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Colombo to host SL vs India ODI Series

A second-string Indian squad will be hosted by Sri Lanka in a three-match one-day international series at Colombo’s Premadasa Stadium. The first of the three matches will be played on Sunday, 18 July, postponed from 13 July by Cricket Sri Lanka. As per the original schedule, the second match was to be played on 16 July, and the third on 18 July.

India will have Shikhar Dhawan at the helm, with Virat Kohli currently in England leading the first-string Indian side against the home side. The upcoming ODI series between the subcontinental rivals offers you a chance to take advantage of generous bonus code offers such as bet365 bonus code, Betway Bonus Code India, Comeon Bonus Code, and 1xbet Promo Code India, to wager on the outcome.

H2H Comparison Favours India

India and Sri Lanka have played 159 matches ODI matches of which India have won 91. Sri Lanka has emerged victorious on 56 occasions, with one match ended in a tie. The remaining 11 matches have ended without result. The last time Sri Lanka won a bilateral one-day international series against India was in August 1997.

Beginning in February 2007, India has won eight ODI series on the trot against Sri Lanka, with two of those series ending 5-0 in India’s favour. The only two occasions that Sri Lanka beat India in bilateral one-day international series came in 1993 and 1997. The last series between the sides in 2017 ended 2-1 in India’s favour.

Sri Lanka Have a Good Record in Home Matches versus India

However, Sri Lanka have performed better against India while playing at home. But even while playing Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka, India have registered a favourable h2h record of 28-27. Matches at the Premadasa Stadium have been shared 15 each by the two sides.

However, Sri Lanka’s last win over India at the Premadasa came in September 2009. Since then, India has won five back-to-back matches at the venue. Not surprisingly, India is favourite to win all the matches of the upcoming white-ball series against Sri Lanka.

Ongoing Contracts Dispute Between Sri Lanka Players and Board

Meanwhile, the Sri Lanka Cricket Board has threatened to sack the current national squad after a contract stand-off in which the players have refused to sign the tour contracts ahead of India’s tour of Sri Lanka.

In May, SLC appointed Kusal Perera as the skipper of the white ball squad. The board has recently sacked Kusal Perera who led the team to 3 successive series losses and replaced him with Jason Shanaka after deeming that Perera was guilty of playing a major role in the contracts standoff between the players and the board.

SLC has also threatened to sack all the first-string players and replace them with a second-string team to face India. Ironically, former Sri Lanka skipper Arjuna Ranatunga was recently reported to have derided the Dhawan led Indian team as a second- string outfit.

India Overwhelming Favourites

With India overwhelming favourites to win all the matches and make a clean sweep of the white ball series, Indian bettors have a great opportunity to cash in by using one of the numerous bonus code offers, such as 1xbet Promo Code India, bet365 bonus code, Comeon Bonus Code, and Betway Bonus Code India to bet on the outcome of the matches and the series.

Indian squad: Shikhar Dhawan (c), Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Chahar, Rahul Chahar, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ishan Kishan, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Devdutt Padikkal, Manish Pandey, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Nitish Rana, Navdeep Saini, Chetan Sakariya, Sanju Samson, Prithvi Shaw, Varun Chakravarthy, Suryakumar Yadav.

Sri Lankan squad: (yet to be announced)

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