India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I Prediction, Playing11, Pitch Report, Dream11 Fantasy Tips

India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I Prediction: After conquering the Caribbean challenge convincingly in both ODIs and T20Is, team India is straight away up for the second challenge. India will host island nation, Sri Lanka for the three games T20I series followed by two test matches in the coming few days.

Even before the series could start, the hosts have sustained a couple of blows as premier batsman Suryakumar Yadav and pacer Deepak Chahar have been ruled out due to thumb and hamstring injury respectively. But, injuries are also a blessing in disguise for the other players who have been warming benches all this while.

Dashing wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson will get a chance in the upcoming T20I series and he will have to make sure that his appearances should turn valuable. Previously, Samson got a couple of opportunities, but the cricketer couldn’t make them count as he was dismissed playing outrageous shots at the onset of his innings.

Senior all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and ace seamer Jasprit Bumrah are also back to the squad. Both the cricketers will be featuring in the 1st T20I against Sri Lanka.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka have recently returned after getting a 1-4 defeat in the five games T20I series in Australia. The island nation could only manage to win a single game against the Aussies.

Following the defeat against Australia, Sri Lanka would be disappointed, but they will look to end their series losing performance as they lock horns against India, today in Lucknow’s Ekana Stadium.

Team India will be without Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant in the T20I series. Both the players have been rested to manage their workload.

Match Details:

Fixture: India vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20I

Day/Date: Thursday/February 24, 2022

Venue: Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow

Time: 7:00 PM IST

Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar

India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I Pitch Report:

Lucknow’s Ekana Stadium hasn’t hosted a lot of international fixtures till date. Only 4 T20Is have been played here out of which India has played just one. The other three T20Is were played between Afghanistan and West Indies.

In the last T20I India played here, Rohit Sharma produced an unbeaten knock of 111 runs and defended the total against West Indies. This is a good batting track with batters getting a good amount of help from the pitch. Seamers will also get a decent aid from the surface for the entire match. Anything above 180 would be considered a decent score to defend.

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India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I Probable Playing11 and Full Squad:

India Playing11: Ishan Kishan (WK), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Rohit Sharma (C), Sanju Samson, Ravindra Jadeja, Venkatesh Iyer, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravi Bishnoi, Jasprit Bumrah

Full Squad: Rohit Sharma(c), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, Kuldeep Yadav, Venkatesh Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Harshal Patel, Deepak Hooda, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Ishan Kishan(w), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

Sri Lanka Playing11: Pathum Nissanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kamil Mishara (WK), Dinesh Chandimal, Dasun Shanaka (C), Charith Asalanka, Chamika Karunaratne, Jeffrey Vandersay, Praveen Jayawickrama, Lahiru Kumara, Dushmantha Chameera

Full Squad:  Jeffrey Vandersay, Pathum Nissanka, Kamil Mishara(w), Dinesh Chandimal, Janith Liyanage, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka(c), Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera,  Danushka Gunathilaka, Praveen Jayawickrama, Lahiru Kumara, Ashian Daniel, Shiran Fernando, Binura Fernando

India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I Dream11 Fantasy Tips and Prediction:

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Charith Asalanka, Pathum Nissanka, Dasun Shanaka (vc), Venkatesh Iyer ©, Ravindra Jadeja, Harshal Patel, Dusmantha Chameera, Jasprit Bumrah, Maheesh Theekshana

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