It was a clinical performance by Team India in the first of the three-match IND vs SL ODI series at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati. After being asked to bat first by Sri Lanka, each of India’s top-three made a substantial contribution as the Men in Blue managed to post a mammoth 373/7. Virat Kohli’s 73rd international hundred headlined India’s batting but the foundation for a huge score was also set by half-centuries from the openers Rohit Sharma (83) and Shubman Gill (70).
KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer chipped in with useful contributions before the Indian bowlers restricted Sri Lanka to 306/8. Umran Malik was the pick of the bowlers for the hosts as he returned with figures of 3/57. Mohammed Siraj also scalped 2 wickets for 30 runs as eventually the home team registered a win by 67 runs and took a 1-0 lead in the series.
For Sri Lanka, even though Kasun Rajitha finished with 3 wickets in his kitty, he was a bit too expensive and conceded 88 runs in his 10 overs. Their biggest positive was captain and all-rounder Dasun Shanaka who not only scored a valiant hundred but also picked up a wicket by conceding 22 runs.
Now the focus shifts towards IND vs SL 2nd ODI which is set to be played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Prior to the India vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI, here is a look at the IND vs SL 2nd ODI Fantasy Tips, the possible IND vs SL Playing 11. Notably, the IND vs SL Live streaming will commence at 01:30 pm (IST). Fantasy Cricket Tips readers and those interested in participating in Fantasy Sports must typically finalise their teams after the toss and before the first ball is bowled.
IND vs SL 2nd ODI Fantasy Tips:
On current form and based on the fact that the top-order batters automatically get the chance to face the maximum number of balls- India’s Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill and Virat Kohli along with Pathum Nissanka who scored 72 in the IND vs SL 1st ODI should be considered for a place in the Fantasy Team.
Kusal Mendis also becomes an important from Sri Lanka as he is a wicketkeeping option and even bats in the top order, so can fetch points with both his skills. Dasun Shanaka, on current form, should walk into the Fantast team, once again bringing more than one skill into play. KL Rahul can be considered but he might not get as many balls to face.
Wanindu Hasaranga despite being wicketless will be a great pick from the all-rounders along with India’s Hardik Pandya. Kasun Rajitha, Mohammed Siraj and Umran Malik are hot picks among pacers.
IND vs SL 2nd ODI Fantasy Team:
Kusal Mendis (wicketkeeper), Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma (captain), Dasun Shanaka (vice-captain), Shreyas Iyer, Pathum Nissanka, Hardik Pandya, Wanindu Hasaranga, Kasun Rajitha, Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik
IND vs SL Playing 11 (Probable)
India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Mohammed Shami, Umran Malik, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Avishka Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka(c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dunith Wellalage, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka
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