After the completion of 3 ODI match series, India & Sri Lanka will clash for the first of the three T20Is between on Sunday, 25th July, at the same venue – R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. According Indian Standard Time match will begin at 8.00 PM.
SL vs IND: India Tour of Sri Lanka: Preview
After dominating the hosts in the limited-overs format, the Shikhar Dhawan-led young Indian side looks all set for their favorite format. However, in the last ODI match Sri Lanka showed their talent & defeated India by 3 wickets. That would have not affected the confidence of Indian team as they are well prepared for the T20 series.
Looking at the previous T20 record of Sri Lanka, they have won just one out of their last ten T20Is. They were completely outplayed in all three departments in their last three T20Is against England. It will interesting to see if the hosts can continue their winning streak against India in T20 series as well.
SL vs IND: 1st T20 Match: Weather Report
It will mostly be cloudy in Sri Lankan capital with showers also expected throughout the day. There is a possibility that the game might get interrupted. The temperature will stay around 30° Celsius & wind is expected to blow at an average speed of 22 Km/Hr.
SL vs IND: 1st T20 Match: Pitch Report
The pitch of R Premadasa Stadium is a slow pitch & the same has been observed in ODI series as well. It is expected to give some extra benefits to spinners & to the pacers it will be beneficial in the later overs of the match.
SL vs IND: 1st T20 Match: Probable Playing XI
India: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Sanju Samson, Surya Kumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Chahar, Rahul Chahar, Chetan Sakariya, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar
Sri Lanka: Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Lakshan Sandakan, Isuru Udana
SL vs IND: 1st T20 Match: Dream 11 team Prediction
Dream 11 team: S Yadav (C), S Dhawan, P Shaw, D Shanaka, A Fernando, I Kishan (WK), D De Silva, C Karunaratne, Deepak Chahar, Dushmantha Chameera, Y Chahal
SL vs IND: Result of Last 5 T20 matches
Sri Lanka: W/L/L/L/L
SL vs IND: 1st T20: Live Score – www.cricbuzz.com
SL vs IND:1st T20: Match Prediction
India has shown its confidence in ODI series. Indian squad is full of youngsters with a proven record in T20 format. After loosing the last ODI match, the team will be motivated to start the T20 series with a win. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, will try hard to win the 1st T20 match but odds are higher for India. Team India is expected to win the match.