IND vs SL ODI Series: 5 Big reasons Shikhar Dhawan’s India start as huge favorites to win ODI series 3-0: Any result below 3-0 in the upcoming ODIs and as likely T20Is would be an underachievement for Shikhar Dhawan led Indian Team. Despite the Indian Team touring Sri Lanka is tagged a ‘second string’ side, the depth among Team India’s young faces is enormous viz-a-viz the Sri Lanka Team.
IND vs SL ODI Series- Here at InsideSport.co, we hog some light on the reasons as to why ‘Men in Blue’ under Shikhar Dhawan’s leadership can start favorites in the limited-over series.
IND vs SL ODI Series: 5 Big reasons Shikhar Dhawan’s India start as huge favorites to win ODI series 3-0:
Sri Lanka Cricket going downhill – will be hard for Lanka to end losing streak
IND vs SL ODI Series – The Island team’s 2021 cricketing calendar didn’t offer them much good in terms of cricketing action. Sri Lanka have lost all limited over series they have played against any opposition this year. Their woes in the white-ball cricket started against West Indies, Bangladesh, and saw a similar fiasco against England.
Disintegrated, Disgruntled & Disheartened Lankan side
Sri Lanka cricket is at crossroads. The Sri Lankan players and their Board are not on the same page on various issues including contracts. Musical chairs on the players selection, especially in the selection of the captain is the name of the game for Sri Lanka Cricket off late.
Such is the situation – some of the prominent players are retiring out of turn. Angelo Mathews has already informed the board that he wants to retire. Dinesh Chandimal is another one who is mulling the same.
Under these circumstances, Sri Lanka Cricket is completely disjointed and disheartened and it will be hard for them to beat a very competent team like India.
IND vs SL ODI Series – Unstable captaincy charge
The captaincy charge of the Lankan team is yet another dent that makes them unstable. The already-battered team is vying for stable leadership which has gone for a toss in the past year. From Dimuth Karunaratne to Kusal Perera to now Dasun Shanaka, the island team have a big-time problem at their disposal.
IND vs SL ODI Series – Head to head records
So far 159 ODI matches have been played between India and Sri Lanka. During this, Team India have got success in 91 matches while Sri Lanka have won 56 matches. One match ended in a tie and the results of 11 matches were not revealed.
Since the past five years (2016), the two sides have clashed in 8 ODIs. Team India have emerged victorious on 7 occasions while the island country has managed to win just one.
The upcoming series will be the 19th ODI series between India and Sri Lanka which will kick off from July 18.
IND vs SL ODI Series – Kusal Perera injury
Perera’s doubtful participation owing to his shoulder injury has jolted the already inexperienced bog of Sri Lankan players. With his unavailability, the new faces will have a huge task to look for senior’s captaincy. The onus of senior player- Perera’s unavailability will fall heavily on Dhananjaya de Silva, who remains the only senior batsman in the squad.