After finishing the test series in which they debuted, India A took on Sri Lanka A in the first match of the 5-match ODI series, which they won by 48 runs. They now move on to the second ODI scheduled for 8th June.
India A has been performing very well so far, in both the tests and ODI. The first ODI saw their opener Gaikwad hit a massive score of 187 which helped his team score a total of 317 runs. Other batsmen like Anmolpreet Singh helped him out by scoring 65 runs and making a good partnership.
Even though they have some new players in their squad, Sri Lanka looked very sloppy and weak against in-form India. Their batting lineup has been disappointing since the test matches and the only decent bowling performance was from Lahiru Kumara who took 3 wickets. Only the individual performance from Shehan Jayasuriya (108*) helped Sri Lanka put up a decent score.
India A vs Sri Lanka A, 1st Unofficial ODI
KSCA Stadium, Belagavi
8th June 2019
The pitch is very spinner friendly as witnessed in the test matches where Rahul Chahar grabbed 14 wickets in the test matches. Whichever team wins the toss should prefer to bat first.
IN-A vs SL-A Team News:
India A Squad:
Playing XI (probable): Anmolpreet Singh, Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan (c & wk), Deepak Hooda, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Ricky Bhui, Tushar Deshpande, Mayank Markande, Sandeep Warrier
Bench: Prashant Chopra, Shreyas Gopal, Ishan Porel
Sri Lanka A Squad:
Playing XI (probable): Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Ashan Priyanjan (c), Kamindu Mendis, Lahiru Kumara, Shehan Jayasuriya, Ishan Jayaratne, Dasun Shanaka, Akila Dananjaya, Asitha Fernando
Bench: Danushka Gunathilaka, Chamika Karunaratne, Lakshan Sandakan, Pathum Nissanka
IN-A vs SL-A Dream11 Team Prediction