- India-Sri Lanka first ODI on Sunday in Colombo
- Newcomers to the Indian team led by Shikhar Dhawan
- Sri Lanka’s off-roader to beat India
The Indian team, led by Shikhar Dhawan, has six newcomers. It is unclear who will make his international debut at the first ODI. Young bowler Chetan Zakaria and Malaysian batsman Devadath Padikkal can make their debut. Sanju Samson is also a possibility on the team. India is expected to sweep in the series as Sri Lanka is weak.
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With the retirement of Kushal Perera due to injury, Sri Lanka will be able to strengthen its home team. Bowlers can focus on the team to keep India at bay. The playing field that supports the effect will be prepared at the Premadasa Stadium. Akhila Dhananjaya will be the team’s trump card. Captain Dasun Shanaka is the best spiker. It will not be easy for Sri Lanka to overcome the challenge of India as it has not been able to perform well of late.
India: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithviraj Shah, Ishant Kishan / Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rahul Chahar, Chetan Zakaria.
Sri Lanka: Avish Fernando, Patum Nissanka, Minod Bhanuka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya D’Silva, Dasun Shanaka, Vanidu Hasaranga, Isaru Udana, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Akhila Dhananjaya.