India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I Updates

The ODI series between India & Sri Lanka was played on 18th, 20th & 23rd July 2021 where India won the series (2-1).

1st ODI: India won the match by 7 wickets.

  • IND 263/3 (36.4)
  • SL 262/9 (50)

2nd ODI: India won the match by 3 wickets.

  • IND 277/7 (49.1)
  • SL 275/9 (50

3rd ODI: Sri Lanka won the match by 3 wickets. The match was reduced to 47 overs on each side due to rain.

  • IND 225 (43.1)
  • SL 227/7 (39)

After winning the Series, India shifts to focus on the T20 Series. The team is lead by Shikhar Dhawan.

The first T20 is to be played on 25th July 2021, the second on 27th & third on 29th July 2021 at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.

1st T20 Updates:

The match will begin at 08:00 PM IST on 25th July 2021 and it will take place at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo in Sri Lanka.

The match will be streamed on SonyLiv. You can get the match updates on Cricbuzz too.

Squads

India: Shikhar Dhawan(c), Prithvi Shaw, Ishan Kishan(w), Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Rahul Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Sanju Samson, Kuldeep Yadav, Krishnappa Gowtham, Nitish Rana, Navdeep Saini, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Varun Chakravarthy, Devdutt Padikkal, Chetan Sakariya

Sri Lanka: Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka(w), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka(c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Isuru Udana, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera, Ishan Jayaratne , Ramesh Mendis, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Asitha Fernando, Lakshan Sandakan, Ashen Bandara, Praveen Jayawickrama, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Pathum Nissanka, Lahiru Udara, Shiran Fernando, Binura Fernando

Playing XI

India: Shikhar Dhawan(c), Prithvi Shaw, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson(w), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Varun Chakravarthy

Sri Lanka: Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka(w), Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka(c), Ashen Bandara, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Isuru Udana, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera

SL won the toss & opted to field first.

Shikhar Dhawan: “We wanted to have a bowl first as there’s dampness in the pitch but we are capable of putting a good score on board. It’s about giving opportunities to new players and see how they perform and have a good chance for the upcoming World Cup. We got lots of changes, two debutants for us. Prithvi Shaw and Varun Chakravarthy.”

Dasun Shanaka: “We are going to bowl first. I think the wicket will play better in the latter part of the game. We can’t control the injuries and it can change the momentum as well. These three games are very important for us and we have got two debutants. We got three changes from the last ODI. Isuru Udana comes back.”

You can stream the match online on SonyLiv.

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