India vs Sri Lanka 2022, 1st Test Match Predicted 11 Analysis

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Team India is gearing up to take on against Sri Lanka in the 1st Test game from March 4th at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium – Mohali, India (09:30 IST / 4:00 GMT). Team India is in red hot form after winning the previous T20 series by 3-0 and they will look to repeat the same in the longest format too. Let’s have look at India vs Sri Lanka 2022 1st test match prediction. 

IND vs SL 2022, 1st Test Match Prediction:

India vs Sri Lanka 2022 Predicted Playing XI Analysis:

India Predicted XI:

Rohit Sharma (Captain), Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah (VC), Mohammed Siraj

Sri Lanka Predicted XI:

Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Lahiru Thirimanne, Pathum Nissanka, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva (vc), Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Praveen Jayawickrama, Lasith Embuldeniya, Suranga Lakmal, Dushmantha Chameera, Charith Asalanka

IND vs SL 1st Test Match PREVIEW:

India:

  • Team India has won their previous three-match T20 series with 3-0 against Sri Lanka and they have a promising bunch of players.
  • Star Indian players Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant are back into the squad and they will definitely add some boost to the current squad.
  • In their Previous Test outing against South Africa, They have won the 1st game but later went on losing the series.
  • Key players for the side are Virat Kohli, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Jasprit Bumrah.

Sri Lanka:

  • Previously, Sri Lanka had a disappointing T20I series against India and they will look to give a strong comeback in the Two-Match Test series.
  • They are in excellent form in the longest format of the game and they have a decent record in their recent Test games.
  • Suranga Lakmal has previously announced that he will be retiring from the International format after this series and he will look to lead the pace department from the front.
  • Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, and Lasith Embuldeniya are the key players for the Lankan’s.

WEATHER AND PITCH REPORT:

Cloudy conditions are expected for Day-1 of the Test match and a temperature of between 26-28 is expected throughout all the match days. And no sign of rain is predicted for the 1st Test.

The pitch at Mohali is a bowling-friendly track – This venue is known for its pace and bounce and the Pacemen from both sides will definitely have an upper hand over the spin.

HEAD-TO-HEAD Battle: India vs Sri Lanka 

  • Total Tests Played: 44
  • India Won: 20
  • Sri Lanka Won: 7
  • NR: 0
  • Draw: 17

India vs Sri Lanka 2022, Who Will Win 1st Test Match?

Looking at the head-to-head battle and team’s current form, India has a slight upper hand over the tourers, Sri Lanka. India has a good record on their home soil and Sri Lanka has an excellent Test record in their recent outing – It’s definitely going to be an intense battle between them.

**DISCLAIMER: Please note that our Match predictions are based on our analysis and they do not guarantee positive results**

 

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