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Toss Winner - Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bowl first
India beat Sri Lanka by 38 runs
Is Sri Lanka up for the task to beat India with a home advantage after their ODI series loss?
We predict that India will defeat Sri Lanka.
Tournament: India tour of Sri lanka 2021 | Format: T20 | Venue: R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium, Colombo, SriLanka | Toss: To BowlBet Now
Sri Lanka will face India in their first T20 match of India tour of Srilanka2021 on 25th July 2021. This match will be played at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. This will be the first match of the T20 series and it will be important for the Sri Lankan team to begin this series with a win.
India are currently the world’s second-ranked team in T20 cricket, while Sri Lanka stands in the 10th position on the same table. It will be a challenge for the Sri Lankan team to defeat India, who is already in great form in the T20 format of the game. Looking at the upcoming T20 World Cup, this will be a series for experimentation in playing 11 combinations for both sides. Both sides have serious power hitting batsmen as well as T20 specialist bowlers and they will try to show their skills in this match to help their respective teams.
Sri Lanka currently ranks 10th in the ICC World T20 Rankings table. With the present form of the Sri Lankan squad, it will be a difficult task for this team to defeat India. They also lost the ODI series against India in this tour and they will now try to clinch this series. Dasun Shanaka and Avishka Fernando are the key batsmen in this team’s batting unit. Also, they need to solve their middle-order batting issue since few players will miss this series because of injury concerns.
Dushmantha Chameera is the key bowler in the Sri Lankan bowling unit. To help him, Dhananjaya de Silva, Isuru Udana, will play as an all-rounder bowling alternatives. This strengthens the Sri Lankan bowling unit and also deepens the batting for this team. By looking at the current form of the squad, it will be difficult for them to beat India. But if they will use their squad strength properly, then we can say that we might get to see a thriller in this first match of the T20 series.
Key players for Sri Lanka: Avishka Fernando, Dasun Shanaka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Isuru Udana
Dasun Shanaka(c), Avishka Fernando, Ashen Bandara, Dhananjaya de Silva, Akila Dhananjaya, Wanindu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Dushmantha Chameera, Asita Fernando, Shiran Fernando, Kasun Rajitha.
Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka, Isuru Udana, Ashen Bandara, Akila Dananjaya, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka, Charith Asalanka, Dushmantha Chameera, Wanidu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne
After defeating hosts in the ODI series, the Indian team is all set to start their T20 series and players will try to show their skills before the upcoming IPL and T20 World cup. Team management will try to groom these players before the upcoming ICC tournaments. This Indian team will try to give a chance to many new players. Players like Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad who have shown their skills at domestic levels, will get to perform and get used to international pressure. Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav who scored the fifties in this format in their debut series are all set to perform in this series.
In the bowling department, debutants like Chetan Sakaria and Rahul Chahar who have already done well in the ODI series, are ready to perform in this format also. Rahul Chahar and Chetan Sakaria, both had taken 3 wickets each in the last match of the ODI series. The overall team is looking strong and has good depth in the bowling and batting department. They will now try to beat Srilanka in this series also after winning an ODI series which might help them to build a squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup.
Key players for India: Shikhar Dhawan, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar
Shikhar Dhawan(c), Prithvi Shaw/ Devdutt Padikkal, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan/ Sanju Samson(wk), Manish Pandey/ Ruturaj Gaikwad, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya/ Rahul Chahar, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Chetan Sakaria.
Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Chahar, Hardik Pandya, Sanju Samson, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Varun Chakravarthy, Prithvi Shaw, SA Yadav, YS Chahal, Shikhar Dhawan
The weather will be cloudy on the match day and there are 60-70% chances of rain on the match day. The maximum and minimum temperature of the ground will be in the range of 29°C- 26°C respectively.
The venue for this match is R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. This ground has conducted many historical matches and witnessed many thrilling international as well as domestic games.
Out of the last 5 matches, the team who took batting has won only 2 times while the chasing team managed to win 3 games. So it will be good for the team to win the toss and choose to bowl first on this ground.
By looking at the current form of players in the ODI series, the Indian squad has a good depth in the batting lineup. WIth some new T20 specialists added in the Indian squad who had shown their class in the IPL, this squad is difficult to beat in this format. On the other side, the Srilankan team is struggling with their bowling unit as they have been expensive in the ODI series also while defending the totals. This concern may help the Indian team to tackle this challenge easily.
We predict that India will defeat Sri Lanka.
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