IND vs SL 1st ODI Live: Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka won the toss and opted to bat first against Shikhar Dhawan's India; Follow Live

IND vs SL 1st ODI Live: Hardik Pandya returns to bowling action; SL 39/0 (8); Follow Live updates: Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka won the toss and opted to bat first against Shikhar Dhawan’s Team India. While Prithvi Shaw has been trusted to open with Dhawan, Ishan Kishan, the birthday boy and Suryakumar Yadav are set to make their ODI debuts, benching Sanju Samson. The other team news is that Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal will return as the pair to ODIs.

After a very long wait, the Shikhar Dhawan-led Team India will get to play in the middle on Sunday vs Sri Lanka in the 1st ODI. Dhawan led team India may be considered as a “2nd string team” by a few but the reality is that it has the quality to take on any top team in the world. As is the case with the selection of XI for all Indian teams – Dhawan & Dravid are also facing the problem of plenty as they select Indian Playing XI for the 1st ODI – Follow IND vs SL 1st ODI LIVE Updates on

IND vs SL 1st ODI Live:

Over 7: Tight bowling from Chahar and Chuvneswahr keeping Sri Lanka at bay. It has been 3

Over 5: Bhuvneshwar Kumar with another good over. SL 26/0

Over 3: Good over for Sri Lanka. 6 runs off it. SL 20/0

Over 2: Avishka hits the 1st boundary of the innings, drives Chahar for two consecutive 4s. SL 14/0.

Over 1: Bhuvneshwar Kumar begins India’s bowling attack. Decent start, concedes four runs. SL 4/0.

Sri Lanka Innings: 39/0 (8 ovs)

Avishka Fernando Not out 32 32 2 1 100.00
Minod Bhanuka (WK) Not out 4 16 0 0 25.00
Extra 3 (b 0, w 3, nb 0, lb 0)
Total 39/0 (8)
Yet To Bat B RajapaksaD de SilvaKIC AsalankaD ShanakaW HasarangaC KarunaratneI UdanaPVD ChameeraL Sandakan


As for Playing XI, Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan are set for ODI debut; Kul-Cha pair returns after World Cup 2019. Bhanuka Rajapaksa set to make debut for Sri Lanka.

Playing XI: India: Shikhar Dhawan(c), Prithvi Shaw, Ishan Kishan (wk), Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav.

Sri Lanka: Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka(c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Isuru Udana, Dushmantha Chameera, Lakshan Sandakan

Toss: Dasun Shanaka wins toss, opts to bat first against India.

The match will start at 03:00 PM IST and will live stream on the SonyLiv app.

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SL vs IND Today Match Prediction Details

Sri Lanka vs India, 1st ODI

India Tour of Sri Lanka 2021

Date – 18 July 2021

Time: 03:00 PM IST

Venue: R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

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SL vs IND Pitch report:

The first ODI between India and Sri Lanka will be played at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. The average first innings score at the venue is 235 whereas the highest total recorded here is 375/5 by India in 2017 which included centuries from Rohit Sharma (104) and Virat Kohli (131) and unbeaten knocks from Manish Pandey (50) and MS Dhoni (49).

Moreover, a good batting-friendly wicket along with some assistance to pacers early on and spinners in the middle overs is expected in Colombo.

SL vs IND Team News and Probable Playing 11

SL Team News

  • Dasun Shanaka will lead the side
  • Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka will be responsible for putting runs on the board
  • Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, and Praveen Jayawickrama will handle the attack


  • Kusal Perera and Binura Fernando aren’t available for selection owing to injuries

SL Playing 11

Pathum Nissanka, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Ramesh Mendis, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Praveen Jayawickrama

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IND Team News

  • Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw are likely to open the innings
  • Sanju Samson is likely to don the wicketkeeping gloves
  • Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya will form the middle order
  • Krunal Pandya and Yuzvendra Chahal are likely to feature as two spin options
  • Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and Deepak Chahar will form the pace attack along with one of Navdeep Saini/Chetan Sakariya


  • There are no injury concerns in the squad

IND Playing 11

Shikhar Dhawan (c), Prithvi Shaw, Ishan Kishan/Sanju Samson (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini/Chetan Sakariya

SL vs IND Dream11 Prediction/Fantasy Team

Wicketkeeper: S Samson

Batsmen: D Shanaka, A Fernando, M Pandey, S Dhawan

All-rounder: W Hasaranga, D De Silva

Bowlers: D Chameeera, Y Chahal, D Chahar, B Kumar

Captain/Vice Captain Choices – S Dhawan, B Kumar, W Hasaranga

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India vs Sri Lanka ODI, SL vs IND squads

India Squad

Deepak Chahar, Prithvi Shaw, Hardik Pandya, Nitish Rana, Devdutt Padikkal, Ishan Kishan, Krishnappa Gowtham, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sanju Samson, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Shikhar Dhawan (c), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Chetan Sakariya

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Sri Lanka Squad

Dasun Shanaka (Captain), Ashen Bandara, Minod Bhanuka, Akila Dhananjaya, Shiran Fernando, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Lahiru Udara, Ramesh Mendis, Dhananjaya De Silva (Vice Captain), Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Ishan Jayaratne, Praveen Jayawickrema, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Lakshan Sandakan, Asitha Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Isuru Udana