The 1st One Day International between India and Sri Lanka will be played at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala. Here is the preview of the game in the India vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, Match Preview:
Venue: Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala
Timing: 11:30 AM/ 06:00 AM GMT / 11:30 AM Local Time
Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Ajinkya Rahane, Kuldeep Yadav, Sidharth Kaul, Axar Patel, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzavendra Chahal,
Sri Lanka Squad:
Dilruwan Perera, Angelo Mathews, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dinesh Chandimal (c), Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Dimuth Karunaratne, Roshen Silva, Vishwa Fernando, Dasun Shanaka, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Lahiru Gamage, Jeffrey Vandersay, Lakshan Sandakan
The Indian batting features Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Ajinkya Rahane. Virat Kohli has been rested and Rohit Sharma will be the acting captain. The Indian top order looks good minus Kohli. Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and MS Dhoni will be the key players for the Indians. As far as the bowling is concerned the Indians haev a really good pace attack with Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah in the side who have been absolutely superb in the recent games for India in the limited overs. Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel and Y Chahal are the spinners in the squad. Y Chahal will be the key spinner. The Indian team has Sidharth Kaul as a new player in the side. Hardik Pandya will be the key all rounder for India.
The Sri Lankans on the other hand have Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dinesh Chandimal (c), Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Dimuth Karunaratne, Roshen Silva, Sadeera Samarawickrama as the key batsmen in the side. The main batsmen will be Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal and Lahiru Thirimanne. Niroshan Dickwella will be a player to watch out for. His aggressive instincts up the order will be important for the visitors. The bowling comprises of Vishwa Fernando, Dasun Shanaka, Lahiru Gamage, Jeffrey Vandersay, Lakshan Sandakan, Suranga Lakmal. Suranga Lakmal will be the key bowler for the visitors. The bowling however lacks the venom in the side.
The prediction is of an Indian win with 70-30 chances of winning. This was the preview of the game. Please leave your comments and suggestions in the box below.