India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI: Tomorrow, the first match of the three-match ODI series will be played between India and Sri Lanka. This match will start at 3 pm Indian time in Colombo. Wicket-keeper batsman Sanju Samson can debut for India in this match. Actually, Samson has played T20 International matches for India, but he has not yet made his ODI debut.
Captain Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw, who is in excellent form, can open in this match. However, Team India also has other options in the form of Devdutt Padikal, Rituraj Gaikwad and Nitish Rana, but coach Rahul Dravid and captain Dhawan can give Prithvi Shaw the first chance for the opening.
After this, Suryakumar Yadav’s play at number three is believed to be fixed. At the same time, wicket-keeper batsman Sanju Samson can play at number four. This Kerala batsman has a lot of experience and at least in ODIs, he will be given preference over Ishan Kishan. After Sanju, Manish Pandey can be given a chance at number five.
Pandya Brothers will play the role of finisher
Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya can bat at number 6 and 7. Both these brothers will play the role of finisher. Krunal Pandya can prove to be very effective on Sri Lankan pitches. He can also bat explosively in the last overs. He also showed it by doing this in the home ODI series against England. On the other hand, Hardik would like to silence the critics with his performance.
Kulcha may get a chance
Looking at the pitch of Sri Lanka, captain Dhawan can give Kulcha i.e. Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav a chance together in the first ODI. Whenever this pair has played together in ODI cricket. Contributed a lot to India’s victory. After this, the responsibility of fast bowling can be the responsibility of vice-captain Bhuvneshwar Kumar and speed star Navdeep Saini. However, Deepak Chahar and Chetan Sakariya are also good options in the team, but Saini can be given a chance along with Bhuvi.
India’s Probable Playing XI – Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson (WK), Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Navdeep Saini.