Predicted XI For The India Tour of Sri Lanka 2021.

Predicted XI For The India Tour of Sri Lanka 2021.

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly announced the India Tour of Sri Lanka 2021 in a recent interview. He stated that India will travel to Sri Lanka between the WTC final & the five-match England test series to play three ODIs and as many T20Is. India may be playing 2 different sides at the same time for the first time in its history. This will open up a lot of challenges in the Indian limited-overs squad for the youngsters and test the bench strength of the Indian team too.

Predicted Playing XI For India Tour of Sri Lanka 2021.

Most of the fans are speculating how team India is going to manage two series in Sri Lanka & England. The Indian test team is already in London for the World Test Championship finals and a five-match test series vs England. At the same time, key players such as Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, and Jasprit Bumrah will be unavailable. The BCCI will undoubtedly name a new captain for the series against Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka’s ODI ranking has fallen in recent years, even though the country has been a tough competitor for India. BCCI needs to send its best lineup to Sri Lanka. During the series, the Sri Lankan team will also have the advantage of playing at home. Here is an analysis of India’s predicted XI for the India Tour of Sri Lanka 2021.

India Tour of Sri Lanka 2021: Squad, Fixtures Schedule & Venue.

1. Shikhar Dhawan(C).

Shikhar Dhawan(C) India Tour of Sri Lanka 2021.

Shikhar Dhawan is one of India’s best limited-overs openers, and he has been in excellent form recently. He is no longer a member of the test squad, but he should be the best candidate for India’s captaincy in the limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka.

Dhawan was the top scorer overall in the most recent IPL 2021, and he was orange cap holder & opener for DC.

2. Prithvi Shaw.

Prithvi Shaw Predicted Playing XI For The India Tour of Sri Lanka 2021.

Prithvi Shaw has been knocking on the doors of Indian selectors due to his outstanding domestic performances, and he finished fourth in the tournament’s overall highest run-scorers with 308 runs in eight games.

He was a lucky charm for the Delhi Capitals in Season 14 of the Indian Premier League. He is currently on the Indian team’s tour of the Sri Lanka 2021 list.

3. Devdutt Padikkal.

Devdutt Padikkal.

Devdutt Padikkal will serve as India’s backup opener. His performances in the domestic and recent IPL seasons have earned him a place in India’s limited over squad.

He scored his first IPL century in the IPL 2021, and the classy left-hander scored a total of 195 runs in the 6 IPL games for the Royal Challengers Bangalore.

4. Suryakumar Yadav.

Suryakumar Yadav. India Tour of Sri Lanka 2021

Suryakumar Yadav has been a consistent performer over the last few years. With back-to-back successful seasons for the Mumbai Indians, he has done it. He made an immediate impression when he made his debut for India earlier this year. He can be a game-changer in the middle order.

There is no doubt that he will be considered for the World T20. However, he may also get a chance in the ODI format. He has demonstrated it in domestic cricket, where he has an average of 38 and a strike rate of 103.

5. Ishan Kishan (WK).

Ishan Kishan (WK)

Ishan Kishan was not in the best of form in IPL Season 14, but after a solid start to his international career, he is expected to remain in the Indian squad for the limited-overs series against Sri Lanka.

He will also be the team’s number one wicket-keeper batsman, and he can bat anywhere in the order depending on the situation.

6. Manish Pandey.

Manish Pandey

Manish Pandey has been a member of the Indian squad for many years but has never been given a regular chance. The middle-order batsman is a beast in domestic cricket, but his consistency has suffered due to a lack of opportunities at the international level.

However, Shreyas Iyer’s shoulder injury may reopen his doors, and he must seize the opportunity to play in Indian colors.

Manish Pandey has played 26 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and 39 Twenty-Twenty-Innings (T20Is), and his batting averages of 35.1 and 44.3 in those formats show that he has the talent but just needs more opportunities.

7. Sanju Samson.

Sanju Samson.

Sanju Samson was also dropped from the Indian squad following the limited-overs series against Australia, despite having been given numerous opportunities to demonstrate his talent.

However, he performed admirably in the recent IPL, scoring a rollicking century in the first game for Rajasthan Royals, and he will understand the value of his place in the Indian squad. He should be included in the squad as a backup wicketkeeper.

8. Hardik Pandya.

Hardik Pandya Profile - Cricket Player,India

When he bowls, Hardik Pandya is India’s number one all-rounder, but he hasn’t been rolling his arms over in recent times, which is concerning given India’s lack of medium pace all-rounders. He can score runs quickly and has a fever in bowling-friendly conditions. He has the ability to strike a balance within the team.

Even in the presence of the best players, Hardik is an important part of the team. Now that he’ll be one of the team’s most experienced members. He should take care of everything he can to demonstrate his leadership abilities. It remains to be seen whether he can begin bowling short spells and fill in as the sixth bowler if necessary.

9. Krunal Pandya.

Krunal Pandya.

Krunal Pandya, Hardik’s brother, is very likely to take part in the XI. The Pandyas’ elder brother made a strong ODI debut. However, he was unable to make an impact in the following games.


Krunal Pandya is a very efficient player in all areas of the game, making him an important player for any team. He needs to put on some strong performances if he wants to make a name for himself. When it comes to international bowling, he’s been a bit of a shambles.

10. Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

In the absence of Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar is expected to lead the Indian pace attack, and he performed admirably in the limited-overs games against England.

He has had some injury scares, but he is expected to be fit for the Sri Lanka tour, and he will be an option to captain the side given his previous experience captaining Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL.

11. Navdeep Saini.

Navdeep Saini

Navdeep Saini, has been subtitled “India’s future cricketer. But he was very expensive in the limited-overs series against Australia and he was subsequently dropped from the squad too. He hasn’t been able to demonstrate his abilities consistently.

He deserves a chance, and he should take advantage of the opportunity in Sri Lanka.

Fixtures Schedule & Venue of India Tour of Sri Lanka 2021.

ODI series India Tour of Sri Lanka 2021.

1st ODI, 13 July 2021.

Sri Lanka vs India
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

2nd ODI 16 July 2021.

Sri Lanka vs India
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

3rd ODI, 19 July 2021.

Sri Lanka vs India
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

T20I series India Tour of Sri Lanka 2021.

1st T20I, 22 July 2021.

Sri Lanka vs India
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

2nd T20I, 24 July 2021.

Sri Lanka vs India
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

3rd T20I, 27 July 2021.

Sri Lanka vs India
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Conclusion:

So there you have it: Predicted XI For The India Tour of Sri Lanka 2021 & Fixtures & Venues. We hope you found this list useful. Also, don’t forget to share your valuable thoughts on this list in the comments section below.

Source: ICC & Yahoo Cricket.

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