IND VS SL Dream 11 Prediction: Fantasy Tips (Choices for Captain & VC), Predicted Playing 11 for India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I

V.V.S. Laxman and Hardik Pandya

India locks horns with Sri Lanka in a 3-match T20I series. The Indian team will be spearheaded by the talented all-rounder Hardik Pandya and the BCCI selection committee has named a very young side. Some of the youngsters who have been drafted onto the Indian side are Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh, Sanju Samson, Ishan Kishan, Shivam Mavi, and Mukesh Kumar.

If you are making a fantasy team for the 1st T20I, then there are a few pointers that you need to keep in mind. Firstly, try making an all-rounder the captain/vice-captain. That will yield more points as all-rounders are always flexible.

In this article, we take a look at a few captaincy and vice-captaincy options for the 1st T20I between India and Sri Lanka:

1. SuryaKumar Yadav

Surya Kumar Yadav is batting on a different pedestal altogether. He had a mindboggling 2022 in T20Is in terms of numbers and he finished as India’s highest run-getter in the format. He mustered 1164 runs in T20Is in 2022 and he can give you a lot of crucial points if he is made captain of your Dream11 fantasy team.

2. Wanindu Hasaranga

The spin-king, Wanindu Hasaranga has the ability to spin a web and bamboozle all the opposition batters. Even though the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai is known to be a fast bowler’s paradise, you can back Wanindu Hasaranga to be the captain/vice-captain of your team.

3. Hardik Pandya

Making Team India skipper Hardik Pandya a captain/vice-captain is a no-brainer as he can contribute with the bat and the ball.

Whenever captaincy is thrust upon him, he excels in contributing to the team. In 2022, Hardik Pandya scored 609 runs in 26 innings.

Predicted playing XI


Ishan Kishan (wk), Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya (c), Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik

Sri Lanka

Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Avishka Fernando, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara, Dilshan Madushanka

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