SL vs IND – Series Preview
The Indian Cricket Team will tour Sri Lanka for a limited-overs series starting next month. BCCI has announced a 20-man squad including six uncapped players for the upcoming white-ball series against Sri Lanka. Shikhar Dhawan has been announced as the captain, along with Rahul Dravid, who has been named the India head coach for Sri Lanka 2021.
The Indian team management has shown confidence in a lot of youngsters. Players like Devdutt Padikkal and Nitish Rana are in line to make their debut against SL. On the bowling front, the likes of Chetan Sakariya and K Gowtham were rewarded for their IPL stints and consistency exhibited in the domestic tournaments.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka will host India after participating in an away tour of England 2021. Eventually, the host nation will need to get prepared beforehand as they face a strong Indian team. The Kusal Perera-led side will need to chalk out strategies in averting loss at the hands of the Indian team in July.
Here’s a look at the India Tour of Sri Lanka 2021 in detail:
India Tour of Sri Lanka 2021 Full Schedule & Match Timings:
SL vs IND 2021 ODI series schedule
India and Sri Lanka will lock horns against each other for 3 ODIs and as many T20Is. While a month-long tour will kickstart from July 18 with the 1st ODI, the visitors will reach the Island nation on June 28.
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SL vs IND 2021 T20I series schedule
The three-match T20I series will commence on July 25. Due to covid-related protocols. the Sri Lanka cricket body has decided to conduct all the matches at the R.Premdasa Stadium in Colombo. The third SL vs IND which was originally scheduled to take place on July 27, was postponed a day after Krunal Pandya tested COVID-19 positive before the scheduled start of play.
As far as the timings are concerned, the ODI matches will start at 1:30 PM (Local) while the T20s begin at night hours at 8 PM local time.
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SL vs IND Head to Head Records | H2H Stats
Head to Head in ODIs
- Matches Played: 165
- Sri Lanka won: 56
- India won: 91
- No Result: 18
In the ODIs, Sri Lanka and India have faced each other in 165 matches. Looking at the Head-to-Head record, the Indian cricket team takes an edge against their counterparts in the result tally. Having triumphed in 91 matches, Men-in-blue will step in with the effort to further widen the gap in the head-to-head records. The Sri Lankan team will ensure to overlook the records and stick to their strategies against the strong Indian line-up.
Head to Head in T20Is
- Matches Played: 19
- India won: 13
- Sri Lanka won: 5
- Draw: 1
In the T20I, both the teams have played against each other in 19 matches. While the Indian team has registered victory in 13 matches, the Sri Lankan side has triumphed in 5 matches. Therefore, the hosts will need to play their roles properly to clinch the series against India.
India tour of Sri Lanka 2021 Live Telecast & Streaming Details
THE WAIT IS OVER 🤩
Watch the 1st ODI between 🇱🇰🆚🇮🇳 LIVE today, 2 PM onwards
— Sony Sports (@SonySportsIndia) July 18, 2021
India's Tour of Sri Lanka 2021 will be broadcasted live on the Sony Sports Network in India. Sony Six channel will telecast all the SL vs IND live cricket action starting July 13. The Sony LIV app and website also will be live streaming all the six limited-overs games. The following platforms will live telecast the IND vs SL white-ball series in the respective countries:
India: Sony SIX, Sony Ten 1, Sony Ten 3, Sony Ten 4, Sony LIV
England: FoodXP + Sony LIV
Sri Lanka: Siyatha TV, SLC Youtube
New Zealand: Spark Sports NZ
South Africa: SuperSport
Australia: Fox Sports
Bangladesh: T Sports
— Sri Lanka Cricket 🇱🇰 (@OfficialSLC) July 18, 2021
How to Watch India tour of Sri Lanka 2021 Live Stream Free?
The live streaming of the India vs Sri Lanka series 2021 can be accessed on the JioTV app or Airtel TV for free. You can download these apps to get live streaming action for free on your smartphones, laptops, and tablet screens.
SL vs IND Squads – T20Is and ODIs
The ‘Men in Blue' will challenge the Sri Lankan team with a new fleet of debutants and youngsters. The experienced Shikhar Dhawan will hold the key and will open the batting in the playing XI. The dynamic Manish Pandey will play in the middle-order unit adding strength to the national team. He can take control of the batting innings and get the scoreboard moving if the team gets under pressure.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar will spearhead the pace attack alongside Navdeep Saini and Deepak Chahar. The trio will put pressure on the opposition batting unit and ensure to pick up some early wickets and restrict the free flow of runs.
India ODI & T20I squad vs Sri Lanka: Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Nitish Rana, Ishan Kishan (Wicket-keeper), Sanju Samson (Wicket-keeper), Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, K Gowtham, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Vice-captain), Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Chetan Sakariya
Shikhar Dhawan will lead 🇮🇳 in the white-ball series against 🇱🇰
— Sony Sports (@SonySportsIndia) June 11, 2021
Sri Lanka T20I & ODI Squad vs India: Dasun Shanaka (Captain), Dhananjaya De Silva (Vice Captain), Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Ashen Bandara, Minod Bhanuka, Lahiru Udara, Ramesh Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Lakshan Sandakan, Akila Dhananjaya, Shiran Fernando, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Ishan Jayaratne, Praveen Jayawickrema, Asitha Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Isuru Udana