1st T20: IND vs SL: Virat Kohli is the perfect captaincy candidate


IND vs SL Match details:

India vs Sri-Lanka
1st T20, Sri Lanka tour of India
Date and Time: 5th January 2020, 7:00 PM IST
Venue: Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati

IND vs SL Preview:

Sri Lanka will visit India for another one of their annual tours. The Sri Lankan team has either visited India or vice versa each year since 1983. The visiting Sri Lankan team would look for a series victory, something which has distanced them since before the debut of Virat Kohli. The new-look Sri Lankan team has some exciting talent in their roster, which was displayed in the series against Pakistan. On the other hand, India struggled in winning series against Bangladesh and West Indies, and their batting struggles is something that would trouble them. The return of Bumrah is a boost for the team.

Pitch report:

The wicket in the Barsapara Cricket Stadium is known for aiding the batsman along with spinners. The seamers might get some support under the lights.

Weather report:

The weather in Guwahati is expected to be cold, especially during the night. There is a slight chance of passing showers, and the game might get shortened. The temperature is expected to be around 15-20 degrees celsius.

Probable Playing XI:

India: Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shivam Dube, Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Jaspreet Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal

Sri Lanka: Danushka Gunathilaka, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Kusal Perera, Angelo Mathews, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka, Isuru Udana, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lahiru Kumara, Lakshan Sandakan, Lasith Malinga (C)


Hardik Pandya is still out injured for team India.

Rohit Sharma has been rested for the series.

Deepak Chahar is injured for India.

IND vs SL Dream 11 Fantasy Picks:


Virat Kohli: Virat Kohli has been the mainstay of Indian batting for the most part of the past five years. Virat Kohli will undoubtedly be the danger man for India. He has scored 2633 runs in 75 T20 Internationals.

Jasprit Bumrah: Bumrah is one of those bowlers who can overturn a game at any moment. Bumrah has 51 goals in 42 matches.

Sri Lanka:

Angelo Mathews: The Sri Lankan all-rounder is one of the most dangerous players in the team. The batting of the Lankan team is built around him. He has 1055 runs in 72 innings.

Lasith Malinga: Malinga has played 79 T20 Internationals to bag 106 wickets. Malinga has found his old rhythm back after his return to the team.

Captaincy options:

Virat Kohli
KL Rahul
Angelo Mathews
Dasun Shanaka

Dream11 team:

Points projection:

Kusal Perera, Grade A, Points:50-60

Rishabh Pant, Grade A, Points: 40-60

Virat Kohli, Grade, A+, Points: 60-80

KL Rahul, Grade A+, Points: 60-80

Bhanuka Rajapaksha, Grade A, Points: 40-60

Ravindra Jadeja, Grade A, Points:50-60

Angelo Mathews, Grade A+, Points:60-80

Dasun Shanaka, Grade A, Points:50-60

Jaspreet Bumrah, Grade A+, Points:60-80

Lasith Malinga, Grade A, Points:40-60

Navdeep Saini, Grade B+, Points: 30-50

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