SL vs IND Today Match Prediction 1st ODI, Cricket Betting Tips, 18th June

SL vs IND Today Match Prediction 1st ODI, Cricket Betting Tips, 18th June

Shikhar Dhawan is the senior player on this side. He is captain, so the pressure will be on him to lead from the front. Coming into this series Shikhar Dhawan had a good 2021, he was the top scorer of this year’s IPL and scored 98 and 67 in 3 match ODI series against England.
  • Match: Srilanka Vs. India 
  • Date- 18th June 2021
  • Match Format- 1st ODI
  • Venue- R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
  • Time- 3:00 PM (IST)
  • Weather Overcast- Partly cloudy, 30℃

SL vs IND, 1st ODI General Online Betting Odds

Srilanka- 5.40

India- 1.15

SL vs IND Betting Odds Comparison

Betting Sites with Odds For SL vs. INDSL(Odds)IND(Odds)
Bet3655.501.14
1x Bet5.501.15
Betway5.001.15
Unibet5.501.15

SL vs. IND Today Match Prediction, 1st ODI, 18th July 2021

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India

India is starting this series as a favorite, despite missing regular players because of the England tour. Shikhar Dhawan will be leading this young Indian side, with Bhuvneshwar Kumar as his deputy. With ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League in mind, India will not take this series lightly. India currently stands in 9th position with 3 wins and 3 losses.

India has rewarded players like  Ruturaj Gaikwad, Nitish Rana, Krishnappa Gowtham, Varun Chakravarthy, and Chetan Sakariya for their consistent showing in domestic cricket and IPL. They will look to make most of this opportunity and make a case for the T20 World Cup. Eyes will be on Shikhar Dhawan also, despite having a terrific IPL season, there is question marks over his place in T20 World Cup. He will look to finally cement his place in the team by leading as an example.

  • Shikhar Dhawan has scored 983 runs against Srilanka with an astonishing average of 70.21, including 4 centuries.
  • India has never lost the bilateral series against Srilanka since 1997.
  • Prithvi Shaw scored record-breaking 827 runs in this year’s Vijay Hazare Trophy.
  • India has won the last 9 matches out of 10 against Srilanka at their home.

Top Batsmen of India

  • Shikhar Dhawan     5977 runs in 139 innings, 45.28 average
  • Hardik Pandya       1267 runs in 44 innings, 34.24 average
  • Manish Pandey       492 runs in 21 innings, 35.14 average

Top Bowler of India

  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar     138 wickets in 117 matches, 34.08 average
  • Kuldeep Yadav               105 wickets in 63 matches, 27.9 average
  • Yuzvendra Chahal          92 wickets in 54 matches, 27.29 average

Srilanka

Srilankan cricket is going through one of the worst phases of its cricketing history. Whether on-field results, disciplinary issues with players, or contractual issues, Srilankan cricket is in a complete mess. Before the series, Srilanka has again changed their captain. Dasun Shanaka will be leading this side, replacing Kusal Perera, who was appointed in May.

England thrashed Srilanka in the last series. Pressure is mounting over Mickey Arthur for producing results. Dasun Shanaka might be the right person to lead this already depleted side. He led Srilanka to a historic T20 series victory against Pakistan in 2020 without regular players. Srilanka would hope in-form players like Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, and Dushmantha Chameera to continue their form from the last tour and take Srilanka home against a strong Indian side.

  • Srilanka last won series against any Top 5 ranked side in 2014/15 against England. 
  • Dasun Shanaka is their 3rd ODI captain in 2021 after Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Perera.
  • Srilanka has only won 2 matches in their last 33 bilateral series matches.
  • Wanindu Hasaranga has scored 328 runs in 2021, including 3 fifties.

Top Batsmen of Srilanka

  • Dhananjaya de Silva   1064 runs in 47 innings, 27.28 average
  • Avishka Fernando      669 runs in 20 innings, 33.45 average
  • Dasun Shanaka          611 runs in 25 innings, 26.57 average

Top Bowler of Srilanka

  • Akila Dananjaya  51 wickets in 36 matches, 29.53 average
  • Lakshan Sandakan      25 wickets in 29 matches, 56.6 average
  • Dushmantha Chameera    33 wickets in 31 matches, 33.24 average

Venue Stats:

Match Venue      R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Total matches131
Matches won batting first71
Matches won bowling first50
Average 1st Inns scores235
Average 2nd Inns scores195
The highest total recorded375/5 (50 Ov) by IND vs SL
The lowest total recorded86/10 (29.3 Ov) by NED vs SL
The highest score chased288/5 (49.4 Ov) by IND vs SL
The lowest score defended204/7 (50 Ov) by SL vs IND

Weather Report

There are very low chances of rain on match day. It will be typical Srilankan weather with hot sunshine and humidity. Clouds might come over for some time but players have to battle against heat in the field. 

  • Rain: 23%
  • Humidity 80%
  • Wind speed: 22 km/h.
  • Temperature- 30 Degree Celsius

Pitch Report

R.Premadasa Stadium’s pitch is expected to favor team batting in 1st innings. If we look at stats team batting first has won more matches as compared to the team batting second. Since pitch slows down in 2nd innings, Captains would like to bat first on this pitch and put runs on the board.

SL vs IND 1st ODI, Today Match Prediction

Let’s check out the crucial playing 11 for today’s game and the Prediction for this match.

IND Playing 11

Shikhar Dhawan (C), Prithvi Shaw, Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson (wk), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav

Wicket-keeper: Sanju Samson (wk)

Batsmen: Shikhar Dhawan (C), Prithvi Shaw, Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav

All-rounders: Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya

Bowlers: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav

SL Playing 11

Pathum Nissanka, Avishka Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva, Bhanuka Rajapaksa Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Minod Bhanuka, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Praveen Jayawickrama, Lakshan Sandakan

Wicket-keeper: Minod Bhanuka

Batsmen: Pathum Nissanka, Avishka Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva, Bhanuka Rajapaksa 

All-rounders: Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga

Bowlers: Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Praveen Jayawickrama, Lakshan Sandakan

SL vs IND– Who will win the match, Today Match Prediction:

India expected to win the match against Srilanka

KhelTalk experts feel that India will win against Srilanka in 1st ODI. India has many match-winners in their team. Most of the players are coming at the back of a good IPL or domestic season. On the other hand, Srilanka is going through a crisis. They have only won 2 matches out of the last 33 bilateral series matches, which is enough to show their form. Despite missing key players, India has enough firepower to take down Srilanka.

Top Batsman from India – Shikhar Dhawan 

Shikhar Dhawan is the senior player on this side. He is captain, so the pressure will be on him to lead from the front. Coming into this series Shikhar Dhawan had a good 2021, he was the top scorer of this year’s IPL and scored 98 and 67 in 3 match ODI series against England. He is playing against his favorite opposition, he averages 70 against Srilanka in ODI’s. Definitely, you can’t go beyond Shikhar Dhawan for this match.

Top Batsman from Srilanka– Dhananjaya de Silva

Srilankan batting lineup heavily depends on Dhananjaya de Silva in ODIs. He is good against spin and plays fast bowling well. In 2nd ODI against England, he scored a good 91 on a tough wicket. He has been playing for Srilanka for some time now but has not lived up to his potential. Srilanka’s fortunes will be depending on him in the batting department after Kusal Perera is ruled out due to injury.

Top Bowler from India– Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Bhuvneshwar Kumar is not a new name in Indian cricket. He made his debut against Pakistan in 2012, since then, he has been the leader of the attack for India. Recently against England, he made his comeback after a long-term knee injury. He will have the extra duty of vice-captaincy in this series. He has picked 17 wickets against Srilanka at a healthy average of 29.88 in ODIs. He will look to take advantage of the new ball and give a good start with the ball to India. Bhuvneshwar has been the best Indian bowler for some time now, and surely he is an obvious pick for everyone. 

Top Bowler from Srilanka – Wanindu Hasaranga

Wanindu Hasaranga has been only positive for Srilanka in the last couple of years. Whether it’s ball or bat, he has contributed to the team. His unknown mystery leg-break bowling can be dangerous for the Indian side. He has picked only 5 wickets in 9 matches this year but has been the most economical bowler for them conceding at a 4.36 rate. Considering his unknown bowling style and performances in the last couple of years, he is our top pick for bowler from Srilanka.

Jasvinder Singh
I am Jasvinder Singh, a content specialist editor at Kheltalk, who is a sports enthusiast. I try to cover every cricket game being played on the planet. For me, sports is not limited to just writing but also playing it on the field as well.
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