IND vs SL Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips and Playing 11 Updates for 1st ODI

Both India and Sri Lanka will lack some of their key players in this series, however, the visitors are still better placed than the island nation.

IND vs SL Dream11

The first One Day International (ODI) between India and Sri Lanka will take place on July 18, 2021, at the R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium, Colombo. The game will kickstart from 3:00 PM local time – 3:00 PM (IST) onwards and will be streamed live on Sony Sports Network and Sony Liv.

The Indian team lacks the services of some of their top players including the likes of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah. However, experienced players such as Shikhar Dhawan, Hardik Pandya and Bhuvneshwar are present in the side to provide the much-need steadiness. 

On the other hand, things don’t look good for Sri Lanka as they are coming from a shameful defeat recently against England. Moreover, some of their players were suspended due to interdisciplinary issues and are set to miss this series. In addition, their crucial player Kusal Perera has also pulled out from the ODIs which further dents the fortunes of the hosting nation.

Let’s look at our fantasy 11 predictions for this clash and here are the top picks for IND vs SL.

Match Details

  • Date: July 18, 2021
  • Time: 3:00 PM (IST) onwards 
  • Venue: R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium, Colombo

Squads

India

Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Nitish Rana, Ishan Kishan (Wicket-keeper), Sanju Samson (Wicket-keeper), Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, K Gowtham, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Vice-captain), Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Chetan Sakariya

Sri Lanka

Dasun Shanaka (Captain), Dhananjaya De Silva, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Ashen Bandara, Minod Bhanuka (Wicket-keeper), Lahiru Udara (Wicket-keeper), Ramesh Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Binura Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera, Lakshan Sandakan, Akila Dananjaya, Shiran Fernando, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Ishan Jayaratne, Praveen Jayawickrama, Asitha Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Isuru Udana.

Head-to-Head

  • Total matches played: 165
  • IND won: 91
  • SL won: 56
  • No Result: 11
  • Abandoned/Cancelled: 7

Possible Playing XIs

India’s Playing XI

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

Sri Lanka’s Playing XI

  • Pathum Nissanka
  • Avishka Fernando
  • Bhanuka Rajapaksa
  • Dasun Shanaka (C)
  • Dhananjaya de Silva
  • Minod Bhanuka (WK)
  • Wanindu Hasaranga
  • Isuru Udana
  • Akila Dananjaya
  • Lahiru Kumara/Kasun Rajitha
  • Dushmantha Chameera

 Top picks for Dream11 Fantasy Captain

Here are our three picks for probable Dream11 Fantasy captain for IND vs SL:

  • Shikhar Dhawan
  • Suryakumar Yadav
  • Hardik Pandya

Top picks for Dream11 Fantasy Vice-Captain

Here are our three picks for probable Dream11 Fantasy vice-captain for IND vs SL:

  • Dhananjaya de Silva
  • Wanindu Hasaranga
  • Prithvi Shaw

Dream11 Fantasy Team 1

IND vs SL Dream11

Wicket-keeper:

  • Sanju Samson

Batsmen:

  • Shikhar Dhawan (C)
  • Suryakumar Yadav
  • Avishka Fernando
  • Dasun Shanaka
  • Prithvi Shaw

All-rounders:

  • Dhananjaya de Silva (VC)
  • Hardik Pandya

Bowlers:

  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar
  • Yuzvendra Chahal
  • Dushmantha Chameera

Dream11 Fantasy Team 2

IND vs SL Dream11

Wicket-keeper:

  • Ishan Kishan

Batsmen:

  • Shikhar Dhawan
  • Suryakumar Yadav (C)
  • Dasun Shanaka
  • Manish Pandey

All-rounders:

  • Dhananjaya de Silva
  • Wanindu Hasaranga (VC)
  • Hardik Pandya

Bowlers:

  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar
  • Isuru Udana
  • Dushmantha Chameera

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