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India will aim to extend their dominance sans regular skipper Virat Kohli when they face Sri Lanka in the opener of the three-match One-day International (ODI) rubber at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala on Sunday.

Kohli had asked for a break ahead of the challenging tour to South Africa later this month and, in his absence, vice-captain Rohit Sharma will take over the reins of the Men in Blue.

With predictions of widespread rain and snow threatening the opener, the toss could play a crucial role in the outcome of the tie.

Having won five straight bilateral series apart from reaching the Champions Trophy final, a 3-0 win will put India atop the ICC ODI rankings, overtaking South Africa.

The last time India faced Sri Lanka in one-dayers, it swept aside the island nation 5-0.

Going into the contest, the Sri Lankans will need to deal with a formidable batting line-up comprising Rohit, Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh Karthik, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Hardik Pandya. Kedar Jadhav will, however, be missing the match due to a hamstring injury and has been replaced by Tamil Nadu all-rounder Washington Sunder in the side.

While the opening slot seems locked with Rohit and Shikhar Dhawan at the top, Rahane is likely to get a chance at No 3 with Kohli given a much-needed rest.

However, if Dhawan, who was down with viral fever on Friday, pulls out, then Rahane could be seen opening the innings.

It will be a sweet headache for the team management to choose between Manish Pandey and Shreyas Iyer, with Jadhav missing out.

All-rounder Pandya will continue to be a vital cog in India's wheel as he completes what has been an exceptional year in international cricket for him.

The bowling department will be led by the pace duo of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah while Pandya will provide the services of the third seamer. It will be interesting to see if newcomer Siddharth Kaul is included in the playing XI at the HPCA Stadium, which is expected to aid swing bowling.

With the conditions favouring the seamers, it looks very likely that India could go in with one specialist wrist spinner between Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav despite having an extra finger-spin option in Axar Patel.

On the other hand, fresh from a great fightback which saw them drawing the third Test in Delhi, the Sri Lankans will expect their senior players, Angelo Mathews and Upul Tharanga to lead the way.

For the islanders, the return of Kusal Perera and Asela Gunaratne after recovering from injuries will bolster their middle order.

The tourists will also bank on young batsman Dhananjaya de Silva, who scored a fighting century in the third Test that helped his side force a draw in Delhi.

As far as the odd match-timings of 11:30 AM in a day-night encounter are concerned, they were adjusted after considering the inclement weather in mountains, and the due factor is expected to play a significantly on the mind of the captain who wins the toss.

Here's everything you need to know about the India vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI in Dharamsala:

Where will the 1st match of the ODI series between India and Sri Lanka be played?

The 1st match of the ODI series between India and Sri Lanka will be played at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala.

Which channel will telecast the live coverage of the 1st ODI between India and Sri Lanka live on TV?

The 1st ODI between India and Sri Lanka will be broadcast live on Star Sports 1/HD and 3/HD.

What time does the live coverage of the 1st match of the ODI between India and Sri Lanka start?

The live broadcast of the 1st ODI between India and Sri Lanka will start at 11:30 AM IST. The time has been reduced due to the weather conditions in the region.

How to watch the live streaming of the 1st match of the ODI series between India and Sri Lanka?

The live streaming 1st ODI between India and Sri Lanka is available on hotstar.


Here are the probable XIs of both teams:

India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan/Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik, Manish Pandey/Kuldeep Yadav, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal.

Sri Lanka: Upul Tharanga, Danushka Gunathilaka, Sadeera Samarawickrama/Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Asela Gunaratne, Thisara Perera (c), Chathuranga de Silva/Sachith Pathirana/Dushmantha Chameera, Akila Dhananjaya, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep.


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