India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI: The two giants of Asia will lock horns in a three-match ODI series, beginning with the opener in Colombo on July 18. Ahead of the curtain-raiser, take a look at their head-to-head record, form guide, and a quick recap of the squads.
The time has almost arrived! After tons of discussion, debate, criticism, and anticipation during the build-up, the commencement of India’s tour of Sri Lanka is less than 24 hours away. The giants from Asia will locks horns in a limited-overs bilateral series on Lankan soil. The tour kickoffs with the first ODI in Colombo on July 18.
A lot has been talked about the depth of India cricket as the country has fielded a specialist, white-ball squad in the absence of the senior men’s team, which is currently in England for a five-match Test series. The team is being led by first-time captain Shikhar Dhawan and coached by batting legend Rahul Dravid.
Ahead of the curtain-raiser, take a look at their head-to-head record, form guide, and a quick recap of the squads.
The two formidable sides of South Asia have met each other 159 times in the 50-over format, with India reigning supreme by a huge margin.
|Sri Lanka wins||56|
LAST 5 ENCOUNTERS:
The visitors have also enjoyed an upper hand in recent battles, winning four of the last five matches against Sri Lanka. Will they follow suit this time around as well?
|Series/Tournament||First Innings||Second Innings||Result|
|2019 ICC World Cup||SL-264/7 (50)||IND-265/3 (43.3)||IND win by 7 wickets|
|3-match ODI series (2017)||SL-215/10 (44.5)||IND-219/2 (32.1)||IND win by 8 wickets|
|3-match ODI series (2017)||IND-392/4 (50)||SL-251/8 (50)||IND win by 141 runs|
|3-match ODI series (2017)||IND-112/10 (38.2)||SL-114/3 (20.4)||SL win by 7 wickets|
|5-match ODI series (2017)||SL-238/10 (49.4)||IND-239/4 (46.3)||IND win by 6 wickets|
The ‘Men in Blue’ will return to the 50-over format for the first time since March 18, while the hosts last played an ODI on July 4. India head into the contest on the back of a 2-1 series against England at home, while the Lions of Lanka come into the series after suffering a 0-2 defeat to England.
While India haven’t had to make any changes since naming their squad, the hosts will have two names missing from the initial list due to injuries. Explosive left-handed batsman Kusal Perera has been ruled out due to a right shoulder sprain, while left-arm pacer Binura Fernando will not take part in the ODI series as he sprained his ankle during training.
Shikhar Dhawan (c), Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Nitish Rana, Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, Krishnappa Gowtham, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Chetan Sakariya
Dasun Shanaka (C), Dhananjaya De Silva (VC),Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Ashen Bandara, Minod Bhanuka, Lahiru Udara, Ramesh Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Lakshan Sandakan, Akila Dhananjaya, Shiran Fernando, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Ishan Jayaratne, Praveen Jayawickrema, Asitha Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Isuru Udana
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