IND vs SL 1st T20 Dream11 Prediction
|Match Date:||5th January|
|Match Timing:||7.00 PM|
|Expected Crowd Turnout:||38,000|
|Match Venue:||Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Assam|
The India National Cricket Team will kickstart the new decade with a T20 series against Sri Lanka. The 3-match series will kickoff at Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Assam amongst much nervousness. Guwahati had been paralysed for most of the last month owing to violent protests against Citizenship Amendment Act with five people being killed in police firing.
However, the Assam Cricket Association (ACA) is taking every step possible to make sure a safe evening is underway at the Barsapara Stadium.
MP Gupta, the Guwahati Commissioner of Police, has assured that the highest security will be deployed in the stadium. The spectators are not permitted to carry anything more than their purse, mobile phones and car keys.
Here is complete IND vs SL 1st T20 Dream11 Prediction:
|Key Players in form||IND – Virat Kohli, KL Rahul
SL – Lasith Malinga
|Weather Condition||Although there might be showers earlier in the day, the weather will most probably be clear in the evening.
16 °C, 85% Humidity, Winds up to 6 km/hr. 21% Precipitation.
|Toss Advantage||The only T20I played here saw Australia elect to bowl first. The Kangaroos went on to win the game by 8 wickets, after wrapping India for only 118 runs. Moreover, in the only ODI played here (West Indies
322/8 – India 326/2) also saw the side electing to field first win the game. So electing to bowl first might be a good idea. The possibility of rain intervention also makes this an obvious choice with the team batting second getting the aid of the D/L method.
|Pitch Report||The ACA Barsapara Cricket Stadium has a flat pitch matched with a fast outfield. A high-scoring game, thus, might not be completely ruled out.|
|Venue Stats||Average first inning total in T20s: 118
Average second inning total in T20s: 122
|Ground Size:||Square Boundaries: 82 yards, Straight Boundary: 78 yards|
|Injury Updates||Hardik Pandya, Deepak Chahar
Rohit Sharma (Rested)
|Head-to-Head||IND 10 – 5 SL|
|Form||IND – W L W W W (most recent first)
SL– L L L W W
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Team News India
There will be some good news in store for India with star pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah fit again. The 26-year-old spearhead had been out since the series against South Africa with back stress. Bumrah teased his fans about his return back to the starting XI with a post on Instagram.
Elsewhere, last series’ player of the series Rohit Sharma has been given a well-deserved rest for the T20I series. The opener had ended the year 2019 as the second-highest international run-scorer after Virat Kohli. Deepak Chahar, though, misses the plane due to injury. Navdeep Saini is expected to replace him although Shardul Thakur may also get a chance. Shivam Dube should also retain his place in the starting XI.
Team News Sri Lanka
The Sri Lanka camp will be without the services of Nuwan Pradeep ahead of the crucial T20 series against India, although the Islanders will be uplifted by the return of Angelo Mathews. The all-rounder had been out with an injury for almost 16 months. Kasun Rajitha will be coming in place of Pradeep.
— Sri Lanka Cricket ?? (@OfficialSLC) January 2, 2020
The Lions will have the duo of Gunathilaka and Dickwella upfront, followed by Kusal Perera and Angelo Mathews batting at no. 3 and no. 4 respectively. Wrist spinner Hasaranga, who was the man of the series in the T20 series against Pakistan, is expected to join Sandakan in the spin department.
Probable Playing XI of India
Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shivam Dube/ Rahul Chahar, Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Khaleel Ahmed/Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal
Probable Playing XI of Sri Lanka
Danushka Gunathilaka, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Kusal Perera, Angelo Mathews , Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka, Isuru Udana, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lahiru Kumara, Lakshan Sandakan, Lasith Malinga (C)
Dream11 Prediction Team 1
Kusal Perera, Rishabh Pant (wk), Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Angelo Matthews, Ravindra Jadeja, Lasith Malinga, Wanindu Hasaranga, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini.
IND vs SL 1st T20 Dream11 Prediction Team 2
Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Rishabh Pant, Angelo Mathews, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Wanindu Hasaranga, Shivam Dube, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga, Navdeep Saini.
India are the undoubted favourites to win this contest against Sri Lanka. In their last T20I series, the young Lions were crushed by Australia in a 3-0 washout. This included a massive 134-run bashing, with the team failing to go past the 100-run mark after conceding 233 runs in the first innings. Their struggles with the top order and ball have been evident.
The Men in Blue, on the other hand, have been ruthless at home in the recent while. Barring the drawn series against South Africa, they have managed to win every single T20I series played on home soil. With Jasprit Bumrah returning back to the lineup, they are stronger than ever.
Predicted Winner: India