Free cricbuzz prediction: India hopes to win series in Kolkata, but Sri Lanka struggles with form and injury concerns

Shubman Gil’s List is on display again. Rohit Sharma went wild with his first hit of the year. And Virat Kohli delivered a KO punch.

As if this wasn’t the ideal start to his ODI World Cup preparations, Mohamed Siraj’s exploits with the new ball and Umran Malik’s magical spells down the middle mean India Sri Lanka won on Tuesday. It meant I was on the mat for most of the opening ODI.

When a traveling entourage travels from the northeastern region to the eastern he metro cricket grail, Rohit and he co. We are happy to extend head coach Rahul Dravid’s birthday celebrations by sealing another series at Eden Gardens. hope the series will last until the end of the week. Despite good results, and Rohit and Kohli back in their favorite spots, India still have a lot to think about heading into the World Cup.

India’s combination at the start of the series needs little tweaking. But it will be interesting to see how India manages its reserves, especially he duo of Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav.

As of early 2022, Gill, Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul are undoubtedly among ODI’s standout Indian artists. But Kishan has scored his 200 in Bangladesh in the absence of his Rohit and Suryakumar is in the shape of his life, especially in his T20Is if benched in the ongoing series. , the duo would inevitably be in pain.

Ishan and Suryakumar’s body language in the dugout at the start of the series on Tuesday was positive. But to keep the locker room positive and vibrant, team admins need to go one step further.

Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka finished the game high with visitors past his 300, but India are unlikely to change their bowling line-up. The only point of contention may be whether Hardik Pandya, who has played four games in ten days and made long trips in between, should be given a break to cope with the workload.

Sri Lanka, on the other hand, has a lot to consider when entering a must-win game. His lackluster performances and poor catches at Power Plays plagued him greatly at Guwahati. Adding to his problems, left-arm pacemaker Dilshan Madushanka dislocated his right shoulder in his first ODI, making him unlikely to compete on Thursday.


India: Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik and Arshdeep Singh.

Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka (c), Kusal Mendis (vc, wk), Pathum Nissanka, Avishka Fernando, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Ashen Bandara, Maheesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Chamika Karunaratne, Dilshan Madushanka, Kasun Rajitha, Nuwanidu Fernando, Dunith Wellalage, Pramod Madushan and Lahiru Kumara.

Match begins at 1.30 PM IST.

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