India vs Sri Lanka T20 series will commence on Thursday as world no.1 T20 ranked side is set to host it’s neighbouring rival for 3 T20s. The first T20 will be conducted at Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.
Newly appointed T20 skipper, Rohit Sharma has started his full time captaincy career with a bang, thrashing West Indians in all the matches on previous tour.
On the other hand Sri Lanka have been completely out bowled by Aussies on the previous tour and now they have a big challenge as they will face world no.1 T20 side ( India) which is on a winning streak of 9 T20 matches. Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant have been rested for the series and it will be a big challenge for Rohit and company to tackle Lankans in 3 match series.
Talking about the history, in the last 8 bilateral series played between both these sides, India have won 6 while Sri Lanka could lift the trophy only twice. Sir Jadeja ( Ravindra Jadeja ) and Indian yorker king, Jasprit Bumrah are back in squad whereas ICC world no.3 all rounder ; Wanindu Hasaranga is also back in Lankan’s squad.
Indian team replaced England as world no.1 T20 side after beating West Indies by 3-0 in the recent series and will be looking to carry their winning momentum when they face inexperienced Sri Lanka.
Indian team is looking in great touch. Suryakumar Yadav has been the biggest positive for Indian side from last tour where he managed to score 107 runs in 3 T20s at an average of 53.50, claiming Man of the series award. Former T20 skipper, Virat Kohli and regular wicket keeper batsman Rishabh Pant are rested so one of Ruturaj Gaikwad or Ishan Kishan could open the innings.
Indian pacers have been sensational against West Indies. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel bowled effective 19th and 20th over while defending the totals. Ravi Bishnoi, Ravindra Jadeja will handle spin department.
Overall Indian squad is looking promising against Sri Lanka. They will try to continue their winning streak under Rohit Sharma’s captaincy. However Rohit has a chance to become leading run scorer in T20s when he faces Lanka.
On the other hand Sri Lanka lost their last series against Australia. Now they will face India in sub continent where they always had a hard time. With inexperienced batting line-up, Sri Lanka needs to find right batting combination when they face India.
Presence of Wanindu Hasaranga will surely add strength in Lankan unit. When India visited Sri Lanka last year, former faced a 2-1 defeat under Virat Kohli’s captaincy. But at that point of time, senior players were tested covid positive. Compared to last time, India have a very solid unit and Sri Lankan unit needs to do something extra if they want to repeat the results of previous year.
Venue – Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
Date – 24th February 2022
Timings – 7:00 PM IST ( Local )
Tournament – Sri Lanka tour of India 2022
Format – T20
Lucknow is expected to experience partly cloudy conditions on match day. There are no chances of rain so fans can expect full overs game without any interruptions.
Precipitation – 2%
Humidity – 83%
Wind – 3km/hr
If we look at recent trends of almost every T20 match played at this venue, the pitch has favored bowlers in second innings while defending the totals. Here’s a look at T20 stats played at this venue –
Total Matches Played – 4
Team Batting First Won – 4
Team Batting Second Won – 0
Tie – 0
Average 1st Innings Score – 166
Highest Total Recorded – 195/2 by India
Lowest Total Recorded – 147/7 by Afghanistan
Below 150 – 1 time
Score between 150 and 169 – 2 times
Score between 170 and 189 – None
Score above 190 – 1 time
Toss Strategy – Win The Toss, Bat First
As seen above, all the four T20 Internationals that have been played at this venue, were won by batting first side. So team winning the toss should opt to bat first.
Probable Playing 11 – India
1. Ruturaj Gaikwad 2.Ishan Kishan (WK) 3. Shreyas Iyer 4.Rohit Sharma (C) 5.Sanju Samson 6.Venkatesh Iyer 7.Ravindra Jadeja 8. Harshal Patel 9. Ravi Bishnoi 10. Bhuvneshwar Kumar 11. Jasprit Bumrah
Probable Playing 11 – Sri Lanka
1. Pathum Nissanka 2. Danushka Gunathilaka 3. Kamil Mishara (WK) 4. Dinesh Chandimal 5. Charith Asalanka 6. Dasun Shanaka (C) 7. Chamika Karunaratne 8.Jeffrey Vandersay 9.Praveen Jayawickrama 10.Dushmantha Chameera 11.Lahiru Kumara
India vs Sri Lanka Best Picks For Dream11
After analyzing Bet 365 odds we have selected some players who can out perform in this match and you can make them captain or vice captain in your fantasy team and they are –
👉 Rohit Sharma
👉 Ruturaj Gaikwad
👉 Shreyas Iyer
👉 Danushka Gunathilaka
👉 Charith Asalanka
👉 Lahiru Kumara
India vs Sri Lanka Bet365 Odds Comparison Case Study
India is currently placed at 1.20. If we calculate the winning percentage of India at these odds then it comes out to be 83.33 percent.
On the other hand Sri Lanka is placed at 4.50. If we calculate the winning percentage of Sri Lanka at these odds then it comes out to be 22.22 percent.
As per our prediction, India should win this match.
India vs Sri Lanka Dream11 Team For Small League
Disclaimer – We have created this team based on our own instincts and analysis. Read our preview and make necessary changes once the lineup is announced.