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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - India v Sri Lanka 1st T20I

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli
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The 1st match of the three-match T20I series between India and Sri Lanka will be played at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati.

India are coming off an exciting series win against West Indies while Sri Lanka suffered a serious beating at the hands of Australia. India have won 4 and lost one out of their last 5 games while The Lions have lost 3 and won 2 of their last five.

In a total of 16 T20Is played between the two teams, India have won 11 while Sri Lanka have won 5.

As far as the team combinations of both sides are concerned, India have rested Rohit Sharma and Mohammad Shami. Returning from injury, Shikhar Dhawan will open the batting with KL Rahul. Rishabh Pant, Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer will follow in the middle order.

The team is likely to go in with an all-rounder in the form of Shivam Dube. Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar are likely to be the two spinners. They will support comeback man, Jasprit Bumrah and Shardul Thakur.

For Sri Lanka, Kusal Mendis and Niroshan Dickwella will open the innings with Kusal Perera and Bhanuka Rajapaksa following. Angelo Mathews will provide substance to the batting order. Lasith Malinga and wrist spinner Lakshan Sandakan will lead their bowling attack.

This match will be played in Guwahati where the pitch has a bit in it for the pace bowlers and if the ball does do something, it will increase Sri Lanka's chances of coming into the game. Otherwise, this may turn out to be a one-sided affair.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:

India - Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Dube, Rishabh Pant (wk), Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini/Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah

Sri Lanka - Kusal Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Perera (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lasith Malinga (c), Lakshan Sandakan, Isuru Udana, Lahiru Kumara

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Sri Lanka

Who will win? – India

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Virat Kohli (India), Kusal Perera (Sri Lanka)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Jasprit Bumrah (India), Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka)

Most Sixes – Shikhar Dhawan (India), Kusal Perera (Sri Lanka)

Player of the Match – Virat Kohli

Team Scores Batting first – India 180+, West Indies 160+

Match Handicap India

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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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