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India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Match Prediction

  • date Mar 04, 2022
  • Start Time 09:30 IST / 4:00 GMT
  • Stadium Name Punjab Cricket Association stadium - Mohali, India
India IND
Sri Lanka SL
574/8 d
174 & 178 (f/o) (60)
India won by an innings and 222 runs

IND vs SL Betting Tips

  • Virat Kohli was rested for the IT20 series but will return for this Test match. He is a fine player and without the captaincy for the first time since 2014. He is our pick for India’s highest run scorer against Sri Lanka. With the ball, Jasprit Bumrah took a 5-wicket haul in his last Test and is a strong choice for India’s top wicket taker in this match.
  • Dimuth Karunaratne averaged 69.38 in Tests in 2021 and he is our tip for Sri Lanka’s highest run scorer against India. Lasith Embuldeniya took 5-wicket hauls in both of his last two Test matches. The spinner is well worth backing as Sri Lanka’s top wicket taker in this game.
  • It has been a while since Virat Kohli dominated a Test series but we are expecting him to come good and take the Player of the Match Award.

IND vs SL Win Probability

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Our Prediction

India are favorites to win

IND vs SL 1st Test Match Prediction & Betting Tips

After a three-match IT20 series, India and Sri Lanka begin a two-match Test series on Friday morning in Mohali. India lost their last Test series 2-1 to South Africa. Sri Lanka won their last Test series 2-0 against West Indies. Read on as we preview this match. The opening Test of the series gets underway at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium 09:30 local time.

India lost their last two Test matches to lose the series in South Africa. However, they are a far stronger proposition on home soil and will be very confident ahead of this Test.

Sri Lanka have not lost a Test in over a year but they have only played Bangladesh and West Indies in this time. India away is a very tough assignment for Sri Lanka.

India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Match Live Streaming

The India v Sri Lanka series will be broadcast via the Sony Network in India. Willow TV and Flow Sports will show the games in the USA and the Caribbean. Sky TV will broadcast in the UK.

Live Streaming: Fans can stream the match on Disney+ and Sky Go.

IND vs SL Match Toss Prediction

Although there could be some cloud cover early on Day 1, we expect both skippers to choose to bat first if they win the toss.

IND vs SL Pitch Report

The last Test Match in Mohali saw spin bowlers have the upper hand. We expect pace bowlers to be dangerous but spin bowlers to get more assistance from the wickets.

Weather Report

We do not expect any rain delays during the match with temperatures in the high 20s throughout.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Match 2022

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India Team News & Playing 11

IND Team News

India are not far away from full strength ahead of this series with only all-rounder Shardul Thakur rested from the Tests. Experienced batters, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane, have been left out of the squad and there will be opportunities for younger players to secure a place in the team.

IND Key Players

  • Virat Kohli - The 33-year old is 38 runs away from bringing up 8000 Test runs. He averages over 50 in this format and should benefit from no longer having the pressures of captaincy.
  • Ravichandran Ashwin - The spinner has a fantastic record in home conditions and will be looking forward to this Test. He went wicketless in his last Test and will be looking to make immediate amends.
  • Jasprit Bumrah - The right-arm pace bowler is India’s vice-captain for the series and will lead the bowling attack. His best Test figures are 6-27

IND Team Form

India won their opening Test in South Africa but come into this series after losing successive Tests.

India Predicted Playing 11

Rohit Sharma (c), Mayank Agarwal, Hanuma Vihari, Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jayant Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj

IND vs SL Prediction
India vs Sri Lanka Match Prediction

Sri Lanka Team News & Playing 11

SL Team News

Experienced bowler Suranga Lakmal announced before the start of this tour that he will retire from international cricket after this series. We expect him to lead the pace bowling attack which will be ably supported by a strong spinning unit.

SL Key Players

  • Pathum Nissanka - The young batter has had a very impressive start to international cricket. He will be high on confidence after hitting 75 in the recent IT20 series.
  • Dimuth Karunaratne - The skipper scored 3 half-centuries and 4 centuries in 2021. He only hit 1 six so expect him to rarely throw away his wicket.
  • Lasith Embuldeniya - The tall spinner is a strong bowler across a Test match but particularly dangerous in the third or fourth innings of a game.

SL Team Form

Sri Lanka have been in excellent Test form but have played weaker teams in recent games.

Sri Lanka Predicted Playing 11

Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Oshada Fernando, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Ramesh Mendis, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Embuldeniya, Praveen Jayawickrama

IND vs SL Team Form in Last Five Matches


SL : W W W D D

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India vs Sri Lanka Head to Head

India have a very strong Test record against Sri Lanka and have never lost to them in this format at home.

IND vs SL Head to Head Stats in Tests

  Matches Played IND Won SL Won Tie Draw
Overall 44 20 7 0 17
Last 5 5 3 0 0 2

India vs Sri Lanka Betting Odds

The bookies have the hosts as heavy favourites to win the Test and go 1-0 up in the series.

Who will win India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Match?

Two of the top three Test run scorers from 2021 will be on show in this Test with both captains featuring on the list. We expect to see some big scores in this Test.

India vs Sri Lanka Betting Rate

Team Namebetway1xbetbet365
Sri Lanka13.0013.513.00
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India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Top Team Batsmen

Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal are our batting tips for India. Sharma averages 46.87 and has scored 8 centuries in this format.

Dimuth Karunaratne, Angelo Mathews and Pathum Nissanka are our batting recommendations for Sri Lanka. Nissanka averaged 43.30 in his first year of Test cricket in 2021.

Odds for Top Team Batsmen

Top Team Batsmanbetway1xbetbet365
Virat Kohli (IND)3.603.393.40
Rohit Sharma (IND)3.753.593.60
Mayank Agarwal (IND)5..504.324.33
Dimuth Karunaratne (SL)4.253.503.50
Angelo Mathews (SL)4.504.324.33
Pathum Nissanka (SL)5.004.504.50
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India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Top Team Bowlers

For India, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Jasprit Bumrah are our bowling tips. Ashwin took 8 wickets in his last Test in India.

For Sri Lanka, Praveen Jayawickrama, Lasith Embuldeniya and Suranga Lakmal are our bowling tips. Embuldeniya took 5-35 in his last Test bowling innings.

Odds for Top Team Bowlers

Top Team Bowlersbetway1xbetbet365
Ravichandran Ashwin (IND)3.503.393.40
Ravindra Jadeja (IND)3.753.503.50
Jasprit Bumrah (IND)3.753.743.75
Praveen Jayawickrama (SL)3.003.503.50
Lasith Embuldeniya (SL)3.003.593.60
Suranga Lakmal (SL)4.335.505.50
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🏆 India vs Sri Lanka Prediction

This should be a fascinating Test Match between India, under a new captain, and Sri Lanka, who have an excellent recent Test record. If Sri Lanka win the toss and post a big first innings total then the game could be close but overall we are predicting a victory for India

Posted On 6th March 2022 04:10:39 PM
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