The 1st match of the India and Bangladesh in Sri Lanka T20 tri-series 2018 will be played tomorrow (March 06) at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo at 07:00 PM Local.
This is the first game of the tournament.
Without the likes of Virat Kohli, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Hardik Pandya and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, the Rohit Sharma led-India is ready to take on the Lankan Lions. With Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey and Dinesh Karthik in the middle, the bowling will be dependent on Yuzvendra Chahal, Jaydev Unadkat, Shardul Thakur and Axar Patel.
Sri Lanka, on the other hand, will play under the captaincy of Dinesh Chandimal. There were no reports on injury and a full squad of Sri Lanka is available for selection.
Dinesh Chandimal, Thisara Perera, Kusal Mendis, Suranga Lakmal, Upul Tharanga/Danushka Gunathilaka, Dasun Shanaka, Dananjaya de Silva/Jeevan Mendis, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera/ Isuru Udana, Kusal Perera, Nuwan Pradeep
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik/Rishabh Pant (wk), Deepak Hooda/ Vijay Shankar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jaydev Unadkat, Washington Sundar/ Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur/Mohammad Siraj
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, and Suresh Raina will be the batting pillars while Yuzvendra Chahal, Jaydev Undakat and Shardul Thakur are expected to take care of bowling.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka would be looking forward to Upul Tharanga, Thisara Perera, Suranga Lakmal and Dinesh Chandimal for their victory.
Avg 1st inn score-155
Avg 2nd inn score-132
Highest Total-205/4 (20 Ov) by WI vs Aus
Lowest Total-80/10 (17.2 Ov) by Afg vs Eng
Highest Chased-174/9 (19.2 Ov) by Pak vs SL
Lowest Defended-115/6 (20 Ov) by RSA vs SL
While Sri Lanka would try to test their full strength against India, Rohit Sharma led India would like to dominate the entire tour from the very first game. Without the likes of big names such as Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, India would also like to test their potential and look if they can win matches without these names. Moreover, India will enter the ground as favourites.
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