India vs Sri Lanka: 1st Test Preview: Odds, Prediction, and Analysis

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India have a 3-0 dominant victory against Sri Lanka in the T20I series and the hosts will lock horns with the Sri Lankans in the Test format. The two teams will battle it out in a two-match Test Series with the opening clash set to commence from Friday, March 4 at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali.


It will be a special outing for the former Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who will walk out for the 100th time in the whites for the Indian side and it will be a memorable moment for him and fans. Rohit Sharma-led side will be eyeing to get the win following their clean sweep of Sri Lanka in the recently concluded T20I series. The Men in Blue had previously suffered a 2-1 loss against South Africa but they are willing to carry on with momentum from their victories over West Indies and Sri Lanka as well.

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India Test Squad:Rohit Sharma (captain), Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hanuma Vihari, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Jayant Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Kona Bharat (wk), Umesh Yadav, Saurabh Kumar, Priyank Panchal

Sri Lanka:

On the other hand, Sri Lanka will enter the series with the hope of bouncing back after a disappointing series defeat. The visitors will be trying to redeem themselves and pull off a major upset on the Indian side. However, it will not be an easy task for the visitors.

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Sri Lanka Test Squad: Dimuth Karunaratne (captain), Dhanajaya De Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dushmantha Chammeera, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella, Lasith Embuldeniya, Vishwa Fernando, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Thirimanne, Lahiru Kumara, Kusal Mendis (wk), Pathum Nssanka, Jeffrey Vandersay, Praveen Jayawickrama, Chamika Karunaratne.

Waging Odds: India (1.15) VS Sri Lanka (2.70)   Draw(7.50)

India are the favorites and are priced at 1.15 meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹115.

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Sri Lanka are the underdogs and priced at 13.00 meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹1300.

The odds for a draw are priced at 7.50. Betting ₹100 on it will earn you ₹750 if the match is drawn.

Our Prediction: 

Sri Lanka need to bounce back after facing consecutive defeats on the tour. Their lackluster performances have kept them away from registering a single win in the T20I series. However, the format has changed now and they will give their all to try to win the series. On the other hand India, who are the favorites would be striving to get the winning run going to clean sweep the visitors once again.

Prediction: India to win the match.


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