1st Match in the Nidahas Twenty20 Tri-Series – India vs Sri Lanka – Preview

Most Likely XI–
1. Kusal Mendis (Right-Hand Batsman)
2. Kusal Perera (Left-Hand Batsman)
3. Dhananjaya De Silva (All-Rounder)(Right-Hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Off Spin)
4. Upul Tharanga (Left-Hand Batsman)
5. Dasun Shanaka (All-Rounder)(Right-Hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Medium-Fast)
6. Thisara Perera (All-Rounder)(Left-Hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Medium-Fast)
7. Dinesh Chandimal (Right-Hand Batsman)(Captain)(WK)
8. Jeewan Mendis (All-Rounder)(Left-Hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Leg Spin)
9. Akila Dananjaya (Right-Arm Off/Leg Spin)
10.Suranga Lakmal (Right-Arm Medium-Fast)(Vice-Captain)
11.Dushmantha Chameera (Right-Arm Fast)


12. Isuru Udana (Left-Arm Medium)
13. Amila Aponso (Slow left-arm orthodox)
14. Danushka Gunathilaka (Left-Hand Batsman)
15.  Nuwan Pradeep (Right-Arm Fast-Medium)

Pitch and conditions

Khettarama is generally not the highest-scoring T20 venue around, even 160 often proving a challenging total here. It has been a wet few days in Colombo, and it is possible rain will interrupt the match.

Stats and trivia

  • Sri Lanka has lost 10 and won 4 T20s against India. Their most recent victory was in February 2 years ago, in Pune. They have lost seven successive matches since.
  • Khettarama has not been a happy venue for Sri Lanka T20 sides either. having lost 12 out of 14 games played at the venue.

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  1. He has been batting at No.4
    He has been batting at No.4 ever since New Head coach was appointed because he knows that Dasun Shanka has scored 2 century in a similar style to Chris Gayle and has been most successful in both Domestic and International stage at No.4.

  2. Do you think winning opening
    Do you think winning opening combination will collapse due to Gunathilake’s poor form in club tournament. I don’t think so.

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