Sri Lanka vs India First Match in Tri-Series
Question in detail
Before the first T20 of Nidahas trophy begins this evening, team India will need to churn a lot about their final playing XI as most of their players are tyros, seeking opportunities to explore their talent on the international stage. So, it's going to be a series to assay India's new talent. Despite being without their star power, India walks in as favorite to win the first match against Sri Lanka, to be played on March 6. Dhoni, Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar, Kuldeep, and Pandya are the ones to get their likely befitting replacements in the match. But the big miss for this Indian outfit is the regular skipper Virat Kohli, whose rest petition had been accepted by the BCCI right after India's recent tour of South Africa.
Now those in prime focus will be Raina, Rohit, and Dhawan with the bat. Chahal, too, will be center stage given his successful away tour as a bowler. Not only will the senior players have the responsibility to reinforce India's fortunes, but also the tyros will be keen to prove their worth. The hosts Sri Lanka would love to play in front of their home crowd. Like India, they, too, will eye a winning start to the tri-nation tournament. And their chances to win the first T20 of Nidahas trophy cannot be undervalued.
Match prediction, Sri Lanka vs India first match in tri-series
Both the teams are coming on the back of a T20 series win away from home. While India beat SA 2-1 in the in the just-concluded T20 series, Lankans swept Bangladesh 2-0 about half a month ago. Almost half of the Indian side that beat Africa in Africa has changed. The experienced have been replaced with inexperienced in the name of a deserving rest. The star players, including Dhoni, Kohli, and Pandya are missing, but the likes of Rohit, Dhawan, and Raina still stand as a threat to the opponents.
Either team can win Sri Lanka vs India first match in tri-series as T20 is a format where the tables turn in a matter of just one over or two. Lanka also has a chance to win if not as much as India do. India looks stronger on papers even without their powerhouse, but we can't also deny the fact that Lanka can turn the tables. For India, the good thing is that Rohit Sharma hasn't lost even a single T20 game as captain. When predicting, the winning ratio between India and Sri Lanka is 70:30 respectively.
Will team India get a winning start to Nidahas Trophy in Sri Lanka?