Pitch Condition:

R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

This wicket generally remains strictly neutral(i.e a balanced one). All the departments are expected to get almost equal advantage however spinners will get somewhat extra advantage. You can see scores in the range of 150-170. Batting generally gets easier in the 2nd inning in the presence of due factor.

Last 6 matches at this ground:

IND: 225, SL: 227/7 (Pace: 7, Spin: 10)

SL: 275/9, IND: 277/7 (Pace: 7, Spin: 7)

SL: 262/9, IND: 263/3 (Pace: 3, Spin: 8)

SL: 314/8, BAN: 223 (Pace: 14 Spin: 3)

BAN: 238/8, SL: 242/3 (Pace:6 Spin: 3)

SL: 294/8, BAN: 172 (Pace: 14 Spin: 3)

Team India Preview:

Indian team has won the ODI series and is expected to win this series also. Suryakumar Yadav and P Shaw have been selected in Indian test team but they will leave after the t20 series as per the reports.

Varun Chakravarthy is set to make his much awaited T20 debut after missing in the last 2 series due to fitness issues.

Probable 11 of the team:

Shikhar Dhawan (c): LHB: 

Prithvi Shaw: RHB: 

Suryakumar Yadav: RHB: 

Ishan Kishan: (wk): LHB: 

Sanju Samson: RHB

Hardik Pandya: RHB+ RAM : 

Krunal Pandya: LHB+LAO:

Bhuvneshwar Kumar: RAM: 

Deepak Chahar: RAM: 

Yuzvendra Chahal: RAL: 

Varun Chakravarthy: RAL

Team Breakup: 

Main Batters: Shikhar Dhawan, P Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav,Ishan Kishan (Sanju Samson is also a very talented bastman)

Main Spinners: Yuzvendra Chahal, Varun Chakravarthy(Krunal Pandya will assist them)

Main Pacers: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, (Hardik Pandya will assist them)

Expected Death Overs: Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Hardik Pandya/Deepak Chahar

Full stats and Analysis of the players:

Manish Pandey(RHB): Technically batsman but he generally gets very less chance to bat. Average Pick.

H2H: 7 I, 226 R, 113.0 A, 134.5 SR

VENUE: 5 I, 185 R, 92.5 A, 125.0 SR

T20I: 39 M, 33 I, 709 R, 44.31 A, 126.15 SR

LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20D): 61, 38, 2, 61, 31,(ODI): 26, 37, 11,

 

P Shaw(RHB): Attacking batsman and Consistent Performer + Is in very good form. He will be a good pick in the Small leagues.

H2H:

VENUE: 

T20I: 

T20D: 59 M, 59 I, 1508 R, 25.55 A, 150.19 SR

LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE: 7, 53, 21, 82, 39,(ODI): 43, 13, 49,

 

S Dhawan(LHB): Must have pick, Most important batsman of the team and is in form.

H2H: 8 I, 289 R, 41.3 A, 137.0 SR

VENUE: 5 I, 198 R, 39.6 A, 145.6 SR

T20I: 65 M, 63 I, 1673 R, 27.88 A, 127.41 SR

LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE: 45, 28, 6, 46, 69,(ODI): 86, 29, 13,

 

Ishan Kishan(LHB): Hard hitting batsman and is a good t20 player. He will be a good pick if mentioned at 2 down.

H2H: 

VENUE:

T20I: 2 M, 2 I, 60 R, 30.0 A, 146.34 SR, 

T20D: 102 M, 96 I, 2505 R, 27.83 A, 131.42 SR

LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE: 28, 1, 12, 26, 6,(ODI): 59, 1,

 

Surya Kumar Yadav(RHB): Must have pick. Very attacking and talented batsman and will be a good C and VC choice also.

H2H: 

VENUE: 

T20I: 3 M, 2 I, 89 R, 44.50 A, 185.41 SR, 

T20D: 180 M, 159 I, 3829 R, 31.38 A, 141.08 SR

LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE: 10, 24, 33, 16, 3,(ODI): 31, 53, 40,

 

Hardik Pandya(RHB+RAM): Very good allrounder but not looking in good form. He can be your trump card pick

H2H: 5 I, 45 R, 9.0 A, 155.2 SR+ 7 I, 21.2 O, 8 W, 

VENUE:

T20I: 48 M, 32 I, 474 R, 19.75 A, 147.66 SR+ 44 I, 133 O, 41 W, 

T20D: 164 M, 138 I, 2643 R, 27.53 A, 143.01 SR+ 132 I, 368 O, 109 W, 

LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE: 15, 7, 0, 1, 16,(ODI): 34/1, 0+20/0, 19+43/1,

 

Krunal Pandya: Average allrounder and is not a wicket taking bowler. Only try in Gl.

H2H: 

VENUE: 

T20I: 18 M, 9 I, 121 R, 24.20 A, 131.52 SR+ 18 I, 66 O, 14 W, 

T20D: 128 M, 100 I, 1624 R, 22.87 A, 137.51 SR+ 124 I, 389 O, 92 W, 

LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE: 3+30/1, 1+17/0, 39+12/0, 32,(ODI): 26/1, 35+37/0,

 

Sanju Samson(RHB): Attacking batsman and impact player but not a consistent performer. He will be a good pick if mentioned to bat at 2 down.

H2H: 1 I, 6 R, 6.0 A, 300.0 SR

T20I: 7 M, 7 I, 83 R, 11.85 A, 118.57 SR

T20D: 178 M, 172 I, 4309 R, 27.62 A, 130.49 SR

LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE: 1, 21, 42, 42, 48,(ODI): 46,

 

Bhuvneshwar Kumar(RAM): Best pace bowler of the team, known for his swing, accuracy and death bowling. (Must have pick)

H2H: 2 I, 7 O, 1 W, 

VENUE: 1 I, 4 O, 1 W, 

T20I: 48 M, 48 I, 172 O, 45 W, 

LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20D): 45/1, 30/1, 45/0, 16/1, 37/0,(ODI): 63/0, 19+54/3,

 

Deepak Chahar(RAM): Good swing bowler but not a consistent performer. Decent pick as he bowled well in the ODIs.

H2H:

VENUE: 

T20I: 13 M, 13 I, 47 O, 18 W, 

T20D: 103 M, 103 I, 367 O, 120 W, 

LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE: 32/0, 29/4, 25/0, 21/0, 37/0,

 

Kuldeep Yadav(CHINAMAN): Talented wicket taking bowler but is totally out of form from the last 1 years. He will be a good pick in the GL.

H2H: 5 I, 20 O,10 W, 

VENUE: 1 I, 4 O, 2 W, 

T20I: 21 M, 20 I, 75.5 O, 39 W, 

T20D: 99 M, 96 I, 345 O, 120 W, 

LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(ODI): 57/1, 68/0, 84/0,(ODI): 48/2, 55/0,

 

Yuzuvendra Chahal(LS): Talented wicket taking bowler. He will be a good pick in the SL.

H2H: 6 I, 23 O, 14 W, 

VENUE: 6 I, 24 O, 11 W, 

T20I: 48 M, 48 I, 187 O, 62 W, 

LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20D): 34/2, 18/0, 24/1, 10/0, 34/1,(ODI): 52/2, 50/3,

 

Rahul CHahar(LS): Wicket taking spinner. Goof pick if he plays.

H2H:

VENUE:

T20I: 3 M, 3 I, 10 O, 3 W, 

T20D: 64 M, 63 I, 231 O, 78 W, 

LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE: 19/3, 29/1, 19/1, 33/2, 32/0,(ODI): 13+54/3,

 

Varun Chakravarthy(LS): Mystery spinner and is a wicket taking bowler. He can be your trump card pick.

H2H:

VENUE:

T20D: 21 M, 21 I, 83 O, 25 W,

LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20D): 39/2, 27/1, 32/2, 24/1, 34/0,

 

D Padikkal(LHB):

H2H:

VENUE:

T20D: 39 M, 39 I, 1466 R, 43.11 A, 146.74 SR

LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20D): 25, 101, 34, 17, 7,

R Gaikwad(RHB):

H2H:

VENUE:

T20D: 46 M, 46 I, 1337 R, 32.60 A, 130.43 SR

LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE: 10, 64, 33, 75, 4,

 

K Gowtham(RHB+RAO):

H2H:

VENUE:

T20D: 62 M, 49 I, 594 R, 15.63 A, 159.24 SR+ 62 I, 191 O, 41 W, 

LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20D): 13+28/1, 5+26/1, 12+16/0, (LISTA): 73/2, 28+53/1,(ODI): 49/1,

 

Chetan Sakariya(LAM):

H2H:

VENUE:

T20D: 23 M, 23 I, 86 O, 35 W,

LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20D): 36/3, 35/0, 31/1, 18/0, 38/0,(ODI): 34/2,

 

Nitish Rana(LHB+RAO):

H2H:

VENUE:

T20D: 122 M, 112 I, 2846 R, 27.63 A, 136.36 SR+ 44 I, 85 O, 28 W, 

LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE: 18, 9, 22, 0, 15,(ODI): 7,

 

Navdeep Saini(RAF): Pace bowler known for his pace and line-length. Recent form is not good.

H2H: 2 I, 7.5 O, 5 W, 

VENUE:

H2H:

VENUE:

T20I: 10 M, 9 I, 32 O, 13 W, 

T20D: 59 M, 58 I, 211 O, 49 W, 

LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20D): 19/0, 30/1, 31/0, (ODI): 83/1, 70/0,(ODI): 15+27/0

 

Srilanka Team Preview:

They generally remain inconsistent in this format. However their confidence will be little high as they have defeated India in the last match.

Probable 11:

M Bhanuka: LHB: 

Avishka Fernando: RHB:

Bhanuka Rajpaksa: LHB:

Dhananjaya De Silva: RHB+RAO: 

C Asalanka: LHB+RAO (can bowl some overs to left handers): 

D Shanaka: RHB+RAM:

W Hasaranga: LHB+LS: 

C Karunaratne: RHB+RAM: 

I Udana: RHB+LAM: 

D Chameera: RAM

Akila Dhananjaya: Chinaman:

Team Breakup:

Main Batters: D Shanaka, C Asalanka, Avishka Fernando, D De Silva

Main Spinners: W Hasaranga and Akila Dhananjaya(D De Silva will assist him)

Main Pacers: D Chameera and I Udana (D Shanka and C Karunaratne will assist them)

Expected Death Overs:  D Chameera and I Udana(if plays)

H2H and Venue Stats of the Players:

A Fernando(RHB): Talented and attacking batsman and is in very good form. Must have pick.

H2H: 2 I, 31 R, 15.5 A, 134.8 SR

VENUE: 

T20I: 17 M, 16 I, 201 R, 12.56 A, 96.63 SR

T20D: 52 M, 50 I, 1273 R, 26.52 A, 135.71 SR

LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(LISTA): 32, (T20I): 0, 6, (ODI): 2, 14,(ODI): 33, 50, 76,

 

C Asalanka(LHB+RAO): Talented batsman and can bowl some overs also. Good pick in the GL.

H2H: 

VENUE: 

T20D: 26 M, 24 I, 479 R, 23.95 A, 127.89 SR+ 14 I, 38 O, 15 W, 

LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(LISTA): 13, 38, 101+21/0, 17+24/0, 13,(ODI): 0, 3,(ODI): 38+26/0, 567, 24,

 

P Nissanka(RHB): Average Batsman.

H2H:

VENUE:

T20I: 3 M, 3 I, 81 R, 27.0 A, 115.71 SR

T20D: 21 M, 20 I, 520 R, 26.50 A, 127.09 SR

LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(ODI): 20, 0, 5, 5, 6,

 

Dhananjaya De Silva(RHB+RAO): Good allrounder and can bowl against left handers. Good pick.

H2H: 2 I, 74 R, 37.0 A, 151.0 SR+ 2 I, 3 O, 0 W, 

VENUE: 5 I, 155 R, 31.0 A, 109.2 SR+ 3 I, 8 O, 3 W, 

T20I: 17 M, 16 I, 334 R, 20.87 A, 109.50 SR+ 9 I, 18 O, 5 W, 

T20D: 59 M, 56 I, 1383 R, 27.11 A, 130.84 SR+ 35 I, 80 O, 22 W, 

LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(ODI): 10+23/0, 55+14/0, (T20I): 3, (ODI): 91+10/0, 4, (ODI): 14+49/2, 32+10/0, 2,

W Hasaranga(RHB+LS): Best player of Srilanka, Hard hitting batsman and wicket taking bowler. Must have pick.

H2H: 2 I, 16 R, 16.0 A, 133.3 SR+ 2 I, 8 O, 3 W, 

VENUE: 

T20I: 19 M, 16 I, 163 R, 14.81 A, 107.94 SR+ 25 I, 190 O, 26 W, 

T20D: 57 M, 48 I, 733 R, 19.28 A, 133.27 SR+ 52 I, 175 O, 73 W, 

LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20I): 3+20/2, 1+42/0, (ODI): 54+26/0, 26+46/1, 20, (ODI): 8+45/0, 8+37/3,

 

D Shanaka(RHB+RAM): Talented batsman and can bowl some overs + is in good form with the bat. (Decent pick in the SL)

H2H: 11 I, 130 R,14.4 A, 94.2 SR+ 5 I, 13 O, 6 W, 

VENUE: 8 I, 67 R, 9.6 A, 91.8 SR+ 1 I, 1 O, 0 W, 

T20I: 43 M, 42 I, 548 R, 16.11 A, 107.87 SR+ 17 I, 30 O, 11 W, 

T20D: 105 M, 98 I, 2189 R, 28.06 A, 143.72 SR+ 50 I, 104 O, 27 W, 

LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20I): 8, 7+9/0,(ODI): 1, 47, 48,(ODI): 39, 16+10/1, 0+33/1,

 

R Mendis(RHB+RAO): Average allrounder

H2H:

VENUE:

T20D: 37 M, 30 I, 583 R, 27.76 A, 128.98 SR+ 31 I, 87 O, 30 W, 

LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20D): 10+25/1, 21/1, 30/1, 13+28/2, 26+10/1,(ODI): 8+40/2, 1, (ODI): 15+8/0,

 

D Lakshan(LHB+RAM): Pace bowler known for his variation and cutters and can bat. (Good pick in the GL if he plays)

H2H:

VENUE:

T20D: 29 M, 23 I, 294 R, 15.47 A, 127.82 SR+ 17 I, 47 O, 17 W, 

LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(LISTA): 70+20/0, 69+23/0, 26+22/2, 77+18/0, 6+24/0,(ODI): 2+12/0,

 

I Udana(LHB+LAM): Hard hitting batsman and wicket taking bowler but is not in good form. (Can be your trump card pick if he plays)

H2H: 2 I, 20 R, 20.0 A, 166.7 SR+ 1 I, 4 O, 1 W, 

VENUE: 4 I, 33 R, 33.0 A, 150.0 SR+ 4 I, 11.3 O, 4 W, 

T20I: 33 M, 24 I, 255 R, 19.61 A, 138.58 SR+ 30 I, 100 O, 27 W, 

LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20I): 21+64/0, 18+49/2, (T20I): 6+30/1, 19+25/1, 0+55/1,(ODI): 8+27/0,

 

D Chameera(RAF): Most in form bowler of Sri Lanka. Known for his extra pace and variations. Good pick in the SL.

H2H: 9 I, 31.5 O, 10 W, 

VENUE: 4 I, 10 O, 4 W, 

T20I: 25 M, 25 I, 89 O, 26 W, 

T20D: 57 M, 56 I, 197 O, 55 W, 

LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20I): 29/1, 17/4, (T20I): 7+50/3, 14+46/0, 16,(ODI): 13+42/0, 2+65/0, 55/2,

 

C Karunaratne(RAM): Average bowling allrounder.

H2H: 

VENUE: 

T20D: 23 M, 17 I, 143 R, 15.88 A, 112.59 SR+ 18 I, 44 O, 15 W, 

LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(LISTA): 23/2, 65/2, 37/4, 35+40/3, (ODI): 34/0, 19+39/1, 21+34/1, 11, (ODI): 43+16/0, 44+26/0, 3+25/1,

 

A Dananjaya(RAO): Talnted spinner but rarely performs after changing the action but sometimes he can take good no. of wickets on this wicket as spinners get support here. He can be your trump card pick.

H2H: 6 I, 23.4 O, 2 W, 

VENUE: 7 I, 26 O, 7 W, 

T20I: 27 M, 27 I, 96 O, 26 W, 

T20D: 79 M, 75 I, 271 O, 91 W, 

LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(LISTA): 17/1, 29/1, 32/0, (T20I): 40/0, 13/0,(ODI): 44/3,

 

B Rajapaksa(LHB+RAM): Hard hitting batsman but not a consistent performer. Must try him in the Gl.

H2H: 1 I, 9 R, 9.0 A, 75.0 SR

VENUE:

T20I: 7 M, 6 I, 140 R, 28.0 A, 130.84 SR

T20D: 84 M, 73 I, 1553 R, 23.89 A, 133.99 SR+ 24 I, 64 O, 27 W, 

LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20D): 22+37/1, 8+12/0, (LISTA): 11, 7+20/1, 8+13/0,(ODI): 24, 0, 65 ,

 

P Jayawickrama(LAO): Talented spinner but try him in the GL only.

H2H:

VENUE:

T20D: 8 M, 8 I,23 O, 9 W, 

LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(LISTA): 65/3, 46/3, 17/4, 49/2, 33/0,(ODI): 4+7/0, 59/3(10)

 

Minod Bhanuka(LHB): Technical but average batsman.

H2H: 

VENUE: 

T20I: 2 M, 1 I, 0 R, 

T20D: 58 M, 54 I, 1014 R, 21.57 A, 120.85 SR

LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(LISTA): 9, 25, 33, 22, 13, (ODI): 27, 36, 7,

 

L Sandakan(LAW): Average spinner but sometimes takes good wicket, can be your trump card pick.

H2H: 1 I, 4 O, 3 W, 

VENUE: 2 I, 8 O, 4 W, 

T20I: 20 M, 20 I, 76 O, 23 W, 

T20D: 57 M, 56 I, 200 O, 68 W, 

LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(ODI): 52/0, 27+59/1, 8+55/1, 54/3, 28/0, (ODI): 53/1, 71/1,

 

Asitha Fernando(RAM):

H2H:

VENUE:

T20D: 24 M, 23 I, 74 O, 30 W, 

LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(ODI): 62/0, (LISTA): 50/0, 27/1,(ODI): 1+54/0, 0,

 

K Rajitha(RAF)

H2H: 2 I, 8 O, 3 W, 

VENUE: 1 I, 3 O, 1 W, 

T20I: 10 M, 10 I, 37 O, 10 W, 

T20D: 42 M, 41 I, 150 O, 66 W, 

LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(T20D): 27/1, 16/2, 38/1, 31/2, 33/0,(ODI); 53/1,

 

I Jayaratne(RHB+RAM): Average allrounder.

H2H:

VENUE:

T20I: 51 M, 32 I, 478 R, 22.76 A, 149.84 SR+ 46 I, 161 O, 68 W, 

LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(LISTA): 44/1, 2+53/4, 52/2, 31/5, 13+52/3,

 

S Fernando(RAM):

H2H:

VENUE:

T20D: 15 M, 15 I, 57 O, 27 W, 

LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE: 22/1, 41/3, 55/1, 66/0, 53/0,

 

L Kumara(RAF):

H2H: 2 I, 7.3 O, 2 W, 

VENUE: 

T20I: 7 M, 6 I, 22.5 O, 6 W,

T20D: 20 M, 19 I, 67 O, 24 W, 

LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(LISTA): 34/0, 17/1, 42/4, 30/3,

 

Lahiru Udana(RHB):

H2H: 

VENUE:

T20I:

T20D: 34 M, 32 I, 678 R, 22.60 A, 135.87 SR

LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(LISTA): 64, 1, 7, 5, 5,

 

Ashen Bandara(RHB):

H2H:

VENUE: 

T20I: 3 M, 3 I, 75 R, 37.50 A, 125.0 SR+ 1 I, 1 O, 0 W, 

T20D: 21 M, 17 I, 373 R, 28.69 A, 125.58 SR+ 2 I, 2 O, 0 W, 

LAST FIVE MATCH SCORE(ODI): 18, 55, 3, 15, (LISTA): 80+26/0,

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