Finally the day has arrived, the Indian fans were waiting desperately! The 1st match of the ODI series between India and Sri Lanka is all set to start on Sunday, July 18. The fans will be seen once again cheering for Men in Blue after a heart-breaking loss in the final of the World Test Championship against New Zealand.
India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI will be played at the Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Sunday. In this series, Team India will be led by senior batsman Shikhar Dhawan, as many senior players including regular captain Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma are currently on the tour of England for Test series.
Rain had spoiled the game for many days in the India vs New Zealand WTC final, so let’s find out what are the chances of rain for Ind vs SL 1st ODI and what is the condition of the pitch.
IND vs SL, 1st ODI pitch report: The pitch of Colombo’s R Premadasa stadium is good for bowlers as well as the batsmen. Bowlers will most likely get swing here when the game starts and batting can be difficult for some time in the begning of the game. But as time goes by, the pitch will get slow and will be easier to bat and score runs. The spinners will also get help from the pitch.
IND vs SL, 1st ODI Colombo weather report: Talking about the weather, rain will likely cause a hindrance in the Ind vs SL 1st ODI. If this happens, then the fans will definitely get disappointed.
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Indian squad for Sri Lanka tour: Shikhar Dhawan (capt), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (vice-captain), Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikkal, Rituraj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Nitish Rana, Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, Krishna Gautam, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakraborty, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Chetan Sakaria.