in Australia but is a very talented batsman and can be a Trump card. 

IND vs SL Dream11 Team Prediction

I Kishan

Rohit Sharma (C), R Gaikwad (Vc), P Nissanka, C Asalanka

R Jadeja, C Karunaratne

Y Chahal, H Patel, J Bumrah, D Chameera

Captain and Vice-Captain (IND vs SL Today Match Prediction)

  • Rohit Sharma 
  • Jasprit Bumrah 
  • Ruturaj Gaikwad 
  • R Jadeja

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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