The first match of the three ODI series between India and Sri Lanka is being played at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Hosts Sri Lanka have won the toss and decided to bat first. Sri Lanka scored 55 runs for 1 wicket in 10 overs. Minod Bhanuka (12) and Bhanuka Rajapakse (6) at the crease.
Sri Lanka innings
Avishka Fernando and Minod Bhanuka came out to open for Sri Lanka. Both shared 49 runs for the first wicket. The team got its first blow in the 10th over. Yuzvendra Chahal dismissed Avishka Fernando for 32.
Debut of Ishaan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav
Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav made their debut for India in today's match. Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal have also been included in the playing XI. Sanju Samson could not play the match due to a ligament injury. Bhanuka Rajapaksa made his debut for Sri Lanka outside the first ODI.
Team India Playing XI
Shikhar Dhawan (c), Prithvi Shaw, Ishan Kishan (w), Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Kunal Pandya, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav
Sri Lanka Playing XI
Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka (W), Bhanuka Rajapakse, Dhananjay de Silva, Charit Aslanka, Dasun Shanaka (C), Vanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Isuru Udana, Dusmantha Chamira, Laxman Sandakan
Team India's selling power will be tested
Let us tell you that the selling strength of Team India will be tested on this tour, because Virat Kohli has gone without players like Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Jasprit Bumrah. The team will be captained by Shikhar Dhawan. Today he will captain Team India for the first time. 10 out of 20 players in the team are uncapped, so many players will debut. Talking about the Sri Lankan team, Dasun Shanaka has been given the captaincy of the team. The condition of the team looks very bad due to the absence of many top players. Angelo Mathews has decided to stay out of the series due to personal reasons. Kusal Perera and Binura Fernando have been ruled out due to injuries. In England, some players have been banned for violating the bio bubble.
Head to Head in India and Sri Lanka ODIs
India and Sri Lanka have played 159 ODI matches so far. India's angle is visible. The team has won 91 matches. Sri Lanka has won only 56 wins so far. 11 matches have ended without a result, while one match has ended in a tie.
Team India (Full Squad)
Shikhar Dhawan (capt), Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Nitish Rana, Ishan Kishan (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Krishnappa Gautam, Yuzvendra Singh Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakraborty, Rahul Chahar, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Chetan Sakaria, Navdeep Saini.
Sri Lanka (Full Squad)
Dasun Shanaka (captain), Dhananjay D'Silva (vice-captain), Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapakse, Pathum Nisanka, Charit Aslanka, Vanindu Hasaranga, Asheen Bandara, Minod Bhanuka, Lahiru Udara, Ramesh Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmanjadayakan, Akila Dhananjadaykan, Lakshmana , Shiran Fernando, Dhananjay Lakshan, Ishaan Jayaratne, Praveen Jayavikrema, Asitha Fernando, Kasun Rajita, Lahiru Kumara, Isuru Udana.
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