Colombo: With a little over 24 hours left for the start of the India versus Sri Lanka series, former cricketer Wasim Jaffer – who is quite a sensation on social space – made a prediction ahead of the first ODI at Colombo on Sunday. Jaffer picked as favourites to win the ODI and T20I series.

“Even though it is a second-string Indian side and a lot of main players are missing, I would still say the Indian team is the favorite to win both the trophies the T20I and ODI. We are blessed with such good talent and potential, I would say the Indians are favorites to win both series,” Jaffer said in a video on his YouTube channel.

Hailing India as a strong side, Jaffer reckoned there is no problem with regulars like Shikhar Dhawan, Hardik Pandya and Yuzvendra Chahal in the mix.

“It’s a very strong team, there’s no doubt. A lot of these players are ODI regulars: like Shikhar Dhawan, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvi, and Yuzvendra Chahal,” he added.