India will counter Sri Lanka in the 1st T20I of the upcoming three-match T20I series. Sri Lanka vs India 1st T20I will be played at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on Sunday (July 25). India and Sri Lanka witnessed some nail-biting competition in the recently concluded three-match ODI series. India managed to bag the series in their kitty after defeating Sri Lanka 2-1.
India won the 1st ODI with ease, chasing down the 263-run target by 7 wickets. However, Sri Lanka gave a tough challenge to the India team in the 2nd ODI with their effective bowling attack. However, the Shikhar Dhawan and boys still managed to pull off a victory with 3 wickets while chasing a 276-run target in the match.
In Sri Lanka vs India 3rd ODI, Sri Lankan bowlers totally crushed the Indian batting order, restricting them to 225 all-out. Later, they chased down the target with 3 wickets in hand.
The idea of introducing 5 debutants in the 3rd ODI did not work for the Indian side, as they totally failed to give a tough challenge to Sri Lanka. Now in Sri Lanka vs India 1st T20I, the visitors will look to pick the best XI members in the team so as to start the series on a winning note.
Sri Lanka, which is led by Dasun Shanaka, would have gained confidence after crushing India in the 3rd ODI. After losing the ODI series, the home side will aim to bag the T20I series in their favor. Here we talk about India’s predicted XI in Sri Lanka vs India 1st T20I match.
Sri Lanka vs India 2021, 1st T20I- India’s Predicted XI
Shikhar Dhawan will be the captain of India in the T20I series and hence will lead the team in the 1st match. Although the left-handed batsman could not do much in the 2nd and 3rd ODI, his spectacular knock of unbeaten 86 runs helped India to win the first ODI. Dhawan was also the highest run-scorer for India in the ODI series. He will lead the team in the 1st T20I and will also play as an opener.