Sri Lanka will host the second-string Indian side for a three-match ODI and T20i series starting from 18th July. The R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo will be hosting all three ODI games which are scheduled to be played on 18th, 20th, and 23rd July respectively. Indian season-campaigner Shikhar Dhawan will lead the side in the absence of Virat Kohli, who is currently in England for India’s upcoming Test series against the English team. Former Indian captain and current under-19 coach Rahul Dravid will head the Indian side in Sri Lanka. India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI
Sri Lanka vs India 1st ODI: Preview
The Indians have totally dominated the Sri Lankans when it comes to the ODI series. The Sri Lankans have not won a single bilateral ODI series against India since 1997. The two sides have faced each other a total of 159 times in ODIs. Out of which, the Men in Blue have won a total of 91 games and the Sri Lankans have only won 56 of them. Only 1 has resulted in a tie (NR:11). India has won eight consecutive ODI series against the Sri Lankans since February 2007.
It also involves two 5-0 whitewashes. Sri Lanka has only managed to get the better of the Indians in a bilateral ODI series twice in 1993 and 1997. India won 2-1 in their last ODI series against Sri Lanka in 2017. India has a win-loss record of 28-27 against Sri Lanka away from home. Both the teams have won 15 games each at the R Premadasa Stadium against each other. However, Sri Lanka has not won a single game against India at R Premadasa Stadium since 2009.
SL vs India 1st ODI: Match Details
- Match: Sri Lanka vs India, 1st ODI
- Venue: 18th July, 2:30 PM IST
- Date and Time: R Premadasa Stadium
- Where to watch: Sony LIV and Sony TEN networks
- Note: Doordarshan will live telecast India vs Sri Lanka limited-overs series on its terrestrial network and its D2H platform.
SL vs Ind 1st ODI: Predicted Winner
India are expected to win the 1st ODI even with their second-choiced side. Sri Lanka are expected to put a tough show but the Men in Blue will seemingly prove to be too strong for the Lankans.
Sri Lanka vs India 1st ODI: Full Squad
India full squad:
Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Nitish Rana, Ishan Kishan (Wicket-keeper), Sanju Samson (Wicket-keeper), Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, K Gowtham, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Vice-captain), Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Chetan Sakariya
Net bowlers: Ishan Porel, Sandeep Warrier, Arshdeep Singh, Sai Kishore, Simarjeet Singh
Sri Lanka full squad:
Dasun Shanaka – Captain, Dhananjaya De Silva – Vice Captain, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Ashen Bandara, Minod Bhanuka, Lahiru Udara, Ramesh Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Lakshan Sandakan, Akila Dhananjaya, Shiran Fernando, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Ishan Jayaratne, Praveen Jayawickrema, Asitha Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Isuru Udana.