SL vs IND Dream11 Prediction | 1st ODI | Match Preview

SL vs IND Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing XI, and Fantasy Cricket Tips for 1st ODI Match, India tour of Sri Lanka, 2021.

Sri Lanka will take on India in the 1st ODI at Premadasa Stadium, Columbo.

SL vs IND 1st ODI Match Preview

Sri Lanka:

Sri Lanka’s performance has been degrading series after series as they have lost to Bangladesh and England poorly. Moreover, their skipper Kusal Perera has been injured and is ruled out of the series. The inexperienced Dasun Shanaka is the new captain of the team. It would be interesting to see if he could turn around the fortune of the SL team.

Avishka Fernando and Pathum Nissanka are likely to be the openers. In the middle-order, the all-rounders Wanindu Hasranga, Dhananjaya de Silva, and the skipper Shanaka will be responsible for the entire batting unit. The bowling unit looks decent with players like Dushmantha Chameera, Isuru Udana, and Lahiru Kumara. Things are not looking good for Sri Lanka, but they can turn things around with a home advantage.


India had played their last ODI series in March against England, where they had won 2-1. But the team that played back then and now are entirely different. While Virat and co. are preparing for the test in England, India has sent their second-best set of players to Sri Lanka. Shikhar Dhawan will be leading the team. There are almost six uncapped players in the squad.

Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw are likely to open the innings for the team. Surya Kumar Yadav might get to play at No.3. The middle-order looks packed with Sanju Samson, Manish Pandey, and Hardik Pandya. The experienced Bhuvneshwar Kumar will lead the bowling attack, and Deepak Chahar might get a chance alongside him. Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep might get to play after a long time.

India looks very strong even in the absence of the superstars, and they might readily win this series.

SL vs IND Match Details

Sri Lanka vs India, 1st ODI, India tour of Sri Lanka 2021.

Venue: Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.

Date: 18th July 2021

Time: 03:00 PM IST

Live Score

SL vs IND Pitch Condition

Average 1st innings score: 235

Average 2nd innings score: 195

(The average score is based on 131 matches played at this venue)

The pitch is perfect for batting, and the bowlers have to struggle a lot here. But in the second innings, the spinners might come into play as the pitch slows down. We can expect a high score if team India bats first.

(The team batting first has won 71 matches out of 131 at this venue.)

SL vs IND Weather Report

The weather is mostly cloudy, and there is a chance of rain during the match.

Sri Lanka vs India Head-to-Head Records

Match Played: 159

SL Won: 56

IND Won: 91

Tied: 1

No Results: 11

SL vs IND Dream11 Team News

Sri Lanka:

  • Kusal Perera has injured his shoulder and won’t be available for this series.


  • Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav might play together in the first ODI.

Probable Playing XI

Sri Lanka:

Avishka Fernando, Pathum Nissanka, Minod Bhanuka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Bhanuka Rajapaksha, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dasun Shanaka (C), Isuru Udana, Lakshan Sandakan, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera.


Shikhar Dhawan (C), Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan/Sanju Samson (wk), Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Chahar/Navdeep Saini, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal

Top Picks for SL vs IND Dream11 Prediction

Sri Lanka:

Wanindu Hasaranga:

(24 M, 518 R, 28.77 A + 171.1 O, 22 W)

W Hasaranga is a young all-rounder who has become a key player on the team. He can become an excellent finisher. W Hasaranga is very good Captain choice in Sri Lanka vs India 1st ODI Dream11 Team.

Dhananjaya de Silva:

(50 M, 1064 R, 27.28 A + 198.2 O, 25 W)

He has been at No.4 from the past few matches and bowls a few overs of spin. Silva scored a good amount of runs in the series against England.

Dushmantha Chameera:

(31 M, 212.2 O, 33 W)

He is a right-arm fast bowler and has been in brilliant form in recent matches. Chameera is leading the pace attack of the team.

Dasun Shanaka:

(28 M, 611 R, 26.56 A + 54 O, 10 W)

Shanaka is the skipper of the team. He is a right-handed batsman and can also bowl a few overs of medium pace.

Isuru Udana:

(20 M, 229 R, 17.61 A + 149.3 O, 18 W)

He is a bowling all-rounder and is well known for his variation in pace. Udana can be effective in the death overs.


Shikhar Dhawan:

(142 M, 5977 R, 45.28 A)

He is the captain of the team and opens the innings. Dhawan has 17 centuries and 32 fifties so far in his career.

Prithvi Shaw:

(3 M, 84 R, 28 A)

Prithvi Shaw is a young right-handed batsman and will open the innings along with Dhawan. He is known for his aggressive style of batting.

Surya Kumar Yadav:

(Yet to make his debut)

He is yet to make his debut in the ODI format. Surya Kumar Yadav has a brilliant record in the IPL and is most likely to play at No.3 in this series.

Sanju Samson:

(Yet to make his debut)

Samson is the wicketkeeper-batsman of the team and is yet to make his debut. He is a talented cricketer but has failed to prove himself on the big stage.

Hardik Pandya:

(60 M, 1267 R, 34.24 A + 407.4, 55 W)

He is a right-handed batsman and has not been bowling much after his back injury. Pandya plays the role of finisher very well.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar:

(117 M, 937.3 O, 138 W)

Bhuvneshwar bowls right-arm medium-fast and will be leading the bowling attack in this series.

Yuzvendra Chahal:

(54 M, 482.1 O, 92 W)

He is a right-arm leg-break bowler and picks up wickets consistently. Chahal has not been in his best form and this series will be crucial for him.

Kuldeep Yadav:

(63 M, 561 O, 105 W)

Kuldeep is a left-arm chinaman bolwer. He has been in and out of the team and now has a perfect chance of making a comeback.

Krunal Pandya:

(3 M, 95 R, 95 A + 20 O, 1 W)

He can hit big shots down the order and bowls left-arm orthodox. Pandya made a fifty on his ODI debut.

Deepak Chahar:

(3 M, 21 O, 2 W)

Chahar is a right-arm medium-fast bowler and can be very effective in powerplay. He has a good record in T20Is and is yet to make his mark in the ODI format.

Manish Pandey:

(26 M, 492 R, 35.14)

He is a good striker of the ball but has not got enough chances in International cricket.

SL vs IND Dream11 Prediction

It is a risky match so try to play only Grand Leagues.

Final Team:

M Bhanuka

S Dhawan (Vc), P Shaw D Shanaka

D De Silva, H Pandya, W Hasaranga (C)

B Kumar, Y Chahal, I Udana, D Chahar

Captain and Vice-captain choices

  • Wanindu Hasaranga
  • Shikhar Dhawan
  • Surya Kumar Yadav
  • Dhananjaya de Silva

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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