Sri Lanka and India will take part in a one-day series. Sri Lanka vs India’s three-match ODI series kicks off with the first ODI on Sunday 18 July. The match is scheduled to take place at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The Indian team is led by Shikhar Dhawan, while the Sri Lankan team is led by Dasun Shanaka.
The Indian group consists of few untrained and inexperienced players such as Devdutt Padikkal, Prithiv Shaw, Varun Chakravarthy, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Nitish Rana among others. However, experienced players like Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav are also part of the Indian team.
For Sri Lanka, their regular ODI captain Kusal Parera has been ruled out of the series due to a shoulder injury. In addition to captain Dasun Shanaka, Akila Danajaya, Dhananjaya de Silva and Avishka Fernando, they are some key members of the Sri Lankan group.
Sri Lanka vs India 2021, 1st ODI Weather Forecast
India and Sri Lanka close horns in the 1st one-day match at R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka vs India’s first ODI match starts at 15:00 (IST and local time) on Sunday (July 18). The throw will take place at 14:30 (IST and local time).
According to the weather forecast, the temperature in the city of Colombo, Sri Lanka, will be around 30 ° C during the day. At night the temperature will drop to 26ºC. Sri Lanka vs India 1st ODI will fear rain as there is a chance of 70% rain during the day and 90% during the night. The humidity will be between 78% and 84% on Sunday 18 July.
Sri Lanka vs India 2021, 1st ODI Peak Report
The R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo hosts Sri Lanka against India’s first ODI. The cricket stadium has hosted a total of 129 one-day matches in the past. The team that batted first won 71 times, while winning second place 50 times. This is not a high point in ODIs, and most of the total on this ground is between 250-300. In the last two years, however, few 300+ scores have been beaten by the teams. Spinners also get great help at this venue.
The average first innings at R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo is 235, while the second second innings is 195 in ODIs. To bat first, anything above 270 on the scoreboard is a good target to defend in this field in one-dayers.
Average first innings score in one-day matches (in the last five matches, including successful defense): 302.2 (4 wins).
Average second innings score in one-day matches (in the last five matches, including successful chases): 178 (1 win).