- Match: India vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20I
- Date: 24th February 2022
- Time: 07:00 PM IST
- Venue: Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
Sri Lanka recently lost the T20 series 4-1 against the champions Australia and now is up against India in the long tour that begins with the T20I series. India, on the other hand, recently clinched the T20I series against Windies with a clean sweep. Both sides will be targeting this series as a preparatory ground for T20 World Cup, scheduled later this year in Australia.
Under the absence of Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant, India are preparing the young players for the T20 World Cup battle. Sri Lankan batters may face tough times against Ravi Bishnoi’s unorthodox bowling and Jasprit Bumrah’s natural pace. Shreyas Iyer and Ishan Kishan might continue the momentum on the field challenging the bowling efforts of the Lanka team. Ruturaj Gaikwad might also be given more games to establish as a backup opener.
After their recent defeat to Australia, Sri Lanka have plenty to fix for better results in this series. The only positive for the team was a single win against Australia in T20I series. Skipper Dasun Shanaka and Kusal Mendis are expected to lead the batting unit after a below-average display of batting right throughout the series down under. On the bowling front, the team has done well recently of late and should continue to do so. Sri Lanka have to work on their temperament and not throw away their wickets this time to inflict wins against the mighty Indians.
Pitch Report & Conditions
The Atal Bihari Vajpayee cricket stadium is known to give offer good assistance for quality cricket. The nature of the ground is expected to remain the same. The weather conditions are expected to be pleasant while the humidity is expected to be around 75%. The daytime is shall be cloudy, but no rain is expected at the venue.
Probable Playing XI:
Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson/Ruturaj Gaikwad, Mohammed Siraj, Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi
Dasun Shanaka, Charith Asalanka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kamil Mishara, Janith Liyanage, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara
Players worth choosing in your MyTeam11 fantasy team:
Rohit Sharma might be a good pick for this series as his leadership helped India clinch T20I series against West Indies with a clean sweep. The run-hundred machine can help you gain ample points in the match.
His unorthodox action and exceptional bowling skills still make it difficult for batsmen to pick him. We might witness some stumps-wrecking bowling by Bumrah, which will help you score more points in the game.
Suryakumar Yadav has looked calm and composed whenever he has come out to bat. Many eyes were set at him in the last series and he was well appreciated for his sound knocks against the West Indies.
Kusal Mendis’ batting prowess helped the team win the fifth and final T20I match against Australia to prevent a whitewash. Choosing him in your team can aid you to register some big winnings.
The natural pace of Chameera makes him one of the better fits in any fantasy team cricket team. A tall, slim, and quick paceman, he has it all to make a significant contribution to both Sri Lanka’s performances as well as your fantasy gains.
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