The first T20I between India (IND) and Sri Lanka (SL) is set to take place at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Sunday.
India succumbed to a tough loss in the third and final ODI. But with a change in format, India will be eyeing a return to winning ways. The likes of Suryakumar Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be looking to seal their spot in the side with the T20 World Cup on the horizon.
Their opponents, Sri Lanka, will bank on their newfound momentum to continue their winning run. They possess an explosive batting unit with Avishka Fernando and Bhanuka Rajapaksa in fine form.
As the ODI series progressed, the pitch got slower, which might be the case in the upcoming first T20I as well.
Probable Playing 11 Today
Charith Asalanka, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Minod Bhanuka (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Akila Dananjaya, Isuru Udana, Chamika Karunaratne, Praveen Jayawickrama and Dushmantha Chameera
Shikhar Dhawan (c), Prithvi Shaw, Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Nitish Rana, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Rahul Chahar and Yuzvendra Chahal/Varun Chakravarthy
Match: Sri Lanka vs India, 1st T20
Date and Time: 25th July 2021, at 8:00 PM IST
Venue: R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
DREAM 11 TEAM
Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the information mentioned, and make your own decision.