Indian side captained by Shikhar Dhawan will lock horns against Sri Lanka's second-string team led by Dasun Shanaka at the R Premadasa Stadium in capital Colombo today (18th July).
The ODI series between India and Sri Lanka is going to commence today at 3 Pm. A young Indian side captained by Shikhar Dhawan will lock horns against Sri Lanka's second-string team led by Dasun Shanaka at the R Premadasa Stadium in capital Colombo today (18th July).
India and Sri Lanka have played 159 ODI matches so far; India has an upper hand with 91 wins to Sri Lanka's 56 wins. One match ended up in a tie while 11 matches did not reach any result.
It has been 24 years since Sri Lanka won an ODI series against India. They won a 3 match-ODI series against Team India for the last time in the year 1997.
Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan made a great opening partnership while playing for Delhi Capitals in the IPL. Sikhar will likely opt for this pair, which means Padikkal and Gaikwad may have to wait for their turn.
Middle Order and All Rounders-
The team has many players for the middle order but experienced Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya can get a chance in the first match.
Meanwhile, Sanju Samson can also debut in the first match of the ODI series. This Kerala batsman has a lot of experience.
Shikhar Dhawan can rely on the pair of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal in this ODI series. Deepak Chahar can be picked alongside vice-captain Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
India's Probable Playing XI:
Shikhar Dhawan (Captain) Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar