Series: T20 International, 2022
Match: 1st match, IND VS SL
Team: India VS Sri Lanka
Venue: Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow.
Time: February 24, 2022, 7:00 pm
Live: Sony Sports Network.
INDIA TO WIN THE MATCH
Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
India and Sri Lanka will launch the Three-games T20I series on Thursday night at the Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow. Hosts will join the series after the India wins 3-0 against the West Indies. Sri Lanka lost 4-1 after just finishing five consecutive wins in Australia.
Pitch & Condition
The surface of Ekana Cricket Stadium is a good cricket surface. This course is expected to help batters play shots after a careful first play. Crackpots need to make the team breakthrough in time. Later in the game, the decompression factor is considered, so the team will try to win toss and bat on this surface.
The par score is expected to be in the range of 170-180.
It is expected that cloudy skies will be a feature of the day of the match. The temperature should be between 16 and 29 degrees Celsius, and it won’t rain all day long.
Toss Prediction –
The team that wins the toss may decide to bat first. The Ekana Stadium in Lucknow is a high-scoring venue, and the side batting first has smashed huge totals on numerous occasions.
According to toss prediction, India will win the toss and bat first.
Point Table Analysis
India recently played the T20I series at home against the West Indies. India has won incredible victories 30 times in a row. India defeated the West Indies with six wickets on the first T20I, eight on the second T20I and 17 on the third T20I.
Sri Lanka recently fought Australia in the five-game T20I series. Sri Lanka faced a disastrous 41 loss in the series. Sri Lanka lost 20 runs of the first T20I and a second T20I in Super Over. The Sri Lankans lost the 3rd and 4th T20I in 6 wickets. In the last T20I, Sri Lanka won with five wickets.
Recent Form (L to R)
India – W W W W W
Sri Lanka – W L L L L
Head to Head (Last 5 Matches)
Total Matches Played- 5
India won- 3
Sri Lanka won- 2
The Indian team looks excellent and has finished the tour before whitening the West Indies with ODI and T20. Suryakumar Yadav hit the West Indies with some hard hits against him and won 107 runs in three games to win the guys in the series. Former Indian skipper Virat Kohli and wicket-keeper Rishab Pants are resting for the series, with Luturazi Gaikwad and Ishan Kishan likely to open innings.
The Indian bowling team has been outstanding in dealing with pressure in the final overs at the recent series. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and Harshal Patel bowled superb 19th overs when defending the 2nd and 3rd T20Is. With pacer Jasprit Bumrah joining the team for this bilateral series, this unit will become even nastier. Ravindra Jadeja will assist Ravi Bishnoi in the spin department to increase the pressure on opponents in the middle overs.
The Indian team as a whole appears to be improving against Sri Lanka. They will extend the team’s winning streak in T20Is under India’s most successful T20 captain, Rohit Sharma. The skipper will also have a chance to become India’s leading T20 run-scorer when he faces Sri Lanka in the first T20 match in Lucknow.
Top players to bet on- Jasprit Bumrah, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Ravi Bishnoi.
Sri Lanka will play the hosts in the first T20 match at Lucknow. Sri Lanka had been out of the game until their last T20 match against Australia. After a terrible batting performance throughout the series, they could chase down a 155-run goal in the final round to escape a whitewash over the Australians. Pathum Nissanka was their lone defender against Australia’s deadly pace attack, and he was also the series’ best run-scorer with 184 runs in five games.
Wanindu Hasaranga, who took the most wickets 16 in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021, was not selected because he tested positive for covid 19. Now that he is back in the squad for the India tour, Sri Lanka will have a slight advantage in both the spin and all-rounder departments. Despite winning the previous T20 series against India on Sri Lankan soil by 2-1, the Indian team has dominated them in the last five bilateral T20 series.
Sri Lanka has played against India in the subcontinent before. They’ll strive to put all of their expertise against the Indian team to good use to end their winning streak and their terrible record against them. Virat Kohli’s absence will be a significant benefit for them, and they will want to take advantage of it when they face India in the first game.
Top players to bet on – Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis.
Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Venkatesh Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Harshal Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Rohit Sharma.
Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kamil Mishara, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara, Praveen Jayawickrama, Dasun Shanaka, Pathum Nissanka.
Dream 11 Prediction
India is a quality aspect and is almost unbeatable in the country. India has several match-winners in that rank. India is the favourite to win this game. Sri Lanka is not expected to push over but to engage in a tough battle with the slightly exhausted Indians starting XI.