The Indian team will tour Sri Lanka in July for a bilateral series. BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly has informed that India will tour Sri Lanka for a limited-overs bilateral series. The tour will consist of 5 T20Is and 3 ODIs. Since many top Indian players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Jasprit Bumrah will be in England during the time for the forthcoming Test series against the English side, other players will make it into India’s squad for the Sri Lanka tour.
Although Sri Lanka has dropped in ODI rankings in the last few years, the country has been a tough competitor for India in cricket over the years. India will need to send its best combination of players against Sri Lanka, as the latter will also have the home advantage during the series. Here we look at India’s predicted XI in the first ODI against Sri Lanka.
India’s Predicted Playing XI In The First ODI Against Sri Lanka
Shikhar Dhawan should lead the Indian team in the ODI series against Sri Lanka. As a batsman, Dhawan is also the best player to open the innings. Shikhar Dhawan has been a regular part of the Indian team in the ODIs and T20Is for the last few years. He showed a great batting form in IPL 2021. Moreover, Dhawan also played brilliantly in the ODI series against England earlier this year. He smashed 2 half-centuries in three matches, out of which one was a 98-run knock. Dhawan will provide a great strength to the top order in batting in the first ODI against Sri Lanka.