In the upcoming Test and T201 series, India and Sri Lanka would go head to head one more time in their unending rivalry. The venue at Lucknow will host the first three T201 matches. Both teams are already at the venue and are also preparing for the thrilling encounter. India lost away from home against Sri Lanka last year during the previous tour and would be looking to return the favor.
Sri Lanka would also be looking towards returning to their unbeaten run after recently losing to Australia in a 4-1 defeat at home. Both teams have a lot to play for as they begin the new series. As India hopes to continue their formidable form at home, Sri Lankans would intend to set a new record by beating India in their own backyard.
Looking at the Indian squad, Suryakumar Yadav and Deepak Chahar would be missing out on this interesting match due to injuries. However, fresh faces fill up the Indian squad as a few players would be returning from injury.
Rohit Sharma will look to continue his good form against Sri Lanka from his previous feat against West Indies by continuing to play from his favorite limited-overs style.
Alternatively, Sri Lanka is recently eliminated from a series after losing to Australia. Australia beat Sri Lanka 5-1 in order to avoid an unpleasant situation after winning the last T201. India is currently at the top of the table, Sri Lanka is at the ninth position in the ICC rankings. This shows the current form of these teams before the commencement of the series and the upcoming match. Sri Lanka also has a couple of key players ruled out which is concerning leading up to the first match in Lucknow.
Match Up Predictions
Total Matches Played – 22
India – 14
Sri Lanka – 7
No Result – 1
Previous Matches at the Ekana Stadium, Lucknow
Total Matches Played – 7
Total matches won batting first – 4
Total matches won bowling first – 3
Average scores from first inns – 151
Average scores from 2nd inns – 128
Highest total on record 105/2 (20 Ov) by IND vs WI
Highest score chased 159/4 (20 Ov) by RSAW vs INDW
Lowest score defended 156/8 (20 Ov) by AFG vs WI
Which player would score more runs for India
Virat Kohli/Rohit Sharma
Which player will take the highest number of wickets for India
Bhuvneshwar Kumar/Ravindra Jadeja
Which Sri Lankan player would score the highest runs
Dinesh Chandimal/Charith Asalanka
Which Sri Lankan player would take the highest wickets
In the match between India and Sri Lanka, Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma are expected to play in the first T20. They have both been priced at 3.00 by Mega Casino World to hit a six in the fixture.