Riding high on confidence after 3-0 clean-sweep of the Test series, dominant India on Sunday will lock horns with Sri Lanka in the first ODI of five-match series at Dambulla.
Virat Kohli and company will look to continue their juggernaut while Sri Lanka would be eager to register their first win of the India tour.
Losing 11 out of 16 ODIs played in 2017, Sri Lankan team’s performance has been very poor since the start of the year. They were whitewashed by South Africa, and Bangladesh too gave them a bitter taste and manages to draw the series. But it was Zimbabwe that gave Lankans a miserable feeling by registering their first ever series win against the hosts.
However, one positive for the team was their surprise victory against India in the ICC Champions Trophy and they would like to take that nly positive when they face off India at home.
Probable XI (Sri Lanka): Danushka Gunathilaka, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Kusal Mendis, Upul Tharanga (c) , Angelo Mathews, Chamara Kapugedera, Wanidu Hasaranga, Thisara Perera, Vishwa Fernando, Lasith Malinga, Lakshan Sandakan
Time and Date : Sunday, August 20 at 2:30 PM Local Time
Venue: Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium