IND vs SL Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report, and Injury Update of 1st T20I match between India and Sri Lanka.
IND vs SL Sri Lanka tour of India, 1st T20I Match Preview:
India and Sri Lanka are set to face each other in the first T20I of the three-match series on Thursday at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow.
India last faced West Indies in a 3 match T20I series and defeated the visitors by 3-0 at home in the recently concluded T20I series. Following the losses to Pakistan and New Zealand in the T20 World Cup last year, India have enjoyed a winning streak that has now extended to nine games. At home, India have won 8 and lost 2 to Sri Lanka.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka last played with Australia in a 5 match series. They only managed to win the last match and lost the series by 4-1. Wanindu Hasaranga has tested positive again for COVID-19 and is undergoing extended isolation.
IND vs SL Sri Lanka tour of India, 1st T20I Match Details:
Venue: Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
Date & Time: 24th Feb, at 07:00 PM IST
Live Score: CricketAddictor
IND vs SL Sri Lanka tour of India, 1st T20I Match Pitch Report:
In all the four matches at this venue, teams batting first have emerged victorious rather comfortably. Pleasant conditions, with a high of 25 degree Celsius, are forecast.
IND vs SL Sri Lanka tour of India, 1st T20I Match Probable Playing XIs:
IND: Rohit Sharma (C), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan (WK), Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, Venkatesh Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Harshal Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah
SL: Pathum Nissanka, Dinesh Chandimal, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kamil Mishara (WK), Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (C), Chamika Karunaratne, Jeffrey Vandersay, Praveen Jayawickrama, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara
Top Picks for IND vs SL Dream11 Prediction and Fantasy Cricket Tips:
Rohit Sharma will be a top captaincy choice. The Indian T20I captain had a good year in the shortest format in 2021. He scored 424 runs at an average of 38.54 and recorded five fifties. Rohit scored 66 runs in 3 matches at a strike rate of 126.92 in the recently concluded series against WI.
Ishan Kishan did not have the best of time against WI. He managed to score 71 runs in 3 matches and is a solid budget pick here at 8.5 credits.
Ruturaj Gaikwad was dismissed for 4 runs off 8 balls in his only outing against WI. However, the opener is a talented batsman and is a good bet for runs while costing only 8 credits for the fantasy side.
Ravindra Jadeja is all set to return on the field after a long time. He is one of the best all-rounders at the current. He has 46 wickets from 55 matches and also scored 256 runs at a strike rate of 113.77.
Yuzvendra Chahal has grabbed a total of 66 wickets in 52 T20I games. He bowled beautifully in the series against West Indies recently. He will be a must-have pick for this match who will be having the responsibility of netting a few early scalps here.
Venkatesh Iyer has scored 92 runs in 3 matches at an average of 92 and a strike rate of 184. He had a top score of 35 and also picked up 2 wickets from 3.1 overs at an economy of 8.52.
Harshal Patel was the leading wicket-taker for India with 5 wickets from 3 matches at an average of 21, an economy of 8.75, and a strike rate of 14.4. He had a BBI of 3/22 and is an excellent bet for wickets at the death.
Jasprit Bumrah was absent for the series against WI. However, the quickie is the strike bowler for India and was their joint leading wicket-taker at the World Cup with 7.
Pathum Nissanka was the top scorer for SL with 184 runs in 5 matches at an average of 36.80 and a strike rate of 115.72 in the recently concluded series against Australia. He is must pick from the Sri Lanka side in this match. He can earn you hefty points by scoring runs at a good strike rate.
Dushmantha Chameera is Sri Lanka’s spearhead with the ball. He was the leading wicket-taker for SL with 7 wickets from 5 matches at an average of 21.85, an economy of 7.65, and a strike rate of 17.1. He had a BBI of 2/30 and is a good bet for wickets.
Sri Lankan skipper Dasun Shanaka has scored 823 runs in 62 T2oIs and also scalped 17 wickets throughout his career.
Maheesh Theekshana will be bowling the crucial overs and can hunt wickets in bunches in this match once again. He has taken five wickets against Australia. He will be a terrific choice from the bowling department.
IND vs SL Sri Lanka tour of India, Must Picks for Dream11 Team Prediction:
|Player||Statistics (Last 5 matches)||Dream11 Points|
|Ravindra Jadeja||39 runs + 7 wickets||20, 32, 39, 113, 97|
|Rohit Sharma||177 runs||82, 93, 72, 27, 21|
|Jasprit Bumrah||7 wickets||4, 60, 31, 88, 60|
|Harshal Patel||19 runs + 9 wickets||56, 84, 54, 1, 95|
|Pathum Nissanka||184 runs||51, 98, 22, 58, 26|
|Dushmantha Chameera||15 runs + 7 wickets||67, 59, 14, 30, 70|
IND vs SL Sri Lanka tour of India, Captain and Vice-Captain Choices:
Captain – Rohit Sharma, Shreyas Iyer, Venkatesh Iyer
Vice-Captain – Pathum Nissanka, Ravindra Jadeja, Harshal Patel
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for IND vs SL Dream11 Team:
Wicketkeeper- Ishan Kishan
Batsmen- Rohit Sharma (c), Shreyas Iyer, Charith Asalanka, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Pathum Nissanka (vc)
All-Rounders- Ravindra Jadeja, Dasun Shanaka
Bowlers- Harshal Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Maheesh Theekshana
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for IND vs SL Dream11 Team:
Wicketkeeper- Ishan Kishan
Batsmen- Rohit Sharma, Shreyas Iyer (c), Charith Asalanka, Pathum Nissanka
All-Rounders- Ravindra Jadeja (vc), Dasun Shanaka, Venkatesh Iyer
Bowlers- Dusmantha Chameera, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravi Bishnoi
IND vs SL Sri Lanka tour of India, 1st T20I Match Probable Winner:
India is expected to win this match.
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.