IND vs SL Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI Updates, Pitch Report & Injury Updates for 1st T20I


India will host Sri Lanka in the 3 matches T20I series starting on Tuesday. India will look to start the New Year with a win with more young blood in the line-up. Asia Cup champions Sri Lanka haven’t played a T20I since their early exit from the T20 World Cup.

Match Details:

India vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20I

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Date & Time: January 3rd at 7:00 PM IST and Local Time

Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar

What is the pitch report for IND vs SL, 1st T20I?

Defending targets is one of the difficult tasks to do in this venue as the wicket gets better to bat on in the 2nd half. The runs will come quick and fast as the boundaries are quite smaller. We can expect a high-scoring contest for sure.

Recent form:

India: Tie Won NR Lost Won

Sri Lanka: Lost Won Lost Lost Won

IND vs SL, 1st T20I Probable Winners:

India are expected to win this match.

What is the expected, Probable Playing XIs for IND vs SL, 1st T20I?


Ishan Kishan (wk), Shubman Gill / Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya (c), Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal

Sri Lanka

Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka / Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara / Nuwan Thushara

Injury Updates:

As of now, there are no injury concerns on both sides. It will be added when there is an update.

What are the Top Picks, players for Dream11, My11circle and MPL for IND vs SL, 1st T20I?

Top Pick Batter

No.1 T20I batter Suryakumar Yadav will play at No.3 for India in this series. He knows the conditions of Wankhede really well which will definitely help him. In his 42 T20Is, he has scored 1408 runs at an average of 44 which includes 2 centuries and 12 half-centuries.

Top Pick All-Rounder

Wanindu Hasaranga has the skill to turn things quickly with both bat and ball. Sri Lanka’s premier all-rounder has featured in 7 T20Is against India where he picked up 10 wickets with the best figures of 4 for 9 and scored 45 runs.

Top Pick Bowler

Arshdeep Singh has been nominated for the ICC Emerging Player award for his extraordinary performances on the biggest stage. The 23-year-old left-arm seamer has picked up 33 wickets in 21 T20Is at an economy of 8.17 with the best figures of 4 for 37.

Top Pick Wicketkeeper

Ishan Kishan might be smaller in stature however hits the ball clean and long. His recent 210 in the 3rd ODI against Bangladesh is evidence of it where he hit 24 fours and 10 maximums.


Bhanuka Rajapaksa is a good reader of the game who likes to play according to the situation. He was the main man behind Sri Lanka’s Asia Cup win. In 35 T20Is, he has scored 666 runs at an average of 25.61 with the highest score of 77.

What are the fantasy suggested teams for IND vs SL, 1st T20I?

1. Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav (c), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Pathum Nissanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Wanindu Hasaranga (vc), Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Maheesh Theekshana

2. Sanju Samson, Ishan Kishan (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Pathum Nissanka, Axar Patel (vc), Hardik Pandya, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Maheesh Theekshana

Pre-Match Analysis:

Looks like Indian team management are looking to hand Hardik Pandya a full-time captaincy role in the shortest format of the game with senior trio Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Lokesh Rahul hasn’t been named in the squad against Sri Lanka. Speedsters Mukesh Kumar and Shivam Mavi have earned their maiden India call-ups for their consistent domestic performances. Suryakumar Yadav has been elevated to the vice-captain role. It’s a good opportunity for batters Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, and Sanju Samson to make the most. Skipper Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, and Washington Sundar are the frontline all-rounders who keep the right balance on the side. Their record in the bilateral T20I series has been phenomenal as they have lost only one series since Jan 2020.

Sri Lanka on the other hand are looking to seek answers against the new look Indian side. Asia Cup champions had a disastrous T20 World Cup as they were knocked out in the group stages. Dasun Shanaka will continue to lead the side in the white ball. Sadeera Samarawickrama is back in the side after his brilliant performances in the Lanka Premier League, Even Avishka Fernando had a stunning tournament with the bat and he might be preferred ahead of Charith Asalanka. They visited India in February last year and got thrashed 3-0 however winning against full strength Indian side in the Asia Cup will boost their confidence. Wanindu Hasaranga is their trump card and his performances will surely matter to the visitors.



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