After a successful series against the West Indies at home, India will now eye a series victory over Sri Lanka in the 3-match T20I and a 2-match Test series. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, have lost their recent T20I series to Australia 4-1.
The T20I series kicks off from February 24 while the Test series will begin from the 4th of March. The first T20I will be played at Ekana Stadium, Lucknow while the next two will be played at HPCA Stadium, Dharamshala.
Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul and Deepak Chahar aren’t available for this series. While Jadeja, Samson and Jasprit Bumrah have returned to the Indian squad.
Sri Lanka has got a decent squad as well, with Dasun Shanaka as its leader. However, Avishka Fernando, Nuwan Thushara, and Ramesh Mendis have been ruled out of the series due to injuries. Hasaranga will also miss the series as he tested positive for Covid-19.
- Match: India vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20I
- Date: Thursday, February 24, 2022
- Time: 7:00 PM (IST)
- Venue: Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
The pitch at Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium will assist the quick bowlers while spinners may come in handy in the middle overs. Anything around 170 will be a competitive total at this venue.
India & Sri Lanka Squads
Rohit Sharma (C), Ishan Kishan (WK), Deepak Hooda, Jasprit Bumrah, Avesh Khan, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Venkatesh Iyer, Mohammed Siraj, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Harshal Patel, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Iyer.
Sri Lanka Squads
Dasun Shanaka (C), Kamil Mishara (WK), Dinesh Chandimal, Charith Asalanka, Jeffrey Vandersay, Danushka Gunathilaka, Binura Fernando, Pathum Nissanka, Janith Liyanage, Shiran Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera, Praveen Jayawickrama, Ashian Daniel, Chamika Karunaratne, Lahiru Kumara.
IND vs SL Probable Playing XI
India Playing XI
Rohit Sharma (C), Ishan Kishan (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Venkatesh Iyer, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sanju Samson, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Jasprit Bumrah, Harshal Patel.
Sri Lanka Playing XI
Dasun Shanaka (C), Kamil Mishara (WK), Charith Asalanka, Praveen Jayawickrama, Dinesh Chandimal, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara, Chamika Karunaratne, Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Jeffrey Vandersay.
Average 1st Innings Score
The average first innings score at this venue in the last 2 matches played is 152 runs.
Record of Chasing Team
Based on the last 2 matches —
- Matches Won: 1
- Matches Lost: 1
- Draw/No Result/Abandoned: 0
India & Sri Lanka Last 5 Matches Stats
IND vs SL Player Record/Stats (Top 5)
|Player||Stats (T20I Career)|
|Rohit Sharma||3263 Runs|
|Jasprit Bumrah||66 Wickets|
|Pathum Nissanka||486 Runs|
|Dasun Shanaka||17 Wickets & 823 Runs|
|Venkatesh Iyer||128 Runs & 3 Wickets|
IND vs SL Captaincy Picks For Fantasy Team
- Rohit Sharma
- Pathum Nissanka
- Ruturaj Gaikwad
IND vs SL Dream11 Fantasy Team Prediction
Fantasy Team Suggestion 1
- Wicket-Keeper: Ishan Kishan
- Batsmen: Rohit Sharma, Shreyas Iyer, Charith Asalanka, Pathum Nissanka
- All-Rounders: Dasun Shanaka, Venkatesh Iyer
- Bowlers: Harshal Patel, Dusmantha Chameera, Jasprit Bumrah, Maheesh Theekshana
- Captain: Rohit Sharma
- Vice-Captain: Dasun Shanaka
Fantasy Team Suggestion 2
- Wicket-Keeper: Dinesh Chandimal
- Batsmen: Rohit Sharma, Danushka Gunathilaka, Charith Asalanka, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Pathum Nissanka
- All-Rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Dasun Shanaka
- Bowlers: Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Maheesh Theekshana
- Captain: Pathum Nissanka
- Vice-Captain: Ruturaj Gaikwad
Probable Winner Of The Match
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 for the fantasy game please consider the points mentioned and make your own decision at the time of making your team.