Dasun Shanaka and Shikhar Dhawan
Dasun Shanaka and Shikhar Dhawan (Image Credit: Twitter)

After the conclusion of the ODI series, Sri Lanka and India are set to lock horns in a three-match T20I series. Sri Lanka vs India three-match ODI series was won by India 2-1. India won the first two matches by 7 wickets and 3 wickets but lost the final ODI by 3 wickets. India’s middle-order batsman Suryakumar Yadav was adjudged player of the series. Now, India and Sri Lanka are set to battle against each other in the 1st T20I.

Sri Lanka vs India 1st T20I will be played on Sunday (July 25) at R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all three T20I games will be conducted at the same stadium. The Indian team is led by Shikhar Dhawan and is short of most of the crucial players, who are currently in England for the upcoming Test series. The Sri Lankan side will be led by Dasun Shanaka.

India Team, Sri Lanka vs India
India Team (Image Credit: Twitter)

The Indian squad has many debutants who might make their T20I debut during Sri Lanka vs India T20I series. Devdutt Padikkal, Nitish Rana, Krishnappa Gowtham, Chetan Sakariya, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and Varun Chakravarthy falls under this category. Here we talk about Sri Lanka vs India 1st T20I match predictions.

Sri Lanka vs India 2021, 1st T20I- Prediction

India and Sri Lanka faced each other in a T20I match for the first time in 2009. Both the teams have played 19 T20I against each other. India has an upper hand over Sri Lanka in T20I cricket. India has won 13 matches while Sri Lanka has won 5 games. There was 1 match that ended with no result. In the last 5 India vs Sri Lanka T20I matches, India has won 3 matches while Sri Lanka has won 1. One match ended with no result.

  • Total Matches Played- 19
  • India won- 13
  • Sri Lanka won- 5
  • Tie- 0
  • No Result- 1
  • India Win %- 72.22
  • Sri Lanka Win %- 27.77
  • Average First Innings Score- 157
  • Average Second Innings Score- 138

India

India Cricket Team, Sri Lanka vs India
India Cricket Team (Image Credit: Twitter)

Who will score the most runs- Shikhar Dhawan/Prithvi Shaw

Who will take the most wickets- Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Team
Sri Lanka Team (Image Credit: Twitter)

Who will score the most runs- Avishka Fernando/Bhanuka Rajapaksa

Who will take the most wickets- Akila Dananjaya/Praveen Jayawickrama

Who Will Win the Match: Match Prediction

In Sri Lanka vs India 1st T20I, the Indian team is favored to win the match. The Indian squad does have some debutants and less-experienced players, but they own a lot of experience in the Indian Premier League which is a T20 league.

However, the Sri Lanka side totally outclassed the Indian batsmen and bowlers in the 3rd ODI, and they must be on the top of their confidence after earning a victory. They will surely give a tough challenge to the Indian side in the 1st T20I encounter.