IND vs SL T20I series: 3 reasons why Shikhar Dhawan led Indian Team start outright favourites in T20I series against Sri Lanka: Shikhar Dhawan-led Indian team is breathing fire in their ongoing tour to Sri Lanka. The ‘second-string’ Indian team as tagged by many, has performed admirably even under pressure showing character and winning the ODI series 2-0. In the 3rd ODI, with six changes and five debuts, the Rahul Dravid coached side is on top. With three-match T20I series starting from July 25, India will be favourites against Dasun Shanaka-led side.
Here at InsideSport, we put some lights on reasons as to why India start outright favourites in the upcoming shortest format of the series.
IND vs SL T20I series: Sri Lanka’s eclipsed T20I record
Sri Lanka’s recent record in the shortest format of the game is massively disappointing. Of the 10 T20I matches, Lankans have managed to win just one match. The sack of the poor record streak (9 losses in 10 matches) would be a heavy toll on the Sri Lankan side.
India’s noteworthy T20I form
Of the recent 10 T20I matches, India have won 6, lost three while one concluded in a tie. Compared to the opponents, India stand on cloud nine with such a record. Besides, with the Indian Team already coming into the series after winning the ODI series, they would weigh heavy on Lankans in the shortest format of the game.
IND vs SL T20I series: India’s triumphing T20I record against Sri Lanka
History is a witness that India have completely dominated Sri Lanka even in the T20I format of the game. The neighbouring countries have clashed a total of 19 times against each other in the T20 games. India have returned victorious on 13 occasions, Sri Lanka have won 5 times and one match concluded in no result. Such stark numbers make India favourites against Lankans in the shortest format of the game.
Familiar playing conditions
Having played 3 ODI matches at the same venue- R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, the Indian Team is well acclimatized to the conditions and track of the venue. The known conditions could see India rise fairly as favourites in the T20I series against the Lankans.
IND vs SL T20I series: 3 reasons why Shikhar Dhawan led Indian Team start outright favourites in T20I series against Sri Lanka