Prithvi Shaw is all set to make his T20I debut.


After an enthralling ODI series, it is now time for some T20I action. Sri Lanka will take on India in the first of the 3-match T20I series,  which gets underway from 25th July. After losing two ODIs, Sri Lanka made a great comeback in the 3rd ODI and won the match by 3 wickets, which will give them a lot of confidence coming to this T20 series.

Meanwhile, India will be definitely proud of their performances, especially in the 2nd ODI, where the lower-order stood up and fought courageously. Despite losing the 3rd ODI, they will still back themselves and will be hoping to make a good start in the T20Is as well.

Match Details:

Sri Lanka vs India, 1st T20I

Venue: R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Date & Time: July 25th, at 8:00 PM IST and Local Time

Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network

Pitch Report:

We witnessed in the ODIs that it’s not easy to go against the spinners when it is turning. The spinners are getting a good amount of turn. The average 1st innings score on this venue is 158 and batting first is still a good option.

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Probable Playing XIs for SL vs IND:

Sri Lanka

Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksha, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Isuru Udana / Praveen Jayawickrama, Dushmantha Chameera, Akila Dananjaya


Shikhar Dhawan (c), Prithvi Shaw, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson /Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav / Varun Chakravarthy, Yuzvendra Chahal

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Top Picks for SL vs IND Dream11 Match:

Top Picks ­Batsmen

Prithvi Shaw played two good knocks in the ODIs and will be really disappointed not to score a half-century. He is all set to make his T20I debut.

Avishka Fernando ended up as the leading run-scorer in the ODI series with 159 runs in 3 matches. We can expect another good knock from his willow in this match.

Top Picks ­All-Rounders

Hardik Pandya is a completely different player in the T20 format. He can be promoted up the order in order to increase the run rate. Pandya has scored 474 runs and picked up 41 wickets in his T20I career.

Chamika Karunaratne has a wide range of shots and he did exceedingly well in the ODIs, especially at the death, where he went after the Indian bowlers. He bowls at a good pace as well.

Top Picks ­Bowlers

Akila Dananjaya troubled the Indian batters in the 3rd ODI with his superb spell of bowling. The wily spinner has picked up 26 wickets in his T20I career.

Deepak Chahar has utilized his knuckleball variations to the maximum extent in the ODIs and he found success as well. Chahar has also proved that he can score big runs with the bat.

Top Picks ­Wicketkeepers

Ishan Kishan is a fearless batsman. His bat speed and the way he hits the ball makes him an ideal T20 batter. He has played only 2 T20Is and has scored 60 runs, at an average of 30.

SL vs IND Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for SL vs IND Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Ishan Kishan (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Suryakumar Yadav, Avishka Fernando, Prithvi Shaw (vc), Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Akila Dananjaya

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for SL vs IND Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Minod Bhanuka, Ishan Kishan, Shikhar Dhawan, Suryakumar Yadav (c), Bhanuka Rajapaksha (vc), Hardik Pandya, Wanindu Hasaranga, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Dushmantha Chameera

SL vs IND Risky Captaincy Choices:

Wanindu Hasaranga has performed well under difficult circumstances for his side in the past. He is a good all-round cricketer and you can take a risk and pick him as your fantasy team skipper.

Yuzvendra Chahal has scalped 62 wickets in his 48 T20Is at an economy of 8.4. You can take a risk and pick him as your fantasy team skipper.

Player you should avoid:

Due to a lot of competition in the batters’ category, it’s difficult to include Dasun Shanaka in the fantasy eleven.

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram channel if the information is available.
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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