Suryakumar Yadav is a good captiancy pick for this game.
After bagging the ODI series 2-1, Team India would like to continue their sensational run in T20Is. Despite not having services of several big guns, the Men in Blue did exceptionally well to come on top. While veterans Shikhar Dhawan and Yuzvendra Chahal rose to the expectations, youngsters Suryakumar Yadav and Prithvi Shaw made great use of the opportunity.
However, the visiting team had to work hard to get the series victory with the Lankan Lions putting up an impressive show. After facing a humiliating seven-wicket defeat in the first game, Sri Lanka bounced back brilliantly and gave India a commendable fight. Although they couldn’t win the ODI series, the hosts would be determined to turn the table in the T20I leg.
Sri Lanka vs India, 1st T20I
Venue: R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Date & Time: July 25th at 8:00 PM IST
Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network
The Colombo pitch has been fruitful for batters so far in this tour. With rain expected to play a part in this contest, the toss-winning captain must elect to bowl first.
Predicted Playing XIs for SRI vs IND:
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, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Varun Chakravarthy/Rahul Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal
Top Picks for SRI vs IND 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket
Suryakumar Yadav would be high on confidence after bagging the Player of the series award in the ODI leg. Featuring in his maiden ODI assignment, the dasher showed no signs of nervousness and scored runs in all three games. His strike rate was brilliant as well. With the first T20I taking place in the same Colombo track, one can expect Yadav to fire.
Prithvi Shaw is another player to watch out for in this contest. The youngster has been on a roll in white-ball cricket lately, and Sri Lankan bowlers must beware of him. Shaw registered a couple of 40s in the preceding ODI series. However, he’ll now be determined to play an even more significant knock.
Wanindu Hasaranga is one of the few consistent performers in the Sri Lankan team lately. The leg-spinner can scalp wickets at regular intervals and that too without conceding too many runs. If that’s not enough, Hasaranga can also accumulate quick runs in the end overs.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for SRI vs IND 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket
Ishan Kisha , Shikhar Dhawan (VC), Suryakumar Yadav , Dasun Shanaka, Prithvi Shaw, Hardik Pandya, Wanindu Hasaranga (C), Chamika Karunaratne, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Akila Dananjaya
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for SRI vs IND 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket
Ishan Kishan, Shikhar Dhawan, Suryakumar Yadav (C), Avishka Fernando, Prithvi Shaw (VC), Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Akila Dananjaya
Captain and Vice-Captain Options
Captain Options: Wanindu Hasaranga, Suryakumar Yadav
Vice-Captain Options: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw
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