India starts their tour of Sri Lanka as they take on each other on the 18th of July 2021 for the first ODI. India would have new hopes as they have sent a revamped and youngster-loaded team to Sri Lanka. Exciting new faces would be seen on this tour with team India carrying high hopes from this group of lads. On the other hand, Sri Lanka would have their confidence crushed since they returned on the back of some tormenting defeats from England where they faced a second-grade English team. With Sri Lanka looking to bounce back on the international stage, India should be careful regarding the steps they take with their new ODI and T20I captain for the Sri Lanka tour, Shikhar Dhawan. The Cricbro match prediction who will win today would be quite a difficult decision to make.
Squad: Sri Lanka
Dasun Shanaka (C), Lahiru Udara (wk), Minod Bhanuka (wk), Kusal Perera (wk), Ashen Bandara, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Charith Asalanka, Pathum Nissanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Ishan Jayaratne, Isuru Udana, Ramesh Mendes, Wanindu Hasaranga, Akila Dananjaya, Asitha Fernando, Binura Fernando, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Lakshan Sandakan, Praveen Jayawickrama, Shiran Fernando. Coach- Mickey Arthur
Shikhar Dhawan (C), Ishan Kishan (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Manish Pandey, Nitish Rana, Prithvi Shaw, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Krishnappa Gowtham, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Chetan Sakariya, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Rahul Chahar, Varun Chakravarthy, Yuzvendra Chahal. Coach- Rahul Dravid
Probable Playing XI: Sri Lanka
Cricbro match predictions today's team- Dasun Shanaka (C), Kusal Perera (wk), Avishka Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva, Isuru Udana, Wanindu Hasaranga, Akila Dhanajaya, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara, Lakshan Sandakan, Binura Fernando
Probable Playing XI: India
Cricbro match predictions today's team- Shikhar Dhawan (C), Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Devdutt Padikkal, Nitish Rana, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Suryakumar Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Chahar
R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Cricbro cricket match prediction who will win the toss has Shikhar Dhawan on the cards since he has been quite successful at tosses while captaining his IPL (Indian Premier League) teams. Also, Sri Lanka and their captain Dasun Shanaka would be eager to win the toss to have an advantage at the home ground since they know the conditions and accordingly select the suitable option. Follow today's cricket match prediction and tips for a detailed analysis on this.
The weather in and around the R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo would be quite humid and uncomfortable. The temperatures would lie around 27°C to 34°C depending completely on the hour of the day. 75% humidity would be persistent according to national weather reports. Chances of precipitation are minimal with the least winds blowing. For further updates on this, stay tuned to today's cricket match prediction and tips that contain all live weather reports.
The pitch at the R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium, Colombo is a batsman's paradise as the pitch offers slower deliveries helpful for batsmen to face. Pace options are not a very good option at this pitch. Whereas, spin and swing along with slow deliveries still are effective to bamboozle the batsmen. For more info, switch to Cricbro today's cricket match prediction and tips for all Matchday pitch reports.
Overall Match Prediction
Cricbro cricket match prediction who will win the match today is backing the Indian team. Though they are sending a team with low experience mostly, they are backed to be the favourites to win the first ODI against Sri Lanka. While the main Indian team with all the experienced players is in England to face them in the test series coming up in August, this young team's young players are seeking a place in the main team. Most of them aim to perform fiercely against a broken Sri Lankan team and fans can follow Tipster match prediction tips for a detailed match update.
On the other hand, the Sri Lankan team plays this series in search of vengeance and revelation against the dismantling defeat against England, where they were clean swept in both the T20I (3-0) and ODI (2- 0) series.
With a solid young team to perform and Shikhar Dhawan's debut match as Indian skipper, Cricbro match prediction who will win today's match odds are in favour of India and completely against Sri Lanka who is quite vulnerable on the international stage now.
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